Here are few of the key things that you may consider before choosing the Galaxy S5 over the iPhone 6. For the iPhone fans we would be coming up with another post stating “Top Reasons Why iPhone 6 is Better than Galaxy S5!”
The first and the foremost thing to consider is the battery life. If you are one of those who like to travel a lot, battery life really matters a lot. So obviously Galaxy S5 has a better and a bigger battery.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Battery specs:
- Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery
- Stand-by: Up to 390 h
- Talk time: Up to 21 h
- Music play: Up to 67 h
iPhone 6 Battery specs:
- Non-removable Li-Po 1810 mAh battery (6.9 Wh)
- Stand-by: (2G) / Up to 250 h (3G)
- Talk time: (2G) / Up to 14 h (3G)
- Music play: Up to 50 h
On paper there is a huge difference of almost 1,000 mAh between these devices. Though iOS is generally considered as more efficient than Android we simply cannot outcast the 1,000 mAh difference. Although both these devices offer great offer a Gray Scale mode AMOLED display has an over the LCD which helps you to save the tiny bit of battery life left on your device. On top of that Samsung Galaxy S5 also offers Power Saving Mode as well as extreme power saving mode where you can get 10 hours of battery with just 15 percent of charge left. One more thing to consider regarding battery is that Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with a removable battery meaning that you can always carry an extra battery in case you need one. So definitely the Samsung Galaxy S5 has an edge over the iPhone 6 when it comes to the battery.
IP67 certified – dust and water resistant feature
Another feature to consider is the IP67 certified – dust and water resistant feature. Every phone doesn’t come with an IP67 certification and most of us might not consider it to be very necessary. But it certainly is a handy feature to have. Samsung Galaxy S5 is IP67 certified which means that the device is water and dust proof up to 1 meter and can resist water up to 30 minutes. So you no more need to worry when you are walking in the heavy rain or accidentally drop your phone on the water.
The images on both these devices are great. But optically stabilized 16 megapixel iso-cell sensor on the Galaxy S5 certainly takes more detailed pictures and also offers a range of various shooting modes for different conditions. To top it all up you also can record 4k videos. But the low-light performance of iPhone 6 is better than Samsung Galaxy S5 which we will surely be discussing on our next post.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Camera specs:
- Primary: 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
- Secondary: 2 MP, 1080p@30fps, dual video call
iPhone 6 Camera specs:
- Primary: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
- Secondary: 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular
Unlike iPhone 6 the NFC in the Galaxy S5 can do more than just “pay in selected retail stores”. You can easily send pictures, contacts and files. You can also program NFC tags to perform various tasks and can also wirelessly charge the device which cannot be done with the iPhone 6.
Lot of extra features that Samsung Galaxy S5 offers and iPhone doesn’t. Like the Micro SD card support where you can put all the multimedia files that will help you to save the internal storage. You can also control your set-top box or DVD players through the IR blaster, OTG enabled USB port where you can plug-in your pen-drive or removable hard-drive, USB mass storage without any extra software, transfer files via Bluetooth unlike iPhone. So these are some of the features you will be missing out on iPhone 6.
Customization and Durability
Last but on the least is the customization and the durability. It’s needless to point out that Android users can customize almost everything in their phone. You can even get to experience the iOS in your android devices with the help of a launcher or theme. Apart from that you can do a lot more with touch like swipe to call, multi-window, motion controls, private mode etc.
Talking about the durability if you damage your iPhone 6 it’s very expensive to repair. Since it is aluminium unibody you need to be more careful with the iPhone 6. But that’s not the case with the Samsung Galaxy S5. You easily replace the back cover if it gets scratches; you can easily replace the battery if it wears out, housing can be cheaply replaced compared to the iPhone.
So these are few of the key things to consider the Samsung Galaxy S5 over the iPhone 6. Also do bot forget to check out the post on “Top Reasons Why iPhone 6 is Better than Galaxy S5!”. Share your thoughts and subscribe to our blog to stay updated on the latest technology updates.Google+