The Galaxy S5 vs. iPhone 5s war seems to be leaning in Samsung's favor, according to a recent Telegraph report.
More than 38 percent of the users who upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S5 switched from an Apple iPhone. The data was gathered by the mobile trade-in website CompareMyMobile. The Galaxy S5 sales are double of what the S4 reached by this time in 2013.
However, this data was a bit skewed considering that the majority of Apple users switching to the GS5 traded in 2011's iPhone 4s. Still, those loyal customers could have purchased an iPhone 5 or 5s instead.
So how does the Galaxy S5 stack up against the latest iPhone. Here was our original spec comparison.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display. Samsung chose to go with an even larger display this time around as Apple played it completely safe by giving the 5s the same screen size as the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5s features a 4-inch display with 1136 x 640 resolution at 326 ppi. It's still a strong display for the iPhone, but fails in terms of innovation. The Galaxy S5 screen is sure to impress and Apple will have to step it up a bit if they want to catch up to Samsung in this department.
The Galaxy S5 comes with a new "glam" exterior design that gives it a perforated back plate that shines in different lighting. At first glance it doesn't seem like much of a change and the phone will have to be released to tell if it's a significant improvement. For this reason, Apple takes the cake by default for the design as it maintains the same classy design as seen on past iPhones. Very little change is necessary when dealing with the company's flagship device.
Both the iPhone 5s and Galaxy S5 cater to those in the fitness world. The iPhone 5s comes with the M7 motion coprocessor and the Galaxy S5 comes equipped with S Health and its very own heart rate monitor. Both sets of components are used to measure health and fitness and help the owner progress in an exercise routine and lifestyle. Its tough to say who has the advantage here without using both smartphones.
The Galaxy S5 seemed to take a lot of its cues from Apple this time around instead of implementing new features and drastically improving on the design. The iPhone 5s is also not much of a step up from its predecessor and it seems that both companies are running out of ideas to innovate in a way that keeps the market interesting. Consumers wouldn't go wrong purchasing either one of these devices and judging from the GS5 unveiling, the iPhone 5s will be able to hold its own against Samsung's latest.