PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy S5

Performance

Processing power and speed

Galaxy S6
10.0
Galaxy S5
8.3
Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Galaxy S6
n.d.
Galaxy S5
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G) and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from gsmarena.com, techradar.com, phonearena.com and fudzilla.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Samsung Galaxy S6 

PhoneRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy S6  based on its performance and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S6 vs S5

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Galaxy S6
4,231
Galaxy S5
2,804

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S6

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Better overall performance 4,231 vs 2,804 More than 50% better geekbench score
Store much more stuff 128 GB vs 16 GB 8x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
More cores Octa core vs Quad core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Significantly higher resolution 2560 x 1440 vs 1920 x 1080 Around 80% higher resolution
Significantly sharper screen 575 ppi vs 431 ppi Around 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
More RAM 3 GB vs 2 GB 50% more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Thinner 6.8 mm vs 8.1 mm More than 15% thinner
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Samsung Galaxy S5

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Much better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s 7.5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Faster processor 2.5 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Slightly more battery capacity 2,800 mA·h vs 2,550 mA·h Around 10% more battery capacity

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S6  vs
S5 
Type AMOLED Super AMOLED
Size 5.1" 5.1"
Resolution 2560 x 1440 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 575 ppi 431 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.5 GHz
Number of cores Octa core Quad core
RAM 3 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 128 GB 16 GB

photo & video

Camera 16 MP 16 MP
Resolution 16 MP 16 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 5 MP 2.1 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3
HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 1,380 min 1,260 min
Capacity 2,550 mA·h 2,800 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S6  vs
S5 
Weight 138 g 145 g
Thickness 6.8 mm 8.1 mm
Size 70.5 x 143.4 x 6.8 mm 72.5 x 142 x 8.1 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No No

software

Operating system Android 7.0 Android 4.4.2
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Samsung Galaxy S6
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