Battle Of The Smartphones: iPhone Vs. Samsung
iPhone 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy S5
The Samsung Galaxy S5 appears to be dominating the phone market as of late, claiming to be the “most feature-packed smartphone” ever. However, the iPhone 6 is set for release over the next few months and excitement is sure building up fast. Eat More Cake presents a comparison between the two to allow you to decide which phone is best for you.
The cost of an S5 is pricey at £500 for the 16GB handset, however both of these phones are top-of-the-range. Apple are expected to keep the same pricing system as they did for the iPhone 5, so the iPhone 6 handset will probably cost £549 upwards for a 16GB model. Both of these phones are also available on contract.
Supply chain sources for Apple have confirmed that a 4.8 inch screen for the iPhone 6 is “locked down”, which is slightly smaller than the 5.1 inch screen that the S5 boasts, but there isn’t much in it. Rumours are that the iPhone screen will have a 401 pixels per inch (ppi) in comparison to the S5’s 432ppi, however, a variety of sources have said that there may also be later releases of the iPhone 6 (like the iPhone 5c and 5s) which may have a higher ppi. It is expected that Apple will reveal a bigger screen size and be Apple’s “largest phone yet” in order to help regain some of its lost market share to Samsung, which was reportedly over the S5’s larger screen size. Many have claimed that the iPhone 6 may have a solar sapphire screen, which would make it virtually indestructible.
The main camera of the S5 is a beautiful 16MP, and Apple’s current iPhone model, the 5S, is 8MP. The 5S also has a 1.2MP front camera in comparison to Samsung’s 2MP. Rumours appear to suggest that Apple won’t touch the camera specifications for the iPhone 6, but who knows?
The iPhone 6 will almost definitely come pre-loaded with Apple’s new iOS 8, which was revealed at its Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday. Excitingly too, the phone may operate slightly differently, with rumours that Apple is planning on ditching the home button. Android however is hot on the heels of iOS with 5.0. It is expected to be dubbed “Lime Pie” and will roll out changes to all of its devices, with tweaks to the appearance of the home screen, layout and design.
The S5 already boasts external memory support for up to 128GB on a MicroSD, and Apple will be missing a trick if it does not do the same. Otherwise, a 128GB option in addition to current maximum of 64GB for internal storage would be welcomed. So… We’ve presented you with the details and now it’s up to you which phone you decide on – but maybe you’d rather sit tight for the much-awaited release of the iPhone 6 first to see if Apple bring us any surprises? What phone do you think you’d choose? Let us know in the comments below.