Samsung Galaxy S4 is coated with a plastic body with a removable battery. On the other hand, iPhone 5 is equipped with a metallic aluminum and glass body. On the basis of looks and design, iPhone 5 is rated above Galaxy S4 because of its metallic body. The dimensions of Galaxy S4 measure 69.8 x 136.6mm, whereas that of iPhone 5 is 59 x 124mm. The thickness of both these phones match as iPhone 5 measures 7.6 mm and Galaxy S4 measures 7.9mm. However, iPhone 5 leads the way in terms of weight, as it measures 112 grams, whereas Galaxy S4 weighs 130 grams. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the latest in the increasingly popular line of Galaxy phones from the Korean manufacturer. Rather than simply offering a few improvements over its predecessor, the Galaxy S3, it completely blows its rivals away with impeccable screen, powerful processor, and brilliant camera as well as some unique features.
Donâ€™t expect to pick one up at budget prices but do expect to enjoy the best of virtually all mobile phone feature worlds with this device. This era is marked with the introduction of various smartphone devices where there is an extreme competition between the smartphone makers. Of all the smartphones launched this season, the most anticipated phones, Samsung Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5 are leading the way by registering thumping sales over the time. Both these phones have swept the market, thanks to their incredible features. Making a comparison among these phones is a difficult task as both are incredible at their end. However, here are some points of comparison brought about by us: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom deals are available in the market. These are pre-book orders as the phone hasn?t launched yet. The offer is lucrative as it is from leading network carriers including EE, the largesse 4G LTC network of UK.
The offer includes lowest monthly rental, free data usage, unlimited calling minutes and texts and discounts on roaming calls. Also the phone is offered free. The battery life of iPhone 5 is measured at 1440 mAh which is irremovable. On the other hand, the battery life of Samsung Galaxy S4 is larger and is clocked at 2,600 mAh. Thus, Samsung Galaxy S4can be operated for longer hours than iPhone 5 on the trot.
Screen – Its predecessor, the Galaxy S3, has always been compared to the likes of HTC Droid Dna when it comes to screen size. And the Samsung Galaxy S4 has a 5-inch full high-definition Super AMOLED display with 1,920×1,080 pixel screen resolution. This also means a 441 pixels per inch which is slightly and insignificantly less than that of HTC One’s 468ppi. A lot of consumers use their smartphones to browse the web or visit their social network sites like their computers, so a bigger screen would be an advantage. The Super Amoled is also known to be power efficient which is a big deal when it comes to smartphones.
Body – You can expect this new phone to be much lighter because of its material. It still has the round edges and the physical home button which a lot of consumers will find it familiar. The S4’s dimension is 5.4 inches tall and 2.7 inches wide and weighs 4.6 ounces.On its release date, it will be available in black mist and white frost but we can expect a lot more colors in the coming months. And it features the Gorilla Glass 3 for a long-lasting device.
Camera – When we are looking to buy a new smartphone, one of our biggest considerations is the camera. We are in a time when we take and share a lot of photos through social media and Samsung understands this a lot. Another thing that consumers are super excited about is that the Galaxy S4 has a 13 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash and high-speed shutter mode and at the front is a 2 megapixel cam. You will now be able to take stunning photos and videos in full high-definition.
What makes it different from other smartphones is that you can use both at the same time. But the most impressive thing about it is that the front camera can be used to control the phone such as with the Smart Pause where the video you are watching will be paused when you look away, and will resume playing when you look back to the screen. This is pretty neat and cool.
Memory – You will have the option of going for 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB, however, carriers have not announced on which variant they are going to offer. Also, there is a microSD card slot so you can add more 64GB if you need it and a free cloud storage from Dropbox.
Better Battery – A lot of consumers complain that their phone doesn’t last a day without charging. But with the S4’s 2,600 mAh and power-saving features, you will get to enjoy longer talk time and standby time. According to some S4 Galaxy owners, they can get through the day and have at least 10 percent left after normal usage. It also comes with a removable battery which can be very useful for those who travel a lot and use their phones more often for work. You can just buy an extra battery and not worry about it at all.
Processor – The Galaxy S4 has the latest and most powerful processor to date. Each region will have either the Exynos 5 Octa processor or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 60Both the U.S. and U.K. is believed to get the Snapdragon 600 quad-core at 1.9 GHz. OS – It will run on none other than the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean which will make Google’s hottest apps and services easily accessible. Another new feature that would get you excited is Group Play where you can share photos, music, and documents to another S4 user and you can also play multi-player games with it.
Both these phones have conceded to come in 16/32/64 GB variants. However, there are rumors regarding the limited storage capacity of Samsung Galaxy S4, which is contributed to the consumption of space by Android operating system. Therefore, iPhone 5 wins the race here also.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a powerful smartphone that not only competes with the likes of the HTC One X, which is a great phone in itself, but blows it away in virtually all departments. At risk of upsetting Apple lovers, we would have to say that it also blows away the current line of iPhone and Apple will have to step up its game if it wants to compete on a level par once again.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a smartphone manufactured by Samsung Electronics. It was announced in New York City on March 14, 2013 as the successor to the Samsung Galaxy S III. The phone has many distinguishing software features such as Air Gesture, Smart Stay, and Smart Scroll; a 13-megapixel back camera, and a 5-inch (130 mm) 1080p display. It is the first TCO certified smartphone. The S4 has two major variants, one featuring a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and the other featuring a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa. The Exynos 5 Octa version features the first big.LITTLE architecture central processing unit (CPU) but does not have LTE connectivity. The CPU has eight cores, four of which can be active at one time to emulate a quad-core processor.
You may have noticed that the Samsung Galaxy S4 continues the tradition of being a massive phone. In fact, at first glance, it is difficult to tell whether it really is a mobile phone. Gone are the days of producing smaller and smaller devices because we want our mobile phones to be able to do so much more. We want to be able to call and text people, sure, but we also want to be able to answer and compose emails, surf the Internet, play racing games, and even look for and book local restaurants.
The S4 was made available in late April 2013 on 327 networks worldwide and in 155 countries. Upon its release, it became the fastest selling smartphone in Samsung’s history, with 10 million devices sold as of May 22, 2013. Google released a version of the U.S. Galaxy S4 running stock Android with Samsung-provided updates. Samsung has announced that they will be releasing a “mini” variant of the S4, a “Zoom” variant, and an “Active” variant with a water resistant IP 67 case, shock resistance, and an 8 megapixel camera. On June 17, 2013 JK Shin, vice president of Samsung Mobile announced that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is to have another variant with LTE-Advanced connection, which is twice the speed of 4G LTE.
There are plenty of entertainment as well as productivity features included as standard. These include a versatile media player and a document viewer which is compatible with MS Office documents. Being an Android operated smartphone; it comes with the standard package of Google features such as Google search, Maps and Gmail.