PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of S4 vs iPhone 6s


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Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G) and Battery capacity


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Galaxy S4
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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Sharper screen 440 ppi vs 325 ppi More than 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1334 x 750 More than 2x higher resolution
More battery capacity 2,600 mA·h vs 1,715 mA·h More than 50% more battery capacity
Supports multitasking Yes vs No Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
Bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 825,000 apps Around 5% more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Lighter 130 g vs 143 g Around 10% lighter
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.7" More than 5% bigger screen
Better theoretical download speed 20 Mb/s vs 7.2 Mb/s More than 2.8x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
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Significantly more processing power 7,499 vs 3,414 Around 2.2x better passmark score
Store much more stuff 128 GB vs 64 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 4x higher def video
Thinner 7.1 mm vs 7.9 mm More than 10% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S4  vs iPhone 6s 

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Galaxy S4

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy S4  vs
iPhone 6s 
Size 5" 4.7"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1334 x 750
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 440 ppi 325 ppi


Clock speed 1.9 GHz 1.84 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
Internal storage 64 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Camera 13 MP 12 MP
Resolution 13 MP 12 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 5 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 3.5G
HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 1,020 min 840 min
Capacity 2,600 mA·h 1,715 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S4  vs
iPhone 6s 
Weight 130 g 143 g
Thickness 7.9 mm 7.1 mm
Size 69.8 x 136.6 x 7.9 mm 67.1 x 138.3 x 7.1 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system Android 5.0 iOS 10
Multitasking Yes No
App store Android Market Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 825,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth
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