The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the latest flagship model from the Korean giant and it will be coming up against the iPhone 6, which is set to be launched in a couple of months.
Samsung has gained the advantage in terms of market share by launching this phone several months ahead of the iPhone 6. However, Apple is expected to come with some big features in the upcoming iPhone including a very large touch screen display. This has been the major ‘usp’ of the Android phones and it is expected to take a significant hit following the launch of the iPhone 6.
The design of the Galaxy S5 has been seen as a disappointment by many partly because it does not change much from the Galaxy S4. The pressure from rivals like HTC and Apple has forced Samsung into providing quality materials on the phone rather than the polycarbonate they have been using up until now. The back of the phone features the same faux leather that made its debut in the Galaxy Note series. They certainly help improve the premium feel of the device, but the iPhone 6 is expected to trounce it if the recent past is taken into account.
Over the course of the different generations of the iPhone, Apple has maintained incredible quality. In fact, it has even managed to improve it with the latest iPhone 5S. The iPhone 6 is expected to be largely made up of aluminum.
The Galaxy S series appears to have reached its maximum as far as screen size is concerned since it only features a minimal increase in the Galaxy S5. The Galaxy S4 featured a 5-inch display, while this latest flagship uses a 5.1-inch unit. The iPhone 6, however, is not expected to adopt the ‘minimalistic increase’ approach of Samsung since it is rumored to be featuring a 4.5 inch display. This will be a significant step forward from the 4-inch unit seen in the iPhone 5S.
Rumors state that the iPhone 6 is going to achieve this size increase without any appreciable increase the size of the phone. This is expected to be done by going for the edge-to-edge display, which will make the phone devoid of any visible bezel.
The Galaxy S4 featured an octa core processor. The Galaxy S5 is also sold with this necessary in some regions, but North America is widely receiving the quad core unit with a snapdragon 801 processor. The 2.5 GHz unit is more than sufficient to run the latest android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box. The iPhone 6 is expected to utilize a dual core processor only, but it should feature an industry first of 64 bit support.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of the priciest models – being the flagship of Samsung – in the market today with a price of around $ 700 for the unlocked version in the 16 GB format. The iPhone 6 is expected to be even pricier at around $ 800.
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