Apple iPhone 5s 16GB Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

Apple iPhone 5s vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

Apple iPhone 5s 16GB

Reasons to consider the iPhone 5s

4G, Apple iOS 7
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)
Size Smaller 59×124×8 mm vs 71×140×9 mm Around 40% smaller
Weight Lighter 112 g vs 151 g Around 30% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 8 mm vs 9 mm Around 20% thinner
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

Reasons to consider the Galaxy S4 Active

4G, Google Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,920x1,080 vs 640x1,136 Around 3x higher resolution screen
Screen type Bright, vivid screen TFT LCD vs LCD Brighter and more vivid colour reproduction
Screen PPI Significantly higher PPI screen 440 PPI vs 325 PPI Around 40% crisper display of text, images and video
Processor Significantly faster processor Unknown, 1900 MHz vs Unknown, 1300 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 50% faster)
Screen size Larger screen 5.0"" vs 4.0"" Around 60% larger screen
Talk time More talk time 17 hours vs 10 hours 70% more talk time per battery charge
Standby time Slightly more standby time 13 days vs 10.4 days More than 20% more standby time, less frequent charging


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Network Very fast data transfer
LTE (100 mbps)
Bluetooth The latest bluetooth support
Screen PPI Very crisp and sharp display of text, images and video
5s325 PPI
S4 Active440 PPI
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
8 MP
Thickness Thin
5s8 mm
S4 Active9 mm
Screen resolution High resolution screens
S4 Active1,920x1,080
Internal storage More internal storage than most for storing music, photos and movies
16 GB
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
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies
5s1,080 x 1,920 @ 30fps
S4 Active1080p @ 30fps
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Processor Powerful processors, very snappy and responsive
5sUnknown, 1300 MHz
S4 ActiveUnknown, 1900 MHz
App store Many apps available at their app store(s)
5siPhone App Store
S4 ActiveAndroid App Market
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
5siPhone App Store
S4 ActiveAndroid 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

We're not aware of any interesting pros shared by these two products.

Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard


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