Samsung Galaxy S5 Complete Specs and Features

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By Karla Danica Figuerres | February 27, 2014 1:45 PM EST

The latest Android flagship smartphone from Samsung is now out. Hereis a rundown of the specs and features of the new Samsung Galaxy S5.

Overall Look

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a bit larger than the Samsung Galaxy S4 but the two devices appear very alike. Disappointing to some fans, the Galaxy S5 still sports a plastic chassis.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is dustproof and water-resistant, which is a pretty new sight in the flagship scene.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 checks in at 142 x 72.5 x 8.1mm and 145g, which is 15g more than the its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S4. Its back is sporting a dotted texture, which aims to improve the grip of the smartphone.

Processing Power

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is undoubtedly powerful and snappy with its quad-core Qualcomm 2.5GHz processor and 2GB of RAM. Android 4.4.2 KitKat comes pre-installed with the smartphone, which comes with an improved design, flawless performance, ability to launch Google search using voice command, simpler UI, faster multi-tasking and improvements in prioritising contacts.

Screen, Display and Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S5 sports a 5.1 inches full HD Super AMOLED touchscreen display, which offers sharp images. The camera is improved from the Galaxy S4's 13MP to 16MP sensor rear camera with the ability to focus in up to 0.3 seconds. Also, it features a selective focus, which allows users to choose the focus point of an image after it was already taken. Basically, this feature recreates the depth-of-field effect seen on digital cameras.

Other Specs of the Samsung Galaxy S5


 

Display

5.1 inches Super AMOLED, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 432 ppi

Processor

2.5 Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Adreno 330 GPU or 2.1Ghz Octa-core Exynos, unspecified GPU in Exynos SoC

RAM

2 GB

Cameras

16 MP rear LED flash, 2.1 MP front

Battery

2800 mAh

Storage

16/32 GB, expandable

Networks

3G, LTE Cat. 3 2X2 MIMO

Connectivity

GPS, GLONASS, microUSB 3.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE

Software

Android 4.4 KitKat

Dimensions

142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm

Weight

145 g

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(Photo: Reuters / Albert Gea)
A new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone is displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
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