Product Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5S


General Specifications
Brand
Samsung
Apple
Model
Galaxy S5
iPhone 5S
About the Product
Watch all your movies and videos come to life with incredible detail and vibrant color on the 5.1-inch, full 1080p Super AMOLED® HD display. And enjoy a perfect viewing situation, no matter where you are, as your screen dynamically adjusts to compensate for ambient light.
This update to the iPhone 5 comes equipped with a faster Apple A7 processor, an improved 8-megapixel camera, while also adding a Touch ID fingerprint sensor into the home button. Other features of the iPhone 5s include a 4-inch Retina display, AirPlay media streaming, Siri voice assistant, front facing camera, and 4G LTE high-speed data. This model comes with 16GB of internal storage and supports WiFi connectivity, so you can browse the Web, stream videos, shop online, and chat with friends from wherever you are. The iPhone 5s offers a slim and stylish design that is both lightweight and easy to carry, and is also equipped for international use.
Origin
China
Size & Weight
Height
5.6 in.
4.87 in.
Width
2.94 in.
2.31 in.
Depth
0.3 in.
0.3 in.
Weight
5.11 oz.
3.95 oz.
Display
Display Type
sAMOLED
LCD IPS
Screen Size
5.1 in.
4 in.
Screen Resolution
1920 x 1080
1136 x 640
Pixel Density
432 ppi
326 ppi
What customers say about "Display"
Samsung Galaxy S5 (G900A) Unlocked Android Smartphone, 4G LTE, 16GB GSM - (Black)
  • Amazing screen resolution and highly sensitive touch screen
  • The display is very vivid and very responsive, in fact it really surprised me. You can have the s5 in a clear plastic bag and have clear gloves on and use the device perfectly with no problems. (Without increased touch sensitivity)
  • The screen is bright, crisp and big enough to be able to use it as a navigation system in my car or to view videos
  • This is my husband's absolute favorite phone. Big screen big not as large as the note... more pocket friendly. Great graphics, functions well.
  • I can see bits of glue where the screen is affixed to the shell. I'd call that sloppy work.
Apple iPhone 5S Unlocked, Silver
  • Beautiful design. Sharp display. Not the biggest screen. But it's ok. Fits good in hand.
  • The video and picture quality is very nice and sharp (like HD)
  • Beautiful design. Sharp display. Not the biggest screen. But it's ok. Fits good in hand.
  • Very elegant phone. Its really amazing. I like the size, (if bigger i use my ipad mini 2)cuz i like to use it and write with one hand, especially when i lay down in my sofa or bed.
  • The phone had a problem with the display, it was blinking, when I toke it to Apple store for guarantee, they told me the Phone was a locked phone sold in March 2014 to a Japanese carrier, I bought the phone as new in October 2014.
Processor
Processor Name
Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
A7
Number of Cores
4
2
Processor Speed
2.5 GHz
1.3 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
Samsung Galaxy S5 (G900A) Unlocked Android Smartphone, 4G LTE, 16GB GSM - (Black)
  • The processor is much faster than my Samsung tablet. The WiFi is also much better. Although it is an unlocked phone, it is still designed for AT&T, but it's a very good phone.
  • Fast processor and fast connection on my wifi network when compared to other devices on my network
  • I'm not a gamer, but I can only imagine playing games on this phone would be delightful
  • It's typical Samsung software installed. Tons of bloatware that much of it can't be disabled and constantly uses processor. I would like the device a lot better if there was an option to drop all their junk ware.
Apple iPhone 5S Unlocked, Silver
  • The iOS7 operating system is overall more refined and user friendly (i.e. – you can hold down and click X to delete an application on the iPhone rather than get confused trying to find the Settings/Application submenus on the Android
  • It is exactly what I ask......the phone meets my expectations. It is unlocked.....ideal for use abroad. Very fast internet and very good to call through viber or skype when I am out my country.
  • The sound is pretty cool, ios 8.3 is so fast and smooth.
  • It updated to the latest IOs version and has plenty of memory for apps
  • This iPhone is very slow .
Memory
Internal Memory
16 GB
16 GB
RAM
2 GB
1 GB
Expandable Memory up to
256 GB
0 GB
Camera
Rear-Facing Camera
16 MP
8 MP
Front-Facing Camera
2 MP
1.2 MP
Video Resolution
4K at 30 fps, 720p@120fps
1080p at 30fps
Other Functions
HDR, Geo-tagging, Face detection, Touch Focus, Panorama
Optical zoom, True Tone flash, Face detection, Panoramic video mode, Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p), Slo-mo video
What customers say about "Camera"
Samsung Galaxy S5 (G900A) Unlocked Android Smartphone, 4G LTE, 16GB GSM - (Black)
  • Fantastic camera & video (better than my own stand alone's). So customizable!
