PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Featured in Best Rugged vs Apple iPhone 5

Performance

Processing power and speed

Geekbench and BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G) and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Featured in Best Rugged vs Apple iPhone 5

geekbench Processor and memory performance

When we ran several benchmarks repeatedly over a 20 minute period, we noted that the Galaxy S4 throttled the CPU and Adreno 320 graphics chip and benchmark numbers dropped.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Featured in Best Rugged | by MobileTechReview (May, 2013)

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

The web browser is fast and functional, with support for multiple windows, embedded YouTube videos, along other gimmicks like smart scroll for panning by tilting the phone and air gestures for navigating without having to touch the screen.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Featured in Best Rugged | by PhoneArena (Jun, 2013)

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

One exception is GLBenchmark that measures 3D graphics performance, where the S4 pulled ahead in a meaningful way.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Featured in Best Rugged | by MobileTechReview (May, 2013)

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Anything runs flawlessly, from 3D games and heavy web pages, to any CPU- or GPU-intensive application you can think of.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Featured in Best Rugged | by PhoneArena (Jun, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Significantly faster graphics 15.5 fps vs 6.7 fps More than 2.2x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Faster web browser 2,895 vs 2,501 More than 15% better BrowserMark score
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Much higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1136 x 640 More than 2.8x higher resolution
Much more battery capacity 2,600 mA·h vs 1,440 mA·h More than 80% more battery capacity
Significantly faster processor 1.9 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 45% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
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
Significantly sharper screen 440 ppi vs 325 ppi More than 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly longer talk time (3G) 900 min vs 480 min Around 90% longer talk time (3G); go days without charging
Noticeably bigger screen 5" vs 4" 25% bigger screen
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s 5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
More RAM 2 GB vs 0.99 GB More than 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
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Store much more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Significantly lighter 112 g vs 151 g More than 25% lighter
Records higher def video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 30x higher def video
Thinner 7.6 mm vs 9.1 mm More than 15% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Featured in Best Rugged  vs Apple iPhone 5 

9.5
9.0
Call quality is superb, data speeds over LTE 4G are excellent and the display has those better than life colors that many love.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Featured in Best Rugged

8.5
9.0
Armed with an 8-megapixel iSight camera, it doesn’t improve upon the megapixel count of its processor, but nevertheless, the addition of an improved backside illuminated sensor combined with a retooled lens coughs up even better visuals with the iPhone 5.
Apple iPhone 5

8.0
9.0
Apple has done away with layers of technology below the screen to bring the display as close to the glass as possible, something it says will bring increased brightness and sharpness to the user's eye.
Apple iPhone 5

Overall

8.6 Out of 10
8.6 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Featured in Best Rugged  vs
Apple iPhone 5 
Size 5" 4"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1136 x 640
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 440 ppi 325 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.9 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
RAM 2 GB 0.99 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 64 GB

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 1.2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE (20 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (100 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 900 min 480 min
Capacity 2,600 mA·h 1,440 mA·h

form factor

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Featured in Best Rugged  vs
Apple iPhone 5 
Weight 151 g 112 g
Thickness 9.1 mm 7.6 mm
Size 71.3 x 139.7 x 9.1 mm 58.6 x 123.8 x 7.6 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No No

software

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

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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