Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 beats nine-month-old iPhone 5 in speed and battery life tests

By , Jun 28, 2013

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Samsung’s latest smartphone, the Galaxy S4, won top honors in a series of tests conducted by a UK-based consumer research organization called Which?. The organization found that Samsung’s Galaxy S4 topped Apple’s iPhone 5 and other competitors when it comes to speed, call time and Internet use.

Apple’s nine-month-old handset led in just one test: time required to recharge…

The consumer group announced on its blog earlier this week:

Despite being crowned the world’s best-selling smartphone in February, Apple’s iPhone 5 has aged badly since its launch last year.

We measured it against the latest handsets on the market and it finished in last place, with the Samsung Galaxy S4 proving almost twice as fast.

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The group used the standard Geekbench 2 software, with higher scores indicating better performance. Here are the top 7 finishers:

  1. Samsung Galaxy S4 – 3188
  2. HTC One – 2798
  3. Sony Xperia Z – 2173
  4. Google Nexus 4 – 2134
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – 1950
  6. BlackBerry Z10 – 1698
  7. Apple iPhone 5 16GB – 1664

In two other tests conducted by Which?, the group once more found the Galaxy S4 topped other smartphones when it comes to battery life.

Offering 1,051 minutes of call time and 405 minutes of Internet usage, Samsung’s Galaxy S4 was the clear winner in our testing thanks in large part to its 2600 mAh battery.

For reference, the iPhone 5 uses a 1440 mAh battery.

In terms of call time, the Galaxy S4 offered 1,051 minutes with Sony’s XperiaZ in second place at 985 minutes. Apple’s iPhone 5 with 499 talk minutes just beat out the last place Nokia Lumia 920.

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The Samsung handset also was best in a test of Internet usage, racking up 405 minutes versus 261 for the iPhone 5, according to the group.

Did the iPhone 5 win a blue ribbon in any category?

The Apple smartphone is the quickest handset to recharge, topping out at 141 minutes. Samsung came in third with 164 minutes.

This is an important category for Apple to have won, since a short recharge time can be a psychological edge when consumers are looking to get back in the game as quickly as possible.

However, the overall results do solidify one forecast for Apple’s upcoming iPhone: be sure there will be a stronger battery.

This isn’t the first consumer group which rated the new Samsung handset best.

An earlier Consumer Reports also gave the crown to the Galaxy S4, perhaps unsurprisingly given Samsung’s device arrived last month whereas Apple’s iPhone 5 is now nearly nine months old and is nearing the end of its cycle.

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  • iamlovingiOS

    The iPhone 5 is as fast as the Galaxy. Benchmarks are telling what the phone could be capable of doing, but Android + TouchWiz is slowing down everything.

    • Kurt

      Note 2 loads pages faster, scrolling is faster, opening apps is faster on the Note 2, Same goes for taking pictures blah blah blah. But really, They both are quick so who cares.

      • JoJo

        Yep and it does it all at a staggering crappy resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels on a 5.5″ screen. Good luck with that ugly thing.

      • Kurt

        I’ll be buying the 1080p version this summer. 1080p screen is much more crisp then the iphone screen. Makes my iphone look blurry

      • JoJo

        Well blurry is a bit of an overstatement, but yeah it will probably be slightly sharper. Since even the iphone 4 is still quite sharp looking.

      • Kurt

        its more than slightly sharper. But you are the one who thinks 1280×720 is “MUCH lower resolution” than 1,136×640

      • JoJo

        Yeah well you get what I was saying don’t you?
        In my head I was comparing comparing resolution + sceensize (ppi) I just did not type it down the way I should have.
        The note is much larger with a slightly higher resolution but overal a much lower PPI than the iPhone thus requiring less power to do the same things.

      • Kurt

        The human eye CAN distinguish pixels above 300ppi. From a normal distance I can see the pixels. 441ppi as in with many Android phones, you can’t. And it looks much sharper. Stop writing things you don’t know about. Just ask to see someones phone. I did and I was shocked since I always believed Apple.

      • JoJo

        Not that wikipedia is a very reliable source but everywhere you look you will find that above 300 ppi at a “Normal” viewing distance cannot be seen with the naked eye.

        Of course if you look at your phone from close up you will see the pixels but that is not normal usage.
        So how about you not tell me what to do, and do some research first.

        It looks to me you fell for the over-saturated crap most android phones use to make things look prettier :)

        I work with phones day in day out ive seen plenty of high res screens. So you dont have to tell me what the screen looks like. Take the HTC one for example It has what? 460-ish ppi? and it does not even look that much sharper as my old iphone 4. You really cant see the pixel difference at a normal viewing distance.
        The reason why everything looks sharper is the font that is used. It makes allot of difference. Which you can also notice in iOS7.
        iOS7 looks sharper compared to previous versions yet the hardware remains unchanged.

      • Cameron Chao

        Ive looked at both Retina and 1080p, the difference is not in the Pixels, i admire your eyesight if you can actually see the pixels in the iPhone 5 to call it blurry. No, actually i think its BS and exaggeration.

      • disqus_GdtjDjsrP0

        The iPhone isn’t blurry, IMO, but the Galaxy S4 definitely has a better display, and I don’t even think the next iPhone will have a display as good. Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple doesn’t even have a 720P display on the next iPhone.

      • mehrab

        Resolution does not mean shit. Its all about the ppi. Those phones have the higher res bcos they can have it cos there phones are big and 720p wud be a step back as i dont like the note 2 sharpness vs iphone 5″s

      • Kurt

        Get a note 3, it will have 1080p! you’ll love it!

      • mehrab

        No iphones will be my main and seconds are nexus phones nexus tabs suck hard

      • $59603964

        Ok, then the Galaxy S4 is still better. The Galaxy S4 has a higher PPI than the iPhone 5. You don’t know to much about displays, do you?

      • mehrab

        Its pentile based so it doesnt really matter there. The htc one is much more sharper then the iphone 5″s display BUT REALLY WHEN YOU COMPARE THEM ITS NOT THAT BIG OFFA DEAL

      • Robbie Rob

        Samsung S4 actually has less dot’s per inch then the Apple screen – which means you’ve completely fallen for Samsung’s marketing hype ! You’re saying “But ,but, but…. they have more ppi- I can tell ! ” hahaha…

        Samsung ‘claims’ a screen resolution of 441 ppi, and Apple gives the iPhone 5 a spec of 326 ppi.. This would be a clear cut thing – IF – pixels were the smallest dots on a screen – and – if Samsung used the same definition for a pixel as Apple – but they don’t. The smallest dot on a screen is a sub pixel – a combination of sub-pixels make up a pixel. The more sub-pixels you have per inch – the more pixels you make per inch. Are you following me ?

        How about counting the sub-pixels? Counting on the Galaxy S4 will get you 882 dots PER INCH.. Counting the same small pixels on the iPhone 5 will give you 978 sub-pixels PER INCH.. By this count the iPhone 5 has 9% MORE DOTS per inch ! Remember it takes many sub-pixels ( of different colors ) to make a pixel. The more sub-pixels you have per inch the more pixels you have per inch.

