Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5S Comparison, Specs Review

Shilpa ChakravortyAug 27, 2014 12:47 PM EDT

It has almost been a full year since Apple released the latest of its high-end smartphone series, the iPhone 5s. While the device bears significant resemblance to its predecessor, the iPhone 5, it has a few outstanding features over the older model.

Instead of traditional pass-codes accustomed to iPhones across the span of the various generations, the iPhone 5s boasts an iTouch function. The security feature allows the use a sophisticated fingerprint technology that enables access to device.

Even though it's features like this one that make the iPhone 5s appear to be a front runner in smartphone market, some beg to differ by comparing it to handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S5

The iPhone 5s features ARM v8-based 1.3GHz dual-core processor, which may look outdated when compared to Samsung S5's 2.5GHz, Krait 400 quad-core processor. Beyond that, the S5's 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, trumps the 5s' 640 x 1136 pixels, just as Samsung's System memory of 2048 MB of RAM overshadows Apple's 1024 MB of RAM.

When it comes to their physical features, however, Apple undeniably leads the competition. Users who prefer comfort will undoubtedly be inclined to get the iPhone 5s. Weighing just 112g and measuring around 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm, the iPhone is a featherweight compared to Samsung's 145g, 73x142x8.1mm Smartphone.

Apart from these, the iPhone 5s also boasts of anodized aluminum with diamond cut chambered edges and a full-metal body material. Samsung's S5, on the other hand, is made up of dimpled soft-touch plastic.

Even though one handset is stronger in the hardware department while the other takes the victory in aesthetics, it's ultimately up to the user's preference about which phone they will want to use.

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