which one is best iphone 5s or samsung galaxy s5?

9 Answers

  • 6 years ago

    On my side, iPhone 5S is the best smartphone compared the Samsung Galaxy S5. Here I am giving you some reasons why iPhone 5S is better than the Galaxy S5.

    iPhone 5S runs on iOS 7 and upgradable the higher versions, iOS operating system is more secure compared the Android because the Android is an open source OS. It has 4 inch display and looks pretty with Corning Gorilla Glass protected screen. It is a light weight and slim device than the Galaxy S5. iPhone 5S is made by aluminium body which is better than the Galaxy S5 plastic body. There is no microSD card support. It has 16 GB, 32 GB and 128 GB internal memory options with different prices and 1 GB RAM. It captures beautiful pictures with 8 MP rear camera with dual LED flash and 1.2 MP front camera. iPhone 5S camera quality is so amazing compared Galaxy S5. The fingerprint sensor is available for both phones, but this feature is more compatible with iPhone 5S for security purpose. All iPhone 5S features are beating the Galaxy S5 features. If you are buying one, you should go with iPhone 5S.

  • chorle
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    they are both good phones. I am most likely to buy an S5 or last years Note since the S6 no longer has a removable battery nor and SD Micro card slot and you might as well just settle for an iphone it you can't get those things.

    I think it is personal choice my wife loves her iphone but I like android phones because I have and easier time using them since my last two phones where android.

  • 6 years ago

    Samsung S5 bruh water resistant and sick camera

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Android is full of viruses if you want to deal with that:


    According to Symantec’s latest Internet Security Threat Report, “17 percent of all Android apps (nearly one million total) were actually malware in disguise.” In 2013, Symantec uncovered roughly 700,000 virus-laden apps.

    More than one third of all apps were what Symatec calls “madware,” or mobile software whose primary purpose is to bombard you with ads. The company also discovered the first example of mobile crypto-ransomware – software that encrypts your data and holds it hostage until you pay ransom for it – for Android devices.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    That's a serious grammatical error. If you're only comparing two things, "better" is the correct word to use, not "best" -- who taught you otherwise?

    Best / better is meaningless without any criteria. Compare their differences and decide which one fits your needs or wants. Then that is the better one.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Samsung is better you can do way more with Android devices.

  • 6 years ago

    iPhone 5s

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    That depends on how you quantify what would make one better than the other.

  • 6 years ago


    Dimensions: The iPhone 5s looks tiny compared to most smartphones. It weighs 112g and measures 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm. The Galaxy S5 is considerably larger and heavier, weighing 145g and measuring 73x142x8.1mm. When held in one hand, you can reach every part of the iPhone's screen, whereas it can be tricky to reach the top left corner with your right thumb, or the right corner when held with the left. However, both still slip comfortably into a pocket - unlike larger phablet phones like Samsung's Galaxy Note 3.

    Materials: Apple has always been top when it comes to smartphone design and the iPhone 5s is no different. The iPhone 5s is made from anodised aluminium with diamond cut chamfered edges. It is available in gold, silver and grey. Its full-metal body feels fantastic and it's one of the best-made phones that we've ever seen. It's tough, too; even after almost a year of carrying ours around, our iPhone 5S still looks pristine.

    The Galaxy S5 has dimpled soft-touch plastic on the back, which gives it more grip. The plain black finish on the front looks stylish, too, although the silver metal effect trim around the edges remains. Unfortunately the handset is still made from plastic, rather than metal, but is available in more colours: black, white, gold and blue. To be fair to Samsung, it's done a good job of the plastic case and the handset feels well-made and doesn't have the creakiness of cheaper plastic products.


    Screen size: The iPhone 5s has a 4in display, which is beginning to look very small when held side-by-side with big-screen Android devices. The 16:9 aspect ratio means it's tall but thin, so your thumb can comfortably reach from the bottom left corner all the way up to the top right. The bezels at either side are a rather slim 4mm thick, meaning 60.6% of the entire front surface is comprised of screen.

    The Galaxy S5, meanwhile, has a massive 5.1in screen which makes the iPhone 5s look tiny by comparison. The exterior bezels are slightly thinner too, at 3mm each side. The aspect ratio is also 16:9, but because of the size difference people with smaller hands may struggle to reach the very top of the screen with one hand. There's less room at the top and bottom of the screen for bezels, microphones, speakers or physical buttons, meaning the screen takes up a greater percentage of the front than the iPhone.

    Resolution: The iPhone 5s has a screen resolution of 1,136x640 - an odd size which is a relic of older iOS devices. That means it is unable to play Full HD video, or even 720p footage at its native resolution, but a 377ppi pixel density means it is still impossible to see individual pixels from an average viewing distance.

    The Galaxy S5 has a 1,920x1,080 Full HD resolution display, with a pixel density of 432PPI - despite the larger screen, the pixels are packed in more tightly than on the iPhone. It can play Full HD video at its native resolution, without having to downscale the picture in software. In practice, the larger, wider screen on the Galaxy S5 makes it easier to read websites optimised for the desktop - text can be smaller than on the iPhone yet remain legible.

