Spec showdown: Galaxy S5 vs. iPhone 5S vs. LG G Pro 2

Thanks to Mobile World Congress, the Galaxy S5 cat is out of the bag. How does it stack up to rival flagship phones?

Thanks to Mobile World Congress, the Galaxy S5 cat is out of the bag. How does it stack up to flagship rivals like the iPhone 5S and the LG G Pro 2?

The copper Galaxy S5 taken with the S5's own camera. (Credit: Jessica Dolcourt/CNET)

On the surface, Samsung's Galaxy S5 looks a hell of a lot like it's predecessor. Under the hood, however, it's a bit of a different story.

But never mind the Galaxy S4 — how does the S5 compare to the G Pro 2 and the iPhone 5S?

We've compiled a spec rundown on these three telephonic titans. Of course, the iPhone 5S is the only one you can walk out and buy at the moment — you'll wait until 11 April for Galaxy S5 and there's no word from LG on whether the G Pro 2 will even grace our shores.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Apple iPhone 5S LG G Pro 2
Size 142 x 72.5 x 8.1mm; 145g 58.6 x 7.6 x 123.8mm; 112g 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3mm; 172g
Screen 5.1-inch full-HD IPS; 1920x1080 pixels; 431ppi 4-inch Retina Display; 1136x640 pixels; 326ppi 5.9-inch full-HD IPS; 1920x1080 pixels; 373ppi
Operating system Android 4.4 iOS7 Android 4.4
4G LTE Yes Yes Yes
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
NFC Yes No Yes
Bluetooth v4.0 v4.0 v4.0
IR Blaster Yes No Yes
Fingerprint scanner Yes Yes No
Rear camera and recording 16-megapixel; 1080p full-HD video 8-megapixel; 1080p full-HD video 13-megapixel; 4K HD video
Front-facing camera 2-megapixel 1.2-megapixel; 720p HD video 2.1-megapixel
Processor 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Proprietary A7 (64-bit) with M7 motion processor 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
Capacity 16GB and 32GB 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB 16GB and 32GB
Expandable storage Yes No Yes
Battery Removeable 2,800mAh Embedded: Up to 10 hours on 4G LTE; standby time up to 10 days Removeable 3,200mAh
Colours Black, white, blue, and copper Gray, white, and gold White, silver and titan
About the author

Nic Healey is a Senior Editor with CNET, based in the Australia office. His passions include bourbon, video games and boring strangers with photos of his cat.

 

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