Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 6 (Rumours): 2014's Biggest Sellers Compared

Vs Paul Briden 16:04, 17 Apr 2014

What's in store for Samsung Galaxy and iPhone fans with the next generation? We take a look at all the rumours so far

Samsung has now unveiled its latest flagship, the Galaxy S5. While we won’t have a definitive conclusion on the specs and features of the next Apple iPhone, the iPhone 6 or iPhone Air, until Apple officially speaks around September, there’s enough going round on the rumour mill to get an impression of what it might be like. We thought we’d compare the Galaxy S5 with its forthcoming rival based on current rumours.

As usual, we need to reiterate that this comparison, as far as the iPhone 6 is concerned, is entirely based on rumours, internet gossip, trends and observed manufacturer habits - it is not gospel! Things may change before release or be inaccurate and we are doing this to get a working impression of how things could stack up. This is not intended to be conclusive. It's just a bit of speculative fun.

Build and Design

Despite earlier rumours to the contrary, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is not a massive revolutionary leap for the brand in terms of design. The screen has not expanded much, and as a result the bodywork has only expanded a little in all directions, just about enough to notice when the phone is placed side-by-side with its predecessor.

The corners are a little squarer, although on slightly – it’s still a very rounded-off shape on the whole. While that rumoured metallic build hasn’t emerged, the silver (plastic) surround now has a ridged texture as seen on the Galaxy Note 3, meanwhile the back panel has a matte finish and a dimpled texture.

There’s also a cover on the microUSB port, a telltale sign of the IP67 dust and water proofing.

Repeated rumours surrounding the iPhone 6 claim it will be the largest iPhone yet in order to accommodate a bigger 4.8-inch or 5-inch full HD 1080p display panel. 

It’ll likely be a similar move to what Samsung has done with its recent flagships, cramming a larger display into a body that’s much the same size as their predecessors.

For the iPhone 6, there's been no talk of any rugged or water resistant features in the same vein as the Galaxy S5. However, we could again be looking at two variants launched simultaneously, with talk of a 4.5-inch standard model and a larger phablet device.

However, the most recent snippets of info claim we'll see the thinnest iPhone to date with a chassis only 6mm thick. It's also said it will be called the iPhone Air as a result of this slimming and in keeping with the iPad Air re-branding.

To go with said murmurings, pictures have also emerged which are said to be the iPhone 6/iPhone Air's metallic body.

There's been an increasing number of rumours lately suggesting that, like Samsung, Apple may opt to launch two iPhone 6 variants in September 2014. Last year, the company revealed the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C - a plastic, lower-cost model.

Allegedly, that idea is being scrapped in favour of a regular iPhone 6 and a larger phablet model - but in either case we're not expecting to see much plastic this time round. We've heard all kinds of sizes thrown around, from 4.5-inches and 4.7-inches at the smaller end, up to 4.8-inches, 5-inches, 5.5-inches and 5.7-inches for that larger model. The most consistent rumours though, point to a 4.5-inch standard edition and a 4.8-inch "phablet".

Rumours also persist of bezel-less edge-to-edge display technology, so even if we do see a larger phablet it should not be a "massive" phone as Apple is sure to try to keep the chassis as compact as possible - similar to the iPad Air and iPad Mini.

Storage

You can pretty much guarantee that the iPhone 6 will share the same basic set of storage options as every iPhone prior – 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. We've also heard talk of a higher capacity 128GB variant - with more rival devices now offering 128GB on microSD, it seems even more likely Apple will bump up the onboard space.

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 comes with either 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage plus microSD support for cards up to 128GB.

If the iPhone 6 comes with microSD support then start looking out for other signs of the Apocalypse.

However, there is a wee bit of a problem with the Galaxy S5. Famously, Samsung's Galaxy S4 only offered about 9GB of user-available storage with the 16GB model after TouchWiz took its share of the pie. With the Galaxy S5, this appears to have become an even bigger issue as early reports indicate the 16GB model has just under 8GB to play with. Suddenly that support for massive microSD reserves makes a lot more sense.

