In business communication, gadgets and other forms of technology occupy a singular place in ensuring that productivity and efficiency are best achieved in a business setup. From your business telephone, VoIP technology to laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Gadgets are inextricably linked to your daily operations.

Smartphones are specifically useful to enterprises that have employees who are constantly travelling or are required to move outside their office as part of their job description. This is why it is important to choose correctly the smartphone that you will purchase for your company to ensure that you give value for your money.

The year 2013 will see the smartphone wars sparked anew and with more intensified competition, as high-end handheld devices are set to be released by top smartphone manufacturers. Yet before we jump into the bandwagon and buy the latest model of this phone or that, it would be better to determine whether a previous model (which is more affordable) would suffice to address your specific business needs.

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For this purposes, and to serve as an appositive, we compared one up-and-coming smartphone-the Samsung Galaxy S4-with the iPhone 5 which was released just last year. Both are manufactured by the two smartphone companies that are considered the best there is.

Design

The iPhone 5 is one of the most beautifully-design smartphone available in the market today, with its functional rectangular built that fits perfectly in your hands. The same cannot be said with the Samsung Galaxy S4, which only deviates a little from its predecessor when it comes to aesthetic appeal.

The iPhone 5 is primarily made of glass and aluminum while the Galaxy S4 has a plastic body with a removable cover. If size matters to you, then the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the bigger and heavier phone at 69.8 x 136.6 mm and 130g, respectively, as opposed to the iPhone 5’s 59 x 124mm and 112g.

Display

Samsung Galaxy S4 bests the iPhone 5 when it comes to screen quality. Boasting a bigger screen at 5” with Full HD 1080 x 1920-pixel resolution and a pixel density of 441ppi, the S4 outperforms the iPhone 5 which only has a 4” Retina Display screen with 640 x 1136mm-pixel resolution and 326ppi pixel density.

Performance and storage

Many will find the iPhone 5’s 1.3GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM a little lagging behind the Galaxy S4’s octo-core processor with 2GB of RAM, though this does not necessarily mean that the iPhone 5 performs less well than the Galaxy S4.

Meanwhile, in terms of storage both smartphones have comparable onboard storage with these handheld devices coming in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models. The Samsung Galaxy S4 ups the ante with a microSD slot that expands memory by up to 64GB.

Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S4 outperforms the iPhone 5, again, when it comes to the camera department. It has a 13MP rear-facing camera that has Dual Camera, Eraser Shot and HRD video recording capabilities on top of a 2MP front-facing camera. In contrast, the iPhone 5 sports a mere 8MP rear-facing and 1.2MP front-facing cameras.

Software

Comparisons concerning software are hard to draw since both smartphones use different operating systems, with the iPhone 5 using Apple’s own iOS 6 and the Galaxy S4 using Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system by Google.

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Author’s Bio

Michael H. Morgan is a copywriter and editor who enjoys the challenges of creativity and attention to detail. He writes about a wide variety of topics of interest in the field of technology and current trends in the industry and creates only original content. He also writes about telecommunications and lately concentrates on telephone service providers and would love to hear you on Twitter.