iPhone 5S Vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Active: Hardware, Specs, And Prices Showdown! Which Smartphone Is Better?


Which smartphone is better for consumers? We pit Apple’s iPhone 5S against the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active to see which is the better and user friendly.

In terms of design and display, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active has a TFT touch screen measuring 5 inches that can render a resolution of 180 x 1920 pixels. Its dimensions are: 139.7 x 71.3 x 9.1 mm and weighs 153 grams.

Meanwhile, the iPhone 5S is equipped with an IPS LCD LED-backlit display of 4 inches and the resolution that this smartphone can render up to 640 x 1136 pixels. The iPhone 5S has the following dimensions: 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm and weighs 112 g.

For the Hardware and OS, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active has the Krait 300 processor, which is a quad core clocked at 1.9 GHz. The chipset included in the package is the Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T model from Qualcomm and the handset supports 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (if you choose to use a microSD card, you can expand your memory up to 64GB). The Galaxy S4 Active runs on the Android Jelly Bean.

As for the iPhone 5S, it has is a dual core cyclone which is clocked at 1.3 GHz and the chipset that comes along with it is the Apple A7. The handset supports 1GB of RAM and multiple options for internal memory: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB (this device does not include a microSD slot, so the memory is not expandable) and it runs on the iOS 7.

For battery usage and camera specs, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is estimated to last up to 17 hours of talking time because of its 2600 mAh Li-Ion battery unit, while the iPhone 5S has a 1560 Li-Po battery that will last around 10 hours of talking time.

Regarding the rear-facing camera, both devices have the same general features: an 8MP camera that features autofocus. However, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active has a LED flash, while the iPhone 5S has dual LED flash. For the front-facing camera, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active has a better camera of 2MP, while the iPhone 5S comes with a 1.2MP camera.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active cost $404.99, while the iPhone 5S (16GB) cost around $675.00.

So which smartphone is best suited for consumers? Sound off your comments here!

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