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Samsung Galaxy S5

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S5Notebook: Samsung Galaxy S5 (Galaxy Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.1 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.145kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 86.73% - good
Average of 37 scores (from 77 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 83%, features: 86%, display: 94% mobility: 93%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy S5

91% Review Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Space...the Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Notebookcheck as she continues her mission to explore the (Samsung) Galaxy S5. The crew is hoping for a result that is out of this world - and although the scores fall slightly short of expectations, the S5 nonetheless earns the smartphone-crown.
iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 comparison review: Apple takes on Samsung once again in smartphone wars
Source: PC Advisor English
The iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5 are two very different smartphones with iOS and Android remaining the big difference. Other than this there's the price, design, storage and additional features to consider.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/20/2014
Sony Xperia Z3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phone Arena English
Samsung's Galaxy S5 is getting a bit long in the tooth already, just half a year after introduction, and Sony's six-month upgrade strategy seems like a winning bet when you have to choose between the S5 with the new Xperia Z3 this holiday season. It is slim, stylish, with a higher waterproof rating, and looks and feels way better in terms of design than the plasticky S5, faux leather back or not. Granted, the Xperia Z3 is a tad taller than the S5, but the overall dimensions of both are bearable for one-handed usage, plus you get stereo speakers with the Z3. Samsung's stand-out biometrics, like the fingerprint scanner and the heart rate sensor on the back are an acquired taste, and you might find the superior audio experience on the Z3 more useful in your everyday interaction with the phone.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2014
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phone Arena English
The Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5 are devices of different size and there’s no going around that: the phablet-sized Note 4 is not among the thinnest devices out there and its heft is felt at that large size. In return, it will reward you with one of the best Android experiences out there starting with the brilliant, 5.7-inch Quad HD display, the latest Snapdragon 805 system chip that scores at the top of the Android ranks, and an improved camera with optical stabilization.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Moto X: Smartphone Face-Off
Source: Tom's Guide English
With a more stylish — and far more customizable — design, better performance, more-useful features and a lower price, the Moto X just edges out the Samsung Galaxy S5 in this nine-round competition. The S5 kept things competitive, though, winning many crucial rounds, including display, interface, camera and battery life. So, regardless of which phone you choose, you'll end up a winner.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/29/2014
Motorola Moto X 2014 vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phone Arena English
There’s a reason why the Samsung Galaxy S5 continues to be a noteworthy smartphone, despite the fact that it’s been out for some time now. Frankly, it just works in being a high performing smartphone – one that’s usually a top finisher in key categories. From its superior battery life, sharp camera quality, and its rich set of software features, the Galaxy S5 is without a doubt a few steps ahead of the Moto X.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2014
Sony Xperia Z3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 comparison review: Why Sony outpaces Samsung in this smartphone battle
Source: PC Advisor English
With almost identical core hardware the Sony Xperia Z3 and Galaxy S5 are very similar. However, with more user friendly software, a more premium design and more useful unique features, the Xperia Z3 just about sneaks ahead of the Galaxy S5.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/25/2014
Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phone Arena English
We know you want a straight answer: the iPhone 6 or the Galaxy S5? But the reality is that such an answer will inevitably be, to put it lightly, completely misleading. There's no such thing as one-size-fits-all, and it ultimately comes down to your right to exercise choice.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2014
iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 comparison review: Apple takes on Samsung once again in smartphone wars
Source: PC Advisor English
It's one of the big match-ups of the year so here's our iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 comparison review. The iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5 are two very different smartphones with iOS and Android remaining the big difference. Other than this there's the price, design, storage and additional features to consider.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/12/2014
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 comparison review: Samsung's best ever smartphones fight it out
Source: PC Advisor English
Arriving a good six months after the Samsung Galaxy S5, it's no surprise that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has significantly faster hardware. It's important to note, however, that all flagship smartphones are now very fast, and the chances of the average user being able to tell the difference between them is minimal. However, what might sway you in the new Note's favour is its larger, higher-resolution screen and potentially longer battery life. Whether it sways you enough to part with an extra £200 over the S5 will depend on your budget.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S5 mini comparison review: Price, specs and more
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S5 mini has the usual downgrades compared to the full-size Galaxy S5 including screen resolution, camera and processor. It has the same design, including IP67 certification, in a more compact device while retaining the fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor. We await a UK release date and price.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/03/2014
LG G3 vs Galaxy S5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won five rounds to the Galaxy S5's three, the LG G3 is the winner of this versus review. Featuring a superior screen, better camera and more innovative design the G3 is one of, if not the best Android smartphone currently available. But with a better battery life and more robust portfolio of security services there is still plenty to like about the Galaxy S5.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/03/2014
90% Samsung goes for evolution over revolution... again.
