Now a days Samsung Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6 are on hot list of the peoples. If you are planing to buy new phone and Samsung Galaxy S5 / iPhone 6 is in your hot list. Please check Pros and Cons for these phones after that you can make a better decision.
iPhone 6 Vs Samsung Galaxy S5: Design
Samsung Galaxy S5 – 8.1mm thick, soft plastic back, water-resistant.
iPhone 6 – 6.9mm thick, anodised aluminium back
Samsung and Apple have chooses very different designs. Where the iPhone is a smooth and made of glass whereas the Galaxy S5 is an uneasy merger of soft touch plastic and hard plastic edges. those are painted and look like metal. It makes the phone uneasy to hold for long periods. But iPhone 6 is a grip able, small and light phone that makes the phone secure from damage.
One thing that Samsung Galaxy S5 is water resistant phone- that of course does not mean that you should keep this phone under water for a long period of time.
iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: Screen
Samsung galaxy S5 Screen : 1920 x 1080 AMOLED
iPhone 6 Screen : 1334 x 750 IPS
The Galaxy S5 uses a 5.1-inch AMOLED display with full-HD resolution.Samsung’s AMOLED screens benefit is that you have a perfect display and infinite contrast ratios.MOLED displays doesn’t provide the best colour accuracy. Colours on the S5 look like a fake.
The iPhone 6 uses an IPS LCD screen. These screens are superior at brightness, viewing angles and colour accuracy. Colour accuracy is better on the iPhone 6 than it is on the S5. But when it comes to dark scenes, Samsung S5 is good. The iPhone 6 has a great contrast ratio for LCD screen.
iPhone 6 Vs Samsung Galaxy S5: Internal Speaker
Speakers are important for conference calling on phones .And if you want to watch something without headphones its more important. These phones have not more impressive speakers than the HTC One M8, but they both have good quality.
The iPhone 6 is louder but audio does start not truly at the highest levels, which also occurs on the S5. The Galaxy have a bit more clarity. You don’t need to use the speakers to listen to music, when you are listening to TV or films than the iPhone performs informal better than the S5.
iPhone 6 Vs Samsung Galaxy S5: Connectivity
Samsung Galaxy S5 – Bluetooth 4.0, 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC, Infrared, microUSB v3.0 (MHL 2.1), USB on the go, USB host
iPhone 6 – Bluetooth 4.0, 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC (Apple Pay only), Lightning connector USB 2.0, Airdrop, Continuity Samsung gives everything but the kitchen sink in their flagship phones and the Galaxy S5 have no different. As well as the usual range of Bluetooth, 4G and Wi-Fi. The S5 comes with NFC and an Infrared sensor that enables you to use it as a remote control for your TV.It also one of the first phones to take advantage of the fast speeds USB.It offers you to get data from it to your computer, and vice versa, a lot more quickly than the iPhone 6. If you want connecting your phone to your TV via a cable then the Galaxy S5 is best. It has MHL which lets you do that. You can also use the S5 as a portable storage device – you can store documents music and movies and transfer these to any computer using the USB cable.
By comparison iPhone’s have kept connectivity way but the iPhone 6 comes with a more inclusive list of 4G/LTE networks as compared to the Galaxy S5. i OS 8 also adds some great connectivity features.
The iPhone 6 has more connectivity than any iPhone before it but it still doesn’t match the Galaxy S5.
iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: Fingerprint scanners
Apple introduced Touch ID with the iPhone 5S and it was a disclosure.Keeping your phone secure has never been easier.The iPhone 6 is better for keep your phone secure.
The A8 system has extra processing power on a chip. Its mean that your phone unlocks in record time.Samsung also added a fingerprint scanner to the S5 but it doesn’t work anywhere as well. Rather than resting your finger on the scanner you are forced to wipe it over the button which is tricky when using it one handed. It’s also a lot more sensitive to the direction of your finger or thumb so you’ll often need multiple attempts to unlock.
iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: Storage
The iPhone 6 comes in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB models. While the latter lets you store a huge amount of content it comes at a high price.The Galaxy S5 only has 16GB on-board storage (there is a 32GB mode in some regions). But it has a microSD card slot below its back cover. You can add a 128GB microSD card.
iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: Performance
Samsung Galaxy S5 Performance: 32bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.5GHz, GPU Adreno 330, 2GB RAM
iPhone 6 Performance: 64bit Apple A8 dual-core 1.4GHz, GPU PowerVR GX6450, 1GB RAM
Samsung Galaxy S5 is more powerful than the iPhone 6. According to some informal that it’s double powerful but in real performance iPhone 6 comes out on top.
In real world term, however, the iPhone 6 is smooth and responds very quickly and feels faster by daily use than S5. With processing power some of this nothing to do but with software its do lots. S5 uses Android but its own interface layer “TouchWiz” has edited it heavily.
By using regularly you will notice this software layer completes action in very little time.
iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: Software
Its provide very little in customization but still it has a best app store in quality if there is no quantity. Siri, Apple’s voice enabled assistant, is useful but not as Google.
The Glaxay S5 uses Android 4.4 which has a large quantity of customization. It’s not easy to use like iOS but you can do a lot of things with it.
We have already mentioned the Galaxy S5’s TouchWiz interface. Apps like ChatON, S Health and S Voice are not good as Google Play Store apps that do the same things very efficiently. Air View that control the phone with gestures create disturbance.
But One good TouchWiz characteristic is Mutli Window that enables you to open more than one apps on your screen. If you love multitasking you will enjoy this feature.
In S5, there are a lots of unpleasant features but few are necessary.
iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: Camera
Samsung Galaxy S5: Camera
16 megapixel, phase detection, 1/2.6-inch sensor, 1.12 µm pixel size
iPhone 6: Camera
8 megapixel, phase detection, 1/3-inch sensor, 1.5 µm pixel size Samsung Galaxy S5 bigger sensor and more pixels make it best camera for capturing. iPhone 6 works good in bright conditions. Its bigger pixel size can handle dull situations much better. If you like taking pictures in bars or restaurant, you will prefer this.
Both phones have HDR mode which captures number of photos for better result. The HDR mode of iPhone 6 is better again, its capture good color accuracy and background like cloudy sky. Both phones have very solid cameras but iPhone is good for capturing better photos.
iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: Battery Life
Samsung Galaxy S5 battery : 2800mAh battery
iPhone 6 battery : 1810 mAh battery
Samsung Galaxy has bigger battery and it shows. You can use it one day and half as compare to the iPhone 6.
In standard videos iPhone 6 can use 10 hours. Both phones charge quickly. Both phones take only 2 hours to get 100% charging.
iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: Price
We have mentioned that the iPhone 6 is costly but how costly?
The 16GB iPhone 6 costs $649, 64GB costs $749 and 128GB costs $849.
But if we compare it with Galaxy S5 its costs $570 only. if we add 128GB microSD card than it price goes to $679 and you will save $280 as compared to iPhone 6.
iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: Verdict
Both phones have some pros and cons. and which you prefer it will depend on your choice.
If you prefer value and battery life you should buy Samsung Galaxy S5 and if you prefer design you should buy iPhone 6. Best of luck.
By: Fariha Riaz
Writer is University Student freelance writer and blogger and loves to write about Technology and related topics.