        So how come Samsung claims 441 ppi & Apple 326ppi ?? Manipulation of numbers. Samsung counts 2 sub-pixels as one pixel….while Apple counts 3 sub-pixels as one pixel !! :) .. Apples 326 pixels ( made up of 3 small dots gives you 978 dots per inch ) … Samsungs 441 pixels ( made up of 2 dots per pixel give you 882 dots per inch )

        Blue OLED’s are the hardest to produce on screens.. Samsung – while very close on red and blues – has less then the iPhone. Samsung instead has even smaller green sub-pixels to help blend color. Basically Samsung has sacrificed some color-correctness- but IN REALITY no one will be able to tell.

        And even if Samsung has a TRUE 441 PPI the sad thing is for ANY COMPANY – and this includes future Apple products like the iPhone 6 ( which promises a bigger screen and more ppi ) that ANY PPi over 262 SIMPLY DOESNT MATTER..

      • ARUIZMART

        i compared them watching a movie and honestly just love the iphone 5

      • Kurt

        You would never admit there’s a difference. i wouldn’t expect any less from you. You are a good sheep.

      • Cameron Chao

        You mean to say i support scientific fact that the human eye cant see more than 300ppi at a certain distance and you call me a sheep for that and you say otherwise? Protip: remove the screen protectors for the devices and compare for perfect comparison, i still cant understand how you can see pixels in the iPhone 5 to call it ‘blurry’. I have perfect eyesight btw.

      • Kurt

        At a normal distance I can see pixels ABOVE 300ppi. I can take a phone, my phone, the iPhone that has 332ppi and I can see the pixels. Look at the numbers on the status bar. Its not perfectly crisp. with a 1080p screen even at 5inches you can see that its much clearer. There actually is a big difference. Why do you sit here and lie???

      • Cameron Chao

        I dont have the S4 with me but i did compare with my iPhone before, I dont know how am i lying when ive seen plenty of comparison videos saying the the screen is pretty much equally crisp. Maybe if i get the S4 again i might strain to notice pixels on my iphone 5 so you can win, ok?

      • Kurt

        I don’t think I have the best eyes in the world. I swear to you, I was shocked and I was so excited when I saw the difference. I thought Apple was truthful with the 300ppi and since the iPhone is much higher I thought it was true, then I saw a 441ppi phone and the girl didn’t know about her phone, So i just saw the difference without knowing anything about the phone. Which was a Vega phone. Not sure the company, if its SKY or VEGA. There’s a difference. I doubt I have better than normal eyes. Though they are quite attractive ;)

      • Cameron Chao

        Theres always a chance you could prefer other aspects of the display like color reproduction or view angles or what not to alter your viewpoint into thinking the iPhone 5 looks blurry.

      • Kurt

        I like the iPhone’s tiny screen very much. It’s just too small for me, so that’s why I’ll go to the Note. My iphone screen is made from Samsung. my wife’s iphone’s screen is from LG so here’s is very yellow. I showed her and she got mad. :-D

      • credulousgeek

        I appreciate your scientific explanation I wonder how some people resort to buy Androids and starts disgracing Apple iphone’s its a shit to do that iphones has the bestest display when it comes to pixels I have compared s4 s3 One X and even the ONE now the iphone 5 and 4 has the bestest pixels its a fact neither do I say by lying I practically compared this thing and concluded I am not at all shocked to see the displays used by any of samsungs phones and for my dear Kurt If you were engineer and would have examined the iphones and androids by hardware you would have probably be amazed to find the facts Apple stands by the slogan of INNOVATION and they always did and are doing Its apple who uses the world class displays and research in making iphones specially samsung and htc envy apple in this regard pls live upto the reality! I bet if Apple would have released the 5 inch or 4.5 inch iphones you all androind geeks would have bought those its a fact you all need bigger screens and bw iOS7 made it and I loved it personally!

      • Robbie Rob

        Kurt I posed above.. Samsung actually has less dots per inch then apple.. sub-pixels are the smallest dots on any screen.. many sub-pixels together make up a pixel. Apple has 978 sub pixels per inch… Samsung has 882 ppi.. Apple has a higher resolution..
        Samsung says it only takes 2 sub-pixels to be called a pixel ( 882 pixels divided by 2 subpixels = 441ppi )..
        Apple’s higher standard of 3 sub-pixels per pixel means 978 subpixels divided by 3 = 326 pixels..
        Apple has more dots per inch.. they have a higher resolution and more importantly they have more blue OLED’s then Samsungs screen which sacrifices color accuracy.. Yes it’ll honestly be hard pressed to tell the difference.. but the truth is you’ve looked at Samsung’s bigger screen and fell for the marketing hype of Samsung.. Their screen in fact has less dots per inch then Apples, it has less blueand red OLED’s..and Samsung covers this up by inserting a few tiny green sub-pixels to blend color and hide this…

      • Blahblahtldr

        Don’t bother, I’ve been reading these comments, there is just no talking to Kurt. He wont accept common knowledge or facts for that matter.. just his own opinion which in his eyes seems to be the only correct one.

      • Guest

        troll

      • Blahblahtldr

        Saying this just confirms my observation.. I am a troll because I called you out? I know its hard to accept the truth when you are as thick as you. You should change your username to Brick so you can give others a heads up and not waist there time on you..

        The same goes for disqus_GdtjDjsrP0 for that matter.. you two seem to be of like mind.

      • Kurt

        btw, ‘waste their’ time, not ‘waist there’ time…common mistake, not trying to be a jerk

      • Blahblahtldr

        You are the one calling the iphone 5 blurry, and the rest are liers? Wow just wow…

      • Kurt

        What would be better? 441 is absolutely perfect. Perfectly crisp. What would my iphone be? how about a little blurry? There’s a difference. How can I say that without hurting your feelings, even though I never attacked your personally.

        btw, liars not liers. Common mistake, not trying to be a jerk.

      • Robbie Rob

        Cameron, I posted this ( above in response to Kurt…I said more in the above post..) ….

        Samsung S4 actually has less dot’s per inch then the Apple screen – which means most people have completely fallen for Samsung’s marketing hype !

        Samsung ‘claims’ a screen resolution of 441 ppi, and Apple gives the iPhone 5 a spec of 326 ppi.. This would be a clear cut thing – IF – pixels were the smallest dots on a screen – and – if Samsung used the same definition for a pixel as Apple – but they don’t. The smallest dot on a screen is a sub pixel – a combination of sub-pixels make up a pixel. The more sub-pixels you have per inch – the more pixels you make per inch. Are you following me ?

        How about counting the sub-pixels? Counting on the Galaxy S4 will get you 882 dots PER INCH.. Counting the same small pixels on the iPhone 5 will give you 978 sub-pixels PER INCH.. By this count the iPhone 5 has 9% MORE DOTS per inch ! Remember it takes many sub-pixels ( of different colors ) to make a pixel. The more sub-pixels you have per inch the more pixels you have per inch.

        So how come Samsung claims 441 ppi & Apple 326ppi ?? Manipulation of numbers. Samsung counts 2 sub-pixels as one pixel….while Apple counts 3 sub-pixels as one pixel !! :) .. Apples 326 pixels ( made up of 3 small dots gives you 978 dots per inch ) … Samsungs 441 pixels ( made up of 2 dots per pixel give you 882 dots per inch )

        Blue OLED’s are the hardest to produce on screens.. Samsung – while very close on red and blues – has less then the iPhone. Samsung instead has even smaller green sub-pixels to help blend color. Basically Samsung has sacrificed some color-correctness- but IN REALITY no one will be able to tell.

