Today we’re going to compare the antepenultimate smartphone from the Galaxy series, and the phone that was released before the S5. It’s hard to decide which one you should buy, because they come with excellent features and they’re both powerful, but the S5 is definitely one of the best smartphones ever launched and it really costs a lot of money. But you have an alternative – the S4 Active, which won’t disappoint you.
Displays and sizes
These phones have displays with sizes that differ very little, but they render the same resolution – 1080x1920pixels. The Galaxy S5’s Super AMOLED screen is of 5.1 inches, while the Galaxy S4 Active has a TFT screen of 5 inches.
The Galaxy S5 is quite lighter than the Galaxy S4 Active, because it weights 145grams, while the second device is weighting 8grams less. The Galaxy S5 has these dimensions: 142 x72.5×8.1mm, while the Galaxy S4 Active is measuring 139.7×71.3×9.1mm.
Hardware and OS
The Galaxy S5 was created to work with a very powerful processor, quad core krait 400 processor clocked at 2.5GHz, but the device comes also with a newer model of chipset – Qualcomm MSM8974AC (Snapdragon 801) and you have to possibility to choose one of the two expandable variants of internal storage – 16 and 32GB.
The S4 Active has only a quad core krait 300 processor clocked at 1.9 GHz and the chipset is a Qualcomm APQ8064T (Snapdragon 600). For this device you’ll have to add a Micro SD card, to expand its internal storage from 16GB to 64GB.
If you’re a fan of Android phones, well, then both are, but the Galaxy S5 comes loaded with the KitKat version, while the S4 Active is running on the Jelly Bean version, and both devices are equipped with 2GB of RAM.
While the Galaxy S5 impressed the fans with a 16MP primary camera (with features such as LED flash and phase detection autofocus), the S4 Active came only with an 8MP camera with LED flash and autofocus and like the S5, with a 2MP secondary camera.
The Galaxy S5’s battery (Li-Ion, 2800mAh capacity) allows you to talk 21 hours, while on the S4 Active you can talk 4 hour less, because its battery has a lower capacity, of 2600mAh.
On amazon.com, the Samsung Galaxy S5 16GB 4GLTE costs 693 dollars, while the Galaxy S4 Active 4GLTE’s price is 400 dollars.
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