PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s


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Samsung Galaxy S5 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Has expandable storage microSD vs None Use storage cards to increase your phone's capacity for apps and data
Much faster maximum data rate 1,733 Mbit/s vs 300 Mbit/s More than 5.8x faster maximum data rate
Is waterproof Yes vs No Somewhat common; Protected against the elements--and accidents
Much faster processor 2.5 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 90% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Significantly higher resolution front camera 16 MP vs 8 MP 2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Noticeably bigger screen 5.1" vs 4" More than 25% bigger screen
Significantly more battery capacity 2,800 mA·h vs 1,560 mA·h Around 80% more battery capacity
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1136 x 640 More than 2.8x higher resolution
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
Much better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 100 Mb/s 50% better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Sharper screen 431 ppi vs 325 ppi Around 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 825,000 apps Around 5% more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 4x higher def video
Longer standby time 23,328 min vs 14,976 min More than 55% longer standby time
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
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Lighter 112 g vs 145 g Around 25% lighter

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S5  vs iPhone 5s 

Without a doubt, it’s a pretty cool and slick feature, especially when the audio also receives the same slow motion treatment as well.
iPhone 5s

Apple resisting the urge to get into a megapixel race with Nokia, Samsung and Sony, has opted to stick with an 8-megapixel sensor for the rear camera, but with enhancements to the sensor itself, the flash, and the shooting modes available.
iPhone 5s


8.0 Out of 10
8.7 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy S5  vs
iPhone 5s 
Size 5.1" 4"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1136 x 640
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 431 ppi 325 ppi


Clock speed 2.5 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system Android 4.4.2 iOS 7
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 825,000 apps


Maximum data rate 1,733 Mbit/s 300 Mbit/s
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Galaxy S5  vs
iPhone 5s 
Weight 145 g 112 g
Thickness 8.1 mm 7.6 mm
Size 72.5 x 142 x 8.1 mm 58.6 x 123.8 x 7.6 mm
Numeric keypad None None
Keyboard None None
Is waterproof Yes No


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a compass Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes Yes

photo & video

Camera 16 MP 8 MP
Resolution 16 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.1 MP 1.2 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 1,260 min 600 min
Standby time 23,328 min 14,976 min
Capacity 2,800 mA·h 1,560 mA·h
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I consider iPhone 5 s is better than the Galaxy S5 in terms of design and appearance, but when it comes to other significant features, I would give leading marks to S5. I went through a post that explained me about its various specs and features.
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