        And even if Samsung has a TRUE 441 PPI the sad thing is for ANY COMPANY – and this includes future Apple products like the iPhone 6 ( which promises a bigger screen and more ppi ) that ANY PPi over high 280′s SIMPLY DOESNT MATTER and is merely a marketing tool.. Much as Camera Megapixels has become. The Windows Nokia 928 Phone has a 8.7 Megapixel camera that takes much better picture then the 13 Megapixel camera found in the Galaxy S4. Raising Megapixels is the cheap way to convince most of you guys that you’re getting a better picture when in reality you’re just taking up more space. Yeah back when camera’s only had 2 or 3 Megapixels raising Mp’s was great. Megapixels is now a joke. Some of the best camera’s out there are only 5,6,7,8 Megapixels because they have a higher quality camera sensor – which is why the dated iPhone 5 camera still takes better low light pictures then the newer ( supposedly better ) S4 camera.. Again.. Nokia whips them all…

      • Blahblahtldr

        Look who’s calling who a sheep :’) the irony.

      • Kurt

        explain.

      • Robbie Rob

        @Kurt 95% of 1080 Widescreen Tv’s have a PPI ranging from only 210-260 ppi…yet they show 1080p just fine. This is because of visual acuity.. Visual acuity is the reason you take an eye exam at certain distance. It’s what your eyes can distinguish at a particular distance. 1080p Tv’s don’t have a ppi over mid 250′s because at 10 feet away eyes can only see about 180ppi… At 12 inches away the eyes of a person with 20/20 vision can’t see more then around 300ppi tops.
        BUT……Otherwise I find it commical that you personally claim you can see 441ppi over 326.. not because its not really possible – which it isn’t – but because Samsung S4 actually has less dot’s per inch then the Apple screen – which means you’ve completely fallen for Samsung’s marketing hype ! You’re saying “But ,but, but…. they have more ppi- I can tell ! ” hahaha…

        Samsung ‘claims’ a screen resolution of 441 ppi, and Apple gives the iPhone 5 a spec of 326 ppi.. This would be a clear cut thing – IF – pixels were the smallest dots on a screen – and – if Samsung used the same definition for a pixel as Apple – but they don’t. The smallest dot on a screen is a sub pixel – a combination of sub-pixels make up a pixel. The more sub-pixels you have per inch – the more pixels you make per inch. Are you following me ?

        How about counting the sub-pixels? Counting on the Galaxy S4 will get you 882 dots PER INCH.. Counting the same small pixels on the iPhone 5 will give you 978 sub-pixels PER INCH.. By this count the iPhone 5 has 9% MORE DOTS per inch ! Remember it takes many sub-pixels ( of different colors ) to make a pixel. The more sub-pixels you have per inch the more pixels you have per inch.

        So how come Samsung claims 441 ppi & Apple 326ppi ?? Manipulation of numbers. Samsung counts 2 sub-pixels as one pixel….while Apple counts 3 sub-pixels as one pixel !! :) .. Apples 326 pixels ( made up of 3 small dots gives you 978 dots per inch ) … Samsungs 441 pixels ( made up of 2 dots per pixel give you 882 dots per inch )

        Blue OLED’s are the hardest to produce on screens.. Samsung – while very close on red and blues – has less then the iPhone. Samsung instead has even smaller green sub-pixels to help blend color. Basically Samsung has sacrificed some color-correctness- but IN REALITY no one will be able to tell.

        And even if Samsung has a TRUE 441 PPI the sad thing is for ANY COMPANY – and this includes future Apple products like the iPhone 6 ( which promises a bigger screen and more ppi ) that ANY PPi over 262 SIMPLY DOESNT MATTER..

        More or less ppi has become another marketing tool and although the technology gets better – ppi ( in itself ) beyond 300ppi ( on any size screen ) its useless unless you can install a bionic eye that make a person see better.. back to what I said above.. 1080 Widescreen TV’s rarely have better then 250′s ppi …

        Marketing is another reason ‘Megapixels’ on phone camera’s keep increasing – they are a marketing tool. For most people Megapixels now are just a waste of memory. A 5 Megapixel camera can produce a photo lab quality 8×10… but on the computer ( where most people post and view pics ) its much too big. I have to downsize the quality of my 10 Mp pics for the web because they are huge.. In the old days going from a 3 Megapixel camera to a 5 Megapixel was a welcome improvement. Now its really not needed because no one print out poster size pictures.

        The main reason they keep making these increases is because they gotta convince you there’s a reason to buy a phone every year.

        Nokia has the right idea with trying to increase camera sensor quality without just raising Megapixels. I feel Apple did this somewhat with the iPhone 5.. The Nokia 928 Windows Phone has something like a 8.7 Megapixel camera and it take pictures SUPERIOR over the Samsung S4 13 Mp camera. More dots doesn’t improve color accuracy nor does it mean they ( Samsung ) improved the light sensor when they raised Megapixels.

        It’s because in the industry its pretty well known the more you raise Megapixels in cameras its harder to get faster ISO ( hard to get good pics on low light )… this is because sensor technology is there yet.

        If Samsung, Apple, whoever want to ACTUALLY REALLY make better camera’s how about holding off on Megapixels and improving the sensor so picture have better light levels, better color.. Apple held off on the Megapixels to increase light sensor quality while the G3 simply raised Megapixels and most of the Samsung fanboys fell for it..

        This is all about marketing.. most people read a number and believe higher is always better…

        It seems you fell for it as far as the screen. In reality the Samsung screen has less dots per inch and has slightly less accurate color – but really most can’t tell the difference.. I think you should have some Korean friend’s over and tell them what a great product they have.

      • Kurt

        @Kurt 95% of 1080 Widescreen Tv’s have a PPI ranging from only 210-260 ppi

        so 95% of TVs are 7 or so inches? You have so many factual errors in there I stopped in the first paragraph. Sorry, since you wrote so much and I didn’t read it.

      • Dominik Odobašić

        You can’t see pixels on an iPhone 330 PPI display, but you can on the Note’s 270 PPI display? iPad’s display has around 280 PPI. Can you see the pixels?

        And just for your information, PPI is completely irrelevant to power consumption.

      • JoJo

        No it is not irrelevant.. The higher the PPI, the less light comes trough, so you need to produce more light for the same brightness as a phone with a lower PPI.

        More light = more power consumption.

        So tell me again how it is irrelevant.

      • Dominik Odobašić

        Thank you for finally making a compelling argument. In the big picture, it’s still irrelevant when you have a 2500+ mAh battery. ;)

      • JoJo

        Well, I disagree you that its irrelevant.
        We have a bigger battery and still get roughly the same usage time as the older model with a smaller battery.

        These batteries in an older models would give awesome usage times.

        I bet in a few years we will be laughing about this because these batteries will be completely replaced by something much more efficient.

      • jimv1983

        When it comes to battery life it’s about total number of pixels and not pixels per inch. You are correct about the human eye not being able to distinguish pixels after a certain ppi but it’s not 300ppi. It’s in the lower 200ppi range.

