Just in time for Mobile World Congress 2014, Samsung introduced officially the version of its blockbuster of the Galaxy smartphone series before, the Galaxy S5. In some respects, the Korean manufacturer continues to set standards for the industry. We show wants with what features the S5 convince and what significant differences to its predecessor, the Galaxy S4.
Features and characteristics of the Galaxy S5
Important performance data:
CPU (cores, clock)
2.5GHz quad-core (4 cores) from Qualcomm
Snapdragon 801 (with Adreno 330 GPU)
random access memory
16 GB or 32 GB
Android 4.4 KitKat
Display size; resolution
5.1 inch display With 1920 x 1080 pixels (432 ppi)
16 megapixel resolution with Live HDR
LTE 700, 800, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2600 MHz
LTE Category 4 (150 Mbit / s)
Yes (if necessary update)
wireless Internet access
Yes, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
Yes, Version 4.0
GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA, HSPA +, DC-HSPA +
Other key data:
Fingerprint, pulse and temperature sensor
Weight; Dimensions (HxWxD)
145 grams, 142 x 72 x 8.1 mm
Availability and Price
Release in Germany
was on 04.10.2014
” Manual as PDF download (12 MB)
Inside the Samsung Galaxy S5, a modern Snapdragon 801 operates with 4 cores which are each betaktet 2.5GHz. Thus Samsung built the currently second-best processor from Qualcomm. Ahead was speculated that possibly the Snapdragon 805 (2.7 GHz), will be part of the specification. And up to the clock rate both CPUs same anyway, because both versions are based on the Krait 400 core.
The display comes up with a diagonal of at least 5.1 inches, which dissolves 1920 1080 pixels with full HD. The pixel density is 432 ppi. When 2 GB RAM is available, what the high-end range standard is practically known. The internal space is practically sufficient size to 16 GB, but can be increased via MicroSD to 64 GB.
No wishes remain open here for the most demanding customers actually. Starting with the support of all common WLAN standards, to wireless AC. The latter enables wireless connections up to 300 Mbit/s. The smartphone dominated moreover not “only” LTE, but also the latest expression of the category 4. If you book an appropriate mobile tariff from network providers, user can be so happy about data rates up to 150 Mbit/s. Even the so-called carrier aggregation is supported – a part of the LTE-Advanced specification that will allow for even higher speeds in the mobile network.
The camera has a resolution of 16 megapixels and brings an innovative new function regarding HDR photography. HDR images are photos with an increased dynamic range, they are so far only to create quite cumbersome. Firstly several bracketing must always be (best with tripod) created and then be cumbersome added together with special programs. Samsung now provides for the first time a live HDR mode, which allows such images directly and in real time. Also new is a temperature and pulse sensor, and a fingerprint scanner, like the iPhone S5, which is intended as an alternative password to unlock the device or during payment transactions.
Differences between Galaxy S5 and S4
Whoever keeps the S5 and S4 in the hand, will make two observations in a direct comparison. Once the minimal bigger screen (0.1 inches) and especially the ridged back, which now has a leather-like feel. Otherwise can be at least visually hardly notice differences. This hidden mainly under the surface. In Galaxy S4 , a Snapdragon 600 chipset with a comparatively modest 1.9 GHz is used. In addition, the resolution of the camera was “only” 12 megapixels. Samsung also upgrade 200mAh battery from 2600 to 2800 mAh, which should correspond to a whopping 40 hours more standby time. When display the differences between the two models, however, are marginal. Both Super AMOLED screens have full HD – the pixel density is higher at S5, which, however, are unlikely to detect. All the new features are gained by contrast, a minimally elevated total weight of 15 grams. In addition, hopefully the stability of the display has been improved. There were unfortunately very many complaints from customers for Galaxy S4, which display that, even without great force, is torn. Here time will tell whether Samsung has reworked at the point.
Samsung has the Galaxy S5 a new high-end model for demanding clients. The performance, the LTE modem and convince the camera around. The Galaxy S5 can be purchased from www.4gltemall.com . And there are many variants for Galaxy S5 for different areas. You may check the specifications carefully before purchase. Here now, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S6, you may check the new model and then decide what you need.
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