iPhone 6 vs Samsung S5

You have likely seen lots of news about the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. People camped all night outside of stores to get their hands on one, but is it really worth it?

I spent a few minutes and did some digging for you. I pulled some specs on the Apple iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 from the AT&T online store.

If you are a die hard iPhone fan, the numbers below probably won't sway you, but there really are some quite remarkable differences in the phones.

I was actually surprised by the numbers. I thought surely Apple would have put up a better effort. The S5 is ever so slightly larger and heavier than the iPhone 6, but it just completely blows the iPhone away in talk time, stand by time, processing power, RAM, storage capacity and screen resolution.

If you are not an iPhone user already, it appears there is no reason to make the switch now.

If you are an iPhone user thinking about switching, you need to realize that iOS and Android are two different operating systems. It will take a few days for you to get used to finding the settings, the wifi, adding apps, etc. I actually use a Samsung phone, an iPad and a Microsoft Surface and find my fingers getting confused sometimes going back and forth.

Also as an iPhone user you may have a significant investment in products from the Apple Store that do not transfer to the Google Play Store.

In the end it may be easier some iPhone users to stick with Apple, but I'd consider waiting for what's next because iPhone 6 is what was a year ago in other phones.


iPhone 6 Samsung S5
Talk Time
14 Hours
29 Hours
Stand By 10 Days 20 Days
Chipset Dual Core 1.4GHz
A8 chip with 64-bit architecture
and M8 motion coprocessor
Quad Core 2.5GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Storage 16GB Upto 16GB internal/128GB with a card
Display Size 4.7" 5.1"
Resolution 1334x750; 326 ppi 1920x1080 Full HD Super AMOLED®
Weight 4.55oz 4.93oz
Dimensions (Inches) 5.44x2.64x0.27 5.59x2.85x0.32