      • mehrab

        Actually iphone 5″s display is way better then the note 2 so um yeah ppi matters not resolution

      • disqus_GdtjDjsrP0

        Then you must think the Galaxy S4 has an excellent display, because it has a way better resolution than the iPhone, and a much higher PPI count.

        (Even though you won’t agree with this because I have seen your other comments and you are an Apple fanboy to the max.)

      • mehrab

        No. The gs4 is pentile based so no. Amoled sucks too.

      • Kurt

        iphone has great whites, doesn’t AMOLEDs have great blacks? GS4 has great whites too and blacks. Plus the 441ppi. I havent used one but it seems to have 2 pluses there

      • mehrab

        Yeah great blacks not good whites whites are more important as there is you”ll face white in apps and web browsing. Blacks in vids? Well sure like when its spot on black which is rare

      • $59603964

        You don’t know to much about displays.

      • Dominik Odobašić

        “PPI matters, not resolution?” And how do you think higher “PPIs” are achieved? By shrinking down the display, or increasing the resolution?

      • mehrab

        No. Higher resolution does not mean shit unless your watching a hd movie which the iPhone 5 handles better then even some hd smartphones

      • Dominik Odobašić

        Nonsensical bull*. Also, you’re wrong. :)

      • Evan_Beezy

        ur not taking screen size into account

      • Kurt

        oh, then thats another plus for the GS4…thanks

      • Evan_Beezy

        No I mean when u commented about the Note 2 and resolution. 720p is somewhat a crappy resolution for a 5.5in display. In that case the ip5 best the Note 2. Of course it doesn’t beat 1080p tho

      • sadaN

        some decent spelling is welcome…

      • disqus_GdtjDjsrP0

        Haha, good one. You call 720P crappy, but the iPhone doesn’t even have an HD screen. I assume you’ll try to bring PPI into this, so let’s talk about the Galaxy S4. 1080P display with a higher PPI than the iPhone.

      • Cameron Chao

        display is not all on pixels, pixel war was over as soon as it went to ‘Retina’ meaning eyesight cant distinguish any further. And please dont bring in screen size into comparison, sure someone who likes bigger screen will always think its better, but no. It depends on color reproduction and viewing angles, since viewing angles are all equally quite perfect. I still think iPhone 5′s screen looks alot better than the S4, over saturated colors are just not nice, having said that, i think HTC One has the best among the smartphones.

      • Kurt

        Retina, false advertising. 300 at normal distance you can see the dark lines in between the pixels. Especially on white lettering. There is a big difference with a 441ppi and 332 ppi

      • JoJo

        Sorry but you are arguing against facts.. it has nothing to do with retina, apple or false advertising. They are scientifically proven facts. Again taking in to consideration you are looking at the screen from a normal viewing distance.

        Of course there will be a difference between 332ppi and 441ppi but calling 332ppi blurry is just stupid.

      • albajadmamad

        You have convinced me I’m going to run out and dump my 9 month old iPhone and trade it in for the Galaxy, oh! but wait the 5s is just around the corner , sure is going to be blurry too. LOL

      • disqus_GdtjDjsrP0

        Saying a display isn’t all about pixels, but more about viewing angles and colors is essentially like saying a display with 240P resolution with a low PPI is great as long as it has accurate colors and good viewing angles. No, not at all.

        The iPhone 5′s screen really doesn’t look better. It’s not HD, and it has a lower PPI than most modern day smartphones. Samsung makes adaptive displays which makes the colors look very accurate.

      • Kurt

        What I wish my iPhone had that Samsung’s phones has is the ability to change the color settings. Depending on what you are viewing you should change the settings. This is why TV’s have many different settings.

      • disqus_GdtjDjsrP0

        Yes, and the iPhone doesn’t. I don’t understand why people think iPhone’s have one of the best displays, when they are really behind most of their competitors.

      • Kurt

        Because of the white balance. But that depends if you get a samsung display. My phone has beautiful whites. And my wife’s iphone is very yellow in comparison. Her phone has the LG display, I have the Samsung display. and stupid isheep don’t want samsung displays.

      • disqus_GdtjDjsrP0

        The Galaxy S4 has great, vibrant whites, and when the screen goes black, like during movies for example, it looks like the screen turned off. They did a really nice job with the display on the GS4, so I expect the Note 3 will be excellent, too.

      • Kurt

        I hope the note 3 will be 1080p. I’m sure it will be. I can’t wait. What phone do you have? I have the 4S

      • disqus_GdtjDjsrP0

        I had a 4S, and I upgraded to the Galaxy S4 recently.

      • Blahblahtldr

        :’) hilarious comment

        What exactly is HD? its just a specific resolution.. it has nothing to do with PPI or screen quality whatsoever.
        If your screen is smaller and your PPI is higher why would you still want it to be HD?

        iPhones will never have HD resolutions because they use different dimensions.

      • JoJo

        Small difference with what you understood and what I said. 720p is not crap.. 720p on a 5.5″screen is crap.
        Small but huge difference. ;)

      • disqus_GdtjDjsrP0

        720P on a 5.5 inch screen isn’t crap. Most 32-inch TVs have a 720P display, and they don’t look like crap.

      • Blahblahtldr

        Are you this stupid really?

        Thats because you sit al the way across the room from them..dumbass. Try to watch tv at the same distance you use your phone..

        Why am I even bothering.. you are a waist of time.

      • Kurt

        Why do you attack people personally? It tells a lot about your self esteem that you get offended when people point out something that makes apple look less than perfect.

        btw, waste not waist…common mistake, I’m not trying to be a jerk.

      • $59603964

        Call me stupid, use improper grammar and spelling in your sentence. Good one! No way, you sit across the room watching a TV? Thanks for telling me! I’ve personally seen the Galaxy Note 2′s display, and it doesn’t look shitty. Many laptops use a display slightly above 720P (1366×768), and you sit relative close to them. They typically have a screen size of 11.6-13 or so inches. It doesn’t look bad, it still looks clear. The display on typical laptops is twice as much as the Galaxy Note 2. I wouldn’t be surprised if you have ever seen a Galaxy Note 2′s display.

      • Blahblahtldr

        He did not call 720p crappy, he called 720p on the 5.5 inch galaxy note 2 crappy. Big difference.

      • $59603964

        Thanks, I obviously couldn’t see that. I don’t recall people saying the iPad 2 had a terrible display, and it had a slightly larger resolution on a much larger display. Also, a good amount of laptops use 1366×768 as a display, and you are pretty close to those, and people don’t complain about that. It’s only people complaining about a Samsung display on an Apple fanblog. Interesting…

      • Rockwell mellow

        I have a 20″ monitor that’s 720 p

      • jimv1983

        With 1280×720 on a 5.5″ screen that is 267ppi. My Galaxy S II is 800×480 on a 4.5″ screen which is 207ppi and it looks fantastic. Anything above a PPI of the low 200s is not even noticeable and will HURT battery life.

