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Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, U.S. Cellular, Cricket, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile

Pros

  • Water-resistant phone
  • Lightweight phone
  • High-resolution camera (16 megapixels)

Cons

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Description

With a 5.1" 1080p screen, 16 MP camera and 2 GB of RAM, the 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 heart beat 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 also introduced two new launch colors, including Copper Gold, and a brand new perforated design for the rear cover. The addition of Snapdragon 801 chipset brings on LTE-A download speeds, and 4K video recording, to an already superb handset.


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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (6.0, 5.1, 5.0, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), TouchWiz UI
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.11 oz (145 g)
      the average is 5.5 oz (157 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Plastic
  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (swipe), Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust resistant
    • IP certified:

      IP certified - The IP code indicates the degree of protection against dust and water. The first number represents dust protection, while the second represents water protection. In IP67, for example, 6 means a completely dust-tight device, while 7 means the device can stay immersed in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. In IP68, a higher level of water protection is expected, but exact numbers aren't specified: both depth and continuance are specified by the manufacturer on per device basis.

      • IP 67
  • Colors:
    • Black, Gold, Blue, White

DisplayPopupbenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 5.1 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 432 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • Super AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 69.76 %
  • Features:
    • Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup16 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.2
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):

      Focal length (35mm equivalent) - The lower (shorter) the focal length number, the wider the shot will be. Conversely, longer focal length cameras produce narrower frames, which can be used for telephoto (zoomed-in) purposes.

      • 31 mm
    • Camera sensor size:

      Camera sensor size - A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

      • 1/2.6"
    • Pixel size:

      Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

      • 1.12 μm
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus (Phase detection), Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
    • Software Features:
      • Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Night mode, Scenes, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)
    • Features:
      • High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2.1 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Adreno 330
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 2 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 32 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 2800 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Wireless charging:
    • Optional
  • Talk time:
    • 21.00 hours
      the average is 20 h (1195 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 16.2 days (390 hours)
      the average is 19 days (449 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 21.00 hours
      the average is 18 h (1073 min)
  • Music playback:
    • 67.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 13.00 hours

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Screen mirroring:
    • MHL
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • VoLTE:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 3.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
  • HDMI:
      • via microUSB
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, ANT+, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 24 Feb 2014

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A, Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T, Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900P, Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900V, Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900R4, Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy S5 16GB

Differences from the main variant:

  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 16 GB

Samsung Galaxy S5 (with Exynos 5 Octa CPU)

Differences from the main variant:

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Samsung Exynos 5 Octa
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 2100 MHz

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A (for AT&T)

Differences from the main variant:

  • Talk time:
    • 29.00 hours
      the average is 20 h (1195 min)
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 17
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 07 Mar 2014
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMG900A link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.50 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.64 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.28 W/kg
    • Wireless Router:
      • 0.64 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900V (for Verizon)

Differences from the main variant:

  • Talk time:
    • 29.00 hours
      the average is 20 h (1195 min)
  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 4, 13
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 07 Mar 2014
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMG900V link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 1.07 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.54 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.47 W/kg
    • Wireless Router:
      • 0.96 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900P (for Sprint)

Differences from the main variant:

  • Talk time:
    • 29.00 hours
      the average is 20 h (1195 min)
  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 25, 26
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 41
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 07 Mar 2014
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMG900P link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 1.06 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.01 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.37 W/kg
    • Wireless Router:
      • 1.09 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T (for T-Mobile)

Differences from the main variant:

  • Talk time:
    • 29.00 hours
      the average is 20 h (1195 min)
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 07 Mar 2014
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMG900T link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.86 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.84 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.48 W/kg
    • Wireless Router:
      • 1.06 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900M (for Vodafone)

Differences from the main variant:

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 11 Mar 2014
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMG900M link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.78 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.94 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.58 W/kg
    • Wireless Router:
      • 1.09 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900R4 (for U.S. Cellular)

Differences from the main variant:

  • Talk time:
    • 29.00 hours
      the average is 20 h (1195 min)
  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 12, 17, 5, 4, 2
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 10 Mar 2014
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMG900R4 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.63 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.82 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.59 W/kg
    • Wireless Router:
      • 0.82 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900FD (DUOS)

Differences from the main variant:

  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 16 GB
  • Multiple SIM cards:
    • 2 slots

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Samsung Galaxy S5 specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


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