Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 6s

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Display

Display size

5.1 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
750 x 1334 pixels

Pixel density

432 ppi
326 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

69.76 %
65.71 %

Colors

16 777 216
 

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC
Apple A9 APL0898

Processor

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm
Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 330
PowerVR GT7600

RAM

2 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32 GB
128 GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
 

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)

Battery

Capacity

2800 mAh
1715 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, User replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Talk time

21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1117 min)
 

Stand-by time

16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1404 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1404 min)

Internet use

 
3G: 10 hours; LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours

Music playback

67.00 hours
50.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
11.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
12 megapixels

Features

Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Phase detection autofocus
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

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: 1.22 μm

Flash

LED
Dual LED

Software Features

Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Night mode, Scenes, Effects
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Geo tagging

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
 

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2.1 megapixels
5 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
 

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

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, Gold, Blue, White
Gold, Silver, Rose gold, Space gray

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

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

CDMA

 
800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz

Data Speed

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A
EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Global Roaming

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

MHL
 

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
 

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
 

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, Flash Video, MKV, WebM
 

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.2

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Attribute Protocol (ATT), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol (L2CAP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Multi-Channel Adaptation Protocol (MCAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Scan Parameters Profile (ScPP), Security Manager Protocol, Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)
 

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 3.0
Lightning

Features

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

HDMI

Yes
 

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Apple Pay

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

 
M3, T4

Internet browsing

Browser

Google Chrome
 

supports

HTML, HTML5
 

Built-in online services support

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
 

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, (MP3)
 

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
 

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Health management
 

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
 

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Push e-mail
 

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk, ChatON
 

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Sep 09, 2015

 
FCC ID value: BCG-E2946A link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.45 W/kg

Body

 
0.38 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.58 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 849

Availability

Officially announced

Feb 24, 2014
Sep 09, 2015
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