Difference between iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5

Key Difference: The biggest and the most debated difference between the two is the fact that iPhone runs Apple’s iOS operating system, whereas Samsung Galaxy S5 runs on Google’s Android. The iPhone 6 co-launched with the iOS 8, while Samsung Galaxy S5 showcases the Android version 4.4.2, also known as KitKat.

 Smartphones are essential in today’s world, even if not for technological purposes, at least for social purposes. Smartphones are a status symbol. Anyone without a smartphone is either considered technologically ignorant or below their status level. Furthermore, the smartphone market is currently led by two competitors: Apple and Samsung. Apple’s iPhones and Samsung’s Galaxy series are constantly competing with each and tries to outdo the other. The latest phones to do this in this series are the Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5.

The biggest and the most debated difference between the two is the fact that iPhone runs Apple’s iOS operating system, whereas Samsung Galaxy S5 runs on Google’s Android. The iPhone 6 co-launched with the iOS 8, while Samsung Galaxy S5 showcases the Android version 4.4.2, also known as KitKat.

While, iPhone 6 is the first phone that Apple has released with a 4.7 inch screen, Samsung Galaxy S5 has a screen size of 5.1 inches. iPhone 6 has a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels, whereas S5 has a resolution of full HD 1920x1080 pixels. Samsung has often been criticized by Apple fans of creating phones with too large screens. Apple fans often claimed that 4-inch screens were the perfect size. However, with this phone, Apple seems to have jumped into the foray of large screens even if a little late.

Additionally, iPhone 6 does not differ too much from its predecessor, iPhone 5S. Similar to iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 has the aluminium backing and toughened glass front. However, it is slimmer than the iPhone 5S. It has a shatter proof ion-strengthened glass with oleophobic coating. Similarly, Samsung has stuck with what worked for them with Samsung Galaxy S4. From the front, both Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5 look nearly identical. In the back, Samsung has introduced a new motif with dimples. However, the chassis of the phone still feels like plastic.

In terms of hardware, the iPhone 6 features a second-generation, 64-bit, 20 nanometre architecture A8 chipset, which would result in 20% faster performance and 50% faster graphics performance as compared to the iPhone 5S. It also has the M8 motion co-processor, which like the M7 is primarily aimed at fitness applications and can now distinguish between running, cycling and elevation. The Samsung Galaxy S5, on the other hand, features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor which clocks at 2.5GHz, and is paired with 2GB of RAM and an updated Adreno 330 GPU.

The iPhone 6 has an all new 8MP iSight sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video, digital stabilisation, and true tone flash. The front camera is a 1.2 MP, 720p camera with face detection, for Facetime. The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a 16-megapixel with 5312 x 2988 pixels resolution and a 2 MP 1080p front-facing camera.

Another big difference between iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5 is that the new Samsung is dust and water resistant, which the iPhone just has not touched yet. The Galaxy S5 has the option of wireless charging as well. Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy S5 has upgraded to the USB 3.0. It also showcases Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which provides more protection than just shatter proof glass with oleophobic coating.

The iPhone 6 comes in storage variants of 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB. The 32 GB option no longer exists. Galaxy S5, on the other hand, comes with an option of 16GB or 32GB plus microSD support for external memory. Both phones also have fingerprint scanners. However, the S5 also comes with a heart rate monitor as well as an updated S Health app. In another point, while Samsung Galaxy phones have included NFC for a while now, Apple has just launched the facility with the iPhone 6. However, it is only useable with the Apple Pay, a service very similar to Google Wallet.

