Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: What You Need To Know

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: What You Need To Know

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Samsung is very popular for its flagship series of smartphones galaxy s. In this series Samsung Galaxy S5 is the new entrant. You will find this article as a Samsung galaxy s5 review or a buyer’s guide for galaxy s5. Galaxy S5 is a revolutionary smartphone.

The looks of the smartphone is much similar to its predecessor. The design of the smartphone is not much appreciable. One of the great feature of this smartphone is its camera of 16MP, which can take mind-blowing photos. The size of handset is something bigger and it contains a 5.1 inches of Super AMOLED 1920 x 1080 pixel display. The body of this phone is mainly made up of plastic. Thats quite big surprise.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

The phone comes with fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor. Oh, what a great feature, the phone is water and dust resistant and comes IP67 certification.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Detailed Specifications:

  • Design & Build

As per the rumors arrived of a great design of galaxy s5, happy to hear the rumors but all in vain. The phone still looks much like its predecessor, not impressed. Overall the phone is same as S4 design but with a bigger size to hold a bigger display. Its doesn’t give a premium looks. The back panel of phone is made of mat plastic and it looks very attractive to me. Due to dotted pattern on back, the phone fits in hand very comfortably. The phone can be merged in to the water for 30 minutes but some tests showed up to 1 hours.

The microUSB port at bottom now comes with a flap cover also. The back panel of the phone is removable. All common button like power button and volume button are at the same position as of normal android phones.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

  • Display

Samsung Galaxy S5 display is excellent. It comes with a bigger 5.1 inches of capacitive screen with full HD 1080p resolution with 423ppi. Image clarity on this phone is excellent. Text in phone looks very sharp. Super AMOLED screen is very vibrant and bright. The screen looks very clear even in daylight. Overall display of the phone is up to the mark. Great job by Samsung on screen.

  • Hardware

The hardware inside galaxy s5 is excellent. The phone hold a Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chipset. It comes with a octa-core processor of 2.5Ghz with an Adreno 330 GPU. The processor is supported by 2GB of RAM. Internal memory of phone is 16GB and 32GB for two different versions. There is a card slot which support up to 128GB of memory. The speaker of the phone is present at the back of phone.

  • Software

The phone runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat with TouchWiz UI.  Samsung has also added Google Now and Voice control features. With TouchWiz UI the dark black design has gone and replaced with the transparent design feature. This feature can be looked in notification bar at top.

  • Camera

The rear camera of galaxy s5 is of 16MP with LED flash and video recording from 720p up to 1080p and 2160p. Galaxy S5 comes with  Samsung’s own ISOCELL sensor technology. Some of the miscellaneous feature include: auto focus, dual capture (front and back cameras at the same time), HDR, simultaneous video and still capture, digital stabilization, burst mode, face and smile detection and more. I am not much impressed with the resolution of 2MP. Not impressed.

  • Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with different connectivity options. Wi-Fi with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Infrared, MicroUSB, 4G LTE, DLNA and more.

  • Battery

Battery of the phone is 2800 mAh, which is removable. With a single charge, it can last for couple of days with WiFi and data turned on. There is an ultra power saving mode. With it you can get more battery life but you still are making calls, text and browsing the web. Amazing.

Best Features Of Samsung Galaxy S5

  • Great Battery Life

One of the best reason to buy galaxy s5 is of its great battery life. Battery power of the phone is 2800 mAh. Galaxy S5 Battery is 20 percent stronger than its previous model. Also it boast a great feature of ultra power saving mode.

  • IP67 Certified

The phone is water and dust proof. It hold an IP67 certification it means it can be merged in 3 feet of water for 30 minutes. Nice!

  • Fingerprint Scanner and Heart rate Monitor

With the feature of fingerprint scanner in S5, you can lock your phone with your fingerprint and use your fingerprint to unlock the phone. Improvement in security. Also with heart rate monitor, one can check for his health issues.

  • Super Performance

Galaxy S5 is born to deliver super performance. With combination of 2.5 Ghz octa-core processor and 2GB RAM, you are ready to deliver the best performance.

  • Great Camera

With 16MP rear camera, you can take breath taking images. Camera quality of the phone is excellent.

Drawbacks of Samsung Galaxy S5

  • No Design Improvement

Still the new Galaxy S5 looks much similar to its predecessor S4. The design of the phone is not much attractive. Samsung is still using plastic for its high end smartphones. Which makes it normal and doesn’t give a premium looks.

  • High Price

This is clear that Galaxy S5 is overpriced. If they want to remain this phone in competition, they should reduce the  price below 50 k.


The price of Samsung Galaxy in India is above 50K, which is not a bang for buck price. Overall the design of the phone is not much impressing. I will say, poor. Because of no improvement. Its a phone with new feature in an old cover. If you are fond of using your phone in bathtub than Galaxy S5 will give you a better bath. Getting my point right? Overall the smartphone is of mixed rating. If you want to buy this overpriced phone than it is recommended to check it all  feature , pros and cons.

There is a big question:  Can galaxy s5 be a high seller in market? Lets see in few days.

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