After a long wait, Apple fans finally got their hands on the iPhone 15. Expectedly, Samsung S24 will come out in months.

Samsung is Apple's fiercest competitor. So, the iPhone 15 vs. Samsung S24 debate is not a surprise. Naturally, you'd expect them to respond with something similar, or even better.

So, how good will the next Samsung flagship be? Will it compete with the iPhone 15 or even be better than it? Let's review that together. But keep in mind that all the information about the Samsung S24 is only rumors at this point.

In this article
    1. Processor Chipset
    2. Camera
    1. I Need Raw Power
    2. I Need AI Capability

iPhone 15 vs. Samsung Galaxy S24: Overview

The iPhone 15 has been in the market since September and we know its capabilities. Apple adopted the USB-C, starting with the iPhone 15. It comes with a rounded corner and is available in 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB variants. The A16 is a formidable processor and 7% faster than the previous A15. The 6-core consists of 4 energy-efficient cores and 2 high-performance cores. The iPhone 15 is no slouch.

The rumors say the smartphone will arrive in January or February 2024 at a Galaxy Unpacked event. Another report from SBS Biz also states that the phone will be released on January 17, 2024.

It is still unclear what the prices would look like, but we are guessing Samsung will follow its usual routine. So, expect the base to come in at $799. The screen should be AMOLED with a 120Hz refresh rate. Not much will change from the s23 in the camera department. But the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 packs a solid punch.

Side by Side Comparison

Samsung Galaxy S24 iPhone 15
Size 6.2 inches 6.1 inches
Weight 168.0 g 171.0 g
Dimensions 5.79 x 2.78 x 0.30 inches 5.81 x 2.82 x 0.31 inches
Camera 50 MP - Main Triple Camera - Rear 10MP Telephoto - Second 12 MP ultra wide 48 MP - Main Dual Camera - Rear 12MP Ultrawide - Second
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 3349 mAh
Screen Tech AMOLED, 120 Hz refresh rate OLED, 60Hz refresh rate
Hardware Chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 A16 Bionic (4 nm)
Processor Octa-core Hexa-core
RAM 8GB 6GB LPDDR5
OS Android iOS17
Storage 128GB, not expandable 128GB, not expandable

When you review the table, you can see that both smartphones have similar features, but they have a lot of differences as we will see.

iphone 15 and samsung S24

The key differences between iPhone 15 and Samsung S24 series

It’s hard to separate the features of these smartphones as they both seem similar, but there are some differences and many technical users will notice some of them.

Processor Chipset

This is perhaps the most noticeable difference between the two smartphones, but these chipsets are powerful on their own. The 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is a newer chipset compared to the 6-core Apple A16 Bionic on the iPhone 15. But how do they stack against each other?

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for samsung S24

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 has 2 more cores than the A16 and is younger by 1 year. Its ARMv9.2-A instruction set architecture is also better than the ARMv9-A of the A16. Both chipsets have a transistor count of 16 billion, 4 nm. But the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3's LP-DDR5x @ 4800 MHz, max. 24 GB is better than the LPDDR5 @ 3200 MHz, max. 6 GB of the A16.

Further benchmark tests from Nano Reviews also show that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 performs better by 37% in overall CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O tests in different scenarios. But in terms of GPU and CPU frequency, the A16 performs better. Overall, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 that will come with the Samsung S24 seems like a more powerful chipset. But rumors state that some S24 may still get the Exynos chipset in global markets.

Camera

So far, the rumor mill has not said much about the camera features of the base Samsung S24. So, it could continue the 50 MP main, 12 MP ultra-wide, and 10 MP 3X telephoto cameras. The last camera is what separates these two devices. The base iPhone 15 does not have a telephoto camera. Apple included a 2x sensor crop to cover for that, but a dedicated telephoto camera like the S24 will have is better.

So, it's a toss-up between a telephoto camera or not. If you want a telephoto camera, best to wait for the Samsung S24, and if you can do without that, the iPhone 15 base is a solid choice.

iPhone 15 vs Samsung S24: Which to buy?

