The Galaxy S4 is one of the hottest smartphones on the planet and it’s certainly one of our top choices for an Android handset right now. If you’re in the market for a brand new smartphone, there are a lot of options to consider, especially the phone’s operating system. The Galaxy S4, as you probably know, runs Android while the iPhone 5 runs iOS 7. Both operating system have their pros and cons.
The two phones are drastically different: Samsung’s offers a generous 5-inch Super AMOLED display while the iPhone 5S has a much smaller 4-inch screen. The Galaxy S4 has both removable storage and a removable battery while the iPhone 5S does not. But the iPhone 5S is made out of aluminum and glass while the Galaxy S4 is crafted from plastic. So, as you can see, the two phones are very, very different products.
We’ve created the table below to help you better understand the differences in hardware.
||Samsung Galaxy S4
|Display Specs||4-inch 1136 x 640 (326 ppi)||5-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display (441 ppi)|
|Display Type||Retina Display||Super AMOLED|
|Operating System||iOS 7||Android 4.2.2 (at launch)|
|Processor||Apple A7 (64-bit), M7 Motion Coprocessor||1.9 GHz Quad-Core Processor / 1.6 GHz Octa-Core Processor The selection of AP will be differed by markets.|
|Main Camera (Back)||8 megapixels with 1.5µ pixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Sapphire crystal lens cover, True Tone flash||13MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||1.2MP photos (1280 by 960)||2MP|
|Wi-Fi||802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology||Yes|
|Height||4.87 inches (123.8 mm)||136.6 mm (5.38 inches)|
|Width||2.31 inches (58.6 mm)||69.8 mm (2.75 inches|
|Depth||0.30 inch (7.6 mm)||7.9 mm (0.31 inches)|
|Weight||3.95 ounces (112 grams)||130 g (4.59 oz)|
|Colors||Space Gray, Gold, Silver||Black, White|
|Supported Audio Formats||AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV||MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X|
|Supported Video Formats||H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format||MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark, HEVC|