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Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus XSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)06Points
Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)
5.1"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2800
mAh

(Removable)

vs
24PointsSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)Compare Samsung Galaxy S5 X
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)

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)6 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)vsGalaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)24 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
+145 grams (5.08 ounces)19%
Lighter
vs173 grams (6.06 ounces)
+(back) 16MP30%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12.2MP
+TemperatureAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+HumidityAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Li-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLi-Ion (Non removable)
+Micro-B USB - MHL-2Advantage
The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
vsNot supported
2.5Ghz 32bit Quad-Corevs+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core32%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR3vs+4GB LPDDR4100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
16GB (10GB user free)vs+64GB (51GB user free)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.0vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage
Until 128GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC7 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1440x2960 pixels106%
Higher resolution screen
432 PPIvs+531 PPI23%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5.1"vs+6.2"22%
Larger screen
PDAF: phase detection autofocusvs+PDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraAdvantage
You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
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
1/2.6" inchesvs+1/2.55" inches2%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
f/2.2 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)29%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
(front) 2.1MPvs+(front) 8MP3 times
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 9.0 PieAdvantage
Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps6 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
2800 mAhvs+3500 mAh25%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4.0 version A2DPvs+5.0 version A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
MicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB

31 Common items in both devices
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
BSI sensor
4K UHD (3840x2160)
+24 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
ModelGalaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
Other model namesAT&T Galaxy S5 (4G LTE), Samsung PacificGalaxy S8+ G955F (Exynos), Samsung Dream 2
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)(Europe)
(Global, International), (Europe)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateApril, 2014April, 2017
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)72.5 x 142 millimeters (2.85 x 5.59 in)73.4 x 160 millimeters (2.89 x 6.3 in)
Weight145 grams (5.08 ounces)173 grams (6.06 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 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC (28nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 (10nm)
CPU processor2.5Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Exynos M2 Mongoose
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330 578MhzARM Mali-G71 MP20 550Mhz
RAM memory2GB LPDDR34GB LPDDR4
Internal storage16GB (10GB user free)
eMMC 5.0
64GB (51GB user free)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.1" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~69.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)432 PPI531 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 5
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps1024/150 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
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 17)LTE Cat16 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, 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)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
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 S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution5312x2988 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length31mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.6" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
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 S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
Front camera (secondary)2.1 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution1920x1080 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length22mm lens25mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
USBMicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputMicro-B USB - MHL-2Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 version A2DP5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
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
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Gold
- Dual Shot camera (video + photo)
- Download Booster (LTE + WiFi)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Quick Charge 2.0
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
BatteryLi-Ion (Removable)Li-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity2800 mAh3500 mAh
Charger, watts• Standard charging• 15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
• Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Talk time autonomy1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day2040 minutes | 34 hours | 1.4 days
Standby57600 minutes | 960 hours | 40 days20580 minutes | 343 hours | 14.3 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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