Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5
You don't have to be a techie to know that Apple and Samsung have been going at it for what is closing in on half a decade now. And yet, despite the undeniable reality of their rivalry, it's been a while since the two giants have had products that are as closely matched as are the new iPhone 6 and the now aging Galaxy S5. And yes, we're mainly talking about their size, as that has historically been one of the key differences that split the crowd into team Apple and team Samsung. But now, with the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, Apple has finally given up on its insistence that smaller is always better, and has attacked a position that Samsung, it seems to us, is very well-equipped to defend – after all, making big screen devices is something of a specialty with the South Korean company. But does that mean that Apple is headed for a certain defeat? Read on to find out.
Few will contend that the iPhone 6 has looks on its side, but the Galaxy S5 is a more practical buy, with its water- and dust-resistant body and removable battery.
Once you've put the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S5 side-by-side, it's impossible not to appreciate the differences that, historically, have characterized the two companies' approaches towards design. With Apple, sleek industrial looks have, traditionally, stood at the center, while Samsung has been far more conservative, even practical, and both these takeaways apply to their latest flagships.
The new iPhone 6, for example, while an evolution in Apple design when compared with the iPhone 5s, retains the customary all-aluminum unibody – it's just a literally more rounded take on the authentic iPhone look. We were kind of surprised, though, to see Apple go for a camera sensor that protrudes from the back of the new iPhone – a first with Apple. We're not actually worried about scuffing that one – it's protected with sapphire glass, after all – but it does prevent the iPhone 6 from laying flat, which can be seen as a mild annoyance.
As pointed out, Samsung has taken a different approach towards the Galaxy S5's design. For starters, the company has used more pedestrian materials with the body of the GS5 – like polycarbonate plastic and a leather-like, soft-touch plastic for the dotted back. The S5 is also IP67-certified, which means that it is dust-proof and resistant towards damaging ingress of water for up to 30 minutes when submerged in up to a meter of water.
Handling either of the two devices is a pleasure, though we're sure some of you will prefer the cool touch of aluminum with the iPhone 6 – keep in mind, however, that the metal provides less surface friction, so the Apple flagship is more slippery when compared with the Galaxy S5. Moving on, it's also important to consider the physical footprint of both devices: the iPhone 6 is shorter, narrower, slimmer, and lighter, but it also comes with an 18% smaller screen. Lastly, we're glad to see that while the volume rocker and silencer switch still reside on the left, Apple has placed the power button on the right side of the device, so you won't have to reach for the top. Bar the silence switch on the iPhone 6, the Galaxy S5 has an identical layout, and though its plasticky buttons provide excellent feedback, they can't quite compare with the precision-crafted, metal pieces used with the iPhone 6.
Finally! A big iPhone screen, and an excellent one at that. In comparison, the Galaxy S5's gaudy colors are off-target, but it recovers some lost points with its larger, more-detailed screen.
In a very big way, the 4.7-inch screen on the iPhone 6 is its highlight feature. Indeed, after bumping the diagonal length from 3.5 to 4 inches with the iPhone 5, and sticking with that with the iPhone 5s, Apple finally addresses the market's demand for a larger-screened iPhone. In order to keep up with its self-imposed “Retina” threshold, the company has also bumped up the resolution of the IPS panel, and it now reads 750 x 1334 pixels – or good for 326 ppi, which is sufficient for a very clear image. With the Galaxy S5, we're looking at a notably larger (17.7%), 5.1-inch display with a crisp resolution of 1080 x 1920, or 432 pixels per inch. The panel is of the Super AMOLED type, with all its advantages and disadvantages baked in.
Taking a closer look at the iPhone 6's display, we find that peak brightness has been improved over the iPhone 5s, and can now reach the very excellent figure of 606 nits – more than enough for a superb viewing experience even under direct sunlight. Minimum brightness, at 7 nits, is also decent and won't burn your eyes off if you're looking at the screen in a dark environment. In comparison, the Galaxy S5's screen peaks at the decent 442 nits of brightness, and goes as low as 2 nits – great for reading in the bed.
