Apple iPhone 5 32 GB Samsung Galaxy S 4G

Apple iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S 4G

Apple iPhone 5 32 GB

Reasons to consider the iPhone 5

4G, Apple iOS 6
Internal storage Much more internal storage 32 GB vs 1000 MB Around 33x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Screen PPI Significantly higher PPI screen 325 PPI vs 232 PPI More than 40% crisper display of text, images and video
Bluetooth Significantly newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 3.0 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1136x640 vs 800x480 Around 90% higher resolution screen
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 8 MP vs 5 MP Take photos with 60% more detail for larger prints
Network Faster max data speeds LTE (80 mbps) vs HSDPA (7.2 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 3x faster)
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 1300 MHz vs Samsung Hummingbird, 1000 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (30% faster)
App store More apps available iPhone App Store vs Android App Market The iPhone App Store has over 500,000 apps vs 400,000 (around 30% more)
Thickness Thinner 8 mm vs 10 mm More than 20% thinner
Size Smaller 58x123x7 mm vs 65x122x10 mm More than 30% smaller
Samsung Galaxy S 4G

Reasons to consider the Galaxy S 4G

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Screen type OLED screen Super AMOLED vs LCD The Galaxy S 4G has a OLED screen, which are generally brighter and more vivid


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Bluetooth Recent bluetooth support
iPhone 5:4.0
Galaxy S 4G:3.0
Thickness Thin
iPhone 5:8 mm
Galaxy S 4G:10 mm
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
iPhone 5:325 PPI
Galaxy S 4G:232 PPI
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
iPhone 5:8 MP
Galaxy S 4G:5 MP
Screen resolution High resolution screens
iPhone 5:1136x640
Galaxy S 4G:800x480
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
App store Many apps available at their app store(s)
iPhone 5:iPhone App Store
Galaxy S 4G:Android App Market
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
iPhone 5:iPhone App Store
Galaxy S 4G:Android App Market
FM Radio Neither have built in FM Radios
Won't pick up any radio stations
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons
Accelerometer Both include an accelerometer
Detects movement for interactive apps
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard


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Which phone do you like, and why?

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