Reader's choice: Samsung Galaxy S5 overpowers the Apple iPhone 6
posted by Peter K. / Oct 06, 2014, 3:27 AM
Last week, we asked you to step into our shoes and judge two hot smartphones on their own merits in several key categories. In the red corner, we put Cupertino's newest iPhone, the Apple iPhone 6; in the blue corner we have another battle-hardened veteran, the Samsung Galaxy S5. Just as we had expected, the clash was pretty fierce and heated one, but fortunately, we have a clear winner, even though by a not-so-large margin. All hail the Samsung Galaxy S5, which got hold of 12,583 votes and outscored the Apple iPhone 6 and its tally of 10,649 votes!
Unlike previous “reader's choice comparison” battles, in which the Galaxy S5 lost against both the LG G3 and the HTC One (M8), Samsung's flagship smartphone overwhelmed the iPhone 6 and snatched the title, fighting the latter off in three of the total four categories – Display, Interface and functionality, and Camera. The 4.7” iPhone wins in the Design department, although it was a pretty close call. It might sound like the Galaxy S5 ran circles around the iPhone in this comparison, but that's definitely not the case. Let's treat ourselves to a quick breakdown of the polls' results.
In the Design section, as we said, the Apple iPhone 6 succeeded in scoring an early advantage – some 3168 (50.85%) of you voted for it, however, the Galaxy flagship breathed down its neck with 3062 votes. That's it, 1:0 for the iPhone 6.
Moving on to the Display category, the Samsung device snatches 57.95% (3364) of the votes, its most definitive victory, and makes it transparent that the color-inaccurate, oversatured, and vivid display of the Galaxy S5 is better than the iPhone's LCD display, which is brighter, but not as color-punchy. The iPhone received just 42.05% of the vote, thus the score is tied.
The interface and functionality section was the theatre of yet another fierce battle between the prominent rivals. It looks like 54.3% (2987) of you put the feature-laden functionality of TouchWiz ahead of the beautiful simplicity of iPhone 6's iOS 8, which attracted 2514 fans (45.7% of the voters). Another win for Sammy.
The camera show-off brought yet another victory for the South Korea-based giant, as the photos and videos from its Galaxy S5 received a higher vote – 55.65% fancied them, whereas 44.35% decided that Cupertino's finest performs better in the imaging department. However, the majority wins.
And there we have it, thanks to your votes the Samsung Galaxy S5 reigns supreme and leaves the Apple iPhone 6 slightly trailing behind. Check out the complete rundown of the poll results in the gallery below and let us know whether you agree or disagree with them in the comments section!
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Samsung Galaxy S5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2 View Full specs
- Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
Wait this is based on what users here on PA choose? I'm surprised iPhone actually had so much votes, than... woot...
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 3:31 AM 6
Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014
Better design? That really worries me...
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 3:42 AM 15
Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013
Well it is better than the S5 to be honest. I mean dimpled back with the same form as the last 2 years whereas the iPhone is almost the same as last year and with hideous bands on it. It really was a lesser of two travesties sort of affair there.
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 3:50 AM 6
Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012
iPhone 6 and + both have the worst designs by Apple ever. I received iPhone 6 this morning for testing in our organization oh boy this phone feels so cheap n way too light. Lucky that I am not an Apple fan.
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 3:53 AM 12
Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012
@darkkjedii :-- I always tell the truth and you know that because I have told truth about you on quite a few articles. Why would I lie?? If it feels cheap it feels cheap. I am not a blind iFan like you and accept whatever crap Apple has to offer. Wake up mate and stop being Apple's b***ch
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 5:44 PM 1
Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010
How it feels is different than how it manages to withstand everday use. People need to get off this stupid "Feeling Premium" crap. The display versions of the HTC One and the new iphones are scratched and marred already. The S5 display looks like it just came out of the box and it's been on dispaly much longer. To me, this says millions on durability and what is actually premium. Don't like my response? Too bad. 28 years of owning plastic phones only backs up my experience that aluminum vs plastic is the biggest piece of hyped up s**t there is. I have phones probably older than you that look in better shape than the iphone6plus that was on display for only 6 hours after launch. This isn't premium. And certainly not for 1000 bucks. John B.
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 11:15 AM 6
Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012
Cheap? I'm sorry that's the opposite of what I felt when I got my 6 Plus. The design is seriously underrated by so many people. Even with a TPU case the phone is thin as hell. As for it's weight, it's heavier than the 5S and the same weight as the Z3C so I'm 99% sure your comment was a hate comment.
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 5:38 AM 0
Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014
plastic vs metal bad calibration dislpay vs ideal calibration display 240ghz flickering vs no flickering rosiness, blueness and oversatureted camera vs ideal camera
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 5:14 AM 0
Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 11, 2012
YALL ARE FUKING HIGH S5 DOESNT STAND A CHANCE AGAINST iPHONE 6
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 3:38 AM 5
Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012
Deep inside your heart you know that S5 kills the iPhone 6 in every damn way.
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 3:54 AM 20
Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013
Better design engineering (not that subjective material preference talking point), more polished OS, better hardware, more future proof, superior longevity, expandable storage options, even more durability on the road or go with a swappable battery life. These may just be my opinion, but I base my opinions on logical finding and experimenting in a comparison sort of format. Unless you're fancying the Apple ecosystem for a few gaming exclusives, there's little reason to touch it's hardware offerings outside of their tablet ecosystem.
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 5:06 PM 2
Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 27, 2014
Overall i may choose s5 for its price but it does not mean that iphone 6 is not good than s5.Just watch gta san andreas gameplay on lg g3 vs s5 vs iphone 5s.The game runs completely smooth on iphone 5s.Iphone 6 camera is good too,atleast not worse than galaxy s5. So just dont say things like ifu are android fan.
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 6:11 AM 0
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