Samsung Galaxy S5 Active vs OnePlus One – Best Features, Price and Specs Comparison

The OnePlus One was launched this June, while the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active was released earlier in May. Both the devices come with outstanding features and offer impressive under the hood performances. Those who want to find out more about The OnePlus One and the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active are invited to read about their specifications and features.

 Exterior Comparison

The OnePlus One features a great display of 5.5 inch with LTPS LCD, LG G3 alike, whereas the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active comes with a relatively smaller display of 5.1 inch Super AMOLED. The screen resolution and the pixel density for the OnePlus One are 1080×1920 pixels and 401 ppi respectively and for the Galaxy S5 Active are 1080×1920 pixels and 432 ppi.

The One phone rolls out with an amazing exterior made of magnesium. Plus, the back panel of the handset is changeable with a choice of Kevlar, bamboo, and denim. On the other hand, the S5 Active phone is the rough version of the flagship of 2014Galaxy S5. The device has a flat back panel, a rugged body and supported plastic edges and. It’s notable that the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active features a waterproof and dustproof exterior, whereas the OnePlus One doesn’t. Moreover the Galaxy S5 Active is shock-resistant too. However, this device is MIL-STD-810G and IP67 certified.

When it comes to thickness and weights of the devices, both the phones are 0.35 inches, but the weight of the Galaxy S5 Active is 170 g. and the OnePlus One has 162 g. weights.

Memory Comparison

Very catching is that both the phones are powered by the same processor type quad-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 801) Krait 400, at 2.5 GHz. The Galaxy S5 Active houses 2 GB of RAM, while the OnePlus phone provides 3 GB of RAM. The OnePlus One runs on the original combination of Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS (or v4.4.4) with CyanogenMod 11S UI, but the Samsung phone runs on Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS and Samsung’s Touch Wiz UI.

Speaking of the memory storage, the Samsung S5 Active provides 16 GB in built memory and the OnePlus One offers 16 GB/ 64 GB of internal storage. Plus, the S5 Active has micro SD port expandable up to 128 GB, while the OnePlus handset does not.

Battery and Camera

The OnePlus One has a powerful battery unit, Li-Ion of 3100 mAh, (non-removable), while the Galaxy S5 Active houses a relatively inferior battery of 2800 mAh (user-replaceable).

The OnePlus handset comes with an amazing back camera of 13 MP with dual-LED flash, and the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active stands with a raged primary camera of 16 MP, also with LED flash. Plus, the Samsung phone has a 2 front camera and the OnePlus One a 5 MP one.

Other features

Both the handsets stand micro USB ports, Wi-Fi, LTE, and NFC. Hence, The OnePlus One is superior in the form of Bluetooth version and supports Bluetooth v4.1, while the Samsung device has the standard Bluetooth v4.0.

The OnePlus One comes out of the box in sandstone black and silk white models, while the Galaxy S5 Active has a palette of color in grey, green, and red. Thus, not all colors are available in all sides of the world.


The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active provides a heart-rate monitor, whereas the OnePlus One does not.


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