Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

(SM-G900)     See other variants reviews Score: 78.2 / 100

Samsung Galaxy S5 is an impressive Android phone released some years ago, in 2014, coming with a 5.1 inches multi-touch screen, a Quad-Core processing unit ticking at 2500 MHz, and two cameras, a 16 mega-pixels back camera and a 2.1 megapixels front facing camera. Let's take a closer view of what this cellphone offers to us.

Samsung decided to build this device with an exceptional Quad-Core processing unit speeding at 2500 megahertz, packed into the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chip with a big 2 GB RAM memory. Graphic intensive apps and games often eats a lot of CPU processing time, so this device has an extra Adreno 420 graphics processing unit running at 500 MHz to take some work out of the processor. A nice advantage of this phone is its big 16 GB internal storage memory and a slot for an SD memory card, allowing you to store hundreds of apps and games without worrying about space.

This device is much lighter than what you would expect from a cellphone of this size. Talking about its aspect, this cellphone is majorly manufactured with Plastic. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is sold in a wide range of color options, black, blue, white and gold. This cellphone is slim and comfortable, being just 0.32 inches thick. Although the Samsung Galaxy S5 is only 5.59" long and 2.85" wide, it is able to fit a a 5.1" display.

This cellphone includes a gorgeous 2560 x 1440 (Quad HD / 2K) 5.1 inches screen, which makes it impossible to even distinguish the pixels taking part of the screen. Its screen uses Super AMOLED capacitive technology, and can detect multi touch gestures.

This cellphone provides WiFi capability (and it can provide it to other devices acting as a mobile hotspot), LTE (4G) high performance data connection and also HSPA+ internet connection, which is a slower 4G variation and 3G fast connection type, over HSDPA, HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. This cellphone works with a Micro SIM card to use GSM services.

The S5 has two cameras, a 16 mega-pixels back-facing camera and a 2.1 megapixels front camera. Its back-facing camera lens has a F2.2 aperture so it can shoot beautiful pictures even in low-light environments. It also shoots 4K 3840x2160 videos at 30 frames per second, and slow motion videos in 1280x720 (HD) at 120 fps (4 times slower than regular videos). This camera also has a lot of useful characteristics like flash, fast burst mode, auto-focus, digital image stabilization, HDR mode, face detection shooting and geo tagging.

The S5 uses a 2800 mAh massive Li-Ion removable battery providing this cellphone an extremely long battery life.

The S5 also features a lot of interesting features such as Fingerprint unlock, Near Field Communication (NFC), Infrared Blaster, Bluetooth and GPS Localization, and plenty of sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

The S5 is being sold for about 380 dollars, which is somewhat expensive for comparing with other similar phones. This device is probably a good choice for you no matter whether you are looking for a social cellphone, want it to take many photos, need a cellphone to play lots of games or need a phone for work.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 5.0, 4.4.2
Variant:See other variants reviews
Product code:SM-G900
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 and White
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2014-06-23
Price:$ 380.00


Screen Type:Super AMOLED (16M colors)
Size:5.1 inchesMetric13 cmImperial
Resolution:1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD / 2K)
Pixel density:432 pixels per inchMetric170.08 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
    Focal length:31mm (35mm equivalence)
    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:Micro 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 (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSPA, HSUPA, 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