Samsung Galaxy S5: all the new features

Samsung Galaxy S5: all the new features
Samsung's 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 heartbeat 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 took the path of adding distinct functionalities, rather than shooting for superlatives like the "most", "highest", or "largest". If you want to quickly browse through all of the new features that come with the Galaxy S5, you need to look no further than the slideshow below, where we recap everything that sets the phone apart.

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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)

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96 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I think they were mostly focusing on the UX.

4. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Yep, And they want to make people ready for Tizen.

18. jcdz89

Posts: 78; Member since: Mar 01, 2013

Tizen no thanx. touchwiz enough.

37. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

trust me u wont kno the difference it will be like a new touchwiz....

60. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

looks like a band-aid

65. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

NO, stop that, don't you go insulting band-aids like that. And they didn't focus on UX it just looks like they want to have a transition to Tizen so people can't tell the difference when they do switch. For that they seem to be dropping the ball hard. This year hopefully people will diverge out to other Android manufacturers and force these idiots at Samsung to up their game. Now I patiently await the other companies that haven't released their information yet.

72. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Because they inspired from band-aid. It's more related to human, if someone hurt take s5 and put on instead of band-aid.

2. SuperEd

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Wow...this phone reminds me of a Taurus. Or better yet, a Camry.

15. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

More like a Corolla...

16. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

The design ruined this phone. Hardware wise, fantastic, but it looks like Note 3, GS2 and N7 2012 somehow had a baby. Sry SS, I'll keep my boss Note 3.

56. DAMONORIBELLO

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

In what world do you live in where the Galaxy S phones were ever better than the current Note?

3. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I would gladly pick the stitch design over this one. Its so yuck. What the heck samsung, this isn't 2012. (Nexus 7 design)

25. SleepingOz unregistered

That's the funny thing actually, I do like the back cover of the S5. lol

66. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Between this, the S4 and S3, S3 with its brushed paint look was the best. Denim was okay, and band-aidish here is just retarded.

76. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

It is the same back cover of the cheap previous Nexus 7. What did you expect?

5. maherk

Posts: 7011; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

13 new features and trolls still disappointed. Sony adds 1gb of ram and suddenly the Z1s2 is the king. Bunch of hypocrites.

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

My favorite comment of the day.

22. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I think that the design took all the attention. While I'm not gonna buy one, I think that this device is fantastic (looks=meh, everything else awesome).

30. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Are you talking about the S5 or Z2?

43. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

S5. .

47. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I think it's a great phone overall.

97. RuiBacelar

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Of course it's a good phone overhall but not much different from S4 dispite the 1 year time lapse, as the Z2 is somewhat more inovative than Z1 and 6 months time lapse.

36. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Actually, the display is twice as better, and the chipset is newer, as well as the speakers and the 4K recording Other than that, truly agreed.

53. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Display is the same, ever so slightly different chipset. They just added a 2 after the Z along with 4K video recording a speakers.

94. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

The display CAN BE SEEN from more than a single angle,smurf. the Z1's display was terrible when it comes to viewing angles,and even when both are side by side,straight viewing,the z1 in fact looks washed out About the chipset,it is indeed better,but in reality its already fast enough for all the major tasks and gaming. Z1's speaker: is it on? Z2's speaker: oh! it works pretty well (theorically) So this one should be the original Z1,because all the major flaws were corrected.

39. rkoforever90

Posts: 475; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

sony z2 has some additional features s5 which are useful while other than power saving mode rest of s5 features are total waste

58. maherk

Posts: 7011; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Can you name some of the "useful" features?

62. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm waiting too.

71. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Sony didnt add Touchwiz. Thats a useful feature.

54. hurrycanger

Posts: 1773; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

+1 When Sony makes a phone with 2gb of ram: "It's already enough. Who the hell needs 3gb of ram on a phone anyway?" Now when Samsung does it: "Samsuck fails. The Sony Z2 is way better with 3gb of ram."

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