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a great phone - the problem is we're now in a world where stunning smartphones are becoming the norm. Samsung seems to banking on the fact it knows there will be some people out there who will buy its devices no matter what, else it would have jumped to a more premium design. If you're a Samsung fan, this is the phone you should buy without question. If you're more agnostic, there's better out there.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 60%
LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: South Korean derby
Source: GSM Arena English
The gamble that LG took with the G3 this could ultimately end up paying off, but past trends indicate that the Samsung has responded well to challenges from its rivals. But until that time comes, the unmatched screen, the excellent camera, and compelling design make the G3 a tough one to beat, despite its shortcomings. The Korean derby will only be getting more interesting to watch. That's for sure. Not everyone will end up choosing a side - but many will be tempted.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/18/2014
Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s smartphone comparison: no good reasons to choose Samsung over iPhone
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
If you are an iPhone user who is happy with iOS 7 it is unlikely much about the Galaxy S5 will persuade you to make the jump to Android. The Galaxy S5 will be fast, well built, full featured. It will have a big bright and bold screen, and good cameras, and it will offer good storage and connectivity options. But all of the above is true of the iPhone 5S. The days are over when Apple was far ahead of other smartphone makers, but it remains at the top of the tree when it comes to making high-class phones.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 06/06/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2: Droid gladiators
Source: GSM Arena English
In the end there's no need for a sign pointing glass design fans one way and camera buffs the other. The Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy S5 have more in common than their predecessors ever did. We know how that battle went on a market level, but this year, on a personal level, the choice between the two comes down to the most subtle of personal preferences and taste.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/04/2014
70% Review: Samsung GALAXY S5
Source: Techtree.com English
The Samsung GALAXY S5 packs in an impressive screen. The camera and waterproof body are two more strong points of this phone. What brings it down is the cluttered interface and noticeable lag in performing certain tasks (in spite of a powerful octa-core processor). The design just can’t justify the phone’s premium price tag. If you’re spending around Rs 40,000, you better stretch your budget a bit and get the HTC One M8 instead.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 40% performance: 70% features: 90% workmanship: 60%
90% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Gadgetspeak English
This is a very nice Smartphone and I am sure Samsung have another winner with it, easy to use and learn, the screen is not very reflective so does not show fingermarks and the creamy white surround shows nothing. It even has possible fingerprint scanning security but this was one of the many things I could not test in the available time. Mirrorcasting out of the box was another.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: BCW - Business Computing World English
The Galaxy S5 is Samsung’s flagship handset and is probably the best Android smartphone on the market right now. HTC’s One (M8) is a great looking phone let down by its camera, while Sony’s Xperia Z2 is a touch on the big side. If size doesn’t bother you, the Xperia X2 reportedly boasts the best camera and video performance of any waterproof smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 comparison review: LG and Samsung flagship smartphones go head to head
Source: PC Advisor English
We'd happily own either of these two similarly specified smartphones, but with just a few pounds between them the LG G3 looks to be the more impressive device. Whereas the S5 offers a fingerprint reader and heart-rate sensor, the G3 boasts a larger, significantly higher-resolution Quad HD display that is quite simply beautiful, plus support for high-resolution audio. We'd much rather watch video, view photos and play games on the G3, which should be every bit as fast as the Galaxy S5.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/27/2014
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Flagship smartphone doesn't match up to rivals
Source: PC Advisor English
Things haven't changed much from the Galaxy S4 but Samsung, as usual, has packed the Galaxy S5 with features. However, a lot are somewhat unnecessary. The heart rate monitor is a prime example and while the fingerprint scanner is cool, it's difficult to use. There is some top end hardware here, particularly the screen, but nothing which stands out in a busy and competitive market. A key element is that the design of the Galaxy S5 falls short. It's plastic, looks like every other Samsung handset and doesn't feel premium. Galaxy S4 users needn't upgrade and anyone looking for a flagship smartphone can get better elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 70%
88% Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Top-notch specs, less software bloat
Source: Zdnet.com English
