While the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is celebrated at the moment as a daring and innovative model, the Samsung Galaxy S5 had at that time a lot of criticism because of the lack of innovation. Especially the relatively modest sales forced Samsung to a complete reorientation in equipment design, but in direct video comparison of the two models, there are some points that the Galaxy S5 has, ironically, its futuristic successor advance.

In the eyes of many critics Samsung and also from the perspective of the company itself had become clear with the Samsung Galaxy S5 that they would not stay forever successfully with the same product strategy. As a typical Samsung’s flagship with good specifications, replaceable battery and expandable memory, the smartphone sold not bad, but also the great enthusiasm remained about customers. The additional features in the form of a pulse monitor, the fingerprint sensor on the Home button and the IP67 certification against water and dust were indeed nice additions, but could not hide the frumpy-looking plastic design.

Now Samsung has the Galaxy S6 Edge started the great realignment and literally started with “Project Zero” to zero. With a rear side of Corning Gorilla glass 4, an aluminum frame and a bent off at the front on both sides of the display, the Galaxy S6 Edge has an innovative and high-quality design, waived but also on a replaceable battery, memory expansion, and the microSD slot. The camera and the fingerprint sensor have been for improved compared to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and also in power, the Galaxy S5 is not equal to the 801 Snapdragon SoC Exynos 7420 processor of the Galaxy S6 Edge.

Specs comparison


Samsung Galaxy S5 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Display 5.1-inch Super AMOLED with 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD, 432 ppi) 5.1 inch Super AMOLED flexible with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels (WQHD, 577 ppi)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad-Core with 2,5 GHz Exynos 7420 Octa-Core with 2,1 GHz (64 Bit)
Memory 2 GB 3 GB
Internal Memory 16 GB (expandable) 32, 64 or 128 GB (not expandable)
Camera 16 MP camera, digital image stabilizer, F2.2 aperture 16 MP, Optical Image Stabilizer, F1.9 aperture
Front Camera 2.1 MP 5 MP with F1.9 aperture
Connectivity LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS
Battery 2800 mAh (expandable, with special accessories cordless rechargeable) 2,600 mAh (permanently installed, wireless rechargeable)
Dimensions 142 x 72,5 x 8,1 Millimeter 142,1 x 70,1 x 7,0 Millimeter
Weight 145 Gramm 132 Gramm
OS Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with TouchWiz UI Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with TouchWiz UI
Color Black, White, Blue, Gold, Gold black, white, green, Gold

The Samsung Galaxy S5 still combines all the virtues of a typical Samsung smartphones with some nice gimmicks in itself, breaks with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge doubt that this is a new era. The design is the Galaxy S6 Edge in the foreground while the Galaxy S5 thanks to the possibility of memory expansion, the removable battery un the IP67 certification in everyday life may have some merit. In addition, Samsung can pay the chic design of the Galaxy S6 Edge.

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