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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 Spec Shootout!

by Sean P. Aune | March 1, 2015March 1, 2015 1:00 pm PDT

The Galaxy S5 was mocked for its bandaid, dimpled back, but it had what mattered under the hood. Will the Galaxy S6 fare better this year with consumers?

Samsung has said it wants to go in some new directions with its phones, and while the Galaxy S6 looks better than the Galaxy S5, does it have it where it counts in horsepower? We’re about to find out.

What do you think of the Galaxy S6 compared to its predecessor?

Samsung - Galaxy S6 Samsung - Galaxy S5
Display Size 5.1-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (576 ppi) 5.1-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (432 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 1080
Resolution Y 2560 1920
Display Type Quad HD FHD Super AMOLED
Operating System Android 5.0 (at launch) Android 4.4.2 (at launch)
Processor Exynos 7 series Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz, Octacore application processor 2.5GHz Quad core processor
RAM 3GB 2GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
External Storage No Yes
Main Camera (Back) 16MP 16MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 5MP 2MP
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1 Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 2550mAh 2800mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • HRM
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gesture
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Heart rate
  • Proximity
GPS
  • Digital compass
  • Digital compass
  • GPS
Height 143.4 mm (5.65 inches) 142 mm (5.59 inches)
Width 70.5 mm (2.78 inches) 72.5 mm (2.85 inches)
Depth 6.8 mm (0.27 inches) 8.1 mm (0.32 inches)
Weight 138 g (4.87 oz) 145 g (5.11 oz)
Colors Black, Blue, Gold, White Black, Blue, Gold, White
Supported Audio Formats MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, OPUS MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Supported Video Formats MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, VP9 MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, RV, DivX, Xvid
Other Features
  • IR remote
  • IP67 Dust and Water Resistant
  • IR Blaster
In The Box N/A N/A

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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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