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Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A) vs Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S6 XSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)07Points
Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)
5.1"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2800
mAh

(Removable)

vs
18PointsSamsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V)Compare Samsung Galaxy S5 X
Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V)
5.1"
AMOLED

1440x2560

16
MP

5mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2550
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V)

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)7 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)vsGalaxy S6 (SM-G920V)18 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V)
+Until 128GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+TemperatureAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+HumidityAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+2800 mAh10%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2550 mAh
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
+MicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
+IP67 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
2.5Ghz 32bit Quad-Corevs+2.1Ghz 64bit Octa-Core13%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR3vs+3GB LPDDR450%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (10GB available)vs+32GB (24GB available)140%
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.0vs+UFS 2.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
145 grams (5.08 ounces)vs+138 grams (4.83 ounces)5%
Lighter
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+6.8 millimeters (0.27 inches)19%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1440x2560 pixels78%
Higher resolution screen
432 PPIvs+576 PPI33%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
HDR photo/video only main cameravs+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
f/2.2 (aperture)vs+f/1.9 (aperture)16%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 2.1MPvs+(front) 5MP143%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallowvs+Android 8.0 OreoAdvantage
Android 8.0 Oreo is newer and safer
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
4.0 + A2DPvs+4.1 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.1 + A2DP is newer and faster

33 Common items in both devices
Super AMOLED
16 million
5.1"
(back) 16MP
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
+26 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V)
ModelGalaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V)
Other model namesAT&T Galaxy S5 (4G LTE), Samsung PacificVerizon Galaxy S6 CDMA G920v, Samsung Zero F
Country or region availableUSA
USA
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateApril, 2014April, 2015
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)6.8 millimeters (0.27 inches)
Size (width x height)72.5 x 142 millimeters (2.85 x 5.59 in)70.5 x 143.4 millimeters (2.78 x 5.65 in)
Weight145 grams (5.08 ounces)138 grams (4.83 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30minNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatAndroid 5.0.2 Lollipop
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 8.0 Oreo
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC (28nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420 (14nm)
CPU processor2.5Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.1Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A57
1.5Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330 578MhzARM Mali-T760 MP8
RAM memory2GB LPDDR33GB LPDDR4
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)
eMMC 5.0
32GB (24GB available)
UFS 2.0
External storageUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.1" inches5.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~69.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~70.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1440x2560 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)432 PPI576 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 4
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
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 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 17)LTE Cat6 (Bands 4, 17)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, 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)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V)
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)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels16 megapixels
Main camera resolution5312x2988 pixels5312x2988 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length31mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/2.6" inches1/2.6" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.12µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical 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)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V)
Front camera (secondary)2.1 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution1920x1080 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length22mm lens22mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/4.1" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.34µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V)
USBMicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputMicro-B USB MHL-2Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.1 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedSupported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Temperature
Humidity
Gesture
Heart rate
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Gold
- Dual Shot camera (video + photo)
- Download Booster (LTE + WiFi)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Gold
- Gorilla Glass 4 back panel
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
- S-Voice natural language
- OneDrive 115GB
- ANT+
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity2800 mAh2550 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Talk time autonomy1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day1380 minutes | 23 hours | 1 day
Standby57600 minutes | 960 hours | 40 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.33W/kg (head) | 1.13W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.221W/kg (head) | 0.658W/kg (body)
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