The battle for the smartphone flagship supremacy rages on, as the best from Samsung and Apple look to be crowned as the best smartphone in the market today. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is the Android phone to beat but how does it fare with Apple’s top contender - the iPhone X? With both phones boasting top-of-the-line features and specifications, this is easily one of the closest phone matchups to date. To end the debate once and for all, let’s delve deeper to identify what both phones bring to the table:
|Release Date in Hong Kong|
|Display diagonal||10.2 cm (4")|
|Display resolution||1136 x 640 pixels|
|Contrast ratio (typical)||800:1|
|Display brightness||500 cd/m²|
|Ports & interfaces|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card capability||Single SIM|
|SIM card type||NanoSIM|
|Wi-Fi standards||IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ad,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800,1900 MHz|
|3G bands supported||850,900,1900,2100 MHz|
|Internal storage capacity||32 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||Not supported|
|Assisted GPS (A-GPS)|
|Operating system installed||iOS|
|Operating system version||6|
|Windows operating systems supported||Windows 7 Home Premium,Windows 7 Home Premium x64,Windows 7 Professional,Windows 7 Professional x64,Windows 7 Starter,Windows 7 Starter x64,Windows 7 Ultimate,Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows Vista Business,Windows Vista Business x64,Windows Vista Home Basic,Windows Vista Home Basic x64,Windows Vista Home Premium,Windows Vista Home Premium x64,Windows Vista Ultimate,Windows Vista Ultimate x64,Windows XP Home,Windows XP Home x64,Windows XP Professional,Windows XP Professional x64|
|Mac operating systems supported||Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard,Mac OS X 10.7 Lion|
|Rear camera type||Single camera|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||8 MP|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||1.2 MP|
|Video recording modes||1080p|
|Maximum frame rate||30 fps|
|Battery technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Talk time (3G)||8 h|
|Standby time (3G)||225 h|
|Continuous audio playback time||40 h|
|Continuous video playback time||10 h|
|Browsing time||10 h|
|Colour of product||Black|
|Subscription type||No subscription|
Sporting a better build quality and faster processor, the iPhone 5 hosts major improvements over its predecessor, the iPhone 4s. Here's a rundown of its specs and features.
Sporting an aluminum etched back and sides, the iPhone 5’s design is a major improvement over the iPhone 4/4S. Its chassis looks better due to the matte layer which makes the device easier to grip, at the same time keeps it from slipping from your hand. What’s more, the iPhone 5 comes with angled edges that make it more comfortable to hold in the hand compared to iPhone 4S’ square corners. Below its 4-inch screen, you’ll find an intuitive home button that’s near the volume rockers and power button, providing a decent user experience.
Much like the iPhone 5S, the iPhone 5 is equipped with a larger screen at 4 inches compared to its predecessors. Despite the increase in display size, this iPhone remains comfortable to hold in the hand and put in the pockets. When it comes to the number of pixels, the iPhone 5’s display offers a pixel density of 320 PPI which contributes to a sharp display that’s great for browsing and gaming.
Although the iPhone 5 offers the same layout as the iPhone 4/4S, the Apple device remains easy to navigate. Swiping left will lead you to the quick search facility where you can access your apps, emails, contacts, and much more. Meanwhile, tapping the home button will close the app you’re using and take you back to the home screen.
The iPhone 5 is equipped with a processor, the Apple A6, that is slightly faster than the one in the iPhone 4S and slightly on par with the A7 chip on the iPhone 5S. For web browsing and gaming, expect a fairly quick graphics performance and rendering of animations, thanks to the iOS 6.0 software.
Much like the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5 offers decent image quality, providing vibrant and clear shots. Its camera app comes with a panorama mode that allows you to create one massive horizontal image. Simply hold your device steady and pan up to 270 degrees to produce a stunning final result.