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Samsung Galaxy Series

Samsung Galaxy E5Processor: MP5232, NovaThor U8420, NovaThor U8500, unknown, Broadcom BCM28155, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084, Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, Samsung Exynos 3470 Quad, Samsung Exynos 4212 1.5 GHz, Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad, Samsung Exynos 5260 Hexa, Samsung Exynos 5430 Octa, Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa
Graphics Adapter: unknown, ARM Mali-400 MP, ARM Mali-400 MP4, ARM Mali-T624, ARM Mali-T628 MP6, ARM Mali-T760 MP8, Broadcom VideoCore-IV, PowerVR SGX544, Qualcomm Adreno 200, Qualcomm Adreno 305, Qualcomm Adreno 306, Qualcomm Adreno 320, Qualcomm Adreno 330, Qualcomm Adreno 405, Qualcomm Adreno 420
Display: 3.0 inch, 3.27 inch, 3.5 inch, 3.8 inch, 4 inch, 4.3 inch, 4.5 inch, 4.7 inch, 4.8 inch, 5 inch, 5.1 inch, 5.3 inch, 5.5 inch
Weight: 0.1kg, 0.11kg, 0.112kg, 0.113kg, 0.115kg, 0.1198kg, 0.12kg, 0.121kg, 0.123kg, 0.13kg, 0.132kg, 0.133kg, 0.137kg, 0.138kg, 0.141kg, 0.145kg, 0.15kg, 0.151kg, 0.156kg, 0.16kg, 0.161kg, 0.163kg, 0.17kg, 0.2kg, 0.208kg, 0.3kg
Price: 100, 200, 224, 269, 299, 300, 379, 400, 439, 449, 489, 499, 500, 599, 600, 649, 700, 729, 849 euro
Average Score: 84.65% - good
Average of 283 scores (from 508 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 73%, features: 74%, display: 89%
mobility: 85%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 93%

 

Samsung Galaxy S3

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S3Notebook: Samsung Galaxy S3
Processor: Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP4
Display: 4.8 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.133kg
Price: 599 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 87.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

88% Review Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) Smartphone | Notebookcheck
A new Galaxy. Samsung introduced its smartphone flagship from the latest portfolio at a big event in London. A quad-core SoC based on ARM, a 720p screen, NFC and Android 4.0 ICS belong to the must-haves of this category today. Is Samsung's Galaxy S3 the new category leader in an attractive packaging?
Motorola Moto G vs Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone comparison review: which is the best budget Android phone?
Source: PC Advisor English
Choose the Moto G if you want a more recent version of Android and a cheaper phone. The Galaxy S3 is a marginally better performer with a marginally better camera. But really these are two excellent smartphones that offer a glimpse of just how much phone you can get for relatively little cash these days.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 01/09/2014
90% Samsung Galaxy S3 review - how does the Android phone that changed everything stack up now?
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S3 remains an excellent smartphone. It offers a good design and build quality, despite our small niggles. Samsung has put together an impressive set of hardware resulting in silky smooth performance and extensive software features. It is certainly in no way outdated in the current market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
95% Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300)
Source: SFT - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 95%
83% Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300)
Source: PC News - Heft 01/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300)
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
83% Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300)
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%

 

Samsung S3 Mini GT-I8190

Specifications

Samsung S3 Mini GT-I8190Notebook: Samsung S3 Mini GT-I8190
Processor: NovaThor U8500
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP
Display: 4 inch, 16:9, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.113kg
Price: 439 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

87% Review Samsung S3 Mini GT-I8190 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Mini-size, maxi-performance? Samsung introduces a new compact version of its successful flagship model Galaxy S3. The Samsung Galaxy S3 mini GT-I8190 includes Android 4.1.1 and a super AMOLED touchscreen with a 4-inch diagonal screen measurement and is meant to round off the Galaxy Series in the lower end. Can you be convinced by the performance and the 8 GB internal memory at a low price of around 285 Euros (~$373)?
80% Samsung Galaxy SIII mini
Source: Gadgetspeak English
This is an Android phone, however if you can cope with the smaller size it can do quite a number of things that you would expect to need a larger device to complete. This is a 112 gram device that slips easily into a pocket or purse. The Samsung Galaxy S III mini is available either on contract or PAYG from the various phone chains or should you prefer unlocked.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80%
94% Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 94% emissions: 90%

 

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 GT-S7710

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 GT-S7710Notebook: Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 GT-S7710
Processor: NovaThor U8500
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP
Display: 4 inch, 5:3, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.15kg
Price: 379 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

 

85% Review Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 GT-S7710 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
A rugged companion. Samsung writes another chapter in the outdoor smartphone success story with their new Galaxy Xcover 2. Even though its inner life received a major overhaul, the end product is still just a mid-class device -- but it is certainly fit for the outdoors.
Outdoor-Smartphone mit Android 4.1
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: sound smartphone for beginners; up-to-date software; good hardiness
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2013

 

Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730Notebook: Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.138kg
Price: 489 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 97% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

88% Review Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Speedy, white, comes with LTE. The Samsung Galaxy Express seems to be made to stir up other mid-range smartphones with its ultrafast 4G internet connection, great battery life and the Samsung Galaxy S3’s fancy chassis. We venture to have a closer look.
97% 9 Consumer-Electronics-Produkte
Source: Chip.de - Chip 8/31 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 97%

 

Samsung Galaxy Fame GT-S6810P

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Fame GT-S6810PNotebook: Samsung Galaxy Fame GT-S6810P
Processor: Broadcom BCM28155
Graphics Adapter: Broadcom VideoCore-IV
Display: 3.5 inch, 3:2, 480x320 pixels
Weight: 0.121kg
Price: 299 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 52.5% - poor
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

84% Review Samsung Galaxy Fame GT-S6810P Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Little star? Affordable, stylish and handy: Samsung's Galaxy Fame is aimed especially at young customers. But perhaps it can also attract other target groups with features like a 5 megapixel camera and NFC.
60% Samsung Galaxy Fame review: budget Android smartphone is cheap, not cheerful
Source: PC Advisor English
There's nothing wrong with a cheap, functional smartphone, and the Galaxy Fame is exactly that. The trouble is that even at this price the Fame is being squeezed out by much better phones that cost roughly the same amount. Windows-toting Lumia 520 is a much better performer at a similar size, and the Moto's E and -G knock the Fame for six. It's not a bad deal, but for just a tiny bit more there are better deals to be had.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 40% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
50% Samsung Galaxy Fame review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy Fame is not a phone that will live forever, and it hasn't quite learned to fly. It is clear from the very outset that Samsung has used the ingredients to create a lower-end smartphone, such as the smaller internal chipset, the smaller screen and the low internal storage. We can see the Samsung Galaxy Fame selling a fair few units, especially given its super low price tag, and we don't see that as a bad thing, given that the majority of users will likely be young, and wanting a way of connecting to Facebook, but for anything more substantial, the handset really struggles.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
50% Samsung Galaxy Fame review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy Fame is not a phone that will live forever, and it hasn't quite learned to fly. It is clear from the very outset that Samsung has used the ingredients to create a lower-end smartphone, such as the smaller internal chipset, the smaller screen and the low internal storage. We can see the Samsung Galaxy Fame selling a fair few units, especially given its super low price tag, and we don't see that as a bad thing, given that the majority of users will likely be young, and wanting a way of connecting to Facebook, but for anything more substantial, the handset really struggles.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
50% Samsung Galaxy Fame review
Source: Techradar English
We can see the Samsung Galaxy Fame selling a fair few units, especially given its super low price tag, and we don't see that as a bad thing, given that the majority of users will likely be young, and wanting a way of connecting to Facebook, but for anything more substantial, the handset really struggles.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%

 

Samsung Galaxy Young DUOS GT-S6312

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Young DUOS GT-S6312Notebook: Samsung Galaxy Young DUOS GT-S6312
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 200
Display: 3.27 inch, 3:2, 480x320 pixels
Weight: 0.112kg
Price: 224 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

83% Review Samsung Galaxy Young DUOS GT-S6312 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
For the young. The Samsung Galaxy Young is a handy smartphone for novices and the young. As its street price of 125 Euros (~$164) is rather low, you will have to live with several limitations, won't you? We will discover them in our review.
50% Samsung Galaxy Young review: a budget Android Jelly Bean smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy Young's low price and the fact it runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean are really all it has going for it. Its low grade hardware and dire performance mean that we'd rather have an alternative budget smartphone running Ice Cream Sandwich, or even Windows Phone 8, which can deliver in these key areas.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 70% performance: 30% features: 50% workmanship: 70%
LG Optimus L3 II
Source: c't - Heft 26/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013

 

Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505

One of the current top choices in Android smartphones around the world, the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505, features the best of everything that the current smartphone market has to offer. The 5 inch screen with fullHD is sprawling and gorgeous, and the 13 megapixel camera is top of the line. The great camera is supported by software that provides fun features to enjoy with friends. Sound & Shot is one good example, allowing the user to record and attach a sound clip to photos. One of the downfalls of this great device is the frustratingly long start up time for the camera, which can take from 2 – 4 seconds. Paired with the short battery life and the cheap plastic feel of the body, it may start to seem like it may not be the best choice when compared to competitors.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 manages to keep its price competitive, and while the body feels cheap, it looks great and the weight is lower than other comparable devices'. The phone is packed with unique features that feel like the future is here. One such feature - Air Gestures allows the user to control the phone by waving your hand above the sensor. Like most new technologies, these features do not work as well as they should and are mostly enjoyable for their novelty value. The overall experience of using the phone is made pleasant with the quad-core processor being able to handle tasks smoothly. Make no mistake, the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 may not be perfect, but it is a great phone, and is one of the best options on the market.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505Notebook: Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.13kg
Price: 729 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 88.8% - very good
Average of 30 scores (from 54 reviews)

 

