Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900
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Based on 187 scores, 590 reviews available
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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.

Expert reviews and ratings

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 APC Magazine on 80

Like last year's S4, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is packed full of technological advances designed to make the phone the centre of your life. From a fingerprint scanner integrated into the home button to the 16 megapixel camera, Samsung has tried to offer...

By Steves Digicams on

Quick TakeProsAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy in most situationsVideo capture is just one touch of the LCD awayWaterproof features save your phone from accidentsExcellent outdoor image quality Outstanding in-camera effects and editing suiteFull...

By PC Advisor on

Although not comparable by name, the new Galaxy Alpha is a sort of metal version of the flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone. Find out how what the differences are in price and specs in our Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy Alpha comparison. See also : Best...

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 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 thunderbaylive.com on

Lisa Gade compares the LG G3 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 Android flagship smarpthones. Check out our video review of the LG G3 at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bLh1x7Auwc Check out our in-depth video review of the Samsung Galaxy S5 at:...

By gottabemobile.com on

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of the best smartphones you can buy in 2014. Some Galaxy S5 review units exhibit a bothersome lag and the camera is not as consistent as I would like, but overall this is a solid phone. The TouchWiz software delivers...

By PC Advisor on

Following tradition, Samsung has announced a Galaxy S5 mini smartphone which is smaller and cheaper than the flagship Galaxy S5 . Read our Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S5 mini comparison review to find out what the difference is. See also: 33 best...

By techview.co on

If you're thinking of buying a Full HD Android smartphone, you've probably come across the Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and the Sony Xperia Z2. These three devices are their respective manufacturer's current flagships (although rumours of new prime versions...

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 techview.co on

From the depths of your bathtub to immersion in a sudden downpour and swimming with dolphins – your phone can be subjected to liquid on countless occasions and that's before that inebriated moment where your phone ends up in a pint of beer. Whether it's...

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 Expert Reviews on

Now that we've got both phones in the building, we've gone beyond mere specification comparisons to include benchmark figures, camera comparisons, battery life and detailed display results to deliver a final verdict on which is the better phone....

By Phone Arena on

So there you have it – two amazing flagships that will never fail at exchanging painful blows. If you haven't realized yet, this seeming quibble is exactly the type of mess you'll be in if you ever have to make a decision between the two. That is, unless...

By AnandTech on

Dynamic Range is almost identical between the two phones, and close enough that you will not hear a difference. Crosstalk is a major difference as the Samsung is -20 dB worse here than the HTC One M8. You are likely to hear sound from one channel in the...

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...