Samsung Galaxy S5

Last Updated: 26th April 2019
Samsung Galaxy S5
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Samsung Galaxy S5 summary

Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone was launched in April 2014. The phone comes with a 5.10-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels at a pixel density of 432 pixels per inch (ppi) and an aspect ratio of 16:9.

Samsung Galaxy S5 is powered by a 1.9GHz octa-core Exynos Octa 5420 processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 runs Android 4.4.2 and is powered by a 2,800mAh removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy S5 on the rear packs a 16-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a pixel size of 1.12-micron. The rear camera setup has phase detection autofocus. It sports a 2-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.4 aperture.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 runs TouchWiz based on Android 4.4.2 and packs 16GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB). The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Micro-SIM card.

Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy S5 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v4.00, NFC, Infrared, Micro-USB, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 measures 142.00 x 72.50 x 8.10mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 145.00 grams. It was launched in White and Black colours. It bears a plastic body.

As of 26th April 2019, Samsung Galaxy S5 price in India starts at Rs. 5,999.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Fantastic camera
  • Great battery life and performance
  • Innovative software features
  • Compatibility with Samsung Gear accessories
  • Bad
  • Heart rate monitor feature is unreliable
  • Cluttered interface
  • Expensive
ProcessorExynos Octa 5420
Front Camera2-megapixel
Resolution1080x1920 pixels
OSAndroid 4.4.2
Rear Camera16-megapixel
Battery Capacity2800mAh

Samsung Galaxy S5 Price in India (26th April 2019)

Galaxy S5 (Shimmery White, 2GB RAM, 16GB)Rs. 5,999
Galaxy S5 (Electric Blue, 2GB RAM, 16GB)Rs. 21,999
Galaxy S5 (Copper Gold, 2GB RAM, 16GB)Rs. 21,999
Galaxy S5 (Charcoal Black, 2GB RAM, 16GB)Rs. 21,999
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Samsung Galaxy S5 full specifications


Alternate namesSM-G900H
Release dateApril 2014
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Body typePlastic
Dimensions (mm)142.00 x 72.50 x 8.10
Weight (g)145.00
Battery capacity (mAh)2800
Removable batteryYes
ColoursWhite, Black


Screen size (inches)5.10
Resolution1080x1920 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass
Aspect ratio16:9
Pixels per inch (PPI)432


Processor1.9GHz octa-core
Processor makeExynos Octa 5420
Internal storage16GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)128


Rear camera16-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.12-micron)
Rear autofocusPhase detection autofocus
Rear flashLED
Front camera2-megapixel (f/2.4)


Operating systemAndroid 4.4.2


Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothYes, v 4.00
Number of SIMs1
SIM TypeMicro-SIM
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)No


Fingerprint sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
Ambient light sensorYes
Temperature sensorNo
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Samsung Galaxy S5 reviews and ratings by users

Based on 36 rating(s)
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S5 is not worthy enough.
By Anurag Gupta | 21 Apr 2014 | 21 Apr 2014
I think S4 or Nexus devices are much better options than Samsung Galaxy S5. It does not have much difference so that people will get attracted to it. Samsung has introduced fingerprint scanner and Heart rate monitor features in this version of Galaxy series which are neither of too much use nor worth half a lakh. The only good thing I found in this phone is its 16 megapixel autofocus camera. But again if I have to spend this much amount I would prefer a DSLR camera and a normal Android or Windows phone rather than this one.
3 Out of 5
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Its the premium smartphone from Samsung with decent specs.
By Akshay Bhai | 29 Jul 2016 | 29 Jul 2016
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Super Mobile with Magnificent feature.........
By Joy Banik | 21 Aug 2014 | 21 Aug 2014
This mobile is really good and magnificent feature, which is built for next-Zen ... This is small but big collection of technology that shake the techno world... One world one mobile for all its Samsung S5...
5 Out of 5
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samsung galaxy s5 rocks
By Amtull Rehman | 17 Jun 2014 | 17 Jun 2014
its the best phone it is reliable gives excellent features though it is quite expensive but the advantages are far more than this disadvantage and outnumber it. the dust and water resistance is pretty cool.though I personally don't trust the heart rate feature but its okay u wont use it if u don't want to
5 Out of 5
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good phone..but still feels somethings missing
By Mukul Anand | 31 May 2014 | 31 May 2014
he samsung galaxy s5 has the fastest auto focus with 0.3 secs time and the MP COUNT is 16 MP u must be thinking that the sony xperia z2 has a 20.7 mp camera and the lumia 1020 has 41 mp but wait the lumia 1020 is not better than even the iphone 5s's 8 mp camera the 20.7 MP camera of Z2 is great but has some issues like overheating and some audio video syncing issues especially lip syncing issues when u use that phone for video recording of 2k videos the phone overheats within 2 mins during 2k recording and u will need to shut it down the phone has 2 gb of ram which is not enough for a flagship . Yeah it will recieve latest updates but that too a bit late but its is simply not future proof as it is not having 4g lte and 3gb of RAM . It is very poor in terms of processor although it is an octa core processor but it is not a snapdragon processor . The snapdragons are reserved for foreign countries as they have 4g . Its having the samsung's latest touchwiz ui and latest gestures . If u have that money u can definitely buy it . The worst part for gamers is that it has a MALI gpu which is outdated verdict: go for xperia z2 or htc m8 at this price
3 Out of 5
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