Samsung has done a good job with the Galaxy S5. Software bloat has been pared down and a few useful new features added, while the technical specifications are superb and battery life is good. Design purists may bemoan the plastic chassis, but the Galaxy S5 is still a worthy successor to last year's model.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5: The TechSpot Review
Source: Techspot English
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a well refined piece of hardware; it’s not a game-breaking, revolutionary device that blows the its predecessor or the competition out of the water, but Samsung has made a number of welcome improvements in key areas and sometimes that's just what we need in annual updates. At the end of the day, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a fine flagship smartphone that meets most criteria. Many refinements to the formula are great, others not so much, but the overall package is one that users should generally like and enjoy to use, current S4 owners included.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Best Android phone 2014: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One M8 vs Sony Xperia Z2 comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
On paper alone, the Sony Xperia Z2 appears to lead the pack. With an extra gig of RAM over the competition, a promising stills- and video camera that lets you display 4K footage on your 4K TV, one-touch sharing, listening, mirroring and backup via NFC, a gorgeous screen, excellent dust- and waterproofing credentials and the largest-capacity battery prior to the existence of any power-saving mode, Sony is surely on to a winner with the Xperia Z2. The Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner and heart-rate monitor also impress, as does the HTC One M8's Duo Camera, but none is on our list of priorities.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2014
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 review: flagships smartphone has new features but doesn't stand out from the crowd
Source: PC Advisor English
Things haven't changed much from the Galaxy S4 but Samsung, as usual, has packed the Galaxy S5 with features. However, a lot are somewhat unnecessary. The heart rate monitor is a prime example and while the fingerprint scanner is cool, it's difficult to use. There is some top end hardware here, particularly the screen, but nothing which stands out in a busy and competitive market. A key element is that the design of the Galaxy S5 falls short. It's plastic, looks like every other Samsung handset and doesn't feel premium. Galaxy S4 users needn’t upgrade and anyone looking for a flagship smartphone can get better elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 70%
Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: a new and better repeat
Source: Mobileburn English
People will look to the Galaxy S5 for a fresh take on an amazing smartphone and they will be misguided to do so. It would be wiser to focus on what the S5 offers -- tons of enhancements and fixes for most of the things that people complain about with their smartphones. The camera is noticeably clearer, the battery life is remarkably better, the screen is brighter and has better colors, and the body of the phone undoubtedly better. This is exactly what people wanted, and Samsung delivered on the core attributes of what makes a great phone. If you're looking for a phone to shake the smartphone paradigm, look elsewhere. If you want a phone that does the important things well and throws in a few bonuses a long the way, Samsung has made its best Android phone yet, and it's ready to meet those needs.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2014
82% Samsung Galaxy S5 Review
Source: T Break English
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is surely an upgrade over the Galaxy S5 is almost every single way- better screen, better camera, longer lasting battery and a faster processor. That being said, I think the Galaxy S4 continues to be a great phone, especially after the KitKat update. So if you already own the S4, I wouldn’t necessarily rush out to buy the S5. However, if you have anything older and are looking to upgrade I would definitely suggest going down to the store and playing with the Galaxy S5. And I wouldn’t be surprised if you walk out with one.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 85% workmanship: 75%
Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Hot Hardware English
We've occasionally passed out Editor's Choice awards here when there are multiple devices in a category that we feel are worthy. In the case of Samsung's Galaxy S5, it goes without question on the team, that this device deserves this level of praise, as does HTC's One (M8). Some people will find themselves drawn to the One's fantastic exterior design quality, while others will lean towards the GS5's beautiful S-AMOLED display and unique, powerful feature set.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2014
90% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Laptop Mag English
