Samsung Galaxy S5 review

| April 11, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 review, an upgraded S4

Is it possible to have a Samsung Galaxy S5 review without mentioning the fact that it’s just an upgraded version of the S4? No, because this is the truth. When Samsung released the Galaxy S4 it was received with open arms by the public and it was a huge success. This Samsung Galaxy S5 review will show you why the next flagship from the South Korean company won’t do as well as the other previous devices.

Samsung Galaxy S5 review

The key points of this Galaxy S5 review

The screen and body of the device (one of the most important topics in this Galaxy S5 review, and in any other one)

This device the same plastic casing that all the other major Galaxy phones and tablets come with, the only thing that separates the Galaxy S5 from the other ones is that it has a harsher body that allows for a tighter grip. There is less plastic on this phone than on any other major flagships out there, I think it’s about time that Samsung invests in a more fashionable design for their most important device. While making this Samsung Galaxy S5 review we noticed that the fingerprint scanner isn’t that detailed at all, the iPhone 5S’s fingerprint scanning technology still remains the best, also, the waterproofing of this device is second only to the Sony Xperia Z2. The 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen is just a fraction bigger than its predecessor but promises the same 1920×1080 resolution.

Processor and software

As you’d expect, it’s fast, very fast, it has a 2.5GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. These specs prove the fact that Samsung still wants to remain the leader of the smartphone market, but with all the specs in the world the Galaxy S5 still lacks that special something that made the S4 a huge success. The handset runs, as you’d probably expect, on Android 4.4 KitKat. This time, Samsung decided not to include some of the preinstalled apps that you’d get on any other device, the company made them available on Galaxy Gifts or Galaxy Essentials, the only apps I found while making this Galaxy S5 review is S Health and Smart Stay.

Camera and memory

The speed of this phone can even be felt when taking a picture, the camera loads in the blink of an eye and autofocus faster and better than ever. You have all the standard Samsung camera features on it, nothing new. It has a 16MP shooter on the back and a 2MP front facing camera. The 16GB of memory can surely enough, but if you want more you can even add 128GB with a memory card.


There is clearly no technological innovation on this phone and I think that this is what doesn’t make it so special. The difference between the S5 and the S4 isn’t that great, just some slight improvements in looks and power department. To be honest no flagship that was released this year will have a major breakthrough in terms of power or anything, the specs on all are pretty much the same so if you’re looking for a new device it’s just a matter of taste now. Hope you found this Samsung Galaxy S5 review useful and if you don’t please feel free to leave a comment.

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