Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S7


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Upgrading from the Samsung Galaxy S5 to the Galaxy S7 means skipping a generation, and that means you should see a solid improvement in terms of performance. One of the new features that arrived with the Galaxy S7 included the always-on display, which allows the screen to display some information even when off. The IP rating also increased to IP68 for water and dust resistance. Hardware features of the Galaxy S7 include a 5.1-inch (1440p) Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, up to 128GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, and 3000 mAh battery. The Galaxy S7 also has a 5MP front-facing camera and a 12MP “Dual Pixel” rear camera which allowed for faster auto-focus.

Storage Options

Galaxy S5 Storage

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has 3 storage options:

  • 16 GB
  • 32 GB
  • 64 GB

Which Galaxy S5 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 offers one storage size not found on the Galaxy S6: 16 GB. Both the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S7 share two storage options: 32 GB and 64 GB.

Color Choices

Galaxy S5 Colors

The Galaxy S5 is available in 7 colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Gold
  • Gold
  • Other
  • Purple
  • White

Which Galaxy S5 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 boasts four colors not found in the Galaxy S7 color palette: Blue, Gold, Other, and Purple. The Galaxy S7 sports two colors not available for the Galaxy S5: Rose Gold and Silver. Both the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S7 share three colors: Black, White, and Gold.

More Specs

Samsung Galaxy S5 Specs

Physical
Size (L x W x D) 2.85in x 5.59in x 0.32in
Weight 145 grams
Display / Screen
Description Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor
Description Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
Memory
Description 2 Gb
Camera(s)
Main Camera 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Selfie Camera Yes, 2 MP, [email protected], dual video call
Battery
Description 2800 mAh

Samsung Galaxy S7 Specs

Physical
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
Processor
Description Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
Memory
Description 4 Gb
Camera(s)
Main Camera 12 MP, f/1.7, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Selfie Camera Yes - 5 MP
Battery
Description 3000 mAh

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