Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S5

There's a pretty big story behind the Galaxy S6, concluding with a fresh new design that bares little resemblance to the Galaxy S5 before it. Of course we're also a year removed from the announce of the GS5, and that means specs have been improved pretty dramatically when looking at what Samsung put inside the Galaxy S6. Numbers don't tell the whole story of course, but putting the two phones in perspective in terms of specs is useful — here they are.

Category Galaxy S6 Galaxy S5
Operating System Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with TouchWiz Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with TouchWiz
Display 5.1-inch QHD (2560x1440) 577ppi Super AMOLED 5.1-inch FHD (1920x1280) 452ppi Super AMOLED
Processor Octa-core 2.1GHz + 1.5GHz 64-bit 14nm Exynos Quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801
Storage 32GB, 64GB, 128GB (non-expandable) 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, SDcard expandable
Rear Camera 16MP, OIS, ƒ/1.9 16MP, ƒ/2.2
Front Camera 5MP, ƒ/1.9 2MP
Network LTE Category 6 (300/50Mbps) LTE Category 4 (150/50Mbps)
Connectivity 802.11ac Wifi, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS, NFC 802.11ac Wifi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS, NFC
Sensors Accelerometer, ambient light, barometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, hall, heart rate monitor, HRM, proximity Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture, Fingerprint, Heart Rate Sensor
Charging USB 2.0, PowerMat wireless, Qi wireless USB 3.0
Battery 2550mAh non-removable 2800mAh removable
Dimensions 143.4mm x 70.5mm x 6.8mm / 5.65-inches x 2.78-inches x 0.27-inches 142.0mm x 72.5mm x 8.1mm / 5.59-inches x 2.85-inches x 0.32-inches
Weight 138g / 4.87oz 145g / 5.11oz
Samsung security One-touch fingerprint scanner, KNOX management software Swipe fingerprint scanner, KNOX software