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Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A) vs Apple iPhone 6S (32GB)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 6S phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Apple iPhone 6S XSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)19Points
Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)
5.1"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2800
mAh

(Removable)

vs
Apple iPhone 6S (32GB)
4.7"
IPS

750x1334

12
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Dual

1715
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)19 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)vsiPhone 6S (32GB)10 Advantages Apple iPhone 6S (32GB)
+2.5Ghz 32bit Quad-Core27%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.84Ghz 64bit Dual-Core
+Until 128GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit
+1080x1920 pixels107%
Higher resolution screen
vs750x1334 pixels
+432 PPI33%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs326 PPI
+5.1"9%
Larger screen
vs4.7"
+(back) 16MP33%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12MP
+1/2.6" inches15%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
vs1/3" inches
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 apps (App Store)
+TemperatureAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+HumidityAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+2800 mAh63%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs1715 mAh
+Li-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLi-Ion (Non removable)
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
vsNot supported
+MicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
vsUSB 2.0 Proprietary connector
+IP67 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
16GB (10GB user free)vs+32GB (28GB user free)180%
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.0vs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage
145 grams (5.08 ounces)vs+143 grams (5.01 ounces)1%
Lighter
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+7.1 millimeters (0.28 inches)14%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
LED flashvs+Dual LED flashAdvantage
The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
HDR photo/video only main cameravs+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
(front) 2.1MPvs+(front) 5MP143%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
4.0 version A2DPvs+4.2 version A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 version A2DP is newer and faster

29 Common items in both devices
2GB LPDDR3
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
BSI sensor
f/2.2 (aperture)
+22 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Apple iPhone 6S (32GB)
ModelGalaxy S5 (SM-G900A)iPhone 6S (32GB)
Other model namesAT&T Galaxy S5 (4G LTE), Samsung PacificiPhone 6s A1633, iPhone 6s A1688 CDMA
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateApril, 2014September, 2015
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)7.1 millimeters (0.28 inches)
Size (width x height)72.5 x 142 millimeters (2.85 x 5.59 in)67.1 x 138.3 millimeters (2.64 x 5.44 in)
Weight145 grams (5.08 ounces)143 grams (5.01 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30minNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Apple iPhone 6S (32GB)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatiOS 9.0
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowiOS 13
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Apple iPhone 6S (32GB)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC (28nm)64bit - Apple A9 APL0898
CPU processor2.5Ghz Quad-Core Krait 4001.84Ghz Dual-Core Twister
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330 578MhzPowerVR GT7600 MP6
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR4
Internal storage16GB (10GB user free)
eMMC 5.0
32GB (28GB user free)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Apple iPhone 6S (32GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit
Screen size5.1" inches4.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~69.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~65.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels750x1334 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)432 PPI326 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Sapphire Glass
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Apple iPhone 6S (32GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900, CDMA 800/1700/1900/2100
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/1900/2100CDMA2000
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 17)LTE Cat6

A1633 model:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)

A1688 model:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Apple iPhone 6S (32GB)
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Apple iPhone 6S (32GB)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels12 megapixels
Main camera resolution5312x2988 pixels4608x2592 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length31mm lens29mm lens
Sensor size1/2.6" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.22µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video only main cameraHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Apple iPhone 6S (32GB)
Front camera (secondary)2.1 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution1920x1080 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length22mm lens31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Apple iPhone 6S (32GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMVMPEG4, H.264, H.265, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAC, eAAC, M4A
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Apple iPhone 6S (32GB)
USBMicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Proprietary connector
TV outputMicro-B USB - MHL-2Proprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 version A2DP4.2 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Apple iPhone 6S (32GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Temperature
Humidity
Gesture
Heart rate
Hall effect
Fingerprint (front-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Gold
- Dual Shot camera (video + photo)
- Download Booster (LTE + WiFi)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Silver, Gold, Space Gray, Rose Gold
- Oleophobic coating
- Touch ID v2
- Simultaneous HD video and image recording
- 3D Touch display
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud cloud service
- NFC Apple Pay only (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Apple iPhone 6S (32GB)
BatteryLi-Ion (Removable)Li-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity2800 mAh1715 mAh
Charger, watts• Standard charging• Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day840 minutes | 14 hours | 0.6 day
Standby57600 minutes | 960 hours | 40 days14400 minutes | 240 hours | 10 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Apple iPhone 6S (32GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.14W/kg (head) | 1.14W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.87W/kg (head) | 0.98W/kg (body)
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