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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs S6

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Today we place the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge side by side to show their similarities and unique features. The Samsung S5 was introduced in April 2014 while the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge was released in April 2015. They are both similar, with tweaks and upgrades in the Samsung S6.

Main Features Samsung Galaxy S5 Samsung Galaxy S6
Processor Quadcore 2.5 GHz Krait 400 Quadcore 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and quadcore 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
RAM Size 2GB 3GB
Battery Removable Li-ion 2800mAh with 21 hours talk time Irremovable 2550 mAh with 17hrs talk time
Operating System Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat Android 5.02 Lollipop
Resolution and pixel density 1920 X 1080 = 432 ppi 2560 X 1440 = 577 ppi
Sim Micro sim Nano sim
Price N95, 120 N187, 940

The Samsung Galaxy S5 and the S6 both come with a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. The screen of the S5 is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 while that of the S6 is made of Corning Gorilla glass 4 and the main materials of the S6 is made from glass and aluminium while the S5 is made with plastic and has accents of metal. The S5 has a Paypal certified finger print scanner while the S6’s finger print scanner is both Paypal and Samsung certified.

The S5 comes in both the 16GB and 32GB in-built storage and can be expanded up to 128GB using a memory card while the S6 does not have a memory card slot and comes in 32Gb, 64Gb and 128GB memory sizes.

The Camera quality of both the S5 and S6 are quite similar, with the rear camera having 16 mega pixels of HD quality and an LED flash and the secondary camera having 2MP and 5MP respectively, although the front camera of the S6 has HDR capabilities as well. They both use the Touchwiz user interface for easy handling and usage.

The Samsung S5 is dust and water resistant while the S6 lacks those features, so don’t go swimming with your Samsung Galaxy S6. The S5 has a micro USB 2.0 port while the S6 has a slightly higher 3.0 port. You can conveniently check your heart rate on both phones and while the S6 comes with an in-built wireless charging support, that of the S5 is optional.

Basically, both phones are similar and awesome, but what decides which you should get is your budget. While the S5 is one of the best android phones there is, the S6 has some upgrades from the S5 and also has a greater look and feel.