Verizon reminds customers that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is coming, compares it to the S4 and S III

Just in case some of its customers didn’t know, Verizon today reaffirmed that it would launch Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smartphone. While the carrier didn’t say exactly when it will start selling the handset, this is probably going to happen on April 11.

Until then, Verizon wanted to present the differences between the new S5 and the Galaxy S4 and S III models in a post over at its Insider's Guide blog. Of course, for that you should also check out our Galaxy S5 vs. Galaxy S4 post from MWC 2014.

Verizon points out that the S5 comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat, a larger display (5.1-inch, 1080p), a larger battery (2,800 mAh), a new 16MP rear camera, heart rate monitor, S Health, and other novelties - all in a dust- and water-resistant case. For now, Verizon is showing only the white and black variants of the S5, but that doesn't necessarily mean it won't have other colors (like blue or gold) in its lineup.

We still don’t know how much the Samsung Galaxy S5 will cost in the US. In any case, not more than $200 on contract is probably a good guess.  

source: Verizon

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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. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

no thanks....

2. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Such an ugly phone,it hurts my eyes.

7. maherk

Posts: 6966; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

then do your eyes a favor and stop trolling on every S5 article. Jeez!!


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

It's not the phone; stop looking in the mirror.

3. papss unregistered

I like the back in white for some reason.. Its that front that I'm bored with.

4. Razrman

Posts: 100; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

You are right, is the only color that I don't think it looks so awful, maybe a black model as well.

6. engineer-1701d unregistered

whats because the white is harder to see the bandaid holes lol so disgusted with this phone am leaving samsung for another in the next few weeks

8. Razrman

Posts: 100; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Lol, so what are you getting? S5 in gold? :-p

10. maherk

Posts: 6966; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

make sure you close the door tight when leaving. Samsung has been producing "ugly" phones for the past 3 years and they are kicking every oem's butt when it comes to sales, so your trolls mean nothing to them.

5. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I am just over Samsung...think I will wait for the G3.....

9. Razrman

Posts: 100; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I'm waiting for the Note 4.

11. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Note 4 will probably have a fake leather, band aid rear.

12. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Not more than $200 on contract is probably a good guess? $299 on contract is a better guess.

13. aries.phills

Posts: 161; Member since: May 17, 2011

Guess I am the only dude here that will eventually buy this phone. Awesome!!! No wait! The phone will still outsell iphones, G2, G3, Z2, and other flagships out there. ouch! That hurts.

18. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

You're right, except for maybe the iPhones.

16. bluescreen

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

i'll stick with my s4 until bestbuy offers this up for free on black friday and if they dont well i didnt really need a new phone that bad then lol

17. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Lol, this phone isn't ugly. And I don't see what's so bad about it either. If it's not to your taste, that's fine, but many of you trolls like to vehemently remind us that you hate Samsung so much. But guess what? We don't care, the 10s of millions of people that buy this each year, don't care; Samsung doesn't care because they're making more money than any of your beloved OEMs - who don't care about you either lol. The likes of Sony, HTC, Microsoft and such would rather be making more money than acknowledge random and obnoxious praise from a minuscule user base of people that are so insignificant to their bottom line lol.

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