What makes the Samsung Galaxy S5 special and worth ditching your old phone for? You are about to find out in this detailed review of the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Water and Dust Resistance

The days of panicking when you are caught outside in the rain because your phone is on you are over! Or are you always scared to take your phone with you to the pool, bathroom or toilet, those days are passed because Samsung Galaxy S5 offers you a water resistant feature!

Samsung Galaxy S5 has water, sweat, sand and dust resistant enclosure which protects its delicate parts from the water.

Power saving modes

Ever been a situation where you have no access to a charger for a long period of time like long journeys and you need to keep your phone on throughout the period?

The Samsung Galaxy S5 features the ultra-power saving mode which has been proven to keep the phone on for up to 5 days (if you switch to the mode at 50%).

This mode leaves you with the ability to make and receive calls, send texts, make notes and make audio recordings.

Camera

If you are the type who loves to take and keep a lot of pictures on your phone as the Samsung Galaxy S5 16MP camera boasts of very high-quality pictures.

These pictures are truly a testament to their size as they really stand out with attention to detail and picture clarity.

The camera produces vivid photos and videos even in low light conditions. It also possesses HDR which gives vibrant colours and true-to-life contrast that can be previewed in real time.

Performance

Samsung Galaxy S5 also boasts of a smooth and excellent performance with its Exynos 5420  octa-core processor made up of 4 ARM Cortex A15 cores running at up to 1.9GHz and 4 A7-cores running at up to 1.3GHz collectively producing up to 2.5GHz of processor speed accompanied by a 2GB RAM.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 octa-core processor has an edge over regular octa-core processors in its ability to run any or all of the cores at the same time.

Also, the Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with a 16GB internal memory space, if you need to get an additional microSD card(can support up to 128GB).

Fingerprint sensor

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a very impressive fingerprint sensor embedded in the home screen and is able to accommodate up to 3 different fingerprints.

The fingerprint has been proven to be very efficient and accurate thereby taking privacy to a new level. The fingerprint sensor can also serve as a heart rate sensor.

Display

Brilliant phone display graphics is something everyone looks forward to and the Samsung Galaxy S5 has not fallen short of this with its beautiful display graphics.

Possessing a 5.1’’ screen size, it has a resolution of 1920 * 1080 with a colour depth of 16M giving it the ability to produce really impressive display graphics.

Full Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S5

PROPERTY SPECIFICATION
Physical properties
Dimension 142 * 72.5 * 8.1mm
Weight 145g
Colour Charcoal black, Copper gold, Electric blue, Shimmery white
Battery
Capacity 2800mAh
Talk time About 21 hours
3G usage time About 11 hours
Wi-fi usage time About 12 hours
Removable Yes
Operating System
Android 4.4 – 6.0
Memory
ROM SIze 16 or 32GB
Ram Size 2GB
External memory support Can support up to 128GB (MicroSD)
Camera
Primary camera (rear)
Resolution 16MP
Autofocus Yes
Flash Yes
Secondary camera (front)
Resolution 2MP
Autofocus No
Flash No
Connectivity
ANT+ Yes
Bluetooth version 4.0
Wi-fi direct Yes
DLNA Support No
Ear jack 3.5mm stereo
Location Technology GPS, Glonass and Beidou
USB Version USB 3.0
MHL MHL 2
NFC Yes
PC Sync KIES
Bluetooth profiles DI, MAP, PBAP, HOGP, PAN, A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, OPP, SAP, HID.
Network
SIM Single SIM
SIM type Micro SIM
2G Yes
3G Yes
4G LTE Yes
Display
Size 5.1’’
Resolution 1920 * 1080
Colour depth 16M
Technology Super AMOLED
S pen support No
Processor
CPU speed 2.5GHz
CPU Type Octa core

 

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