Battle of the Smartphones

 Trying to decide between the new iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5? Here is a chart that will hopefully help in your decision! Either way, the two seem very reliable and up-to-date devices. We would suggest both!


Apple iPhone 6

Samsung Galaxy S5


Design
Device type Smart phone Smart phone
OS iOS (8.x) Android (4.4.2) TouchWiz UI
Dimensions 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches (138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm) 5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
Weight 4.55 oz (129 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
Body material Aluminium
Rugged Water, Dust resistant
IP certified IP 67
Display
Physical size 4.7 inches 5.1 inches
Resolution 750 x 1334 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density – The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

326 ppi 432 ppi
Technology

Technology – There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCD Super AMOLED
Screen-to-body ratio 65.71 % 69.76 %
Colors 16 777 216 16 777 216
Touchscreen Multi-touch Multi-touch
Features Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass, Oleophobic coating Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
Camera
Camera 8 megapixels 16 megapixels
Flash Dual LED LED
Aperture size

Aperture size – The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.2 F2.2
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 29 mm
Camera sensor size 1/3″ 1/2.6″
Features Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Phase detection autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Exposure compensation, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Self-timer Autofocus, Phase detection autofocus, Touch to focus, Manual focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Night mode, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer, Voice activation
Camcorder 1920×1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280×720 (720p HD) (240 fps) 3840×2160 (4K) (30 fps)
Features Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing Digital image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Front-facing camera 1.2 megapixels 2.1 megapixels
Hardware
System chip

System chip – Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Apple A8 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC
Processor

Processor – The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1400 MHz, 64-bit Quad core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Graphics processor PowerVR GX6450 Adreno 330
System memory

System memory – System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1024 MB RAM 2048 MB RAM
Built-in storage 128 GB 32 GB
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB
Battery
Talk time 21.00 hours
the average is 12 h (702 min)
Stand-by time 10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 20 days (485 h)
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 20 days (485 h)
Talk time (3G) 14.00 hours
the average is 15 h (911 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 15 h (911 min)
Capacity 1810 mAh 2800 mAh
Not user replaceable Yes
Wireless charging Optional
Multimedia
Music player
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists Album, Artist, Playlists
Features Album art cover, Background playback Album art cover, Background playback
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker Earpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube player Yes
Internet browsing
Browser Safari Google Chrome
Built-in online services support YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
Technology
CDMA

CDMA – Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE 700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 700 (band 28), 800 (band 18), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 850 (band 26), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 1900 (band 25), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
Data LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA (unspecified), HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO Rev.B LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Micro SIM Yes
nano-SIM Yes
Positioning

Positioning – This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS – This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS – A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS – GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
Navigation Turn-by-turn navigation Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
Connectivity
Bluetooth 4.0 4.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
Mobile hotspot Yes Yes
USB Yes USB 3.0
Connector Proprietary microUSB
Features USB charging Mass storage device, USB charging
Other NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling) NFC, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, Infrared
Other features
Notifications Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Fingerprint ID, Barometer Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Hall, Fingerprint ID, Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
Hearing aid compatibility M3, T4
Other Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Availability
Officially announced 09 Sep 2014 24 Feb 2014
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