Samsung Galaxy S5 – Review of A Full-Featured Smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is defined by many users as a great evolution of its predecessors. It is packed with highly enhanced features and powerful applications. It also has a bigger battery, brighter and larger screen, and quicker processor.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Design

Samsung still used plastic for it galaxy S5, despite the fact that most of its competitors have been successful in using other casing materials like metal and aluminum. The reason could be because of the waterproofing ability incorporated with the Galaxy S5; but then other phones are also water-proof and made of metal at the same time.
Anyway, because of the plastic chassis, the Galaxy S5 is much lighter than the rest. Compared to the Galaxy S4, the S5 is also the more solid upgrade and it appears well-packed because it has wider back and the battery cover is pock-marked and easier to the grip.

The Galaxy S4 has a larger Super AMOLED screen at 5.1 inches, with the home button that contains the fingerprint scanner – this button is easy to press and feel solid to the touch. The power key is located at the right side and it is slightly raised for easy access. The volume key is also on the right side.

The other key design success that Samsung maintains with Galaxy S5 is the removable battery. Though it is a given fact that the battery of the Galaxy S5 really lasts long, a removable battery is good for the peace of mind.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Features

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is powered by Quad-core Krait 400 at 2.5 GHz CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, Snapdragon 801 Qualcomm MSM8974AC chipset and it runs on Android KitKat 4.4.2 version. It also boasts of 2GB RAM, internal memory of 16 GB or 32 GB (with slot for expanded memory through microSD card by up to 128 GB).

One key feature of the Galaxy S5 is its being a water-resistant phone that comes with IP67 rating. The rating means that the phone can be dunked into the water for a few minutes, but it is not advisable to take it swimming with you. It just won’t get easily damaged when it got wet; drenched is of course another matter.

Aside from the water-proofing ability, the Galaxy S5 is also dust-resistant. This means you wouldn’t have to worry that the headphone port is uncovered because dust wouldn’t penetrate.

One of the best things about the Galaxy S5 is that it is a great snapper; meaning its camera is simply something to go for. It auto-focuses really fast and the 16 megapixel sensor effectively captures precise colors, great amount of details and good contrast when shooting outdoors. It has an enhanced HDR mode that allows for lightning fast and great images in tricky lights.

The heart rate monitor is another great feature added to the Galaxy S5’s S Health apps (which includes pedometer, food-tracking and exercise tracking).


There is no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is currently one of the most sought after smartphones in the market today. It may not be the perfect phone, but it certainly offers great features that allow users to have truly great mobile experiences.

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