Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s: Software and Apps

Software and Apps When it comes to the software that runs on the Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5s, we might as well be comparing oranges to, uh, apples. What you get with Samsung’s TouchWiz-infused build of Android KitKat is a far cry from the simplified implementation of iOS 7. And that’s the main difference here: the Galaxy S5 is a device that is crammed full of device-specific software enhancements while the iPhone 5s is not. You get Kids Mode, Private Mode, Download Booster, Ultra Power…

Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s: Processor and Hardware

Processor and Hardware While Android device manufacturers often cite clock speed and processor core configurations as a main part of device marketing, Apple has taken a slightly different approach, choosing instead to let the device’s performance speak for itself. That is not to say the Cupertino-based company has made no strides in this area with the iPhone 5s. All other elements aside, the most recent Apple flagship can boast one thing the Galaxy S5 cannot: 64-bit processing. While this is the only tech spec Apple…

Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s: Fingerprint Scanner and Heart Rate Monitor

Fingerprint Scanner and Heart Rate Monitor Though not the first to introduce a fingerprint scanner to a smartphone, Apple’s inclusion of Touch ID on the iPhone 5s no doubt sparked their biggest competitor to mimic the feature in the Galaxy S5. Both implementation allow users to secure their device using a scanner embedded in their respective home buttons. Apple’s version also allows for the authorization of app purchases from the App Store. Samsung takes things a step farther, allowing users to utilize fingerprint authentication for…

Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s: Camera

Camera The iPhone has long been known for housing one of the best cameras to feature in a smartphone, and the iPhone 5s is no exception. Since it launched last September it has continued to be the benchmark for what a smartphone camera should be. It’s still pretty great, but the Galaxy S5 might just do one better. The hardware spec suggests that the Samsung-made device should have the upper hand. The Galaxy S5 sports a 13MP camera while the iPhone 5s holds steady at…

Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s: Battery

Battery Many will be quick to point to the Galaxy S5’s 2800mAh battery as evidence that it is the far superior handset when it comes to battery life, but as with other factors the true judgement can only take place after comparing the two in real-world settings. Yes, the GS5 features a much larger battery. It also features a much more power hungry hardware compliment. That big, bright display and quad-core processor need to get their juice from somewhere, right? Still, the Galaxy S5 excels…

Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s: Display

Display Back in the day Apple’s Retina display technology was the best available and offered smartphone users imaging quality previously unheard of in the mobile space. A few years on and the technology, while still good, isn’t the best available and a select number of handsets have arrived in the market with better displays. On paper the Galaxy S5 is one of these handsets, with its 5.1in 1920×1080, 432ppi Super Amoled display, beating the iPhone 5S’ 4in 640×1136, 326ppi IPS LCD Retina display. Despite the specs, traditionally we’ve…

Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s :Design and build

Samsung and Apple have been fighting for supremacy of the top-end smartphone market for several years now. Traditionally it has been Apple’s iPhone that has won the two companies’ yearly battle. Aware of this, Samsung has worked hard to ensure its latest Galaxy S5 comes loaded with a variety of security features designed to make it the most business-friendly smartphone available. This adds up to make Samsung’s 2014 battle against Apple’s current iPhone 5S flagship one of the most interesting to date. Design and build In the past we’ve always awarded Apple handsets the…

Galaxy S5 vs Nexus 5

Here we compare the specs of the Samsung Galaxy S5 against the Nexus 5 to see which one is worth your money. Design, measurements and weight Google Nexus 5: 138x69x8.6mm, 130g Samsung Galaxy S5: 142x73x8.1mm, 145g The Samsung Galaxy S5 is currently available in black and white models. Samsung has also announced gold and blue models, but these are only available to pre-order at the launch date of 11 April, with shipments due to be sent out in a week or two. It also features a quirky…

HIDDEN TRICKS INSIDE SAMSUNG’S GALAXY S5

When the world’s leading smartphone manufacturer updates its top model, you expect something special, and the Samsung Galaxy S5 does not disappoint. It has all the features and functionality you could possibly want, and a little more. To help you get to grips with it without having to experiment or read a manual, we’ve prepared some useful Samsung Galaxy S5 tips. Hit us up if you have suggestions for more tips. How to keep the screen on when you’re looking at it If you get annoyed at the screen…

Dark Souls 2 Review

Dark Souls II isn’t a sequel, more a refinement of the previous title. A lot of the content is recycled: enemies, moves and locations from the last game will be familiar as will the bleak atmospheric game world peopled by solitary moping NPCs in shady corners – often with unexplained northern accents. Graphically Dark Souls II is fairly similar to its predecessor (on PS3 at least). The levels are less generic and open up to more fresh air making the game less claustrophobic at points. There is…