Like Apple, Samsung is a hardware company that innovates mainly through software
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to have a full-HD 1920×1080 display (up from 1280×720 on the S3) — and the display might even make the jump from 4.8 inches to an edge-to-edge 5 inches.
The 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED; 1,920×1,080 screen, at 441 pixels per inch, is both bigger and higher resolution than the iPhone 5.
The resolution of the 7.9mm Galaxy S4 is higher than the iPhone 5.
The Gorilla Glass 3 – the first device to sport the new technology – is ostensibly stronger than what iPhone 5 has
Inside, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is a near 2 GHz quad-core CPU. The dual-core iPhone 5 has 1 GHz of power.
Samsung stuffed a 13 megapixel camera into the Samsung Galaxy S4, while the iPhone 5 tops out at 8MP.
Samsung is also starting to use NFC is interesting ways: letting people pair the phones by tapping and then turning the ad-hoc connection between multiple phones into a surround sound system. That’s quite cool, though it also seems pretty impractical.