With Samsung finally unveiling the newest member of its Galaxy S series handsets last Thursday, it isn’t strange to see blog posts and technology analysis sites comparing the Galaxy S4 with Apple’s iPhone 5.
Powered by either a 1.9 GHz quad-core or a 1.6 GHz octa-core processor, the S4 has a lot going on in terms of processing speed and versatility. Available in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB storage size model variants, the smartphone’s featured specs are truly impressive, one that’s sure to give the iPhone 5 a run for its money.
But just as the Galaxy S4’s hardware specifications are impressive, the materials used in the construction of its body can’t be described as worthy challengers to the iPhone.
Though the device does come with a Super OLED display, its plastic form factor may come as a downside for select users, users who are discerning with the materials used in the making of their phones.
Apart from its impressive hardware specs, the new Galaxy S4 features enhanced software functions, including support for group media streaming, advanced infrared gesture control and more.
In terms of design, the rumors of the Galaxy S4 to-bear a more angular design directive was proven to be false, with the rumors of it bearing a design standard steeped from the Galaxy S3 revealed to be spot on.
Though comparing the Galaxy S4 with the iPhone 5 can be described as unfair (considering that the iPhone 5 rolled out last year), it seems that the next iPhone incarnation would need to have a lot to offer iPhone users.