That said, some more evidence has arisen claiming the S5 will contain less bloatware than its predecessor.

According to GottaBeMobile, the handset is going to beat the Galaxy S4 for the amount of useable memory on board. Previous reports about there only being 8GB of storage on the S5 are from hands-on time with the device at Mobile World Congress, but it seems that some of the software installed for the expo will leave the handset before it hits shelves.

There was “Unpacked” software on each device at the conference which wont make its way onto the real devices and should give each handset an extra 2GB of storage. If this report is correct that’ll mean each handset has 10.7GB to play with after TouchWiz and other apps are pre-loaded.

You can also get your hands on a MicroSD card up to 128GB meaning you could even have space on your 32GB device for  154GB of content.

Display

We've covered the varying and sometimes contradictory issue of display sizes for the iPhone 6 (or its possible pair of size variants) in the design section already, but the actual tech being used is an interesting subject all on its own.

Apple filed a couple of patents in recent months, one referring to "quantum dot" displays which could produce richer and more natural colour. The other points to a wrap-around Sapphire Glass "tube" design which could make interacting with the iPhone 6 a 360-degree affair.

While the wrap-around display rumours appear to have trailed off somewhat, the talk of Sapphire Glass has only increased, suggesting it's possible we'll see the ultra-strong material cladding the front of the next iPhone. Interestingly, there's also a lot of whispers saying Apple has figured out a way of embedding solar panels into the display to continuously top-up the battery.

Some analysts say that while Apple has been using Sapphire on its prototypes we shouldn't expect the production models to feature the material, however, reportedly it's too expensive for mass manufacturing. It's known that Apple has invested large sums of cash into Sapphire manufacturing partners, even going as far as to buy a load of furnaces, but whether this is just for its camera lens cover and TouchID button cover (which already use Sapphire) is not clear. A report from Forbes seems certain Sapphire will be on the display though, analysing the expected cost of Sapphire displays and the investment figures showing what Apple has put into Sapphire production - allegedly the scale of the figures implies it can't really be for any other purpose.

Samsung’s display has enlarged ever-so-slightly from the Galaxy S4’s 5-inch panel to 5.1-inches and has remained Super AMOLED with a full HD 1920x1080 pixel resolution. This should result in a pixel density of 430 pixels-per-inch (ppi) for some sharp image quality and Samsung’s tech consistently delivers great colour, brightness and contrast.

Processor and Performance

What are the certainties here? Well, Apple will definitely continue to push its 64-bit architecture and the iPhone 6 will be far enough away that it’ll be a new chip, probably the usual “twice as fast” as the previous one, regardless of whether it’s called A7X or A8.

TSMC has been linked as Apple’s key supplier for A8 chipsets and is now apparently mass-producing the chipset ahead of the handset’s launch later this year, alongside Apple’s long-rumoured iWatch. So why did Apple ditch Samsung?

Reports suggest Samsung was struggling to meet Apple’s demands for the 20nm chipset. There are of course political motivations, too. Although a report from 9to5Mac suggests this isn’t the case, citing “production issues” are the deciding factor. 

Less predictable are the remaining details.

While Apple could make the push from its current 1.3GHz dual-core with 1GB RAM to something beefier the company has demonstrated it’s not really about that kind of progression, so it seems doubtful unless there’s some new feature it really feels needs the extra grunt.

Samsung’s release details are a little lacking in, er...detail. Fortunately some clever types have done some digging and found that Samsung has opted for a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz, with 2GB of RAM and an updated Adreno 330 GPU. This is certainly fast, but not the 64-bit leap forward some were expecting, nor is it a Snapdragon 805 - Qualcomm's more fearsome chip pegged to appear inside rival devices in the coming months.

It's slightly odd to find 2GB of RAM rather than the expected 3GB, which would have brought things in line with Samsung's Galaxy Note 3.

