Following weeks of speculations, Samsung has finally unveiled the Galaxy S5. The Korean tech giant took the wraps off its flagship phone showing a whole new Android device. With the Galaxy S5 finally making ita way to the market, it now comes to how it will perform against competition.
In the weeks before the release, the S5 has been pitted against the LG G Pro 2. How will it do with the official specs now available?
Samsung's new flagship smartphone comes out of the box with the following:
- Size: 142 x 72.5 x 8.1
- Weight: 145g
- 5.1-inch FHD Super AMOLED display (1920 x 1080 resolution)
- 2.5GHz quad-core processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 16/32GB of memory
- microSD support up to 64GB
- 16-megapixel camera with UHD 4K video recording at 30fps and various software features
- 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera
- LTE Cat 4 (150/50Mbps) support
- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80 MIMO (2×2) Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 4.0 BLE/ANT_
- USB 3.0
- IR Remote
- 2800mAh battery
- IP67 Dust and Water Resistant
- Fingerprint scanner
- Heart rate sensor
- Android 4.4 KitKat
The device also packs on features like Download Booster, Ultra Power Saving Mode, S Health 3.0, Private Mode, Quick Connect and Kids Mode. JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung shared:
"With the Galaxy S5, Samsung is going back to basics to focus on delivering the capabilities that matter most to our consumers."
"Consumers are looking for mobile tools that inspire and support them as they improve their everyday lives. The Galaxy S5 represents an iconic design with essential and useful features to focus on delivering the ultimate smartphone on the market today through people inspired innovation."
Another South Korean giant announced its flagship phone during the Mobile World Congress. LG Electronics unveiled its G Pro 2. The phablet features a 5.9-inch full-HD touch screen, 13MP camera and Android 4.4 KitKat. It runs on Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800, Quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400 and Adreno 330.
While the hardware appears impressive many analyst note that LG has invested more on software. This is not a bad thing. For instance, the smartphone comes with KnockCode. This is an improved version of the KnockOn function from the LG G2. It allows users to unlock devices through a screen pattern. The LG G Pro 2 will be available in Korea initially.
Samsung Galaxy S5 is ideal for those looking a powerful phone altogether. The LG G Pro 2 is just a good choice as the company is slowly catching up to the leading players.
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