New Samsung infographic shows the differences between the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S5

New Samsung infographic shows the differences between the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S5
Samsung wants to make sure that you know the differences between its former flagship smartphone - the Galaxy S5 - and the brand new Galaxy S6, which will be launched around the world starting the first half of April. Thus, the company today posted a Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S5 infographic on its official blog.

Obviously, the Galaxy S6 bests the S5 in all departments presented in the infographic. However, what Samsung doesn't show is that, unlike the Galaxy S6, the S5 is water-resistant, and has a microSD card slot (these being two features that would have arguably made the S6 even better). For a more detailed look at the two Samsung handsets, you can check out our own Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S5 article.

In the US, prices for the Galaxy S6 start at $199.99 on contract, or $599.99 off contract (though only Verizon will let you get an S6 for just $599.99). If you want the Galaxy S6 edge (which is similar to the S6, but has a dual-curve display that gives it a unique look), you'll have to pay at least $299.99 on contract, or $699.99 off contract.

source: Samsung Tomorrow

Related phones

Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. Furbal unregistered

Went into ATT this weekend to play with it. Damn nice phone, but I think im just tired of touchwiz, it did not appeal to me at all. Asus Zenphone 2 4gb/64gb on the way from taiwan for me though!

5. seven7dust unregistered

yup this is a good year for the rise of midrange Android phones

7. kyan-

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

i'm on the oppposite boat. i've had nexus 6 since launch as my work device, but i'm ready to switch to s6 edge once it comes out as work device. tired of having no features.

14. Furbal unregistered

Understandable. I converted my m8 to go and went straight back to sense. Stock android is boring. I suppose I love TouchWiz features. I hate the colors and how it's organized. xposed is a godsend for that with my note 4.

17. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Its support themes now if you don't like how it looks

65. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

HAte TouchWiz? Install another Launcher. You don't have to use TW...EVER and you can still use the features of TW.

15. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

It's a Nexus, ROM it up haha. If anything you could get exposed. Went from TW on a S4 to my Nexus 6, didn't miss anything because of the development behind the device plus of how open it is to add anything you want. To each his own. Just seems inanity when some people say a Nexus device has no features. Sure Stock Android is boring, but... it's a freaking nexus afterall. It arguably has more features than any device modding wise.

20. Furbal unregistered

True but most are going to have issues when you try and add functionality. The framework is just not there for it (granted a lot of it runs smooth). my nexus 5 ran into many hiccups trying to add stuff the g2/s4 had

23. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

Of course, it just comes down to what you want to deal with. TW and it's UI plus bloat (it's worlds better now but still present) Stock Android and add modules with the risk of some features not liking others. I personally like to mix it up every couple years.

16. Dude2

Posts: 41; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Touch Wiz is really a non issue sense you can choose from dozens and dozens of third party User Interfaces, which by the way sure faster than TouchWiz.

64. srgonu

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

I really hate there is no option to unlike a comment.

2. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

No battery capacity info etc. (waterproof, ...) :D

3. seven7dust unregistered

well obviously that will paint the s6 in bad light. marketing at it's best,

21. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Captain Obvious :D

37. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Marketing at its normal.

38. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Note true as they also not but the type of build and so on, finger print scan type and so on, I can go on and on

60. MrET1

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

The dissapointing sales of the waterproof S5 have shown Samsung that not many people want a waterproof phone. If the S5 would have been a big succes the S6 would have been waterproof too.

61. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

The main disadvantages of S5 are plastic bezels and swipe type fingerprint sensor. From the front S5 looks like normal S6.

4. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

The only and biggest flaw to this beauty is no SD card support.... Embedded battery isn't too much of a big deal

12. simple24061986

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

Yeah man , I'd say the card slot is a terrible miss. But there are more spacious workarounds: Buy a 64GB version with USB OTG cable & a 256 GB USB 3.0 flash drive for your movies and TV shows. At least it's cheaper than a 128GB microSDXC card. Even add an extended / external battery to the mix. Expensive , but possible.

19. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

right on, no reason for micro sd anymore if it sacrifice performance, just use usb otg for your movie..oh you already said it :)

25. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Damn. What the hell is wrong with this generation? The manufacturers eliminate some key features yet charge more money. Then you have to purchase third party products in order to make your "flagship" work to its optimal capacity? Think about what you are asking for here. The manufacturers are getting a free ticket to profits because people of this generation are saying: "It's ok, we will just purchase add ons." If I purchase a "$900-$1000 phone, I expect it to be the most flexible in adaptation in augmentation. Not some limited BS device that gives the manufacturers all the control. John B.

26. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

You want that slow sd card which later cause lag and eat more battery

30. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Quit with you the speed issue. When that is all you think about, you short change yourself and play into the industry's plan of attack. I bet you 10-1, that you are not a good chess player. You don't think that a phone with an SD card can't perform the same as a phone without? Take two identical phones with same processor and same memory(E.G.32g). One has SD card "option" , the other does not. No store all your info to the internal memory. You won't notice one iota of difference. But, here's the kicker. I can remove my memory at will and easily transfer it from device to device. In fact, I've been using the same card on my last three phones I've owned without having to bow to manufacturers in purchasing a more expensive phone just because I need more memory. I will ask this again. Does this generation like getting screwed? Because that is what the industry is trying to do here. And I get sick of the argument that "Apple has gotten away with this." They are also one of the richest companies in the world with such a small marketshare. I don't think I need to tell you why. John B.

39. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Nope for years you keep giving Samsung an hard time about lag when you had the phone 3 or 4 months and it even happens on the note 4 News flash it the sd card reader, not the sd card that do the main damage, they drop the r and w speeds due to damaging bandwidth of the phones memory, I.e. Before the s6 the iPhone was on top and then the 1+1 and then a big gap you then get the note 4 and then all other card reader phones, over time as your hd fills up, the r and w speeds will slow down adding more lag and so on due to the speed damage The s6 will not slow down even in 6 months time apart from if samsung sends out some firmware that does it (Apple like), the big problem is going to be how fast this phone will be when the s7 comes out they going to after offer some big time upgrade to get you to upgrade as the s6 edge will be very fast in 12 months time

40. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Incorrect. Please show me where this info is. Defaulting to internal memory disables the SD card function including the reader. I have run similar tasks with many different devices and found negligible differences. In comparison, I have also found the iPhone to slow down and even freeze up. This negates what ever thing is running smoke in your mind. Android slows down more due to the multi-tasking proposed on the processor. Apps running in the background and users not closing them out. Even on phones without SD cards or readers. I presume you are a gamer. I will not debate facts with someone that just wants advantages for gaming. I can safely bet that this is what your main drive for speed is. Nothing else equates to such misalignment of the advantages for having removable memory. John B.

44. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

I prefer to pay $850 for the note 5 w 128gb than paying 750 with slow sd card... I have the note for and I pay 850 with 32gb pay 100 dollar for a 128gb sd card which are not reliable... maybe you want to check xda on info on the sd card why it slow down.. just look at the benchmark

45. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Im well aware of a couple of disadvantages of sd cards. But, I look at advantages over disadvantages. When it comes to removable storage and batteries, I can list many more advantages over the disadvantages. This is where the rubber meets the pavement. I can't list many reasons why speed should be chosen over eliminating the flexibility and augmentation of a flagship device. PCs were an example of getting far more features and accessibilty for your buck to tailor your needs and wants over a less expensive PC. I expect this in my flagship phone as well. It is disturbing that all the people arguing against keeping these options are so excited about purchasing third party alternatives to make a product work to its full potential because the manufacturer decided to omit them.

48. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Man you're annoying not all people is like you, yes people aware this phone doesn't have micro sd, removable battery, etc still they don't care! so stop desperate yourself and pick for yourself phone with micro SD.

49. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Show me the polls that people don't care. Most every poll taken has proved that given a choice, most would prefer to have these options. It isn't easy finding a flagship phone that supports these options because it is the manufacturers that don't care about you. So, if you don't like what I have to say, just remember, I have nothing to gain financially by pushing for flexibilty in a high priced product. However, the manufacturers have every thing to gain financially by you finding my comments "Annoying.".

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