Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5S: Which is better?

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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5S – how do these archrivals compare? Here’s our head-to-head specs comparison.
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50 Comments on Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5S: Which is better?

  1. Everyone has their own choice but for me i can't get on with the Galaxy S5 and it's android quirks so i'm hopping over to the iPhone 5S. I Chose the Galaxy S5 originally for its replaceable battery, decent camera, bigger better screen and ability to add a wireless charger cover to it. In reality after 6 months of use i've come to find Android 5.0.2 Lollipop lags badly, freezes, camera randomly takes 5 or 6 seconds to open, screenshots are 'hit or miss' and end up locking phone accidently, gallery can lag and freeze, battery consumption is much quicker, the screen is all but impossible to view in sunlight even set to its max brightness, the micro usb port at bottom is a PITA to keep removing the waterproof flap, private mode(hide ur photos etc) randomly doesn't disable when it should as u lock the phone so unlock it and photos are still viewable(android quirk), fingerprint scanner VERY annoying in it's function, multiple tries, and so on. My experience with apple phones is that they don't suffer anywhere near as many quirks as android(you shouldn't have to routinely boot into recovery to wipe the cache just to cure issues with android os), and the iphone's camera takes better pics and in use is much more snappy and reliable than the Galaxy S5's 16MP camera too. 
    No i'm not a fan of apple, i just want a phone that works how it's supposed to, which is what iphones i've owned do.

  2. I think the Galaxy is better because of customization. Android actually lets you freely customize your phone. Like interface, icons, and for music they don't care where it comes from. And its so easy to change your storage amount. On iPhone you can't do that, and if you wanna customize, you better have a jailbreak ready.

  3. techradar r u serious comparing this loser girly shit phone to the s5 s5 blows it out of this world sorry apple but still same thing with iphone 6 even the s3 is better than the iphone 5s and s4 is even better than iphone 6 cant even beat s5 predeccessors apple u suck

  4. I honestly think Apple is better because their phones are simple and easy to get use to. Also, I think the other "top" brands know they aren't as good as Apple because they're commercials are all about saying Apple copied them while Apple simply show the features of the phone. They know they're on top and don't need a comparison to show it?

  5. This therefore shows that being the best phone is not about winning in all of the standard spotlight categories on the stats sheet. iPhone is a better phone even though the camera's megapixels are lower and the phone screen size is small and the batter is less powerful and the phone does not have as much ram and the phone doesn't have 4 cores and the resolution is not as high. It is Apple. It is design and build quality along with completely flawless integration of hardware and software with the most solid, safe, intuitive and simplistic mobile OS available. It is something that just works and continues to work without error or confusion. It is actually a better camera, a better display and just fine graphics, speed, call quality, etc. despite the quote/unquote lower stats. Stats can be misleading cause they only tell you one side of the equation. Resolution doesn't matter when the screen sizes are so different. Megapixels are not the only thing that make a phone camera a good phone camera. Size is sometimes not better bigger. A more powerful battery doesn't always mean longer battery life – it is highly necessary to take into consideration the phone's display type and size and how many pixels there are. If it has to power less then it can last longer even if it is technically not as powerful. etc etc etc And this is actually kind of sad being that the iPhone 5s is actually old news. The s5 is hot – it is fresh on the market. It is a brand new device. The iPhone 5s is last years model and is about to be replaced with the 6. If the 5s can hold up to and beat almost every phone out there then not only is it pretty bad ass, but the 6 should just be awesome and annihilate all competition.

  6. I like the iphone touch and shit but not the way it works like when moviing tunes or pics through itunes oh yeah and no bluetooth but one thing I hate about samsung is the little lags and not that much a of a slick looking phone. Guess these basterds wont give you the best of both worlds

  7. I have both. Apple is a much better phone. Forgot the design. Touch wiz is terrible. Lag lag lag. Just open up the apps. Scroll Facebook. Over saturated colors. Sorry but apple is so smooth. Photos are great. 

