Samsung Galaxy S5 Revealed: Specs & Features
Feb 24,2014 0 Comments
Samsung has finally unveiled its much awaited Galaxy S5. The phone was revealed in the Unpacked event in Barcelona today, along with Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear fit. Galaxy S5 features ton of new features but the design has not been changed much.
Let’s take a look at the quick specs sheet first:
- Size: 142 x 72.5 x 8.1
- Weight: 145g
- 5.1-inch FHD Super AMOLED display (1920 x 1080 resolution)
- 2.5GHz quad-core processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 16/32GB of memory
- microSD support up to 64GB
- 16-megapixel camera with UHD 4K video recording at 30fps and various software features
- 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera
- LTE Cat 4 (150/50Mbps) support
- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80 MIMO (2×2) Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 4.0 BLE/ANT_
- 2800mAh battery
- IP67 Dust and Water Resistant
- Fingerprint scanner
- Heart rate sensor
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box with features like Ultra Power Saving Mode, Download Booster, S Health 3.0, Quick Connect, Private Mode, Kids Mode and more.
Let’s check out the Galaxy S5 features in details now.
Design and Display
The Samsung Galaxy S5 was rumored to have the metallic body has come true as the S5 features a metallic body with dotted design on the back side. The Samsung has tried to put more solidity and quality of their phones using the metal this time, which is available in colors like black, while, blue and copper.
The Galaxy S5 has the slightly bigger than 5.1 inches AMOLED screen which has the HD 2550×1450 pixels of resolution. This technology is same as it was in Galaxy S4 and has a super sensitive touch.
The Galaxy S5 also features the new version of its TouchWiz, which is quite a combination of android and windows.
The Galaxy S5 is truly a beast if we talk about the power of this smart phone. The Galaxy S5 will feature the latest android KitKat 4.4.2 version with Quad-Core Snapdragon 805 processor @ 2.5GHz. To support the smoother functionality of the apps it has 2 GB RAM, which is more than enough to run any app without glitches.
One more thing that Galaxy S5 doesn’t have from the rumors is a 64 bit processor, which I think is going to be the part of the bright Samsung future.
Camera and Memory
The Galaxy S5 has mighty 16 MP rear camera with LED flash and latest HDR mode to capture your moments in an epic way. One special thing about the Galaxy S5’s camera is that with the click sound it will capture the 2 images with ultra fast autofocus of 0.3 seconds.
One image will emphasize on the subject and the 2nd one will get the background in focus. Now, that’s going to be very interesting to get one image from two different angles. It also features a 2.1 MP front camera for the video calling and self clicking purpose.
On the memory front, the galaxy S5 has two versions with 16 and 32 GB of internal memory; both of them can be expanded up to the maximum internal memory of 64 GB using the MicroSD card.
Smart Features and Battery
The Galaxy S5 has some astonishing features which truly make this phone a milestone for the other mobile manufacturing companies. The much talked ‘fingerprint scanner’ is here which will protect your phone in three important ways.
- Swift locking and Unlocking of phone.
- Online payments using PayPal.
- Protection of files and documents while using the phone in private mode.
Another important feature is the waterproof technology of Galaxy S5. The trailer of unpacked event showed the word ‘wet’ which now tells us that the Galaxy S5 can remain unaffected under water for 30 minutes.
On the connectivity front, Galaxy S5 has the LTE support as well as the latest Wi-Fi 802.11ac with download booster, which will surely light up the data speed on your phone.
The Galaxy S5 has a powerful 2800 mAh battery to keep the beast on for the most of the time during complete day. The Samsung has claimed that this battery will give 21 hours of talk time. Well, if that is the case, then I’m sure that there won’t be any irritating battery hassles.
Galaxy S5 price and release date:
Samsung announced that Galaxy S5 along with 2 new versions of Galaxy Gear will be released in more than 150 countries on 11 April, 2014. All the major US carriers have announced that they will be making the Galaxy S5 available. Some are even taking pre-orders. Samsung has not revealed the price of the phone yet. It will be announced in the coming weeks. But expect it to be anywhere around $600-$700 without contract.
The Galaxy S5 has turned out to be a total marvel of the smartphone world. The companies like Apple, HTC, Sony and others now really have to put their sleeves on if they want to come close and win over this Galaxy S5 smartphone.