25+ Reasons Why The Apple iPhone 5S Is Better Than The Samsung Galaxy S4

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Last week, we looked a whole lot of reasons why the Samsung Galaxy S4 could be considered better than Apple’s iPhone 5S. And just like we promised, this week we’ll be going over 25+ reasons why the opposite can be true. Now, just to clear things up, we’re in no way saying one phone is better than the other for everybody. That’s impossible and will never happen. Instead, we’re merely looking at the individual advantages of each device relative to one another. With that out of the way, let’s dive right into the list!

  1. Better build quality
  2. Display has better outdoor visibility
  3. Easier one handed use
  4. Getting all of Apple’s and some of Google’s ecosystem = best of both worlds
  5. Faster updates straight from Apple
  6. Dedicated vibrate switch
  7. Fingerprint scanner
  8. 120 FPS slow-motion at 720p
  9. Faster and longer lasting burst shot mode
  10. Dual LED flash
  11. Reversible charging port
  12. Battery fully charges faster
  13. AirDrop is more convenient and faster
  14. Privacy settings
  15. Guided access (for kids)
  16. Restrict certain apps and content (for kids)
  17. Better resale value
  18. No carrier bloatware pre-installed
  19. Selected text can be read aloud
  20. Access Siri even when the screen was off
  21. Quick access to camera even when passcode enabled
  22. Tap to the top of any list in any app
  23. Automatic video compression when e-mailing videos
  24. Better app selection with exclusives and sometimes better versions of non-exclusive apps
  25. Faster and smoother performance overall
  26. Displays the battery level of Bluetooth accessories in notification bar
  27. iMessage works seamlessly with SMS
  28. Slightly wider angled cameras
  29. Browser fully caches web pages so you can go back and forth without reloading
  30. More internal storage space available on equal models
  31. M7 co-processor uses less battery with peripherals
  32. Built-in emoji keyboard (without having to switch whole keyboard)
  33. Apple store customer service
  34. Multiple notification styles (banners and badges)
  35. Safari aggregates links from social media
  36. Phonetic names for contacts

There you have, that is our ever-evolving list of reasons why the iPhone 5S could be considered better than the Galaxy S4. If you have any “reasons” that aren’t in the list above, feel free to leave a comment down below and we’ll add it (and give you credit)!

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David Rahimi is the editor-in-chief at PhoneBuff.com. Ever since he got his first smartphone, he has been obsessed with mobile technology and all that it has to offer. Other interests include business, investing, and neuroscience.