10 Things the Samsung Galaxy S6 Offers that the Galaxy S5 Does Not - dummies

10 Things the Samsung Galaxy S6 Offers that the Galaxy S5 Does Not

By Bill Hughes

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a great phone. The Galaxy S6 is better. Here are ten reasons why this is the case. Some of these are critically important. Some are kind of gimmicky but cool nonetheless.

  • The Screen: If you have the chance to place the two screens side by side, do it. If you can only look at the specifications, it is also not a close comparison. The screen on the S6 is better than the S5. It is bright. The pixels are very dense. Unless you only plan to use your phone for calls and texts, the screen offers a compelling case for selecting the S6.

  • The raw processing power: You could look at specifications and see that the S6 is a processing monster. The apps process and the graphics processor rival what many of us have in our desktop PCs.

  • The Screen for the S6 Edge: The wrap-around screen is a head-turner.

  • Selfies: The back-facing camera has the same resolution. The front facing camera is 5 megapixels compared to the 2.1 on the S5. This makes for better selfies!

  • Wireless charging: It is so darn convenient to place the phone on a charging mat, you will wonder why you ever settled for plugging in a cable.

  • Aluminum body instead of plastic: The body of the S6 is made of aluminum instead of plastic. It looks better and feels more solid.

  • Faster pictures out of the gate: There is nothing more frustrating than waiting for the camera app to launch. You can miss the great shot. The launching time on the S6 is 0.7 seconds, which is almost half of the S5.

  • Louder music: The music from the S6 is 50% louder.

  • Faster charging: You can get 4 hours of battery life in 10 minutes with the S6. The S5 is not as fast.

  • Wide aperture: Your S6 camera has a wider aperture of f/1.9, compared to the f/2.2 of the S5. If you are a camera buff, you know that having that extra aperture lets in more light in low-light situations.