      • mehrab

        Shut up see iphone 5 vs galaxy note 2 web browsing on youtube now

      • Gorgonphone

        Yeah t bad it looks and feels like something from the dollar store

      • Kurt

        No Joe, your case on your iphone feels like something from a dollar store. Which is why I don’t use a case

      • disqus_GdtjDjsrP0

        Why do people like you always bring the feel of the phone into argument? The plastic back on the Galaxy doesn’t feel bad, and what’s the point of paying for a ‘high quality’ phone when you are just going to put a cheap plastic case on it?

      • Cameron Chao

        Loads page faster, 50-50. Scrolling faster, No. Opening apps faster, Yes.

      • Kurt

        Ok, go on a long long page. With one flick, you can scroll to the bottom on Android. WIth iOS we have to flick many many times. Its not a limitation of the device but the OS.

      • Cameron Chao

        Logic doesnt tell you that this is under ‘loads page faster’ and not ‘Scrolling faster’? Im sure you meant, scrolling through to see all content instead of reaching the bottom quickest, im not sure when does one need to ever see right at the bottom of a page. Either was, this is under page loading faster, because scrolling on Android lags.

      • Kurt

        Note 2 loads pages faster and scrolls faster. What don’t you get? iPhone brings up the checkered board when trying to render when you zoom. Note 2 doesnt do that and zooms faster in and out.

      • Cameron Chao

        Thats also under loading page. What you mention is loading page faster. Scrolling is laggy if you compare both page already 100% loaded.

      • Kurt

        Scrolling isn’t laggy on either. One flick you get a smooth ride all the way to the bottom of a webpage. On the iphone you can’t flick once but many times but it’s also not laggy.

      • mindaman1

        galaxy notes notification center lags really hard when you have a few objects in the center, note 2 performance is not as good as the iphone 5, espcially the memory performance the A6 chip in the iphone 5 blows the memory performance away on the note 2

      • mehrab

        Yeah checkerborads iphone 4 days :”)

      • Kurt

        Good looking phone. Glass back is the best

      • mindaman1

        galaxy note 2 gets the checkerboard effect when u zoom all the way in, why are you lying for, the iphone 5 even beats the galaxy s4 in browser speed tests, every single time

      • MarcPhilippeB

        Ever opened an app on a Galaxy 3/4 or Note? There’s always a 1-second delay.

      • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

        Same with the iPhone 5 when you have multiple apps frozen in memory….so, what’s you point fanboy?

      • batongxue

        Do you think people would actually believe all your fancy stories about the note 2? You’re just living your dreams, time to wake up.

      • leart za jmi

        Kurt or Dirt, is a old troll, dont waste your time with him, he is payedd to write bullshit here in pure style shamesung

      • batongxue

        I am starting to think like that.
        BTW, he is the most professional one I’ve seen so far.

      • Kurt

        I’m receive monetary compensation for my comments from Samsung, not Shamesung. Twit

    • Maxim∑

      Yeah. If you look at the benchmarks done by anandtech. iPhone comes on top on all GPU/browser performance benchmarks as well as browsing battery life compared to the S4. Even though the S4 has a 4 core CPU almost clocked at 2Ghz.

      Apple has done an outstanding job with optimizing hardware and software.

    • Gorgonphone

      Yeah the hardware is great but android sucks so the S4 = fail

      • disqus_GdtjDjsrP0

        You probably have very minimal experience with Android

      • Gorgonphone

        once i realized that its sucks i stopped caring about it…lol

    • disqus_GdtjDjsrP0

      Thank god for custom launchers, right?

    • GuyBey0ndC00L

      I own a iPhone 5, the battery can’t even make it through a 8hr work day. I luv my phone but Apple battery percentages are always over hyped. Read world usage your iPhone will die after 5 hours of use give or take. I turn off so many features in my iPhone 5 it almost makes it a iPod Touch. Any help to increase battery would be great.

    • bootak

      I’m surprised with these results. Do people testing it actually use the phone? I gave the S4 an earnest try but I had to return it after one day. The stock keyboard sucks and even third party keyboards couldn’t match the accuracy of the iPhone’s. Plus they occasionally froze and my phone even rebooted while typing up a Facebook post. When I opened the Facebook app again, I was logged out — talk about user experience. Scrolling and overall usage was just sluggish which is unacceptable for a “flagship” device.

      Anyone still using benchmarks to judge which phone is better just looks silly. What are the 4 cores in the S4 for? Certainly the power wasn’t going toward scrolling the webpage.

  • Adham

    Well, I would be surprised if an older flagship phone beat a newer flagship phone in speed/battery tests…

    • Kurt

      note 2 beats iphone 5 and its older

      • JoJo

        What a stupid comparison. Of course it beats the iPhone 5.. It is twice the size but with a MUCH lower resolution. Because of the incredible low resolution It requires a lot less power to get the same results.

        edit: i meant to say PPI instead of Resolution, i am so incredibly sorry mr Kurt. (see that sarcasm right there ;) )

      • Kurt

        iPhone 5 contains a 4-inch, 1,136 x 640
        Note 2 contains a 5.5 inch, 1,280 x 720

        Would you like to apologize for your rude and highly incorrect post?

        “What a stupid comparison. Of
        course it beats the iPhone 5.. It is twice the size but with a MUCH
        lower resolution. Because of the incredible low resolution It requires a
        lot less power to get the same results.

        Do you even think before you post?”

      • Kurt

        “Do you even think before you post?”…<–funny how you deleted that. Fool.

      • Adham

        Inaccurate.
        Note 2 First Released 26 September 2012, Unveiled August.
        iPhone 5 First Released 21 September 2012, Unveiled September.

        Now you could argue that Note 2 is “older” because it was announced first, but Apple could have announced their phone in August if they wanted to (the phone was in production around then after all).

        Really, the main point I am trying to make is we can go on arguing about which one is older, but the comparison is in itself unfair because the difference in age is not significant enough to say one is older than the other, mostly since my post was referring to cases similar to the one presented in the article.

      • mindaman1

        my iphone 5 beats my brothers note 2 in every aspect, fluidity, opening apps, switching between apps, browser performance, everything is smoother and happens faster on a iphone 5, no ned to lie pal, geekbench proves it

    • Joseph

      The benchmarks more or less proves that Apple needs to get their game on, since they’re getting dominated by their competitors, in terms of hardware.

  • Kiyashi Shizoku

    Do people ever go beyond benchmarks in such tests? The iphone outperforms the S4 in a number real world speed test (heavy graphical games, etc.). Considering the S4 was released around 6 months after the iphone 5, that’a a shame for Samsung.

    • Kurt

      Note 2 beats iphone 5 in those categories and its older than the iphone 5

      • Kiyashi Shizoku

        Well, iphone 5 is still using a humble dual core processor, 1GB of RAM. Note 2 has 2GB if I’m not wrong.

      • Kurt

        You are correct. 2GB is great when you are using a mouse, keyboard and are connected to a 1080p screen and running intense apps. Since you can’t do that with the iPhone its really not necessary but would be cool though

      • Kiyashi Shizoku

        Yup. I hope Apple announces some cool features this time around. Just like how iOS 7 is a big step forward from previous iOS versions, I hope the next iphone would have some killer features different from before.

        Samsung devices would have been great if Android isn’t just so complicated to use and get around simple tasks (it’s just my personal preference).

      • Kurt

        I like iOS 7, just hate the native apps as they are so ugly. But the rest of the OS I’m very happy with. If there is a jailbreak of course.