With its gorgeous display, powerful Snapdragon 801 processor and enhanced camera, the Samsung Galaxy S5 easily eclipses its predecessor along with nearly all other smartphones on the market. Oh, and let's not forget the fact that the S5 can go for a quick dip and keep on kicking. Plus, the T-Mobile S5 lasts nearly 11 hours on a charge, longer than the carrier models we tested.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Galaxy S5 does incorporate new features like water and dust resistance, a heart rate monitor and a fingerprint scanner, but the area where it loses is its design. Samsung has not done enough to make the Galaxy S5 a desirable premium smartphone.There is no compromise on performance though but we really wished that the Samsung would overhaul the build and design of its smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5S vs Xperia Z2 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won four rounds to the Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5S's three, the Sony Xperia Z2 is our overall winner. Featuring a superior camera, better battery life, slightly improved performance and a life-proof water and dust-resistant design, the Xperia Z2 is one of the best smartphones we've ever used. However, it is a close call, and with the iPhone 5S costing less and offering easier operating system updates and the Galaxy S5 a more robust portfolio of enterprise security services, many readers will have their own favourite of the three.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2014
Testing: Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone
Source: Tested English
The Galaxy S5 is an expensive phone, so for most users it'll be a two-year deal. Being locked in with any device for that long is likely to be unpleasant. I can't promise Samsung will keep the GS5 up to date for the entire time, or even that it will get the next major OS update in a timely fashion. That's just the risk you take with a non-Nexus Android phone. Still, the device Samsung has released is excellent, and it's definitely worthy of being on your shortlist.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2014
85% Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Surpassing Apple iPhone 5s with brilliant performance, stunning camera
Source: Tech2.in.com English
There’s a good reason why the Samsung Galaxy S5 is so popular. Underneath the high price and plastic body lies a very good smartphone that has come a long way from the initial days of the Galaxy S. Compared to its predecessor, the S5 is an evolutionary upgrade just like the HTC One M8 or the Sony Xperia Z2 are to their counterparts.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Surpassing Apple iPhone 5s with brilliant performance, stunning camera
Source: Tech2.in.com English
There’s a good reason why the Samsung Galaxy S5 is so popular. Underneath the high price and plastic body lies a very good smartphone that has come a long way from the initial days of the Galaxy S. Compared to its predecessor, the S5 is an evolutionary upgrade just like the HTC One M8 or the Sony Xperia Z2 are to their counterparts. While many will be put off with yet another plastic phone from Samsung, we don’t think they had much of a choice given the new features that are present. It’s certainly not a premium looking phone but I guess that’s the compromise Samsung has had to make. I do think they could have done a better job with polycarbonate though. Just look at what HTC did with the One X or Nokia with the Lumia 1520.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
Samsung Galaxy S5 Review
Source: Droid-Life English
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is by all means a perfectly good smartphone. This isn’t a major reinvention of the previous year’s model, though. While the display is out-of-this-world good, the rest just sort of feels somewhat unremarkable. The camera is good, not ground-breaking. The water resistance is nice, but nothing new to phones. Battery life is acceptable, not DROID MAXX-like. TouchWiz’s design has changed for the better, but still causes too much phone lag. And the whole phone design feels extremely dated and out-of-touch. This just isn’t the phone for me (or Tim it sounds like). I want more than just a beautiful display. I don’t want all that bezel or size. I don’t want a physical home button or TouchWiz’s lag or all that bloatware. I would take the camera, but others have capable cameras. Where is that thing, that is trying to draw me in? Maybe there isn’t supposed to be one? Or maybe it’s coming in the rumored premium version of the Galaxy S5 later this year. Or maybe it will be here in the Galaxy S6.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2014
Galaxy S5 vs Note 3 head to head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won four rounds to the Galaxy Note 3's two rounds the Galaxy S5 is the winner of our head to head review. Featuring a more ergonomic, water and dust resistant design, more robust portfolio of security services and significantly better rear camera than its phablet predecessor, the Galaxy S5 is currently the best Samsung handset available. However, featuring a larger, but equally impressive screen, slightly better battery and useful S Pen Stylus, there is still plenty to like about the Galaxy Note 3. If Samsung had got its act together and updated the phablet to the current KitKat version of Android and new version of Touchwiz, the battle would have been far, far closer.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/25/2014
Review: Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Androidbeat English