Camera

Not much has been said of the iPhone 6’s camera setup, but if Apple’s iPhone 5S launch is anything to go by the company seems pretty set on the “less is more” approach as it’s still using an 8-megapixel iSight back-illuminated sensor (BSI) with some clever tweaks to pre and post capture processing and a True Tone dual-LED white/amber flash.

Apple may end up using the same setup again, or, being drastic, we could see a 13-megapixel snapper in its place. 

What’s more a new patent filed by Apple suggests the new imaging technology inside the iPhone 6 – or Air, or whatever it’s called – could feature Lytro-like capabilities.   

Lytro is a type of camera which allows you to capture an image and then dynamically select (and re-select) a focal point at a later date. This form of witchcraft is achieved using something called "plenoptic" technology, and the idea is you can just shoot an image and then re-focus it later. 

Apple's patent details a "digital camera including refocusable imaging mode adaptor", according to AppleInsider. While no specific mention has been made of the iPhone 6, Apple will need to continue to enhance its camera technology in order to remain competitive.

Apple’s approach to the iPhone 5s of tweaking the software and refining the sensor has been met with critical acclaim across the board. Next time around it’s possible Apple could add in more megapixels – potentially 13-MP – but where all the real action takes place is likely to be inside the sensor and with the software. 

Steve Jobs met with Lytro's founder to discuss a partnership prior to his death. This patent was filed in September 2011 and numerous sources claim many of Apple's products released since Jobs passed away were developed in accordance to roadmaps laid out by the late-CEO. So, in this context, it's entirely feasible the iPhone 6, complete with a Lytro-like camera, could be part of his posthumous plan.

With the Galaxy S5, the camera forms one of the most substantial updates on the device. Where the Galaxy S4 was a bit gimmicky in this regard, the Galaxy S5 actually introduces useful and interesting features to give it a good deal of appeal.

The sensor is a 16-megapixel setup with 4K video capture capability. There’s also a rather cool “Selective Focus” mode, which sounds quite similar to a Lytro camera and can allow you to capture an image before selecting a focal point later. Other neat tricks include a 0.3 second capture speed and “HDR Live”, which lets you see how HDR will change your image before you capture it.

However, Samsung's Selective Focus is unlikely to be as sophisticated as Apple's Lytro-like setup. The reason is that Samsung's Galaxy S5 simply takes a series of about five shots at different focal points and lets you cycle between them. True Lytro cameras use a depth sensor to actually sweep spatial data throughout the scene, which means a finer level of control when selecting focal points in post-capture editing.

Battery

Rumours originally pointed toward Apple using solar panels inside the Sapphire Glass display. It would mean the handset could charge itself whilst using the sun’s energy. It would be a great breakthrough in battery technology if it was true but another leak seems to have proved it wrong.

Images and information from Chinese site MyDrivers.com suggests there will be a normal battery between 1,700mAh and 2,000mAh. It’s a vast improvement on the battery inside the iPhone 5s which was 1,570mAh. That itself was a step up from the 1,440mAh battery in the iPhone 5.

The battery inside the Samsung Galaxy S5 is more powerful at 2,800mAh. You have to remember though there’s a much bigger, beautiful display to power so that’ll already eat up the extra juice. That said, we still want an improvement on Apple’s next battery, we hope it’ll be closer to the 2,000mAh if possible.

Other hardware and features

Apple’s pretty much committed itself to continuing with its Touch ID fingerprint scanner tech, so it’s highly likely it will show up again in the iPhone 6. Could its functionality be expanded past unlocking the phone and purchases in iTunes though? We would hope so.

Apple may also make greater use of its iBeacons technology, its own bespoke alternative to NFC.

The Cupertino phone giant appears to be working on eye-related technologies. Samsung already has its eye-tracking which enables the screen to power on or off depending on whether you’re looking at it, and a feature which lets you scroll webpages with your eyes.

Apple is thought to be coming up with a similar feature, according to reports.