Moving onto color accuracy, we're looking at very accurate colors for the most part with the iPhone 6. Certain hues (green, yellow) trail their target values fairly closely, though reds are slightly less saturated than ideal. The IPS screen's color temperature is rather cold, at 7162 K (6500 K is the reference point), and that translates into a slight bluish overcast that is nevertheless hardly noticeable after a while. Lastly, at 2.23 on average, gamma is excellent. The situation is quite different with the Galaxy S5. For example, the panel's color temperature of nearly 8200 K means that it's quite cold (or bluish), and the color errors are not trivial. As you can see from the chart below, all this techno talk translates into hues that are significantly over-saturated across the board, and just incorrect on the whole. In fact, even if you substitute the default Standard display mode on the GS5, and go for Cinema instead (less incorrect), the gap will still be there.
Display measurements and quality
|Maximum brightness (nits)Higher is better||Minimum brightness (nits)Lower is better||Contrast Higher is better||Color temperature (Kelvins)||Gamma||Delta E rgbcmy Lower is better||Delta E grayscale Lower is better|
|Apple iPhone 6||606
|Samsung Galaxy S5||442
The numbers below represent the amount of deviation in the respective property, observed when a display is viewed from a 45-degree angle as opposed to direct viewing.
|Maximum brightness Lower is better||Minimum brightness Lower is better||Contrast Lower is better||Color temperature Lower is better||Gamma Lower is better||Delta E rgbcmy Lower is better||Delta E grayscale Lower is better|
|Samsung Galaxy S5||62.7%
|Apple iPhone 6||82.3%
The CIE 1931 xy color gamut chart represents the set (area) of colors that a display can reproduce, with the sRGB colorspace (the highlighted triangle) serving as reference. The chart also provides a visual representation of a display's color accuracy. The small squares across the boundaries of the triangle are the reference points for the various colors, while the small dots are the actual measurements. Ideally, each dot should be positioned on top of its respective square. The 'x: CIE31' and 'y: CIE31' values in the table below the chart indicate the position of each measurement on the chart. 'Y' shows the luminance (in nits) of each measured color, while 'Target Y' is the desired luminance level for that color. Finally, 'ΔE 2000' is the Delta E value of the measured color. Delta E values of below 2 are ideal.
This measurements are made using SpectraCal's CalMAN calibration software.
The Color accuracy chart gives an idea of how close a display's measured colors are to their referential values. The first line holds the measured (actual) colors, while the second line holds the reference (target) colors. The closer the actual colors are to the target ones, the better.
This measurements are made using SpectraCal's CalMAN calibration software.
The Grayscale accuracy chart shows whether a display has a correct white balance (balance between red, green and blue) across different levels of grey (from dark to bright). The closer the Actual colors are to the Target ones, the better.
This measurements are made using SpectraCal's CalMAN calibration software.
1. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 332; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
I'll take both - one for work, one for personal use....but i'm not made of money unfortunately..
3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4833; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Wow... I am really disappointed with John V. from PhoneArena.com. He is better than this... What a sad day... :-( A 9.0 for the iPhone 6 when the battery life is so poor!!!
46. Jimrod (Posts: 1354; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)
The battery life is absolutely fine, I don't know how Phonearena do their tests but I woke up this morning with 40% left on my iPhone 6 after taking it off charge at 9am the previous day - 7 hours use and 16 hours standby. Anandtech's tests show the battery life to be very good as well.
But hey, that'll never stop the Android gang finding things to complain about will it? :)
49. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4833; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Dude PhoneArena.com & all the other sites say the battery life is poor...
It's not the "Android gang".
50. Jimrod (Posts: 1354; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)
No, that's just more bias and cherry-picking as usual. Your one example is this site which I already mentioned - how about Anandtech, probably the most thorough testing site? Oh that's right, they say the battery life is very good so that one will be skimmed over by the Android crowd or written off as wrong. The trolling is just so transparent.
Right now my iPhone 6 is still sat at 98% battery with 1 hour's usage and 5 hours standby, just an update for you.
