Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

32 GB (SM-G901F)     See other variants reviews Score: 80.8 / 100

Samsung Galaxy S5 is a high-end Android cellphone launched many years ago, counting with a very powerful Quad-Core processor speeding at 2.5 gigahertz, a quite big 5.1 inches capacitive display, and 2 cameras, a 16 megapixels back camera and a 2.1 megapixels front-facing camera.

Regarding its design materials, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is mainly manufactured with Plastic. This cellphone is much lighter than what one would think about a phone of this size. The S5 is a compact device, taking into account that it has a 5.1" screen and it's only 5.59" long. This phone is thin and stilized, with a thickness of just 0.32 inches. This phone is available in a nice range of color options: black, blue, red, white and gold.

This cellphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 system chip, holding an exceptional Quad-Core CPU speeding at 2.5 gigahertz with a huge 3 GB of RAM memory. Graphic calculations generally uses a lot of processing power, so it counts with an additional Adreno 420 graphic processing unit running at 500 megahertz to help the CPU with those tasks. This cellphone counts with an amazing 32 GB internal memory and a slot for an external memory card, which allows the user to install hundreds of applications and even the largest games available nowadays without worrying about filling it.

This cellphone features two cameras, a 16 mega-pixels back camera and a 2.1 MP front-facing camera. this cellphone's back camera has a 2.2 aperture so it can shoot sharp photographs even in low-light conditions. It can also capture 3840x2160 4K videos at 30 frames per second, and 1280x720 HD slow motion videos at 120 frames per second (4 times slower than reality). This camera also includes a large number of useful features: flash, fast burst mode, auto-focus, face detection shooting, digital image stabilization, geo tagging and HDR mode.

This cellphone includes an astonishing 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 5.1" screen, giving this device a very detailed graphic quality. This screen uses Super AMOLED capacitive technology, and allows multi-touch for gestures like pinch and zoom.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with a 2800 mAh high capacity Li-Ion battery that provides this phone an incredible battery life.

This cellphone counts with wi-fi capability (and it can be provided to other devices acting as a mobile hotspot), 4G (LTE-A) , the fastest data connection and 3G fast data connection, over HSPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. This phone uses a SIM card for GSM carriers.

This phone also comes with a lot of useful features as Fingerprint Scanner, NFC, Infrared Blaster, Bluetooth (4.0) and GPS, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

The S5 is a little expensive considering it costs 399 dollars, while other similar cellphones can be found for less money. It doesn't matter whether you are looking for a social phone, you love taking photographs, will use it for work or are looking for a gamer cellphone, this device is probably the correct choice .

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4.2
Variant:32 GB
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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:$ 399.00


Screen Type:Super AMOLED (16M colors)
Size:5.1 inchesMetric13 cmImperial
Resolution:1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD)
Pixel density:576 pixels per inchMetric226.77 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
Processor:Krait 450 (Quad-Core 2500 MHz)
RAM Memory:3 GB (800 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 420 (500 MHz)
Internal Memory:32 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