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iPhone 5S vs Samsung Galaxy S4 – Price and Specs Comparison


iPhone 5S is a high-end phone in the latest iPhone 5 series.

The Galaxy S4 is also one of the best smartphone with big screen and a high-end phone in the Galaxy series. Let’s take a look at both high end Smartphone’s and see how they stand against each other.


The iPhone 5S measures 4.87 inches(H) X 2.31 inches (W) X 0.30 inches(D) and weighs around 112 grams. The Galaxy S4 is slightly bigger and heavier than 5S. It measures 5.38 inches (H) 2.75 inches (W) x 0.31 inches (D) and weighs around 130 grams.


The iPhone 5S sports a 4-inch Retina screen having pixel density of 326 pixels per inch. The multi touch screen display is capable of rendering a resolution of 1136×640 pixels. The 5S display also has a high contrast ratio of 800:1 which is generally equivalent to a contrast ratio of a LED television. The Galaxy S4 sports a super AMOLED screen capable of displaying HD video. The display has a high pixel density of 441 pixels per inch and has the capability of rendering a resolution of 1920 X 1080 pixels.

Hardware and Platform

The iPhone 5S is powered by an A7 chip and a dedicated graphics processor “M7”. The A7 microprocessor in 5S is based on 64 bit architecture. iPhone 5S runs the latest iOS 7 operating system. The Galaxy S4 is available in two variants. The high-end variant is powered by an octa-core microprocessor running at a clock speed of 1.6 GHz while the low-end variant is powered by a quad-core microprocessor with clock speed of 1.9 GHz. The Galaxy S4 runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean which can be upgraded to latest Android 4.3 KitKat OS.


The iPhone 5S is equipped with dual cameras; a 8 megapixel rear camera having 1.5 micron pixels and 1.5 MP front camera. The iSight camera in 5S has several advanced features such as lens cover made of sapphire crystal, TruTone flash and five-element lens. One of the advanced feature of iSight camera is f/2.2 aperture. Aperture plays a bigger role in photography as it is directly related to the amount light that enters the camera lens. A f/2.2 aperture gives the camera superior ability to click sharper and brighter images. The Galaxy S4 is equipped with two cameras; a 13 megapixel rear camera with no shutter lag and flash and a front 2 megapixel camera capable of recording HD video at rate of 30 frames per second.

Network Connections

iPhone 5S is available in two main variants; GSM and CDMA. The GSM model works on HSPA+, GSM, and LTE networks while the CDMA model works on HSPA+, CDMA and LTE networks. The galaxy S4 is designed to work on 2.5G, 3G, 4G and LTE networks.
iPhone 5S and Galaxy S4 are premium phones and have the best of technologies. iPhone 5S has the best camera features whereas the Galaxy S4 has a bigger screen. If you look at the comparison both emerge as clear winners.