  8. The iPhone is really not that great. Yeah it may open some apps faster but…..ok its not even that much of a difference. Its just a phone that gets sells because its a trend for teenagers for some strange reason just like jordan shoes. If you want a real phone go android. Android don't limit you where as on iPhone/IOS you would have to jailbreak it to unlock features that were on android right out of the box.

  9. I seriously proffer the Samsung range than the apple range. Right now I am suffering typing on this horrible iPhone 5s it is so tiny. But on the other hand my Samsung is so much more bigger and so much more vibrant.
    The only thing with samsung they did not create something like Face Time, I simply use it all the time to call my iPad mini.
    But I always sync my Samsung with my gear 2 with I simply find amazing! But in my opinion Samsung is so much more better than apple.
    The iPhone 6 I doubt it would be any better than the iPhone 5s which I use on some occasions. My reason for this is because have you seen much differences from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 5 then to the iPhone 5s & 5c. In my opinion no and I would say everyone in my year of school. Everyone has the Samsung galaxy s or note range in my school and neighbourhood.
    All together the samsung is so cheap it is only £576, which is incredibly cheep. 

  10. If you look at the costs of the craftsmanship of the S5 you will see that it is not chepaly made ! Its more expensive than any iPhones. Apple puts some Metal on their phones as a selling argument. If the iPhone was plastic nobody would put a finger on it today. Samsung is building for comfortability and grip as well as for durability in the S5's body. Not for the illusion of worthiness. And some people maybe don't get fooled and know that Apple is still behind other competitors in software and size. Your statement that Apples devices are better because of metal i rediculous! 

  11. on paper the s5 is better, but in reality, the water proof is pretty cool,only the power saving feature and the video quality are better,samsung just copy other companies, i feel as  if they cant invent anything on their own, samsung make  great adverts, they deceive people, you are being deceived when you buy an android device, 2.5ghz processor vs a 1.3, and wheres the difference? Samsung are just numbers, plus 2.5ghz? overkill…, whats the point? they are identical when you use them, its why i prefer apple, they are more professional and true
    to people who say the note 3 is better, the iphone is faster, i compared mine to my cousin who works in the phone business
    the ipad air is also faster, seriously what you blabbing on about?

  12. I use to have a iPhone and I hate it. The battery sucks and it doesn't last at all. With the iPhone you have to buy pretty much ever thing on it music, games, etc. With the samsung you don't have to buy 90% of the apps and music. You have more freedom with it. I am very happy with my samsung s5 and my family is too. So what ever the iPhone 6 turns out to be its going to be a fail like the rest of them.

  13. I wouldn't go for any of those, but if I had to, the iPhone would be my choice because of the reasonably sized display, so you can still operate it with one hand. Smartphones have just become too massive.

  14. galaxy (android) has never problems and i have a iphone and it sucks really
    if i forgot pass than i cant get it back before i reseted on pc and a galaxy s2(s3,s4,s5) if u forgot pass than log in with our google acc and tele is back

  15. Android is nothing more than a java VM running on top of a linux kernel. Thats why even with 4 cores and 3 gigs of ram it lags from time to time. And this is why low end phones running android are nothing but laggy pieces of shit. WP8 as well as iOS are far superior mobile operating systems. WP8 especially is smooth as butter even on 200 dollar budget phones. 

  16. i am one of those who actually had an iphone 5 but transferred to the galaxy s5. Not even an hour of playing around with widgets and apps and I already declared galaxy being a way more superior smartphone

  17. What's with the constant myth about Apple being first with biometrics on a phone? Apple was just following Motorola's lead. Two years later the tech is better. 

  18. Getting my iPhone 5s tomorrow from my galaxy shit 4. Don't buy an galaxy, terrible software coding rendereds it into an absolute lagfest. Sure the hardware specs sound great, but it's nothing without optimization.

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