Who’s the Galaxy S5 for, then? Probably not for Galaxy S4 owners, for whom the hardware upgrades are, on the whole, minimal (and the extra bulk possibly unwelcome). Galaxy S3 owners coming to the end of a contract will be much more interested, with a massive spec bump and improved grip and durability, plus the much updated TouchWiz refinements. Five is, of course, a higher number than four, which in turn is greater than three. And, in terms of specs, the Galaxy S range runs along similar lines – the S5 is on the whole, the best device in the series yet and comes with my general recommendation. But, new applications and UI tweaks aside, is it just me who finds the annual upgrades more of a 0.1 bump than a full digit?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2014
90% Samsung Galaxy S5 (AT&T)
Source: PC Mag English
I tested the AT&T Galaxy S5's performance, call quality, LTE performance, and camera, and got the same stellar results I saw on the T-Mobile version. LTE speeds, especially, burned up the charts. AT&T hasn't otherwise compromised the performance of this excellent phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon Wireless)
Source: PC Mag English
Of the 16GB of internal storage, 9.92GB is available to users out of the box. There are over 10 Verizon-branded apps, including Verizon Tones and the completely redundant VZ Navigator. On top of that, there are four Amazon apps, IMDb, Slacker Radio, Polaris Office 5, and Isis Wallet. None of these are removable, and Verizon also pushes its services to the forefront, making the Verizon-branded Messages+ app the default for SMS.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Laptop Mag English
With a practically flawless display, excellent camera and streamlined software, the Galaxy S5 marks a triumph for Samsung. A water-resistant body and long-lasting battery solidify the S5's position as one of the leading smartphones on the market. Unfortunately, this version of the S5 is held back by sluggish Sprint LTE speeds, at least where we tested.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Signs that we may have reached 'Peak smartphone'
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Samsung's Galaxy S5 might be the best evidence yet that smartphone development has plateaued (Also see: Peak Smartphone Theory). The entire industry has arranged itself around a yearly upgrade cycle, but at this point, there just isn't any compelling reason for most manufacturers to release a new flagship phone. Unfortunately for Samsung, while the Galaxy S5 is a fantastic phone, all these factors mean there's nothing compelling us to run out and buy it, or recommend that anyone else does so. If you're determined to buy a top-end phone for the sake of having a top-end phone, you'll probably end up choosing the S5. If not, you could actually save quite a bit of money by stepping down a notch.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
90% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Laptop Mag English
Samsung's Galaxy S5 is a stellar Android smartphone. Its more refined interface, practically perfect display and improved camera make it a worthy successor to the S4. Add to that more than 8 hours of battery life and a water-resistant chassis, and the Galaxy S5 finds itself at a level occupied by few other smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Galaxy S5 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The Galaxy S5 delivers solid evolutionary changes over last year’s generation. This is the name of the game in the smartphone space now. Smartphones have become powerful enough that the days of 100% speed boost or revolutionary changes are mostly behind us and will happen at a lower frequency. At time, the design can be controversial and even polarizing, but the truth is that a single design can’t please everyone, but the good news is that there is something for everyone in this market. I was surprised that Samsung could ship something that is watertight AND removable at the same time, and overall, the phone is well-built and better than the Galaxy S4, so if you like the previous one, I suspect that you will like the S5 design better.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Galaxy S5 deep-dive review: Long on hype, short on delivery
Source: Computerworld.com English
No question: The Galaxy S5 has some good things going for it. The phone boasts an excellent display, superb battery life and a respectable camera. It's water-resistant, too, which is a relatively unusual trait in smartphones today. But Samsung's weaknesses hold the GS5 back in some meaningful ways -- ways in which other manufacturers are currently thriving. The phone feels cheaply made, it's unnecessarily large with no accompanying benefit to the bulk and its software is cluttered and visually inconsistent. Beyond all of that, there's just nothing about the device that sets it apart or makes it feel particularly special. If the Galaxy S5 existed in a world of its own, it'd look pretty darn impressive. The problem is that the real world isn't so one-dimensional -- and when you start making comparisons, Samsung's "next big thing" looks a lot less grand.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/17/2014
Galaxy S5 vs Nexus 5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won six rounds to the Nexus 5's two, the Galaxy S5 is the clear winner. Featuring a more robust design, superior performance, better camera and clearer display, the Galaxy S5 outperforms the Nexus 5 in almost every way. However, with the Nexus 5 already halfway through its lifecycle as a flagship smartphone and costing close to half the price of the Galaxy S5, the Google handset does present far better value for money and is still a solid choice for any buyer on a budget.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S4 comparison video review: Should you upgrade?
