After a long wait, we got to see the first look of the Samsung Galaxy S IV smartphone. After Apple’s iPhone 5 which was released last year, this is the latest entrant to add fuel to the already-burning rivalry between the two leading smartphone manufacturers in the world. Since March 14th 2013, the question which is on everybody’s mind is – how different is the Galaxy S IV from the iPhone 5?
Well, we will have to wait a little (just a couple of weeks in fact) for the Galaxy S IV to be made available in markets all over the world from April 2013. But as a snippet, Samsung has revealed a few features of their latest creation – and thus making sure that when it finally arrives, the gadget-freaks are dying to own it. And it is obvious that there is simply no way the comparison between Galaxy S IV and iPhone 5 is going to fizz out anytime soon.
With the information we have, let us look at how these two smartphones are different from each other:
#1. Display: While the iPhone 5 has a 4.0-inch touchscreen display, the new Galaxy S IV comes with a substantially larger 5.0-inch display screen. The S IV also has a HD-Super AMOLED screen with 441 ppi resolution, while the screen of the iPhone 5 has a resolution of 326 ppi.
#2. Battery: The battery available for the iPhone 5 is a 1440 mAh one, while the battery of the Galaxy S IV is a 2600 mAh one. Moreover the iPhone 5’s battery is sealed to the device, and cannot be removed. But for Samsung, this is not the case.
#3. Operating System: The iOS of Apple has always been very user-friendly. The Android 4.2.2 Jellybean OS equipped in the Galaxy S IV is believed to be as easy to use as the iPhone 5’s iOS 6.
#4. Memory: While the iPhone 5 has a 1 GB RAM, the S IV comes with a 2 GB RAM. Moreover, the S IV gives you more memory than the iPhone 5. While the built-in memory options of the S IV are available in 16, 32, and 64 GB (similar to that of the iPhone 5), it also has a microSD slot which can hold external memory cards up to 64 GB.
#5. Camera: The quality of the Primary camera is better in the S IV. While the Primary camera in the iPhone 5 was 8-megapixels, the S IV is equipped with 13-megapixels camera. The 2-megapixels Secondary camera of the S IV is also better than the 1.2-megapixels one of the iPhone 5.
By the looks of it, the Galaxy S IV has an upper-hand over the iPhone 5. Now, we have to wait and see what Apple comes up with next.