88% Review Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Evolutionary update of a bestseller. Samsung managed to sell more than 40 million copies of the Galaxy S III. Now the successor has been released, set to trump the flagship of 2012. The Galaxy S4 ships with a Full HD Super AMOLED display, a quad-core CPU and all kinds of gimmicky features. But is this enough to defend the top spot?
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
iPhone 5S vs Nexus 5 vs Galaxy S4 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won three of our seven rounds the Apple iPhone 5S has taken the prize. While the S4 and Nexus 5 are still very good phones in their own right and offer better value for money, the iPhone 5S has a sturdier build, features a superior camera and comes loaded with improved security software. But with the S4's lifecycle close to its end and the newer Samsung Galaxy S5 expected to make its debut in the next few months, this could change sooner rather than later.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/16/2014
100% Samsung Galaxy S4 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
It's hard to find chinks the S4's general excellence. The storage is measly and the mono speaker and lack of FM radio may be a downer for some, but despite these it's still a lot of phone for your money. We shopped around and the best deal we saw was a free handset for £31 a month with unlimited minutes, texts and 500MB of mobile data. Even considering that, the S4 is a lot of smartphone for your money today. The lack of a big.LITTLE processor is a shame, as it looks to be a great idea, but even without it the S4 embodies that phrase rather nicely. The screen is bigger than that on the HTC One, the battery is bigger than the HTC One's or the one in the Sony Xperia Z, yet the phone itself is slightly smaller than either. Simply put, Samsung has squeezed more into less - and that's why it wins it our Ultimate award.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: It Pro English
Samsung's Galaxy S range continues to set the bar higher with every refresh. The Korean firm has optimised performance, added support for multiple apps, boosted the display and shaved off weight. Once Knox is activated, it could become an enterprise favourite.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
Google Nexus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 comparison review: Does the Nexus 5 stack up against the S4?
Source: PC Advisor English
You simply cannot beat the Nexus 5's price. Sure, the Galaxy S4 has a nicer camera and features expandable memory, but that price, coupled with the new Android OS make the Nexus 5 hard to top.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/01/2013
iPhone 5S vs Galaxy S4 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won four of our six categories the iPhone 5S has won the 2013 Apple vs Samsung match. While the iPhone 5S doesn't have as good a screen as the Samsung Galaxy S4 it does feature a significantly better camera, longer battery life, more robust security features and, for those who can afford it, increased storage options.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2013
90% Samsung Galaxy S4 review
Source: Techradar English
Make no mistake - the Samsung Galaxy S4 is far, far more than a Galaxy S3 'S' - Samsung may be copying Apple according to some people, but it's not as brazen as the Cupertino brand in flogging the exact same design with a slightly uprated processor and calling it a new phone. Although we will admit, it's not as good overall as the HTC One, especially when you factor in the design. But there's no doubt Samsung will have to make a big step forward to keep users interested with the Galaxy S5, but for now we love the S4 and would be proud to have it in our pocket.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Apple iPhone 5S vs Samsung Galaxy S4 comparison review: Flagship smartphones go toe to toe
Source: PC Advisor English
With the iPhone 5S only bringing a handful of updates compared to the iPhone 5, it's a tough call between it and the Samsung Galaxy S4. We'll give you a decisive verdict once we've fully tested the iPhone 5S.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/11/2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG G2 smartphone comparison review - which is best: Galaxy S4 or LG G2?
Source: PC Advisor English
Our first impression is that we're super impressed with what LG has pulled out of the bag with the G2. Its got some seriously impressive specs which make it a real contender at the top of the smartphone market. We're keen to try out the quirky design so look out for a review soon.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2013
Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: Hardware Canucks English
When it comes to the world of Android, it’s pretty clear that Samsung and the Galaxy S line have taken hold of the baton and are sprinting towards the horizon. Part of this success is due to the fact that they always use cutting-edge hardware, but also because Samsung is a company that takes the “everything but the kitchen sink” adage seriously when it comes to features.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2013
95% Samsung Galaxy S4 review
Source: Techradar English
Make no mistake - the Samsung Galaxy S4 is far, far more than a Galaxy S3 'S' - Samsung may be copying Apple according to some people, but it's not as brazen as the Cupertino brand in flogging the exact same design with a slightly uprated processor and calling it a new phone. But there's no doubt Samsung will have to make a big step forward to keep users interested with the Galaxy S5, but for now we love the S4 and would be proud to have it in our pocket.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 95%
83% Review: Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: PC Authority English
There is no doubt that the Galaxy S4 is one of the best Android handsets on the market today. While we may not like some of the inbuilt Samsung software, which at times feels more like bloatware than truly useful additions to the Android experience, the hardware and design of the phone is simply superb. Ultimately it isn’t quite enough to overtake the HTC One as our favoured handset, but it is well worth a look, especially if you value Samsung’s choice of removable battery. A great smartphone, even if it doesn’t take the crown of greatest smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 100% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 review: the new flagship Galaxy Android smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S4 is a great phone with outstanding hardware and performance, but it's not flawless. We're disappointed with the build quality considering the handset costs a fair bit more than its rivals and while the S4 is packed with features we find a lot of them to be gimmicky.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 70%
Google Play Edition: Galaxy S 4 and HTC One Review
Source: Slashgear English
Android enthusiasts can be a demanding group. The call for pure-Android versions of flagships other than the Nexus range has been a consistent one, and it will be interesting to see how many Google Play Edition phones actually get bought. Adding to the muddle is the pricing: the HTC comes in at $599, the Samsung more expensive again at $649. What the two Google Play Edition phones offer is a compromise somewhere in-between. The freedom of pure Android and the freshness and undeniable appeal of flagship hardware. It’s a compromise that comes at a cost, and it’s one with the risk of still relying on manufacturers for new software rather than getting it straight from Google, but if your wallet is deep enough then the pure Android experience, liberation from carrier subsidies, and top-tier specifications make them each excellent, if niche, options.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2013
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 Review (T-Mobile) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with some of the most innovative features you'll find in any smartphone on the market, as well as the ability to tap into T-Mobile's LTE service. And although T-Mobile's LTE footprint is small, you'll pay considerably less than other carriers over two years.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Some say potato, while some say potah-to. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition combines stock Android with one of the hottest phones on the market. The handset retains the hardware's strengths (performance, graphics, a colorful display and a powerful camera) without weighing the experience down with a skinned interface.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5: User reviews
Source: V3.co.uk English
Finally ending the debate, as V3 also said, Lyle Gentlemn pointed out that the battle has really only begun, with Apple being on the verge of updating and improving the iPhone 5 to run its latest iO7 operating system. "Has anyone noticed? iOS 7 is coming out, and it would make every iPhone better than Samsung smartphones! Go to Apple's website to check out iOS 7," read the post.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 06/25/2013
90% Samsung Galaxy S4 review
Source: Techradar English
Make no mistake - the Samsung Galaxy S4 is far, far more than a Galaxy S3 'S' - Samsung may be copying Apple according to some people, but it's not as brazen as the Cupertino brand in flogging the exact same design with a slightly uprated processor and calling it a new phone. The Galaxy S4 is a great, great device in its own right, re-inventing what it means to own a brilliant smartphone in a number of ways. The gestures are cool, the touch-less experience amazing at times - in short, it's a wonderful phone you want to pull out of your pocket again and again and again.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Samsung Galaxy S4 review
Source: It Pro English
Bigger, faster, lighter, better. Samsung returns with the Galaxy S4, the best handset in the world. Samsung's Galaxy S range continues to set the bar higher with every refresh. The Korean firm has optimised performance, added support for multiple apps, boosted the display and shaved off weight. Once Knox is activated, it could become an enterprise favourite.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Apple iPhone 5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Although technically a draw, with both phones winning 3.5 rounds, we don't want to sit on the fence after putting the phones through their paces in so much detail. So we're awarding the crown to the S4, as it won in the more important battles. The phone boasts a better camera, slightly faster performance and a clearer display than its Apple competitor. It was a close call, as despite being almost a year old the Apple iPhone still boasts superior build quality, more intuitive and bloatware-free software, and a slightly better battery life than the Galaxy S4. Because of this we're not convinced the S4 will be able to pull off the same feat when facing its real challenger, the next Apple iPhone.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2013
100% Samsung Galaxy S4 review
Source: It Pro English
Samsung's Galaxy S range continues to set the bar higher with every refresh. The Korean firm has optimised performance, added support for multiple apps, boosted the display and shaved off weight. Once Knox is activated, it could become an enterprise favourite.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 (Verizon Wireless) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Verizon customers shopping for a new smartphone should give their highest consideration to the Galaxy S4, which combines an incredible set of custom software with an eye-poppingly colorful 5-inch screen and the most feature-rich camera ever on an Android device. If you want a Galaxy S4 but aren't sure which carrier to go with, Verizon's upcoming AWS network and reasonable data prices make it a strong option.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S4 mini comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
Provided the Galaxy S4 mini doesn't offer poor performance (we'll let you know as soon as we benchmark it), then the main reasons to opt for it over the full-size S4 are that you want a physically smaller smartphone or you can't afford the flagship.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/30/2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S3 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The S4 is a better phone than the Galaxy S3, featuring a better camera and screen, slightly better performance and a few novel software perks not included on its predecessor. But the S3 is still a very good phone, with its screen, camera and performance remaining vastly superior to many newer smartphones from rival manufacturers, even a year after release meaning that for S3 owners, there's little reason to rush out and upgrade now to the S4. Additionally, with the S4 now out, the S3's price has drastically plummeted. On a few third-party marketplaces like Amazon, we've seen a SIM-free version of the 16GB S3 selling for as little as £300, which is an absolute steal for any smartphone buyer not concerned about having the latest phone available.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/30/2013
70% Review: Samsung GALAXY S4
Source: Techtree.com English
The S4 offers a gorgeous screen, superb camera, and great multimedia performance. On the other hand, it has a done-to-death design. The build quality leaves a lot to be desired. The UI is cluttered, and despite having an extremely powerful octa-core CPU, the phone does lag in certain tasks. If you're split between HTC One and S4, I'd wholeheartedly recommend the HTC One as it's a much better smartphone save for the mediocre camera. But if camera and screen quality are at the forefront of your requirement list, there's none better then the GALAXY S4.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 90% workmanship: 60%
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Nexus 4 smartphone comparison review: what's the best Android?
Source: PC Advisor English
The Nexus 4 was our phone of last year. A game-changing super cheap but premium smartphone that offered great features, build and performance at a stunning price. Here we pit the Nexus 4 against Samsung's flagship Galaxy S4. The Galaxy S4 is a brilliant phone - although it's not without flaws. Here we compare the Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy S4, feature by feature. The Samsung often comes out on top, but remember that the Nexus 4 is significantly cheaper to buy outright. In fact, it remains an absolute steal at just £239, where the Galaxy S4 is a not unreasonable £450-£500.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/21/2013
100% Samsung Galaxy S4 review
Source: It Pro English
Samsung introduced its flagship Galaxy S4 to much fan-fare in New York mid-March, and it’s finally time to assess whether it can improve on its predecessor. Samsung's Galaxy S range continues to set the bar higher with every refresh. The Korean firm has optimised performance, added support for multiple apps, boosted the display and shaved off weight. Once Knox is activated, it could become an enterprise favourite.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Apple iPhone 5 comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
We now know the Galaxy S4 looks quite akin to the Galaxy S3 in design so therefore can't really be mistaken for the iPhone 5. We'll let you decide which you think is more attractive since it's down to personal taste. What is worth pointing out is that the Galaxy S4 uses a largely plastic build with a removable cover while the iPhone 5 is made from glass and aluminium. This is the key difference for us and where the iPhone 5 comes out distinctly on top.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2013
Galaxy S4 vs BlackBerry Z10 comparison review - which is best, the Samsung or the BlackBerry?
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S4 looks similar to the Galaxy S3 in design: it's pretty different to the BlackBerry Z10, which from the front at least looks like a squarer iPhone 5. The Galaxy S4 is rounded and pebble-like, the BlackBerry Z10 a thin-and-stylish rectangular slab of black. The Galaxy S4 is mostly plastic with a removable cover, while the Z10's front is almost all black, but it also has a thin plastic removable cover.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2013
100% Samsung Galaxy S4 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
As we type this we have the SGS3 and the SGS4 on our desk. While, superficially, there's really not a lot of difference between the two, to hold, they couldn't feel more different. We really like the new, more square-feeling SGS4. At the back, we prefer the SGS3 aesthetically, although the case design of the new phone is nicer - albeit still plastic. As always, the sign of a good gadget is one that we don't want to give back. Our review SGS4 is being returned tomorrow, and the truth is that we're really going to miss it. It is, therefore, a product we heartily commend.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy S4 video review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S4 is a great phone with excellent hardware and performance, but it's not flawless. Its high price tag combined with disappointing build quality means it can't outdo its rivals. We give it four stars and our recommended award.
video reivew
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/13/2013
Review: Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: Reg Hardware English
That said, the styling leaves me cold, the plastic body looks and feels a bit cheap when compared to the opposition, and TouchWiz really is a bit of an aesthetic shambles compared to Jelly Bean’s stock UI. I’ve no doubt all those extra features will attract buyers but I’d be lying to you if I said I thought many of them were essential to the smartphone user experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2013
90% Samsung Galaxy S4 Review
Source: Think Digit English
Samsung has been much derided for still persisting with plastic for the Galaxy S4. Particularly when HTC laid its cards on the table with that gorgeous One, all dressed in the aluminum. However, it is important to keep in mind that with the same plastic finish, the Galaxy S III sold like crazy. For anyone who wishes to buy one of these two phones, it will eventually come down to which one you like better. Or the sense of familiarity, in case you are upgrading from an existing Samsung or HTC phone. The performance of both phones is very good, and absolutely neck and neck.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 70%
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 review: high performance flagship Android smartphone but not without flaws
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S4 is a great phone with outstanding hardware and performance, but it's not flawless. We're disappointed with the build quality considering the handset costs a fair bit more than its rivals and while the S4 is packed with features we find a lot of them to be gimmicky.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 70%
85% Samsung Galaxy S4 Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
At Rs 41,500, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is easily the best Android in the market – and the most powerful smartphone by a mile. Samsung seems to have taken criticisms about the S3 in its stride, as the S4 easily irons out most of the chinks found in the S3’s armour with a fresh coat of polish. The phone looks a lot more refined and premium than its predecessor and the whole hullabaloo about the plastic chassis is much ado about nothing. This is not to say it’s as good as the HTC One’s industrial design, but calling it cheap would be an exaggeration. Its build is miles ahead of the S3 and so are the ergonomics. Even if you discount the gimmicky gesture support, the S4 still beats the One in almost every department. It has a larger display, better audio quality for headphones, better battery life and a better camera with more features. The One trumps the S4 in terms of chassis build, much better speakers for alerts and media playback, and a better implementation for the similar suite of camera features (Zoe mode).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 (AT&T) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the most impressive smartphones on the market today, with plenty of power, a sharp and feature-rich camera and innovative gestures. The phone is also light and portable, but at the expense of design, as the S4's plastic exterior doesn't exactly scream luxury. The S4 also offers below-average battery life, so users may want to carry an extra battery.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Exynos Octa-core: what's different?
Source: Engadget English
Contrary to our original expectations, the Octa-core GS4 isn't significantly faster or better than its Snapdragon sibling. Sure, it offers a small advantage in overall processor performance, but the difference isn't as obvious as we thought it would be. With that in mind, does the HSPA+-only I9500 hold any other benefits over the I9505 or its variants?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2013
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 review [Updated]
Source: V3.co.uk English
Summing up, the Galaxy S4 is a very nice phone, featuring a brilliantly crisp display, lightning-fast performance, an above average camera and selection of useful productivity apps and services. However these inherent benefits are let down by poor build quality, needless Touchwiz bloatware and a less than stellar battery life. The S4 is currently a reasonable, but not great choice for business users – though this may change when Samsung launches its Knox security service later this year.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 82%
98% Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 98% emissions: 94%
Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: e-media - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
97% Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: SFT - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 97%
88% Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: Connect - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 88%
95% Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: PC Praxis - Heft 01/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 95%
Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
95% Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 95%
Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: Connect - Heft 12/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
79% Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom
Source: Connect - Heft 10/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 79%
96% Software-Wunder mit Top-Ausstattung
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 96%
94% 5-Zoll-Android mit Vollausstattung
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 100% features: 100% display: 95% ergonomy: 85%
87% Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 87%
Der neue Android-König?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: good hardware; up-to-date software Negative: unusual surface feeling, needs time getting used to it
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/28/2013
High-End Smartphone mit 5'' AMOLED & Full HD Display
Source: Hartware German DE→EN
Positive: very good software system Negative: workmanship mediocre; "smart scroll" useless
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2013
Wachablösung an der Spitze
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: excellent performance, new CPU
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2013

