iPhone 5S vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 – Specifications and Features Compared

Samsung Galaxy S5 along with Sony Xperia Z2, are the flagship devices that would be difficult to beat in the near future.

However, another smartphone that can give a tough competition to these two Android based devices is the Apple’s iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S has been the finest smartphone released by the company. This flagship device has gained popularity with the masses. Today, we make a comparison between the Apple’s iPhone 5S and the Samsung Galaxy’s S5 in terms of their specifications and features.


Apple’s finest, comes in metal and glass materials for the chassis. The smartphone is compact and can be easily operatedl with a single hand. The Touch ID Fingerprinter of the iPhone 5S boasts of state of the art technology in comparison to the swipe finger technology used in the S5 smartphone. Samsung’s smartphone is also water-resistant and comes with a heart rate monitor placed at the rear. The S5 is only a bit thicker than its counterpart, the iPhone 5S. The S5 measures 8.1mm in thickness but is much heavier and larger than the 5S. The plastic body bearing a 5.1 inches 1080p screen comes in a variety of colors.


The S5 comes with a 5.1 inches 1080p Super AMOLED touchscreen, providing the user with peak brightness. However, the same brightness can be produced with a 4 inches display having a resolution of 640×1136 pixels of the iPhone 5S. Both these smartphones offer impressive viewing angles. However, the S5 has a superior pixel density in comparison to that of iPhone 5S.

Processor and Memory

The S5 has Snapdragon 801 chip that tags along a 2.5 GHz quad core processor. The CPU is paired with a RAM of 2GB. The processor is just a step below the fastest in the industry, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset. In comparison, the A7 64-bit chipset that has been introduced for the first time in the industry comes with a RAM of 1GB. The iPhone 5S comes with an internal memory storage capacity of 16GB, similar to that of the S5. However, the S5 comes equipped with an external memory card slot for memory expansion.


The S5 runs on Android version 4.4 KitKat operating system and comes equipped with plentiful functionalities. In comparison, the Apple iPhone 5S has an iOS 7 that is highly user friendly.

Both these smartphones come with fast processors, good displays, offer lag-free app and interface experience. In case, you are up for extra features provided by the Samsung, the S5 would be an apt choice, unless you prefer to own a smartphone with leaner and compact chassis, like the iPhone 5S.

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