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  1. 1. Should I get an iPhone 5 or a Samsung Galaxy S4? I get asked this question several times a day. I've had my iPhone 5 since it launched on September 21, 2012, and I've had my Samsung Galaxy S4 since early June 2013. I've read several reviews that describe the technical reasons to own one device over the other; you should not concern yourself with most of these issues. Here's what you need to know. The iPhone 5 The iPhone 5 works flawlessly out of the box. When you turn it on, it does everything it is ever going to do. Sure, you can add some apps that make your experience better, but if you don't know an app from a hole in the ground, the iPhone 5 will guarantee you an emotionally satisfying experience with an almost zero learning curve. This is not to say that you won't have to learn how to tweak a few settings. You will. But a quick trip to the Apple Genius Bar or two seconds of Google or YouTube and you will have an answer to any question you could ever ask about an iPhone 5. Notifications Are Key When an iPhone 5 vibrates or makes a noise, glancing at the phone will tell you what you need to do. Right out of the box, nothing to press, nothing to set... it will just tell you what to do. Slide your finger over to answer a call, etc. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Now, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is, arguably, a much better device. It has better hardware (by every measure), it has a much bigger screen - so big, you will not need an iPad mini or any other 7" tablet in your life after you purchase it. The web is better, because of the larger screen, as is the Kindle eReader app, as is video viewing... no matter how you look at the S4 vs. the iPhone 5, the S4 wins... except... When you get a Samsung Galaxy S4, you are thrown into the world of Google Android software. Now, you can do a search (on Google) for Android 4.2.x and you will see that it is Google's answer to the inconsistent user experience issues of previous Android builds. However, since each carrier loads the S4 with its own bloatware and, since Samsung has added a ton of its own apps to the build, the Android 4.2.x experience you will have on the S4 is really nothing like the experience you'll have on any other manufacturer's Android phone. What that means in practice is that, while Android gives you flexibility to customize your phone to your heart's content... customization is not optional. You have to customize your phone or your experience will absolutely suck out of the box. To give you a little taste of the kind of customization I'm talking about. Let's look at notifications. The S4 allows you the flexibility to have a lock screen, or not. Some people think that's awesome, you just press the "on button" and you're immediately inside your phone. That sounds great until you get a txt message and don't know it. There is no unread txt message count native to the message icon, and even with
  2. 2. the lock screen turned on, you will be spending time deciding just how to display your txt message notifications. The good news is that you can purchase some awesome apps to help. I'm using Nova Launcher, Missed it! and Widget Locker to customize my lock screen and, I can tell you from personal experience, it's awesome! Of course, it's only awesome if you spend about $8.00 on apps and another 30-40 minutes tweaking the settings, fonts, sizes and applications to act the way you want them to act. With the apps I've just mentioned, you could make your Android device look, feel and behave like an iPhone 5, or... you could just buy an iPhone 5. Final Verdict In practice, the iPhone 5 is already so far out-of-date (hardware-wise) that I can't recommend purchasing it - unless you really don't want to (or have the time to) work setting up your Android phone the way you want it. For me, setting up my S4 was fun and the results were absolutely worth it. For a normal person who just wants to make calls, txt, email and occasionally browse the web - you may be much better served with a phone that just works when you get it. Thin, Sleek and Very Capable. Main Features: Apple iOS 6, Nano-SIM | 4-inch LED backlit IPS screen, Retina Display | 8MP iSight Camera, LED flash, 1080p HD video | 1.2Ghz A6 Quad-core chipset, 1GB RAM, 64GB storage | WiFi, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA 4G LTE, WiFi Plus, A-GPS Apple iPhone 5 is the thinnest and the lightest iPhone since iPhone. The device is the sixth generation iPhone from the Cupertino based technology company. Apple iPhone 5 comes with most advanced features on the internal and the external design aspect as well. The device has a powerful A6 Quad-core chipset and runs on the most advanced Operating system in the world Apple iOS 6. The device has a large 4-inch LED backlit Retina display brushed up with Oleophobic coating. Apple iPhone 5 is incredibly faster for browsing and connecting to internet using the worlds most advanced connectivity options WiFi Plus, DC-HSDPA and 4G LTE. The new Apple iPhone 5 sports an 8.0 Megapixel rear-facing camera with iSight technology. Additionally, the device has an 1.2 Megapixel front facing camera for video chat using Facetime video. The device users can now record high quality 1080p HD videos using the rear-shooter and watch on big screens via AirPlay. Experience an enhanced audio quality with the ergonomically designed EarPods. Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4