 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active I9295

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active I9295Notebook: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active I9295
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.151kg
Price: 649 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 87.5% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 24 reviews)

 

87% Review Samsung Galaxy S4 Active GT-I9295 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Refined water lover. Samsung slips a 5-inch TFT screen with Full HD resolution into a metal frame and fills the remaining space with all the good inner components from their flagship Galaxy S4. Then they IP certify it -- and voilà, the new outdoor smartphone. A superior quality S4? Can it be true?
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active: The mobe for CHUCK NORRIS TYPES
Source: Reg Hardware English
As a smartphone, the S4 Active is every bit as impressive a performer as the S4 proper, but the dust and waterproofing are handy additional features especially as they have been achieved without plugging up the audio jack or locking the battery in place. The LCD screen does nothing for battery life but it is brighter than the S4’s OLED panel and offers more natural colour reproduction. It’s also worth keeping in mind that if you’re buying your handset unlocked, the Active seems to be about £40 cheaper than the S4.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2013
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review: Rugged and ready for adventure
Source: TechHive.com English
Samsung has a winner on its hands with the Active: It’s sleek, powerful, and won’t fall apart the first time you drop it or get it dirty. The downgrade in camera quality is lamentable, and some will absolutely hate all of Samsung’s software extras, but those are small concessions to make for a phone that you can use in the shower or pool. If you need a phone that can survive the great outdoors, then the Active should be your first choice. If you value your photos and don’t really spend much time being active, then the regular Galaxy S4 will suit you just fine.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review
Source: T3 English
The Samsung Galaxy S4 packs a nice design, a beast of a processor and an IP67 certified rating for water and dust resistance.However the overall feel gives the impression this is far more durable than it actually is, with the rubber bands on either end nothing more than window dressing. If you’re looking for a Galaxy device with less reliance on plastic, yet that still has a bit of oomph in terms of power, this is a great pick.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review
Source: Techradar English
So what do we make of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active? We have to say we're fully impressed by the phone that takes the best of the S4 and makes it something that's more life-proof in a variety of ways. We can see this phone being the handset of choice for exercise fiends up and down the country, thanks to the combination of S Health (or more probably another app that's a little better at tracking your exertions) and a robust design that promises the Active could survive a slip.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/23/2013
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active finds itself a little in no mans land, and it's a difficult one for us to recommend outright. So if you're in the market for a top end smartphone then we'd say it's worth taking a look at the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z and even the Nokia Lumia 925 or iPhone 5, but if you fancy something a little different then you won't be disappointed with the Galaxy S4 Active.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Active is one of the best smartphones made by Samsung in recent years, offering users all the key strengths of the Galaxy S4, but coming with a beefed-up, more robust design. As with all Samsung phones, the addition of Touchwiz is a mixed affair, with the skin in general detracting rather than adding to the Android user experience. Still, even with Touchwiz, to fans of Samsung Galaxy phones or those in need of a tough waterproof handset we thoroughly recommend checking out the Active.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is being offered to a small niche of people who require their smartphones to be as rugged as they are. We know there are people out there who are literally being bombarded by water, mud, dust and everything in between on a regular basis, and something like the S4 Active should be right up their alley if they want their smartphone to survive their active lifestyle. It may not offer as many bells and whistles as the Galaxy S4, but the Galaxy S4 Active is still a very good smartphone that will be able to offer the same overall Galaxy S4 experience in a durable case. In the world of durable handsets, we’re confident the Galaxy S4 Active is among one of the best that’s currently available.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2013
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review - waterproof Galaxy S4 offers excellent performance
Source: PC Advisor English
We really like the Galaxy S4 Active. It's got the kind of features that we wish the flagship smartphone has. There is a downgrade with some specifications but they don't seem like a big sacrifice. Performance is excellent and the neither display nor the camera could be described as poor. If you want durability, this is the Galaxy S4 for you but it's worth checking out the Xperia Z as an alternative.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active Review
Source: Slashgear English
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active almost did enough that we could legitimately ask why anybody would opt for the regular model. Still, the slight increase in bulk – which we’re not opposed to, seeing as we prefer the hand-feel of the Active version – and the slight drop in camera quality may frustrate some potential users, for whom the original Galaxy S 4 might still fit the bill.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/28/2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review: a top-tier phone in a water-resistant package
Source: Engadget English
Some may say the Galaxy S 4 Active is a gimmick; an attempt to squeeze as much momentum out of the GS4 brand as possible. True, it's more "rugged lite" than "military-grade," and its display literally pales in comparison to its predecessor's. But water resistance aside, this handset still has quite a few things going for it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active hands-on review
Source: PC Advisor English
There's a lot about the Galaxy S4 Active which is identical to the flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone. It's got the same 5in Full HD screen but with a less impressive TFT panel rather than SuperAMOLED, 1.9GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Software is also the same with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with features like Air View and Smart Pause. See also: Samsung Premiere 2013 Galaxy & Ativ event as it happened: details.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/21/2013
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review
Source: Techradar English
So what do we make of the Samsung Galaxy Active? We have to say we're fully impressed by the phone that takes the best of the S4 and makes it something that's more life-proof in a variety of ways. We can see this phone being the handset of choice for exercise fiends up and down the country, thanks to the combination of S Health (or more probably another app that's a little better at tracking your exertions) and a robust design that promises the Active could survive a slip.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/21/2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is possibly our favourite of the S4 spinoffs. It's sturdier and arguably better looking than the S4 it's based on, and hopefully gives a hint as to what the Samsung Galaxy S5 might be like. We could happily give up our S4 for the Active right now and can’t wait for the full review sample to arrive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/21/2013
97% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 97% emissions: 90%
91% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Audio Video Foto Bild - Heft 5/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 91%
91% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 91%
90% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: PC News - Heft 01/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
90% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
91% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 91% mobility: 80%
98% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Pad & Phone - Heft 12/2013-1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 98%
86% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 86%
Robuste S4-Variante
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: ruggedized highend smartphone
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2013
91% Ein Outdoor-Handy, das kaum Wünsche offen lässt
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: outdoor smartphone; resistant device
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 91%

 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom was built to take photos, and take them well. This device attempts to bridge the gap between dedicated cameras and the typical smartphone fare, with the high resolution camera and a 10x lens to zoom in closer than any other smartphones out there. However, despite being made for taking pictures - launching the camera app will take approximately 4 seconds, and once a photo is taken, it will take 2 seconds before you can take another one, which is a big disappointment. On the other hand, the display beats the standard Galaxy S4's in vibrant color and brilliance, which is not a small feat since the standard S4 has one of the best displays around.

In line with its camera-centric purpose - the body is built with a molded finger grip designed to improve handling when taking photos. Photos taken with auto setting look better than the standard S4's, with bright, crisp colors and good details. However, when compared to other photo-centric devices (like the Nokia Lumia), the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom disappoints. No doubt, for a more advanced user, who understands how to manually adjust settings, this device is the best out there. The body is uncomfortably heavy, and the large 10x Zoom lens on the back makes it awkward to hold when being used for anything other than photo-taking. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom would be a great option for advanced users looking for a highly portable camera solution and the unique zoom lens, but there are much better options out there for casual users.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S4 ZoomNotebook: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
Processor: Samsung Exynos 4212 1.5 GHz
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP4
Display: 4.3 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.208kg
Price: 499 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 71.83% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 15 reviews)

 

87% Review Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Compact camera and smartphone in one device. Samsung extends its new device class with the new Galaxy S4 Zoom. Similar to the Samsung Galaxy camera, our 4.3-inch review unit is a smartphone and a compact camera at the same time and is supposed to combine the best features of both worlds. We put it to the test.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom vs. Nokia Lumia 1020 vs. Sony QX 10 camera comparison
Source: Mobileburn English
The QX10 has an obvious advantage here because you can look at the camera and line up a very good selfie or group portrait. The other images use the front-facing cameras which are significantly smaller and not as good. You could use the rear camera but it's harder that way.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/12/2014
Video: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review - Android phone, superzoom camera - a truly niche device
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S4 Zoom is only for those smartphone users who are truly dedicated to photography, and prepared to sacrifice some of the their phone in order to have a superzoom camera to hand. It's neither the greatest camera nor the best Android phone: it's a compromise that will find only a small audience. But that doesn't make it a bad product. We award three and a half stars.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/02/2013
70% Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review - 16Mp, 10x zoom camera with an Android phone attached
Source: PC Advisor English
It's almost impossible to score the Galaxy S4 Zoom. It is such a niche product. £400 buys you either not much phone or a lot of camera. Actually, it buys you both. But whether that makes it a good deal depends on your needs: do you want a superzoom camera that can make calls and send and receive emails? If so this is the phone/camera for you. Otherwise, look elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
60% Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review
Source: T3 English
The real thing about this phone is the size that the zoom lens attaches to an otherwise slim smartphone. It's chunky. But if you are planning to take a lot of photographs, it's worth it. But you do need to have photography as a significant focus to make this more valid than a regular smartphone. If it's not, the extra size and weight, though still fitting the pocket reasonably well, may leave you resenting how much bigger it is than all your friends' phones.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Summing up, as a cameraphone the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is a good buy. Thanks to the addition of optical zoom and an improved camera sensor, images taken on the Zoom are significantly better than those taken on 99 percent of all other smartphones. However, as an actual phone the device is fairly middling. Featuring an underpowered processor, slightly disappointing screen and bulky design the Zoom isn't all too smart when it comes to basic phone functions, taking a fraction of a second longer than we'd like to boot up apps and web pages and feeling outright awkward in hand when being used to make calls or type messages. For this reason, unless you really need a camera on you at all times we'd recommend this as a smart camera device rather than a smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review
Source: Slashgear English
While we’ve found this device to be taking one of several awards home for most unique device in Samsung’s most recent collection of smart devices, it’s not necessarily the best device for any one use-case. While we expected the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom to take the place of the Samsung Galaxy Camera, instead we’ve found it to be another entry point for new users to get in on the smart device universe through Samsung’s flavor of Android.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2013
70% Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review
Source: Techradar English
We really want to like the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom but we're just not sure there's a gap in the market for it. If the camera or phone part was better or the price tag was lower then it would make sense, but right now it's a poor compact married to a mid-range phone at a high end price tag. So ultimately the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is quite good, and given the quality of the camera attached to it it's not necessarily overpriced as such, we're just not sure it actually fills the small gap in the market that it seems to be aiming for.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
Source: Trusted Reviews English
As a smartphone the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom feels neither practical nor comfortable. As a multipurpose compact camera replacement, however, it is second to none. The S4 Zoom will not appeal to everyone, but, on first impressions at least, it will more than satisfy the needs of smartphone owners looking for market leading camera capabilities. Our only concern is whether the slower lens can cope in low light conditions, which is something we'll look at it in detail when it comes to our full review.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/21/2013
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy Zoom is an odd device, and one we cannot see being a success. It's too chunky to be a phone you'd want to buy over something a bit sleeker, and it's likely to be a bit too expensive compared to a comparable compact camera. The phone is only average in some places, and many will yearn for a little more power when you're happily snapping around. That said, it doesn't fail in any area specifically, and if you were someone desperate for a hybrid device then this would certainly be the phone for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/20/2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 12/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 11/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
82% Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom
Source: Audio Video Foto Bild - Heft 11/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 82%
89% Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom
Source: PC Go - Heft 10/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 89%
Mix aus Smartphone und Kamera
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: good mix of smartphone and camera Negative: usage problematic
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/22/2013
Galaxy Cam trifft auf S4 Mini
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: interesting model; line between smartphone and camera is blurred
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/20/2013

 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190

In many ways, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190 is really just a smaller version of the Samsung Galaxy S4. Much like its bigger counterpart, the build quality is excellent; it feels sturdy and well made despite the plastic panels. The 4.3 inch screen is a qHD Super AMOLED display with a 540x960 resolution, making for nice enough images. It can’t be compared to full sized devices, but for this price range and size, it is decent. It is easier to handle with one hand than the full sized behemoth, and it features mid-range hardware. The 1.7 GHz dual-core CPU with 1.5 GB of RAM should suffice for most tasks, but more complex games will certainly not run too well.

