iPhone 5S vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 Comparison and Review: Which Mobile Phone is Best?

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 has been out for quite a while now and it would look like it could outdo the one-year old iPhone 5S. The two companies have been trying to outdo each other by releasing faster, smarter, and maybe bigger smartphones each generation. Now, we'll look at how the two phones fare against each other.

At first glance, the iPhone 5S looks considerably smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S5. The iPhone only measures 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm while the Galaxy measures at 142 x 73 x 8.1mm. The Galaxy is also heavier than the iPhone, weighing in at 145g compared to the latter's 112g.

Material-wise, the iPhone looks better and more robust than the Galaxy, being made out of anodized aluminum whereas the Galaxy is only made out of plastic.

A bigger phone means a bigger screen and the Galaxy S5 has a massive 5.1-inch screen when the iPhone only has a 4-inch screen. The Galaxy also beats it in screen resolution with a full HD 1920 x 1080 display. The iPhone only has a 1136x640 resolution display.

The iPhone sports an ARM v8-based 1.8GHz dual-processor, while the Galaxy has a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with a 2.5GHz speed. When both are run with a SunSpider JavaScript test, both are almost equally on par with each other.

When it comes to graphics, the iPhone is equipped with a PowerVR G6430 GPU, while the Galaxy S5 has Adreno 330 GPU, which is faster than what the iPhone has. The Galaxy is faster when it comes to playing games and apps but both still have the capacity to play anything in their respective app stores.

The iPhone packs a 1GB RAM memory, while the Galaxy is equipped with 2GB RAM. The iPhone comes in three storage-size versions, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB, while the Galaxy only comes in 16GB and 32GB versions. A 64GB version of the Galaxy is not in the works and it is uncertain on whether consumers will get one.

For a full list of the two phone's spec details, visit Phone Arena here.