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Samsung Galaxy S5 Specs

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Looking for the full spec list of the new Samsung Galaxy S5? Here you go.

We are looking at a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 5.1-inch FHD Super AMOLED display, 2GB RAM, 16MP camera, 2800mAh battery, LTE, Android 4.4.2, and both fingerprint and heart rate sensors. Pretty cool stuff. 

  • Network :  LTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps)
  • Display:  5.1” FHD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)
  • AP:  2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (quad-core)
  • OS:  Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat)
  • Camera:  16MP (rear), 2.1MP (front)
  • Video: [email protected], HDR, video stabilization
  • Video 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 Codec : MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLA
  • Camera:  HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot&More
  • 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: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2)
  • Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+
  • USB: USB 3.0
  • NFC
  • IR Remote
  • Sensor:  Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture(IR), Finger Scanner, Heart rate sensor
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal Memory: 16/32GB , microSD slot up to 128GB
  • Dimension:  142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g
  • Battery:  2800mAh,  Standby time: 390 hrs / Talk time: 21 hrs
  • SamBoy

    That heart beat thing is nothing new you can do that now with a regular phone and an app that’s been around since the Droid 1 was released.

  • GutterIsATool

    So…with the flap over the USB port, does this have wireless charging? Or is it just going to be super annoying to charge?

    • MikeKorby

      My assumption is for the IP67 dust/water resistance

  • Justen DeBowles

    It must kill people here to know that this phone will outsell the S4 and every other android device by a LARGE margin because this is what the people want. They don’t want Nexus, you do. Folks don’t want Xperia, They DAMN sure don’t want LG with it’s “weird back buttons ” (customers say that all the time…how’s that Flex doin?). Honestly it’s a good phone and incremental upgrade and good for android as a whole. There’s more hate here than on an Iphone article. Apparently android “fans” have reached a point where they actually dislike the manufacturer that is keeping android in the forefront of the world right now… which makes no sense. If you want to see android flourish as a whole, then stand behind all manufacturers and help the others get to Samsung’s level, not bash Samsung and praise others who’s phones aren’t as successful…

  • DJ

    I like the S5. The textured back looks miles better then the s4, and although it may not be as many changes to touchwhiz that most people were hoping for, I like that they have at least made some changes, and it looks better. So many haters, I don’t agree with this phone being as bad as everyone’s portraying it to be.

  • Eric Blackman

    I’m on the S4 and there’s nothing here that makes me want to upgrade. 3 gb of ram might have piqued my interest.

  • Amorel

    Bring on a 1080p MOTO X with bigger battery!

  • LaFave07

    The next big yawn is here.

  • Lumia Nexus

    my NOTE 3 Exynos 8 Core with 3 gb ram lags so who the heck wants a new Galaxy with 2gb ram. even if the 2gb on s5 may be modern and better it will still be no match for my Note 3. i dont bloody want more camera features. Oh Microsoft pls bring a better Lumia so i can change i am sick of same to same crap from Android in General

  • Scott Webber

    I know it’s just a spec bump, but I think that’s ok. I was actually really happy with what I saw here, until I found out it’s bigger than the s4. That is just completely unacceptable.

    I really hope moto X2 is announced soon with 1080p screen. I can’t stand how huge these devices are getting.

  • fartbubbler

    I’m now in love with my Moto X even more.

  • joejoe5709

    Versus LG G2:

    Processor slightly better, but not mind blowingly so
    Battery smaller but we’ll see what Power Saving Mode can do
    Screen smaller, but no on-screen keys so that’s a tie
    Same RAM. Kinda disappointing, really
    16MP Camera is pretty cool. OIS included? Should be a great camera either way
    Kit Kat, but G2 getting it also very soon
    Dust and water resistance is actually pretty cool
    Finger scanner… Yeah ok I guess that’s cool but until it’s more universal, it’s a gimmick.
    Heart rate sensor? Weird but okay sure
    Needs wireless charging especially if you’re going to cover the bottom port
    Of course SD card slot and whatnot which for me isn’t a deal breaker

    All in all, obviously at the same price point you’d get the S5. It’s a beast of a phone and should do very well. But the G2 can be found for free on contract these days and it’s still 90% what this phone is. And as a current G2 owner, I’m not at all blown away by the specs and I still feel pretty good about jumping on the G2 a couple months ago. I have my doubts that the S5 will have the guts to compete with what comes later this year – especially if LG continues to kick butt. That said, we’re pretty much at a point of refinement and specs are only incremental at this point. So the improvements are welcomed, but not necessary.

  • Daniel Walsh

    The only good thing is that Touchwiz has been improved

  • Buddy Israel

    I’m honestly not impressed…this will be the first Galaxy S series I do not purchase.

    • Destroythanet

      Ever since the Note 2 came out, I stopped by Galaxy S phones.

      • Buddy Israel

        Yea I may switch to LG… going to wait and see what the Note 4 or whatever it is called brings to the table. Likely just a couple of extra cores or higher clocking. If so…I may ride my S4 til it dies…

  • Daniel Walsh

    The Sony Xperia Z2 is awesome. Sony has really impressed me lately and they know how to make premium and great hardware.

