Difference between Samsung Galaxy S5 and S4

Key Difference: The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the latest smartphone by Samsung. The S5 is dust and water resistant, and has fingerprint scanner in addition to a heart rate monitor on the back which pairs with an updated S Health App. The S5 has also upgraded to the USB 3.0 which allows faster data transfer.

Today’s world is so technologically dependent that smartphones are needs rather than just devices. There are people who literally can’t stay away from their phones for even a few minutes. While there are many smartphone manufactures, one of the leading smartphone manufactures is Samsung. Samsung is a South Korean based electronics company.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the latest smartphone by Samsung. It is the newest model in its Samsung Galaxy line. It was preceded by the Samsung Galaxy S4. With the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung has played it safe and stuck to what was already popular with the S4. While there are some changes, majority of the S5 is the same as to what the Galaxy users were already used to. Hence, it cannot be said that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is the innovative, next-generation smartphone that it ought to be.

The front of the S5 is so similar to the S4 that unless kept next to each other the user will not be able to differentiate between the two. The S5 has a slightly more capsule-shaped central home button, but the same steep-sided, silvery-trimmed mold as the S4. However, the back has some design changes. The S5 has a different back panel motif with dimples all over a matte back panel. Also, while the S4 came two colors: black and white, the S5 comes in 4 colors: black, white, blue and copper.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is also slightly larger and heavier than the Galaxy S4. It also has a slightly larger screen. The S5 has a 5.1 inch Full HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, as compared to the 4.99 inch Full HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. Both screens are Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

In terms of hardware, the S5 has a 2.5 GHz Quad-core Krait 400 as compared to the S4’s 1.6 GHz Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 5 processor or 1.9 GHz Snapdragon Fusion Pro quad-Core processor as depending on the market. The S5 has a Adreno 330 to the PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU of the S4. The S5 also has the updates software. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat, whereas the S4 rus on Android 4.2 Jellybean.

The S5 has a 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixel secondary camera and a 2 MP, 1080p primary camera. The S4 has a 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels secondary camera and a 2 MP primary camera. The S5 is available in two storage variants, the 16GB and 32 GB, whereas the S4 is available in three: 16 GB, 32 GB and 64Gb. However, the S5 has an microSD expandable storage up to 128 GB, while S4 has an expandable storage up to 64 GB.

Despite the similar nature of the two phones, Samsung has introduced some neat features in the Galaxy S5. It has a fingerprint scanner in addition to a heart rate monitor on the back which pairs with an updated S Health App. The S5 has also upgraded to the USB 3.0 which allows faster data transfer. Most importantly, the S5 is dust and water resistant, the first Samsung phone to be.

Comparison between Samsung Galaxy S5 and S4:

 

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S4

Launch Date

April 2014

Q2 of 2013

Company

Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics

Size

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

136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm

Display

5.1 inches (diagonal) Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

4.99 inches Full HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

Screen

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

1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Weight

145 g (5.11 oz)

130 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

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

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

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

LTE availability depends on the market.

GUI

TouchWiz UI

TouchWiz UI

CPU speed

Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400

1.6 GHz Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 5 processor or 1.9 GHz Snapdragon Fusion Pro quad-Core processor depending on the market.

GPU

Adreno 330

PowerVR SGX 544MP3

OS

Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)

Android 4.2.2  (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801

Exynos 5 Octa 5410

RAM

2 GB RAM

2 GB

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

16/32 GB

16/32/64 GB

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 128 GB

Expandable up to 64 GB

Sensors

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

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Connectivity

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

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go, USB Host, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC, Infrared port.

Speed

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

HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

WLAN

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

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

Bluetooth

v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE

USB

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

microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go, USB Host

Primary Camera

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

13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

2 MP, [email protected], dual video call

2 MP, zero shutter lag, BIS

Video

[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

[email protected] HD video

Camera Features

  • 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
  • Dual camera
  • sound & shot
  • drama shot
  • group play
  • story album
  • simultaneous HD video and image recording
  • geo-tagging
  • touch focus
  • face and smile detection
  • image stabilization
  • HDR
  • Cinema Photo
  • Eraser mode

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

SNS integration

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

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

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player

Video supported formats

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

MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player

Battery Capacity

Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery

Removable Li-on 2,600 mAh battery

Stand-by

Up to 390 hours

Up to 370 h on 3G

Talk time

Up to 21 hours

Up to 17 h on 3G

Available Colors

Charcoal Black, Copper Gold, Electric Blue, Shimmery White

Black Mist and White Frost

Messaging

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

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS, MS Exchange

Browser

HTML5

HTML5, Adobe Flash

Radio

No

TBA

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Yes, A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Yes

Additional Features

  • 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)
  • Air Wave
  • Tilt
  • Smart Scroll
  • Smart Pause
  • Integrated Optical Reader
  • S Health
  • S Translator
  • S Voice assistant
  • S Memo note apps
  • Galaxy S Voice Drive
  • Dropbox (50 GB storage)
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Image/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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