Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900
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Best described as an incremental update to the tried and true Galaxy S line, the flagship S5 brings three new major features: a fingerprint reader, IP67 water and dust resistance, and a heart rate monitor. Elsewhere, the S5 has been updated with a 5.1-inch FHD Super AMOLED display operating at 1,920 x 1,080, a quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 2.0-megapixel front-facing shooter. Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, an IR blaster and a microSD card slot all come standard.

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By TechSpot on

Octa-Core Samsung Galaxy S5 Performance Review The Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 equipped Galaxy S5 isn't the only version available. The 8-core Exynos model known as the G900H is typically sold in regions with no 4G LTE and comes as a more affordable variant of Samsung's flagship. But how does it compare performance-wise?

By TechSpot on 80

At the end of the day, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a fine flagship smartphone that meets most criteria. Many refinements to the formula are great, others not so much, but the overall package is one that users should generally like and enjoy to use, current S4 owners included.

By CRN on

Protection from water and dirt, iron-clad security, new UI features and a vastly improved camera experience make the Galaxy S5 Samsung's best smartphone yet, and well worth the investment or upgrade. It's built around some of today's most powerful...

By About.com on

As with the launch of every new Galaxy device since the incredibly popular S2, Samsung fans have been speculating wildly for months over what killer features would set the S5 apart from the rest. And whilst it may not have the rumoured metal unibody, nor...

By Know Your Mobile on 80

The Galaxy S5 is most definitely a mixed bag. On the one hand, the disgruntlement regarding the exterior design is entirely understandable; not only is it not the advancement many expected, it's actually a bit of a step back with that revolting back...

By PhotographyBLOG on 80

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a dust and water resistant 16 megapixel smartphone that runs on the Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat) operating system. The Galaxy S5 has a 31mm fixed lens with an aperture of f/2.2 and picture stabilisation, fast autofocus speed of up to...

By Wired on 50

WIREDUNDERWATER INSTAGRAM BABY! Fingerprint sensor lets you unlock the phone flawlessly almost every time. Excellent camera took gorgeous shots, with a fast shutter and great focus. Removable back means you can pack an extra battery–but you probably...

By GadgetSpeak on 88

While I have used other Android 4.4 this unit (Android 4.4.2) has a lot of features I have not seen or used before and the short one week review time did not give me the chance to try more than a few. However those small things I tried I liked.One I did...

By Business Computing World on 80

The smartphone market is one of the most hotly contested technology battles. Market leaders Apple and Samsung are in constant legal wrangles, Nokia handsets are flying out the door thanks to new owner Microsoft, while HTC and Sony are earning their own...

By GadgetReview on 94

If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it. Samsung must subscribe to this adage, because the S5 is remarkably similar to its predecessor, the S4. Aesthetically that is. Inside the polycarbonate casing is a brand new processor, a 2800mAh battery, and most...

By itwire.com on

iTWire reviewer Ray Shaw has been using Samsung's new Galaxy S5 for six weeks. He says it is still good, great even, but a few issues could take a little shine of its flagship product.On a hardware front, there has been a fatal flaw ‘on a limited number...

By PCAdvisor on 80

Things haven't changed much from the Galaxy S4 but Samsung, as usual, has packed the Galaxy S5 with features. However, a lot are somewhat unnecessary. The heart rate monitor is a prime example and while the fingerprint scanner is cool, it's difficult to use. There is some top end hardware here, particularly the screen, but nothing which stands out in a busy and competitive market.

By businessspectator.com.au on

When Samsung first announced the Galaxy S5, the company made a lot of noise about going back to the basics. The gimmick-laden Galaxy S4 had given way to a renewed focus on delivering the capabilities that matter most to consumers.The South Korean tech...

By PC Advisor on 80

Samsung is a giant and key player in the Android smartphone market so here's our Samsung Galaxy S5 review. See also : 26 best smartphones: The best phone you can buy in 2014. The Korean giant has been hugely successful with its flagship Galaxy S range...

By mobilephones.com on 94

When the Samsung Galaxy S5 was first announced, it was safe to say that we were all slightly shocked to see a plastic back cover.With all of the hype surrounding the HTC One M8's and iPhone 5s's premium metal casing, it was a definite disappointment to...

By Pocketnow on 86

In all, we walk away from our short stint with the Galaxy S5 feeling somewhat unmoved, as if we'd been using a Galaxy S 4 all along, only after installing a new backplate and software update. Sure, new features abound, but few of them feel useful or...

By androidauthority.com on

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has been one of the most hotly-anticipated smartphones in this early part of 2014. Even if the consumer response to the Galaxy S5 ended up to be lukewarm compared with that of Samsung's earlier flagship devices like the Galaxy S4,...

By GadgetNutz on

Unlike the S4, the Galaxy S5 provides plenty of things to brag about. A superb camera, impressive and immersive Full HD screen, multi-window functionality with blazing fast speeds and a fingerprint scanner are just a few to be proud of. However, we...

By NotebookCheck on 92

The launch of the Next Generation - what has changed in the realm of smartphones in one year? Nothing fundamental, that's for sure. Case in point: the Samsung Galaxy S5, which is a very decent evolution , but not a revolution. Better temperature...

By CoolSmartphone on 78

Overall I grew to like the Galaxy S5, yes the overall quality isn't as good as some of the other flagships flying around at the moment. Yes the launcher and the home button do create quite a bit of lag opening up folders and returning to the home and yes...