Samsung Galaxy S IV vs Apple iPhone 5 – Comparison
With the recent unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S IV on March 15th, the demand for Samsung products have gone through the roof. Samsung’s main rival at the moment is Apple, who is at the top of mountain in terms of smartphones being sold. The iPhone 5 which was released about seven months ago is Apple’s top notch smartphone at the present time. How does the Samsung Galaxy S IV stand against the IPhone 5.
Apple has dominated the smartphone market over recently with the iPhone 4S being its number one sold product, beating the iPhone 3GS. However Samsung is not too far behind in terms of sales numbers, the Samsung Galaxy S III was the number one phone sold in China in the year of 2012, granting Samsung an 18% market share in China while Apple only had an 11% market share. With that being said, let’s take an in depth look comparison between these two smartphones to see which one comes out on top.
The Samsung Galaxy S IV offers a five inch display that works at a resolution of 1080 x 1920 which roughly equates to 441 pixels per inch. The Galaxy S4 display is amazing in terms of entertainment and overall quality. The IPhone 5 however offers a display of 4 inches that works on a resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels which is substantially less than what the Samsung Galaxy S IV has to offer. In regards to entertainment value the Galaxy S IV is the obvious choice. The IPhone 5 display resolution does not even come close to the quality of the Samsung Galaxy S IV’s monstrous 1080 x 1920 resolution.
When speculation and rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S IV were running rampant across the internet, it was said that the smartphone would have an eight core processing unit. At the time most people thought it was a fool’s belief, however Samsung proved most of them wrong. The Samsung Galaxy S4 has two Quad core processors. The Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 and the quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7. The sheer power incorporated in the processing power of the Samsung Galaxy S IV is phenomenal and no smartphone besides the Galaxy S4 has such a processing unit. The IPhone 5 comes with a singular dual-core 1.2 GHz processor which equates to only one fourth of the power the Galaxy S IV can achieve. The winner in the processor department is clearly the Samsung Galaxy S IV.
Apple has been known to not allow users to tamper with the amount of storage capacity that is allocated within each iPhone’s unit. The same case is with the IPhone 5 which comes in three different storage capacities. 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB are the three different version of the IPhone 5 one can purchase. However these phones do not support MicroSD cards. It also comes in three different storage capacities, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. However the 16GB and 32GB versions have microSD support which would allow the total memory to reach the 64GB threshold. The Galaxy S4 clearly offers customers more options in saving money. In terms of RAM allocation as support for the processors, Galaxy S4 has a total of 2GB’s of RAM. While the iPhone 5 has only 1GB worth of RAM which is half of what the Samsung Galaxy S IV has to offer.
The Samsung Galaxy S IV has a 13 megapixel camera that works on maximum resolution of 4128 x 3096 pixels. Only a handful of smartphones have managed to incorporate such a great camera into their specific designs and the IPhone 5 is not one of them. The IPhone 5’s camera is meager compared to the Samsung Galaxy S IV with an 8 megapixel camera that works on a resolution of 3264×2448 pixels. The differences between quality are blatantly visible, the Samsung Galaxy S IV wins in regards to the camera.
The Samsung Galaxy S IV has knocked the iPhone 5 out of the water. Apple did not manage to get the same number of sales for the IPhone 5 that they achieved with the iPhone 4S. This may very well be because of the Samsung Galaxy S IV being able to top everything that the IPhone is capable of doing at the moment. However in comparison of the Samsung Galaxy S IV and the IPhone 5, the contest is very one sided. The IPhone 5 holds nothing against the Samsung Galaxy S IV and Apple needs to rework its age old formula. The Samsung Galaxy S IV is the clear victor.