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Samsung Galaxy S5

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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

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Design
Device typeSmart phone  
OSAndroid (4.4.2) TouchWiz UI  
Form factorCandybar  
Dimensions5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1)  
Weight5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  
Side KeysLeft: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key  
RuggedWater, Dust resistant  
IP certifiedIP 67  
ColorsBlack, Blue, White, Gold  
Display
Physical size5.1 inches  
Resolution1080 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  
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touch  
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)  
Camera
Camera16 megapixels  
FlashLED  
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 size1/2.6"  
FeaturesAutofocus, Phase detection autofocus, Touch to focus, Manual focus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)  
Camcorder3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps)  
Recording formatMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV  
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)  
Front-facing camera2.1 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 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 processorAdreno 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 storage32 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB  
Battery
Talk time21.00 hours
the average is 12 h (740 min)
  
Stand-by time16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
  
Capacity2800 mAh  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback  
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI  
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, Flash Video, MKV, WebM  
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker  
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
BrowserGoogle Chrome  
supportsHTML, HTML5  
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+  
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
DataLTE Cat4 Downlink 150 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS  
Global RoamingYes  
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  
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation  
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID  
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Calculator, Health management  
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input  
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Push e-mail  
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google Talk  
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.0  
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, ac  
Dual antennas, MIMO  
Mobile hotspotYes  
Wi-Fi DirectYes  
USBUSB 3.0  
ConnectormicroUSB  
FeaturesMass storage device, USB charging  
Headphones connector3.5mm  
Charging connectormicroUSB  
OtherNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, Infrared  
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Hall, Fingerprint ID, Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording  
Availability
Officially announced24 Feb 2014  

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