Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Apple iPhone 5

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Display

Display size

5.0 inches
4.0 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
640 x 1136 pixels

Pixel density

441 ppi
326 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

71.91 %
60.82 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.14 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Digital image stabilization
Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling

Front

2 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm)
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum

Colors

Black, Blue, Red, White
Black, White

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 8974
Apple A6

Processor

Quad-core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Apple Swift, 32 nm

GPU

Adreno 320
PowerVR SGX543MP3

RAM

2 GB
1 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
64 GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

up to 64 GB
 

OS

Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2)
iOS (10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6)

Battery

Capacity

2600 mAh
1440 mAh

Stand-by time

 
9.4 days (225 hours)
the average is 20 days (480 h)

Talk time (3G)

17.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)
8.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

15.4 days (370 hours)
the average is 25 days (602 h)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

13.3 days (320 hours)
the average is 24 days (570 h)
 

Music playback

62.00 hours
40.00 hours

Video playback

11.00 hours
10.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18
Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 13

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

 
800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

Yes
 

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band

USB

USB 2.0
Yes

Connector

microUSB
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging, Video out
Mass storage device

HDMI

Yes
 

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Other

NFC, ANT+, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Notifications

Notification light, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Hearing aid compatibility

 
M4, T4

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
TV-out

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Mar 14, 2013
Sep 12, 2012

FCC ID value: A3LGTI9505 link
FCC ID value: BCG-E2599A link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.50 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Body

0.65 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.17 W/kg
1.57 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.67 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
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