Galaxy S5 Specs Review of 5th Generation Samsung GS5 2014

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After Samsung Galaxy S5 Release in 2014, 5th Generation Samsung GS5 is the next flagship device by the Korean smartphone maker, aimed to set new standards in the mobile market.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review is an exclusive effort by iTechWhiz to find out and bring forth new Samsung Galaxy S5 Specs and features for the benefit of our valued readers.

Samsung has proved to be arguably the best phone manufacturing company in the world, with Samsung Galaxy S4 launch, which has toppled all the previous mobile phone sales records.

The Korean technology company is setting new trends in the smartphone business with quality and consistency of its its smartphone product releases, especially with its premier Samsung Galaxy S series.

An incredible design, bigger better display, doubled specs compared than iPhone and a list of Android software tweaks, features and makeover on the name of Samsung TouchWhiz; is the strategy that worked for Samsung, magically.

Galaxy S5 Specs Review of 5th Generation Samsung GS5

Samsung Galaxy S IV had one of the biggest launches in mobile world. Galaxy S4 won a fierce competition, not only with Apple iPhone but with brother Android devices. GS4 is a great phone from all aspects, and enough of an improvement to keep Samsung ahead in phone race? but enough is not always enough and to keep the journey of success continued, Samsung must come up with some thing even better with Samsung Galaxy S5 Phone.

Galaxy S5 Review

Gone are the years when getting a smartphone means buying and iPhone or Blackberry. Apple and RIM has dropped to number 2 and number 4 respectively, now. Samsung is the smartphone market leader now and 'Smartphone' means 'Samsung Galaxy S' series, today.

While Samsung Galaxy S IV is already leading the race for Best Smartphone of 2013, we are looking to the future to review what we shall get in the brand new Samsung Galaxy S5 specs in 2014.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is coming out with better specs, an improved processor and more RAM. But to most of users it does not matter any longer, because high-end smartphones are way too powerful anyway and they do not really need all that power. Design and features are what makes a smartphone stand out of crowd.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Specs and Features

There were plenty of leaks and Galaxy S5 rumors, including reports of foldable Galaxy S5 design. There were some Samsung Galaxy S5 review videos on Youtube that show some educated guesswork to list the Samsung Galaxy S5 features including 3D, flexible display, Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, dust-resistance and water-resistance.

However, here under is what we officially got in Samsung Galaxy S5 Specs launched at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona:

Network LTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps)
Display 5.1" FHD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)
Processor 2.5GHz quad-core application processor
OS Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
Camera 16MP (rear), 2.0MP (front)
Video UHD@30fps, HDR, video stabilizationVideo Codec : H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8
Video Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Audio Audio Codec : MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Camera Features HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot & More
Additional Features IP67 Dust- and water-resistant
Ultra Power Saving Mode
Download Booster
S Health 3.0
Quick Connect
Private Mode
Kids Mode
Google Mobile Services Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube
Connectivity WiFi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2x2),
Bluetooth: 4.0 BLE / ANT+
USB 3.0
IR Remote
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture(IR), Finger Scanner, Heart rate sensor
Memory RAM: 2GB
Internal Memory: 16/32GB
microSD slot up to 128GB
Dimensions 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g
Battery 2800mAh
Standby time: 390 hrs / Talk time: 21 hrs

  1. Plastic body but Water Resistant and Dustproof

    Thanks to an IP67 rating, the Galaxy S5 does, however, benefit from being dustproof - it should survive the dustiest conditions - and water-resistant, not waterproof. Not best to drop it in the bath or toilet, then, but a quick retrieval could save the day.

  2. Galaxy S5 Design

    The Samsung Galaxy S5 measures 142x72.5x8.1mm and weighs 145g - 15g more than the Galaxy S4. From the front it would be easy to confuse the two smartphones. From the back the Galaxy S5 benefits from a matt design with a funky dotted texture. Here's hoping the matt effect helps with grip.

