Operating System – Android v4.4.2 KitKat vs. iOS 7 – Lightning Speed vs. Perfect Aesthetics
Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with the newest Android OS v4.4.2 KitKat, and you can expect all the newest upgrades as soon as they’re released. It features the best interface implemented in any Samsung device so far, which means more attractive and practical widgets, apps, and a heap of other content that’s out there on the market. Numerous options aside, interface’s response times are lightning fast, much faster than the response times achieved on iPhone 5s. Whenever you want to open an app, the S5 will open it in a flash. Interface responsiveness is one of the Galaxy S5’s best features, and that’s why it is, without exaggerating, one of the best (if not the best) smartphones in the world. Up until iOS 6 was released, iPhone 5s had the best OS on the market. Unfortunately, iOS 7 changed that in a way that it doesn’t seem as simple anymore, though it’s still aesthetically perfect, and the features are beautiful, to say the least, offering a lot of fun when using the phone.
Smarthphone Specs – the Goliath Called Snapdragon 801
As expected, Galaxy S5 offers the state-of-the-art chipset in the form of Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 that houses a quad-core Krait 400, 2.5 Ghz processor along with 2GB of RAM which seem more than sufficient for smooth operation. Apple’s A7 chipset works really well with the iOS and is capable of supporting up to 4GB of RAM, however, Apple somehow decided to go with disappointing 1GB. Despite the low amount of RAM, everything is fluid, even when you install a ton of apps. In the end, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 is much faster and more advanced piece of hardware, which is proved by direct comparisons on YouTube, as well as other tests.
Camera – Photo Quality Over Amount of Features
The back camera on Galaxy S5 has an impressive 16 MP, while iPhone 5s has half the amount (8 MP). Both smartphones have LED flashes that can illuminate up to 3 meters of area in front of the phone. Interface on Galaxy S5’s camera is great and offers a high variety of options when it comes to adjustment, so the photos taken will look good when viewing them on the phone. However, when it comes to viewing the photos on your computer, quality will vary. Stabilization doesn’t always work as intended, and overall, the photos taken have lower quality than those taken with iPhone 5s. That said, iPhone 5s’s camera doesn’t offer many advanced options, but the photos are taken instantly, and as mentioned before, the quality is very good, even when working in low light conditions. Front camera has 1.3 MP and it’s able to deliver high quality selfies and FullHD videos which look great, even in low light conditions. The same can’t be said for Galaxy S5’s front camera. Even though it has 2 MP camera, the photos taken are often unusable.
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