x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

phone

Samsung Galaxy S5 Remove phone

Posted: 24 Feb 2014
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, U.S. Cellular, Cricket, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile

Add phone to compare

Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (5.0, 4.4.2) TouchWiz UIAndroid (4.4.2, 4.2.2) TouchWiz Nature UX UI 
Dimensions5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)5.50 x 2.81 x 0.36 inches (139.7 x 71.3 x 9.1 mm) 
Weight5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
5.33 oz (151 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
RuggedWater, Dust resistantWater, Dust resistant 
IP certifiedIP 67IP 67 
Display
Physical size5.1 inches5.0 inches 
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 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 ppi443 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 AMOLEDTFT 
Screen-to-body ratio69.76 %68.29 % 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass) 
Camera
Camera16 megapixels8 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
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 size1/2.6"  
FeaturesAutofocus, Phase detection autofocus, Touch to focus, Manual focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Night mode, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer, Voice activationCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer, Voice activation 
Camcorder3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video calling, Video sharingVideo light 
Front-facing camera2.1 megapixels2 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 801 MSM8974-ACQualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T 
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 400Quad core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300 
Graphics processorAdreno 330Adreno 320 
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 RAM2048 MB RAM 
Built-in storage32 GB16 GB 
Maximum User Storage 11.25 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time21.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
 
Stand-by time16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
  
Talk time (3G)21.00 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
15.00 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 13.3 days (320 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
 
Stand-by time (4G) 12.1 days (290 hours)
the average is 23 days (551 h)
 
Capacity2800 mAh2600 mAh 
Wireless chargingOptional  
specifications continue after the ad
Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
BrowserGoogle Chrome  
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz 
DataLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIMYesYes 
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, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 3.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB charging 
HDMI via microUSB 
OtherNFC, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, InfraredNFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, Infrared 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Hall, Fingerprint ID, Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counterAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, Barometer 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Availability
Officially announced24 Feb 201405 Jun 2013 

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

Latest stories