Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: in-depth specs comparison

The Apple iPhone 6 is no longer hidden below a thick veil of mystery, as Apple finally revealed the much-awaited flagship at a “historic” event today. After several years of dwelling in the realm of 4-inch displays, the iPhone lineup has finally scored a pretty substantial bump in its display size – from 4” all the way up to 4.7”, finally putting it (sort of) closer to the size league of its Android rivals, most of which have been hopping over the 5” inch barrier for quite some time now...
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72 Comments

1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

S5 was bigger upgrade than Iphone 6 , that I can tell you , also s5 better display camera and water dust proof

4. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

IPod touch design? Minor upgrade . I'm so surprised that most of the people complain about the 6 months cycle of Sony whereas compare to iPhone that 6 months have significant improvement . Now iPhone it took a year for these so called upgrade. Amazing . Anyways by the end of the day it's preference . Good luck apple lovers.

12. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Neil Armstrong : a small step for androidworld but a big step for apple

18. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

+1 hahaha. Still Neil Armstrong never step on the moon.

20. bachir8k

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

but we have to give credit to Apple for once again pushing its limits, mmm excuse me, which limits you are talking about? Apple is trying to catch the others since IP5....

26. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

The Sony Z3 makes the iPhone 6 look like a bad joke... Oh well, i5heep fans will flock to their maker and buy it anyway. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!

50. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

IPhone 6 looks kind of impressive when compared to the galaxy s3 LOL.

41. torr310

Posts: 1671; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I feel this write-up isn't helping me at all because all of the information is based "on paper". User experiences or real life tests are much more practical.

2. Busyboy unregistered

S5. Build quality goes to iPhone

3. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

S5 anyday...........

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Note IV for ever

17. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Can't wait to get mine :(

5. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Its funny how PA is really trying to avoid and play down the fact that apple has kept the resolution of the new iphone low. I've read it several times now that "nobody will notice" and its "next gen". I've read plenty of mid tier android handset reviews where Phonearena has described the 720p resolution as good but not flagship!!

7. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

the 5s won on display comparisons...what makes you think the 6 wont?

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Which display comparison? Yours?

30. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

BGR, The Verge & Gizmodo's LOL

13. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Now where did you get that informatiom from???

35. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

+1 to you, sir! For example, everybody bashed the Moto X one year ago when it had a 720p display at a flagship price, but now that the iPhone 6 has a barely more than 720p display at a flagship price, "nobody will notice" and it's "next gen". This is a pathetic bias by iPhoneArena...

6. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

What is this sentence PA? :"One of the upper hands the iPhone 6 has over the Galaxy S5 is the OIS (optical image stabilization) aboard." Does Iphone 6 has OIS or the one who wrote this article is cucu crazy? From what I know iphone 6plus has OIS and the 4.7" model that you are comparing in this article lacks OIS.

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This. Their last article "9 things that could have made the iPhone 6 better," they mentioned higher resolution and OIS. Here they're saying it has OIS... PA is drunk.

10. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

Or the guy who wrote this article is a noob.

22. maherk

Posts: 6950; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It could be Ray, but we should excuse him, maybe his tears, after all the criticism the iP6 and toyWatch has received, are bothering him while typing.

27. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

the 4.7 inch iphone 6 has no ois only the iphone 6 plus has ios hahaha too good iphone failed note 4 u will be mine very soon

38. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

The error in the article has been changed.

54. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Drunk indeed, they are spreading false information about the camera too, just to make it seems as good as the Galaxy S5. It is clearly stated that the iPhone 5S had 1.5 micron pixels, the iPhone 6 was also advertised as having 1.5 micron pixels and also being 8mp, if they had increased the sensor size to 1/2.6" as PA said the pixels would be larger and not the same size, or should i say the sensor is exactly the same size as the one on the 5S.

11. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I think they should compare the iPhone 6 to the Samsung Galaxy S3. That would be a much better comparison.

21. Onlinector720

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

Just shut it up and think before you open that garbage,and people like you call themselves geeks or whatever..LOL

24. maherk

Posts: 6950; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

No need to get mad kiddo. 13mp, bigger battery, quad core, 2gb of ram, sd card and the list can go on and on, so yeah he got every right to ask for that comparison. Still, I wouldn't go as far as to ask for a iP6 vs S3 comparison, I would love an iP6 vs S2 comparison.

39. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

S3 had a 8MP camera.

46. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

iPhone 6= Note I or Galaxy S3...
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