iPhone 5s Vs Samsung Galaxy S5 & Samsung Galaxy S6: What Users Can Expect

The iPhone 5s is just a few years old and is a difficult device to recommend to users although it's still been a big seller globally. There are some users that are looking to upgrade the iPhone 5s to a Samsung Galaxy S5 or Galaxy S6 smartphone. Here are some information about the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6, and what users can expect from the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 5s.

Size and Weight

The iPhone 5s weighs 112g and measures 123.8 by 58.6 by 7.6 mm, according to The Fuse Joplin. The Galaxy S5 is larger and heavier, as it weights 145g and measures at 73 by 142 by 8.1 mm. Both the iPhone 5s and Galaxy S5 can fit easily into almost any pocket. Design rumors say the Samsung Galaxy S6 will measure by 143.03 by 70.81 by 6.91 mm, according to Gotta Be Mobile. It's not known how heavy the Galaxy S6 phone will be, but it's rumored to be lighter and thinner with an all-metal design that's similar to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s.


The iPhone 5s has a 4 inch display, which allows you to read the entire screen using your thumb. The Galaxy S5 has a large 5.1 inch screen, which also makes it easy for you to read. However, TJF reported the following about the Galaxy S5's screen.

"The screen takes up most of the space, as there's less room at the top and bottom of the screen for microphones, physical buttons, bezels, and speakers."
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is rumored to have a 5.1-inch display. If the rumors are true, the Galaxy S6's footprint will be better than the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s.
"The iPhone 5s has a resolution of 1136×640. This means that it cannot play full HD video or 720p footage at the native resolution. A density of 377 pixels means that you cannot see individual pixels from an average distance."
The Galaxy S5 has a resolution of 1920x1080 and a pixel density of 432 pixels per inch, which means you can play full HD video at its native resolution. The Galaxy S6 is rumored to have a Quad HD display, which means it will have a 2560x1440 resolution at 575 pixels per inch.


The iPhone 5s has a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM, and an 8MP camera with dual LED flash. The Galaxy S5 has a Snapdragon 801 processor with a speed of 2.5 GHz. It also has 2 GB RAM, and a 16 MP camera. Not much is known about the Galaxy S6's specs, but it's expected to deliver. Rumors suggest that it will include a 16MP or 20MP camera with a new sensor, Optical Image Stabilization, and a 5MP camera in the front.


Apple's iPhone 5s will run the iOS 8.1.3 and it will also run the new iOS 8.2 operating system. Samsung's Galaxy S6 will run the new Android 5.0 Lollipop, and will have Samsung's TouchWiz. The Galaxy S5 currently runs the Android 4.4.2 KitKat, but some U.S. devices have upgraded to the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS.

When it comes to choosing the best smartphone, it's all a matter of preference. The Inquistr recently reported why Apple's iPhone 5s is the best smartphone on the market. The single feature that makes it more desirable to buy is its smaller size. Users may want something lighter and smaller, which makes the iPhone 5s more up their alley.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 averages around $99.99 while the Galaxy S6 is rumored to be $299.99 or more. With the arrival of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the iPhone 5s dipped to $99 and $149 on-contract at the Apple Store.

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