For readers who are considering buying the Samsung Galaxy S4 Value Edition or the iPhone 5, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.
Display and Design
The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a 5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The iPhone 5 comes with a 4-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 640 x 1136 pixels resolution.
The Galaxy S4 is the clear winner in this category with 441 ppi pixels display density compared to the 326 ppi pixels display density on the iPhone 5.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm dimensions and weighs 130 grams. The iPhone 5 comes with 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm dimensions and weighs 112 grams.
Hardware and Operating System
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is equipped with a 1.9 GHz quad core processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset. It comes with 16 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded by up to 64 GB using a Micro SD card.
The iPhone 5 is equipped with a 1.3 GHz dual core Swift processor and Apple A6 chipset. It comes in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 runs on the Android KitKat operating system and has 2 GB of RAM. The iPhone 5 runs on the iOS 6 operating system, which can be upgraded to the iOS 7 version. The device has 1 GB of RAM. In terms of computing power the Galaxy S4 has a slight edge over the iPhone 5.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 sports a 13 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 2 MP. The iPhone 5 sports an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 1.2 MP.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a Li-Ion 2600mAh and the iPhone 5 comes with a non-removable Li-Po 1440 mAh battery.
Price in Australia
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Value Edition 16 GB 4G LTE is priced at around AU $539.95. The iPhone 5 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $779.95 and the 64 GB variant is priced at around AU $869.95 in Australia.
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