Most of the cutting edge software from Samsung like Air Gestures and Air View is not included. However, S Translator and S Health are included. S Translator is one of those fun features that allow one to translate spoken or typed sentences from various languages. S Health is a great fitness tool able to track information like blood sugar levels and blood pressure with users input, or special devices that can connect to the smartphone. It is definitely a great tool for those who need to monitor their health carefully. The verdict is that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190 is a great choice for those who don’t need much performance and prefer a more portable size. Samsung's apps are the greatest advantage compared to competitors with similar size, price and specs.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190Notebook: Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.3 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.3kg
Price: 500 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy S4 Mini I9190 (Model)

Average Score: 81.58% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 25 reviews)

 

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs Galaxy S4 mini comparison review: New smartphone adds waterproof design, fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S5 mini adds a reasonable amount of upgrades compared to the Galaxy S4 mini. These include better components, more storage, a waterproof design and newer software. Let's not forget the fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor either. It's worth the extra £120 if you can afford it and will make use of those additional features.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 07/04/2014
80% Galaxy S4 Mini Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
Samsung successfully brought everything customers loved about the Galaxy S4 into the Galaxy S4 Mini, giving those who prefer a phone with a 4-inch screen something to enjoy. Sure – the S4 Mini doesn’t have the specs of the Galaxy S4, but it’s still able to offer a great experience for those looking for a mid-range phone of this size. All eyes will soon be on the S5 Mini once Samsung makes their official announcement of its existence, but until then, the S4 Mini will give you a solid Galaxy experience within a small frame. And best of all, once the S5 Mini is announced, you can expect the price of the S4 Mini to drop a great deal.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Source: Laptop Mag English
Just as its name implies, the $49.99 Galaxy S4 Mini is a scaled-down version of the Galaxy S4. And while you don't get such features as Air View or Eraser Mode, you do get a phone that's easy to use with one hand, a built-in remote control and a capable 8-MP camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung GALAXY S 4 Mini Review
Source: Slashgear English
The GALAXY S 4 Mini is a wonderful little cell phone, and is surprisingly reminiscent of the older Galaxy S 2, though bringing with it all the trimmings of a newer device. The smartphone sits well in one's hand (the position of the power button aside), and is small enough to slip into just about any pocket or sleeve. Despite feeling small in the hand, the Mini avoids feeling too small when it comes to the display. If you're in the market for a small smartphone that doesn't drag poor performance and low-end specs along with it, the GALAXY S 4 Mini is a solid choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/16/2013
60% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review
Source: T3 English
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is a little frustrating. It has the pieces to make it an affordable alternative to some of the gargantuan top-tier phones, but it falls short of the mark. It's not, as the name suggest, simply a mini version of the Samsung Galaxy 4, but a completely different phone with wildly different specs and the only part that's the same is the plastic-fuelled design. The wait for a really good small screened Android phone continues.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Source: Inside HW English
When compared to the last year’s mini model, S4 mini is a noticeably better smartphone, which bears its Galaxy S mark with more confidence. Due to its smaller size, it rests comfortably in the hand and it’s easy to handle. As for its sheer power, we didn’t expect it to match S4 model, but it has enough at its disposal.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2013
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review
Source: V3.co.uk English
With the Galaxy S4 having struggled to meet our expectations, we didn't expect to like the Galaxy S4 Mini, which essentially is a smaller version of Samsung's flagship handset. However, during our time with the phone the Galaxy S4 Mini proved to be a decent, well performing mid-range smartphone, and possibly more suited to a high-end label given its specifications. The handset's screen is on a par with those of some high-end smartphones on the market, and its battery outperforms those in most handsets with much higher prices.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review
Source: Techradar English
If you read this entire review, then you'll know exactly what we thought of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. If you've just jumped to reading this page then you should know that the things we put into the 'disliked' section are really only minor details. Both of these phones are very similar in spec and layout, but try them side by side and we think you'll probably just prefer the One Mini... especially as the microSD card slot on the S4 mini is a little harder to access.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini video review - the smaller, cheaper Galaxy S4
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S4 mini fits much better in the hand than its big brother and fortunately has the same stylish design. Everything is a lá Galaxy S4, except smaller. See also: Samsung Galaxy S4 mini vs HTC One mini comparison review.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/08/2013
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 mini review: offers a cheaper but downgraded version of the S4
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S4 mini is a great mid-range option, offering the same styling – which includes the same mediocre build quality – as its flagship counterpart, with a cheaper price tag. The cameras are good but the screen and storage are both under par. Consider the HTC One mini or the Nexus 4 as serious alternatives.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini vs HTC One mini comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
Samsung's Galaxy S4 mini has arrived and now HTC has brought along its HTC One mini. Find out how these rivals stack up against each other in our Samsung Galaxy S4 mini vs HTC One mini comparison review.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/30/2013
small in size, but not worth the mega price
Source: Engadget English
As much as we'd like to see a device that fits the literal description of the Galaxy S4 Mini -- you know, a phone that's all but identical to the original GS4, just smaller -- Samsung clearly had something else in mind. Instead, the Mini is meant for those who love the GS4 design and firmware but are looking for a lower price point.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2013
90% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review
Source: Techradar English
If you read this entire review, then you'll know exactly what we thought of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. If you've just jumped to reading this page, you will have a rough idea. The things we managed to put into the disliked section are really only minor details. As for those wondering whether they should buy the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini instead of the Samsung Galaxy S3, truly that is something that you will have to decide for yourself. But the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini more than makes a case for itself, with the upgraded software, decent battery life and 4G tech more than giving the Samsung Galaxy S3 a run for its money.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is a surprisingly well built, premium looking handset with a good range of bells and whistles which will please any prospective buyer. We weren't overly impressed with the microSD placement or the bundled Samsung keyboard, plus the amount of internal storage available is disappointing - but these aren't huge issues and overall the Galaxy S4 Mini appears to be an excellent smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/20/2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
97% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 97% emissions: 91%
83% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Source: PC News - Heft 01/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
83% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
91% Spitze in der Mittelklasse
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 91%
85% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (mit LTE)
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
LTE-Galaxy im iPhone-Format
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Positive: efficient medium-class model; configuration; very good camera
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/16/2013
Leistungsstark und dennoch kompakt
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: chunky and light device; conveniently small dimensions
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/05/2013
Kleiner Bruder ganz groß?
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Positive: smaller than normal S4 device; practical device
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2013
Mini-Me – „Kleiner“ Bruder des S4 mit 4,3 Zoll-Display und LTE
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Positive: good workmanship; practical device; sound overall package
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2013

 

Samsung Galaxy Exhibit SGH-T599

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Exhibit SGH-T599Notebook: Samsung Galaxy Exhibit SGH-T599
Processor: NovaThor U8420
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP
Display: 3.8 inch, 5:3, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 200 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy Exhibit SGH-T599 (Model)

Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

50% Samsung Galaxy Exhibit
Source: Laptop Mag English
For its affordable price tag, the Galaxy Exhibit phone packs a capable camera and some helpful software extras in a compact design. However, the screen is small, the battery life is lacking and both the data and overall performance are sluggish.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%

 

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT-S7275R

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT-S7275RNotebook: Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT-S7275R
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.0 inch, 16:10, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.1198kg
Price: 269 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 93% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

86% Review Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT-S7275R Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Hot smartphone. Samsung is offering the Galaxy Ace 3 GT-S7275R for less than 260 Euros (~$352) but this is no cheap piece. In fact, we are surprised by the high quality of the 4-inch smartphone which even offers an LTE module.
93% Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 LTE
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 93% emissions: 86%

 

Samsung Galaxy Star GT-S5280

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Star GT-S5280Notebook: Samsung Galaxy Star GT-S5280
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 3.0 inch, 4:3, 320x240 pixels
Weight: 0.1kg
Price: 100 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy Star GT-S5280 (Model)

 

Aldi-Smartphone GT-S5280 im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: low price, useful as secondary smartphone Negative: no 3G support
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2013

 

Samsung Galaxy Express 2

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Express 2Notebook: Samsung Galaxy Express 2
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 300 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 81.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

78% Samsung Galaxy Express 2: Prepaid-Handy mit LTE im Test
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 78% features: 80% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
80% Samsung Galaxy Express 2
Source: Connect - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% LTE-Smartphone für Einsteiger zum Sparpreis
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: solid smartphone; good suitability for daily use
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 86%

 

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2Notebook: Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 5.3 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.163kg
Price: 300 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

70% Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 review: The Grand refresh is not worth its Rs 24,890 price tag
Source: Tech2.in.com English
It’s an ever tougher sell when you consider the Lenovo Vibe X, which is superior in almost every respect, retailing for the same price. To sum up, the Grand 2 is a worthy upgrade to the Grand Duos but poor pricing, tough competition and lack of some crucial features might hurt its sales. At its current market price, you’re better off with the Lenovo Vibe X.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Review: Samsung GALAXY Grand 2
Source: Techtree.com English
The GALAXY Grand 2 is a massive improvement over its predecessor. This handset has a good screen, camera, and battery life. However, priced at Rs 22,000, the phone’s performance is not consistent. Many will find its interface garish. The design is done-to-death and the handset doesn’t feel premium compared to the similarly priced phones. So if you’re planning to buy a phone in price bracket, the Lenovo Vibe X (Rs 23,000) and Nokia Lumia 920 (Rs 24,000) are definitely better options.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 60%
80% Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
It's no surprise that competition in the Rs. 17,000 to 22,000 range is hot right now. Features that were once exclusive to phones twice that price are tempting users, and multinational brands now find themselves competing with increasingly well-made phones from local manufacturers. Still, most phones in this price range tend to advertise a single trick such as a full-HD screen or new processor, while neglecting to mention that these things aren't very useful in isolation. In contrast, Samsung has delivered a well-rounded product that seems to strike a very sensible balance between price, features and performance. Large screens on phones at this price point are no longer crippled by low resolutions, and "quad-core processors" actually have enough meat on their bones to deliver superior performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%

 

Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386FNotebook: Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F
Processor: MP5232
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.137kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 83.2% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

83% Review Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Turbo data. A 4.5-inch smartphone powered by Android 4.2.2 and high-speed LTE for a price considerably below 300 Euros (~$416): Samsung's Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F enables a browsing speed of up to 150 Mbit/s - not its only advantage, as our review proves.
58% Samsung-Handy mit LTE Cat 4-Unterstützung
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 58% features: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
94% Samsung Galaxy Core LTE
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 94% emissions: 83%
88% Samsung Galaxy Core LTE
Source: SFT - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
88% Samsung Galaxy Core LTE im Test: Schnelles LTE gepaart mit Langeweile
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 88% features: 90% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 85%
88% Samsung Galaxy Core LTE
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 80% mobility: 95%
Matter Rücken und LTE Cat 4
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: currently cheapest LTE cat 4-model; anti-slip cover Negative: weaker camera and performance compared to S4 mini
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2014

 

Samsung Galaxy S5

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.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S5Notebook: Samsung Galaxy S5
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.1 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.145kg
Price: 600 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy S5 (Model)

Average Score: 87.54% - good
Average of 46 scores (from 100 reviews)

 