A recent set of rumours for the iPhone 6 claims Apple is hard at work on a mobile payment service to rival Google Wallet. Allegedly the company has been in talks with multiple retail brands, payment companies and banks in order to prepare the ground for this new service. It's been suggested this would expand on Touch ID, but aside from this there's very little idea of how such a system might manifest.

Samsung may get a bit of flak, as it seems the rumours were true that it’s implementing a Touch ID-like fingerprint scanner embedded in the Galaxy S5’s Home key. When calibrated this allows you to unlock the phone, but Samsung has also inked a deal with PayPal to allow for transactions, so it does have one-up on Apple in that regard.

There’s also an additional fingerprint point on the rear of the phone designed to work in conjunction with the S-Health 3.0 app in order to monitor your heart rate. Another interesting feature is the ability to leverage both Wi-Fi and 4G simultaneously to boost downloading to super-fast speeds.

Lastly, Samsung has implemented many of the Android 4.4 KitKat changes for the Galaxy S5, including a streamlined UI with transparent elements and re-designed icons. You also get the “Ok Google” Google Now voice command input as seen on the Nexus 5.

Release Date

Getting your hands on the handset is always a bonus. With the Samsung Galaxy S5 it’s possible already. It’s available in 125 countries across the globe with more to follow, it’s the largest Samsung smartphone launch ever following the 60 countries the S4 was launched in.

Alongside the Galaxy S5 comes with wearables, the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. In the UK you can pick up the handset for £579 SIM-Free or on contract with a number of networks. The wearables are available as well for £199 each.

Meanwhile, Apple’s iPhone 6 is still a long way off. It’s likely we are looking at an August or September announcement for the new iPhone and then a release shortly after. There have been rumours of an earlier announcement to give more time between two versions of the handset being released but nothing has been confirmed by Apple.

If you need your handset upgrade right now, Samsung have the advantage of being available from pretty much every retailer you need – today. With Apple’s iPhone you’ve still got a bit of a wait...

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apple sucks

Rub MA brain!!!

Apple and samsung sucks. Waiting for what the Phonebloks bring us from motorola

samsung sucks apple rules

Apple has painted themselves into a corner on screen size. They've spent the last year claiming that big screens suck blah blah thumb usage blah blah. I'll laugh out loud when they then go to the same screen sizes Sammy has been using for years.

Apple - same bullshit like the first iPhone. So you don't need iPhone 6, even iPhone 10 will look almost the same like the first iPhone. Samsung features are just amazing. No one would have thought about controlling a phone without pressing it and with hand movements in the air. Future is going to be awesome. Apple - go hide in the closet.

so does your mum, on my apples

ever learn to shut up

No

U shut up

Apple Bravooo

Samsung is best.

Should definitely be waterproof and dust proof as standard like the S4 Active. Also being able to use while wearing glove is another cool feature of the S4 Active that should be standard

Agreed. I kinda think it's a bit absurd by now that waterproofing and other durability tech isn't just an expected standard on most flagships. It shouldn't be a unique selling point any more. It's 2013 for Pete's sake!

Just buy an iphone 4 same as the iphone 5. They even have the same amount of RAM sad but true.

apple sucks samsung rules i bought an ipod 5 and it sucks!

both are best smart phones

Apple bad!

Apple sucks!

Samsung galaxy the best! Apple I phone is just a piece of crap! How should you compare a crap with the King Samsung Galaxy S4 !

Samsung the best

let me guess the S5 will be 64 bit and have a gold color option? Samesung at it again. If Apple didn't introduce the original iphone we would all still have flip phones. Apple is the best. Have fun with your laggy galaxy crap. You can't even fit the phone in your pocket.