54. stmunny (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Sep 2014)
lmao originally i wrote a long rant to this cause im pissed about iphones battery since the first ios 7 update. long time iphone and apple user here. VERY long time... i figured why write a bunch of crap. heres the mAh for each battery...
samsung has 2800mAh and iphone has 1810 mah.... that alone is quite a difference. you dont need to be a mathematician to see which of the two last longer. and to give you an idea of what this means.. my ecig battery is 2500 mAh.... a battery meant to last only a few hours of continuous use... lmao that means that my ecig used continuously would last longer than your iphone used continuously. it also means that the samsung (an "android gang" phone) lasts longer than both. i wouldnt call that trolling or biased opinions.. actually if apples and samsungs battery spec sheets are telling the truth, than I would call that science or "plain fact"... its not even an opinion lol its literally a solid fact. 1810mah for a cell phone in 2014 is rubbish. and the fact that apple would charge what there charging for a phone that has no actual USEFUL update is rubbish too. not to mention most of the apps have not even been updated for ios 8 so theres been alot of comlaining about broken apps... look, like i said, im still using iphone too, so i hate to burst your bubble, but regardless of your personal opinion (which does not matter at this point because as stated above... this is fact right from the factory) samsung wins that battle by a LOOOOOONG shot.
in reality though who cares? its all a matter of religion these days. i dont use iphone because its the worlds best phone. theres phones better than BOTH iphone and samsung... i use an iphone because im apart of the cult. and im sure samsung users feel the same about the galaxy. the're like you, it wouldnt matter what amount of proof was crammed in there eye holes, theyd still say "iphones battery is better" when its clearly not... #hashtagTHAT
55. stmunny (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Sep 2014)
and dude really??? REALLY!? lmao 98% after a straight hour of use PLUS 5 hours in standby? lmao come on guy... im heavy on iphone and tech in general and i dont think anything that even uses a battery would last that amount of time. if i were you id have my battery reading checked lol cause THAT sounds str8 bull! your basically saying that your phone was at 100% (i assume) and after about 6 hours it dropped 2%!? lmao get real man that sounds absurd even for the worlds best and highest amped batteries...
56. Jimrod (Posts: 1354; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)
Well I don't really care what either of you two say about "facts" - for me the facts come from my own usage. That's a fact to me, my own eyes.
I've been busy today and just home from work so not been on the phone much but it's been in my pocket all day, all around the office with varying signal, WiFi on etc. I've used it for internet mainly when I've been looking things up so not "heavy" use by any means, but still:
I'm now at 89% battery, 8 hours, 47 mins on standby, 1 hour, 52 mins of use. I just tried to post a link to a screen cap but I haven't been a member for 7 days so I'm not allowed yet!
The "tiny" battery in this iPhone 6 seems very well optimised to me. You can say what you like about science and fact but while batteries are batteries it doesn't mean all operating systems use them in the same ways. Some are more efficient than others. My friend just traded in his year old HTC One (with it's large battery) for the M8 because quote "the battery was dying and not getting me through half a day any more". My 2 year old iPhone 5 was still getting me through a day of fairly heavy usage without problem before I got the 6 too.
I've got no reason to lie, I nearly switched to the Samsung Alpha before the iPhone 6 but when I used on and it immediately lagged it put me off. I'm not loyal to any brand, I just like good products.
57. Jimrod (Posts: 1354; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)
There you go. Add the usual URL stuff at the start...
74. hondaslzman (Posts: 78; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)
Just an GS5 that's all you need, IP6 is junk, no match for GS5, GS5 camera better, battery last me 15 hours from 7am to 10 pm still have 50% juice remain. remember to turn off auto-update in playstore the minutes you activate your Android phone. 90 % of Android users fail or don't know how to do so that's why they blame Android phone bad.
2. chunky1x (Posts: 270; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)
This is unusually fair for a John V. review.
4. Birds (Posts: 1157; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Both of them have cons that outweigh their pros IMHO....they ugly.
6. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)
Why don't you ever mention that Galaxy S5 has one of the most accurate screens out there if you choose the right display mode?
Always the same...
14. Carlitos (Posts: 513; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Its like the screen on the Galaxy s5 suddenly became crap the moment the Iphone was announced. Which is not the case.
The Galaxy S5 has been proven time and time again to have the best Smartphone display out there! Even in color accuracy. The only other smartphone that can take the throne at the display in the s5, is ironically the Note 4.
19. Dr.Hye (Posts: 95; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
These PA articles are all the same I don't understand why everyone is one Apple balls when the states clearly show I phones have always been a and will always be inferior.
47. Jimrod (Posts: 1354; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)
Strange, looking at all those performance tests it looks like the iPhone is far superior. Graphs are hard though right?