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.
Galaxy S6 vs S5
Source: V3.co.uk English
Featuring a reworked, more luxurious design, improved screen, next-generation octa-core processor and significantly cleaner TouchWiz skin, the Galaxy S6 is the best smartphone ever released by Samsung. However, with the Galaxy S5's price close to halved since the Galaxy S6's launch, and the 2014 handset still offering above average performance and specifications at the price point, buyers on a budget would still do well to consider the older phone.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2015
HTC One M9 vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phone Arena English
The HTC One M9 is a beautifully crafted handset, next to which Samsung's Galaxy S5 looks quite average, not to mention the aesthetic appeal of Sense 7 over the TouchWiz interface. On paper the HTC beast has every reason to feel superior, too, with a much faster chipset, stereo speakers, and higher camera resolutions. In reality, however, the situation is more nuanced.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2015
Intergalactic camera shootout: Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S5 vs. Note 4 vs. iPhone 6
Source: GSM Arena English
This was a shootout between four phones, but the real question is whether the Samsung Galaxy S6 has improved over its 2014 predecessors. A full year divides the Galaxy S5 and S6 and between them there was distinct improvement. The Galaxy Note 4 is more recent and benefits from some of the same camera improvements that the S6 boasts, most notably, the Sony IMX240 sensor and the optical image stabilization.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/19/2015
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs S6 comparison: What's new in the Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: PC Advisor English
We've yet to run the Samsung Galaxy S6 through our benchmarks, but on paper it sounds as though it should be significantly faster than the Galaxy S5. It also has a beautiful Quad HD screen that's significantly higher in resolution and much brighter than that on the S5. The new Galaxy shows a vast improvement in design, too, and there are some nice upgrades to the camera - particularly at the front. Some sacrifices have been made, though, with the S6 losing the removable battery and microSD card slot that have long been favoured by Samsung fans.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/04/2015
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Now With Android Lollipop And VASTLY Improved TouchWiz
Source: Know Your Mobile English
The Galaxy S5 is most definitely a mixed bag. On the one hand, the disgruntlement regarding the exterior design is entirely understandable; not only is it not the advancement many expected, it’s actually a bit of a step back with that revolting back cover. But when you boil it all down that’s one of only a small number of bad things I have to say about it. On the whole this is actually a pretty great smartphone. It’s fast and powerful with stacks of storage space and connectivity options, and the screen is gorgeous. The waterproofing is a real boon too, as you don’t have to worry about Tweeting from your bathtub.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Samsung Galaxy S5 does a lot of things well. Its Super AMOLED display offers stunning visuals, while its Snapdragon 801 CPU delivers strong performance. Features such as S Health continue to grow, becoming more useful, despite a gimmicky heartbeat monitor. And let's not forget the more than 9 hours of battery life that can be extended even further.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phone Arena English
Being new onto the scene, there are several reasons why the Nexus 6 stands out more profoundly than its rival in the Galaxy S5. For starters, there’s no arguing the fact that it’s the fresher of the two devices – aided by its cutting-edge hardware, future proof status, and stock Android 5.0 Lollipop experience. Naturally, too, the attachment to the fabled Nexus series means that it’s going to receive future Android software updates a lot faster than its customized rival.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/17/2014
iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy S5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won four rounds to the Galaxy S5's two, the iPhone 6 Plus is the clear winner of this head-to-head review. Featuring a larger screen, better battery life and more future-proof assurance regarding software updates, the iPhone 6 Plus is an excellent smartphone.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 11/14/2014
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phone Arena English
The Note Edge has an edge in almost everything when compared to the Galaxy S5. It might be less ergonomic in the hand, but that could be expected from a 5.6” phablet. Other than that, it is superior to the S5 in any way that counts, and we are not only talking the Edge side screen, or the extra input method brought on by the S Pen stylus, as you may or may not find these very useful on a daily basis.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/07/2014
Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy S5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Coming to the end of our review, the Galaxy Note 4 is the clear winner having won five rounds to the Galaxy S5's two. While the Galaxy Note 4's increased size won't be to everyone's taste, an improved rear camera, more powerful processor and productivity focused S Pen stylus make the phablet one of the best Android phones currently available to enterprises.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2014
Motorola DROID Turbo vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phone Arena English
Motorola has done a great job with the Droid Turbo – this phone is a terrific package that packs all the cutting-edge technology one can think of right now. What's more, the software experience with the phone is also great – it's very close to stock Android, which we consider a good thing, while Motorola's additions are useful and meaningful in the context of the Droid Turbo.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2014
iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5 vs One M8 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
While the Galaxy S5 and iPhone both won three rounds - although one of the Samsung handsets was technically a tie with the One M8 - for us at V3 the Apple handset is the overall winner. Even though the Galaxy S5 can theoretically feature more storage, has a longer battery life and better camera, the iPhone 6 countermands this for enterprise customers by offering improved security and better assurance that it will be able to receive future software updates.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2014
iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5 vs G3 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Coming to the end of the head to head it has been a close fought battle, with the iPhone 6 and G3 both winning three rounds and the Galaxy S5 two. However, as enterprise and business reviewers for us here at V3 the iPhone 6's advanced security features and more robust future-proof potential to receive iOS upgrades make it the safer choice for corporate users and win it this versus review.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2014
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
Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phone Arena English
Here in the US, consumers can pick up both smartphones through AT&T for the 2-year contract price of $200. Somewhat of a strange decision to say quite frankly, it’s tough to recommend handing over the cash to pick up the Galaxy Alpha. Yes, it’s certainly gorgeous looking, but the same amount will land you the more features rich Galaxy S5 – not to mention it’s also better spec’d, offers a water resistant property with its construction, and performs better in a variety of areas over its sibling.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2014
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
86% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 86%
99% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 99%
98% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: SFT - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 98%
98% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Tablet PC - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 98%
92% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Computerbild - Heft 22/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 92%
99% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 99% emissions: 97%
86% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Connect - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 85%
91% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Com! - Heft 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 91%
Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Hardbloxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/02/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 3/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2014
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

 

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S5 ActiveNotebook: Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.1 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.17kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy S5 Active (Model)

Average Score: 81.67% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Review
Source: Tom's Guide English
While the S5 Active is larger and heavier than the original Galaxy S5, what it lacks in lightness it more than makes up for with military-spec durability. The only Android phone tougher than the S5 Active is the 4.5-inch Kyocera Brigadier and its Sapphire Shield screen. But fitted with last-gen components, the Brigadier's Snapdragon 400 is lapped by the S5 Active's Snapdragon 801 chip. With the S5 Active's speedy processor, enduring battery and even louder speakers, you get the equivalent of Mustang performance in a Humvee body. Now all you have to do is prepare for life without the limits of conventional smartphone worries, and figure out what to do with the extra money you would have spent on a case.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
We usually think of smartphones as delicate devices, prone to crack from accidental drops or die from unintended water contact. The Galaxy S5 Active raises the bar for ruggedness in smartphones without sacrificing screen space or functionality. The special apps that come with the device show the designers put some thoughts into assembling some useful tools that would fit into the lifestyle of those who would use a sturdy phone. Aside from the ruggedness, the phone can stand on its own as a reliable mobile device for text, photos, messages, and social media. The FHD screen makes it a decent multimedia player for visual, but it’s undermined by the back-facing speaker. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is a good reliable mobile phone for anybody, but especially for the sporty, active users.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
We usually think of smartphones as delicate devices, prone to crack from accidental drops or die from unintended water contact. The Galaxy S5 Active raises the bar for ruggedness in smartphones without sacrificing screen space or functionality. The special apps that come with the device show the designers put some thoughts into assembling some useful tools that would fit into the lifestyle of those who would use a sturdy phone. Aside from the ruggedness, the phone can stand on its own as a reliable mobile device for text, photos, messages, and social media. The FHD screen makes it a decent multimedia player for visual, but it’s undermined by the back-facing speaker. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is a good reliable mobile phone for anybody, but especially for the sporty, active users.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Active review: A high-end phone for the accident prone
Source: Greenbot English
The Galaxy S5 Active is a lot of things. A good all-around phone that’s sturdy would be one way to describe it. Another would be that its a Galaxy S5 with a slimmed-down Otterbox case on it. Available in Ruby Red and Titanium Gray, and Camo Green, the S5 Active will cost you the same as the regular Galaxy S5, $200 on a new contract. Now it just comes down to which you prefer: the plasticy beauty of the original Galaxy S5 or the brawn of the S5 Active.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active review: Combat ready
Source: GSM Arena English
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is the best equipped rugged smartphone out there. If you are in the United States and looking for a smartphone of this type, the handset must be at the very top of your shopping list. Potential users in the rest of the world should look forward to the wide release of the handset as well. But only if they can provide the life of adrenaline and adventure this phone is built for.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/20/2014
90% Samsung Galaxy S5 Active (AT&T)
Source: PC Mag English
The Galaxy S5 Active makes no real compromises to earn its more adventurous designation. I don't care for fingerprint scanners, and I think the Active key will be genuinely more useful for the majority of people. Otherwise, it offers the exact same experience as the standard GS5. I personally prefer the S5 Active's design, and the added weight makes it feel like a more premium device in my hands. Either would make a fine choice, but if you're a klutz or adrenaline junkie, the Active should jump to the top of your list. It shares our Editors' Choice award with its otherwise identical, non-Active sibling on AT&T.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Galaxy S5 Active is a smartphone that has a much better chance of surviving the length of that two-year contract than your typical handset. Plus, you get all the best goodies the regular S5 has to offer, including its bright and rich full HD screen, long battery life and feature-rich camera. The louder speaker than the S5 is another plus.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

The phone is almost identical to its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. This touchscreen smartphone features a quad-core 1.4 GHz processor with 1.5 GB of RAM. The 4.5 inch screen is 1280 x 720 pixel with 325 pixel density. It is capable of showing bright, vibrant colors.

It weighs little at 120 g and is available in charcoal black, shimmery white, electrice blue and copper gold. The S5 Mini comes with Android 4.4 (Kitkat) and Samsung's TouchWiz software. A rear mounted heart rate monitor and S Health application. The S health application, which can track how many calories you've burnt based on your activity, are belong to the included apps. There is also a significant decrease in bloatware in the Galaxy S5.

One of the winning features of the phone is its water and dusts resistance. The phone will handle being dropped into water with no issues. In addition to the water and dust resistance, it also features a fingerprint scanner. Unfortunately, the fingerprint scanner does not appear to work as smoothly compared to the swiper on the iPhone 5S.

The phone features a primary camera with 8 MP that comes with LED flash and a 2.1 MP front camera. It features an internal storage of 16 GB and supports microSD cards up to 64 GB. The Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery can last for up to 10 hours of talk time and 47 hours of music play.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S5 miniNotebook: Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Processor: Samsung Exynos 3470 Quad
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP4
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.12kg
Price: 449 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 84.89% - good
Average of 18 scores (from 26 reviews)

 

87% Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Big is now "Mini". One year ago, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini would have easily been a standard-sized smartphone. But it is smaller than the Galaxy S5 and does not offer all the features, either, so it is called "Mini". Where did the manufacturer save some money? And how does the Galaxy S5 Mini perform compared to other "Mini" devices?
70% Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review: Mini not mighty
Source: Pocket Lint English
Sure, Samsung has crammed the S5 mini with impressive features such as waterproofing, a fingerprint reader and heart-rate monitor - but how often will those actually get used? The heart-rate monitor in particular is no stand-in for the likes of Samsung's Gear Live or Gear Fit, one of which you'll likely want to get the most out of the built-in S Health feature. The S5 mini is a more affordable way to get Samsung's latest features and, of course, offers those in a more portable package than the larger-screen direction most of the flagships are headed. It's mini, but with the build quality and changing marketplace it's not as mighty this time around.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs HTC One mini 2 comparison review: Design and price beats additional features
Source: PC Advisor English
t's a close call here with two very similarly kitted out smartphones. However, the HTC One mini 2 pips it for us with its superior design, cheaper price tag and better software. We'd understand if you wanted to spend the extra for the Galaxy S5 mini's fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor and IR blaster, though.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/16/2014
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
Source: Recombu English
All in all, the Galaxy S5 Mini is a decent phone and has a good go at reproducing the user experience offered by its bigger and more prestigious sibling. When placed against other so-called 'Mini' spin-offs it fares well in terms of tech specs, however, there are a few devices out there not being pitched as scaled-down flagships that are possibly better all-rounders - the Motorola Moto G instantly springs to mind.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha comparison review: Explore the pros and cons of Samsung's S5 mini & Alpha smartphones
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, the Galaxy S5 mini and Galaxy Alpha are reasonably evenly matched smartphones from Samsung. With just 0.2in difference between the screen size, your decision between the two will come down to metal vs plastic when it comes to design. Of course, there's also the matter of processor and camera, both of which the Alpha wins at, but a lower price and better storage options are where the S5 mini manages to fight back. It's a tough call, and will really depend on what you need from your device, so make sure you take a close look at our comparison review to help you determine which is best for you.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2014
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is a pretty good miniature take on the Galaxy S5. It looks and feels similar, and offers most – if not quite all – the features of its more expensive brother. Most important of the lot, you get the S5’s fantastic screen contrast and black level, and the option to have either more accurate or larger-than life colour. Look a bit deeper and you do see a few cuts here are there, though. The CPU is far less powerful, and some games just don’t look quite as good as they would on something such as the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. Plus, the camera is a lot more ordinary than the Galaxy S5’s. It’s not bad, just not quite as remarkable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is the best mini Samsung has come up with so far. It’s made some big improvements on the S4 Mini particularly in the screen, battery and camera departments. It's not an automatic choice, though. A very good, smaller take on the S5 that's only eclipsed by the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and cheaper 5-inch phones.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
70% Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review: A great little phone that's just too expensive
Source: PC Advisor English
Like the Samsung Galaxy S5, the S5 mini is a very decent Android phone. Our key concerns lie in its pricing and performance: while most users will find it more than fast enough for day-to-day tasks, the price tag is a lot higher than we'd like to pay in terms of what we get in return. The new dust- and waterproof casing is a nice touch, but the S5 mini isn't as good-looking as the HTC One mini 2, while the heart-rate monitor and fingerprint scanner are welcome but not essential additions.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
100% Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review
Source: T3 English
This is a well-designed, powerfully specced phone that will suit all sizes of hands from the smallest to the most sausage-fingered - though the latter will need to type carefully. The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini succeeds because it's a more widely usable size than the bigger S5, and because it cuts few corners in the shrinking process. To include a fingerprint sensor, infra-red blaster and heart rate monitor on a phone that you can splash without ruining are significant achievements. And the size and software mean that it's very pleasing to use.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% The Galaxy S5 gets shrunk, but smaller isn't always better
Source: Techradar English
If you're taken with the Galaxy S5's design, fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor, but can't afford its lofty price tag - or want a handset that's more manageable in the hand - then the Galaxy S5 Mini is a strong replacement.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review: Big enough
Source: GSM Arena English
On its own, the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is a merely a good midrange smartphone. Next to it's bigger sibling - it's probably Samsung's best mini to date. It retains what makes the bigger flagship desirable and cleverly mimics its superb performance so that it's easy to think the raw hardware power is equal. Samsung has made this smartphone snappy thanks to good software optimizations. The proprietary feature list is also pretty long as is usual for Samsung smartphones. The motion gestures are here, even if the air ones aren't available, the IR blaster is here as well - we only wish HTC had provided one for their mini smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/17/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs Galaxy S4 mini comparison review: New smartphone adds waterproof design, fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S5 mini adds a reasonable amount of upgrades compared to the Galaxy S4 mini. These include better components, more storage, a waterproof design and newer software. Let's not forget the fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor either. It's worth the extra £120 if you can afford it and will make use of those additional features.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 07/04/2014
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
98% Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 98%
90% Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
Source: e-media - Heft 21/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
78% Klein, aber mäßig
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 60% features: 85% display: 90% ergonomy: 75%
Kompakte Form, große Leistung?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/17/2014
64% Kompakteres S5 mit neuen Innereien
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 64% features: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
87% Schwache Performance aber reich an Features
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 83% display: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
91% Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
Source: Computerbild - Heft 18/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 91%
81% Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
Source: Connect - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 81%
88% Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
Wird das Mini endlich erwachsen?
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2014
96% Samsung Galaxy S5 mini im Handy-Test: Kompakt und beinahe tadellos
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 96% features: 95% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 95%
95% S5 mit Idealmaß
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 74% mobility: 95%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/11/2014
100% Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 5/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is an Android 4.4.2 KitKat smartphone that packs an optical zoom camera. Visually, the device has a similar look to other bar shaped Samsung smartphones with the addition of a physical camera shutter button. The back panel has the faux leather texture found on the Galaxy S5 and comes in 3 colours; white, blue and black.

There is a 4.8 inches Super AMOLED display panel protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The internal hardware consists of an Exynos 5260 Cortex A7 1.3 GHz quad-core and Cortex A15 1.7 GHz dual-core combination, Mali-T624 GPU, 2 GB RAM, and 8 GB internal memory. Photography lovers would be glad with the option to an additional 64 GB using MicroSD.

The standout feature is the 20.7 megapixel auto/manual focus, 10X optical zoom camera. It has optical image stabilization with Xenon and LED flash capabilities. The secondary camera is a 2 megapixel front facing camera which will please the selfie lover.

Other features include A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, TV-out, photo/video editor, and 50 GB Dropbox cloud storage. Battery life on the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is good with its 2430 mAh Li-ion cell that enables the device to have 14 hour talk time.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy K ZoomNotebook: Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Processor: Samsung Exynos 5260 Hexa
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T624
Display: 4.8 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 500 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy K Zoom (Model)

Average Score: 79.4% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

60% Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Source: Gadget Show English
Samsung has largely improved on last year's Galaxy S4 Zoom with the Galaxy K Zoom, cranking up its camera skills and dropping its huge heft, but it's simply still a tank of a phone. Despite its top-notch camera, the rest of the specs don't match up to its £400 price-tag. Samsung has tried to deliver the best of both camera and phone, and unfortunately, it just doesn't match up.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
82% Samsung Galaxy K zoom review: the point-and-shoot with a phone
Source: Pocketnow English
That being said, we’re still not sure we’re able to answer our fundamental questions about this device, but we’ll try our best. Is it a phone? It definitely is a smartphone, and a rather capable one at that, being able to handle most of today’s tasks without a problem. Is it a camera? It surely is, and a good one at that. Who would buy it? The person who doesn’t care about added bulk, is not a spec-head (but rather a casual smartphone user), is relatively light on using the phone, and cares a lot about his or her on-the-go photography. Why? Well, you tell us why you’d buy (or skip) the Samsung Galaxy K zoom, in the comments below.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 50%
60% Samsung K Zoom
Source: Recombu English
The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is a good smartphone with mid-range internals that will make the average user happy. It is, however, only a good camera compared with a digital compact, making it hard to recommend wholeheartedly.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is a strange middle-ground phone. It doesn’t have every latest feature under the sun, but makes sacrifices in design that mean people may assume it does. Really, this phone is all about the optical zoom, and we still think that the Galaxy S5 can actually produce somewhat superior photos when shooting at a wide angle. For most, this phone isn’t really a sensible compromise, but there are real benefits to having a 10x optical zoom in a phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 60%
82% Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Source: Audio Video Foto Bild - Heft 11/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 82%
98% Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 98%
78% Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Source: Connect - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 78%
80% Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Source: Foto Magazin - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
88% Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
96% Mehr Handy als Kamera
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 96% price: 91% mobility: 99%

 

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A Prime

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A PrimeNotebook: Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A Prime
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 420
Display: 5.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x2560 pixels
Weight: 0.145kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section

 

Review: Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A Prime
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Amazing colors and sharpness with stun contrast of the display; powerful processor; good camera. Negative: Only single rear speaker.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2014

 

Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport is almost identical to Samsung's Galaxy S5 flagship phone with a few differences. The S5 Sport has a 5.1-inch Full-HD 1080p AMOLED display, ensuring that all your media from pictures, games and movies will look great on the device. It's one of the best screens on the market right now.

Furthermore, it features the same 18 MP back camera as the regular S5, which is one of the best cameras available. The default video recording is at 1080p but you can also choose to record it in Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels). The front camera is a 2MP shooter.

The S5 Sport is powered by an 2.5 GHz quad-core processor, accompanied by 2GB of RAM. Everything from browsing multiple websites, multitasking to playing resource-hungry games will be done in a snap. The 2800mAh battery ensures that you get to do all these without worrying about charging. It can play hours upon hours of video and you will definitely get more than a day of mixed use.

Other than the regular S5, the Sport comes with a grippy backplate, physical buttons and it does not have a fingerprint scanner. In addition it features preloaded activity apps for the fitness enthusiast.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S5 SportNotebook: Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.1 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.16kg
Price: 600 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy S5 Sport (Model)

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
At the end of the day, the decision to get the Galaxy S5 Sport over the standard Galaxy S5 will come to a matter of preference. The Sport is available in Electric Blue and Cherry Red while the standard Galaxy S5 is available in black, white, and copper gold on Sprint’s network. Both phones are feature-rich and are powerful road warriors. Interestingly enough, however, the Galaxy S5 Sport is priced at $199 on a two-year contract, double the $99 contract value of the flagship.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport
Source: Hot Hardware English
Overall, the Galaxy S5 Sport showed itself to be a very capable, high-end smartphone that performs well, has an excellent camera, and has no problem making it through a full day of use. If you’re already a Sprint customer or are interested in switching to Sprint, we highly recommend putting the Galaxy S5 Sport on your short list of phones to consider.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2014
90% Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport
Source: Laptop Mag English
I would trade a millimeter of thinness for extra durability and battery life, and with the Galaxy S5 Sport, that's exactly what you get. And unless you're worried about being too conspicuous, the vibrant paint jobs are a nice touch as well. I love the three physical buttons, and the textured back is great for everyone, from workout fanatics to people who can't remember that last time they went to the gym.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport (Sprint)
Source: PC Mag English
I really like the Galaxy S5 Active on AT&T. But while the Active actually added some useful features, like enhanced durability and a customizable physical button, the Galaxy S5 Sport feels like nothing more than a shill for promotional tie-ins. You still get the stellar full HD display, speedy performance, and great camera of the original GS5, but unless you're gung-ho on MapMyFitness MVP and Spotfiy, I don't see the point. Stick with the original Galaxy S5, an Editors' Choice for Android phones on Sprint.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is the first metal phone released by Samsung. The smartphone holds comfortably at 4.7 inches and 115 g. It feels much like an iPhone in its design, but the lower weight (compared to the iPhone) is attributed to the plastic mixed into the build. The compact size phone feels more noticeably solid (compared to all plastic phones) but unfortunately, it is not waterproof. However, like the S5, it maintains the heart rate sensor on the soft touch back, albeit more discreetly hidden.

Its 1280x720 pixel resolution is disappointingly low. The lackluster pixel density of 312 ppi adds to the disappointment. As a result details are less crisp. The 720p HD display loses compared to the 1080p S5 screen. The Galaxy Alpha makes up somewhat for its disappointments with the 12 MP main camera equipped with camera sensor and LED flash. The camera produces amazing quality images with its multiple features. The front facing camera is relatively decent at 2.1 MP as well.