Source: PC Advisor English
You might not believe we're already on the fifth generation of Samsung Galaxy smartphone but technology moves quickly and the Galaxy S5 is upon us. But how is it different to the Galaxy S4 and what's new?
video review
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/15/2014
100% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: It Pro English
Still the best all-round Android device on the market, the Galaxy S5 has it all. The excellent display and great battery life are joined by the robust chassis. Samsung's biometric features might be ropey, but there is so much to like it doesn't matter if you don't use them.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 review: flagships smartphone has new features but doesn't stand out from the crowd
Source: PC Advisor English
Things haven't changed much from the Galaxy S4 but Samsung, as usual, has packed the Galaxy S5 with features. However, a lot are somewhat unnecessary. The heart rate monitor is a prime example and while the fingerprint scanner is cool, it's difficult to use. There is some top end hardware here, particularly the screen, but nothing which stands out in a busy and competitive market. A key element is that the design of the Galaxy S5 falls short. It's plastic, looks like every other Samsung handset and doesn't feel premium. Galaxy S4 users needn’t upgrade and anyone looking for a flagship smartphone can get better elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 70%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Improved phone still a step behind other Android models
Source: PC World English
With the Galaxy S5 arriving in the U.S. at the same time as the HTC One (M8), it's tempting to compare the two phones to each other. The Galaxy S5 is a fantastic Android phone, but it still misses the mark on some of the things that the HTC One (M8) excels at. It's not the best for blasting music, for instance, and while the TouchWiz interface has been cleaned up, it's still a step behind HTC's. While I give the edge to the HTC One (M8), they're both excellent phones and the one that's right for you will depend on what you use your phone for.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Geek.com English
Whether you like it or not, the Galaxy S5 is more than likely going to be the top-selling Android phone for the next year. Samsung has the name recognition to get non-geeks interested, and the phone doesn’t do anything to scare those folks away. For those who carefully compare smartphones to get exactly the right device, the Galaxy S5 still stands up well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2014
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Better, but not the best
Source: Greenbot English
I've always referred to Samsung as the iPhone of the Android world because their devices are the ones you suggest to your friends and family members who are effectively Android noobs and need a device that's easy to figure out, well-supported, and performs well. As a seasoned Android user, Samsung's Galaxy handsets continue to perplex me, but not to the point where I don't see their mass appeal. After all, it's got the latest specifications, a really stellar camera, and that bright screen coupled with a long-lasting battery that means its good for catching up on TV on the go. It has all of the bells and whistles a typical smartphone user would want.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S5 Review
Source: Slashgear English
After its predecessor’s scattershot feature-set, the more focused approach of the S5 makes for a more confident feeling device. The camera is solid and its new UI clean, and while the heart-rate sensor takes a little getting used to for finger positioning, once you’re familiar it’s a useful addition for those who want to track basic fitness without spending on a dedicated wristband. Water-resistance is something we find ourselves wishing every phone offered.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 video review: Evolution not revolution for flagship smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
From a design point of view, little has changed since the Galaxy S4. The device looks almost identical and much like Samsung's other smartphones. See also: Samsung Galaxy S5 review: flagship has new features but doesn't stand out from the crowd.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/11/2014
Gimme a high S5: Samsung Galaxy S5 puts substance over style
Source: Reg Hardware English
Make no mistake, this phone is going to be very popular. It has plenty of cool innovations and decent features, from the efficient fingerprint scanner to the heartbeat monitor. And more usefully it includes improved battery life, good water resistance and a better camera. The HTC One (M8) is more glamorous, the Xperia Z2 feels more solid. But this is powerful and good-looking enough to persuade Samsung loyalists and floating voters with ease.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/11/2014
90% Samsung Galaxy S5 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is probably the worst-looking of the three 2014 Android flagships we know about so far. HTC's metal One M8 and Sony's metal/glass Xperia Z2 both offer a look that is more successful than what we have here. Of course, if your phone is case-bound, the look of the hardware won't matter too much. The Samsung Galaxy S5 fits happily into the role of Galaxy S4 successor. It's a phone with some significant improvements over that model. It lacks the style of its nearest rivals, but it more than delivers on every other point and has a truly oustanding screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5S head to head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won five rounds to the iPhone 5S' three, the Galaxy S5 is the winner of our head to head review. Offering a more rugged design, along with superior display, camera and battery life the Galaxy S5 is one of the finest smartphones currently available. However, with the iPhone 5S having been released around six months ago, the device is already halfway through its lifecycle as a flagship product. The Samsung Galaxy S5's real challenge lies in the future when Apple unveils its next-generation flagship iPhone handset.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2014
80% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Gadget Show English
