Samsung Galaxy S5 specs review
142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm
5.11 oz (145 g)
146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm
5.75 oz (163 g)
138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm
5.04 oz (143 g)
136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm
4.59 oz (130 g)
Heart rate sensor and Finger Scanner
Processor and memory
First phone with Wi-Fi 2x2 MIMO
1. mobi_user (Posts: 105; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)
It seems that mobile industry is running out of innovations. And trying to put something which will be used once in a while. Not sure how many people will keep on rubbing their finger on the back to check there heart rate.
don't think "some song" guys have seen the Hulk movie. The guy had pretty good heart rate watch with beeper.
24. hellonerds (Posts: 138; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
This is not an iOS device. . This is android were customization is endless lol
28. mobi_user (Posts: 105; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)
Yes Andriod offers lots of customization. But when you look at the flagship phone of a company which is working in endless environment, to be something different, something more in meaningful terms.
16. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Would be nice to create a battery that can last 2 days with heavy use....but, people act like this is the worst phone in the history of Android - the overreactions to this phone's unveiling are a product of success and of media outlets such as phonearena...intelligence has been thrown out the window, as usual...
2. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 923; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
its not submerible,xperia still is a clear winner in terms of Water element.
5. linkage2424 (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
IP67 means it IS submersible under 15cm-3m of water for up to 30 minutes.
32. fireblade (Posts: 656; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
let's try it whether it can survive or not in the water
34. williamdroid (Posts: 125; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)
the Galaxy S5 is IP67-certified. The 6 means it's dust proof, while the 7 means it can be immersed in water (up to 1 meter) for 30 minutes. That's as waterproof as you can get on a smartphone nowadays.
Having said that, i like the Z2 better +1
3. linkage2424 (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
I'm still betting there will be some sort of premium/prime version announced. As I watched the announcement I kept thinking, "alright, when are they gonna say 'BUT WAIT!...check out the S5 Prime!'" I'm calling it right now. I could be wrong by all means, I'm just guessing too, but my instinct and (hopeful) anticipation tell me there's gotta be more.
4. Mube007 (Posts: 88; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)
Where is the man who designs s5 ? i just want to cut his dirty hands.this phone is like hell shame on u samsung
6. ocilfa (Posts: 332; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
I thought this might tempt me from my GSIII, but this phone looks more like the Samsung Galaxy S III(S) 2.
27. ocilfa (Posts: 332; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
A lot of people agreed that the GS4 was more like the GSIII(S), kind of like how the iphone's go, since it was just a small improvement. The GS5 isn't that big of a improvement from the 4.
8. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
I think instead of including something "new" they refined all of the issues people seem to have with their phones on a regular basis. Waterproof, making it faster all across the board, very very nice battery life, almost the same screen was fine before"a tad bit bigger",
17. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
they should had included a 3000mAH battery...
26. wesley. (Posts: 9; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
Yes, or more. Sony Z2 and LG G2 still look better to me with their 5.2" screens, bigger batteries and OIS cameras. Other than that of course the S5 is a really good upgrade, but putting it against its direct competition, it isn't class leading.
9. toink (unregistered)
The S5 makes the S4 look good. lol.
25. magnanimus (Posts: 260; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
This makes so much sense.
S4 is compact.
S4 with the S800 is almost on par with this.
S4 allows hovering with your finger which i personally like (acts like a mouse in the broswer).
S4 has more ppi.
And S4 doesnt have this ugly design with ginormous bezels. (dont like glossy plastic, add decals).
10. uchihakurtz (Posts: 231; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
The lack of OIS is major disappointment for me, recording 1080p without it is shaky like hell, imagine recording 4K in that. Compare this to LG and Nokia, the S5 is just a bit win in megapixels count.
13. phone5 (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
In my opinion there can't be anything more better in a smartphone than what Samsung has provided. IT is a good all round phone and I will definitely buy one. App developers will certainly take advantage of the additional sensors making the use of the phone more useful.
18. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
See, finally, a person with a voice of reason on phonearena with a semblance of intelligence....these companies could work on a better battery...
15. NoFanboy (Posts: 206; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)
The s5 seems like it's going backwards. Just look at the s4 and s5 side by side. On that note, where's the HTC One?
20. _Bone_ (Posts: 2106; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Cause y'all judge the book by the cover, the S5 will be the most underrated flagship. It has the fastest SoC available (beefier than the 2.3GHz SD801 on the Z2), faster RAM, theoretically much faster flash storage, 16MP ISOCELL sensor with fast lens and advanced ISP, and some cool features like the heart rate thing that comes handy for sports. HDR video in 4k and stuff lake that makes it a pretty incredible device.
22. linkage2424 (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
Agreed. People look at the numbers too much... bigger number doesn't mean better. I read about the ISOCELL tech - it's pretty cool, it'll bring some noticeable improvement to images taken with the S5. I was very happy with the S4 camera, and I'm betting this camera will top it. I also liked the screen size on the S4. 0.1" won't be much different in reality. Yeah, it doesn't have OIS but it has a digital version, so recording HD and even 4k video along with snapping 16mp pictures will end up fine. Digital image stabilization is *still* image stabilization. The .3 second focus? That's a huge improvement. So is the processor, literally will be the best of any smartphone, for a short while. Cpu speed is where a big number *does* count.
I'll probably end up getting this. Still holding on hope that there will be a premium version announced as well, though.
Edit: Forgot to mention, two of the features, after thinking about it, I really am looking forward to. The ultra power saving mode and the big one, IP67. I've always wished there was a way to save as much battery as possible for those occasions I'm about to run out while waiting for a call or something while not having a charger with me. It happens. Additionally, I live in the northwest - rain central. I always worry about using my phones in the rain! It'll be nice to have the peace of mind that water won't hurt it.
31. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
Sure, now go back in time a year and half and read most comments of the Android lovers who said everything is about the numbers.
29. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
I think the biggest reason why so many people bashing S5 is because there is so... many hype and over expectation about S5. Like QHD display, thin bezels in waterproof body, new and more premium design.
I think even with lower clockspeed Z2 will be able to outperform S5 in real life performance especialy when it comes to multitasking thanks to lighter Sony UI and 3GB of ram.
I really want to know real life performance of samsung so called ISOCELL sensor because they claims it will be better than conventional BSI sensor and i also want to know are ISOCELL sensor is good enough to beat Sony Exmore RS one of the most advance BSI sensor.
21. bluescreen (Posts: 154; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)
and this is the phone everyone has been waiting for? aside from being able to record video in 4k its not the impressive...they should have upgraded the ram to atleast 3gigs would have been kinda nice with the faster processor i think....finger print scanner is just another stupid idea to keep u from accessing ur own phone....the heart rate scanner really? whats that for, so u can find out how close to a heart attack u are when the phone locks up or u cant get past a level on a game? im glad i got the s4 for free!
23. Diego! (Posts: 503; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)
PhoneArena, I have one question. There won't be any Exynos international version after all? Only Qualcomm powered Galaxy S5?
30. Finest (Posts: 76; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)
Ill go for theZ2 over this. Bit disappointed just a bunch of gimmick features japan had this fingerprint scanner since 2012 specially Fujitsu phones.
35. ChafedBanana (Posts: 357; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
I was hoping so badly for optic image stabilization. Why didn't Samchung bring it? Why?!?!?!?