''IPhone5s-Forward Thinking'' Yeah Right.It's been the same bloody thing in a new nutcase every year.

i dont get whats the point of giving phone a 64bit capability when it wont make much of difference in performance with 1 gb of ram. to trualy see the difference with 64bit cpu have at least 4gb of ram. apple is always same with performance and design every year. at least samsung is boosting the performance with each phone as the plastic design feels cheap but the power feels new and premium

Probably this time Samsung is including fingerprint but I will suggest them to include two options In samsung galaxy s6. (the fingerprint and lris scanner)

This time Samsung is Including fingerprint but I will suggest them to include two options in Samsung s6 both lris scanner and fingerprint in same smartphone

They should make 64gb standard and increase battery size. Apple's logic: 8gb(400$)<16gb(500$)<32gb(600$)<64gb(700$). *Wait a minute* an extra +8gb is 100$ ,then an extra 16gb and you still add a 100$?..so why is the 8gb extra so expensive???????

samsung copied and is copying and will copy everything from apple

apple's A7 is the best snapdragon 800 is like Apple's A6 ship
snmsung is bad and sucks

I'm sorry but based on rumours the S5 will smash the iphone 6 if the best are true

Absolute rubbish

Apple will copy Samsung with larger screens, smart watches, larger ram, oh and the iPhone 5c is nothing like older samsung models.

I want Apple quality with Samsung freedom. I'm tired of the Orwellian Apple future.

Goggle Nexus 5!

they both push each other on, both have pros and cons but apple each year adds little upgrades to the same phone where as Samsung is always trying to provide the best with the strong hardware and listening to customers

de iphone is like poopoo in baby diaper.

something samsung users say to help them sleep at night

You know what..fu all.. Nokia 3210 the best phone ever ..all this smart phones are bulls*** . New phone every year..whats the point when contract is 2 years..you'll never be able to keep up with the technology... Soon ther'l be 2 phones every year and by 2020 you gona see samsung g s50 and iphone 101S

the 64bit processor does make a huge difference. Granted that many people are having the same thought as you that if the ram is under 4gb, it does not make a difference but if you look closely, apple has modified the processor a lot and with its 1gb, the iphone achieves highest benchmarks and it is all due to the 64 bit processing. The 64bit processor in the iphone is not the sam as that in a computer. Apple has tweaked and modified it to a great extent to make the processor a truly exceptional one.

and i suppose that all galaxy phones look different to you.....even all galaxy phones have the same basic design..and there are so many of them that you cant even tell which one is which.. i use a note 2 myself and don't think that your point is valid at all...at least apple has the sense of using high quality materials like aluminium in their design..all samsung uses is cheap plastic and i tell u this from experience...i switched to the note 2 only after my note 1 started to come apart after just 6 months of use...

larger screens are a growing trend..every brand is using large screens...apple does not have a smart watch but if it decides to make one in the future..you cant say it copied from samsung..if you say that..then i can also say that samsung copied smart watch from sony....larger ram has to be incorporated with the recent times in mind...oh and i suppose the fingerprint scanner in the galaxy s5 is not copied from the itouch id of iphone 5s...think before you speak..

apple has never once said that big screens "suck"..otherwise they wouldn't have made the ipad..

you are just saying that because you are a petty samsung enthusiast who does not know how to judge something impartially...i weep for you...

give one reason why...i bet u can't....and that is why i mock you and your good for nothing comment...oh yes...i also feel sorry for u...

why does apple suck...give me a valid reason...just because you use a samsung phone does not mean you have the right to say such things...give a reasonable explanation for your statement and i shall accept your statement...i myself have a note 1 and a note 2 but you don't see me posting such comments...explain yourself...and i shall consider that you are unaware of how things work and that is why you have posted the meaningless thing multiple times but if you fail to do so, then i shall think that you are simply brain dead and do not have anything better to do in your life...i truly feel sorry for you and your brain...tsk tsk tsk... :(

i like your thinking but there are ofcourse differences and it should depend on personal preference..don'e you think??

oh yess...and every galaxy launched is different from the other ones out there....you are a genius my friend..i will give you the noble prize..."The noble price for narrow mindedness"...

hahahahahaha......roflmao....you made me laugh soo hard..thank you...i give you the title "funniest man of the century"...take it cause its the most amount of respect you are going to get with that kind of thinking...

if it sucks...why did you buy it....nobody has forced you to buy anything..it is your personal choice and you can blame nobody for that....i suppose they they let you test things at the apple store...so you should have been intelligent enough to test out the thing before buying it...it is completely your fault and with such kind of comments...you are just making a fool of yourself

you are the most intelligent person i can see around here...i truly support you and find your comment very valid...thank you for saying something sensible in such a biased and ridiculous forum..

