More Galaxy S5 photo and video samples appear in a short review

More Galaxy S5 photo and video samples appear in a short review
A short review of the Galaxy S5's abilities has popped up, presumably from a retail unit, and it is showing us a more complete look at the camera prowess of the handset. There are shots outdoors, in low-light, at night, macros, and even HDR on/off comparison. 

The extra features of the new, flatter TouchWiz interface, that arrives with the S5, are also briefly discussed, and found to be mostly useful. Samsung didn't go all out with the "S"-branded functions this time, but rather boiled it down to a few very useful features, like its Download Booster, or the Ultra power saving mode. Another thing that got mentioned with aplomb, was battery life, but no actual tests have been made, just anecdotal evidence that the phone still had "a good chunk of life left" at the end of the day, despite the review tortures.

Check out the design and interface shots, as well as a set of real-life photo and video samples from the 16 MP camera on the back of the Galaxy S5, and tell us what you think of them.

source: Recombu

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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. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yaay ! Its Oxford St. :) 4k is awesome though and that ISOCELL is really doing a good job at in HDR.

16. Ashoaib

Posts: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Picture n colors are very fine... love the fine details

22. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Photo 4: its's not the Dudden Hill, it's the downhill of Samsung. It's huge, ugliest ever, with needles specs like the heart rate sensor instead of a needed one like dual flash. Photo 11: the round building looks so distorted, like egg shaped, and it's not even in the corner of the photo. Same in 10. I love HDR though! I 'll wait the comparison with Z2 and All New One


Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

with knowing the initial reports , Surely S5 will sell well maybe record breaking as usual sammy flagship ! :)

26. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I mean Samsung is the only OEM besides Apple that can dell more than 10+ million of their flagship devices.

40. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

i bet it sells less than s4 and s3

25. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Looks like it take nice pics shame the phone looks UGLY as Hell!

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Pics are awesome. And I liked the new icons and colors of Touchwiz UI.

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Ikr. Changes are very subtle but definitely got rid of that cartoony look. Also all the reviewers reported the lag is virtually gone and is incredibly smooth.

19. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Yeah .. icons are much better than before .. The new flatter look on those icons really looking great .. And judging from the hands-on videos .. it looks like the TouchWiz is quite optimized for performance (still feel, it needs even more optimizations) ..

3. euklidis

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

really? png? So they are not straight out of the camera! i'll pass

7. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

thats true, all they had to do as hit upload lols

4. sammyfan

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

The GS5 would wow! let is come to stores!

6. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

If only the frame of the phone was made from real metal and not the "chromed" plastic, it would made a world of difference..and I would actually really like it

8. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

im pretty sure someone will make one, and you can buy it if u really want it. hell if this was gona be my phone, i might do it. but i think im watin on ths sony Z2 :-D !!!!

9. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Samsung is the only Android mobile manufacturing company that's really bringing quality to the specs on their phone, as opposed to just specs at this point.

12. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

They've really worked on customer feedbacks. Gimmicks are gone. Battery life is improved. Ultra Power Saving mode + 200mah more + Lucid Logic tech. Low light photography is improved by ISOCELL tech. S-lag. Of all the reviews I've seen the UI seems super smooth. Tuchwiz's cartoony look is addressed with subtle changes. 500 nits bright AMOLED display is almost on par with LCDs Slippery back issue is addressed with purforated cover. Whereas, Xperia Z2 is just Z1 on steriods. Nothing new tech just the usual specs bump.

27. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Don't forget the Note 3 is able to have a peak brightness setting of 667 according to Display Mate (loving the 4.4 update. Smooth, fluid, and better battery life!) back in November. Can't wait until April 11th.

35. MrTzr unregistered

"Whereas, Xperia Z2 is just Z1 on steriods. Nothing new tech just the usual specs bump." Z2: TFT IPS screen, dual speakers, noise cancelling headphones, 120 fps slow-motion, 4k, 3GB RAM, better screen/bezel ratio, slimmer and a 3200 mAh battery with a more power efficient screen. Nice improvements if you aks me. Both like S5 and Z2, but I think the Z2 will replace my Z.

36. Ishmeet

Posts: 111; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

Agreed. Samsung has really listened this time to their customers. Battery life was already good, but they made it better. Plus, the improved camera and better screen tech. Also, those complaining about lag,I never even saw it even on my Note 2. And above that, it is fairly written that power saving mode reduces screen framerate to save battery, why complain about lag when one can't even read properly. And yes, the most important, slippery back.....that's the only thing I don't like about my phone, Glad they did away with that design. S5 really is the next beast

10. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I can't believe am saying this. TW is looking so super cool. With the right wallpaper and 500nits of brightness. Using this phone will be awesome. Can't wait to have the update on my note 3. Damn Sammy. They upgrade exactly what needed to be upgraded about the s4.

28. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You're going to LOVE the KitKat update. Better battery life, smoother animations (as if they weren't smooth already) more fluidity, better RAM management and welcomed changes I'm the settings.

11. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

A 500 nits/cm AMOLED screen might look comparatively bright or brighter than a 600 nit LCD in sunlight because AMOLED is naturally less reflective. For me personally, the only thing killing me on Samsung's AMOLED display technology was the maximum brightness output. The S5 seems to solve this problem

21. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Have you tried S4 or Note 3? Apart when watching movies, I NEVER use the max brightness on my Note 3 indoors hurts the eyes. So I keep it below 50% brightness for huge majority of the time.

31. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Same here, not just amoled but even my TV and nexus 7, my eyes just feel very tired when it's at max brightness and because of the deep blacks of amoled the colours seem much brighter. I just leave all my devices on auto, I feel for me it gets that brightness about right though in the dark I have to use a app dimmer because even the lowest brightness then sometimes strains my eyes.

13. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Shame they didn't put ois on the camera. Would have made it perfect with the new phase/contrast focus, 801 processor and 16mp sensor :-(

24. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It is hard for them to use OIS because they sell too many phones, they would need at least 10million ready for launch

14. yudi.nemesis unregistered

I really want to know what isocell can do, but according to Recombu there is nothing groundbreaking about it.

20. ph00ny

Posts: 2051; Member since: May 26, 2011

Mobile review has a few sample pics posted and I thought it was pretty impressive. New focus and her capability really shined

30. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Those sample pics does look pretty good, but it seems there is no big improvements over the S4 and Note 3 just like what recombu said in their review. "Samsung has upgraded the Galaxy S5’s camera to 16-megapixels, compared with the Galaxy S4’s 13-megapixel snapper, but we didn’t notice (or particularly expect) a huge leap in picture quality. The Galaxy S5 still produces crisp, detailed photos with realistic colours, in almost all lighting conditions. Evening and low-light shots are a little less noisy now, but they still don’t hold a candle to Sony’s Xperia handsets; which are the best at snapping bright, sharp photos in gloomy conditions."

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