Samsung Galaxy S5 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the Samsung Galaxy S5 - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy S5 is a 2014 smartphone. It measures 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm and weighs 145 g. It has a Super AMOLED display measuring 5.1" inches. The resolution is 1080 x 1920 and 432 ppi pixel density.

There is Single front camera with 2 MP. The main camera is Single with 16 MP.

It runs on Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 CPU with 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM memory. The battery is 2800 mAh.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 specs

General specs

Brand and model

Samsung Galaxy S5

Release date

2014, February


142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm (5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 in)


145 g (5.11 oz)

Body build

Plastic body


Charcoal Black, Copper Gold, Electric Blue, Shimmery White


2800 mAh,  Removable Li-Ion

Battery life

Stand by time- Up to 390 h
Talking time- Up to 21 h
Music play - Up to 67 h

Approximate price250 EUR





capacitive touchscreen

Display colors


Screen size

5.1" inc

Screen area

71.7 cm2

Screen format

16:9 (height:width)

Screen to body ratio


Screen resolution

1080 x 1920 px

PPI /points per inch/

432 PPI

Screen protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main

16 MP, Single

Camera specs

-16 MP, f/2.2, 31mm (standard), 1/2.6'', 1.12µm, PDAF


LED flash, panorama, HDR

Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
DxOMark Main Score70
DxOMark Photo68
DxOMark Video75
Front camera, selfie

2 MP, Single


2 MP, f/2.4, 22mm (wide)


Dual video call

Video 1080p@30fps


Operating system OS

Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), upgradable to 6.0 (Marshmallow); TouchWiz UI


- Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 (28 nm)

Processor CPU

- Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400

Graphics processor GPU

- Adreno 330

External memory

microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

Internal memory

16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM

Antutu 7 score 44719 (Rank 793 of 2128)
GeekBench 5 Single Core 139 (Rank 1358 of 1569)
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core 373 (Rank 1482 of 1564)
GeekBench 4 Single Core 931 (Rank 323 of 987)
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core 2412 (Rank 506 of 984)
GeekBench 4 RenderScript2328
GeekBench 4 Battery1119

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Micro-SIM
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB microUSB 3.0 (MHL 2.1 TV-out), USB Host
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE, aptX
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 1.20 W/kg (head)     1.58 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 0.56 W/kg (head)     0.41 W/kg (body)    

Music and Audio

Radio No
Headphone jack Yes
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

- Sensors - Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, gesture, heart rate , Infrared port
- Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
-S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
-Air gestures
- IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
- Versions: G900F (Europe), G900I (Asia, Australia), G900M (Vodafone), G900A (AT&T), G900T (T-Mobile), G900W8 (Canada), G900K/G900L/G900S (Korea)
Disclaimer: The information provided here is based on publicly available information and official specifications from Samsung. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should be aware that specifications are subject to change and updates from Samsung may not be reflected.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

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Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy S5 was around 250 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2014, February.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is 145 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is 5.1" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm (HxWxD).

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