The Galaxy S5 is Samsung’s latest flagship Smartphone for 2014, revealed at the company’s unpacked event in Barcelona on 24 February. It has a novel design, better camera, is dust and water resistant and comes packed with new features counting heart rate monitor and a fingerprint scanner.
So, what is the Galaxy S5 like? Whereas the S5 does not boast a metallic design as earlier rumored, it does come in four shimmery colors: Copper Gold, Electric Blue, Charcoal Black and Shimmer White. They each contain a perforated design, as well.
The S5 weighs 145g, and measures 142 by 72.5 by 8.1mm. That is in fact 15g heavier than the S4 and a bit thicker as well; however bear in mind its display is 0.1 inches larger.
One of the main cheers of the launch occasion came as Samsung disclosed that the S5 is IP67 dust & water resistant like the Sony Xperia Z collection, implying it ought to be more resilient.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 boasts a 5.1” Full HD display, 0.1 inches larger than its precursor. It is super AMOLED, and measures 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 has had a major power boost above its precursor, with a 2.5GHz Quad core processor in relation to the S4’s 1.9GHz chip. As anticipated, it runs Android 4.4.2 Kitkat.
One rumor that did confirm to be right was GS Marena’s forecast that the Galaxy S5 would include a 16Mp back-facing camera (in relation to the S4’s 13Mp camera) with enhanced image stabilization. It as well has a novel discriminating focus mode that acts somewhat like the opening on an SLR for depth of field effects, and quick auto-focus that Samsung states will allow you to focus your picture in below a third of a second – the highest ever for a Smartphone.
A HDR mode has been brought in as well and as well works for video.
The front-facing camera is the same 2Mp as the S4’s.
Samsung has provided the battery in the S5 a boost. The 2,800 mAh battery provides 12 hours of video playback, as said by the company.
Samsung’s Galaxy S5 boasts complete category 4 LTE connectivity, in addition to Wi-Fi MIMO (802.11ac). This is the initial Smartphone to ever boast such a combo. In addition, the latest Download Booster in the S5 implies you ought to be capable of downloading 1GB of data in 30 seconds, states Samsung. Download Booster employs a mixture of LTE and Wi-Fi to download data.