Samsung Galaxy S6 Vs S5 – The Great Face off!!

Well after a whole lot of buzz and anticipation, Samsung finally presented the newest models of its flagship Galaxy S line at the Mobile World Congress, Barcelona. While the S3, S4, and S5 were incredibly popular among the public when they first came out, the Galaxy line has fallen off its pedestal somewhat as of late. Still, it looks like Samsung is taking a stand against naysayers with its new S6. What people want to know, however, is what differences the new model has from its predecessor, the S5. Our Screen Fix Brisbane office examined both devices to provide you with information on how the Samsung Galaxy S6 has improved since last year’s phone.

The Design


The aesthetics of both models don’t differ quite that much, especially in the front. Like the S5, the S6 has a tactile home button with capacitive back and recent app keys next to it. The volume rocker and power button are on their respective sides as well. The main difference found in the S6, however, is the position of certain ports. The previous model has an audio jack at the top of the phone and a microUSB charging port at the bottom, while the S6 has placed both ports at the bottom. The new model also has no waterproofing flap that covers the charging port.

The Display


Multimedia enthusiasts will love that Samsung has kept the same 5.1” Super AMOLED display, and will be even happier with the resolution change. The S6 has now been improved from the Full HD to a Quad HD resolution, which means the pixel density has risen from 432 to 577 ppi.

The S6’s Super AMOLED display offers the same amazing view angles, colors, and deep blacks as any Galaxy phone provides. Users will just experience an even more attractive high definition resolution. While some might say a Quad HD isn’t necessary for such a small display, Samsung begs to differ. The high quality resolution will indeed offer a visible improvement, especially for people who use their phones for multimedia entertainment.

The Brains and Hardware

Samsung prides itself on developing their Galaxy phones with only the best and lately processors, and this stands true with the new S6 as well. The new model is packed with a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 (Exynos 5 Octa in certain regions) and 2 GB of RAM.

Qualcomm isn’t included in the most recent device, but Samsung has instead combined 3 GB of RAM with the in-house octa-core Exynos 7420 chip. This change, along with Samsung’s TouchWiz, allows the phone to perform at its peak.

As with the previous Galaxy S models, the S6 will be offered in 32 or 64 GB. However, the lack of an extra microSD slot can be managed with an alternative 128 GB option. Users who are disappointed in not being able to add extra space can enjoy this choice. Another bonus Samsung offers (included in the touch-based S6 version, not the swipe-based model) is a fingerprint scanner for extra security.

As previously mentioned, the S6 doesn’t have the removable battery with an IP67 rating for dust and water. However, we anticipate a future release of a more robust S6 model that gives you this ability.

Some might find the Galaxy S6’s battery worrying, as it has gone down from 2800 mAh to 2600. Combined with the higher resolution Samsung has installed in the S6, this could mean a shorter battery life. Still, Samsung has claiming that the Exynos 7420 utilizes less power than the processors in the previous Galaxy S models, so you may not feel any diminished capability. We’ll just have to wait and see whether this statement stays true.

The ‘Specs’

Model Samsung Galaxy S5 Samsung Galaxy S6
Display 5.1-inch Super AMOLED
1920 x 1080 resolution, 432 ppi
5.1-inch Super AMOLED
2560 x 1440 resolution, 577 ppi
Processor 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Adreno 330 GPU
Exynos 7420
Storage 16/32 GB, expandable 32/64/128 GB
Camera 16 MP ISOCELL camera
2 MP front-facing camera
16 MP rear camera with OIS
5 MP front-facing camera with 90 degree wide angle lens
Connectivity WiFi a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS+GLONASS
WiFi a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS+GLONASS
Networks 3G/4G LTE LTE cat 6 300/50
Battery 2,800 mAh 2,550 mAh
Fast charging
WPC and PMA-compatible wireless charging
Software Android 4.4 Kitkat (upgradeable to Lollipop) Android 5.0 Lollipop
Dimensions 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm
145 grams
143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm
138 grams
Colors Black, white, gold, blue Black, white, gold, blue

The Camera


While the S5 has a 16 MP ISOCELL camera in the rear that provides amazing colors and detailed images, Samsung has turned to the Galaxy Note 4 this time. The S6 now includes the Note 4’s 16 MP rear camera, along with the many camera apps Note users have enjoyed. The new camera is meant to be a vastly improved version of the S5’s. There’s no need to worry about using a new version, because the S6 will include the many modes and features the S5 also offers.

