Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Apple iPhone

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active vs Apple iPhone

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

Reasons to consider the Galaxy S4 Active

4G, Google Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Network Much faster max data speeds LTE (100 mbps) vs EDGE (0.384 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 260.5x faster)
Multitasking Runs multiple apps at once Yes vs No Switch between running apps, surf the web while talking on skype for example
Bluetooth Much newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 1.2 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,920x1,080 vs 480x320 13.5x higher resolution screen
Screen PPI Much higher PPI screen 440 PPI vs 164 PPI More than 2.5x crisper display of text, images and video
Processor Much faster processor Unknown, 1900 MHz vs 412 MHz, 412 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (more than 4.5x faster)
Compass Integrated compass Yes vs No Map and navigation apps know which direction you're facing even when you're standing still
Screen type Bright, vivid screen TFT LCD vs LCD Brighter and more vivid colour reproduction
Multi-touch Suports multi-touch Yes vs No Use intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
GPS Has an assisted GPS Assisted GPS vs GPS Assisted GPS can pinpoint your location much faster
Wifi Significantly faster wifi 802.11n (150 mbps) vs 802.11g (54 mbps) Higher bandwidth streaming at hotspots (around 3x faster)
Camera resolution Significantly higher resolution camera 8 MP vs 2 MP Take photos with 4x more detail for larger prints
Screen size Larger screen 5.0"" vs 3.5"" Around 90% larger screen
Thickness Thinner 9 mm vs 12 mm More than 20% thinner
Talk time More talk time 17 hours vs 8 hours More than 2x more talk time per battery charge
Internal storage More internal storage 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Standby time Slightly more standby time 13 days vs 10.4 days More than 20% more standby time, less frequent charging
RAM Slightly more memory (RAM) 2,048 MB vs 128 MB 16x more RAM, typically more responsive and better for multitasking
Apple iPhone

Reasons to consider the iPhone

2.5G, Apple iOS 3.0
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)
Weight Slightly lighter 135 g vs 151 g More than 10% lighter
Size Slightly smaller 61×115×12 mm vs 71×140×9 mm More than 10% smaller


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Thickness Thin
S4 Active9 mm
iPhone12 mm
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
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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