      • Joseph

        Oh, hey! Those dumbasses that downvoted your post apparently hate progression!

        iSheeps.

      • Kurt

        It’s ok, they they just have too much fluoride in their water

      • mindaman1

        the note 2 would lag really hard on a 1080p screen due to its weak cortex a9 processor and slow memory performance (doesnt compare to iphone 5 memory performance or GPU power)

      • ViDroid

        You agree to the fact that Apple is selling dated hardware and is overpriced.

      • mindaman1

        the iphone 5 still has the best GPU in a smartphone today, better then the galaxy S4 gpu, which is better then the HTC one gpu, iphone 5 still offers the smoothest gaming performance on the market until the snapdragon s800 chipset comes out

  • DomPerignon1

    I have both phones iPhone 5 (jailbroken) for personal use and the GS4 (rooted) for work. Everyday now, I am using more and more the GS4. I love my iPhone 5 but the GS4 is awesome!

  • Kurt

    “The Apple smartphone is the quickest handset to recharge, topping out at 141 minutes. Samsung came in third with 164 minutes.

    This is an important category for Apple to have won, since a short
    recharge time can be a psychological edge when consumers are looking to
    get back in the game as quickly as possible.”

    It’s quicker cause the battery is so small. Also remember other phones come with a second battery. All phones here come with a free second battery so when your phone runs out of battery, you can swap it out for a fully charged one and get back to gaming as quickly as possible…now how about that for a psychological edge?

    • Juan Herrera

      all batteries have to be charged for that to be effective. An Almost 3 hour wait for each battery sucks in comparison to the iphone in that sense.

      • Kurt

        You do realize you charge the battery with a battery charger, and that battery charge is NOT your phone. It’s a separate. Why try to spin things so much to make having less as its better? muy raro.

      • Juan Herrera

        i understand that, not trying to argue just saying i rather charge my phone for a brief period and go than have to carry several batteries. I’ve had to before and it gets to be more annoying the more of them you have. I’m not spinning anything, i don’t feel the comparison of most of those models to the iphone is relevant is all given its age.

      • Joseph

        The batteries are rather thin. You can actually efficiently store them in your wallet.

      • Evan_Beezy

        yes but the other phones are huge and have way more space inside to accommodate a larger batter. More space, more stuff…common sense.

    • felixtaf

      You are right. You take it as a win, when all the other phones have high capacity batteries inside than the iPhone 5. While comparing with not even close battery capacities and the win from other smartphones are expected. Similar way, iPhone 5 win in fast charging because of low capacity battery is also expected. You cant say that this category was implemented for an iPhone win…

    • Cameron Chao

      ‘It’s quicker cause the battery is so small’ i like how smart you are, its not like me saying. ‘galaxy is faster cos it has better clock speed’ or ‘galaxy lasts longer because the battery has a higher capacity’. Most people dont need to exceed the iPhones battery life, me included, and i know how much of an excuse that sounds like, but then again, i rather use a battery case than have spare batteries in my pocket and go through the trouble of swapping it and then charging both back up.

      • Kurt

        When I play Gangstar or Six Guns, 9mm then my battery drains VERY FAST. so yes, you do need a bigger better battery. Unless you like playing angry birds. iPhone sucks for those types of games as the battery dies so quickly. So I only play them at home, which sucks. I want to be able to play them at anytime I want but I can’t unless just for a short period of time. As I wont have a phone later in the day. I just have a paper weight.

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        Modern Combat 4 simply crushes my iP5′s battery in about 40min of online play.

  • TBone

    im gettin a mophie juice pack air for the time being to keep my iphone with double the battery with some protection. and those stats r just on paper not with real world tests except the battery and talk time, which is the reason im getin the juice pack. guess my iphone can bit some more before getting behind in the race

  • Usama Ahmad

    I dare them to repeat these tests after the android devices have had a few weeks of real world usage

    • TBone

      so true lol

    • JoJo

      These test are very syntethic, real world usage often give completely different results.
      Most of my co workers have Galaxy 3/4′s and the thing I hear them complain most about is battery life while I can still go a full three days with my old iPhone 4 :’)

      • TBone

        true! iphone 4 has the best battery among all iphone. and i switched from 4 to 5 and found battery life to be terrible :(. but its snappy so im happy :)

      • Pitchy

        I find it hard to believe you are getting 3 days of “real world use” out of an iPhone 4. You obviously do not watch videos, play games, text, browse and use your phone a lot.

      • Kurt

        3 full days with her phone plugged into the wall the whole time. I typically get a full day. But I can’t if I play video games. Then it will die. Otherwise, I can watch videos make calls sms blah blah. Just intense games kill the battery so so fast

      • Dominik Odobašić

        A full day? What the? How? I can’t even get 4 hours of usage out of my 4S! :/
        img571_imageshack_us/img571/2901/imagenubq.jpg

      • Kurt

        NO GAMES….plus I have no friends so i dont make phone calls and never write smses :P haha

      • Dominik Odobašić

        Nice one! :D Also, I don’t play games on it at all… It wouldn’t last an hour…

      • Kurt

        I got one of the good 4Ses, did you get the batterygate 4S?

      • Pitchy

        We charge our 4S(s) daily… but we use our phones constantly. Mine is jailbroken, so it gets a bit different use than my wife’s. My wife does Pandora over bluetooth in the car and sometimes at home, watches youtube, does facebook and voice/text. She plays two games, Word Warp and Plague Inc. And she doesn’t even do that often… so to me, that is real world use and that requires a daily charge on a phone that has a year newer battery that hasn’t degraded as much as the 4′s battery that JoJo speaks of.

      • Kurt

        speaking of JoJo, she is lying. It’s just not possible. I heard the Note 2 can get 2 and half days with moderate use of games and videos and of course calls, sms…so there is just no way an iPhone can do that. I’ve had iDevices since 2007. Been jailbreaking since iPhone OS 1.1.1 …she’s definitely lying

      • JoJo

        You dont have to believe me, I know what my phone does, I have no reason to lie about it.
        Though I do admit I don’t use my phone to play games or watch video’s. Just the plain old calling/emailing/texting.

      • Pitchy

        well hell, since you put it that way, I imagine a Galaxy S3 / S4 will last weeks if all you do is call and text. Your phone is not getting normal use. In fact if that’s all you are doing with your phone, then you don’t even need an iPhone and you probably just have it for the cool factor.

      • JoJo

        Eh? I am using a two almost three models old phone for the “cool factor” ?
        You have a strange definition of cool.

        Not all smartphone users are kids.. Hardly any adult uses their phone for “games” and youtube.. so what you call normal use is not normal for the majority of smartphone users. it might be the case when you’ve just gotten the phone, but it will get less and less after a few weeks.

        The majority uses their phone to check mail, call, facebook and occasionally check some websites but thats about it.

        And to top it off.. you say s3/s4 wil last weeks ? haha now I just cannot take you serious anymore sorry. :’) please give me one source/review/test anything.

      • JoJo

        Here i looked it up for you.. 9 hours of casual use like webbrowsing/checking email.

        http://comparebatterylife.com/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-battery-life-review/

        Weeks.. pff dont make me laugh.

