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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Samsung Galaxy S6

The South Korean smartphone manufacturers, Samsung is all set to launch their latest flagship smartphone device, the Samsung Galaxy S6 in India. The Galaxy S6 would be the successor to the Galaxy S5, which was launched last year, but failed to grab success and revenue for the company. Many Galaxy S5 units are still waiting for their buyers in the market. For which, the price of Samsung Galaxy S5 was brought down to almost 50% of its launch price.
Now, with Galaxy S6, Samsung is in the mood to re-capture the flagship smartphone market, where Apple is shining once again. To understand the difference between the Samsung Galaxy S5 and S6, here we bring you one-on-one comparison of their hardware specifications and software support.
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6


The Samsung Galaxy S5 and S6, both sport a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, which produces 16M vibrant colors while playing high-definition games and Full HD videos. Samsung is known for its innovative smartphone displays. The Galaxy S5 and S6 follow the same. However, the display of Samsung Galaxy S6 is far better than that of Galaxy S5. The S6 produces a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels at a brilliant pixel density rate of 577 pixels per inch. On the other hand, the Galaxy S5 produces a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels at 432 pixels per inch.

The display of Samsung Galaxy S6 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, while the Galaxy S6 features Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The Samsung Galaxy S6 sports one of the most brilliant and innovative displays, ever added on Samsung Galaxy Smartphones.

Processor & RAM

The developers at Samsung never commit a mistake, while powering high-end flagship smartphone devices. Both, Samsung Galaxy S5 and S6 support multi-tasking feature with an ease. They both can run various applications and games simultaneously without any complaints. For which, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is powered by an Exynos 7420 chipset, 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 Quad-core and 2.1GHz Cortex-A57 Quad-core processor, coupled with 3GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy S5 has been powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801chpset, Quad-core 2.5GHz Krait 400 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM.

No doubt, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is better than S5 in terms of processor and RAM. It can run almost each and every big application and high-end graphics game, you want it to run.

Operating System
The Samsung Galaxy S5 runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS, which can be upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S6 runs on updated Android 5.0.2 Lollipop operating system out-of-the-box. Both Samsung Galaxy S5 and S6 would easily support one more OS version update in future.


On the camera front, the Samsung Galaxy S5 houses a brilliant 16 Megapixels (5312 x 2988) autofocus rear camera with LED flash and features like face detection, Geo-tagging, HDR, touch focus, smile and face detection, dual shot, simultaneous image and HD video recording and much more. This rear camera can record 2160p videos at 30 frames per second. For selfies, this smartphone gets a 2 Megapixels front-facing camera.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 also houses a 16 Megapixels (5312 x 2988) autofocus rear camera with almost similar advanced features. However, this one gets a better 5 Megapixels front-facing selfie camera, which can record 1080p videos at 30 frames per second. It also carries features like Auto HDR and dual video call.


For storage, the Samsung Galaxy S5 comes in 16GB and 32GB on-board memory options, which can be expanded up to 128GB using a MicroSD card. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S6 cones with 32GB, 64GB and 128GB on-board memory options, which cannot be expanded.


For connectivity, both Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6 support almost similar features, including-
• 4G LTE, 3G, GPRS with EDGE
• Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X
• Wi-Fi, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
• NFC, Infrared, MicroUSB, MHL TV-Out, USB Host
• 3.5mm Audio Jack and more


The Samsung Galaxy S5 is fuelled by a 2800mAH Li-Ion battery, which claims 390 hours of stand-by, 21 hours of talk time and 67 hours of music play time. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is fuelled by a comparative weaker 2550mAH Li-Ion battery.

Price in India
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is selling for Rs.28,999 in India. And the Samsung Galaxy S6 is expected to be launched with a price tag of around Rs.48,999 in India. No doubt, the Galaxy S5 is far cheaper than the S6, but the Galaxy S6 is far better than S5.

Author Bio:The author is an expert in mobile technology
and loves to write about different handsets launched. He has listed the
specifications Samsung Galaxy S6 for the readers to make an informed buying