Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S6 vs S5 Plus

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Features Key features of the Galaxy S6  vs S5 Plus 

screen size

screen resolution

Galaxy S6
2560 x 1440
Galaxy S5 Plus
1920 x 1080



Galaxy S6
Octa core
Galaxy S5 Plus
Quad core

camera resolution

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 2,973 More than 40% 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 Plus

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Faster processor 2.5 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Better theoretical download speed 42.2 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s More than 2x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Slightly more battery capacity 2,800 mA·h vs 2,550 mA·h Around 10% more battery capacity

Specifications Full list of technical specs


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


Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.5 GHz
Number of cores Octa core Quad core
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


Generation 4G 4G
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
HSUPA (7.2 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)


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

form factor

Galaxy S6  vs
S5 Plus 
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


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system Android 7.0 Android 6.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


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