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

49. VHMP01

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

iPhone 6 < Note I or Galaxy S3...

53. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Much mad that your iToy isn't as good as heck, even a toy? Don't get mad. I know the new iToy wasn't that good, but you don't need to get mad at me for it.

67. Kmdglee

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

If you cant handle Apple getting wasted then go email apple yourself and beg them to make a better phone cos many people won't really respect apple phones (excluding you and your apple fans) until it actually makes a significant change.

15. Danini1112

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 22, 2013

Only the iPhone Plus has the OIS, not the iPhone 6...(let's the confuse begin!)

16. daniyo420

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 16, 2013

does anyone actually have an s5 besides me.. the s5 is garbage... laggy, even with nova launcher, gets really hot for no reason. front camera is garbage in anything but perfect lighting and the same can be said about the 16mp back camera.. im not saying the iphone 6 is going to be amazing but i will say that my s5 doesnt exactly beat out my iphone5

23. Onlinector720

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

Thats true,My uncle Bought an S5 And even after just 4 or 5 days It was lagging as hell even when you were playing with a normal game such as 2048 it was really hot for again no reason..

68. Kmdglee

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

maybe he didnt get rid of his recent apps cos if those keep piling up that can make the phone laggy. You can get rid of the recent apps by clicking the bottom left button. Yeah you havent really told us where the problem actually comes from becuase if its a simple problem like removing recent apps then your uncle doesnt know how to use a phone.

25. maherk

Posts: 6881; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Cool story bro. It needs a bit of scenario tweaking to make it more believable, but kuddos for your first draft Apple boy.

28. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

you don't say anything exactly where S5 doesn't beat the iphone5?

62. Dr.Hye

Posts: 95; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I have an s5 and I don't have those problems you must not have an s5 or your lying, and look for an excuse to talk trash.

19. maherk

Posts: 6881; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

"Naturally, Apple boasts that the newest iPhone devices come with the most color-accurate, have the best viewing angles, and are its most advanced Multi-Touch displays ever." Yeah right!! Lol

29. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

PA wtf , "The Apple iPhone 6 has all the potential to dethrone its opponent in the photography department.". This is becoming childish PA , at least be reasonable

32. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

leave it! apple fan reader need their hype too.

31. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Are you just going by what Apple said or have you gone through the phone yourself ?Are you reliant upon Apple for your article? Do your own research to verify truth and disprove false information from Apple .Remember Apple is trying to get the phones sold in numbers, so they will say anything.

33. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Biased as usual. Massive difference in pixel density. ..... won't be noticed (bet it would be had it have been the other way round). No mention that the s5 ALSO has phase detection focus. S5 with Android L (bringing improved speed and better battery life) won't be a match for ios 8. Saying the s5 is water resistant to some extent (why not just say it is water resistant. ... WHICH IT IS). And saying android can't rely on bigger screens anymore. .... Android flagships STILL have screens that are half inch bigger in phones that have a barely bigger footprint than th iPhone 6. And don't get me started on how bad the iwatch is

37. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

PhoneArena is being turned into iSheep mush...

69. Kmdglee

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

You do realise you are being a bit biased as well but you do have a point. The s5 is water resistant to upto 30 min which is prob why they said "to some extent". Iwatch isn't all bad. I like the design and some other parts of it but its really not that durable. you knock it on the table and its prob scratched or something. Also iwatch and its features isnt really a big suprise cos samsung already released the s gear like ages ago

34. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

Guys, help me out here. I've never owned an iPhone, only Android devices. The only Apple devices I own are a 15 inch MacBook Pro Retina and an iPad Mini. (Check my devices page in my profile). I'm am not impartial towards one brand or the other. But, I love Android phones and my phone portfolio is vast. I had a Note 2 and have a Note 3 right now, however I am thinking of keeping my 3 and grabbing the 128gb 6 Plus and just picking up the Note 5 next year. I figure it'd be a decent "break" from Android for a year until the Note 5 is released next year. Thoughts? Don't be shy.

40. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Why do you need two phones? If you insist on getting another large phone, I think the iP6 Plus wouldn't be bad, if you have the money. Or you could get something like Moto X (2013 or 2014), which would give you a decent "break" from Samsung's Android, by far the worst of all. A Nexus device wouldn't be a bad choice either. These are all amazing devices. Stock or near-stock Android is miles ahead of any other manufacturer skin. In the end it's your choice, depending on what you value in a smartphone...

36. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Why is nobody talking about the iPhone 6's hideous back? It looks like an unfinished blueprint or something...

42. eldyagustius

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

The only straight rival to iPhone 6 is Nexus devices, perhaps Nexus X/Nexus 5 (2014), not S5.

43. lowell

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

Its not about the number of specs, its about the performance and how you use it. If you do an actual comparison of the 2 devices in terms of its performance for me iPhone is better. What's the point of having those high specs if your device still runs crappy. iPhone has managed to have a dual core processor with 1 GB of RAM and still runs smoothly, that means they have better engineering. They're not into specs, its just number. They're into the performance on how you use it in your everyday life.

44. BlankSpaceNai

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

Again, I see this again, talking about the 'performance' yet I dont think you understand how the iphone actually works... On android, if I wanted that buttery smooth interface like the iphone, all I had to do was go to my google play store, search for google now launcher, download..apply..boom...insanely fast and smooth! Thats a free launcher you can get btw... The reason why apple is able to do it on its 'low specs' device is because the system itself devotes everything to the IMMEDIATE interaction with the phone, it devotes nearly all its power to making sure your interaction is buttery smooth all the time on whatever your doing, but this is because it also lacks multi app support. Meaning it does one thing at a time, and not just apps. It must do this otherwise it can really cause problems with devices (Thus why you hear people who have massive amounts of crashes on Iphones when playing games? Same concept, it cant do two things and when it does, it crashes) Not to be insulting, but know what your saying before you say it. Know HOW the system works the way it does otherwise you'll just open yourself to the ridicule or hate of the people on these articles.

45. jbrissett

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

all you fools dont understand the concept, apple fans are loyal to arguably the best smartphone in the world, apple phones are great!! very minimal lagging and freezing up! samsung comes out with a new phone how often??? we seen the galaxy s5 drop almost directly after the s4 after , galaxy does not put enough love and hard work into their devices, thats why a new one drops every 4 months. Since jan 2014 we seen the note 2, note 3, note 4, galaxy s4, s5, galaxy alpha, and a note edge. How many tries will it take to get the perfect samsung flagship? Now that apple has a phablet, samsung is sure to drop a s6 and note 5 in 2015. The only things samsung is good for is cheap phones, and now that the iphone 5c is free and the 5s is 99$ samsung is losing that race also.

47. BlankSpaceNai

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

um...apple does the same thing sir...they launch a new iphone every year. Samsung has two seperate series. The Galaxy series and the Note Series. One is for phablets, the other is for your normal smart phone..each one comes out yearly, same as iphones. You just made a complaint about samsung that Apple does themselves..... But taking your argument into perspective, since apple does the exact same thing, then by your own logic, then apple doesnt spend enough time to perfect their phone right? >_> seriously...

48. jbrissett

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

seriously?? then according to what u said the iphone plus and the iphone are different series, 4s released oct 2011, 5s and 5c came out 2014 and iphone 6 and plus 2015 , how do you compare that to 7 different phones that all suppose to be the best thin samsung has to offer? and what about the s5 coming out when the s4 hasnt been on the market for 9 months? why is that ? and why did samsung alphacome out with a phone with a metal design, when we all know that samsung is use to that cheap plastic material . why is androids os trying to be the next ios, and we wont even began to talk about that horrific galaxy gear watch. lets take ur argument into perspective, in the last 4 yrs apple has had 3-4 phones , and samsung has 6-7phones. android tries to copy apple in everyway, but always falls a inch short, lets see what gonna happen with androids health kit and maybe they will get a mobile wallet soon.