      • Pitchy

        did you even read that link? normal use which includes twitter, watching videos etc… if you go by only phone calls and texts, it’s going to last a whole lot longer than 8-9 hours. I still find it hard to believe you get 3 days of battery life out of a 3 year old phone unless of course it’s a new iPhone 4.

    • Pitchy

      You guys simply cannot stand or believe that someone else can beat the iPhone. It’s is amazing at how brainwashed and iSheep some of you are. Seriously!

      I want to see Samsung and Android do well. I want to see that force Apple to do something to one up them, which will force Android to one up again. This is a great thing for all users of both platforms. Accept the fact that every now and then, Apple will not be the top dog.

    • disqus_GdtjDjsrP0

      Same with the iPhone, because my iPhone 4S drops about 25%-30% of it’s charge within an hour. It’s just basic use, too.

  • Derik Stroisch

    holy piss batman who cares!! it all comes down to personal preference. I myself pick apple. yes I used android phones before I got my iPhone and liked them for the time being. 2 months later and the performance of the phone just took a dive for the worst. after using 3 different brands of android phones. and multiples of some. I finally got my iPhone and I LOVE IT. I have the iPhone 5 it just runs so much smoother even if it’s older it still a very well put together phone. the OS is more stable and doesn’t crash or freeze up at all and the battery has out lived all of my android phones by long shot. so yeah I pick Apple.

    • Juan Herrera

      ^agreed

  • Ariel

    the benchmark results are wierd because my 2 year old iPhone 4s beat a Nexus 4 in app launch time, and lost by a bit to a s3.
    iphone 4s is not supposed to deliver such results with less than 700 in geek bench. this is not the right way to compare.

    iPhone 5 crushed the nexus 4 in performance and games, but geekbench shows otherwise. i still stick with my 4s.

    • Rockwell mellow

      Bullsh1t I’ve seen YouTube head to heads were the n4 beats iPhone 5 so I doubt the ip4s can beat it..

  • Michael Battaglini

    Will the battery hold up wit the new iOS 7 software?

    • disqus_GdtjDjsrP0

      The battery life on the iPhone 5 will probably not last as long on iOS 7.

  • felixtaf

    The top chart places Galaxy Note 2 as fifth in speed. But none of the other charts have Note 2. Note 2 shud have better battery life compared to S4. Because of screen resolution and ppi… The charts are inappropriate with Note 2 in first one and Lumia 920 in rest…..

  • Joseph

    “The Apple smartphone is the quickest handset to recharge, topping out at 141 minutes. Samsung came in third with 164 minutes.

    This is an important category for Apple to have won, since a short recharge time can be a psychological edge when consumers are looking to get back in the game as quickly as possible.”

    Ed, article writers are supposed to do research, even if it’s mundane. OF COURSE the iPhone 5 charges faster, it has a 1440mA-h battery, compared to the S4′s 2600mAh Li-ion. That extra twenty minutes to charge that much more is very exceptional, unless I’m missing something and looking like a complete jackass.

    Also keep in mind that with the S4, it’s possible to carry around spare batteries, so charge time is actually not nearly as important as you think it is, Ed.

    • Cameron Chao

      Joseph, you know how stupid you look, “OF COURSE the iPhone 5 charges faster, it has a 1440mA-h battery, compared to the S4′s 2600mAh Li-ion.” Isnt that the same as me putting the Core clock speeds and Battery capacity comparison and saying OF COURSE S4 is faster and lasts longer? Please think before you talk crap. I rather charge faster than carry spare batteries in my pocket. There are wall sockets everywhere these days.

      • disqus_GdtjDjsrP0

        He actually doesn’t look stupid, because he knows what he is talking about. You just made yourself look bad and not reputable because you throw insults at him for no reason.

      • Joseph

        …Because you look much better carrying the wall charger and cable than keeping thin batteries in your wallet?

      • Kurt

        “wall sockets everywhere these days”

        Does he charge his phone without a wall charger and cable??? He should “…think before he talks crap”

  • Dixon

    Oh come on guys im so sick of this !! We talking about high end Phones and all of them have enough power for every App which is on the Market today and all Phones ( @ Kurt even ur Note 2 ( and we finally know u dislike apple ) has pros and cons !!
    Guys your Discussion is like ” i got a bigger Penis as u have ” my car is cooler and faster ” and “my girl looks better as yours ” ….. Damm …reading commets is bot funny anymore .. I love my I5 cause of the tiny size and it has enough power for all apps i use … If u like galaxy then Buy it, if u like Note 2 buy it, if u like Iphone buy it !! Different phones for different people … Thats the point !!!!

    • Gorgonphone

      The iphone is still number 1 and that makes android folks man lol

      • Gorgonphone

        lol see

      • Kurt

        so android folks are man (men) and iphone folks are women?

      • Gorgonphone

        fixed

    • Kurt

      i like my 4S jailbroken (not stock iOS) I just wish it was much bigger and had a better battery. So I’ll never buy an iPhone again. I like the iPad and will buy another when the iPad 5 comes out. I really like iOS 7, it’s not as advanced as Android but that’s ok, as long as I cant jailbreak it. Plus, I don’t have a note 2. I will get a note 3 though.

      • Dixon

        Dont know what to say .. U blamed me why im buying an Ipad and and Iphone ( so i need to buy 2 devices ) u just buy an note and you are fine and now you tell me u buy a note 3 and an ipad 5 and u also have a i4s … Where was the sense then in you last discussion where i said inprefer buying 2 devices instead of a phat 5 inch iphone !? With above comment ur last comment doenst make sense !!!

      • Kurt

        Allow me to explain…Never would someone buy an Note and a iPad mini. As both of them are portable devices. I agree with Zuckerman who said, the iPad is not portable. It is, but it’s not. So I never bring my ipad out of my home. It stays here always. I like the big screen. And ipad has the best apps hands down. So if you are going to go out then the best thing is a Note as it cane be your phone and small tablet. But you don’t want a big phone soyou need to buy two devices (I was talking about using two devices around town)

  • disqus_GdtjDjsrP0

    I like how you put ‘nine months old’ in the title like it makes that much of a difference. The iPhone has never had that good of battery life. The Note 2 (also released Sep 2012) has a better battery life, and the Galaxy S3 probably does, too.

    • hjr9890

      the note has more than 5.5 inches to fit a battery… and its bigger, it’s expected to last longer

      • Dominik Odobašić

        Samsung S4′s battery has the volume of about 12 cubic centimeters, and the iPhone 5′s is around 10 cubic centimeters. The dimensions are almost identical, yet the S4′s has almost twice the capacity.

      • disqus_GdtjDjsrP0

        Thanks for doing that research and telling him. I was to lazy to look that up.

      • hjr9890

        Yet not identical

      • hjr9890

        and I think I was talking about the note 2…

  • Dominik Odobašić

    What a great snarky little title of the article! “Oh, the S4 beats a 9 month old smartphone?” I know this is an Apple blog, but how f*** biased and unrealistic can you be?

    And I absolutely love the fact all these sheep are going with it. “Android and touchwiz are slowing down everything.” “Faster specs? It will only crash faster.” This blog is definitely the shrine for all the brainwashed sheep.

