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Samsung Galaxy S5 Review  

LiLing KimReviewed By: Rating: ★★★★¾ (4.75) Updated On: Aug 27, 2014

Many buyers want a single computing gizmo that can work as a computer, camera, mobile phone, and web browser. So, the mobile computing device must be made with a robust processing technology.Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

The premium brand, Samsung Galazy S5 has top notch utilities and technologies. Naturally, it is costly – marked at $650. It must offer true-to-life images and ensure effortless communication. Samsung Galaxy S5 is one such useful product which can serve all this and much more. Let’s check how handy this smartphone is in reality.

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The rectangular chic smartphone measures (5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32) inches in dimension. It has angular ends and perfectly fits in the palm. Buyers can choose a variety of colors, such as black, shiny white, blue, and gold. The smartphone is lightweight too (145 gram).

The interface of this gizmo is the latest Android OS – 4.4.2 KitKat. The impressive 5.1-inch capacitive touchscreen is worth a look. Protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 3 technology, the glass is strong and cannot be marked or scratched. It is also able to absorb external shocks, falls, and pressures. The multi-touch screen is highly sensitive and takes different command gestures from the user. Samsung Galaxy 5S is also equipped with the company’s own front-end touch interface which gives the users far more freedom to executive touch programs.

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Created by the super Amoled technology, the display is quite efficient in picking up low intensity lights. It also consumes less power to perform than other displays found in the market. The screen absorbs more light – displaying bright images with high contrasts. The screen has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It supports 16M colors. The pixel density is remarkably posted at 432 ppi.

Internal Specs

The premium model from Samsung Galaxy has a Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chipset that is noted for taking low power yet performing uninterrupted work. The quad-core Krait 400 processor ensures that the speed reaches 2.5GHz or more. The processing unit is managed by an octa core.

As the gizmo functions as a digital camera and web browser, it is equipped with a dedicated Graphical Processing Unit (GPU). The Adreno 330 graphics card is good enough to churn HD movies and realistic images. There is also a 2GB internal memory. The storage capacity is also noticeably high at 16GB. As the smartphone has a microSD memory card slot, it can store to 128GB data extra. The mobile phone is compatible with Java MIDP emulator and GPS utility.

Battery Life

The removable rechargeable battery has 2800mAh capacity. It offers a talk time of 21 hours and 20 minutes. During standby, the battery is up for 280 minutes. Web browsing can be done continuously on battery for 9 hours and 36 minutes. In case the video playback is played, the battery runs out in 11 hours.


The HD 16 megapixels camera is highly sophisticated enough to provide bright, detailed, and naturally colored images. There is an option to preview the image in real time in natural light. The HDR mode does just this. So, at a resolution of 5312 x 2988 pixels, the images are realistic. The camera has the option for fast autofocus and phase detection autofocus capabilities. This ensures that the videos or images are distinct.

Equipped with LED flash, the camera also has a 1/2.6-inch sensor with 1.12µm pixel size. Users can make use of dual shot and simultaneous shoot maximum 1080p video and record an image. The camera can touch focus and geo tag. The images can be subjected to face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR, and selective focus. Video recording is done at 30 frames per second (fps) and offers a resolution of 2160p. The 2MP front camera records video at 30fps and provides a resolution of 1080p.


The smartphone with 4G compatibility can pick signals, such as LTE 800, 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100, or 2600 under SM-G900F, LTE 700, 850, 1700, 1900, 2100, or 2600 under SM-G900M, LTE 700, 850, 1700 , 1900, 2100, or 2600 under SM-G900A, and LTE 700, 850, 1700 , 1900, 2100, or 2600 under SM-G900T. The users will be able to connect wirelessly through Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac bandwidth. The smartphone is compatible wit hWi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, Bluetooth and dual-band .

The gizmo is protected from prying eyes through its Fingerprint sensor. This utility has been endorsed by none other than PayPal. The handset is water and dust resistant. It has been certified by IP67. There is NFC, infrared port, USB, gyro sensor and more in the mobile phone.

Review Overall

Highly Recommended
Summary: A high-end smartphone with the latest technologies and long battery life is useful multi-purpose computing gizmo indeed. Although a little pricey, it is a handy entertainment gadget you can get.
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