20. tech2 (Posts: 3453; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Dude ! Don't waste your breath (or words for that matter) on this website. Go check gsmarena or android authority for quality reviews.
31. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 146; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
Exactly...before the iphone was announced i was beginning to think may be they are finally going the non-partial way,,,But wow i was so wrong. I mean this site is run by ifanboys..Gsmarena on the other hand has upped their quality and ever since Anand left,there are no fanboys..
33. tech2 (Posts: 3453; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Off topic but are you the same guy who goes by the name Maximus on gsmarena with Tony Stark's profile pic ? Just curious
7. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 335; Member since: 30 May 2014)
Galaxy s5 Is still better than iphone 6, when it comes to features and price. no explanation! :)
10. Settings (Posts: 1591; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)
Oh yeah I'm with this. Better grab my popcorn.
8. Dejavu_LT (Posts: 41; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
Both phones are great - without any doubt. But main reasons, why S5 stil rocks is:
1. Price. I bought my S5 few weeks ago for 420eu without contract. iPhone 6 16gb without contract - 700eu.
2. Battery life. Not even a competition. S5 one sided winner.
3. Last versions of amoled (used in S5, Note 4) - brilliant. Please, don't even compare it with LCD :)
4. Watter proof.
Yes, Iphone 6 looks better, making better photos in low light (in day light wins S5, hands down), and the speed advantage is really small (from what i saw in youtube review speed tests). And for that you have to pay twice more than for S5? Nop, no good deal here.
P.s i'm not android fan boy, i'm using iPad mini with retina and loving it, but iPhone this year just not good enought. Price/quality ratio is just bad.
15. elitewolverine (Posts: 5183; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
yes a microsd slot. Getting a good micro is not super cheap, nor is it super fast like internal memory.
You could find a 64gb for 50 online at amazon and only get 90MB/s, my old phone gets 300+Mb/s of internal speed. Not to mention you cannot install all apps to the sd card, a severe limitation. And of course the sd card just dying (which happens quite often with heavy use).
I am still paying 610 for the s5, then at minimum 50 for a 65gb card, or 130 for a 128gb card. So i am put into the 740+ price range vs the 850 for the iphone 6 at 128gb.
In the end i am surprised by the new iphone 6 and the benchmarks surprised me abit more. Tap that with the new metal API's, and it is hard not to look at the iphone 6 in good light.
23. maherk (Posts: 3724; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Do your homework next time before commenting. Sandisk 64gb class 10 are sold for $30 on amazon.
Btw, were you also surprised when you saw the crappy battery test results for the iphone 6?
30. elitewolverine (Posts: 5183; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
I am never far from a charger, in car, in home, at work. So for me battery life is not really important.
I did my homework, would you like me to link?
The ones you refer to have even more abyssmal transfer rates.
This,http://goo.gl/Yj9ADy with its "Up To 30MB/s With Adapter" is nothing compared to 162MB/s of a 2yr old device internal storage.
17. blitzkreig (Posts: 103; Member since: 18 Aug 2014)
Where are comparable antutu, quadrant, geekbench and 3dmark scores?
Scared that the iphone 6 will lose?
Gfx manhattan is no way the only indicator of gfx prowess..
22. bucky (Posts: 2563; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Best way to do it is to use the phone. Specs are extremely pointless.
Btw, Samsung can shove an i7 in it and it will still lag with touchwiz somehow.
26. iushnt (Posts: 1687; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
and apple will reduce its processing clock speed, ram and resolution (and add 8000mah battery) and will still have crappy battery life..
29. bucky (Posts: 2563; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Not sure if you actually are using the iPhone 6 but I am. My iPhone 6 easily handles a full day of battery life.
where did Apple reduce ram and resolution?
24. zig8100 (Posts: 228; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)
What a joke. ....... many might think that Apple has essentially killed off the last advantage Samsung devices have over its own phones.
Battery Life is the only advantage Samsung devices have over Iphone?? LMAO What a joke!!
27. iushnt (Posts: 1687; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
and screen and water resistance and ANDROID..Apple still can't manage to design its phone congruent to its screen size..A 4.7 inch iPhone sizes head to head with gs5. What a joke!! LMAO
34. light_tamer (Posts: 12; Member since: 25 Jul 2014)
This is a joke, right? Should I laugh now, PA?
