Head-to-Head: Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Apple iPhone 5


Cams And Sensors

Here's where Samsung plots a new course for the Galaxy. With GPS, gyroscope, accelerometer, ambient light detector and other sensors now standard in most smartphones, Samsung has added meteorological probes for temperature, humidity and barometric pressure to the mix, and it has even included a health app. What's more, Galaxy S4, like its Galaxy Tab brethren, also delivers an infrared emitter. This permits the device to double as a remote control for TVs, media players and other electronic components and control some apps while hovering and gesturing from a distance.

Galaxy S4 comes with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and 2MP front camera. The iPhone 5 includes an 8MP rear cam and a 1.2MP in the front. Both phones deliver lots of whiz-bang software with rear cameras that can capture 1080p video at full-frame rates and front cameras capable of 720p video capture. Winner Samsung.