If you’re after flair in your phone however, a little bit of design panache - or an amazing camera above all else - just remember you have other options, no matter if Samsung’s inevitable marketing blitz makes it seem otherwise. The HTC One M8 is the most beautiful phone you can buy today, and nobody’s got the Lumia 1020 beat for images if you’re really prepared to dig into the settings. But hey, looks aren’t everything right? The Samsung Galaxy S5 remains king of the jacks of all trade, at least.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Samsung Galaxy S5 review: a solid improvement, but don't rush to upgrade
Source: Engadget English
The S5 is a solid upgrade over last year's model, with improvements to the hardware, software and camera. However, certain headline features like the fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor are mediocre at best. Chances are, you'll be happy with the phone, but don't fork out the extra cash for an early upgrade.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
While the Samsung Galaxy S5 is not quite revolutionary and instead fixes a number of its predecessor's faults, it is still a very good smartphone. Powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 801 processor and boasting IP67 certification, the Galaxy S5 is a powerful and robust handset. The Galaxy S5's portfolio of security features, which includes a new custom fingerprint scanner and upgraded Knox 2.0 technology (where available), also make it the most business-friendly Android smartphone currently available.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S5: First impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
One area where Samsung phones still fall short is in their construction. Although the removable plastic back makes it possible to replace the battery, it comes across as cheap next to the iPhone's glass back and the HTC One's metal body. And Samsung hasn't completely removed all the clutter. There are still two separate apps to listen to music, watch video and buy apps. The S5 comes with the standard Google apps for Android, but Samsung Electronics Co. loads its own, too.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/10/2014
90% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Galaxy S5 represents a shift for Samsung away from throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks to placing bets on fewer innovations. That strategy largely pays off with this handset. While the fingerprint reader could be more consistent, the S5 is a more refined product than the S4. We love the bright and colorful display, longer battery life and sharper camera with real-time HDR.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Samsung Galaxy S5 (T-Mobile)
Source: PC Mag English
All this goes to say why the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One will share our Editors' Choice for Android smartphones for now. The Galaxy S5 triumphs on function, although its style falls a little short; the HTC One is downright gorgeous, but you make some serious compromises with its camera. Both exemplify the current state of the art.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Samsung Galaxy S5 review
Source: Stuff TV English
There’s plenty to brag about with the S5 - a glorious screen, superb camera, Multi Window apps, fingerprint scanning. If the tweaked build and cleaned-up user interface are anything to go by, Samsung is taking design - inside and out - seriously. And yet, while it does everything you expect from a 2014 flagship phone, it doesn’t quite go above and beyond to the same extent as the HTC One (M8), which is that little bit slicker, more stylish and joyful to live with.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 90% display: 90% workmanship: 80%
100% Samsung Galaxy S5 review
Source: T3 English
Where things get a little more interesting is with the heart rest monitor. Place your finger over the sensor on the back of the phone and you'll be given a reading. During our time with the phone it worked around 60 per cent of the time and it wasn't always accurate; at one point we were given a reading of 222bpm - we're pretty sure that's heart-attack territory.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung’s New Galaxy S5 Is Most Impressive When Wet
Source: Recode English
Overall, the Galaxy 5S is a very good phone, but not one compelling enough for me to recommend that you buy it to replace last year’s Galaxy or the current iPhone. But there’s one caveat: If you drop your phone in water a lot, you want this one.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/07/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s smartphone comparison review: reasons to choose Samsung over iPhone
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
If you are an iPhone user who is happy with iOS 7 it is unlikely much about the Galaxy S5 will persuade you to make the jump to Android. The Galaxy S5 will be fast, well built, full featured. It will have a big bright and bold screen, and good cameras, and it will offer good storage and connectivity options. But all of the above is true of the iPhone 5S. The days are over when Apple was far ahead of other smartphone makers, but it remains at the top of the tree when it comes to making high-class phones.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2014

Foreign Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Hardbloxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/02/2014
94% Wasserfester High-End-Android mit Fitness-Fokus
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 95% features: 95% display: 95% ergonomy: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2014
96% Super Smartphone, aber eben nicht das Beste
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 96% performance: 100% display: 95% mobility: 95% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
97% Knapp daneben
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 97% price: 56% mobility: 98%
98% Samsung Galaxy S5 im Handy-Test: Vieles verbessert, aber wenig revolutioniert
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 98% features: 98% workmanship: 97% emissions: 98%
Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Hardbloxx German DE→EN
Positive: good high end smartphone; useful improvements
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/02/2014
Das derzeit beste Smartphone am Markt?
