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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5S – Why Samsung Did It Better


In anticipation of the battle that  is going to take place between the Apple iPhpne 6 and 6 Plus, and the new Galaxy S6 smartphone from Samsung, we have decided to give you a taste of that rivalry through this article, which will present you the reasons for which the Samsung Galaxy S5 is better than its Apple competitor. Let’s see just what exactly is it that puts the Samsung device on top, whether we’re talking about specs or features.


The camera is the first category where the Samsung device imposes. It does so through its expanded list of features. While the iPhone brings a very good camera to the table, with 8 MP available, it has a very dull and limited user interface and feature list. On the other hand, the S5 comes with a more interesting user interface which is easy to use and understand, where you can find a lot of features including modes and scenes, among others. These give the handset and advantage.

Recording in 4k

The Galaxy S5 is one of the leading devices in terms of 4k video recording devices. In the best case, you can capture full HD video with the iPhone, so there’s another example of how the S5 comes out on top.


The iPhone 5S comes in several internal storage variants from which you can choose from. Whichever variant you choose, you will have to settle for the amount of storage featured on that variant, whereas with the Galaxy S5, you can also use a microSD card expand the phone’s storage to a maximum of 128 GB.


Similar to the storage perk, the Samsung handset also has the advantage of coming with a removable battery unit. This means that you are free to remove it and replace it at any given time, with another unit of your choosing. The iPhone 5S on the other hand comes with a built-in battery, and if something happens to it or its capacity just doesn’t do the trick for you, there’s really nothing you can do about it, except buckle up and cut down on energy drainers.

App intercommunication

What this means is that, while the iPhone requires you to open apps individually and also open files only from the app you are trying to use them with, Android gives you the advantage of having the share function at your disposal at all times, so you can share a photo, for example, right from the gallery to your favorite social media website, whereas with the iPhone, you would have to open that specific app and insert the photo from there.


If you drop your iPhone into water, you can pretty much assume that it’s done, while the S5 from Samsung comes with waterproof protection, so your device won’t be rendered useless by a few drops of water. Although getting your iPhone wet doesn’t necessarily mean instant death, it sure brings a lot of headaches with it.