Comparison between iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5:

 

iPhone 6

Samsung Galaxy S5

Launch Date

September 2014

April 2014

Company

Apple Corporation

Samsung Electronics

Size

5.44 inches (138.1 mm) x 2.64 inches (67.0 mm) x 0.27 inch (6.9 mm)

142 (5.59in) x 72.5 (2.85in) x 8.1 mm (0.32 in)

Display

4.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology

Dual-domain pixels for wider viewing angles

5.1 inches (diagonal) Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

Screen

1334 x 750 pixels, 16M colors (~326 ppi pixel density)

1080 x 1920 pixels, 16M colors (~432 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Shatter proof glass, oleophobic coating

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Weight

4.55 ounces (129 grams)

145 g (5.11 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - A1549 (GSM), A1549 (CDMA), A1586

CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1549 (CDMA), A1586

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1549 (GSM), A1549 (CDMA), A1586

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - A1549 (CDMA), A1586

TD-SCDMA 1900 / 2000 - A1586

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-G900F

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-G900A

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-G900M

 HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-G900T

4G Network

LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600

(1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29) - A1549 (GSM), A1549 (CDMA)

LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600

TD-LTE 1900 / 2300 / 2500 / 2600

(1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41) - A1586

LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - SM-G900F

LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - SM-G900A

LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - SM-G900M

LTE 700 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - SM-G900T

GUI

iUI

TouchWiz UI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based)

Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400

GPU

PowerVR GX6650 (hexa-core graphics)

Adreno 330

OS

iOS 8

Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)

Chipset

A8 chip with 64-bit architecture

M8 motion coprocessor

Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801

RAM

1 GB

2 GB RAM

SIM Size

Nano-SIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

16/64/128 GB

16/32 GB

Expandable Memory

No

microSD, up to 128 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Gesture Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, HR Sensor, Hall Sensor, Accelerometer, Geomagnetic Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Light Sensor, Barometer, Proximity Sensor

Connectivity

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)

Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. USB v2.0

GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, USB v3.0

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC (Apple Pay only)

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

Speed

DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 150 Mbps DL, 50 Mbps UL

HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

v4.0, A2DP, LE

v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE

USB

USB v2.0

microUSB v3.0 (MHL 2.1), USB On-the-go, USB Host

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash

16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, phase detection autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

1.2 MP, [email protected], face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular

2 MP, [email protected], dual video call

Video

Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], HDR, dual-video rec

Video Playing Format:

FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV, 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI

Video Playing Resolution:

UHD 4K (3840 x 2160), @30fps

Camera Features

  • New 8-megapixel iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • True Tone flash
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Auto HDR for photos
  • Improved face detection
  • Exposure control
  • Panorama (up to 43 megapixels)
  • Burst mode
  • Tap to focus
  • Photo geotagging
  • Timer mode
  • 1/2.6'' sensor size
  • 1.12 µm pixel size
  • Dual Shot
  • Simultaneous HD video and image recording
  • geo-tagging
  • touch focus
  • face/smile detection
  • HDR

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

3GA, AWB, FALC, MID, MXMF, OGA, OTA, RTX, RTTTL, XMF, AAC, AMR, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA

Video supported formats

H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV, 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Po 1810 mAh battery (6.9 Wh)

Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery

Stand-by

Up to 10 days (250 hours)

Up to 390 hours

Talk time

Up to 14 hours on 3G

Up to 21 hours

Internet use

Up to 10 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on LTE, up to 11 hours on Wi-Fi

-

Video playback

Up to 11 hours

-

Audio playback

Up to 50 hours

Up to 67 hours

Available Colors

Silver, Gold, Space Gray

Charcoal Black, Copper Gold, Electric Blue, Shimmery White

Messaging

iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM

Browser

HTML5 (Safari)

HTML5

Radio

No

No

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Java

No

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)
  • AirPlay Mirroring, photos, audio, and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later)
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
  • Apple Pay
  • AirDrop file sharing
  • Siri natural language commands and dictation
  • iCloud cloud service
  • iCloud Keychain
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • TV-out
  • Maps
  • iBooks PDF reader
  • Audio/video player/editor
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer/editor Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial/command
  • Predictive text input
  • Fingerprint sensor (PayPal certified) IP67 certified - dust and water resistant
  • Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • Wireless charging (market dependent)
  • ANT+ support
  • S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
  • Smart stay, Smart pause, Smart scroll
  • Air gestures
  • Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage)
  • TV-out (via MHL 2.1 A/V link)
  • Organizer
  • Photo/video editor
  • Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input (Swype)

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