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: very good performance; resilient technology; good usability; good voice quality
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 Test zeigt ein Flaggschiff mit wenig Schwächen
Source: Techhive.de German DE→EN
Positive: large smartphone; flagship device with few deficiencies
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/06/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: jaw-dropping display; very good camera; rugged and handy body Negative: disappointing fingerprint scanner
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2014
Das Cocktail-Smartphone
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Positive: diverse extras and options; touchwiz system
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2014

Comment

Model:

The Samsung Galaxy S5 definitely belongs to the most anticipated phones. With Samsung’s aggressive marketing, the hype for the Galaxy S5 is indeed great. First off, the design of the Galaxy S5 looks much stronger compared to its predecessors. It is made of a plastic chassis instead of a metal one, however. The Galaxy S5 also comes with a larger screen, measuring 5.1 inches with a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels giving it a 432 pixel density. This, coupled with its super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and 16M colors screen, gives one of the screen displays for smartphones. Gorilla Glass 3 gives added protection for the screen.

The phone is equipped with the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS with a quad core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 processor to ensure phone usage will be as smooth as possible. Multitasking is also no problem with specifications like this. And to top it off, the battery life of the Galaxy S5 is also impressive, with its new 2800 mAh battery. Despite all that, the biggest drawback of the Galaxy S5 is that it is not so much of an upgrade compared to its latest predecessor. However, for those looking for the best smartphone available in the market right now, this phone should definitely be in the list.

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card in some Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, supports OpenGL ES 3.0

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


801 MSM8974AC:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.45 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 578 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


5.1": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.145 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

Samsung reviews


86.73%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Devices with the same GPU

» HTC Desire EYE
unknown, 5.2", 0.154 kg
» BlackBerry Passport
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 4.5", 0.196 kg
» Motorola Moto X 2014
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.2", 0.145 kg
» Sony Xperia Z3
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.2", 0.152 kg
» Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 4.6", 0.129 kg
» Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 8.0", 0.27 kg
» HTC One M8 For Windows
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» ZTE Grand S Pro
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Amazon Fire
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 4.7", 0.16 kg
» HTC One E8
unknown, 5.0", 0.145 kg
» Asus PadFone X
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 9.0", 0.514 kg
» LG G3
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.5", 0.149 kg
» Nokia Lumia 930
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.17 kg
» HTC One M8
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
Snapdragon 801 APQ8074AB, 10.1", 0.425 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE-Version
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 10.1", 0.477 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 8.4", 0.331 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE (SM-P905)
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 12.2", 0.753 kg
» Sony Xperia Z2
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.2", 0.163 kg
» LG Optimus G Pro 2
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.9", 0.17 kg
» Nokia Lumia Icon
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.17 kg
» Sony Xperia Z1s
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 4.3", 0.137 kg
» LG G Flex
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 6.0", 0.176 kg
» Asus New Padfone
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 10.1, 5.0", 0.145 kg
» Nokia Lumia 2520
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 10.1", 0.62 kg
» Nokia Lumia 1520
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 6.0", 0.21 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-03-28 (Update: 2014-03-28)