Features Key features of the Xperia M5  vs Galaxy S6 

screen size

screen resolution

Xperia M5
1920 x 1080
Galaxy S6
2560 x 1440


Xperia M5
3 GB
Galaxy S6
3 GB


Xperia M5
Octa core
Galaxy S6
Octa core

camera resolution

Xperia M5
21.5 MP
Galaxy S6
16 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Sony Xperia M5

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Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Higher resolution front camera 21.5 MP vs 16 MP Around 35% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
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
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Store much more stuff 128 GB vs 16 GB 8x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Significantly higher resolution 2560 x 1440 vs 1920 x 1080 Around 80% higher resolution
Significantly sharper screen 575 ppi vs 440 ppi More than 30% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 3840 x 2160 @ Unknown 30x higher def video
Thinner 6.8 mm vs 7.6 mm More than 10% thinner

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia M5  vs
Galaxy S6 
Size 5" 5.1"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 2560 x 1440
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 440 ppi 575 ppi


Clock speed 2 GHz 2.1 GHz
Number of cores Octa core Octa core
Internal storage 16 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Camera 21.5 MP 16 MP
Resolution 21.5 MP 16 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 13 MP 5 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ Unknown 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
HSUPA (5.76 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) 730.8 min 1,380 min
Capacity 2,600 mA·h 2,550 mA·h

form factor

Xperia M5  vs
Galaxy S6 
Weight 142 g 138 g
Thickness 7.6 mm 6.8 mm
Size 72 x 145 x 7.6 mm 70.5 x 143.4 x 6.8 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes No


Operating system Android 6.0 Android 7.0
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
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