How Galaxy S4 stacks up to iPhone 5, BlackBerry Z10

With the glitz of a Broadway musical, Samsung introduced its Galaxy S4 smartphone Thursday night at an event in New York.

The device will makes its debut this spring on the four major wireless carriers: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. The company hasn’t revealed pricing details.

The S4 boasts several interesting features, including a 5-inch screen, 13-megapixel camera and a Dual Camera mode for shooting photos videos with both the phone’s cameras at the same time.

How does the S4 stack up to its current competition? We size up the new Galaxy against Apple’s iPhone 5, BlackBerry’s Z10 and Windows Mobile device Nokia Lumia 920.


Galaxy S4: 5.3 inches x 2.74 inches x 0.3 inches; weighs 4.5 ounces

iPhone 5: 4.87 inches x 2.31 inches x 0.30 inches; weighs 3.95 ounces

BlackBerry Z10: 5.12 inches x 2.58 inches x 0.35 inches; weighs 4.78 ounces

Lumia 920: 5.13 inches x 2.79 inches x 0.42 inches; weighs 6.5 ounces


Galaxy S4: 5-inch, full HD Super AMOLED screen; 1920 x 1080 resolution

iPhone 5: 4-inch widescreen Retina Display; 1136 x 640 resolution

BlackBerry Z10: 4.2-inch; 1280 x 768 resolution

Lumia 920: 4.5-inch; 1280 x 768 resolution


Galaxy S4: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models, up to 64GB with micro SD

iPhone 5: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models

BlackBerry Z10: 16GB model; up to 32GB with micro SD

Lumia 920: Up to 32GB


Galaxy S4: 13-megapixel rear camera; 2-megapixel front

iPhone 5: 8-megapixel iSight rear camera; 1.2-megapixel front

BlackBerry Z10: 8-megapixel rear camera; 2-megapixel front

Lumia 920:8-megapixel rear camera; 2-megapixel front


Galaxy S4: No details from Samsung. We will update when it becomes available.

iPhone 5: Standby: 225 hours; Talk time: 8 hours

BlackBerry Z10: Standby: 13 days; Talk time: 10 hours

Lumia 920: Standby: 320 hours; Talk time: 9 hours


Galaxy S4: Google Android

iPhone 5: Apple iOS

BlackBerry Z10: BlackBerry 10

Lumia 920: Windows Phone 8


Galaxy S4: 700,000

iPhone 5: 775,000

BlackBerry Z10: 70,000

Lumia 920: 120,000


Galaxy S4

Dual Camera: Takes photos and video with the front and rear cameras simultaneously. Supports video calls with both cameras.

Group Play: Share photos, documents, games between phones without Wi-Fi, cell connection

iPhone 5

FaceTime HD: Make video calls on Wi-Fi or cellular networks.

AirPlay, AirPrint: Stream content to television via Apple TV, wirelessly print articles from phone

BlackBerry Z10

BlackBerry Balance. Create multiple profiles for personal, work, other needs.

BlackBerry Hub. Quick swipe left of screen to access email, other functions while using any app.

Lumia 920

PureView camera. Includes Carl Zeiss wide-angle optics for improved photos.

Wireless charging. Set smartphone on charging plate to refill battery without plugging in.