Shortcuts and new abilities have been added to the Galaxy S6, including a 0.7 second camera launch by double tapping the home button. The rear facing camera will provide a “tracking autofocus,” allowing users to focus on any moving objects when taking pictures. There is also an Auto HDR Mode that will turn on whenever the camera requires the added quality.

The Software


Galaxy S5 users enjoy Samsung’s TouchWiz and Android 4.4 Kitkat operating system, or a Lollipop upgrade. The OS is indeed quite smooth and capable, but does include quite a lot of miscellaneous features that many users might find overbearing. This includes the new S Health app (with heartrate monitoring), MyMagazine, multi-window, and numerous gesture controls. Apart from the notifications menu and Recent Apps screen, the S5’s UI wasn’t changed quite that much from the previous models.

The Galaxy S6, on the other hand, will run the Android 5.0 Lollipop and TouchWiz while containing a considerably lower number of pre-installed apps. Samsung seeks to provide users with a sleeker and lighter smartphone experience, all the while making sure avid Galaxy users will find the physical UI quite familiar. While it’s a bit too early to claim the S6’s TouchWiz is as good as or even better than its predecessor, we are hopeful that Samsung has utilized the slimmed down OS to improve the overall user experience.

Our Thoughts..

There was a lot of disappointment surrounding the release of the S5, considering how similar it was to the S4. The people who said this will be pleasantly surprised at how Samsung has changed and improved its new Galaxy S model. It has the same recognizable Galaxy S look with highly enhanced features and build. While our Galaxy screen repair team personally believes that the S5 is an amazing smartphone that can satisfy any user, the S6 is just so much more. Still, people might love to hear that they can grab the S5 at discounted prices once the S6 is released worldwide.

Screen Fix is Brisbane’s Most Valued Repair Shop for iPhone Repairs and Samsung Repairs

Unfortunately it’s a reality that we do drop our iPhones and galaxy smartphones from time to time, at the end of the day we are human, right?. We constantly hear about how strong the new displays are in these devices yet they still seem to crack into a 101 pieces when they sustain the slightest drop. You should be upset, these are 6th generation devices we are talking about. There is an obvious solution to this, protect your device with a rugged case. I personally don’t like doing this, it removes 99% of the devices sex appeal. The good guys at Screen Fix make your repair simple and pain free. Our prices are the best in Brisbane, our talented technicians can bring your device back to life with an hour from when you initially call.

Undoubtedly, the iPhone and Samsung galaxy are unique smart phones. They are admired for their insanely great design, lightning fast speed and productivity to boot. However, this doesn’t stop them from falling from ones pocket, smashing to the pavement only to wind up breaking the “Super Strong” Gorilla Glass retina or Amoled display. They may be the top of the line device, however technology is technology and it does from time to time, fail. That is why you need to employ the service of a reliable iPhone and Samsung galaxy repair company that would help bring your phone back to its normal condition.

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When it comes to iPhone repair, Samsung galaxy repair, iPhone screen repair, Samsung galaxy screen repair, there is one repair company that goes that extra mile to give customers peace of mind and generally just an insanely great user experience – Screen Fix.

A 2 – year warranty is standard on all repairs, in the unlikely situation there is a problem with the part then a Screen Fix technician will replace the part that very same day.

Screen Fix is open for business 8:00am-6:00pm Monday to Friday, our services are one of the best you can get anywhere. We are Brisbane’s favorite repair shop. We have now repaired over 200 devices. We certainly know what we are doing.