Its so sad how this comment section has degenerated to a big fanboy fest.

The iphone has gotten boring.
Apple is wonderful at creating and inventing
But Samsung takes apples creations and makes them better.

because they make better products.

guys plz make iPhone 6 water proof this time and bigger screen with more features

rubbish/disappointing s5, as ex f___king pected. not a tech whiz, but judging from the LOOK of s5 and rumors of iphone 6 pictures? samsung fans (i'm not saying android fans), time to wake up. apple is obviously better than s5. check this comment out, read it out loud and clear to yourself this coming april-june when the 6 comes out. slap your own faces while you're at it :)

yes, i admit that that iphone has gotten boring but if u look closely especially after the launch of s5, you will agree that iphone is the better choice..it looks absolutely superb and the aluminium gives it a premium feel...and when you look at the s5..u can at once tell that the build quality is bad...even the phone itself looks horrible..i am a samsung user myself and i admit that some phones by samsung are truly brilliant like the note 2 and the s4 but rest all are bogus. apart from that samsung takes apple's creations but has never made them better in any way..what you are doing is actually comparing ios to android...but if u switch off both phones and look at them, you will see that apple is the better choice.

i hope they will do so....

do not say samsung freedom....u should say android freedom....smasung does not provide you with and of the brilliant things in the os..it is all to google...

the s5 has been launched and surprise surprise...it has a gold colour option and fingerprint scanner...i bet that makes you look stupid as fuck...i laugh at you my friend...

So the S5 takes the two only good things from the iPhone 5s, oh no. Also decided against metal, no 64bit and the fingerprint scanner is behind screen and so will hopefully not break after a single use like the 5s scanner seems to do.

Fair enough.I think we can both agree that we disagree.

Ok, well, Samsung you can add memory as needed, unlimited really. You can change the battery or have a spare for if you're away from a power source (ie. camping). You can use any standard charger (ie. blackberry charger) You can use flash content. Samsung bigger screen is better for movies, games, photos etc. You could, if you were so inclined, get a lot of "content" for free. You don't have to jailbreak your phone (and void the warranty) to customize it. I think that Apple is just very restrictive and they make you PAY for everything, but they have a good product. Their strength is marketing. When Samsung had a bigger display, apple played it as if the phone was HUGE and therefore bad. IT HAS A BIGGER DISPLAY! That's a bad thing? LOL. Samsung uses plastic on their phones and they are lighter for that, probably more resilient because of it too, and that is a big problem? I'm not sure about the resiliency but from the drop tests that I saw on youtube, the Samsungs fared better. As for who copies who.. they both copy each other, come on. Nobody can say that either party is innocent of this.

clearly LOL

Apple like Mercedes
Samsung like Hyundai ;)

that sounds reasonable enough...i respect your opinion...

same old design boring of Samsung i had Samsung s4 and you know what people used to to ask me weather it s grand or s3...Have to wait for such a long time for software upgrade....It really sucks......Apple iPhone is awesome....And the name you can trust...

NO comparison pls. Samsung is like Suzuki and iPhone is a premium product like Austin martin... where as Samsung whole depends on Google(Android) not their original software...Try to appreciate... the worlds first smartphone maker...GUESS (APPLE iPhone)

they're both really average.

