Samsung Galaxy S4 VS iPhone 5S

Sara Cunningham April 9, 2013 0

Rumors are rife that Apple’s latest iPhone, the iPhone 5S is about to be released this coming June. The new iPhone champion from Apple is rumored to give Samsung a run for its money. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is currently the reigning Smartphone champion, how does it stack up to Apple’s latest iPhone 5S? Let’s put them side by side, Samsung Galaxy S4 against iPhone 5S’ rumored specs.


Samsung Galaxy S4 sports a highly-crafted look with a metallic band around its 5 inch body, and looks elegant in its “black mist” and “white frost” simplicity. How does it compare to the rumored design for iPhone 5S? It is said that iPhone 5S will look almost exactly like its iPhone 5 predecessors, so it means that in this regard, the iPhone will once again win the point from Samsung. The iPhone 5S is a delicate combination of glass and aluminum that Apple favors. The aesthetic perfection of exquisite chamfers cut by crystalline diamond and shiny beveled edges is the trademark of iPhone 5 which will definitely be inherited by its successor 5S.

Samsung Galaxy S4 VS iPhone 5S 2

Display Screen and Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is fitted with a 5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED 1920 x 1080 screen resolution and 441 ppi against iPhone 5S’ 4 inch display. However, rumors have it that the new iPhone will be using Sharp’s IGZO technology having a resolution of 2272 x 1280 and with 652 pixels per inch makes greater screen clarity. Galaxy S4 sports a 13 MP camera while iPhone 5S is rumored to have 12 MP.

Hardware and Software

The Galaxy S4 Smartphone features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor that clocks at 1.9 GHz which wiped the floor out of its competitors including Apple’s iPhone 5. It runs with the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, which according to users topped iOS 6 by a margin. According to rumors, Apple’s latest hardware is said to be a quad core A7 chipset which clocks at 1.2 GHz. Apple is said to roll out some new features along with its software update iOS 7 with the latest version of SiRi.

Memory and Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy comes with 2 GB RAM and comes with 16 GB, 32GB, and 64GB version with an expandable MicroSD slot up to 64 GB and a worldwide LTE connection. The iPhone 5S is rumored to upgrade its RAM from 1 GB to 2 GB available in a really cool 128 GB version, although no option for expandable MicroSD slot and worldwide LTE connection.

Battery the Life of the Party

The Galaxy S4 has a 2600 mAh to support its big guns hardware and iPhone 5S is rumored to have only 1700 mAh.


If the rumored iPhone 5S specs are true, a little speed bump and no major overhaul from iPhone 5 will hardly kick Samsung’s Galaxy S4 from its rightful place as the best Smartphone, at the moment. So does it mean we have to wait for iPhone 6 to see some real competition?

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