Exhaustive Galaxy S5 design and interface video reviews appear, plus comparisons with the S4 and iPhone 5s

Exhaustive Galaxy S5 design and interface video reviews appear, plus comparisons with the S4 and iPhone 5s
Samsung announced the Galaxy S5 earlier than usual this year, at the MWC expo in Barcelona. Availability of the handset, however, is left for April, as usual. That leaves about six weeks between the announcement, and the actual release date, and that time has been used for a couple of early reviews of the handset. We already saw one with a few camera and video samples from the Galaxy S5, and now we get more, in video format this time.

Russian mobile tech analyst Eldar Murtazin has uploaded a series of video reviews with the Galaxy S5, which cover in-depth almost everything about the handset - from its design, to its features. He also posted a thorough walkthrough of the interface, complete with a boatload of screenshots of the new TouchWiz. Unfortunately, it is all in Russian, but you still get a pretty good overview of what the handset looks and feels like, plus there are comparisons with the Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5s, so check out the series below.

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. limporgyuk

Posts: 375; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Theres more chance of me buying a Nokia 3330 than buying the S5

6. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

This is just the begining. Now wait for GS5 mini, GS5 neo, GS5 lite, GS5 super advance, GS5 paneer butter masala etc..

9. umerkhan

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

MAN Paneer,Butter,Masala!!i'm tempted..Like iT..

14. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011


23. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

OMG who the Christ would wana buy this S5,,,,? Not me! Where is the promised Arm Cortex Exynos 5420 with 64Bit, and 3Gb Ram? Surely this is the year for A15, and not Snapdragons 2011 Arm Cortex A9 mixed,,,,? Where's the Aluminium and stainless steel with sapphire glass? Why copy Aples iPhone when Samsung was pushing the spec boundaries 2years ago,,,? What a horrible hideous looking design. Take a look at Sonys Nokia L925 and oPpo designs, it looks sexy! But this, yuck! Ole wait for the S6

2. tejassrinivasan24

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

Why are you(PhoneArena) are favoring the Samsung Galaxy S5 ( More like Advertizing) in the website, even when this edition lacks the modern Evolution language, Also you guys named it the Best Phone release at MWC 2014 LOL, for having innovative Stuff

7. docxx

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

well Samsung events are nice and flattering they still want to be part of it..

10. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

So according to you if you dont like a device a tech site that has millions of users who actually like samsung phones shouldn't get any info or reviews? I dont like samsung designs either but that doesnt mean I dont want to see or read news about them.

22. tejassrinivasan24

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

I didn't say I hate Samsung, I own a Samsung s4, have no problems with it now, but having seen a HTC one and the Sony xperia z1 in my family, and the new ones they are coming up with, the Samsung s5 doesn't really wins hearts, if you still follow the Samsung s5, , you're just as same as any blind followers just like iPhone 4s/5 follow up video by Mattias

3. ysk79

Posts: 39; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Thanks Samsung for shortening my list of prospective mobile phones..crossing out s5

4. ArmanZekavat

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

iphone 5s is the best in the world. comparing with this damn break is a Insult to iphone 5s

11. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Stfu kid..

21. verty

Posts: 132; Member since: May 07, 2012

BullS..t. Iphone 5 does not even compare. That phone is so close to being a toy. Let the real men(who use S5) stand up!!!Arman take a Seat and watch the real guyz party with the S5.

24. applesucker

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

best? hahaha what makes it best? touchID? its fake how about the body? well its made in tin can aluminum that users are so pissed about the scratches that they're desperate to find otterbox, spigen to save their iphones

5. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

If I would need to pick one phone of four in first video I would take S4 black edition. If there will be S5 black edition I will consider it. Still don't like bigger dimensions and gimmick heart rate sensor. I would like dual tone led flash instead.

8. Dthawk

Posts: 42; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Wow it's uglier than I thought. The black S4 looks very sleek with the faux leather.

12. machello

Posts: 35; Member since: May 03, 2013

Just buy an Iphone 5S.

13. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Eww now we will see black and white displays in 2014 just for power saving

15. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

He said, look is a hoax, they all look alike, and even made of the same plastic. The specs are not real, Sam just lied and cheated. However, the camera is improved, and I can film movies in HD, so you can see, online in America.

16. docxx

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

it don't see how this can be weatherproof with this kind of removable plastic cover. probably the first tests will prove that it should be called T5 (T like Titanic)

17. Ishmeet

Posts: 111; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

Not the phone entirely, but the new ui seems quite better as compared to earlier iterations. And finally, an option to remove that homescreen scrolling animation,don't get me wrong on this but I never liked that cubein animation, except for the first few days, after which, it looked kinda annoying in my opinion, no animation while scrolling feels much snappier. Also, the toggles in notification shade looked kinda different than the ones shown in MWC announcement. And I actually like these new ones, as compared to the circles.

18. cai4651

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 09, 2014

Looking at the new S4 Black Edition i think that Samsung would sell backcovers with faux-leather ...So maybe if this cover looks bad they will give us the chance to change it . its only a cover how much could it cost? BTW the Iphone 5S looks like a toy besides the s5 and even s4 , HTC ONE , Z1, Z2, Lg g2 and so on ....

19. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

meh.... xperia z2 is better

25. GTX_Ti unregistered

In fact, a lot better

20. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

@19 nice trick for getting upvotes on every article. lol fanboyism at its best.

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