Android Monster – Samsung Galaxy S5 is here

The much awaited hype about Samsung phone Galaxy Series Galaxy S5 was released at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona on Monday, 24-Feb 2014. It was an important moment for the company after last year’s success for Galaxy S4.

Which of rumors came true?

Rumor Actual launch Comments
Flexible screen Yes No It was anticipated after LG Flex launch, Samsung might try for flexible screens but no signs in S5 model
OS – Android KitKat Yes Yes Yes finally we have preloaded Galaxy S5 with Android latest version Kitkat
Finger Print Sensor Yes Yes Yes it has similar feature of finger print sensor on phone just as iPhone 5s, doing lot more features.
Heart Rate Monitor Yes Yes Yes we can check our heart rate without reaching out to doctor
RAM 3 GB Yes No Got powered 2GB RAM on this one, guess will have to wait for next gen for this rumor to get true


The Galaxy S5 reflects the latest advancements in mobile technology, it’s indeed a monster smartphone with 5.1 inch screen and deriving looks from previous generations. This phone has it all to compete with the best smartphones in market today. Big screen, better CPU, sensors, camera and lot more, worth ditching your current smartphone.

Finger print sensor - galaxy s5

Finger print sensor – galaxy s5

Key takeaways are finger print sensor, heart rate sensor and is now available in glistening gold color.  Almost a year after its predecessor Galaxy S4, design with the front remains a bit same for the Galaxy S5 Gen. What changed is the inside and few cosmetic add-on’s on the outside. Adding 2 new sensors – Heart Rate monitor at back and Finger Print sensor at home button.

After a year of adding to the next generation, the design element from the front haven’t changed much, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 resembles their front look, what changes are on the back, solid 16 MP camera and heart rate monitor with LED flash.

heart sensor light on first look for Galaxy S5

heart sensor light on first look for Galaxy S5


Samsung Galaxy S5: Key Specs

  • Display: 5.1” FHD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)
  • Processor: 2.5GHz Quad core application processor
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16/32GB
  • SD: Up To 128GB
  • OS: Android 4.4.2 Kitkat
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2); Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+; USB: USB 3.0; NFC; IR Remote
  • Camera: 16MP (rear), 2.0MP (front)
  • Battery: 2800mAh
  • Sensors: Accelerometer; gyro; proximity; compass; barometer; Hall; RGB ambient light; Gesture(IR); Finger Scanner; Heart rate sensor

Launch due for April 11, this phone has surely made its mark on numbers, could say, one of most powerful Android devices till date.


Also known as Samsung GS 5

Available as:

  • Samsung SM-G900F/SM-G900H – for Europe
  • Samsung SM-G900I – for Asia
  • Samsung SM-G900K/G900L/G900S – for Korea
  • Samsung SM-G900M – for Vodafone
  • Samsung SM-G900A – for AT&T
  • Samsung SM-G900T – for T-Mobile
  • Samsung SM-G900V – for Verizon
  • Samsung SM-G900R4 – for US Cellular
  • Samsung SM-G900P – for Sprint


 Check the competition:




iPhone 5S

Nexus 5

Galaxy S5

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Screen Size 4 inches 5 inches 5.1 inches 5 inches
Resolution 1,136 x 640 1,920 x 1,080 1,920 x 1,080 1,920 x 1,080
Screen Type/ppi (pixels per inch) IPS LCD, 326 ppi IPS LCD, 445 ppi Super AMOLED, 432 ppi AMOLED, 441 ppi
Weight 3.9 oz. 4.59 oz. 5.1 oz. 5.89 oz.
Chipset A7 64-bit chip, M7 motion co-processor Quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 2.8GHz Quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800
Storage 16GB, 32GB or 64GB, no card slot 16GB or 32GB, no card slot 16GB, 32GB, micro SD up to 128GB 32GB, no card slot
Connectors Apple Lightning Micro USB, wireless charging USB 3.0 Micro USB, wireless charging
Operating System iOS 7 Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat) Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat) Windows Phone 8
Battery (in milliamperes/hour) 1,434 mAh 2,300 mAh 2,800 mAh 2,420 mAh
Camera 8MP, True Tone dual LED flash, burst mode 10fps, auto image stabilization, 720p HD video at 120fps slow-mo, 1.2MP front-camera 8MP camera, burst-mode, BSI, 1080p video, 1.2MP front-camera 16MP rear camera, HDR photo and video, UHD at 30fps, phase-detection, selective focus, 2MP front-camera 20MP, PureView, LED Flash, Carl Zeiss optics, 1080p video, 1.2MP front- camera
Networking Wi-Fi 802.11n (2.4GHz and 5GHz), 2G, 3G, 4G LTE Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 2G, 3G, 4G LTE Wi-Fi 802.11ac, MIMO (2×2). 4G LTE Category 4 Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
Other Sensors TouchID fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 4.0, M7 motion coprocessor Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, Miracast, step-counter/detector, wireless charging, NFC Finger scanner, heartate sensor, NFC, IR, Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, DLNA, Qi wireless charging
U.S. Price (with 2-year contract) $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, $399 for 64GB $349.99, contract-free TBD $199.99