    According to the graphic, the S4 only takes 20 more minutes to charge than the iPhone 5, yet it allows you to browse the web for additional 150+ minutes, and lets you talk for more than a 1000 minutes which is more than twice as much compare to the 5. iPhone’s battery life is pathetic.

    • Kurt

      Tr1p…check out JoJo.

      you got to see this girl’s comments ridiculous.

    • mindaman1

      yet Anandtech did the same exact benchmark testing on all current flagship smartphones like the S4/HTC one and iphone 5 and the iphone 5 beat all those phones in browser battery life (both on LTE and wifi usage).

  • Amad

    Iphone is kind of buried in the sand now. All my mates got the s4 i’m the only one who brought ip5.

    • Gorgonphone

      False… iPhone is still number one phone on earth..

      • $59603964

        The number one phone on Earth is the Nokia 1110.

      • Gorgonphone

        lol^^^^ hahhahahahahhaha that is the saddest post and android lover has ever made… dude.. noika is almost as dead as that old ass phone you just posted up… the only person who would choose a Nokia 1110 over an iPhone 5 in 2013 is a delusion android user..lolol

      • $59603964

        The Nokia 1110 isn’t even an Android phone. You need to do your research. The iPhone isn’t the number 1 phone in the world. I was just correcting you.

      • Gorgonphone

        dude when did i ever say that the POS Nokia 1110 was and android phone??????? lololl NEVER.. i said the only person who would choose a Nokia 1110 over an iPhone 5 in 2013 is a delusion android user..lolol

      • $59603964

        You said the only people who would choose a Nokia 1110 over an iPhone 5 is a Android user, therefore, you referred to it being an Android phone. You also act like I said the Nokia 1110 is a good phone by today’s standards. No, I never said that, you made that up.

      • Gorgonphone

        “You said the only people who would choose a Nokia 1110 over an iPhone 5 is a Android user, therefore, you referred to it being an Android phone.”

        ^^^you are clearly irrational. Your POS android products are negatively impacting your sanity

      • Stupid

        Not irrational, just stating the facts.

      • Gorgonphone

        U are like 3 weeks late and the fact is iphone 5 is still number 1

      • Amad

        On earth? Don’t you mean the U.S. android has taken over in europe and asia.

      • Gorgonphone

        earth.. the most popular and valuable phone name brand on earth is iphone. FACT

  • Gorgonphone

    lol at samsung comparing their brand new S4 to the 9 month old iPhone 5 ahahahah

    • disqus_GdtjDjsrP0

      The Galaxy S3 had a better battery life as well, and it was released months before the iPhone 5. Samsung isn’t the one who did this comparison, either. Maybe you should read the article and not pull information out of your ass.

      • Gorgonphone

        lol OMG the S3,,, that lame phones was killed by the 4S a looooong time ago.. dude just accept it samsungs androids are second class devices… and android just sucks..

        but here jis how samsung can beat apple..

        1. Make their own OS that is not as crappy as android
        2. Design hard was that is built ti maximize their own OS
        3. Be original and stop copying apple..lol
        4. use better materials to improve their devices build quality
        5. stop sucking

        the in 2 or 3 years they can beat apple..

      • Kurt

        Samsung has definitely copied apple with many things. Their chargers, cables, box, etc. Galaxy S1 was such a copy of the 3GS. Now, not so much. More on the same level Apple copies Samsung and Android. I see Apple innovating more now, but Samsung is innovating more so I hope Apple steps up it’s game. Cause right now, Samsung has the best phones hands down.

      • $59603964

        cnn.()com/2013/02/14/tech/mobile/smartphone-sales-apple-android

      • Gorgonphone

        lol @ the sad android users… iphone is still king of the hill … but dont worry they are messing up more and more each year so soon android will have a chance and it will be a sad day when crappy android is number one..lol

      • $59603964

        The iPhone is still losing ground, as Android manufacturers continue to gain.

      • Gorgonphone

        yes i have said that many times apple is lost without steve and will go down soon but today iphone is still king..

      • $59603964

        The iPhone is losing ground because it hasn’t brought anything new to the table for years.

      • mindaman1

        s3 battery life sucked, doesnt get no where near the battery life on lte or wifi browsing the web when compared to a iphone 5

    • Pitchy

      LOL at your reading comprehension! Samsung didn’t do this, a UK consumer group did.

  • seyss

    I really don’t believe this, as I have both Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5…..

  • MarcPhilippeB

    battery life statistics are some heavy numbers for Apple..

  • Rowan09

    I have a Note 2 and my iPhone 5 is way faster. I had a S4 but it didn’t work so I couldn’t test real world usage. The battery thing is also exaggerated because multitasking kills batteries quick on Android phones.

  • Jose

    This is called paid media. Guess that’s the new marketing strategy by Samsung. Apple’s iPhone5 5 million handsets is undersold in a week and 10 million S4 in one month is a record. That sounds shitty but media can write anything when they are paid good.

  • Crowned_59

    wow, congrats you beat an older device….

  • Andrew

    Honestly I’ve used both. The difference in speed isn’t that big. This especially depends on where you live. And where you most often use your device. And in all honesty buy which ever device you like. You should buy a phone that you like because you like it. Not because of a review someone else wrote. Go to your cell store play with some phones and pick for yourself.

  • Jade Starr™

    Lmao comparing new tech to 9 month old tech in a world where tech is old after a month…

  • Rockwell mellow

    Well the galaxy s3 beats the iPhone 5 so…

  • Mac_Guy

    I have both the Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 5 and let me say my jailbroken iP5 has a better battery life than my S4 with “Power Saving Mode” ON (I dont have the screen on full brightness either) After using both phones I can tell you that the S4 is sluggish at some points where my jailbroken iP5 is extremely fluid all the time. The bigger screen is really nice but 5″ is too much for me. I can’t see myself having an iPhone with an edge-to-edge screen bigger than 4.5″. We used to want small phones, now people want phablets. I want a phone that’ll work, fit in my hand comfortably, and be able to watch videos wide-screen like if I’m in the movies

  • albajadmamad

    After reading all this comments I’m going to run out and dump my 9 month old iPhone and trade it in for the Galaxy, oh! but wait the 5s is just around the corner , sure is going to be blurry too. LOL

  • LJ26

    What’s with these comments promoting Samsung? I thought this was iDownloadblog about iOS/jailbreaking for the fans not Engadget. Fanboys think its a duty to spread their side no matter how much it won’t persuade the other side.

  • MyIPHONE5

    whatever!

  • http://WorldstarHipHop.com/ Joshua Jones Makaveli

    Still iphone is cooler.

  • mindaman1

    and its still slower then the iphone 5

  • bishal acharya

    Android is Always Awesome :)

    iphone also not bad, but only hardware wise :P btw its tooo expensive also ….. lol

  • Lahorifrenchkisser Lahorifrenc

    iphone fastest in gaming touch speed and everything

  • Talal Ahmad

    iphone 5 is best

  • Jorge Valdez

    el iphone 5 es mas veloz que el galaxy s4 y eso que el iphone 5 tiene la mitad de hardware que el galaxy s4… SIMPLEMENTE APPLE IS THE BEST

  • Jorge Valdez

    IPHNE 5 IS THE MOST FAST!!!!!

  • Jorge Valdez

    IPHONE 5 EL MEJOR POR SIMPRE