Samsung infographic shows us how far the Samsung Galaxy S line has come

The fifth iteration of Samsung's flagship Android handset was announced Monday in Barcelona as you surely know. Waiting for the new Samsung Galaxy S model to be unveiled has become an annual event anticipated as much as the yearly updating of the Apple iPhone. And my, has Sammy's little boy become all grown up!

An infographic released on Tuesday by the Korean manufacturer shows how the Samsung Galaxy S line started with the OG phone sporting a 4 inch, Super AMOLED screen and powered by a 1GHz processor. The Samsung Galaxy S5 features a 5.1 inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, powered by a quad-core 2.5GHz CPU. Along the way, the rear-facing camera has gone from 5MP to 16MP while the battery inside the device has seen its capacity rise from 1500mAh to 2800mAh on the just unveiled unit.

As the infographic reminds us, it has been quite an evolutionary journey for Samsung's flagship Android handset over the last five years. And this year, the Samsung Galaxy S5 adds a fingerprint scanner, IP67 certification and a heart rate monitor. And whose pulse wouldn't quicken when holding this phone? We can't wait to see what the next five years brings.

source: Samsung via TalkAndroid, BGR



1. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

With the same progression, Galaxy S line will turn into the size of the Note... and Note will be huge :D

9. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Samsung logic: The higher number are better.

15. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

The problem is haters find a reason to complain both ways. Before the release all they were crying about was, why do we need 2k display for ? and now when samsung didn't put that in they're complaining S5 is not a worthy upgrade. Also, they've put in a lot of features apart from numbers. My favourite being Ultra power saving mode.

18. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I'm not a hater, I'm just dissapointed to Samsung. And that's only an opinion of mine. I also have one of their Galaxy product.

32. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Just like what you're doing with Sony, you keep complaining LOL

33. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I love Sony's Vaio and Walkman series and I respect'em for that (currently own Vaio Flip and Walkman nwz580) But they always manage to fk up their phones for some reason with either the bezels or display. Being said that Z2 is looking pretty promising as it addresses both my problems except updates. Will wait for DisplayMate's review tho

34. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I don't hate Samsung. I think they make great phones. But it's just funny to see the size progression :P I'm sure SGS line will stop getting bigger within the next few years and stay there. Samsung doesn't seem to bring much of fire power this MWC and a lot of people are disappointed, but no one realize we are at the point that new features are hard to come up with. All new phones are so powerful now and with tons of features, it's a great time to go back to improve the existing features and build of the phones. At the end of the day, most people just want a phone and not a computer.

36. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Exactly what I've been saying since yesterday. +1

13. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

They'll rename their TV line to Note.

22. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

We will use tables size galaxy s lines. Soon

43. g2a5b0e unregistered

The irony here is that people keep saying dumb things like this, but LG's G & Pro lines have bigger screens than the S & Note lines. Sony's lines are bigger as well, yet I don't hear anyone making those same comments. Find a better reason to hate because the one you're currently using makes no sense.

2. ryan5609

Posts: 107; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

My overall impression of the GSV. In the immortal words of that horse from Ren & Stimpy "No sir, I dont like it."

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

The Galaxy S2 still have the best design in the Galaxy S line. I'm disappointed that Samsung screwed the design on the Galaxy S5, that back is just ugly.

5. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I agree with you, still the S2 design is nothing spectacular. The Wave I, II, and III is the best Samsung design so far, it can even rival the iPhone(4 & above) in terms of design and build quality.

16. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yeah, the Wave I, II and III are beautiful, so is the S2. Samsung needs to hire a new designer, their design is getting worse.

19. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh, and did Samsung fired the designer who designed the Wave series and the S2? If they didn't, the design can't be getting worse right now.

25. aksa123

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Agree, the designs on wave series are much better than current galaxy s series.

20. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Double post...sorry.

41. Solun

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Absolutely agreed, I actually bought the Wave because I loved how it looks although it didn't have really interesting operating system but still I had to choose between Galaxy Ace with Android and Samsung Wave with bada so if you look those up, the choice from the design point was obvious (every other phone looked like Ace that time). What I don't get is why Samsung abandoned that OS, it was brilliant at the beginning.

8. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Samsung motto for its design. COPY AND PASTE :D

4. Sauce unregistered

Give us a review on the terriblly designed fingerprint sensor. I heard it's trash, and is near impossible to use it with one hand.

6. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

I'm quite underwhelmed with S5. Except for water resistance which I like but overall not much to like. I hope that Samsung fixed the pathetic audio chip of the S3 and S4. They always put their best audio chip in the Note series.

23. adjou

Posts: 106; Member since: Jul 06, 2010

Before MWC 2014, most people on water resistances phones: "Water resistance is useless, it's not like you are going to drop your phone in the toilet on purpose!! :S" After MWC 2014, : "OMG, WATER RESISTANCE IS LIKE THE BEST THING EVER, MUST BUY GALAXY S5NOWWWW." Really...

27. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

It is a nice feature. For almost 4 months now I've wrapping my LG Optimus G Pro in Ziploc baggies when mountain biking. The thing that pisses me most is that it took a long time for waterproofing mainstream while Japan is enjoying their WATERPROOF(not water resistant but the real deal) phones for more than a decade.

28. sumwhatrediculous

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

I live in the nations capitol and I don't agree I lost 2 gs3's to thunderstorms water one still worked but water damage voided the warrantee

42. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Actually that's not the reason why the audio chip in the 3 and 4 are bad, it's because of the CPU that's used. Only the Exynos SOC has the Wolfson DAC, while the Snapdragon SOCs don't, which I believe is a Yamaha DAC. Even my old GS1 Epic 4G and Nexus S 4G had the Wolfson DAC.

7. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

shows us how far the Samsung Galaxy S line has come to an end

11. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I will be as far as the distance between galaxies.

10. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Good try Sammy get these dummies money

12. michelhn

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

I guess the S3 is most beautiful among them, in terms of design.

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