Samsung I9506 GALAXY S4 and Apple iPhone 5S – Comparison of Hardware Specs

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Samsung I9506 GALAXY S4 and Apple iPhone 5S are the two leading and most selling smartphones, competing each other in the market. Both have excellent specs and features.

Release in the Market

Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4 was announced and released in the third quarter of year 2013. It is also known as Samsung Galaxy S4 with LTE+. For the SK Telecom, it is known as Samsung SHV-E330S Galaxy S4 LTE-A. Being the LTE carrier supported device, Apple iPhone 5S was announced in September 2013 and was released for sale in the market within the same month.

The hardware specs of both the Samsung I9506 GALAXY S4 and Apple iPhone 5S are compared as under:


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OPERATING SYSTEM
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 APPLE iPHONE 5S
OS Android OS, v4.2.2 – Jelly Bean iOS 7
Can be upgraded KitKat iOS 7.0.4
SIZE, DIMENSION AND WEIGHT
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 APPLE iPHONE 5S
Height – mm 136.6 123.8
Height – in 5.38 4.87
Width – mm 69.8 58.6
Width – in 2.75 2.31
Thickness – mm 7.9 7.6
Thickness – in 0.31 0.30
Weight ‘g’ 130 112
Weight – ‘oz’ 4.59 3.95
SCREEN DISPLAY
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 APPLE iPHONE 5S
Type Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen LED-Backlit IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
Colors 16M 16M
Size 5.0 in 4.0in
Resolution (pixels) 1080 x 1920 640 x 1136
Pixel Density ~441 ppi Pixel Density ~326 ppi Pixel Density
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass
Fingerprint Sensor
Oleophobic Coating
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL MEMORY
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 APPLE iPHONE 5S
Card Slot MicroSD – Max. 64 GB Not Available
Internal  Memory 16/32 GB 16/32/64
RAM 2 GB 1 GB DDR3
HARDWARE
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 APPLE iPHONE 5S
CPU Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone – ARM v8-Based
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Apple A7
GPU Adreno 330 PowerVR G6430 – Quad-Core Graphics
HARDWARE RELATED SOFT SPECS (SENSORS)
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 APPLE iPHONE 5S
Sensors Accelerometer Accelerometer
Gyro Gyro
Proximity Proximity
Compass Compass
Barometer
Temperature
Humidity
Gesture
RADIO
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 APPLE iPHONE 5S
Radio FM Radio Not Available
BATTERY
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 APPLE iPHONE 5S
Type Li-Ion 2600 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po 1560 mAh
Stand-by – Max 2G / 370 h – 3G 250 h at 2G / 250 h at 3G
Talk time – Max 2G / 17 h – 3G 10 h at 2G / 10 h at 3G
Music play – Max 62 h 40 h