In the 2014 edition of the smartphone wars, it’s going to come down to the Galaxy S5 and the iPhone 6. But even in April when Samsung’s sequel debuts, it’s not going to deliver enough to sway people away from their iPhones. Sure, the S5 looks like it will be a top seller, even if it copies iPhone 5s’ built-in fingerprint reader. But otherwise this 5.1-inch follow-up doesn’t represent that much of a threat. Here’s why the iPhone 5s is still the device to beat.
There's a dimpled textured finish on the back and a slightly larger screen, but otherwise you'd be hard-pressed to tell the difference between the Galaxy S4 and the S5. Actually, there's one bad difference: the microUSB port is covered by an annoying flap, which helps Samsung call this handset water-resistant. I'd rather have a phone I can't splash then be forced to eject a flap every time I wanted to charge it. And while the back of the S5 feels nicer, the metal-and-glass iPhone 5s still has a more premium vibe. I'll take aluminum gold over plastic gold every time.