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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Vs S4

With the release of Samsung Galaxy S5 into the market, the question on everyone's mind is, how different is it really from Samsung Galaxy S4 and, is upgrading worth the expense? You'll find the specifications for both easily enough. But you can't buy and expensive gadget based on specifications alone; there are other aspects to consider berfore you lean one way or the other.  Read on and decide for yourselves whether upgrading is a good idea.

  • Battery - Samsung has not indicted the battery life of Samsung Galaxy S5, so the jury is still out.  But the Galaxy S4 battery boasts about 7 hours talk time and approximately 12.5 days in standby mode.
  • Galaxy S5 has a finger print sensor and a heart rate senor. But, a Heart Rate App downloaded via PlayStore produces precisely the same results in Galaxy S4. Most testers claim that the finger print sensor is partial to persistent users.
  • Galaxy S5 is water and dust resistent. S4 does not lay claim to such capabilities.
  • The charging port -USB 3.0 is equipped with a sealing water resistant stopper.  S5 also sports a rubber gasket that protects its components from water and dust.  So, it should survive a dunk in your washing machine.  But it is not clear whether it will survive a lengthy dunk.  Compare this to Galaxy S4's USB's micro 2.0. 
  • Data swapping between devices is faster in S5.
  • Reparability - According to a report on NDTV Gadgets, Galaxy S5 is difficult to repair.  It measures just 5 on iFixit's reparability scale of 1 to 10. The reason cited is the need, to remove the display in order to access the other parts. This could result in irreparable damage. Besides, prying it open apparently requires a bit of muscle. Compare this to Galaxy S4's score of 8 on10.
  • Touch Screen - You don't need to take off your gloves to operate S4's super sensitive touch screen. One would assume that S5's touch screen would be just as sensitive if not more so. But so far, nobody has thought about sharing this information online.