56. BlankSpaceNai

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

.....Okay, now I think your being sarcastic. Google Wallet has been around for a very very long time. Not only that, but Im going directly by your description of phones being released. Definition of a different device to seperate Galaxy phones from Iphones. Whats different between both the Galaxy devices and the Galaxy Note devices, in comparrison with the Iphones. Between the Regular Number, the C and the S series. What major differences are between them? With the Note Series, we gain a bigger screen (Just like the new Iphone 6) better hardware internally (Just like the Iphone). The S-Pen, something specific to the Note Series. The often enough monster sized battery, also specific. More Ram (just like the Iphone to the plus), NOTE software, which is specific to the note series. Now with the Iphone, what major differences come between those models? THe C has a plastic shell...the S has better hardware, the normals are themselves, yet each one doesnt hold a larger benefit other than internal hardware. That doesn't constitute as a 'different' series of phone, but an upgrade or downgrade of a device, similar to models like the ONE series, the LG G series, or the Galaxy Series. When it comes to new devices, to consider them a different series of phone or device, there must be something SPECIFIC to that series of phone that cannot be found on the others BASED purely on the construction or hardware of the device. Example would be differences between models of Cars. Computer series (Dell and Alienware devices), There must be a solid reason for the change of hardware for the increase of software or extra components. Iphones arent in the same catagory as its just an update to the current software to play the same tune, just better. Note series on Galaxy are increased to incorporate more, one being the S-pen interface, something exclusive to the note series. The Alpha is most likely what they are using to soon replace the Mini series. Or it could be their own, but its simply put, a change in the design of the galaxy phones, which I dont quite think puts them in their own catagory like say the ZOOM series or the NOTE series. When you try to troll someone, you have to be able to make your argument sound safe. Trolling is a prevention of action or information, or a purposeful nature to aggravate someone. What your doing is the opposite called stirring the bee hive. A very very simple and often juvenile way to garnish quick attention with little effort. A major difference as trolling often takes a bit more of a crafty nature, while screaming out false information in order to gain attention is the same as a kid screaming out lies to get a reaction. Just saying, its kinda boring.

57. jbrissett

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

nobody cares what you get and your proving my point again and thanks for bringing up the mini series. Im not trying to troll anyone, my original post was not a reply , its how i feel, if u find it boring dont read it!! iphone has the best interface period, 5 5s and 5c are all the same phone with minor adjustments, s2 s3 s4 s5 was all suppose to be the next best thing, when the 5c dropped we know that was a just a more affordable version, there was nothing inaccurate about my posts, its the truth. samsung is a brand n apple is the brand so note or s series no difference, and facts are as follows: go lookup how many phones samsung galaxy came out with since 2012 , s series or note anything that starts with samsung galaxy !!

60. BlankSpaceNai

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

Thats the thing sir. If your posting something on the web, and your telling people to NOT READ IT if they dont like it, why post it at all? Your giving up your opinion to public domain, something everyone can see, and if they see a flaw in your logic, you will be called out for it. The fact you cant TAKE that opinion while relaying on the "IF YOU DONT LIKE IT, DONT READ IT" argument, shows your not ready to post for the world to see, you're still too sensitive. As much as you can try to find the flaw in the logic, you just arent quite there yet to put it into words... In the last 4 years, lets COMPARE the improvements with both devices? What has Apple brought to the table in the last 4 years, compared to samsungs improvements? What about in features? Additions? development? How do these improvements follow to their other additions to technology? Compare that to Apples? I bet you its a rather large difference between the two. Your boasting about one thing, performance, something that can easily be done on android with a quick download on the playstore, its not special. You can get the same function of control within 10 seconds by downloading a launcher, a FREE launcher. Yet you wont acknowledge this, because as long as you continue to scream and yell, you feel you can drown out anyone else who says otherwise. You want to find the flaws in everyone elses stuff because THEY keep seeing the flaws in yours, but the difference is that your flaw has remained the same for years, and the things you used to feel were your own, the things that made your Iphone great, has been advanced even further on android. You see people talking about their multi-windows, their NFCS, their wifi-direct, their Ultra Power Savers, their water/dust resistance, their anti-scratch screens, their SD cards, their removable batteries, their easy plug and play usage, and on and on and on. As much as your trying to garnish more attention, this is the equivalent of an adult trying to teach a kid that they cant have cookies for dinner. You just dont know any better, but you think you do. But Im fine with wasting time with you here as you try to find new things to argue with me, you wont win, but we can waste as much time as you like here till you get all the attention you need to make yourself feel special for the day ^^

71. Kmdglee

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

U say that we dont understand the concept. How do i know that you understand the concept.u cant really go judging whether the manufacturers put in hard work or not cos u dont work there. samsung phones have developed and changed greatly and have released more phones out whereas apple havent really made much significant changes changes except design and that finger scanner. There phones went downhill for me ever since steve jobs died cos apple phones actually changed significantly when he was alive.
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