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Samsung Galaxy S5

Announced
Feb 24, 2014
Market status
Released
Release date
Mar 27, 2014

US carrier availability

Available: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Cricket, Boost Mobile
Discontinued: MetroPCS, Virgin Mobile

Pros

  • Big display (5.1 inches)
  • High-resolution display (1080 x 1920 pixels)
  • Extremely high pixel density screen, over 430ppi (432 ppi)
  • High-resolution camera (16 megapixels)
  • Quad core processor
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (via microUSB)
  • Water-resistant phone

Cons

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Description

With a 5.1" 1080p screen, 16 MP camera and 2 GB of RAM, the Galaxy S5 might not be the utmost specs beast that the Android world has to offer, but it comes with plenty of new features, both in comparison with its predecessor, the S4, and when measured up to the other flagships. The heart beat sensor, for instance, is unique for the Galaxy S5, while something like the Finger Scanner can also be observed on the iPhone 5s, but in a rather different implementation. Samsung also introduced two new launch colors, including Copper Gold, and a brand new perforated design for the rear cover. The addition of Snapdragon 801 chipset brings on LTE-A download speeds, and 4K video recording, to an already superb handset.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (5.0, 4.4.2) TouchWiz UI
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • 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 5.1 oz (144 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: plastic; Accents: metal
  • Keys:
    • Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust resistant
    • IP certified:
      • IP 67
  • Colors:
    • Black, Blue, White, Gold

DisplayPopupbenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 5.1 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.

    • 432 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 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup16 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
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):
      • 31 mm
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/2.6"
    • Pixel size:
      • 1.12 μm
    • Features:
      • Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital image stabilization, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus (Phase detection), Touch to focus, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Night mode, Scenes, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)
    • Recording format:
      • MPEG4, H.264
    • Features:
      • High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2.1 megapixels
    • Video capture:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)

Hardwarebenchmark

  • 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 801 MSM8974-AC
  • 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 400
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 330
  • 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 (Dual-channel) / LPDDR3
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Talk time:
    • 21.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (769 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 16.2 days (390 hours)
      the average is 18 days (436 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 21.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (888 min)
  • Music playback:
    • 67.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 13.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 2800 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion
  • Wireless charging:
    • Optional

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, Flash Video, MKV, WebM
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • Popup
      • Google Chrome
    • supports:
      • HTML, HTML5
  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • VoLTE:
    • Yes
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
  • 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
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • PopupUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • PopupCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Health management
  • Messaging:
    • PopupSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Push e-mail
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Hangouts / Google Talk, ChatON

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Attribute Protocol, Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile, Human Interface Device (HID), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Message Access Profile (MAP), Multi-Channel Adaptation Protocol, Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Scan Parameters Profile, Security Manager Protocol, Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
      • Dual antennas, MIMO
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
    • Wi-Fi Direct:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 3.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • HDMI:
      • via microUSB
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • NFC, MHL, ANT+, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation, Video recording
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Hall, Fingerprint (swipe), Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 24 Feb 2014
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This device is also known as Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A, Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T, Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900P, Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900V, Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900R4, Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition


Alternative variants

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

Samsung Galaxy S5 16GB


Differences:
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB

Samsung Galaxy S5

(with Exynos 5 Octa CPU)
Differences:
  • 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.

    • Exynos 5 Octa
  • 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.

    • 8-core, 2100 MHz

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A

(for AT&T)
Differences:
  • Talk time:
    • 29.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (769 min)
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
  • 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 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

      • 07 Mar 2014
      • FCC ID value:

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

        A3LSMG900A link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.50 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.64 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 0.64 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.28 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900V

(for Verizon)
Differences:
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.4.4)
  • Talk time:
    • 29.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (769 min)
  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 13), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz
  • Data:
    • EV-DO Rev.A
  • 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 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

      • 07 Mar 2014
      • FCC ID value:

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

        A3LSMG900V link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 1.07 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.54 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 0.96 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.47 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900P

(for Sprint)
Differences:
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.4.4)
  • Talk time:
    • 29.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (769 min)
  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 850 (band 26), 1900 (band 25) MHz
  • TDD LTE:
    • 2500 (band 41) MHz
  • Data:
    • EV-DO Rev.A
  • 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 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

      • 07 Mar 2014
      • FCC ID value:

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

        A3LSMG900P link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 1.06 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.01 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.09 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.37 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T

(for T-Mobile)
Differences:
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (5.1, 4.4.4)
  • Talk time:
    • 29.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (769 min)
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • 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 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

      • 07 Mar 2014
      • FCC ID value:

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

        A3LSMG900T link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.86 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.84 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.06 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.48 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900M

(for Vodafone)
Differences:
  • 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 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

      • 11 Mar 2014
      • FCC ID value:

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

        A3LSMG900M link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.78 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.94 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.09 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.58 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900R4

(for U.S. Cellular)
Differences:
  • Talk time:
    • 29.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (769 min)
  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 12), 700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2) MHz
  • Data:
    • EV-DO Rev.A
  • 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 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

      • 10 Mar 2014
      • FCC ID value:

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

        A3LSMG900R4 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.63 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.82 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 0.82 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.59 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900FD

(DUOS)
Differences:
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Multiple SIM cards:
      • 2 slots

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