Android Marshmallow OTA Updates Released for the Samsung Galaxy S5, How Does the S5 Stack Up Against the S6 and S7?

Samsung is releasing another Android Marshmallow software update for Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A. The device will benefit incredibly from the latest software upgrade. This update will bring the Android OS version to 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It is being pushed out in South Korea, Samsung’s home country.

The Galaxy S5 LTE is the first handset to feature a Quad-HD display and it was released a few months after Galaxy S5 Premiere. It comes with the model number SM-G906K. The changelog indicates that the build date for this software update is 9th May. Keep in mind that this variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A is exclusive to South Korea.

It comes with the build number G906KKTU1CPE1 with a change-list number 8016985. The European version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A has the model number SM-G901. It is also called the Galaxy S5 Plus. It was earlier reported that this variant will benefit from a Marshmallow update as well.

SamMobile reports that South Korea’s three major network operators will release the Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 update for Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A. Keep in mind that the update will be pushed out in phases; therefore, it will take some time before the update is released to all Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A users of South Korea.

The latest update will introduce new features like Doze Mode, Google Now on Tap along with enhanced app control permissions and much more. You can manually check for updates from your Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A by heading over to Settings>About Device > Software Update > Check for Updates.

The scheduled software update by Telus was recently updated and it was revealed that Samsung Galaxy S5 will receive the Android Marshmallow update in Canada. It is now available for download as well.

Various Samsung Galaxy S5 users across Canada reported that 6.0.1 Marshmallow is now coming to Telus Galaxy S5 users. The update is 819MB in size and it includes native support for fingerprint sensors along with new Doze battery saving abilities. Bell and Wind owners have recently reported that the update is now available for download.

Let us take a look at Samsung’s flagship devices from 2014, 2015 and 2016, featuring the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 respectively. In terms of design, the S5 looks the cheapest with its plastic shell and perforated dots. It has a silver frame that actually peels off! Compared to that, the newer models have a premium (but fragile) glass back.

All three devices have 5.1inch Super AMOLED displays. The Galaxy S5 has a full-HD resolution with 452ppi pixel density and is further protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Galaxy S6 and S7 displays have a 2560x1440pixels display with a 577ppi pixel density.

The screens are also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Under the hood, the S5 has a Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chipset with a 2.5GHz quad-core Krait 400 CPU. It runs on 2GB of RAM with an Adreno 330 graphics unit.

The S6 comes with a Exynos 7420 Octa chipset. It has a 1.5GHz quad-core Cortex A53 CPU and a 2.1GHz quad-core Cortex A57 CPU. The device features Mali-T760MP8 graphics and runs on 3GB of RAM.

The S7 has two variants with two different chipsets: Exynos 8890 Octa or the Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820. The former has a 2.15GHz dual-core Kryo CPU and a 1.6GHz dual-core Kryo CPU or a Mongoose quad-core CPU while the latter uses a 2.3GHz quad-core Mongoose CPU and a 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex A53 CPU.