The two major manufacturers of the world's most popular smartphones continue to compete with two high-profile smartphones: Apple's iPhone 6 and Samsung's Galaxy S5. By summarizing the most important features and specifications, we compared the two phones from a consumer perspective.
The iPhone provides users with a smooth, slim aluminum smartphone device, and Samsung is committed to blending soft touch plastic with hard plastic edges that look like metal. The iPhone 6 is 2 mm thinner and 5 mm wider, even if one hand is well held in the palm of your hand. From an aesthetic point of view, the winner is obviously the iPhone.
Both phones have similar spectacular screens. The Galaxy S5 features a 5.1-inch AMOLED display with a full HD resolution of 432 pixels per inch. The advantage of this type of display is the ability to display perfect black with infinite contrast. This means a perfect image in a dark background movie, with zero emission light turning black into grayish black.
The iPhone 6 uses an IPS LCD screen that outperforms its competitors in terms of brightness, viewing angle and color accuracy. The resolution is 326 pixels per inch, although it is not as good as Samsung, it still provides a clear display. The winner is Samsung's display, and its actual size is also 0.4 inches larger.
These devices have different storage capabilities on physical notes. The iPhone has 16GB, 64GB and 128GB of fixed storage capacity. Unless the giant releases larger internal components at some point in the future, there will be no physical way to extend storage, which will be achieved at a higher cost.
The Galaxy S5 has a relatively small 16GB of internal storage, but provides users with the ability to easily expand to 128GB of storage at a low cost using MicroSD memory cards. This is desirable because it allows the user to precisely select the extra amount they want and can easily store other data on these external cards. The winner is the Samsung S5, which offers users more flexibility and choice in terms of storage capacity.
Samsung's smartphone is clearly the winner of paper specifications. However, through product testing, the two phones are similar in terms of basic functions. In fact, the iPhone scores higher when testing response times and feels faster in everyday use. A large part of this depends on the software of the device, not the processing power. Therefore, Samsung's extra features here can explain its failure in daily testing.
Today, the two giants have been given high priority in consumer decision-making factors for smartphones, both of which are striving to produce high-profile computer handsets without compromising power consumption and overall battery life. The Samsung S5's battery is larger, requiring longer usage time before it needs to be recharged. It takes about 2 hours to charge the device. The winner is the Samsung S5, which not only has a better battery, but also integrates a range of features in its software to save power.
It is highly subjective that we will make judgments based on which type of user you are. If you are looking for value for money and battery life, then Samsung smartphones are undoubtedly the winner. If you want to find design and performance at a higher cost, then the iPhone 6 is the product that you can take home.