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Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha: specs comparison

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Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha: specs comparison
After an excessive amount of leaks, rumors, and speculations, Apple finally unveiled its latest and greatest device up until now, the iPhone 6. Undoubtedly, numerous iFans have spent the past few months searching high and low for yet another bit of info regarding the much-anticipated device. At the same time, probably an even bigger amount of potential buyers only now gets hold of some insight in what Apple has been prepping since its iPhone 5s.

Regardless of which group you have initially belonged to, you're probably eyeing the device with pleasure and calculating when exactly you'll be able to lay your hands on one. Yet, there's a third group of people, which are on the fence and hesitant on whether to opt for the iPhone 6 or choose one of its Android rivals. We are talking about Samsung's foray in metal-clad (sort of) Android smartphones, the Galaxy Alpha, as well as the manufacturer's flagship, the Galaxy S5 powerhouse.

The average consumer will probably notice next to no difference between the three devices in day-to-day performance, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't take the specs sheets of these three more-than-hot devices and throw them against each other in a specs face-off. As usual, the honorary winner will be chosen by you, so waste no more time, check out the specs below and share which is the clear winner in terms of pure hardware specs.

Apple iPhone 6
Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches

138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5
Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches

142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Dimensions

5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches

132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm

Weight

4.06 oz (115 g)

Apple iPhone 6
Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches

138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5
Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches

142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Dimensions

5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches

132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm

Weight

4.06 oz (115 g)

See the full Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha size comparison or compare them to other phones using our Size Comparison tool.


Display
Size
5.1 inches
4.7 inches
4.7 inches
Technology
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
Screen-to-body
69.76 %
65.71 %
70.22 %
Peak brightness
 
500 cd/m2 (nit)
 
Features
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Hardware
System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC (28 nm)
Apple A8
Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5433
Processor
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit
Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7
GPU
Adreno 330
PowerVR GX6450
Mali-T628 MP6
RAM
2GB LPDDR3
1GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage
32GB
128GB, not expandable
32GB
OS
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
Android (5.1 Lollipop, 4.4.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Battery
Capacity
2800 mAh
1810 mAh
1860 mAh
Talk time
21.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
 
 
Stand-by time
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
 
Talk time (3G)
21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
11.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
Internet use
 
3G: 10 hours; LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours
 
Music playback
67.00 hours
50.00 hours
37.00 hours
Video playback
13.00 hours
11.00 hours
10.00 hours
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
16 MP (BSI sensor, PDAF)
8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
Specifications
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm
Video recording
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
Recording format
MPEG4, H.264
 
MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
Features
HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, EIS
Front
2.1 MP
1.2 MP
2.1 MP
Video capture
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
Design
Dimensions
5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches (138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm)
5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches (132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm )
Weight
5.11 oz (145.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.55 oz (129.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.06 oz (115.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
Materials
Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum
Resistance
Water, Dust; IP67
 
 
Biometrics
Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (swipe)
Features
Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light
 
Touch sensitive control keys
Buyers information
Price
 
$ 849
 




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