Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s

The war between Apple and Samsung is as big as ever, with both companies battling it out on the high-street, online and in the courts.

But as the Samsung Galaxy S5 recently made its way into the battlefield, can the iPhone 5s keep up? It did well in our independent iPhone 5s review.

We take a look at both handsets to see which one wins the latest battle between Apple and Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s Design:

Both smartphones look as good as ever, with the S5 featuring a brilliant perforated back casing topping the design spec list.

The iPhone 5s has a metal chassis adorning its back side, but as Samsung has gone ahead with including this different, yet equally premium feature on the S5 then we have to say that both handsets are running side-by-side on the design front.

The S5 offers a far bigger handset but still looks as good as ever, whilst we all know that the iPhone 5s sports a brilliant user-friendly design.

It’s hard to separate either handset here, so we’re chalking this one up as a draw.


iPhone 5s vs Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s Display:

Both the iPhone 5s and Samsung Galaxy S5 sport great looking displays but offer quite noticeable differences when compared next to each other.

Whilst the iPhone boasts a 4” LCD Display, which has a 640x1136 resolution and a 326 pixel per inch (ppi) ratio, the Galaxy S5 takes things to another level.

The latest Samsung handset features a 5.1” Super AMOLED Display, with a 1020x1920 resolution and a 432ppi ratio, blowing the iPhone out of the water on paper.

Having taken a look at both the Samsung and Apple displays, we have to say that the Samsung takes the biscuit here.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Wins

Samsung Galaxy S5

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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s Hardware:

The S5 features a brand new Snapdragon 801 chipset, 3GB RAM and up to 32GB of expandable internal memory, whilst the iPhone is seen with 1GB RAM and a maximum of 64GB internal memory which can't be improved. But one plus side for Apple is that its A7 chipset could well compete with the 801 chip we are seeing in the S5.

The S5 is also host to a 16 megapixel camera, knocking back the iPhone’s 8 megapixel effort which has proved so successful, despite its lack of power on paper.

Obviously more power is needed to fire up the slightly larger S5, but nevertheless, the Samsung has to take this result here.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Wins

Galaxy S5 Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s Features:

The iPhone 5s took the world by storm with its intuitive TouchID fingerprint sensor, adding extra security to the Apple flagship line-up and opening the door to biometric advancement in smartphones.

Samsung also features a similar piece of kit with the S5, and also integrates this into its super-secure Samsung Knox feature, allowing you to pay on PayPal using your fingerprint.

In terms of software features, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is home to a brand new TouchWiz user interface running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

The iPhone is relying on iOS 7 to deliver this time around, and it really is a toss-up between the two.


iOS vs Android


Thanks to the added power under the hood and better display specs, you have to give the Samsung Galaxy S5 the victory in this battle of the flagship smartphones.

Thankfully for Apple, it can take tips from the S5, and take solace in the fact that they are still to release the iPhone 6.

At the moment Samsung has the upper hand, but we’re sure that might be up for conjecture when the iPhone 6 rears its head in the summer.

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Written by Luke Hatfield

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