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Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A) vs Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S9 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
25PointsSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)Compare Samsung Galaxy S5 X
Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)
5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)

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 S9 (SM-G960F/DS)25 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)
+145 grams (5.08 ounces)12%
Lighter
vs163 grams (5.71 ounces)
+8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)5%
Thinner
vs8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+(back) 16MP30%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12.2MP
+HumidityAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+TemperatureAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
2.5GHz 32bit Quad-Corevs+2.7GHz 64bit Octa-Core33%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR3vs+4GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (10GB available)vs+64GB (51GB available)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+568 PPI31%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5.1"vs+5.8"14%
Larger screen
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/1.5 (aperture)47%
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 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps7 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
2800 mAhvs+3000 mAh7%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
4.0 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
MicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
MicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

31 Common items in both devices
Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
BSI sensor
4K UHD (3840x2160)
+24 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)
ModelGalaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)
Other model namesAT&T Galaxy S5 (4G LTE), Samsung PacificGalaxy S9 Duos G960F/Dual-sim (Exynos)
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date4/11/20143/9/2018, Announced: 2/25/2018
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)72.5 x 142 millimeters (2.85 x 5.59 in)68.7 x 147.7 millimeters (2.7 x 5.81 in)
Weight145 grams (5.08 ounces)163 grams (5.71 ounces)
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: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)
System versionAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 11
User Interfacefeature not registeredOne UI 2.5 / 3.1

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC (28nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9810 (10nm)
CPUQuad-Core, 1 processor:
2.5GHz Quad-Core Krait 400
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.7GHz Quad-Core Mongoose M3
1.79GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330 578MhzARM Mali-G72 MP18 (572MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 242789 (v8)

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)
RAM memory2GB LPDDR34GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)
eMMC 5.0
64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.1" inches5.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~69.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)432 PPI568 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 5
Refresh ratefeature not registered60Hz
Display featuresfeature not registeredHDR10
Always-On Display

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps1200/150 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 Cat18 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
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 supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat18 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution5312x2988 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.5 (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
Camera extrasfeature not registered1080p@240fps
720p@960fps

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)
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

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)
LoudspeakerSupportedStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
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

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)
USBMicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputMicro-B USB MHL-2USB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portSupportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Humidity
Proximity sensor
Temperature
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Iris scanner
Proximity sensor
SpO2
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity2800 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
Talk time autonomy21 hoursfeature not registered
Standby960 hours (40 days)feature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Gold
- Dual Shot camera (video + photo)
- Download Booster (LTE + WiFi)
- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Samsung Pay

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.362W/kg (head), 1.18W/kg (body)
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