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Apart from the fact it takes just one hour to fix your phone (iPhones and Samsung galaxy devices) after we received your call and consequently repaired your device you can rest assured because all repairs are backed by our 2 year warranty – It doesn’t get much better than that.

Screen Fix realizes that not everyone wants to leave the comfort of their own home to take there device to our technician, so we offer two other ways to get your device back to life

Mail in repairs

Screen Fix has a renowned mail in repair service which was developed for those that are living in rural Australia or “outback Australia” as some like to say. Once we receive your broken device at our secure mail box, we will repair the device the same day and depending on what hour of the day it arrives we will have it packed securely and en-route back to is owner. We have had cases where this process takes as little as 3-days. Post it on Monday and we will have it back to you before the weekend!

Repair Kits

For those that are not handy to the Screen Fix repair shop, but handy with DIY we have a solution to your problem – We package everything you need to complete the repair from the comfort of your own home, you don’t have to be a technician to do it! In the repair kit you will receive the screen for your particular device, the 4 tools necessary for the repair and also easy to follow step by step instructions – these instructions come in both ‘print’ and ‘video’ formats.

We have a group of experienced and highly skilled technicians who would handle your phone with care and give you the best of service that you deserve. We are known for using only superior parts when we repair our customers’ devices which gives us an edge over competitors.

Give one of our friendly technicians a call today and see how we can help you get your device back to life! Cheers – Tim B

Ph:1300 19 33 31 or email us: [email protected]

Why Choose Screen Fix

With the advancement in technology, a new era has begun in the world of mobile phones. Being a need of today’s world the innovations in mobile technology have enhanced its value even more. People hold a connection to the world through a simple device in their hand. So, it is really important to fix any issue that you might have with your mobile phones. Mobile phone repairs are available now on many branded phones such as Apple and Samsung.

About Screen Fix Brisbane:

Screen Fix Brisbane are is the one stop smartphone repair shop in the city. Our services include repairing of Apple iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5c, 5s 6 and 6 Plus models. We also provide our expertise in repairing Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, S4 and S5 models. We at Screen fix Brisbane provide you with best and experienced people for iPhone repairs, Apple iPhone repairs and as well as Samsung galaxy repairs.

Apple iPhone Repairs Brisbane:

iPhone repairWe have specialists who deal with iPhone repairs, especially when it comes to iPhone Screen repair. We are putting an emphasis on iPhone repair as we are getting an awful lot of people enquiring about iPhone repairs on a daily basis. Our technicians can easily fix your Apple iPhone Screen within 30 minutes now.

We give you a 6 month warranty to keep you comfortable with our services. If in the unlikely case of our workmanship and parts fail, then you don’t have to worry about it. Just bring it to us and we will be at handle the rest.

There is a 6 months iPhone warranty to our customers. We provide you with guaranteed quality service at very affordable prices. You can take our assistance in any repairing of the iPhone such as iPhone Screen repair, back button, water damage, on/off button, volume button, iPhone home button replacement or any other issue that may appear. Our iPhone Screen repairing blog will guide you more about our service features and how we manage to repair your iPhone efficiently.

Sell broken iPhone:

If you have a broken iPhone and you want to sell it, then Screen Fix Brisbane will be pleased to serve you. We will buy your broken iPhone and pay you cash immediately!!

Sell your broken iPhoneScreen Fix Brisbane will have your device repaired in one day. We have proven our self through the sheer number of repair that we have provided. We pride ourselves on providing a quality service every time, intern a customer walks away with a smile every time. Give us a call and our technician will help you. No matter where you are, our technician will come up to you. We do not want you to delay fixing your phone. Your time will not be wasted and you will receive our services at competitive prices. It is your choice if you want to choose original parts or local parts. We will give you the same service both ways with guaranteed repairs.

Choosing Screen Fix Brisbane for repairing your iPhone or Samsung device, It will be a very wise decision. You will definitely get the response you want. Contact us here or call us today @ 0431437809.