Design and build
Samsung Galaxy S4 is coated with a plastic body with a removable battery. On the other hand, iPhone 5 is equipped with a metallic aluminum and glass body. On the basis of looks and design, iPhone 5 is rated above Galaxy S4 because of its metallic body. The dimensions of Galaxy S4 measure 69.8 x 136.6mm, whereas that of iPhone 5 is 59 x 124mm. The thickness of both these phones match as iPhone 5 measures 7.6 mm and Galaxy S4 measures 7.9mm. However, iPhone 5 leads the way in terms of weight, as it measures 112 grams, whereas Galaxy S4 weighs 130 grams.
The screen size of Galaxy S4 is 5 inches, whereas that of iPhone 5 is 4 inches. When it comes to pixel resolution and pixel density, Galaxy S4 again wins the race as it is clocked at a Full HD resolution of 1080*1920 pixels. The pixel density of this phone measures 441 ppi. On the other hand, iPhone 5 possesses a resolution of 640*1136 pixels and a pixel density of 326 ppi.
Samsung Galaxy S4 possesses a quad-core processor which is clocked at 1.9 GHz. On the other hand iPhone 5 sports a dual core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. Galaxy S4 works on 2 GB of RAM. In some tests, it has been proved that iPhone 5 performs better and faster than Samsung Galaxy S4. Therefore, in terms of processing speed, iPhone 5 leads the race.
Both these phones have conceded to come in 16/32/64 GB variants. However, there are rumors regarding the limited storage capacity of Samsung Galaxy S4, which is contributed to the consumption of space by Android operating system. Therefore, iPhone 5 wins the race here also.
iPhone 5 sports a camera with a resolution of 8 megapixels. This phone is known for taking some exquisite pictures and the editing is made easier with iPhone 5. On the other hand, Galaxy S4 possesses a camera with resolution of 13 megapixels which gives this phone an edge over iPhone 5.
However, considering the clarity of picture and the other variants, both the phones score equally well in terms of snapping capability.
The battery life of iPhone 5 is measured at 1440 mAh which is irremovable. On the other hand, the battery life of Samsung Galaxy S4 is larger and is clocked at 2,600 mAh. Thus, Samsung Galaxy S4 can be operated for longer hours than iPhone 5 on the trot.
Both these phones have been acclaimed by the critics and the users alike and they both excel in their particular areas. However, Samsung Galaxy S4 gets a tilt of a nod, but just by a little.