Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5

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Display

Display size

5.1 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

577 ppi
432 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

70.48 %
69.76 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)

Features

Optical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
2.1 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
 

Design

Dimensions

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

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6 oz (170 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6 oz (170 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic

Resistance

 
Water, Dust

IP certified

 
IP 67

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (swipe)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers

Colors

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC

Processor

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

GPU

Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 330

RAM

3 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
32 GB

Storage expansion

 
up to 128 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2550 mAh
2800 mAh

Charging

Yes, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
 

Talk time

 
21.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1274 min)

Stand-by time

 
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 20 days (483 h)

Talk time (3G)

23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1390 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1390 min)

Internet use

 
 

3G

10 hours
 

LTE

12 hours
 

Wi-Fi

12 hours
 

Music playback

57.00 hours
67.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
13.00 hours

Cellular

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS

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

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20
Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20

Data

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

SIM type

Nano SIM
Micro SIM

VoLTE

 
Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.1
4.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

USB 2.0
USB 3.0

Connector

microUSB
microUSB

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging, Video out

HDMI

 
Yes

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
 

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

Notification light, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Notification light, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Hearing aid compatibility

M3, T3
 

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
MHL

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Mar 02, 2015
 

FCC ID value: A3LSMG920A link
 

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.49 W/kg
 

Body

0.96 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.25 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

1.04 W/kg