Features Key features of the Galaxy S5  vs iPhone SE 

screen size

screen resolution

Galaxy S5
1920 x 1080
iPhone SE
1136 x 640


Galaxy S5
2 GB
iPhone SE
2 GB


Galaxy S5
Quad core
iPhone SE
Dual core

camera resolution

Galaxy S5
16 MP
iPhone SE
12 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Much better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 7.2 Mb/s More than 20.8x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Significantly faster processor 2.5 GHz vs 1.84 GHz More than 35% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Noticeably bigger screen 5.1" vs 4" More than 25% bigger screen
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1136 x 640 More than 2.8x higher resolution
Significantly more battery capacity 2,800 mA·h vs 1,624 mA·h More than 70% more battery capacity
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Sharper screen 431 ppi vs 325 ppi Around 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Supports multitasking Yes vs No Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
Higher resolution front camera 16 MP vs 12 MP Around 35% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 825,000 apps Around 5% more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Longer standby time 23,328 min vs 14,400 min More than 60% longer standby time
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Store much more stuff 128 GB vs 16 GB 8x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Lighter 113 g vs 145 g More than 20% lighter

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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy S5  vs
iPhone SE 
Type Super AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 5.1" 4"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1136 x 640
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 431 ppi 325 ppi


Clock speed 2.5 GHz 1.84 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
Internal storage 16 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Camera 16 MP 12 MP
Resolution 16 MP 12 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.1 MP 1.2 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 3.5G
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 1,260 min 840 min
Standby time 23,328 min 14,400 min
Capacity 2,800 mA·h 1,624 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S5  vs
iPhone SE 
Weight 145 g 113 g
Thickness 8.1 mm 7.6 mm
Size 72.5 x 142 x 8.1 mm 58.6 x 123.8 x 7.6 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system Android 4.4.2 iOS 10
Multitasking Yes No
App store Android Market Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 825,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth
Samsung Galaxy S5
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