  • I bought this for the camera quality, which is exceptional. I have no complaints and have experienced no disappointments
  • The camera takes terrible photos, it will often eat my texts so I never know that someone tried to get a hold of me
  • The camera is good but the images I took looked washed out compared to my s3. The stock camera app comes with plenty of features for you to fool with.
  • I hands down love everything about this phone more so than an iPhone other than the camera. The camera can be slow to start up. The camera also does not take close up pictures as well as my previous iPhone
Apple iPhone 5S Unlocked, Silver
  • The Camera is quick to snap shots and pictures are sharp
  • excellent phone! I like the camera which provides wonederful photos.
  • This phone has truly exceeded my expectations. The camera alone is worth the purchase. I would highly recommend to my friends and family.
  • It is more functional than I had expected and the camera is really amazing.
  • Later on in like one month the back camera completely broke and the phone started to glitch a lot.
  • Camera and flash do not work. Purchased For a teenage girl. I will need to replace.
Compatibility
Bluetooth
4.0
4.0
NFC Technology
Yes
No
Charging Interface
micro USB
Lightning
Network
Network Type
GSM / HSPA / LTE
CDMA
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n
Frequency
800, 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 1700/2100, 2100, 1700
850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100
Features
Operating System
Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
iOS 7
Unlocked
Yes
Yes
Voice Control App
S-Voice
Siri
Mobile Payment Service Supported
No
No
Maximum Usage Time
21 hours
10 hours
Headphone Jack
Yes
Yes
Water Resistant
Yes
No
Extras
Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Barometer, Photo/video editor, Document editor
Touch ID fingerprint sensor, Nano SIM
What customers say about "Features"
Samsung Galaxy S5 (G900A) Unlocked Android Smartphone, 4G LTE, 16GB GSM - (Black)
  • I just got this phone today, did all the set up & I really like it, love the fingerprint feature & the ease of setting it up. All my contacts did not move over from my memory card, but that's ok.
  • We love that it has the option to add a micro SD card for additional storage space.
  • Love the fact that it has microUSB, replacable SIM card and battery though.
  • I love all the features such as S Health (heart rate monitor), the fingerprint unlock feature, gorilla glass, water-resistance, dust-resistant (or proof, not sure), and gestures.
  • The only disappointment so far is that the S Voice, voice recognition, will not wake up by voice command when you are using a Bluetooth device.
Apple iPhone 5S Unlocked, Silver
  • Siri – Smoother and better voice accuracy. More natural and intuitive. I provide commands (“remind me about the 8am dentist appointment on December 31th”) and Siri understands.
  • The overall Volume of speaker is louder on the 5s than on the Galaxy S4. I can hear the ringer from other rooms.
  • Availability of iMessage and Facetime. Makes communicating with other Apple users simple. I can see when they are typing a reply back to me, and I can even Facetime in the car or from anywhere without having to download an configure a 3rd party app such as Skype
  • SIRI is a toy - an elaborate Magic 8 Ball with more responses tuned in. It is easier to voicedial on a dumbphone than to use Siri's primary purpose in life because ultimately, Siri is NOT AT ALL intelligent
  • Phone works great. My only complaint is that I am unable to turn off the shutter sound. The shutter sound plays when you take a photo or screenshot regardless of whether the phone is on silent or not.
Power
Battery Capacity
2800 mA/h
1560 mA/h
Wireless Charging
No
No
What customers say about "Power"
Samsung Galaxy S5 (G900A) Unlocked Android Smartphone, 4G LTE, 16GB GSM - (Black)
  • Replaceable battery.
  • The battery typically lasts one to two days of moderate use without charging and charges quickly with the provided charger.
  • Battery life good, and is a little better than the S4. Due to travel, I have several spare batteries so I usually have a battery around to swap out if needed for all day usage.
  • The battery does not last long on this phone.
  • The battery is complete garbage. From 100% to 85% in 45 minuets when not even being used. Budget extra for a battery if buying from this seller.
Apple iPhone 5S Unlocked, Silver
  • Battery lasted all day, I just use Instagram, Twitter, Imessage ,and web-browsing
  • Absolutely love this Apple iPhone 5S converted over from Samsung and will never go back excellent battery life fast on everything an excellent mobile at a great price
  • Battery life is very short and it always needs recharging, even if not in use.
  • The battery lasts a few hours but it recharges fast
  • Gift with a battery that needs constant recharging
Accessories
Included With Unit
micro USB Cable, Battery, Charger, Headphone
EarPods with 3.5 mm Headphone Plug, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC

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