Samsung Galaxy SL vs. Apple iPhone 4

Difference Between Samsung Galaxy SL and Apple iPhone 4

Iphones have been on the top in the race of smartphones but now after the launch of smartphones from Samsung, especially Galaxy SL, the competition has become quite tough. Let us find out about the features of Galaxy SL and compare them with Apple iPhone4 and find out the similarities and differences between them.

Galaxy SL has a big WVGA touch screen of 4 inches with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The super clear LCD technology offers great display quality. It runs on Android Froyo 2.2 operating system and a superfast 1GHz Cortex 8 CPU. The previous version of the phone i9000 was a little smaller than this one and it measures 127.7 x 64.2 x 10.59mm but weighs only 131g. The battery is of 1650mAh and is much more powerful than what its earlier versions had.

The rear 5MP camera is capable of recording high definition videos at 720 p and can easily detect faces, smiles and blinks. The front camera is basically for video calling and chatting. It offers great connectivity with Bluetooth 3.0 and WI-Fi 802 11b/g/n. This is compatible with UMTS/HSPA and CSM/GPRS/EDGE network. Proximity sensor, digital compass, A-GPS connectivity and proximity sensor are some of the other advanced features available in Galaxy SL.

For all the people who love to keep huge files in their phone will find the feature to expand memory beyond 16 GB with the use of micro SD cards. Adobe flash 10.1 and TouchWiz user interface make web browsing so much fun and a pleasant experience.

Apart from all these features there are a couple of limitations with the phone. As the camera does not have flash it is difficult to use it in the night or in the dark. The loudspeaker is not that loud and music lovers may want it to be louder for enjoying certain types of songs. It plastic body shows up the stains and fingerprints easily.

On the other hand iPhone4 has been leading the market and has been a status symbol with so many incredible features.   It not only looks good because of its design but has amazing display quality. The capacitive touchscreen has 16 M colors and is scratch resistant. The body of Iphone 4 does not show p finger marks easily.  It runs on iOS 4 and has 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor that performs very fast. It has 512 MB RAM and it is available in two models with different internal memory capacity of 16 and 32 MB. The limitation here is that it does not have expandable memory.

It also has dual cameras with the rear 5MP camera with auto focus and Led flash while the front camera is VGA camera and is simply for video calls. The rear camera is capable of recording high definition videos at 720 p and there is a microphone which minimizes the external sounds in the videos that you record.

As far as connectivity is concerned, it offers features quite similar to Galaxy SL. It also has Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, EDGE and GPRS and the QWERTY keypad allows faster emailing and typing messages. FM lovers would miss FM radio.

After knowing all these main features of these two smartphones we can easily see following differences between the two:

  1. The screen size of Galaxy SL is 4 inches while that of Apple iPhone4 is 3.5 inches.
  2. Galaxy SL has expandable memory while iPhone 4 does not.
  3. Galaxy SL has FM while iPhone does not.
  4. Galaxy SL has virtual QWERTY keypad while iPhone 4 has full QWERTY keyboard.
  5. Galaxy SL is bigger yet lighter than iPhone4.