As Samsung finally released their Galaxy S4, Apple’s iPhone 5 sales is not affected in the market. According to analysts, Galaxy S4 is not as refined as iPhone 5.
Brian White, Topeka Capital Markets analyst, have said Samsung crushing Apple in the phone market is a complete nonsense. During the stock downdrafts, there are analysts that said Samsung is “out-innovating” Apple.
White said that the Galaxy S4 smartphone doesn’t have some good edges or atleast some good points to make it a much better phone than the Apple’s iPhone 5. In terms of size, White pointed out that iPhone 5 is 20% lighter and 18% slimmer than iPhone 4s but S4 is only 2% lighter and 8% slimmer than its predecessor, S3. He also said that the S4, aside from being clunkier, it is more awkward.
In terms of materials, Brian White emphasized that iPhone 5 is made up of aluminum uni-body casing while Samsung Galaxy S4 is only made of what he said, cheap plastic.
Gene Munster, an analyst of Piper Jaffray said that iPhone 5 will still be the smartphone leader in 2013.
With what Brian White said that S4 doesn’t have nice edges than iPhone 5, other analyst said that the Super AMOLED display with 441 ppi of Samsungs’ is pretty impressive. It is much higher compared to Apples’.
Whether if it’s true or not, some have predicted and expected that there will be an iPhone 5s and will come most likely in summer or fall.
With the Galaxy S4’s recent release, maybe it is too early to compare the two smartphones in terms of sales. Only time will tell what phone will take the lead.