  3. 3. Samsung Galaxy S4 review: Supernova Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S III: Advanced fence-sitting Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Sony Xperia Z: When worlds collide Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One: Army of two Read opinions Compare Pictures 360° view Related phones In the news (new) Manual Check Price WElectronics Popular Electronics Negri Electronics uSwitch (UK) TekShop (USA) SGBest (Singapore) Voting results Design Features Performance Top of Form General 2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 4G NetworkLTE (market dependent) SIM Micro-SIM
  4. 4. Announced 2013, March Status Available. Released 2013, April Body Dimensions136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm (5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 in) Weight 130 g (4.59 oz) Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Size 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density) MultitouchYes Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 - TouchWiz UI Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones LoudspeakerYes 3.5mm jack Yes Memory Card slotmicroSD, up to 64 GB Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM Data GPRS Yes EDGE Yes Speed HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE NFC Yes Infrared portYes USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL 2), USB On-the-go, USB Host Camera Primary 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality Features Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR
  5. 5. Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, dual-video rec., check quality SecondaryYes, 2 MP,1080p@30fps, dual video call Features OS Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Chipset Exynos 5 Octa 5410 CPU Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 GPU PowerVR SGX 544MP3 Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS Browser HTML5 Radio No GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator Colors White Frost, Black Mist, Arctic Blue - Wireless charging (market dependent) - S-Voice natural language commands and dictation - Smart stay, Smart pause, Smart scroll - Air gestures - Dropbox (50 GB storage) - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic - TV-out (via MHL 2 A/V link) - SNS integration - MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player - MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player - Organizer - Image/video editor - Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF) - Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa - Voice memo/dial/commands - Predictive text input (Swype) Battery Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery
  6. 6. Stand-by (2G) / Up to 370 h (3G) Talk time (2G) / Up to 17 h (3G) Music playUp to 62 h Misc SAR US 0.85 W/kg (head) 1.55 W/kg (body) SAR EU 0.42 W/kg (head) 0.54 W/kg (body) Price group Tests Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal) / 3.352:1 (sunlight) Loudspeaker Voice 70dB / Noise 66dB / Ring 77dB Audio qualityNoise -95.9dB / Crosstalk -96.4dB Camera Photo / Video Battery life Endurance rating 65h Apple iPhone 5 View Photos Also available in 32 and 64 GB variants. Phone Apple iPhone 5 Manufacturer Apple Status Available Available in India Yes Price (Indian Rupees) Avg Current Market Price:Rs. 45500 Last Updated On:March 1 2013
  7. 7. Place : Chennai Delhi Kolkata Mumbai Price (USD) $1011.11 approx Description Apple iPhone 5 is the new iPhone which runs on latest iOS6. It comes with A6 processor, 4inch Retina display, LTE support and 8MP Camera. Other Phones iPad Mini WiFi iPad Mini WiFi+4G iPad 4 Wifi+4G iPad 4 Wifi iPad 3 Wifi + 4G iPad 3 Wifi iPhone 4S iPhone 4 32GB iPad 2 3G iPad 3G iPhone 4 iPhone 3G S iPhone 3G iPhone Highlights - 4Inch Retina Display - Nano SIM - A6 Quad Core Processor - 1GB RAM - 8MP Camera - Facetime HD Camera
  8. 8. - Bluetooth 4.0 - New Lightning Dock - SIRI Apple iPhone 5 Specifications Collapse All Sections Network Technology / Frequency Bands GSM : 850/900/1800/1900 MHz Battery Type Li - Ion Capacity 1440 mAh Standby 225 hours Talktime 480 mins Built Dimensions 123.8x58.6x7.6 mm Weight 112 g Form Factor bar Colors White and Black Display Size pixels Type color : RetinaDisplay Colors 16000000 colors Secondary Display no Camera / Imaging / Video
  9. 9. Camera Yes 8.1 MP Resolution 3264x2448 pixels Zoom yes Flash yes Video Out yes Secondary Camera yes Secondary Camera Flash no Connectivity Bluetooth Yes Irda No Wlan/Wi-fi Yes USB yes GPS yes Data GPRS Yes EDGE Yes 3G Yes Internet Browsing Yes , Safari Media Audio Playback Yes Video Playback Yes Ringtones MP3 VBR, AAC,WAV
  10. 10. FM Radio No 3.5mm Headphone Jack yes Memory Inbuilt 16 GB Memory Slot No Messaging SMS Yes MMS Yes Email Yes Software Operating System iOS 6