This edition of Square Off was inevitable. The latest flagship Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone goes head-to-head with the iPhone 5. Based on design, hardware specifications, software, and other features, which smartphone do you think comes out on top? Basic summaries of each handset follow in case you need a refresher.
Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 smartphone packs a 1.9 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 5-inch 1080p display, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2 GB RAM, tri-core PowerVR SGX 544 GPU, 4G LTE, NFC, up to 64 GB of internal storage, and a 2,600 mAh battery. The handset has a polycarbonate enclosure and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Ships in April.
Comparatively, the iPhone 5 has a custom 1.3 GHz dual-core Apple A6 processor, 4-inch Retina display, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1 GB RAM, PowerVR SGX543MP3 GPU, 4G LTE, up to 64GB of internal storage, and a 1,440 mAh battery. The iPhone 5 has an anodized aluminum unibody, runs iOS 6, and has been available since late September.