Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

16 GB Europe (SM-G901F)     See other variants reviews Score: 77.7 / 100

Samsung Galaxy S5 is a great quality Android phone launched in 2014, including an exceptional 2500 megahertz Quad-Core CPU, a comfortable 5.2 inches multi-touch screen, and 2 cameras, a 16 MP back-facing camera and a 2.1 megapixels front-facing camera. Let's take a closer look at what this device can do.

Regarding its body design materials, this cellphone is built with Plastic. Samsung sells this cellphone in lots of color options like black, blue, red, white and gold. This phone is only 5.59" long, but it manages to hold a 5.2" screen. The S5 has an amazing design, with a thickness of just 0.32". The S5 feels much lighter than what you expect from a cellphone this size.

The S5 is equipped with a great 5.2 inches display with a 1920 x 1440 resolution, giving this phone a delightful graphic quality. Its display uses Super AMOLED capacitive technology, and allows multi-touch for gestures like pinch and zoom.

Samsung sells this cellphone with an extremely powerful Quad-Core processing unit ticking at 2500 megahertz, included in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chip and a huge 2 GB of RAM. Graphic calculations often uses a lot of CPU time, so this cellphone uses an extra 500 MHz Adreno 420 graphics processing unit to take some work out of the processor. A nice point of this phone is the 16 GB quite large internal memory and an external memory slot, which allows you to store hundreds of applications without worrying about space.

This cellphone has two cameras, a 16 MP back facing camera and a 2.1 mega-pixels front side camera. this phone's back facing camera lens has an aperture of f/2.2 so it can take detailed photographs even in low-light conditions. This cellphone also captures 4K 3840x2160 videos at 30 frames per second, and HD 1280x720 slow motion videos at 120 frames per second. To complete the camera, it also has multiple useful features: auto-focus, flash, fast burst mode, digital image stabilization, face detection shooting, geo tagging and HDR mode.

This phone includes WiFi connectivity (and it can be shared with other devices around, acting as a router or modem), 4G (LTE-A) super fast connection type and the fastest 3G connectivity, using HSPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. The S5 works with a SIM card for GSM connection.

This phone also features lots of great features like Fingerprint ID, NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your cellphone close to another NFC device or tag), Infrared Blaster, Bluetooth (4.0) and GPS Geolocation, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

This cellphone comes with a big capacity 2800 mAh Li-Ion removable battery, enough to provide the Samsung Galaxy S5 with an incredible battery duration.

This cellphone is a high quality phone priced around $ 165, quite the same as other same level phones. No matter whether you love photography, will use it as a social phone, will use it as a work cellphone or want it for playing games, you will probably love this phone.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4.2
Variant:16 GB Europe
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Product code:SM-G901F
Dimensions:5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inchesMetric14.2 x 7.24 x 0.81 cmImperial
Weight:5.11 ouncesMetric144.87 gImperial
Colors:Black, Blue, Gold, Red and White
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2014-06-23
Price:$ 165.00


Screen Type:Super AMOLED (16M colors)
Size:5.2 inchesMetric13.2 cmImperial
Resolution:1440 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density:424 pixels per inchMetric166.93 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
Processor:Krait 450 (Quad-Core 2500 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB (800 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 420 (500 MHz)
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:2800 mAh


Back camera:16 megapixels
    Sensor size:0.38 inches (1/2.6")
Front camera:2.1 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K)
Max slow motion video:1280 x 720 (120 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Face Detection Shooting, Fast Burst Mode, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode and Slow Motion Video (4 times slower)


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:SIM
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
UMTS Bands:850, 1900, 2100
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
Technologies:LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor