Apple iPhone vs Samsung Galaxy S

2.4 in
4.53 in
Apple iPhone Mobile Phone
Apple iPhone
2.53 in
4.82 in
Samsung Galaxy S Mobile Phone
Samsung Galaxy S
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Full Comparison

Hardware

Apple iPhoneApple iPhoneSamsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S
Operating SystemOS X iPhoneAndroid 2.1
CPU Speed0.41 GHz
1.0 GHz
CPU CoresSingle CoreSingle Core
CPU ModelSamsung S5L8900Samsung-Intrinsity Hummingbird Core
GPU
yesyes
yesyes
GPU ModelPowerVR MBX LitePowerVR SGX540
Ram memory128MB512MB

Display

Apple iPhoneApple iPhoneSamsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S
Touchscreen
yesyes
yesyes
Colors16M16M
Screen size3.5 in
4.0 in
Resolution480.0 px
800.0 px
TechnologyLCDSuper AMOLED
Pixel Density165.0 ppi
233.0 ppi
Screen MaterialCorning Gorilla GlassCorning Gorilla Glass
Dual screen support
nono
nono
Scratch resistant display
yesyes
yesyes
HDR
nono
nono
Ambient light sensor
yesyes
yesyes
Multi touch
yesyes
yesyes

Camera

Apple iPhoneApple iPhoneSamsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S
Number of cameras1
2
Primary rear resolution2.0 Mpx
5.0 Mpx
Video recording
nono
yesyes
Front resolution
N/A
0.3 Mpx
Highest video resolution
N/A
1280.0 px
Maximum FPS (regardless of res.)
N/A
30.0 fps
Autofocus
N/A
yesyes
Digital Image Stabilization
N/A
yesyes
Digital Zoom
N/A
yesyes
Face Detection
N/A
yesyes
Geo-tagging
N/A
yesyes
Panorama
N/A
yesyes
Smile Detection
N/A
yesyes
Touch Focus
N/A
yesyes

Storage

Apple iPhoneApple iPhoneSamsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S
Memory card reader
nono
yesyes
Types of memory card supportedNo memory slotmicroSD, microSDHC
Card Storage Max
N/A
32GB

Dimensions

Apple iPhoneApple iPhoneSamsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S
Height
4.53 in
4.82 in
Width
2.4 in
2.53 in
Depth0.46 in
0.39 in
Weight4.76 oz
4.2 oz
Physical keyboard/numpad
nono
nono
Water resistant
nono
nono
Shock resistant
nono
nono
Material
N/A
Plastic

Sensors

Apple iPhoneApple iPhoneSamsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S
Accelerometer
yesyes
yesyes
Proximity
yesyes
yesyes
Digital Compass
N/A
yesyes

Navigation

Apple iPhoneApple iPhoneSamsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S
Built-in navigation system
nono
yesyes
GPS
N/A
yesyes
A-GPS
N/A
yesyes

Connectivity

Apple iPhoneApple iPhoneSamsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S
Dual sim support
nono
nono
Sim card SizeMini-SIMMini-SIM
DLNA certified
nono
yesyes
Bluetooth
yesyes
yesyes
Bluetooth version2.0 + EDR
3.0 + HS
NFC
nono
nono
Connector typeApple 30-pin, LightningUSB
Headphone connection3.5 mm3.5 mm
Video output
nono
Manufacturer specific
Bluetooth profile
N/A
A2DP, AVRCP
USB version
N/A
2.0
Type of USB connector
N/A
Micro-USB

Networks

Apple iPhoneApple iPhoneSamsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S
2G GSM
yesyes
yesyes
GSM Frequencies850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
3G UMTS
nono
yesyes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
yesyes
yesyes
Wireless networking standard802.11b, 802.11g802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
HSPA
N/A
yesyes
HSPA Frequencies
N/A
900 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz
HSDPA speed
N/A
7.2 Mbps
HSUPA speed
N/A
5.76 Mbps
Mobile hotspot function
N/A
yesyes

Battery

Apple iPhoneApple iPhoneSamsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S
Exchangeable battery
nono
yesyes
Battery typeLithium IonLithium Ion
Battery capacity1400.0 mAh
1500.0 mAh
Standby Time 2G250.0 h
750.0 h
Talk Time 2G8.0 h
12.9 h
Standby Time 3G250.0 h
576.0 h
Talk Time 3G
8.0 h
6.0 h
Supports fast charging
nono
nono
Supports wireless charging
nono
nono

Voice

Apple iPhoneApple iPhoneSamsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S
Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi)
nono
nono