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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)



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
Apple A8
Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5433

Processor

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm
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 (1036 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 22 days (522 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 22 days (522 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 6.3 oz (179 g)
4.55 oz (129.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
4.06 oz (115.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
 
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (swipe)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light
 
Touch sensitive control keys

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 849
 

Related phones

iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1334 x 750 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A8
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1810 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x
Galaxy Alpha
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 5 Octa
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 1860 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
    Samsung TouchWiz UI
Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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