The Galaxy S7 is currently the star of 2016. But behind them are a considerable distance his two predecessors. The S7 will take to lower the price as it is quite desired, but the S5 and S6 have fairly low cost, so it is the best time to get one of them. And now comes the million dollar question: which one?
Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S6: Design
The design was a turning point S6 to the range S. The S5 was famous for its plastic shaped metal strip and extra shine. The change was radical, passing metal and glass, being the first time that Samsung glass used in the construction of a device. Therefore, the look and feel up to a much more premium category.
The Galaxy S5 was well known for continua, very similar to S4, and poor quality of materials, which is basically due to use of plastic to mimic other materials. Although plastic was not sleazy metal frame effect was achieved thanks to a lacquered it took a few months to start descaling. The back and look I’ll save the comment because I guess you already know our opinion.
The S6 represented a dramatic improvement in the appearance of the flagship of the Korean manufacturer. The main lines on the front are still typical Samsung but the two devices do not seem to have the same father. On the side and in the back is where most of the design change is noticeable.
Nice design also meant losing some of the most beloved S5 features, such as removable battery, support for memory expansion card with micro SD and water resistance.
Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy S5: Display
Galaxy S6 screen has a resolution QHD, as has become customary for high – end from the LG G3 . It is a substantial improvement over the Full HD resolution S5, although the S5 already has a lot of quality screen with its Super AMOLED panel and a representation of great colors.
The size of 5.1 inches for the diagonal of the screen did not change from S5 to S6, but in terms of brightness itself a good climb with the generation gap shows.
Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S6: Software
In this sense also much it improved Touch Wiz customization layer in the Android version generational and go. Much bloatware, too p reinstalled applications and terminal ballasted weight, made the Galaxy S5 did not have much fame among his contemporaries.
Luckily for software S6 with Lollipop it lightened enough ballast. bloatware preinstalled applications and was removed so that the overall operation would improve the fluidity and bring it a little closer to stock Android.
The S6 comes with Android Lollipop series, which combined with its enhanced layer customization, ensures proper functioning and use of 64-bit processor.
The S5 has an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop and it seems that the update is in the chamber Marshmallow manufacturer. By Cyanogen Marshmallow you can be in the S5 in the version of development and will soon be available a stable version.
For the S6, Samsung has already released the update to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S6: Performance
With each update the two terminals have improved their performance. S6 processor is Exynos 7420 Octa-Core 64 – bit, IE, quad – core 2.1GHz and 1.5GHz four. Together with processor 3GB of RAM found LPDDR4 and three different versions of internal memory , 32/64/128 GB. Plenty of room, although we can not expand it with a micro SD card.
The Galaxy S5 brings the Snapdragon 801 processor with the new batch falls somewhat short, and is accompanied by 2GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of internal memory. It is obvious that the S6 surpasses its predecessor in this respect, but still the S5 has a pretty decent performance in 2016.
Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S6: Camera
Super S5 camera, next to its software generates images of sufficient quality and can record video at 4K quality. Its specifications are 16 MP, f / 2.2 and 31mm.
The Galaxy S6 has a 16 MP camera (f / 1.9 and 28mm) as principal. Although the S5 has the same resolution, the S6 improving openness and focal length. The software is similar, but due to improvements in the lens the result of the images is much better.
Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S6: Technical Specifications
The Galaxy S5 has three attributes that we see in the S6 and can do so very desirable for some users such as water resistance, removable battery and micro SD card. S6 battery suffers a reduction with respect to S5. 2800 mAh in S5 is passed to 2550 mAh in S6. As a consolation prize the S6 features fast charging.
The Galaxy S6 improves performance and design of the S5, an aspect that can still extrapolate if you look at the curved version of the S6 Edge. After a year on the market price of the S6 it has fallen to a little above € 400 for the standard version and 500 € for the Edge version.
If the S6 still eludes your budget, the S5 has a very decent performance and features for 2016 and is also waterproof.
The S5 is currently out of stock and has been replaced by the S5 Neo that has little to do with him except by name. The little stock left the S5 you can find it for about 320 €, but the juiciest deals you can find them in the second hand market for less than 200 €. If you find one without cap for the USB do not worry that the replacement is cheap and easy to change. By the way, do not forget that this device is plastic and waterproof, so you can hold much more than a S6.