  • Daniel Walsh

    Sony Xperia Z2>SGS5

  • Daniel Walsh

    A disappointment and I’m not surprised. Lame design and hardware. UGH!

  • Jamen Tyler Lang

    That better not be a proprietary charging port under that cover.

  • mcdonsco

    Seems as though Samsung is working really hard…

    …at growing mold on their name.

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  • tommy

    They got to be coming out with another s5 variant. This is similar to the iphone 5c coming out after the iphone 5…. same $hit.

  • Can’t wait to pick up a Moto X in April! Thanks Samsung for making it an easy decision!

    • Moto X is great I loved it for the three months I used it but I had the S3 before and the X screen was to tiny for me I just picked up my N5 today

  • Well they have already dropped Android from their wearable line can they just use Tizen for everything and ditch Android so the real players like Sony LG and HTC can get more recognition for the great phones they are making!?

    Please Samsung just leave the party and take your crap skin over to your own OS

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  • paul_cus

    Nice specs. Once again, Samsung’s design doesn’t do anything for me, though.

  • JWellington

    People really like to judge. The smartphone has been refined to the point that there isn’t really much more you can add to it, hence the fingerprint and heart-beat scanners. This is also why they are developing new form factors: Google Glass, smart watches, etc. Compare this to a Droid phone from 2-3 years and tell me the difference isn’t astounding. Is there anything truly innovative and better you can think of to add to these phones? There is nothing wrong with evolution. In real-life, it is usually gradual and not revolutionary. Expect evolution, not revolution. That is product iteration.

  • Guest

    My God, Droid Life has seriously turned into the biggest bunch of Android elitist morons on the Internet! You’re all such experts on everything to do with mobile. All you idiots do is spout the same crap as the next guy. All of you trying to include yourself in this exclusive Android club that truly cares about Android. Unlike the heathen masses who just don’t understand phones like you do. I just read a quick review of the S5 on Android central and they talked calmly about how it was a very nice phone feeling well built with a lot of great features. The Samsung hate on this site has gone crazy lately. I think you nuts need to think about where Android would be without them . Considering probably 80% of Android phones are Samsung you need to give them more than a little credit for Androids success. I’ve had HTC phones, Samsung phones and a nexus tablet. All of them were great devices. You people seriously need to open your mind a little. Some of you are turning into the technology equivalent of a racist. Thinking that what you believe is better than what someone else believes. And that anybody who thinks otherwise is beneath you. Just give it a rest already, and enjoy the diversity of Android

    • Guest 2

      Lighten up Francis!

    • Hey it is a nice phone but it’s not good enough for the die hard Android fanboy like most of us on here it’s only a slight increase from the S4 and with the fact they keep short handing the US on the specs.

  • Dana Alan

    No thanks. Happy to stay with my Galaxy S4.

  • DJ

    I hope the the AMOLED whites don’t have the yellow tint

  • srqdude

    The hideous gold looks like a Band Aid.

  • Brett R

    This is the entry level model right? Isn’t there a premium device to be launched as well?

  • redskins59rocs .

    Well HTC blow me away because I would rather just keep my S4 than buy this

  • joejoe5709

    Hmmmm my LG G2 still feels pretty fresh. 🙂

  • Nate

    I have an Galaxy S4. Im glad I bought the LG G2 vs waiting for the S5!

  • ChristianPasquariello

    Raides and jentamen…..2 gigs of Ram and dimpled plastic.

  • Mvrcel Lgt

    if just not people would still buy it just because of it’s brand. I hate those free tickets to success. Dont get me wrong, Samsung DID build great devices and deserve the success, but blind followers can’t be what the smartphone-market should be build on. Even more when companies who DO still move forward like Oppo, HTC, Motonovo etc. do struggle and nearly surrender. I simply hate when there is no competition no more just because people hate to think.

    • mcdonsco

      Ever hear of Apple?

  • NeilGeorge

    64 bit CPU??

  • mcdonsco

    Seriously? Samsung is STILL insisting on double tapping peoples wallets for Wireless Qi charging? STILL? WTF Samsung?

    No Built-in Wireless Charging? FAIL
    Same BORING ASS Samsung Design’s? FAIL
    Sub 3,000mah Battery? FAIL

    I honestly WANTED to want this phone…what a let down.


    • LionStone

      Yep, even my DNA has a 2.1 mp ffc but it also comes with 88° viewing angle, not sure about the viewing angle on S5? And as we know, the DNA also has built-in wireless charging.

      • hkklife

        AND, let’s not forget that the DNA came out nearly 18 months ago (fall 2012). That phone really was ahead of its time in a lot of ways, gimped storage and battery aside. 1080P 5″ screen, quad core, and Qi wireless charging were all unheard of in 2012 and the fact that it still might get updated to KitKat makes it even more memorable.

