Samsung Galaxy S5

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Key Specs
  • Display 5.10-inch (1080x1920)
  • Processor Exynos Octa 5420
  • Front Camera 2MP
  • Rear Camera 16MP
  • RAM 2GB
  • Storage 16GB
  • Battery Capacity 2800mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateApril 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

By Jamshed Avari (Apr 18, 2014)
Jamshed Avari
  • 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

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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, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), 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 24th August 2019, Samsung Galaxy S5 price in India starts at Rs. 9,990.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Samsung Galaxy S5 (2GB RAM, 16GB) - Shimmery White 9,990
Samsung Galaxy S5 (2GB RAM, 16GB) - Charcoal Black 21,999
Samsung Galaxy S5 (2GB RAM, 16GB) - Electric Blue 21,999
Samsung Galaxy S5 (2GB RAM, 16GB) - Copper Gold 21,999

Samsung Galaxy S5 price in India starts from ₹ 9,990. The lowest price of Samsung Galaxy S5 is ₹ 9,990 at Amazon.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Full Specifications

General
Alternate names SM-G900H
Brand Samsung
Model Galaxy S5
Release date April 2014
Launched in India Yes
Form factor Touchscreen
Body type Plastic
Dimensions (mm) 142.00 x 72.50 x 8.10
Weight (g) 145.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2800
Removable battery Yes
Colours White, Black
Display
Screen size (inches) 5.10
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
Protection type Gorilla Glass
Aspect ratio 16:9
Pixels per inch (PPI) 432
Hardware
Processor 1.9GHz octa-core
Processor make Exynos Octa 5420
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128
Camera
Rear camera 16-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.12-micron)
Rear autofocus Phase detection autofocus
Rear flash LED
Front camera 2-megapixel (f/2.4)
Software
Operating system Android 4.4.2
Skin TouchWiz
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC Yes
Infrared Yes
USB OTG No
Micro-USB Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM No
Number of SIMs 1
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) Yes
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Sensors
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
Temperature sensor No
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Samsung Galaxy S5 User Review and Ratings

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  • Truth about Samsung Galaxy S5
    Sai Charan Harry (Apr 14, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    Too big to handle, unreasonable price, rear camera must have been more than 30 MP.But 2GB RAM makes multitasking easy.
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  • Its the premium smartphone from Samsung with decent specs.
    Akshay Bhai (Jul 29, 2016) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    you can buy this premium smartphone at 36% OFF Now (Rs 13,999) Copy and paste the below URL in your browser https://technologypressblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/29/samsung-galaxy-s5-36-off-rs-13999/
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  • Super Mobile with Magnificent feature.........
    Joy Banik (Aug 21, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    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...
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  • samsung galaxy s5 rocks
    Amtull Rehman (Jun 17, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    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
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  • nice
    amit ujjwal (Apr 13, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    it must be dual sim n micro sim...not nano sim...so that in roaming we can use both the sim..rest all other specification are very good...
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  • good phone..but still feels somethings missing
    Mukul Anand (May 31, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    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
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  • Same old Design
    Ragul Sankar (May 3, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    pros: 1)Great screen 1080p AMOLED display which produces vibrant colors. 2)Finger print sensor and Heart sensor. 3)Good snapper even in low light condition Cons: 1)Boring design 2)Built material(No metal or aluminium) 3)Bit over priced
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  • S5 is not worthy enough.
    Anurag Gupta (Apr 21, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    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. http://techiesss.blogspot.com/
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  • samsung galaxy s5
    Martin deepak Horo (Dec 31, 2018) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    very good cemra and bettary life
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  • Love my S5
    Christine Rondini (Oct 12, 2018) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    I love my S5 I wish they were going to keep updates for it next year! This phone blows away all of the Samsung phones except maybe the S9. The camera is fantatic it takes better pictures then my real camera. I wish they would make another phone like this one!!!
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