Samsung Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5: 10 features that iPhone 5 lacks

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    The two are among the best smartphones ever made and are being loved by millions of people. In Samsung Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5 comparison we find that Galaxy S4 has 10 features that iPhone 5 lacks

    Samsung Galaxy S4 is selling in millions, literally. There is no doubt about it. Galaxy S4, the latest flagship handset of Korean tech giant is selling like hot cake across the world and the company has already sold around seven million handsets since its market launch just a few weeks ago. The company suggests that it expects to cross at least 10 million sales of Galaxy S4 before the month end.

    Though this in itself is very high volume, but still pales in comparison of Cupertino based Apple’s iPhone 5 performance. iPhone 5 has the distinction of being sold fastest in a very large number. Cupertino based company sold around 6 million handsets in the first week itself. And it is believed that this record will be broken by only an Apple smartphone. Apple is still to announce any date when it will launch a new handset that reports suggest may come with slightly bigger display and better processor.

    Though iPhone’s next version may still be months away, its present iteration is going to give tough fight to the latest Sammy flagship handset. Both the handsets are great and are great choices for smartphone fans but Galaxy S4 has many advantages over iPhone 5.

    The latest Sammy flagship handset comes with FullHD 1080p screen and HD video support. Basically, the Galaxy S4 is a FullHD phone and so it supports FullHD in every ground – play and recording. This is not possible with the iPhone 5 and even the next iPhone variant is also expected to miss out this brilliant feature.

    The new Galaxy S4 comes with bigger real estate. In line with the current trends in mobile market, Samsung has designed its new flagship phone with a 5-inch screen, making it more a phablet than a smartphone. Apple iPhone 5 has a 4-inch screen, and its projected next version is also not to carry a larger display.

    Another important feature of Galaxy S4 is built-in infrared blaster. Galaxy S4 shows off built-in infrared blaster that will let users make the device as a universal remote to control TVs. The device also features a special app that lets you pull in data from your cable or satellite provider and can bring your favorite programs.

    Near Field Communication is another important feature of Galaxy S4. The NFC support lets you talk to other devices as well as share data with nearby handsets. The feature also helps users make mobile payments at checkouts and swap content such as images between phones quickly and faster.

    Replaceable battery is without doubt a great advantage. Galaxy S4 like most of Android devices features replaceable battery so that users can swap batteries if they are running on low power. But alas, Apple’s iPhone still lacks it.

    Group play is another useful feature of Galaxy S4. This is a Wi-Fi based inter-device content sharing app. Using the app, you can share pics, play games and stream songs with other Galaxy S4 devices in the wireless network area. Smart Stay is another useful Galaxy S4 attributes. It is meant to keep the device’s display active and dormant based on the automatic detection of your eye moves. The app detects your eye moves with its front facing camera and dims the device’s light if you are looking away from the screen. When you refocus, the device will light up.

    Galaxy S4 has another great feature in the form of smart camera app. The Galaxy S4’s camera app is something amazing. It is up with a lot of neat tricks. Users can automatically rub out a fuzzy figure from the background. You can also make your own animated GIFs.

    Korean tech giant’s latest handset comes with MicroSD Slot. Apple has always been against the idea of adding microSD slot in its devices for extra memory. The company used to provide better internal memory averting the need for a microSD slot for further memory. But the new Galaxy S4, which is available with the same internal memory options like the iPhone 5 say 16GB, 32GB and 64GB also features microSD slot for further memory expansion. S4 also has MicroUSB port. Apple management has also been against microUSB port. The tech world would still remember the Apple founder’s Steve Jobs’ stand against microUSB ports. Instead of microUSB, Apple recently added a special Lightning port, which is nice, of course. But, using a standard micro USB plus to charge the device as well as to connect with the computer is more easy and better.