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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Samsung Galaxy S5

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Display

Size:

5.0 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels, 441 PPI
1920 x 1080 pixels, 432 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

71.91 %
69.76 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC

Processor:

Quad-core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm

GPU:

Adreno 320
Adreno 330

RAM:

2GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage:

64GB
32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 64 GB
microSDXC up to 128 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity:

2600 mAh
2800 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable
Li - Ion, User replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

13 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
16 MP (BSI sensor, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.14 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Features:

EIS
HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

2 MP
2.1 MP

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm)
5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)

Weight:

4.59 oz (130.0 g)
5.11 oz (145.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP67

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (swipe)

Features:

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

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Blue, Red, White
Black, Gold, Blue, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800 Lower)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro SIM
Micro SIM

VoLTE:

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
MHL

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 3.0

Features:

Mass storage device, OTG, Charging, Video out
Mass storage device, OTG, Charging, Video out

HDMI:

Yes
Yes

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter

Other:

NFC, ANT+, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, (MP3)
Haptic feedback, (MP3)

Other features:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Mar 14, 2013

FCC ID value:

A3LGTI9505 link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.50 W/kg

Body:

0.65 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.17 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.67 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 14, 2013
Feb 24, 2014
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