Samsung proves it's mastery at creating high end smartphones once again, with the launch of its latest device.
Beneath its Full HD AMOLED screen (measuring 5.1 inches), the new Galaxy S5 houses a speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, clocked at 2,5 GHz, making short work of onerous and otherwise slow tasks, applications and 3D games.
In terms of speed, data transfer rates are also blazing fast, with the introduction of Wi-Fi MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) 2x2, the 5th generation Wi-Fi standard; 802.11ac and not to forget LTE category 4 frequency support. In parallel, the Galaxy S5 allows simultaneous downloads on 4G Data and Wi-Fi connections, giving you the fastest download speeds wherever you are.
The new 16MP camera sensor offers upgraded functionality; such as lightning quick focussing (one third of a second) and an HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode, resulting in photographs with more natural lighting and colour at all times. One additional feature is Selective Focus; allowing for more receptive focussing and blurring of objects near or far.
Pedometer, Heart Rate Monitor, Calorie tracking and Fitness monitoring are all included in the latest S Health 3.0 update. Pairing the app (amongst others) with the Gear range of wearable devices lets you go further with personalising your workout.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the Samsung Galaxy S5 incorporates a fingerprint scanner, blocking all unwanted access to your device. Your finger also protects the data and information saved on the S5 as well as giving you the ability to make secure online payments through the medium of PayPal. If that wasn't enough, the Galaxy S5 is certified IP67, protecting your device from dust and making it waterproof (to a depth of 1m).
Please note: This is the EU version of the Samsung Galaxy S5, supplied with an EU plug and a UK AC adapter. The warranty is EU wide and valid.
|Standby time||Up to 390 h|
|Talk Time||Up to 21 h Music play Up to 67 h|
|Type||Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery|
|Features||1/2.6'' sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR|
|Primary Camera||16 MP|
|Secondary Camera||2 MP|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec.|
|Bluetooth||v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE, apt-X|
|USB||microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3 TV-out), USB Host|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3 - TouchWiz UI|
|Screen Size||5.1 inches|
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Misc||- Wireless charging (Qi-enabled) - market dependent - ANT+ support - S-Voice natural language commands and dictation - Smart stay, Smart pause, Smart scroll - Air gestures - Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage) - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic - MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player - MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player - Photo/video editor - Document viewer|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, gesture, UV, heart rate, SpO2|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 128 GB|
|Internal Memory||16 GB|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps (N910C)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801|
|CPU||Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400|
|Operating System||Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.0 (Lollipop)|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Colour||Charcoal Black, Copper Gold, Electric Blue, Shimmery White|
|Network||2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-G900F HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-G900A HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-G900M HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-G900T 4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - SM-G900F LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - SM-G900A LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - SM-G900M LTE 700/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 - SM-G900T|
|Sim Card||Micro Sim|