Since its announcement at Mobile World Congress in February, we’ve seen the Galaxy S5 compared with several of the market’s foremost devices, including the all-new HTC One M8 and of course, the Galaxy S4. But while it mightn’t compare to Samsung’s show-piece in terms of size, Apple’s iPhone 5s knows how to compete at the very top end of the market, and as such, a lengthy comparison clip has emerged showing how the Galaxy S5 holds up against it’s bitter rival’s flagship.
Even though, with a 5.1-inch display, the Galaxy S5 isn’t sizeable enough to warrant the ‘phablet’ label, there’s no doubt that it dwarfs the iPhone 5s’s form factor, but as you’ll see from the showdown video below, the 4-inch Retina LCD display still more than holds its own against the S5’s full HD offering.
As well as looking at the various physical attributes of each device, the respective software of each handset is also given the once-over. The iPhone 5s, as we know, runs on Apple’s newish iOS 7 right off the bat, offering a slick, minimalistic approach and a revamped, flat design. Meanwhile, Android 4.4.2 KitKat graces the Galaxy S5, and with Samsung’s very own TouchWiz interface having been treated to its annual update, brings a similarly slick, clean UI throughout.
The iPhone 5s camera offers a solid improvement over that of the iPhone 5, but from what we’ve seen of the Galaxy S5’s sensor, this is one area where the new Samsung handset could really flourish. The jury is currently out on the HTC One M8’s dual-camera tactic, which includes some neat-looking software for added depth (read: fake bokeh), and with the iPhone 5s clearly unable to compete with the 4K video capturing ability of the Galaxy S5, those in search of a high-end device with a decent shooter will probably opt for Samsung’s latest and greatest.
The TechSmartt comparison below of the Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5s hits the key features of each, and if you’re unsure as to which device you’re going to pick up next, this objective side-by-side battle may help you reach a decision.
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