35. CLmaster (Posts: 69; Member since: 06 Sep 2014)
Wow, I'm shocked about the fact that the article doesn't even mention the color accuracy of the GS5 with different screen modes (which is way better than the iPhone 6 based on professional screen reviews), or has a proper performance review with ALL of the usual tests made. I usually don't agree that this site is biased, but this review obviously proves me wrong.
36. CLmaster (Posts: 69; Member since: 06 Sep 2014)
In fact, based on this review they'll probably tell us that the Note 4's screen isn't color accurate on it's future review, when it has been already confirmed (like the GS5 at the moment) that it had the most color accurate screen in the basic mode). If you're doing a review, do your research before spreading wrong information, or else it really looks biased.
37. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
So I already know all these tech blogs are always gonna be biased towards the iPhone even when facts show that the iPhone isn't better.
For example, DisplayMate already said that the Galaxy S 5 display was the best on any phone to date and was only recently beaten by the Galaxy Note 4. Also, the actual tests show the colors on the S5 were quite accurate depending on display mode.
iPhone uses sRGB while Samsung uses Adobe RGB. For a display Adobe RGB is better because you get a wider range of color. sRGB is suppose to give you more accurate colors. However, side by side the spectrum shows that sRGB washes out colors that have brighter spectrums. RGB (red green and blue) which make up many colors, tend to be dull and washed out on ALL iPhone models. This is fact. Samsung because they use AMOLED over-saturate the colors a bit. But brighter colors look brighter because they aren't washed out by the white light of a bulb like on LCD. You claim about the S5 display is bull simply because DisplayMate which actually tests the display gave a more accurate and less biased opeinion.
Camera. I personally prefer crispier pics. I personally like the slightly saturated colors on Samsung phones. If I take a picture of green grass, sure natural looks is cool, but a greener green look better. That is fact not fiction or biased. Now having said that, yes the iPhone takes much better picture in many low light conditions. But not always. Also, most pictures are taken in bright light, not shadows. SO I say its a draw because the GS5 is better n the day while Apple is better at night. But in this case the higher megapixels give the Galaxy a huge advantage to take better pictures that when you zoom in don't pixelate right away. You can see huge details without zooming in before you take the picture. I have taken pictures of brick buildings at normal size and I zoomed in and I can see the gaps in the bricks which the iPhone doesn't pic up. I don't have to zoom too 100% either.
39. fergie130 (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)
I use to enjoy seeing the reviews on Phonearena but I mean really every time the iPhone comes out with something new it's the best in the world. All of a sudden the S5 has gaudy colors? I mean come on the iPhone is not a God send there are plenty of Android phones that surpass the iPhone in many ways and there older models and again none of the new iPhone's compare to the S5 and that's a older model. As soon as the Note 4 is released let's see if you still say that the iPhone is better if so you know darn well that is a crock of S**T!
42. jdrch (Posts: 86; Member since: 08 Jul 2014)
S5 wins simply because it's the more capable phone. There's nothing you could ask of it that it can't do. Not to mention the 4K video & 1080p screen, both of which the iPhone lacks.
48. Jimrod (Posts: 1354; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)
It's amazing how hurt Android/Samsung fans get when an iPhone gets a good review, then they bang on about 4k video or something (really, if that's important to you then get the phone that does it, most of the world don't want or need immense files like that on their phones that most TV's can't even make use of).
Strangely they bang on about the odd features their favourite wins on, all the specs (on paper) that are so impressive yet are blind to all the actual performance tests the iPhone wins on... Weird eh? It's blind fanboyism at its finest and make note that all the hate is mostly one way - many iPhone users switch or consider Android phones without bias, I tried the Samsung Alpha before my iPhone 6, it lagged which put me off.
I guess it's all pointless, it'll always happen, reviewers will always be accused of being paid off, the Android fans will argue all the positives mentioned about iPhones and whine about all the negatives mentioned of the Android product rather that seeing both have strengths and weaknesses (battery life isn't one on the iPhone as is said in this review either, I'm ending the day with around 40-50% and 7 hours use so I don't know what they do in their tests here).
At the end of the day many people need to get a life rather than stressing about reviews of a product they neither like nor own, it's a bit pathetic really.
