Earlier Samsung unveiled Galaxy S5 and already in previous post I compared Samsung Galaxy S5 with Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy S4 & Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Apple iPhone 5S and now in this post I’m comparing Samsung Galaxy S5 with iPhone 5S along with discounted pricing. The most obvious differences between two devices are, the Samsung Galaxy S5 sports a plastic body, it has larger screen whereas the Apple iPhone 5s features a smaller screen and has a metal band around the edge.

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Design

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has soft-touch design with textured dots strewn across the backside for extra grip whereas the Apple iPhone 5S is made up of two-tone aluminium and glass back. The Samsung Galaxy S5 measures 5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32-inches, whereas the Apple iPhone measures 4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3-inches.

Display

The Samsung Galaxy S5 features a 5.1-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels whereas the Apple iPhone 5S features a 4-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels. The Samsung Galaxy S5 packs an ambient light sensor that will automatically adjust your brightness and contrast ratio based on your surroundings whereas the Apple iPhone 5s show limitations.

Processor And Memory

The Samsung Galaxy S5 powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU with 2GB of RAM and has internal storage of 16GB/32Gb but it is expandable to 64GB via microSD card whereas the Apple iPhone 5S powered by Apple’s dual-core 1.3GHz 64-bit A7 processor with 1GB of RAM and has internal storage of 16GB/32GB/64GB.

Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy S5 ships with Android 4.4.2 KitKat featuring Samsung’s TouchWiz skin, immersive mode for viewing full-screen content without any distractions., Samsung’s S Health fitness app has been refreshed which now lets you measure your heart rate by simply placing your finger on a monitor next to the phone’s rear LED flash. The app will use your heart rate to give you workout suggestions mid-routine, and will sync with your Gear 2, Gear Neo or Gear Fit watch. The Apple iPhone 5S runs on iOS 7, which brings a minimalist design and several new apps to Apple’s flagship. The Control Center provides an Android settings menu for adjusting brightness and Wi-Fi with a few quick swipes, while the new Notification Center puts all of your appointments and messages on a single screen. Apple’s virtual assistant Siri now provides a wider range of answers, and the revamped Safari app makes Web browsing on the iPhone an easier, cleaner experience.

Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S5 features a 16-MP rear camera with autofocus speed of 0.3 seconds, real-time HDR for capturing natural light and colour and 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera whereas the Apple iPhone 5S features a 8-megapixel rear camera with dual LED True Tone flash and 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera with FaceTime lens.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S5 packs 2800mAh battery and it come with battery saver mode, which brings the power usage down to the absolute minimum when activated whereas the Apple iPhone 5S packs 1560mAh battery and it lasts for weeks on standby.

GadgetGuide4U Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy S5 looks better when compared with Apple iPhone 5S. The Samsung Galaxy S5 has sharper screen, better camera and dynamic fingerprint reader when compared with Apple iPhone 5S.

Discounted Pricing Of Samsung Galaxy S5 and Apple iPhone 5S

Online Store

Samsung Galaxy S5

Apple iPhone 5S

Amazon U.S.

$699.99

$708.21

Amazon India

Not available

INR 48,150

Flipkart

Not available

INR 48,150

Comparing Samsung Galaxy S5 and Apple iPhone 5S

Features

Samsung Galaxy S5

Apple iPhone 5S

Screen

5.1-inch Super AMOLED display (1080 x 1920)

4.0-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of  640 x 1136 pixels

Processor

2.5GHz Quad core application processor coupled with Adreno 330

1.3GHz Dual core Apple A7 with 64-bit chip coupled with PowerVR G6430

Operating System

Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)

iOS 7 (7.x)

Memory

16/32GB internal memory expandable up to 64GB, 2GB RAM

1GB RAM, 16/32/64GB internal memory

Camera

16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 2.0-megapixel front-facing camera

8-megapixel rear-camera with dual LED flash and 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera

Camera Features

HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot & More

Black-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama

Other Features

IP67 dust and water Resistant, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Download Booster, S Health 3.0, Quick Connect, Private Mode, Kids Mode

Touch ID scanner

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO (2×2), Bluetooth 4.0 BLE/ANT+, USB 3.0, NFC, IR Remote

Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, n 5GHz, 4G LTE, HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC

Sensor

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture (R), Finger Scanner, Heart rate Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Dimension

142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm

123 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

145 gram

112 gram

Battery

2800mAh

1570mAh

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