Galaxy S5 vs. iPhone 5s: Samsung and Apple Flagships War

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By Karla Danica Figuerres | February 26, 2014 5:44 PM EST

Samsung and Apple have been rivals for quite some time. The two tech giants are fighting to be the best premium smartphone in the market and Samsung's giving a huge punch with the Galaxy S5. Here is a comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the iPhone 5s. Which smartphone wins the flagship war?

Display


Processor


RAM

Storage


Video


Connectivity


Operating System

Camera

Size

Weight

Battery

Fingerprint scanner

Samsung Galaxy S5

5.1 FHD Super AMOLED 1920 x 1080

2.5-GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805

2GB

16GB/32GB (expandable to 64GB)

30 fps 1080p video, real-time HDR

802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0

Android 4.4.2 KitKat

16MP rear, 2.1MP front

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches

5.11 ounces

2800mAh

Yes

Apple iPhone 5s

4 inches 1136 x 640 multi-touch display

64-bit A7 processor

1GB

16GB/32GB/64GB

30 fps 1080p video, 120 fps slow-motion video at 720p

802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0

Apple iOS 7

8MP rear, 1.2MP front

4.87 x 2.31 0.3 inches

3.95 ounces

1560 mAh

Yes

If you think the bigger is better, then the Samsung Galaxy S5 wins your heart at once. The Galaxy S5 checks in at 5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches and 5.11 ounces which makes it bigger and heavier than the iPhone 5s which checks in at 4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3-inch and 3.95 ounces.

The new flagship device from Samsung sports a soft-touch design and textured back dots for extra grip. Also, the back can be removed to switch the battery which you can't do with the iPhone 5s.

Like the iPhone 5s, the Samsung Galaxy S5 features a fingerprint scanner, which can be used to unlock the phone, secure documents stored into the Private Mode and authorise payments via Paypal.

In a nutshell, the Samsung Galaxy S5 trumps the iPhone 5s with the sharper screen, water-resistant features, more dynamic fingerprint sensor and better camera. Although Samsung has yet to announce the price of the Samsung Galaxy S5, it is truly a threat to the current flagship of Apple as it has plenty of new features served on our plates.

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(Photo: Reuters / Albert Gea)
A new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone is displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
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