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Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A

Posted
Jun 18, 2014
Market status
Released

Pros

  • Extremely high pixel density screen, over 430ppi (576 ppi)
  • High-resolution camera (16 megapixels)
  • Lots of RAM (3072 GB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • Water-resistant phone

Cons

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Description

The Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A, which was announced shortly after the standard Galaxy S5, is the currently most hardware-packed device. The S5 LTE-A makes use of a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with the whopping 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution. Powering the monstrous IP67-rated (dust- and water-resistant) phone is the very latest flagship chipset from Qualcomm - the 2.5GHz, quad-core Snapdragon 805 with an Adreno 420 GPU, along with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The rest of the specifications overlap completely with what the Galaxy S5 has to offer - a 16-megapixel ISOCELL camera, a fingerprint sensor, a heartbeat monitor, and a 2,800 mAh battery. Finally, the phone will be available only in Korea.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (4.4.2), TouchWiz UI
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.11 oz (145 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: plastic
  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (swipe)
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust resistant
    • IP certified:
      • IP 67
  • Colors:
    • Black, Blue, Red, White, Gold

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 5.1 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 576 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • Super AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 69.76 %
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 16 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.2
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/2.6"
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus (Phase detection), Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
    • Software Features:
      • Manual focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Digital image stabilization
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2.1 megapixels

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

      • Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 450
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 420
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 3072 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 2800 mAh
  • User replaceable:
    • Yes

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA (unspecified), UMTS
  • VoLTE:
    • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band, ac
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 3.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, ANT+, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Hall, , Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • Yes

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 08 Aug 2014
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMG901F link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.58 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.77 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.10 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.29 W/kg

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Samsung SM-G901F


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A SM-G901F

(for Europe)

differences:

  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (swipe)
  • Physical size:
    • 5.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 424 ppi
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 2048 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 08 Aug 2014
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMG901F link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.58 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.77 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.10 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.29 W/kg

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


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