Galaxy S5 Active vs Galaxy S7


Upgrading the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active to a newer generation Galaxy S7 brings several hardware improvements. First is the S7's more premium design with solid glass back and metal frame. Other upgrades include a fingerprint sensor, higher resolution 5.1-inch QHD screen, 12MP f/1.7 camera with OIS and PDAF, 5MP selfie camera, Exynos 8890 octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage options, UFS 2.0, 3,000mAh battery, 15W fast charging, wireless charging, Samsung Pay (MST+NFC), always-on display, slow-mo video, and Android 8.0 Oreo software update.

Storage Options

Galaxy S5 Active Storage

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active has 1 storage option:

  • 16 GB

Which Galaxy S5 Active storage should I buy?

Galaxy S7 Storage

The Galaxy S7 has 2 storage options:

  • 32 GB
  • 64 GB

Which storage Galaxy S7 is the most popular?

The Galaxy S5 Active and Galaxy S7 have completely different storage options. The Galaxy S5 Active offers one storage size: 16 GB. The Galaxy S7 sports different storage sizes: 32 GB and 64 GB.

Color Choices

Galaxy S5 Active Colors

The Galaxy S5 Active is available in 5 colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Red
  • Titanium

Which Galaxy S5 Active color should you buy?

Galaxy S7 Colors

The Galaxy S7 is available in 5 colors:

  • Black
  • Gold
  • Rose Gold
  • Silver
  • White

Which color Galaxy S7 is the most popular?

The Galaxy S5 Active boasts four colors not found in the Galaxy S7 color palette: Blue, Green, Red and Titanium. The Galaxy S7 sports four colors not available for the Galaxy S5 Active: Gold, Rose Gold, Silver and White. Both the Galaxy S5 Active and Galaxy S7 share one color: Black.

More Specs

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Specs

Size (L x W x D) 2.89in x 5.72in x 0.35in
Weight 170 grams
Display / Screen
Description Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Description Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Description 2 Gb
Main Camera 16 MP, 3456 x 4608 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Selfie Camera [email protected]
Description 2800 mAh

Samsung Galaxy S7 Specs

Size (L x W x D) 2.74in x 5.61in x 0.31in
Weight 152 grams
Display / Screen
Description Quad HD Super AMOLED | Gorilla Glass 5 | 577 ppi
Description Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
Description 4 Gb
Main Camera 12 MP, f/1.7, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Selfie Camera Yes - 5 MP
Description 3000 mAh

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