    Screen technology: Apple has always used LCD technology in its iPhones, which is able to produce significantly brighter images than competing technologies. We measured the iPhone 5s' peak brightness at a massive 505cd/m2, which is almost double that of Samsung's current generation Galaxy S4 - simply put, the iPhone 5s is brighter and produces whiter whites.

    Samsung has used AMOLED screen technology in almost all of its flagship smartphones, and the Galaxy S5 is no exception. It has several advantages over LCD technology; individual pixels can be turned off when displaying absolute black images, so AMOLED screens have use less power when displaying them. Contrast ratios are significantly higher than LCD screens too. It has a peak brightness of 339.43cd/m2, much lower than that of the iPhone 5s, but it has a much higher contrast ratio of 26,568:1. Black levels are an incredibly low 0.0128cd/m2, which is practically unbeatable by a conventional LCD display - even one as good as the iPhones.


    Processor: The iPhone 5s has an ARM v8-based 1.3GHz dual-core processor. This translates to an excellent score of 416ms in the SunSpider JavaScript test. The Galaxy S5 has a Snapdragon 801 processor running at 2.5GHz, which translates to speedy benchmark scores. In the SunSpider JavaScript test, the S5 completed the benchmark in 408ms. Considering the architectural and software differences between the two phones, this is a great showing for Android, which has typically struggled to match Apple in the Sunspider test.

    Graphics: The iPhone 5s has a PowerVR G6430 GPU. It is one of the best performing phones we’ve ever tested, maxing out both the 3D Mark Ice Storm Standard and Extreme Tests. It scored a very impressive 14,506 in the Ice Storm Unlimited test. The Galaxy S5 has a faster Adreno 330 GPU, which scores 18,438 in the same test. This makes it significantly faster when it comes to games, even when rendering at a higher internal resolution. It will be able to play multi-platform games at higher frame rates than the iPhone 5s in years to come, but right now both are capable of playing anything in their respective app stores.

    Memory: Apple has included just 1GB of RAM in the iPhone 5s, but despite the low number that’s still more than adequate due to the way multitasking is handled in iOS. Samsung has bettered Apple by sticking 2GB of RAM into the Galaxy S5, as Android benefits from a larger pool of memory. There's no way to fairly test app loading times cross-platform, but both phones show little sign of lag and open apps quicker than their respective predecessors.

    Storage: There are three versions of the iPhone 5s – 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. By comparison the Galaxy S5 only comes in 16GB and 32GB versions, with no 64GB version planned at launch. It does at least have a microSD card slot, which supports up to 128GB cards, but the new file permissions in Android 4.4 KitKat mean you have to use Samsung's My Files app to organise your music, photos and video on the SD card - third party file managers won't work.

    Battery: The combination of the new processor, M7 motion processor and 1,560mAh battery all mean that the iPhone 5S has excellent battery life. At half brightness with Wi-Fi turned off, our iPhone 5S lasted 14h 31m in our video playback test. The Galaxy S5 has a significantly larger 2,800mAh battery, although it's powering a faster processor and bigger screen so won't directly translate into a longer lifespan. Even so, it lasted 17 hours 30 minutes in our video rundown test, meaning you can easily go a full day without having to worry about running out of juice.


    The iPhone 5s has a 8-megapixel, back side illuminated (BSI) rear camera sensor, which is paired with a dual LED flash. It captures 3264 x 2448 resolution stills and records Full HD video at 30fps, with a slow motion function. The 1/3in sensor has 1.5µm pixels, which are significantly larger than most smartphone cameras to capture more light information.

    The Galaxy S5 has a 1/2.6in sensor with 1.241µm pixels. Despite having a larger 16-megapixel sensor, cramming more pixels into a smaller surface area won't necessarily increase picture quality over the iPhone. The S5's camera also uses the new ISOCELL sensor technology, which reduces the crop factor of the final image and improves dynamic range by preventing light leaking from one pixel to another. It shoots 4,640x3,480 (16.15-megapixel) stills and records 1080p video at 60fps. It is also able to record Ultra HD (4K) 3,840x2,160 video at 30fps and shoot video in high definition.


    Apple was the first manufacturer to add a fingerprint sensor to a smartphone, fitting a TouchID sensor to the iPhone 5s. It can be used to unlock the phone, or confirm payment when making purchases on the App store, but no other apps support it yet because Apple hasn't made the API public. The Galaxy S5 has its own fingerprint sensor, which is built into the home button. Rather than press and hold, you have to swipe your finger across the button to authorise PayPal transactions, protect files or folders and unlock the handset.

    The Galaxy S5 is heavily targeted towards fitness, with ANT+ support for connecting a heart rate monitor or pedometer, and a heart rate sensor built into the back of the phone. It is also water- and dust-resistant. It is also compatible with Samsung's wearable range, including the original Galaxy Gear, new Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit smart band. There are plenty of iPhone apps that do the same job, but all drain the battery faster than using a fitness band.

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