Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S4


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Apple
iPhone 5

  • Suggested Price: $649.00
  • Release Date: September 2012

Samsung
Galaxy S4

  • Suggested Price: $579.00
  • Release Date: April 2013

Pros for buying the Apple iPhone 5:

+5
iOS NOT susceptible to virus and malware
+5
iOS is flawless, no freezing or crashing
+4
Camera captures photos without lag
+4
Camera captures quality photos in low light
+3
Lite weight & slim design
+3
Excellent form factor, build quality, comfortable to hold
+2
Aluminum back feels & looks nicer than plastic
+2
iOS is simple to learn and use
+1
Largest selection of apps in iOS Apps Store

Pros for buying the Samsung Galaxy S4:

+5
5" Super AMOLED 1080x1920 HD display with 441ppi
+5
13 MP camera with zero shutter lag
+5
The most compact, lightest & fastest smartphone yet
+4
Screen can be operated just by hovering your finger over it
+4
Tilt-gestures, air-gestures & head-tracking technology
+4
Wide viewing angles, sharp contrast, vibrant colours
+3
Optical reader turns business cards into address book contacts
+3
S Translator embedded in ChatOn, Messaging & email
+3
Android provides endless amount of personalization
+2
NFC enabled
+2
Google integrated: GMail, Calendar, Search, Maps, Google+, etc.
+2
microSD card supports up to 64 GB
+2
S Health accessories (not included) S Band, Heart Rate Monitor, body scale
+2
S Health app has built in pedometer and tracks caloric intake
+2
Chat On supports 3 way video calls, screen share and annotations
+1
Removable & replaceable battery

Cons against buying the Apple iPhone 5:

+3
Apple Maps isn't the greatest
+2
No built in DLNA (requires Skifta)
+2
Proprietary Lightning charging adapter
+2
Locks you into the Apple eco-system. You have to use iTunes, Apple limits competitor apps in app store, and you're encouraged to buy Apple laptops, tablets, etc.
+1
No NFC support
+1
No native Google Maps installed
+1
Notification uses camera flash

Cons against buying the Samsung Galaxy S4:

+4
Android OS is susceptible to virus and malware
+3
Too large of a device for some people
+2
TouchWiz Nature UX interface
+1
No built in DLNA (requires Skifta)
+1
Plastic front and back panel feel less durable and desirable as other aluminum smartphone cases

Specifications

Battery 1440 mAh (8 hr talk time)
CPU Chip Dual-core A6
CPU Speed 1.3 GHz
Camera Back 8 MP
Camera Front 1.2 MP
Dimensions 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
Display Resolution 640 x 1136
Display Size 4"
Display Technology Retina LCD
Memory 16 GB Internal storage
Network 4G LTE
Operating System iOS 6
Pixel Density 326 ppi
RAM 1 GB
Weight 112 g

Specifications

Battery 2600 mAh
CPU Chip Quad-core Snapdragon 600
CPU Speed 1.9 GHz
Camera Back 13 MP
Camera Front 2 MP
Dimensions 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm
Display Resolution 1080 x 1920
Display Size 5"
Display Technology Super AMOLED
Memory 16 GB Internal + microSD 64 GB
Network 4G LTE
Operating System Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Pixel Density 441ppi
RAM 2 GB
Weight 130 g

Compare the iPhone 5 versus:

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Samsung Galaxy S III

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $549.00
  • Release Date: May 2012

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LG Nexus 4

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $309.00
  • Release Date: November 2012

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BlackBerry Z10

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $549.99
  • Release Date: February 2013

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HTC One

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $599.99
  • Release Date: March 2013

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Sony Xperia ZL

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $674.99
  • Release Date: March 2013

Compare the Galaxy S4 versus:

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BlackBerry Z10

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $549.99
  • Release Date: February 2013

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Samsung Galaxy S III

  • Older model
  • Suggested Price: $549.00
  • Release Date: May 2012

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LG Nexus 4

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $309.00
  • Release Date: November 2012

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HTC One

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $599.99
  • Release Date: March 2013

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Sony Xperia ZL

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $674.99
  • Release Date: March 2013


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