Apple iPhone 5s vs Samsung Galaxy S4
Listening to callers isn’t a problem on either device, seeing that the volume is more than ample with their earpieces and speakerphones. Still, our ears tell us that the iPhone 5s is the suitable phone for chit-chatting because voices have a natural and distinct tone to them – whereas with the Galaxy S4, they tend to sound muted.
We can’t complain much about the battery life of either smartphone, since they churn out easily that one-day of normal usage we so desperately look for in each and every device we check out. In the end, they’re average at best by today’s standards – so expect to recharge them frequently if you’re a power user.
We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.
Two high-end smartphone, two completely different takes in what makes them qualify as being high-end. At the very least, you’re going to spend $200 with your signature on a 2-year contract to pick either one, but it’s a matter of what’s most important to you that dictates the winner in this particular comparison.
Being the new kid on the block, the iPhone 5s is a fantastic device that’s very well rounded in being a high performer in the categories that matter the most to people – such as taking photos/video, call quality, and having a snappy performance. Additionally, it’s packing along a cool Touch ID fingerprint sensor and a 64-bit based Apple A7 processor, which are two distinct things that we don’t find on other competing flagships.
Sure, the Galaxy S4 continues to enthrall us with its imposing larger than life stature, as it’s packed to the roof with some splendid hardware, but it even makes the grade with the software experience too. Whereas the iOS 7 experience is refreshing and adheres to that notion of being simple, Samsung goes the complete opposite route by offering us a ton of neat/gimmicky (depending on who you talk to, of course) software features. As the dust settles, there’s no arguing that these two are wonderful smartphones that capture the essence of being high-end, so there’s no wrong decision here. If premium and simplicity is more of your forte, then it’s the iPhone 5s. And if hardware specs and diverse software features are more akin to your needs, it’s going to be the Galaxy S4 for you then.
Apple iPhone 5s vs Samsung Galaxy S4 - Call Quality, Battery and Conclusion