Comparing the iPhone 6 with Galaxy S5

galaxy s5 and iphone 6

After the launch of the iPhone 6, as consumers are now faced with returning to the classic choice, choose a smartphone with iOS or Android platform.

On the Android platform itself, one of the smartphones that compete with the iPhone 6 in the market is the Samsung Galaxy S5. Both have advantages and disadvantages respectively.

Many considerations must be made before dropping the option, such as design, battery life, usability, to how the quality of the camera. KompasTekno summarize it for your consideration.


The second dimension of this smartphone is almost similar, but both carry different screen sizes. iPhone 6 has a slightly smaller screen, 4.7-inch 1334 x 750 pixel resolution with Retina display technology, while the Galaxy S5 carries a 5.1-inch screen 1920 x 1080 pixels with a Super AMOLED material.

Apple makes the iPhone 6 body using metal material, while the Galaxy S5 is from plastic materials. Actually, Samsung has a line of smartphones with the body made of metal, namely Alpha Galaxy, but is not currently available in the market.

However, the Galaxy S5 features a water resistant with IP67 rating. That is, the device can survive at a depth of 1 meter under water for 30 minutes. While even the iPhone 6 exterior designed to withstand the splashes, but can not last that long in the water.

Both offer a casing with a variety of colors, but the S5 has a number of more choice.

Power and productivity

Apple equip the iPhone 6 with new A8 64-bit processor, as well as coprosesor M8 upgraded. A8 processor Apple claims can deliver 50 percent faster performance dibandung iphone 5.

But according to Engadget (11/09/2014), quad-core Snapdragon processor 801 S5 seems to belong to the galaxy could surpass Apple A8 processor, especially if you look at a clock frequency of 2.5 GHz processor compared to its iPhone 6 which is 2 GHz.

For internal storage capacity, Apple offers three versions of capacity, which is 16 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB and greatest.

While Samsung though only 32 GB of internal storage, but can be expanded with microSD cards up to 64 GB.


from the side of the camera, the Samsung beats Apple in terms of resolution numbers. Apple equip the iPhone 6 with a resolution of 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.2 megapixel front camera.

While Samsung has a rear camera with a 16 megapixel sensor and 2.1 megapixel front camera.

But competition is not only in the numbers camera megapixels alone. Apple arming camera with advanced features, such as a digital stabilizer, exposure control, the ability to record video of time-lapse and slow motion 240 fps.

Samsung Galaxy S5 on the other hand has the capability of recording 2160p videos 4K UHD is not owned an iPhone.

Price and availability

Samsung Galaxy S5 comes earlier than the iPhone 6. When first launched in March 2014, Samsung flagship smartphone is priced at a price range of USD 8 million. But now a number of e-commerce sites in Indonesia has much to give pieces. The price has dropped to the range of USD 6.7 million.

While the iPhone 6 is not yet known when it will enter Indonesia. But the unlocked version of Apple iPhone 6 according to the website of Singapore Store priced at more or less the same as Apple's previous flagship phones, ranging from 988 Singapore dollars, or about USD 9.3 million.


Choosing a platform between iOS or Android smartphone is a matter of preference, respectively. Samsung Galaxy S5 has attractive offers with a cheaper price tag at the moment, with many advanced features that can close the weaknesses of the design.

On the other hand, the iPhone 6 shows a drastic improvement and improvement of the previous version, the iPhone 5, both in terms of hardware and software, although the specification of the Galaxy S5 clearly superior, because the internal components of the iPhone 6 is not as competitive as the Galaxy S5.

But the iPhone 6 is designed with the Apple ecosystem, which allows users to access a wide range of applications in the App Store and the Mac OS X maximizes her, as well as the lure can be connected with Apple Watch

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