    • George264

      I thought this might be my first Samsung purchase. I was expecting a new design really high end specs and a fingerprint sensor that works like apples where you just put your finger on for half a second. It works incredibly well on my 5S, but it seems like the max’s sensor on a home button. Waiting on M8.

    • Daniel Walsh

      This phone has a FAIL all over it.

  • Rawheat

    I don’t know why but the device doesn’t even look that nice. I don’t see why anyone with an S4 would even consider upgrading to this device. We’ve well reached a point of diminishing returns on hardware upgrades. Upgrades like this one leads quickly to end user upgrade fatigue. I don’t have an issue giving you my money…but earn it at least!

    • LionStone

      Yea, it’d be a good upgrade from a GS3 though…

  • Dave

    Not a whole lot of changes, but really the masses who buy these don’t care. It’s still a fast, efficient, and feature packed device. There are some things I had hoped for, but they obviously sell these to average consumers and not the dev community. I’m content with my Note 2, wouldn’t trade it for anything currently available, even the Moto X or G2 I returned after a few days.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    i’ll wait for the review. It looks fluid, little redesign. not going going to call it ugly but only the black looks ok. I like the fingerprint functionality. sounds like a solid camera, did they say if it has ois? battery saver mode sounds useful. Less glare on the display +10. Good upgrade from the s4.

  • Kurt Weber

    Anyone else notice the multitasking button instead of a menu button..? Thought that was interesting coming from Samsung.

  • chris_johns

    I wanna LOL so bad….to be honest i like the way the back of the black one looks…but thats as far as it goes…stop making phones bigger please stop the maddness!
    thank you moto and google for trying to stop that maddness…moto x all day baby

  • Gideon Waxfarb

    145g, wow. That’s even heavier than the HTC One. And my Nexus 4, which already felt like a brick in my pocket 🙁

  • This almost seems like a downgrade… Hope the new One and G2 will be promising. The G2 has a larger display with smaller device size.

    • Guest

      By “new G2,” you mean Z2 or G3?

  • Jordan

    Well, the Galaxy S5 leaves a LOT of room for improvement when the S6 eventually is announced.

    • Brian Ward

      You are quite the optimist!

  • maxx1987

    wow, all samsungs financial advantage and i still see a form/function advantage of the G2, which was released months ago…bigger battery, lighter weight, bigger screen, smaller form, on par internals.

    what a disappointment.

  • Scott in MA

    I still think this looks pretty good when I upgrade from the S3 when my contract ends in July.

  • Keith Taylor

    So what will everyone say when the next HTC One looks like well the HTC One and the Z2 looks like the Z1 and the next Iphone still looks like the last few. I have a G2 and when the G3 comes out in around Sept it will look like guess what folks, you guessed it a G2. Tell you what tell me what you want in a phone and I will make it for you. Just let me know. I got the skills to pay the bills. That is if I had bills.

    • Chippah

      Will it?

    • Intellectua1

      Really though, people here are expecting a reinvention of the wheel..

    • onlygoodtime88

      but still anything better than this thing any new flagship and heck even phones from 6 months ago are better than this thing. samsung screwed up all samsung phones because of there stupid tizen.

    • maxx1987

      the difference is that the one is actually one of the best designed phones ever, aesthetically speaking. i will say that i am frustrated by the little “htc” black bar on the bottom bezel, but aside from that the one’s design and form smokes samsung, who could easily have poured a little more money into a better form. also, there’s more than one way to make a great design, and it wouldn’t demand a complete refresh of what samsung is already doing. for example, the g2 isn’t quite as premium looking as the one, however compared to the S5 it has a bigger battery and screen and somehow manages to be both lighter and smaller than the S5. a poor effort from samsung IMO.

    • thecokedragon

      People complain about the Galaxy S design looks because they’ve been doing it for three years now. Not to mention, the change to the back is minimal, and to most I’ve seen, horrifying and the changes to the front are unwanted, bringing greater bezel and an only barely larger display. The One has an absolutely beautiful design that is totally unique and no one would mind it making a comeback this year; the same goes for the Z1, hence why the Z2 is still amazing hence minor changes. The G2 will definitely need a revamp, however. Even though it only happened once, with the difference between the G2 and Optimus G being extremely noticeable, they really are going to need to reinvent the wheel with the G3, or it’s not going to bode well in the eyes of Android’s most keen eyes — that is, those of us who go along all Android sites doing our research and getting our fix 24/7 on DL and other.

      • maxx1987

        i’m perfectly fine with the design of the g2, it’s innovative from the perspective of screen real-estate, and i would gladly they preserve that quality if it meant compromising style/luxury.

  • AbbyZFresh

    Here’s a reason why this will sell despite Samsung now approaching Apple’s problem regarding using the same rehash over and over besides specs.

    Apple: “It just works.” = instant sell

    Samsung: “We’re the anti-iPhone and we allow you to change your battery and SD cards while using powerful hardware and Google Play and software.” = instant sell.

    Rest of Android phones: “uhhhhhhhh?????” = not so much sales as the other two.

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  • Orion

    I just don’t consider the S series android anymore. What a complete abomination.