Maybe Apple was the first to use fingerprint scanning,but they didn't INVENT IT

Much better

I hate the iphone

I went n got the 5c and it was a waste of time I got rid of it 2weeks later n got a droid

i have not said that they "invented" it....i said that samsung used it in s5 just after apple used it in 5s...so i can deduce that samsung copied it from apple..and fingerprint scanning is not a common feature in smartphones and has first appeared on the iphone only. so based on these facts, we can conclude that even though it is not a necessity, samsung has still used it in the s5 just to copy apple...and i have used the word copy because apple is the 1st brand to use fingerprint scanning in phones.

think rationally...read my comment...i have explained everything in detail and as i am a samsung user myself..i think you cannot say that i am biased towards apple...i am just a practical person and think everything from a non biased point of view....

who says the 5s scanner breaks after a single use...i have been using my 5s since the day after it launched and it works perfectly well..i shall not comment on the s5 scanner as i have not used it yet..and if you have an iphone...u know that i am talking sense..and if u still decide to argue..then i have nothing to say to you except the fact that try to think more rationally...you will discover the answer yourself...

oh yes...the scanner on the s5 is not behind the screen...it is under the home button...get your facts straight.. :)

There have been a considerably high number of complaints and issues even from extreme apple fanboys about the fingerprint scanner not working. You are definitely not talking sense. Also What do you mean "think rationally you will discover the answer yourself?" you mean the fact apple is behind in many areas of smartphone technology and that Samsung and other manufacturers are clearly ahead in many areas.

Sapphire glass will be on the next iphone dont let this joker tell you otherwise its already on my LG G2 and its not that much cost prohibitive i miss my IOS interface. Though love the bigger screen!

not really

what do you mean behind in many areas...i will tell you exactly what apple lags in...screen size..not quality but size..and expandable storage...you cannot name a single more thing...go ahead and try...processors...camera sensors...build quality...looks...battery life...apple is superior in every aspect...the 64bit processor stacks up the highest benchmarks even with 1gb of ram...you cannot compare the iphone to any other on looks..it is simply brilliant..build quality is supreme with premium materials like aluminium while samsung uses cheap plastic...(and this i can tell from experience as i own a note 1 and a note 2 and they are not even one year old and are coming apart)..holding my iphone, i really get a premium feel which no other phone can give..the camera though a 8m one gives the clearest of images and shoots at a rate of 10fps..that is pro dslr territory..and the battery lasts 3 days with normal usage which beats all samsung phones out there...and you get all of this in such a neat and small phone..i don't know what else to say to you..i am letting you know that this will be my last comment as i can see that this going nowhere and i now know that you can't argue rationally..your comments are filled with opinions and not facts so i don't see the point in wasting my time arguing with you..i respect your opinion but i weep for you.. :)

Sad c**nts all of you get a life!

well it looks like your wallet aint full cuz otherwise it would

when you buy an iphone you get a 4 inch screen with 1400 mah battery, while if you buy a galaxy s4 for the comparison you recieve 5 inch screen with 2600 mah.
you recieve more for what you pay for. and if you say its charging slower because of the bigger battery, you can buy a stronger charger like the stock samsung charger you recieve when you buy the phone or the strong nokia charger.

well it looks like you only read this comment

exactly you are one of those girls who all there care about is looks instead of the features on the inside I have had both and as a young person I would say the galaxy has way more usefull features on my s3 the flash light is way brighter and frankly i have had no problems and my friends iphones have ad many

well he was going to be a bandwaginer like you but he realized the crappynes of apple

what he is say is that apple is coping samsung to #contexclues

hey y cant we say are both good cuz they are i wish they would come together with their strong points and that would truly be the best phone ever but greed is a hard thing to over come

#phones you tard

I have both and I perfer samsung because of its better features

have fun waiting in line cuz on april 11 I konw what im getting

To the die hard apple fan here. I'm a hardcore apple fan but more than that I'm one of the biggest tech people considered because I'm not biast. Anyways I have a iPhone 4S but realistically the lightning cord is horrible and ios7 is horrible. Of apple came out with sh** people who are blinded by loyalty like you would buy it. I may be switching because the direction apple is going is bad and not the way steve envisioned. It's about money for them and not quality so it's tragic because ios6 and the iPhone 4S with 30 pin cord is and will always be a legendary phone if only steve was still alive apple as a good tech company would still be alive but Tim cooks apple is going in the wrog direction.