The Galaxy Alpha has an octa-core processor, making it extremely capable for even the most demanding of games. It runs on a 1860 mAh battery that is capable of lasting about a day (or more) of web browsing. It is important to note that the Galaxy Alpha does not have a micro SD slot to increase storage, limiting users to the internal memory.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy AlphaNotebook: Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Processor: Samsung Exynos 5430 Octa
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T628 MP6
Display: 4.7 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.115kg
Price: 649 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 80.87% - good
Average of 23 scores (from 39 reviews)

 

89% Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Alpha leader. Samsung only used plastic even for its premium line in the past. This is now different, and it launches its Galaxy Alpha smartphone with an aluminum bezel. The phone places a claim on the smartphone crown with its strong components, but that still belongs to its company brother - Galaxy S5.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha hands-on: Note 4 metal design in small compelling form factor
Source: Zdnet.com English
If you purchase a Samsung Galaxy Alpha from AT&T, currently available for free with AT&T Next, $49.99 with a standard two-year contract, and $612.99 with no annual contract. AT&T is also offering a special bundle on the Samsung Tab 4 8.0. You can get this compelling tablet for free when you add it to your Samsung Galaxy order and sign up for a two year plan. The two year data plan requires that you pay $14.99 per month for shared data access.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/20/2015
Samsung Galaxy Alpha video review
Source: PC Advisor English
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/11/2015
75% One Small Step
Source: IGN English
The Galaxy Alpha feels like Samsung's trial run at making a high-end device, but with compromises that keep it from being a fully premium experience. Yes, the build is excellent and the design is a big step forward from the Galaxy S5, but the underwhelming screen and storage cap are disappointing concessions.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 75%
75% Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review
Source: Techspot English
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is one of those smartphones that I like, but wouldn’t recommend over the current crop of high-profile flagships on the market today. The design of the Alpha is certainly very nice, and a significant upgrade over the plastic mess Samsung has dished up over the past few years. The part-metal body is slim, light and portable, and thanks to the perfectly-sized 4.7-inch display, the device is easy to use with one hand or two. It also looks quite attractive, which is something that I haven’t been able to say about too many of Samsung’s previous flagships.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%
This is why we CAN have nice things: Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Source: Reg Hardware English
Small, light and kinda funky, the Galaxy Alpha is without a doubt the most aesthetically pleasing phone ever to leave a Samsung assembly plant in the back of a truck. The battery capacity may have been pared back a wee bit too far in the name of saving an extra few grams and the absence of a memory card slot is a little hard to understand, but the chipset is a monster, the display good and device very light and compact.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2014
Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Source: Phone Arena English
The Z3 Compact's extra design feature – its stereo speakers at the front – are arguably a more useful addition than Samsung's stand-out fingerprint scanner, too. The Galaxy Alpha also loses the battery life and call quality match, as well as the price battle – the Sony Z3 Compact is currently $150 cheaper than the Alpha, so you will be voting with your wallet as well.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2014
80% Samsung Galaxy Alpha review
Source: Gadget Show English
Samsung has crafted its finest looking handset to date, and it's one that can easily be used in one hand too, unlike the company's phablet obsession. While it's not as spec heavy as some other flagship blowers, the Alpha is still speedy enough for your day to day use and it'll look good doing it too. With the Galaxy Note 4 echoing the same metal design, the Galaxy Alpha marks a new look for Samsung, and we've got to say we're impressed. More like this, please.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review
Source: Droid-Life English
The Alpha could have been a real contender, however, its exclusiveness on AT&T, coupled with poor performance and average battery life should keep most buyers away from it. If Samsung wants to make a real “iPhone Killer” device, all they need to do is remake this same exact hardware, but throw in a bigger battery and improve upon TouchWiz’s jank. Seriously, it might be perfect then. In our eyes, they could even get away with overcharging for it if the performance was not so held back by the huge amount of TouchWiz featured on the phone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/22/2014
80% Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
On paper it may not have the best camera, offer the best feature set or even boast the best build quality of the current smartphone crop, but there’s no denying that this is one of the most considered smartphones Samsung has ever made. Some might balk at the £539 SIM free price tag, and that’s understandable, but this handset doesn’t go bigger for the sake of it; it focuses more on delivering quality and consistency that’s hard to fault.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Apple iPhone 6
Source: Phone Arena English
Pricing alone indicates that these two smartphones are competing head-on against one another, where it’ll cost consumers $200 to pick them up on-contract. If we’re to look at what they offer on paper, from a specs sheet and features set standpoint, it’s almost certainly obvious that the Samsung Galaxy Alpha would garner more attention – more so considering its software experience proves to be more diversified than iOS 8. Not only that, it has a premium design that matches its high-end quality, which was lacking in the past with Sammy’s devices.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2014
Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phone Arena English
Here in the US, consumers can pick up both smartphones through AT&T for the 2-year contract price of $200. Somewhat of a strange decision to say quite frankly, it’s tough to recommend handing over the cash to pick up the Galaxy Alpha. Yes, it’s certainly gorgeous looking, but the same amount will land you the more features rich Galaxy S5 – not to mention it’s also better spec’d, offers a water resistant property with its construction, and performs better in a variety of areas over its sibling.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2014
70% Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review: Silencing the Critics
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
By no means are we saying that the Galaxy Alpha is a bad phone, because it is the most premium-looking and sturdy Samsung phone we've played with till date. However, there are compromises in the form of heating issues, the lower resolution screen and the lack of expandable storage. At least now we know that Samsung can make a premium-looking smartphone with sturdy materials, because the Galaxy Alpha's design language is replicated in the newly launched Samsung Galaxy Note 4 as well.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
70% Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Source: Laptop Mag English
I applaud Samsung for improving the design of its Galaxy line, and the Alpha makes me excited to see its upcoming phones. I love the elegant and one-hand-friendly design, as well as the swift performance this handset offers. But in the end, the Galaxy Alpha is just a prettier, more compact version of the Galaxy S5 with fewer features and less battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy Alpha vs. Xperia Z3 Compact: Three kings
Source: GSM Arena English
It's impossible to tally up a final score for this but that was never the point - as usual, the point is to help different users pick out the phone that's right for them. The super mini playground is not as empty as it once was and these three phones are excellent picks at three different price points. The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is the most affordable of the bunch so it celebrates each of its victories a little louder than the other two. The Apple iPhone 6 meanwhile is easily the most expensive one and has the most to prove, yet its fans are rarely swayed by such mundane details such as pricing.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/13/2014
83% Finally, a 'premium' Samsung phone
Source: Digital Trends English
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha may very well be the best looking Samsung device that you can find today, but it has some very tough competition. Also, at the price that Samsung has put up for this device, it might lose out. Still, the Galaxy Alpha should be on the top of Samsung fans' buying lists.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 83%
88% Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Cutting straight to the chase, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is an excellent, all-around phone. From taking photos, to its battery life, it earns plenty of high marks from us. However, its refreshing design change is what we’re most impressed about. No longer are we presented to the same plastic feeling that the company has churned out time-after-time in the past. Oh no! Instead, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha signals a new direction for Sammy in being a company that can take great pride in the design of its devices. Not only is it sporting a premium feel, but the compact size of the phone helps to give it a charming demeanor that’s been lacking of late with these 5-inch and up sized devices we’ve been exposed to of late.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
78% Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Source: Engadget English
As beautiful as the Galaxy Alpha may be, its price leads to its ultimate downfall. The only reason you'd want to pick this over the Galaxy S5, which is available for a similar price, is that you prefer a smaller size or more solid build. But even then, this design isn't a one-and-done; you'll be able to get the same fit and finish on the Note 4 and Note Edge (albeit with larger screens).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 78%
82% Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: the phone the Galaxy S5 should have been (almost)
Source: Pocketnow English
Still, it bears repeating: the Galaxy Alpha is the first really beautiful Samsung smartphone we’ve handled in years – and maybe ever. In many ways, it’s the product the Galaxy S5 should have been, and we wish it hadn’t taken the company so long to release it. If you’re dead-set on a Samsung smartphone, and you appreciate form at least as much as function, the Galaxy Alpha is one of the best you can find today. Just make sure you factor the cost of an extra battery into your budget.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 50%
Samsung Galaxy Alpha: First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Alpha's metal frame represents a departure from previous Samsung Galaxy phones, which primarily consisted of polycarbonate plastics. However, the Alpha still has a plastic back, albeit one that feels smoother and nicer than what's on the S5. You can swap in a spare battery, but can't add a memory card.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/26/2014
70% Samsung Galaxy Alpha (AT&T)
Source: PC Mag English
Against flagships, the Galaxy Alpha doesn't quite measure up to the iPhone 6 in the 4.7-inch space—or in general, to Samsung's own S5 or to the new Moto X. Smaller shouldn't have to mean second-rate. While the Galaxy Alpha has solid four-star specs, especially considering its bright screen and solid battery life, I'm marking it down half a point for being less than it could be.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Enticingly sleek Samsung handset with its eye on the iPhone 6
Source: Techradar English
Samsung has created a truly desirable smartphone for the first time in... well, ever. Those who were fine with Samsung's plastic-heavy approach in the past may frown at perceived compromises in the Galaxy Alpha's spec list, but I'd encourage you to hold one in your hand before making any snap judgements. This is a phone that's pleasant to use in a variety of situations, thanks to its lightweight design, just-right size, and impressively swift performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy Alpha review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha conjures up some mixed feelings. This is undeniably the best-looking phone Samsung has come up with and is clearly a direct rival for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. The metal frame is beautifully integrated into a still predominantly plastic design and on that front it's a step in the right direction. It's something that should have happened a long time ago.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs. HTC One mini 2: Metal mania
Source: GSM Arena English
The Galaxy Alpha marks a new beginning for Samsung, which HTC may view as trespassing on their premium territory. Samsung may have found a weakness - HTC have a proper full-size flagship but their compact offering feels like a midranger at times. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has more devices to worry about, the high-profile targets being the Apple iPhone 6 and the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. The HTC One mini 2 is cheaper than all three and the iPhone is the only one matching its metal unibody.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/17/2014
80% Samsung Galaxy Alpha review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Overall the Galaxy Alpha is an attractive smartphone that's powerful enough to handle anything you care to throw at it. Compared to any Samsung smartphone that's come before it, it's also a lot more premium in build quality. That makes it a significant step forward in the range and one we hope to see further develop in future devices.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy Alpha review
Source: Stuff TV English
Ultimately, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a neat experiment in Samsung’s phone designs that tells us a lot about the way its mobiles are probably headed. Less plastic that’s meant to look like metal and more of the real stuff is a good thing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Samsung Galaxy Alpha review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Galaxy Alpha is a huge step forwards for Samsung and by far the best small handset that it's made, if not its best standard Android handset. Specs wise, the Galaxy S5 may win, but it's not far ahead in terms of performance or camera quality. In fact, we'd rather have the Alpha. Its better build quality and smaller body make it the more comfortable phone to carry around, while it's still extremely fast. It also gives Samsung a credible competitor to the iPhone 6, which is pretty much the same size. Ultimately, the Alpha turns Samsung from a manufacturer of tech-packed smartphones into a manufacturer of beautiful and desirable ones, too.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy Alpha is less like the iPhone than previously thought (hands-on)
Source: Pocket Lint English
When Samsung announced the Galaxy Alpha, its latest smartphone until the Note 4 and Note Edge were unveiled a couple of days ago, many thought that the design owed something to Apple's iPhone - most notably the iPhone 4 and 4S.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/05/2014
80% Samsung Galaxy Alpha review – more than just a metallic frame
Source: TLBHD English
While it makes a few compromises here and there, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha checks most of the important boxes a modern smartphone should, with a sturdy and beautiful body, fast performance, good screen and impressive camera performance. And it's also smaller and lighter than most other Android heavyweights.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha comparison review: Explore the pros and cons of Samsung's S5 mini & Alpha smartphones
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, the Galaxy S5 mini and Galaxy Alpha are reasonably evenly matched smartphones from Samsung. With just 0.2in difference between the screen size, your decision between the two will come down to metal vs plastic when it comes to design. Of course, there's also the matter of processor and camera, both of which the Alpha wins at, but a lower price and better storage options are where the S5 mini manages to fight back. It's a tough call, and will really depend on what you need from your device, so make sure you take a close look at our comparison review to help you determine which is best for you.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2014
Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: Galaxy reboot
Source: GSM Arena English
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a brilliant addition to the Galaxy line. Not quite an alpha dog but a starry-eyed pup, dreaming of leaving its own legacy. What if they dropped the "Galaxy" moniker and just called it "Samsung Alpha"? A tempting thought. The plastic back, the hardware keys below the screen, and some of the TouchWiz bloatware are all weighing down the Galaxy Alpha and those are all Galaxy genes. Samsung missed an opportunity to one-up the iPhone 6 with water resistance and a large battery - one that Sony won't miss with the Xperia Z3 Compact.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/21/2014
Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Source: c't - Heft 01/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/16/2014
80% Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
97% Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Source: SFT - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 97%
High-Performance Smartphone der Spitzenklasse?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2014
91% Das flotte Android Smartphone für die Einhandbedienung
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 95% display: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 95%
79% Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Source: Telecom Handel - Heft 22/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 79%
66% Metall-Smartphone mit zwei Macken
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 66% features: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90%
96% Samsung mit Stil
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 96% price: 91% mobility: 96%
Hoher Preis für hübsches Metall
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/15/2014

 

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

The Samsung Galaxy Prime is slim dual SIM smartphone with a good price performance ratio and looks good. The design is kept similar to all of Samsung's current smartphone models with the familiar button layout. The Galaxy Grand looks elegant with its rounded edges and silver bezel and it is available in two colors; white or grey. The 5 inch qHD TFT display features decent contrast and colors. There is plenty real estate for users looking for a portable media device. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime ships with the Android 4.4 KitKat and packs in a Cortex-A53 quad core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB storage space. The storage space can be expanded using a microSD of up to 64 GB, which is definitely a must for users looking to store multimedia content. There is an 8 mega-pixel rear-facing autofocus camera and a secondary front-facing 5 mega-pixel camera, which ensures good video telecommunications and satisfies the selfie trend. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS and an FM Radio. Battery life is a plus point for the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime with its 2600 mAh battery delivering up to 7 hours of continuous music playback time making it an ideal multimedia device.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Grand PrimeNotebook: Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 306
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.156kg
Price: 200 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy Grand Prime (Model)