  3. Galaxy S5 Display

    The Samsung Galaxy S4 had a 5-inch super AMOLED touchscreen display. Samsung has bestowed the Galaxy S5 with a larger 5.1-inch full HD Super AMOLED touchscreen, which means there's a bit more viewing real estate to get your eyes around. But missing a qHD display is a disappointment for the user.

  4. Samsung Galaxy S5 Camera

    On the back, there's a 16-megapixel camera which Samsung says can autofocus in 0.3s - supposedly the world's fastest - along with a shallow depth of field (DOF) effect mode, HDR with real-time processing, and Ultra HD video recording at 30fps. There's face-detection autofocus, and a new mode which walks you through creating a virtual tour, similar to what a real estate agent might offer. Upfront there's a 2-megapixel camera for selfies.

  5. Processing Power and Connectivity

    Inside, there's a 2.5GHz quadcore processor, paired with 2GB of memory - not 3GB like the Note 3 - and either 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage (with a microSD slot to add cards up to 128GB). Connectivity consists of LTE Cat4 (up to 150Mbps downloads and 50Mbps uploads, network depending), WiFi a/b/g/n/ac (MIMO 2x2), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, ANT+, NFC, an IR blaster, and USB 3.0.

  6. Galaxy S5 Fater Download

    Samsung has used Download Booster, too, for pairing the LTE and WiFi connections for even faster speeds. By routing data traffic through both - rather than using just LTE or just WiFi, as is the case with most smartphones that prioritize WiFi data on the assumption that it's cheaper and faster for the user - the bonded connection gets information to and from the Galaxy S5 even quicker, with Samsung suggesting rates of up to 600-650Mbps could be seen, networking-depending.

  7. Samsung Galaxy S5 Battery Life

    While the Samsung Galaxy S4 was hardly the last word in battery longevity, it was by no means the worst offender. The Galaxy S5 Samsung benefits from a 2800mAh battery, which is an upgrade on the S4's 2600mAh offering. Only time will tell how much of an effect it has, but more is usually better in this case.

    As is usually the case, the Galaxy S5's 2,800 mAh battery is user-removable; Samsung suggests it'll run for up to 390hrs of standby or up to 21hrs of talktime.

    Samsung has included a feature called Ultra Power Saving Mode. Once enabled, the display becomes black and white and all 'unnecessary features' are disabled to reduce battery consumption. Calls and text messages are prioritised.

  8. FingerPrint Scanner, PayPal and Heart Rate Sensor

    Samsung has fitted the S5 with a fingerprint scanner, which serves three main purposes. First, it can swiftly unlock the phone, which works much like the Touch ID sensor on Apple's iPhone 5s (albeit a little less snappy – but it’s much more accurate than the HTC One Max’s scanner).

    With Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint system, multiple fingers can be registered, and there are different levels of lock-down that can be applied. For instance, you can have the Galaxy S5 accessible in a demo mode, but with all personal information and media secured, or simply use the biometrics to unlock the phone with a swipe.

    The second function is instant online mobile payments via PayPal integration, and the third is to protect important documents with a Private Mode that's unlocked by your fingerprint.

    Round the back, there's a heartrate sensor – the first ever seen on a smartphone, designed to play nice with Samsung's revised S Health app.
You can also check out expected Samsung Galaxy S5 price. In near future, probably over the course of next 5 years, the smartphone technology will be totally revolutionized. Its is quite possible that advanced display high-end smartphones (phablet) will be able to replace the laptops and tablets to a much extent.

However, considering the pace the technology evolution, smartphone itself is going to under go huge technological revolution, by the introduction of new technologies like Flexible OLED display, Hologram keyboard, Projector, Organic Batteries and Qi Charging.

Obviously, we are not going to have most of them in new Samsung Galaxy S6 or S7. Why not? after all we know the technological research, development, manufacturing and marketing power of Samsung, very well!
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