That is not actually true. Apple parts are made from Samsung so that's not technically true. With the core of apple beig made by samsung.

Ew. Apple fan. But this rumoured iphone 6 looks so gross. The sides. I hope this isn't the actual design or I will go with Samsung S5 this year.

Apple wasn't the first to invent the fingerprint scanner.

apple is best

Your own comment proves you are not "one of the biggest tech people".

Both are good ok. It all comes down to what you like in a smartphone that's it. You can't go wrong with either one. Heck my brother swore up and down windows phones are the best. So come upgrade time my wife and I bought the Nokia 920, the most horrible restrictive phone I've ever had the displeasure of using but hey, different strokes for different folks i guess.

nice one brother

i believe that they are both very good brands but apple should improve like samsung did by adding dust resistant and water resistant to the samsung galaxy s5. APPLE needs to lift there game!

samsung didn't copy the name at all iphone 5s galaxy s5,samsung actualy had fingerprint scanner first and apple has been sued before for copying samsung.

So, i have read the comments and many of u people r just stupid. The iPhone is boring? Maybe. The Samsung is "new?" not really. Samsung simply modified the software ad made it look completely different. Does this make it better? Only if u r shallow minded and dont understand the fact that the iphone hasnt changed much becuz IT WORKED. The iOS platform is simple, and so far, unbeat. The Samsung HAS made its product more customizable becuz the battery is terrible, the memory it comes with is limited to garbage, and it is just a cheaper product in general. So by paying a little more, you dont have to worry about most of those things with the iPhone. People continue to say the Samsung is superior due to the screen size? Guess what? That is y the iPhone 6 will b bigger so u people can shut ur mouths. When it comes to processing power, they both have superior technologies, and therefore come out to be about equal. The same old iphone design? Did u people not read the article? The new iphone will b the thinnest phone ever with the screen taking up much more space, increasing screen size without increasing phone size.

samsung is the best phone with a lot of features and with a good amount of everything you can live your life a lot better with the samsung galaxy s 5. i used to first be an apple fan but i got to admit with the new samsung phone is too good for iphone. with the new samsung technology iphone 6 does not stand a chance.
it is all the truth.

No doubt
100% Galaxy S5
Never again iPhone

apple sucks !

Ur a fuckn idiot bcuz apple is coming out with a watch, its called the iwatch and will b released same time as the 6, and if anyone is copying its apple bcuz samsung came out with cell phones bfore apple did. Steve jobs made great phones and tried to stay away from suing big name brands n after he died apple try to sue everyone for copying but only won cases filed in America n not other countries. Who the fuck sues for copying with round corners? Cmon give me a break, if apple was square corner I wouldnt b surprised if they sue for that too. Apple is copying everything with bigger screens and bigger cameras and dont tell me its a growing trend, wat if I said samsung isnt copying bcuz gold colors and touch id is a growing trend

Omg if ur an iphone fanboy then u r the worst, they said big screens r pointless when they had the iphone 5s 5c announcement

Iphone is better? Scroll back up n look at the stats, even the htc has better stats then the iphone 5s lol

Actually u can jay, go to China or Taiwan and buy an iphone 5s there because the 5s in those countries have options of the iphone 5s running on kit kat 4.4.2 built in.

People,
Open your mind
Before I was iPhone fan but .... Sorry Apple
You are not anymore monopol and SAMSUNG are much much more
never again iPhone
NEVER
I change all my devices at home
And they work perfectly between
because they are not products of Apple
so simple

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the galaxy was released months before ipone get your facts straight

wow
reviewing a non existence phone ! I mean that is a wow !

are you an iphone maker?If so you just make an Iphone removeable battery....

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