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iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy S5 Spec Shootout – Flagship Showdown

The Galaxy S5 beat Samsung’s new flagship to the market by several months, but now Apple’s answer is here: the iPhone 6. How does it stack up to the Galaxy S5, and what sort of specs does it offer? Well, we created some spec tables to show you just that.

The iPhone 6 is thinner and lighter than its predecessor, and it builds on that device with improved Touch ID, mobile payments – a feature Samsung also offers on the Galaxy S5, though differently – an improved camera and more. We’ll be sure to pit these two phones against one another when we finally get an iPhone 6 in the office, but for now here’s how the two stack up on paper.

Galaxy S5

iPhone 6

Apple - iPhone 6 Samsung - Galaxy S5
Display Size 4.7-inch, 750 x 1334 pixel display (326 ppi) 5.1-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (432 ppi)
Resolution X 750 1080
Resolution Y 1334 1920
Display Type Retina HD FHD Super AMOLED
Operating System iOS 8 (at launch) Android 4.4.2 (at launch)
Processor A8 chip with 64-bit architecture 2.5GHz Quad core processor
RAM 1GB 2GB
Storage
  • 16GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
External Storage No Yes
Main Camera (Back) 8MP iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels 16MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 1.2MP 2MP
Networks
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (CDMA models only)
  • DC-HSDPA
  • GSM/EDGE
  • LTE
  • UMTS/HSPA+
  • LTE Cat 4 (150/50Mbps)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
Battery N/A 2800mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Lightning port
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Gyro
  • Proximity
  • Touch ID
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gesture
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Heart rate
  • Proximity
GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GPS
Height 5.44 inches (13.82 cm) 142 mm (5.59 inches)
Width 2.64 inches (67.1 mm) 72.5 mm (2.85 inches)
Depth 0.27 inches (6.9 mm) 8.1 mm (0.32 inches)
Weight 4.55 oz (129 g) 145 g (5.11 oz)
Colors Gold, Gray, Silver Black, Blue, Gold, 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, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Supported Video Formats H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 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 MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, RV, DivX, Xvid
Other Features
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
  • Wi‑Fi calling
  • IP67 Dust and Water Resistant
  • IR Blaster
In The Box N/A N/A

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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...


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