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Samsung Galaxy S 4 vs Apple iPhone 5: first look

0. phoneArena 14 Mar 2013, 18:33 posted on

Well hello there Samsung Galaxy S IV! Meet your fellow competitor in the well-established Apple iPhone 5. Surely, we all know that there’s been a fair amount of history between these two companies, as they’re continually vying for supremacy in the smartphone kingdom. For the most part, bad blood has fueled these to behemoths to keep their respective flagship devices in constant competition against one another, so it’s no wonder why we’re giving you the first look in how these two snazzy smartphones stack up to one another...

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posted on 19 Mar 2013, 02:19

63. jtl78 (Posts: 20; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

It's cheaper to replace the back cover, battery and sd cards on the Galaxy phones then it is to replace the iphone "premium" crap! Oh btw, the iphone got no sd card. If their memory is dead...the whole phone is wiped out! iphone becomes ifail!

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 07:56

49. roby2013 (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

apple will beat samsung .apple products are the best
ios vs android ios wins the iphone 5s/6 will totaly beat the s4 and
the upcoming note 3 when released

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 02:16

62. jtl78 (Posts: 20; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

hardcore fruit fan I see...have you lived outside of the apple tree? it's like every iphone is similar or a bit improved...but overall still nothing "NEW" but just the same fruit from the same tree...a lil bigger finally but still ain't good enough.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 18:52 1

50. mickeyman (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

What's an iPhone?

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 04:09

52. babyk (Posts: 298; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

Phone arena I have this one problem with you please stop comparing OUR android devices of 2013 with apple iPhone 5 of 2012. Thank you.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 11:14 1

53. GoBears (Posts: 448; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

I'm curious here. For all those bitching about this phone, what did you expect? Laser hologram icons? Stretchable re-sizable display? WIreless charging from satellite? They improved every important feature from the S3. Better battery, display, processor and camera, not to mention a ton of software tweaks. So what if they borrowed the design from the S3? Every other manufacturer does the same thing in the same line of phones. Awesome device with killer benchmarks already. Am I buying one? Nah, waiting on the Note3 for the bigger display and S-Pen. If I wasn't I'd buy this in a heartbeat.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 02:12

61. jtl78 (Posts: 20; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

I'm waiting on the Note 3 as well! lol For right now, nothing beats the Note 2! Not even the S4.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 13:32 1

54. chow_yun (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)

It is correct to say comparing Galaxy S4 to Iphone 5 is not fair. Reality is Android and IOS were built for different purposes. Andriod more fitting to tech users while IOS simplifies it for your non tech users. At least that was what Steve Jobs wanted to do. Advantage of Android is the ability to root, get customized roms, receive customized updates that is not tied to or controlled by google. Granted, you can jailbreak a iphone, but non tech user don't generally care about that. Non tech users cares only about friendly user interface. In the case of galaxy sr vs iphone 5, there is no comparsion beside user preference. If you compare the S4 to HTC ome that would be a different case. I personnally would choose S4 over HTC for the fact of the removable battery which is sometimes needed when playing with custom roms. Ultimately, Apple users will like apple products and Andriod users will like Andriod. I personnally do not mind.using either one, but i prefer the ability to customize my phone on android os; so people non techie people cannot just pick up my phone and use it.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 16:42

56. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Simple and iCON (ic) Phone :)

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 02:11

60. jtl78 (Posts: 20; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

You're right! Totally agree...but after showing a couple of friends my Galaxy Note 2, they soooo wanted to switch out their iphone. iphone is very simple...and simplicity becomes boring after a while. At first they were criticizing about how big my screen was...but after surfing the web and playing games they looked back at their phone and wonder why it's so freaking small. lol Sooner or later if apple doesn't catch up Andriod will be overpopulating!

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 13:34

55. chow_yun (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)

Sorry about the mispellings and addition words. As i was typing in a hurry and did not double check myself.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 11:03

58. jeffreber44 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)

I would pick the Nokia Lumia over these two. Lumias have more innovating phones

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 02:04

59. jtl78 (Posts: 20; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

iphone Premium built? drop any phone just at the right angle and the display will crack. So on the outside it ain't nothing. It's what's on the inside that counts. So hurry up and think of something "genius" Apple. Aren't yal fruity fans tired of the same "apple" from generation to generation?

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