Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Samsung Galaxy S6

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Display

Size

5.1 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels,
432 PPI
2560 x 1440 pixels,
577 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

69.76 %
70.48 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420

Processor

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 330
Mali-T760 MP8

RAM

2GB
3GB

Internal storage

32GB
128GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
 

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

2800 mAh
2550 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, User replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

 
Fast charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP
16 MP

Features

BSI sensor, PDAF
OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features

HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling

Front

2.1 MP
5 MP

Features

 
HDR

Design

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm)

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light
Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

Black, Gold, Blue, White
Black, Gold, Blue, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD)

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer, Sound effects

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.1

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

microUSB, USB 3.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, OTG, Charging, Video out
Mass storage device, Charging

HDMI

Yes
 

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other

NFC, ANT+, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, (MP3)
 

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
 
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