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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910C) vs Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Apple iPhone 5S phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone 5S XSamsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910C)29Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910C)
5.7"
AMOLED

1440x2560

16
MP

3.7mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3220
mAh

(Removable)

vs
Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
4"
IPS

640x1136

8
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Dual

1560
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910C)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910C)29 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910C)vsiPhone 5S (16GB)3 Advantages Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
+1.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Core42%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.5Ghz 64bit Dual-Core
+3GB LPDDR32 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs1GB LPDDR3
+32GB (25GB available)92%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (13GB available)
+eMMC 5.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC
+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
+1440x2560 pixels4 times
Higher resolution screen
vs640x1136 pixels
+515 PPI58%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs326 PPI
+5.7"43%
Larger screen
vs4"
+(back) 16MP99%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 8MP
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+1/2.6" inches15%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/3" inches
+(front) 3.7MP200%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1.2MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 apps (App Store)
+(4G LTE) 150 Mbps50%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 100 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+TemperatureAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+HumidityAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3220 mAh106%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs1560 mAh
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+4.1 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.1 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
176 grams (6.16 ounces)vs+112 grams (3.92 ounces)57%
Lighter
8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)12%
Thinner
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light

26 Common items in both devices
Aluminum body, glass front, plastic back / Aluminum body, glass front
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
f/2.2 (aperture)
+19 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910C)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
ModelGalaxy Note 4 (SM-N910C)iPhone 5S (16GB)
Other model namesSamsung Galaxy Note 4 Octa-core 4G, Samsung MuscatApple iPhone 5S A1453, iPhone A1457, A1530, A1533
Country or region available(Latin America)Brazil(Europe)
(Latin America), Brazil, (Europe)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateOctober, 2014September, 2013
Depth8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)78.6 x 153.5 millimeters (3.09 x 6.04 in)58.6 x 123.8 millimeters (2.31 x 4.87 in)
Weight176 grams (6.16 ounces)112 grams (3.92 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic backAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910C)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4.4 KitKatiOS 7.0
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowiOS 12
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910C)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5433 (20nm)64bit - Apple A7 APL0698
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.9Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A57
1.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.5Ghz Dual-Core Cyclone ARM v8
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T760 MP6PowerVR G6430 quad-core
RAM memory3GB LPDDR31GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (25GB available)
eMMC 5.0
16GB (13GB available)
eMMC
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910C)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size5.7" inches4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~74.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~60.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2560 pixels640x1136 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 5-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)515 PPI326 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Gorilla Glass
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910C)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1700/1900/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100A1453/A1533 GSM model:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

A1453/A1533 CDMA model:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

A1457/A1530 model:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,17,20)LTE Cat3

A1453 model:
LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,8,13,17,18,19,20,25,26)

A1533 model:
LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,8,13,17,19,20,25)

A1457 model:
LTE 800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,5,7,8,20)

A1530 model:
LTE 800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,5,7,8,20)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2600 (Bands 38,39,40)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910C)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910C)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length31mm lens29mm lens
Sensor size1/2.6" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.5µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910C)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
Front camera (secondary)3.7 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution2560x1440 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length22mm lens31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910C)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMVMPEG4, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AC3, FLACMP3, WAV, AAC, eAAC, M4A
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910C)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputMicro-B USB MHL-3Proprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.1 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910C)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Temperature
Humidity
Gesture
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Pink, Gold
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Samsung TouchWiz UX
- S Pen stylus
- S-Voice natural language
- Dropbox 50GB
- Samsung Gear S compatible
- ANT+ support
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Gold
- Touch ID
- Oleophobic coating
- Simultaneous HD video and image recording
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud cloud service
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910C)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3220 mAh1560 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 day600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standbyfeature not registered15000 minutes | 250 hours | 10.4 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910C)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.23W/kg (head) | 1.2W/kg (body)1.12W/kg (head) | 1.18W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.366W/kg (head) | 0.568W/kg (body)1W/kg (head) | 0.8W/kg (body)
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