51. steodoreben (Posts: 256; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)
PHONEARENA'S WEBPAGE/NEWS FEED IS FULL OF APPLE STORIES. "An Apple a day keeps your page viewers away". Balance your news you dumb wit. Give a chance to the other smartphones out there. #JUSTICE :P
52. Jimrod (Posts: 1354; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)
The Android fans seem to be enjoying themselves commenting on every Apple post even more than on the Android ones so it's probably fine... I think they all secretly want iPhones you know... ;)
65. steodoreben (Posts: 256; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)
@Jimrod there are lots of OSs to consider like BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Ubuntu and etc. I own Apple iPhone 4S. it really annoys me seeing phonearena's news feed flooded by Apple news. :3
58. amyjiras (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Sep 2014)
I've been on both sides of the fence having owned iphone4 then switched to SGS4, then back again to iphone5s and present- SGS5... There is always something that would draw me towards switching major/minor, be it speed of apps, availability of apps, camera/speed, picture quality, retna display etc.. and I was actually excited to see what iphone 6 had to offer.. I was anxious all this time as well...however I'm sad to say that the new iphone 6, even with improvements, and no doubt it's a great phone alright as much as it packs for it's compact size, just still not enough zing for me to switch over again.. Makes me finally appreciate my SGS5 much more is all... hay but either way congrats to the iphone 6 ~ more power to ya :). and no, I don't want an iphone 6 :)
59. Anonn (Posts: 230; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)
Galaxy S5. Best Smartphone Display:
Based on our extensive Lab tests and measurements, the Galaxy S5 is the Best performing Smartphone display that we have ever tested. It has a long list of new records for best Smartphone display performance including: Highest Brightness, Lowest Reflectance, Highest Color Accuracy, Infinite Contrast Ratio, Highest Contrast Rating in Ambient Light, and smallest Brightness Variation with Viewing Angle. The Galaxy S5 has raised the bar for top display performance up by another notch – an impressive achievement for OLED technology!
Most Accurate Colors: The Galaxy S5 Cinema Mode has the most accurate colors for any Smartphone or Tablet
60. sonic03 (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Jun 2014)
ive read somewhere that the s5's screen can reach about 700 nits. i wonder why it was never mentioned here. and why dont they give the s5's screen temperature in cinema mode. they did not mention whose better when it comes to sunlight legibility and they also did not mention about viewing angles. hmmmm????
in most reviews the lg g3 beats the s5 screen because of the resolution even though the s5 has better contrast sunlight legibility and viewing agles so i guess the the g3 will beat both 6 and 6+ in the display category again. haha
61. markh1 (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Jul 2012)
I thought this was a good review, thank you! I was getting impressed by the iphone6 until I saw the camera comparison. Clicking the 100% button in each photo reveals a shocking difference far in favor of the S5. I've taken lots of photos with the S5 since it came out, and I have printed several in large poster size for framing. The 16m pixel cam in the S5 is a deal breaker. The large prints from the S5 camera come out so well and with incredible detail. (I usually print 20x30 inch posters of daytime landscapes). And I never have to tweak them either. The HDR on the S5 produces really nice lighting balance too. At night time, I'll turn off the HDR sometimes to get brighter exposure. So I'm definitely staying with the S5. I really enjoy not needing to carry around a 2nd camera in case a magical sunset or great photo op presents itself.
62. ThatJennaGirl (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)
I have been with Apple since my third gen iPod. I recently abandoned my apple soapbox in favor of the s5 because the battery was so pitiful on my iPhone 5. At any given moment, for no reason, my phone would completely shut down though over 30% battery remained. This is hopefully no longer an issue with the 6 and I wish all 6 owners luck but I refuse to honor a company with my loyalty if their product cannot function under quite normal conditions. I also cannot fathom shutting down features and deleting apps and rebooting and wiping, all to coddle that stinkin battery. I plain switched to s5 because if that ever happens again, well I can open it up and get myself a new battery. Case closed (for me).
63. sting632 (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)
Why is it that no tech writer has the guts to just come out and say that Apple does not make the best phone anymore? This article is a great comparison, but people want the author's opinion too. The iPhone 6 IS very nice, I just got one for my wife. However, i believe that my S5 is just a better phone. Nicer screen, sharper pictures, better battery life, more customization options. I won't be switching.
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