For some people, it is straightforward. Apple fans will settle for iPhone 15 and Android lovers will wait for the Samsung S24. But for ordinary users, it is not straightforward.

But here is the thing. Apple moving to a USB-C charging port makes a big difference because the switch from Samsung to iPhone and vice-versa will not be as difficult as it was before. If you need a smartphone right now, the iPhone 15 is already in the market and you should go for that.

Let’s hear what users think in this Reddit thread.

This Reddit user @/Jake3232323 claims that fast-charging is a deciding factor for him. He stated, "Why won't they give us better charging? That is one of my top three biggest desires with the S24 Ultra. That and a bigger battery and a flat screen"

reddit users discuss iphone 15 vs samsung S24

@/garrettdx88 also believes the RAM could make a difference. He stated, "Is this news? The flagship biggest Galaxies always have more ram than the biggest flagship iPhones"

reddit users discuss iphone 15 vs samsung S24

Another user @/Temporary-Gas160 seems conflicted and is considering giving away his iPhone 15 to get the Samsung S24 when it gets to the market.

reddit users discuss iphone 15 vs samsung S24

So, many of the users in the discussion seem to favor the Samsung S24. Still unsure? Let’s help you decide.

Buy Samsung S24: I Need Raw Power

One reason to choose the Samsung S24 is the chipset. As we have explained, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 performed better than the A16 in several benchmark tests and that could be something for you to consider. The Samsung S24 also comes with a bigger RAM. So, if you are looking for more power, you can wait for the Samsung S24.

Buy iPhone 15: I Need AI Capability

The iPhone 15 AI features are its stand-out qualities. For example, a personal voice app with automated voicemail transcription and accessibility features. There are also AI capabilities for people with low vision or blindness. The iPhone 15 Magnifier App allows them to aim their camera at an object, and the phone can tell them what they are touching.

So, if you want raw power you can go for Samsung S24, but if you want to experience the benefits of AI technology on your smartphone, you can buy the iPhone 15. Also, the iPhone 15 is already in the market, and you may not want to wait for a new smartphone.After you got the new device, transferring data might be a big problem. Well, MobileTrans app can help move the data easily and securely.

Bonus: Carefree Transfer from iPhone 15 to Galaxy S24

Let's take switching from iPhone 15 to Samsung S24 as an example:

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Note: If you want to move data from Samsung to iPhone 15, just change the options in the "Phone to Phone" in Step 2. "Old Phone" for your Samsung device and "New Phone" for iPhone 15.

Step 1: Install and open the MobileTrans app on your old phone and Samsung S24.

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launch mobiletrans app

Step 2: Tap on "Phone Transfer" and then go to "Phone to Phone" option.  Choose the "Old Phone" on your old phone. It is the source you're transferring data from. And choose "New Phone" on the Samsung S24.

choose 'Old Phone

Step 3: Choose the specific data (or all of them) you want to transfer from your old device to the Samsung S24. Afterward, tap on "Send".

choose data to transfer on mobiletrans

Step 4: Follow the on-screen instructions to establish a connection between the two phones and initiate the data transfer.

mobiletrans transfer data from iphone to samsung s24

Wait for seconds, all of your data, files, apps and musics will be on the new Samsung S24, safely and securely.

Conclusion

The iPhone 15 and Samsung S24 are flagship devices, and the features back that up. For most non-technical users, there won’t be too much noticeable difference except the hardware. While technical users may consider small details like the S24’s 120Hz refresh rate against the iPhone 15’s 60Hz refresh rate, these things do not matter to non-technical people.

So, the decision may come down to the cost or brand preference. If you prefer an iPhone, you can get the 15, and if you like Samsung products, the S24 promises to be one of the best in the market. Also, iPhone 15 retails at $$799, while we expect the Samsung S24 to come in at around $799 to $899. Your choice could also depend on how important you consider a potential $100 difference.

Nicola Massimo
Nicola Massimo Dec 08, 23
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