Without any question, the upcoming Apple iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S IV would be the top popular smartphones in the world. Also, there’s no need to say what severe battle it would be between these two smartphones. We can predict that both smartphones would feature exciting functions and breakouts when out, though we still have got very few detailed information about the specs of these two phones. In this post, I would like to make a brief comparison between Apple iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S IV. As the detailed specs of both phones are still to be seen, the comparison would only focus on several parts: phone design, screen display and phone CPU.Apple iPhone 5S vs. Samsung Galaxy S IV – design
The iPhone 5S has been reportedly most similar to its previous brother, the iPhone 5, with very little changes. The reports go that the iPhone 5S would come with glass front, a 4 inch screen and an aluminum body form the bulk of the design. The Samsung Galaxy S IV would come with some new aesthetic changes in phone design. Though the plastic battery cover and the slim body design would arouse some complaints, the phone would be protected well. The Samsung Galaxy S4 will have a decidedly less curvy facade and this means that it will be able to use more of its space than the previous model.
Apple iPhone 5S vs. Samsung Galaxy S IV – screen display
As usual, the screen trajectory continues with the new Samsung Galaxy S4. This means that the pixel resolution on the new model will be significantly larger and there is a larger screen to boot too. Samsung Galaxy S IV would reportedly sport a 4.99" full HD (1920x1080) Super AMOLED screen display. The screen display is reportedly to be possible flexible which means that the phone will be tougher. Without doubt, the bigger screen size and the higher number of pixels deliver satisfactory visual effect for people to watch HD movies on Galaxy S IV.
On the other side, Apple is reportedly to feature the IGZO panel technology on the iPhone 5S. The IGZO panel used by Apple will be from the brainworks of Sharp and will help the company achieve better performance at reduced power consumption. The IGZO tech uses a unique screen refresh technique that only refreshes the screen when anything is moving inside it, and the screen does not refresh for static images, thus saving on power. The screen will refresh at a default rate of 60Hz.
Apple iPhone 5S vs. Samsung Galaxy S IV – CPU
The Samsung Galaxy S IV is reportedly to take 8-core Exynos 5 Octa SoC processor. The catch here is that out of the 8 cores, 4 have their engines running at peak rpm and the remaining cores are designed to work for the more home purpose and silent applications. The extreme four cores comprise of the Cortex-A15s running at 1.8GHz, while the silent cores are Cortex-A9 cores clocked at 1.2GHz. This simply means that the S4 guns for efficiency.
For those addicted to the power of their smartphones hitting the roof, and think they will be disappointed with the half hearted fury of the S4’s CPU, the GPU has a surprise for them, and the Mali-T658 will be the GPU. ARM states that this’ll offer 10x the power of the current-gen Mali-400 chipset.
As for the iPhone 5S, the iPhone will potentially have a 2 core CPU and a 4 core GPU. Of course, these numbers don’t amount to much when compared to the double 8 figures of the Samsung Galaxy S4’s CPU/GPU combo. But Apple is all set to introduce a slew of top end games for the iPhone. The competition is not out yet.