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Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone Comes With A HDR Camera


Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone was released in April 2014 and is available in stores for purchase.

The Single SIM Samsung smartphone sports a super AMOLED display that compliments its plastic body with dimension measuring measuring 1142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm and weighs 145 grams.

The design of the Samsung Galaxy S5 mobile phone is quite similar to that of iPhone 3 but the design is off when compared with designs of smartphones like Sony Xperia Z3 although it is not so bad for phone in its price range.

Samsung Galaxy S5 is available in various colors which are Charcoal Black, Copper Gold, Electric Blue, Shimmery White and it’s of 16GB and 32GB model.

The available finishes of the phone is far more attractive than the available colors of Apple’s flagship iPhone 4.

Even though the phone is an old flagship the Qualcomm snapdragon 805 processor is very strong and can multitask.

Since the release of the Galaxy S5, Samsung has continue making improvements in their smartphones and has released better phones with upgraded cameras, processors and battery.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Features

Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Display5.1 inches
OSAndroid Kitkat
Rear Camera16-megapixel
Front Camera2-megapixel
microSD Storageup to 256GB
Battery2800 mAh

Price: How much does Samsung Galaxy S5 cost?

You can get the Samsung Galaxy S5 in the US for $220 while the price on Canada starts at $299 depending on online retailer you choose from below.

In Australia, the price starts at $299 but the price of Samsung Galaxy S5 in UK is £178 while the EU countries can buy Samsung Galaxy S5 for €190.

In Africa, you can buy the Samsung Galaxy S5 in Nigeria for ₦75,000 and Kenya for KSh 21,566 while in Asia, specifically India, the price of Samsung Galaxy S5 is RS 14,599.

*Prices here don’t reflect latest prices. Go to your favorite ecommerce website to check latest prices or ongoing deals. You can never tell what you might find especially with our top picks below!


  • Powerful performance
  • Strong battery
  • Good screen
  • Removable battery


  • Boring design
  • Average camera


Samsung Galaxy S5 Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display size stands at 5.1 inches with screen resolution at 1080 x 1920 pixels and screen density, PPI at 432 pixel per inch.

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Coming in with a super Amoled screen which is quite impressive for a phone that has been in existence for long.

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The 720p resolution of ths Samsung Galaxy phone is not that high but the screen is still able to give a color-rich display. The phone also comes with a corning gorilla glass 3 to protect the display from damage when it experience a hard fall.


The mobile phone’s design is a bit boring and uninspiring. It is expected as galaxy S5 is an old flagship.

Unlike the other Samsung phones like Samsung Galaxy S9+ that are made with metal or glass, Galaxy S5 is fabricated with plastic material which does not really make it appealing to the eye.

The home button houses the finger print scanner and the power key is on the right hand side of the phone while the volume keys also sits on the right hand side of the phone.

An interesting factor of the design is that it is IP67 certified, this means that is can withstand water as deep as 1 meter for about 20 minutes without been damaged. It is also dust resistant and this fact supports the uncovered headphone port.

It also features a removable case as well as a removable battery which is really good as you can replace the battery when it goes bad or bettery, swap out a drained battery for a fully charged one.


Samsung Galaxy S5 runs on Android Kitkat operating system with performance backed by 2GB RAM and Quad – Core processing unit clocking at speeds 2.5GHz.

The Internal storage size of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is available at 16 and 32GB with expandable memory via microSD card up to 256GB.

The snapdragon 805 processor equipped in the Samsung phone is strong and allows the phone to multitask effectively with no lag whatsoever. The 32GB in-built memory also provides enough room to house important documents, videos, photos and more.


Samsung Galaxy S5 has both a rear or primary camera and a front or secondary camera.

Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with 16-megapixel rear or primary camera and 2-megapixel front or secondary camera for additional camera support.

The camera has a good resolution that can record 4k videos, the camera is also super fast with an autofocus of 0.3 seconds.

An interesting point which is quite hard to ignore is that the Galaxy S5 camera also supports high dynamic range (HDR). and whats more? All the camera features works together to give an amazing experience when snapping or shooting videos.

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Battery Capacity and Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S5 is powered by a removable Li-Ion battery that is able to store up to 2800 mAh battery charge to power all the above features and more like the connectivity options which includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS,NFC,LTE and sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, gesture, heart rate.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Full Specifications

Smartphone Design 
Device NameSamsung Galaxy S5
TypeTouchscreen smartphone
Released DateApril 2014
Dimensions and Size142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm ( inches)
Weight (in grams)145 g
ColorsCharcoal Black, Copper Gold, Electric Blue, Shimmery White
Number of SIMOne
SIMSingle SIM (Micro-SIM)
Water ResistanceYes
Dust ResistanceYes
TypeRemovable Li-Ion
Battery Capacity2800 mAh
Talk time
Fast Charge
Wireless ChargingNo
Screen TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Screen Size (inches)5.1 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixel
Pixels Per Inch (PPI)432 ppi pixel density
Colors16 million colors
Screen Protection 
Operating SystemAndroid 4.4.2 (KitKat), upgradable to 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Processor Type or ChipsetQualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
ProcessorQuad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
Internal Storage16GB and 32 GB models
Expandable StorageYes
Expandable Storage TypemicroSD
Maximum Expandable StorageUp to 256GB
Front or Secondary2-megapixel
Rear or Primary16-megapixel
FeaturesFace detection, autofocus, LED flash
Wifi or Wi-FiYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Hotspot
BluetoothYes v4.0, A2DP
Infrared portNo
RadioFM radio
USBmicroUSB 2.0 with Charging and Mass Storage Function
USB On-The-GoYes
Headphone3.5mm jack
Network TechnologyGSM / UMTS / LTE
Iris scannerNo
Compass or MagnetometerYes
Hall Censor No
Ambient LightNo
Light SensorNo

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The 2-megapixel front camera was the Samsung Galaxy S5 worst feature but it is understandable seeing the year it was produced. Understandable but not enough excuse to buy it now when there are phones like Infinix Zero 5, Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 and Redmi Pro, Nokia 6, Motorola G5sPlus, Oppo F3, Nubia Z17 Mini, Meizu E2, Lenovo K7 Note, BLU Vivo 8, HTC One E9 Plus


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