A certain section of Samsung Galaxy S4 users want to pitch their age-old smartphone against the newer, faster devices from the Korean electronics giant, to see how their smartphone fares against the newer and more powerful Samsung Galaxy S5. At the same time, a comparison of these flagship devices with the new Samsung Galaxy Avant should bring out the degree of their superiority compared to the latter, albeit a newer device.
Both the Galaxy S4 and the S5 have an AMOLED display with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The Galaxy S4 comes with a 5.0 inch display compared to the 5.1 inch display on the S5. The Galaxy S4 has a higher pixel resolution of 441ppi compared to the 432ppi in the S5.
Compared to both these devices, the Galaxy Avant comes with a lower resolution screen at 540 x 960 pixels with an inferior 245ppi pixel density. The screen is also comparatively smaller at 4.5 inches. Both the Galaxy S4 and the S5 come with a full Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen for added protection.
Both the newer Galaxy S5 and Avant come with the latest Android OS 4.4.2 KitKat, stock included in it. The Galaxy S4, however, was released with the Android 4.2.2 Jellybean, which was upgraded to Android 4.3 and is now upgradable to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The Galaxy S4 comes with an Octa-Core chipset known as the Exynos 5 Octa 5410.
It includes a quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex A-15 processor along with a 1.2GHz quad core Cortex A7 processor included in it. Compared to this, the Galaxy S5 has a quad-core chipset known as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801. The CPU is a Quad Core 2.5 GHz Krait 400, which has a massive performance capability. This is quite superior to the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Avant.
The Galaxy Avant has a weaker Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Chipset with a 1.2GHz Cortex A7 CPU in it. In the graphics department, we can see that the Galaxy S4 comes with a PowerVR SGX544MP3 GPU. The Galaxy S5 has a high-performance Adreno 330 GPU in it while the Avant has a weaker and older Adreno 305.
In the storage aspect, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has 16/32/64 GB internal memory variants and is further upgradable up to 64GB. The Samsung Galaxy S5 has only 16/32 GB internal memory variants. However, it can be expanded up to a massive 128GB with a micro SD card. Compared to these specs, the Avant has internal 16GB capacity and upgradable to 64GB with micro SD.
In the camera department, the Galaxy S4 comes with a 13MP primary camera compared to the 16MP in the S5 and the 5MP in the Avant.