Samsung Galaxy S5

Generic Galaxy S 5 - White

Retail $699.00

$178.88 with 2-year commitment

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Design

  • Device type: Smart phone
  • OS: Android (4.4.2) TouchWiz UI
  • Dimensions: 5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
  • Weight: 5.11 oz (145 g) – the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
  • Rugged: Water, Dust resistant
  • IP certified:IP 67

Display

  • Physical size: 5.1 inches
  • Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density: 432 ppi

Pixel density – The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

  • Technology: Super AMOLED

Technology – There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

  • Colors: 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen: Multi-touch
  • Features: Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)

Camera

  • Camera: 16 megapixels
    • Flash: LED
    • Aperture size: F2.2

Aperture size – The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

  • Camera sensor size: 1/2.6″
    • Features: Autofocus, Phase detection autofocus, Touch to focus, Manual focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Night mode, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer, Voice activation
  • Camcorder: 3840×2160 (4K) (30 fps)
    • Features: Digital image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
  • Front-facing camera: 2.1 megapixels

Hardware

  • System chipQualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC

System chip – Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

  • Processor: Quad core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400

Processor – The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

  • Graphics processor: Adreno 330
  • System memory: 2048 MB RAM

System memory – System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

  • Built-in storage: 32 GB
  • Storage expansion: microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB

Battery

  • Talk time: 21.00 hours – the average is 12 h (690 min)
  • Stand-by time: 16.2 days (390 hours) – the average is 20 days (488 h)
  • Talk time (3G): 21.00 hours – the average is 15 h (915 min)
  • Capacity: 2800 mAh

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by: Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features: Album art cover, Background playback
    • Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player: Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser: Google Chrome
  • Built-in online services support: YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

  • GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE: 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • Data: LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Micro SIM: Yes
  • Positioning: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Positioning – This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS – This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS – A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS – GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

Navigation: Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: 4.0
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
  • Mobile hotspot: Yes
  • USB: USB 3.0
    • Connector: microUSB
    • Features: Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other: NFC, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, Infrared

Other features

  • Notifications: Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Hall, Fingerprint ID, Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter, Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

 Samsung Galaxy S5 16GB

 Differences:

  • Built-in storage: 16 GB

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T

Differences:

  • Talk time: 29.00 hours – the average is 12 h (690 min)
  • UMTS: 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE: 700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz