If you are considering buying a cheap Galaxy S4 today, or want to upgrade from your Galaxy S4 to the iPhone 6 with a bigger screen we can help with an iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S4 video that comparing the size, design, specs and more of these devices.
In this comparison we’ll show you the AT&T Galaxy S4 next to a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and a 5.5-inch iPhone 6. This is a real Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 6 devices are mock-ups based on iPhone 6 leaks which we procured from China.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is free on contract and under $400 off contract with current Galaxy S4 deals, making it a tempting choice for users, but the iPhone 6 release date is reportedly just a month away with two larger iPhone 6 models on the way.
In this video we compare the iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S4 to help you decide which one is the best smartphone for you. If you are thinking of buying a Galaxy S4, and are even considering an iPhone 6 it is a good idea to wait for the announcement that should take place on September 9th.
The Galaxy S4 is just under two years old so you may not be eligible for cheap upgrade to the iPhone 6 this fall, but if you bought the Galaxy S4 on an early upgrade plan or are simply looking for a new phone there are always options to buy a new iPhone and trade in your Galaxy S4 or sell it to a third party for cash to help with your upgrade plans.
We expect an iPhone 6 release date on September 19th and the iPhone 6 price will likely start at $199 on contract for a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and $299 on contract for a 5.5-inch iPhone 6. There is a chance that the larger iPhone 6 release date arrives later in the month or even in October.
iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S4 Video
Watch our iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5 video to see how these three devices compare. If you are thinking of upgrading from the Galaxy S4 to the iPhone 6 this video will show you what to expect.
iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S4 Size Comparison
The iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S4 size comparison shows that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is about the same size as the Galaxy S4. This isn’t surprising considering the Galaxy S5 display is 5-inches, not much bigger than the screen on the smaller iPhone 6.
The photo above shows that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is much larger than the Galaxy S4. It is taller and wider than the Galaxy S4 thanks to the massive screen and large bezels. In fact the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is taller than the Galaxy Note 3 based on our mock-up.
It looks like the iPhone 6 may be slightly thinner than the Galaxy S4.
iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S4 Size Screens
The Galaxy S4 display delivers a 1920 x 1080 resolution, and even though the Galaxy S5 display looks better and uses less power the Galaxy S4 display is no slouch. The display looks quite good and a respectable 441 pixels-per-inch (ppi). DisplayMate describes benefit of a high ppi rating for the Galaxy S4 as, “People with 20/20 Vision cannot resolve the individual pixels on a 441 PPI display for viewing distances of 7.8 inches or more, which is exceedingly close for viewing a 5.0 inch display.”
The iPhone 6 resolution is still up in the air. Early reports pointed to a shared 1,704 x 960 resolution that would mean 416 ppi on the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 356 ppi on the iPhone 6 with a 5.5-inch display. Recently reports suggest Apple could be planning even higher resolutions. This is “Retina” at eight inches or more from your face on a 4.7-inch model and 10-inches or more on the 5.5-inch model.
9to5Mac reports that iOS 8 includes hints of a 1,472 x 828 resolution or even 2,208 x 1,242 resolution, though that pixel-bursting iPhone 6 spec is less likely. If the iPhone 6 arrives with these higher resolutions the pixels-per-inch could be as high as 539 on a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 460 on the 5.5-inch iPhone 6. Time will tell how much of an upgrade Apple is able to deliver and how it looks in person. These resolutions allow a “Retina” resolution as close as 5-inches to your eyes.
We expect a Sapphire iPhone 6 display on at least some of the models, which would deliver a screen that is hard to scratch and that could handle drops better than chemically strengthened glass.
iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S4 Specs
Here is a quick look at how the Galaxy S4 and iPhone 6 specs compare. These are rumored iPhone 6 specs, and they may change before the release next month. We typically see some rumored specs not arrive on the new iPhone. NFC is one that is rumored each year, but has yet to arrive on an iPhone.
iPhone 6 Specs (Rumored)
- Apple A8 64-bit Processor
- iOS 8
- 4.7-inch/5.5-inch Sapphire displays
- 16GB / 32GB/ 64GB / 128GB storage options
- 3.2MP front-facing camera
- 8-13MP rear-facing camera with image stabilization
- 1,810 mAh battery or 2,915 mAh
- 802.11ac WiFi
- Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor
Galaxy S4 Specs
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Processor
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- 5-inch 1080p display
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB / 32GB storage options (U.S.)
- 2MP front-facing camera
- 13MP rear-facing camera
- 2,600 mAh battery
- 802.11ac WiFi
- Regular Home Button
Expect a better camera experience on the iPhone 6 and you’ll also get more storage options and a fingerprint sensor.
iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S4 Design
There are three things you need to know about the iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S4 design. These are the biggest differences between these devices.
- Metal or Plastic – The Phone 6 uses an aluminum design with curved edges and the Galaxy S4 uses plastic with straight plastic trim on the edges.
- Removable Back – You can pull the back off the Galaxy S4 and attach a wireless charger, new case or other accessory. The iPhone 6 back will not likely come off.
- Add Storage or a New Battery – When you remove the back you can add more storage with a cheap Micro SD card and swap in a new battery when you run out of power. Neither of these are expected as iPhone 6 features.
Ultimately you’ll need to decide what you like best. If you want these S4 features with better specs, look at the Galaxy S5 or check out our iPhone 6 vs Galaxy Note 4 comparison.