Samsung Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5: Battery Life and GPU Performance

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One of the most important aspects of a smartphone is its battery life and many of the smartphone owners are companying that they have to charge their smartphones way to often. Even so, the phone makers doesn’t seem to do anything to fix a problem that is a bit too complicated.

Before getting down to business let’s review the technical specifications of the two smartphones of the Samsung Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5 battle.

The Samsung flaghip sports a 5-inch display with full HD resolution and Super AMOLED technology, 2 GB of RAM, 2,600 mAh battery, and a quad-core Snapdragon 600 chipset based on Krait 300 cores clocked at 1.9 GHz, helped by an Adreno 320 GPU. The Galaxy S4 is running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and sports a 13 megapixel camera on the back with full HD video recording support, autofocus, and LED flash.

When it comes to connectivity, the Samsung flagship brings 4G LTE, HSPA+, all standards of WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, IR blaster, NFC chip, microUSB, and a 3.5 mm audio jack. There are three internal storage options for the Galaxy S4: 16/32/64 GB, expandable using microSD cards of up to 64 GB. The Galaxy S4 measures 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm.

On the other hand, the iPhone 5 comes pre-loaded with iOS 6 (upgradable to iOS 6.1) and boasts an LED-backlit IPS LCD display sized 4 inches diagonally and packing a resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels. The iPhone 5 comes with 16/32/64 GB of flash storage, 1 GB of RAM, and an 8 megapixel iSight camera with autofocus, LED flash, and full HD video recording capabilities.

The iPhone 5 is underpinned by a dual-core Apple A6 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, has a PowerVR SGX 543MP3 GPU, and all the connectivity features worthy of a high-end smartphone: 4G LTE, HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5 mm audio jack, and Apple’s proprietary Lighting dock.

The iOS-powered smartphone has a tiny 1440 mAh battery, while being 123.8 mm thick, 58.6 mm wide, and only 7.6 mm thin.

Samsung Galaxy S4 makes no exception when it comes to battery life, the latest flagship smartphone of the South Korea-based company, a device with a 2,600 mAh battery that isn’t capable of matching the iPhone 5 when it comes to some simple tasks. We are talking about web browsing using a WiFi hotspot or LTE network, as in both cases the iPhone 5 is the clear winner.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has two advantages when it comes to battery life, longer talk time and it can stay a wake more while being used as a mobile hotspot.

From the Samsung Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5 battery life battle we jump to the tests that compare the graphics processing units of the two smartphones, a battle that was undoubtedly won by the iPhone 5. Moreover, the Samsung Galaxy S4 was also outscored by the Apple tablets with Retina Display and the old A5X chipset.

It’s no surprise that the iPad 3 is better than the Samsung Galaxy S4 when it comes to GPU performance, but, to be honest, I wasn’t expecting the iPhone 5 to outperform “The Next Big Thing.”

Summing up, the graphics processing unit squeezed under the thin aluminium case of the iPhone 5 is still doing wonders, even though those giving it enough credit are few.