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Galaxy S5’s top competitor is only Apple’s iPhone 6

Galaxy S5’s top competitor is only Apple’s iPhone 6

NEW YORK: Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6 were launched earlier this year in February and in September respectively. In fact these devices feature the top tier models released by Samsung and Apple and prove to be direct competitors.

The iPhone 6 has a bigger display than the prior iPhone models, but this is still shy of the 5.1 inch display of the Galaxy S5. The S5 features a super AMOLED display which supports a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels at a density of 432 ppi. The iPhone 6 has an IPS LCD screen measuring 4.7 inches. It supports a resolution of 750 by 1334 pixels and has a pixel density of 326 ppi.

In terms of physical dimensions, the Galaxy S5 weighs in at 145 grams and measures 142 mm by 72.5 mm by 8.1 mm. In contrast, the iPhone weighs only 129 grams and measures 138.1 mm by 67 mm by 6.9 mm. The iPhone is better suited to fit into an individual’s pocket.

Considering the design features, the S5 has faux metal edges made out of plastic and features a dotted pattern. The display of the S5 is also water resistant and is protected by a Gorilla Glass. The iPhone 6 features an all-aluminium single-body design. However, the screen does not have any protection and users will have to take care of their iPhones in order to not damage them.

The iPhone 6 also features a fingerprint touch ID sensor which is compatible with the Apple Pay service and can be used to easily make payments at authorized stores.

The S5 is equipped with a 16 MP rear camera as compared to the 8 MP rear cameras in the iPhone 6. However, Apple has worked on the software integration a lot and this leads to subtle details which are not captured by the S5. These differences are notable when images are zoomed into or cropped. The iPhone camera quality remains consistent across different lighting conditions. Both these devices allow users to record videos in slow motion although the S5 videos seem to be a little choppy or grainy. However, the S5 still has one of the best cameras available on smart phones, despite being outdone by Apple here.

The iPhone 6 features an 1810 mAh battery which is non-removable. This has a standby time of 250 hours and allows a talk time of 14 hours. The S5 boasts of a 2800 mAh battery and offers 390 hours of standby and 21 hours of talk time. The S5 also features a power saving mode which can be used when the phone is out of battery. The device will then resort to a black and white display and limit the battery usage by applications. This feature allows an extra uptime of 24 hours when the battery runs down to 10 percent.

The S5 is cheaper than the iPhone 6 when comparing the 16 GB variants. The S5 comes at $80 for a two year subscription while the iPhone 6 costs $199 for the same subscription duration.