iPhone 4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S - Apple vs. Samsung Flagship Phone Battle

TechPinas' Definitive Comparison Table between Samsung Galaxy S and iPhone 4.


Detail/Feature

iPhone 4

Samsung Galaxy S

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Dimensions/
Weight

115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
137 g

122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm
119 g

Screen/
Features

3.5 inches, 640 x 960 pixels capacitive touchscreen
"Retina Display"
- Scratch-resistant surface
- Multi-touch input method
- Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
- Three-axis gyro sensor
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off

4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels capacitive touchscreen
"SuperAMOLED"
- TouchWiz 3.0 User Interface
- Multi-touch input method
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Touch-sensitive controls
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Swype text input

Operating System

iOS4

Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair)

CPU

1 GHz Apple A4 processor

ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor

Internal storage

16/32 GB storage, 512 MB RAM

8 GB/16GB storage, 512 MB RAM, 2GB ROM

Wifi

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; DLNA

3G

Yes, HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

Yes, HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

MicroSD

No

Yes, supports up to 32GB

Camera

5 MegaPixels, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
- Touch focus, geo-tagging
Video capture: 720p@30fps, LED video light, geo-tagging
Secondary camera for videocalling over Wi-Fi only

5 MegaPixels, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, No LED flash
- Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection
Video capture: 720p@30fps
Secondary camera VGA only, for video calls

GPRS, EDGE,
Bluetooth 2.0,
MicroUSB

Yes to all

Yes to all

Stereo FM Radio

No

Yes

Games and Apps

Yes, via App Store

Yes, via Android Market

Java

No

Yes

Flash support

No

Yes, via upcoming Froyo update

Image and Video Editor

Yes

Yes

Speakerphone

Yes, 3.5 mm headset jack

Yes, 3.5 mm audio jack

Messaging System

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

microSIM card requirement

Yes

No, uses standard SIM

Battery life

Stand-by time of up to 300 hours on 2G, (?) for 3G
Talk time of up to up to 14 hours on 2G and up to 7 hours on 3G

Stand-by time of up to 750 hours on 2G and up to 576 hours on 3G
Talk time of up to 13 hours and 30 minutes on 2G and up to 6 hours and 30 minutes on 3G

Availability and Price in Philippines

Not yet available in the Philippines

Now out in the Philippines via Globe Telecom,
Free with Plan 2499 (from June 30 to July 31, 2010 only).
Php 32,995 via Globe Prepaid Kit

Which one's better? Tough call, really. Off hand though, based on specs alone (and the fact that Android's hot these days and that Apple's practically being grilled over iPhone 4 Antenna Issue), I'm favoring Samsung Galaxy S. Actually, had Galaxy S' camera come with LED flash, that phone would have been near-perfect -- in my eyes, at least.

I found this really good comparative video between iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S ~ courtesy of SmartphoneEnvy. You might want to check it out if you're currently having a headache trying to decide which phone to get:







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6 comments:

  1. most people like apple's iphone because of either of these two: it's a fashion trend or because of the apps.

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  2. I phone 4g grilled over antenna issue? More like skewered with a 10 foot pole then roasted over a roaring fire...you should post the open letter they put out regarding the issue...that was really hilarious!

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  3. Nice comparison TP. I think the Iphone 4 is losing its steam. After reading about its signal problems, Im sticking to my BB :) I only liked at first because of the camera and the iMovie application...

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  4. you cant compare two competing devices on just the hardware specs alone. what is the use of high hardware specs if you cant fully utilize it?

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  5. I think samsung G is better!!

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