 

82% Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Inexpensive Prime? Inexpensive smartphones are getting more popular in wealthy industrial countries and it does not always have to be a premium device. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is supposed to attract customers that spend less than 200 Euros (~$214) but still want LTE. Our review shows if and where the device makes compromises.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime review: Mirror shot
Source: GSM Arena English
We won't pretend that we completely understand the enormous popularity of low-res, large-screened phones like the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime. We can see why people would want more screen real estate, but it's the trade-off of a cheaper matrix for better components elsewhere (like the camera) that doesn't sit well with us.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/12/2014

 

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Core PrimeNotebook: Samsung Galaxy Core Prime
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 306
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.13kg
Price: 200 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy Core Prime (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% Samsung Core Prime Review
Source: Review Zat English
If you are looking for a mid-range phone, it will be doing your basic tasks for smartphone, whether its social networks, browsing, gaming, or even texting, Samsung Galaxy Core Prime is a good choice, however you need to be aware of your battery consumption and also if you are a heavy user of apps, this might hinder the performance of the phone, other than that you are on the safe side.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Galaxy Core Prime review: Core values
Source: GSM Arena English
Samsung has so many devices that it's creating sub-brands for its brands. The "Core" line houses entry-level devices aimed at the mass markets in developing countries, slotting under the larger "Grand" devices. Now there's "Prime," which, based on deduction, should mean for now a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 chipset and a better camera. The latter was very true for the Galaxy Grand Prime, the 5MP/1080p selfie camera impressed. The same can't be said about the Galaxy Core Prime as it misses the mark on the pricing - specs are suited for an entry-level device, but the price tag puts it in competition with more capable devices.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/30/2014

 

Samsung Galaxy A5

The Samsung Galaxy A5 is a stylish smartphone with premium materials and powerful hardware. Design is kept fairly similar to most of Samsung's current smartphones with the standard physical home button centered between the menu and back touch sensitive keys. The entire chassis is slightly rounded and the back cover has the faux-leather texturing. The rear panel contains a camera, a heart rate monitor, an UV sensor and a speaker. The build quality is particularly good this time with the Samsung Galaxy A5 sporting a tougher screen plus a water and dust-resistant exterior. The Android 4.4.4 KitKat device comes with a 5 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with 294 ppi pixel density and covered with a protective layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 4. On-board is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Cortex-A53 quad core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. This coupled with 2 GB RAM and an Adreno 306 GPU ensures that the Samsung Galaxy A5 runs smooth like butter. Users can up the storage with a microSD up to 64 GB. There is a 13 MP autofocus, LED flash rear camera and a 5 MP front-facing secondary shooter. Image capture quality is good with vivid colors. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio, A-GPS and NFC for the LTE variant. Battery life is good with a non-removable Li-Ion cell rated at 2300 mAh powering the Samsung Galaxy A5 up to 15 hours.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A5Notebook: Samsung Galaxy A5
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 306
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.123kg
Price: 400 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy A5 (Model)

Average Score: 80.68% - good
Average of 19 scores (from 30 reviews)

 

87% Samsung Galaxy A5 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Who knew? Samsung stuck to polycarbonate, removable batteries and a slightly fancy design for years... and then it launches the Galaxy A lineup and takes a U-turn. We will see whether there are more surprises by examining the 5-inch Galaxy A5 model.
80% Mid-range marvel: Samsung’s Galaxy A5 reviewed
Source: Gadgetguy English
Samsung sure manages to surprise us every so often, and while we’ve loved seeing what its engineers can do in regards to a flagship product, it’s this year’s mid-range marvel that is impressing us greatly, taking technology from the past year, a design that meshes two of Samsung’s products, and making something that could possibly be Samsung’s best value phone altogether.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy A5 review
Source: Gadget Show English
The Samsung Galaxy A5 is a slick and stylish phone that copes with your typical day-to-day life and looks good doing it too. The only caveat is its price: £349 is a lot of money, especially as there are cheaper options available that sport better specs. Still, if design and quality tops your agenda, it's well worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Hardware Secrets English
The Galaxy A5 is a slim smartphone from Samsung, with a five-inch HD (1280 x 720) touchscreen, Android 4.4 operating system, and powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 CPU. The Samsung Galaxy A5 is a great mid-range smartphone with an excellent slim design and good cameras. Altough its cost/benefit ratio is not as good as the ASUS ZenFone it delivers a better and more compact design, and better cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2015
80% Samsung Galaxy A5 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The A5 is in a tough position – its quality metal construction, performance and features are up there with the best of the mid-range class. But it’s also priced at the top end of that spectrum, encouraging comparisons with slightly dated but still highly capable top of the range phones such as the LG G3 and Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
90% Samsung Galaxy A5 review: Marvellous exterior, mid-range interior
Source: Pocket Lint English
As a nod to where Samsung is heading with design, the Galaxy A5 is a great example of quality. Indeed, we'd rather have one in the pocket than the flagship Galaxy S5 - but that's just about to be replaced with the S6 come April, which fuses the best of both design and power worlds together. It's the marvellous exterior where the Galaxy A5 really wins points, acting as a hint of things to come from future Samsung phones. As a lesser powerful Android alternative to the Apple iPhone 6 this handset will turn heads, without costing a fortune to buy in the first place.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy A5 review - hands on
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Galaxy A5 is a beautiful-looking handset, but it's somewhat disappointing performance will no doubt drag it down compared to its more sprightly brothers. Its bigger battery may give it an advantage over the smaller Galaxy A3, but we'll have to wait and see how it fares once we get our hands on a full review sample. It may be more attractive, but for now, it looks as though the Galaxy A5 is very much the awkward middle child of Samsung's new A series.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/03/2015
90% Samsung Galaxy A5 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
Samsung's Galaxy A5 already has us excited about the upcoming Galaxy S6 flagship, further proving that the Korean giant can produce a smartphone with gorgeous and solid design and resist from cramming it full of pointless features. It's a shame that the likes of the fingerprint scanner are missing in action, but for a respectable price you get a slick and dependable smartphone that's great for everyday action.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy A5 review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy A5 is a fine phone for the mid range market – albeit a bit underpowered, coming with a CPU that's only marginally better than that found in most Android Wear smartwatches. The design is definitely a step forward and, along with the 13MP camera, will probably be what tempts customers looking for a new handset when browsing the shelves of the local phone seller.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/13/2015
70% Samsung Galaxy A5 Review
Source: Techspot English
The Galaxy A5 uses one of the nicest designs I’ve ever seen in a Samsung smartphone. It’s thin, light and well built, using a premium selection of materials that looks clean and fantastic from most angles. Place the A5 next to a Galaxy S5 and the cheaper handset far outshines the more expensive, which goes to show how far Samsung’s designs have come in a short period of time.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
100% Samsung Galaxy A5 and A5 Duos review: Five star
Source: GSM Arena English
Samsung did well with the Galaxy A5, which should surprise no one who have already seen the Alpha - or the Galaxy A3 for that matter. The phone is built to flagship standards. It has great aesthetics and Samsung have picked the materials to match the purpose. Throw in a 720p Super AMOLED, a 13MP camera and the potent software package with Multi window and other perks here and there, and you have a phone that's more than adequately equipped to rule the midrange.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy A5 Review
Source: Under KG English
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/28/2015
85% Samsung Galaxy A5 Review
Source: Android Authority English
As expected the Samsung Galaxy A5 does not disappoint and is a great mid-range offering from the company. While it looks the same as the last few generations, the change in the build material from plastic to metal finally allows for the premium feel in the hand that many have been waiting for.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
64% Edles Mittelklassen-Smartphone
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 64% features: 50% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Samsungs (not so heavy) Metal
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/16/2015
Samsung Galaxy A5 im Test und Vergleich mit dem Galaxy A3
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/09/2015
Samsung Galaxy A5 & A3
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/04/2015
Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: c't - Heft 06/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
Die Südkoreaner können's also auch mit Metall
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/23/2015
Metall und Mittelklasse
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/18/2015
85% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Computerbild - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
91% Das erste Samsung Smartphone mit Unibody-Gehäuse aus Metall
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 85% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 95%
64% Bye-bye Polycarbonat - hello Metall
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 64% features: 50% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
93% Handzahme Schönheit statt Edel-Elite
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 72% mobility: 90%
Samsungs (not so heavy) Metal
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2015
80% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Connect - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
81% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Telecom Handel - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 67%
80% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: e-media - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Android Pit - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Samsung Galaxy A3

After a considerable amount of mobile device models and numerous cries from loyal fans, Samsung have finally started using premium materials in their smartphones' construction. The Samsung Galaxy A3 is a full-metal body device that feels luxurious yet keeping that familiar Samsung look may it be good or bad. The edges are curved and the smartphone feels extremely good in hand with an option of 6 colors; pearl white, midnight black, platinum silver, soft pink, light blue and champagne gold. Display on the Samsung Galaxy A3 is a stunning 4.5 inch qHD Super AMOLED panel protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Colors are vivid and there is clarity with 245 ppi pixel density. The Android 4.4.4 KitKat smartphone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB or 1.5 GB RAM depending on the variant, Adreno 306 GPU and 16 GB of internal storage. Users can up the storage with a microSD card. There is an 8 MP autofocus with LED flash camera at the rear and a 5 mega-pixel secondary front facing shooter. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, RM radio, NFC on the LTE model and dual-SIM capability. The Samsung Galaxy A3 weighs at 110 g with a built in Li-Ion battery rated at 1900 mAh for good battery life.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A3Notebook: Samsung Galaxy A3
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 306
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.11kg
Price: 300 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy A3 (Model)

Average Score: 82.54% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 19 reviews)

 

86% Samsung Galaxy A3 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
A small metal gadget. Samsung uses a slim metal casing for its Galaxy A lineup and had really impressed us with the Galaxy A5, even though the voice quality was not that good. In this report we will see why the Galaxy A3 is good, but not a bargain.
Samsung Galaxy A3 review - hands on
Source: Expert Reviews English
There's certainly a lot to like about the Galaxy A3 and it's great to see Samsung introducing more of its top-end features further down the range. As you'd expect, a full metal unibody doesn't come cheap, as the Galaxy A3 is currently on sale in the UK for £230 SIM-free or free on a £18-per-month contract, putting it firmly in mid-range smartphone territory.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/03/2015
90% Samsung Galaxy A3 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
The Galaxy Alpha got things started, but the A Series shows that Samsung is now well and truly into its stride. Bringing premium metal design work down to humble mid-rangers like the Samsung Galaxy A3 helps the company standout and should up their reputation for the target buyers.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
A short review on Samsung Galaxy A3 – the first mid-ranger with premium feel from the company
Source: Laptop Media English
Samsung has definately put some more effort into making the Galaxy A3 and it’s nice for a change to see that the comapny has finally started using metal in their design. The device isn’t entirely made out of aluminum, but still features a good plastic non-removable back cover. It is quite different from most of the material used in recent Galaxy devices and we liked the finish used too.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2015
85% Samsung Galaxy A3 Review
Source: Android Authority English
The Galaxy A3 isn’t available in the US from any network operator, but can be picked up from Amazon for $320. This is quite steep for a device with such specifications, especially when you consider the slew of budget-friendly options available that offer a similar experience, and sometimes better, if you can manage to get yourself an invite for the OnePlus One.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
Samsung Galaxy A3 and A3 Duos review: A-ddictive
Source: GSM Arena English
It's hard not to like the Samsung Galaxy A3. And there's more to like about it than what is on the outside. Even so, let's take one final moment to appreciate Samsung's creation. They crafted a 6.9mm thick smartphone with an aluminum frame and targeted it straight at the mid-range market. It's also very compact and comfortably pocketable.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/23/2015
Samsung Galaxy A3 Review
Source: Under KG English
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/12/2015
91% Hochwertiges Smartphone aber kein Schnäppchen
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 85% display: 85% mobility: 95% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 95%
Samsung Galaxy A5 & A3
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/04/2015
Samsung Galaxy A3
Source: c't - Heft 06/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
84% Samsung Galaxy A3
Source: Computerbild - Heft 5/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 84%
90% Samsung Galaxy A3 mit Metall-Body im Test: Robust und hosen­taschen­ge­eignet
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 83% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 87%
70% Einsteiger-Smartphone mit edlem Metallgehäuse
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%
90% Samsung Galaxy A5 im Test: Zwischen Metallgehäuse und fest integriertem Akku
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 87%
93% Metall-Makeover bei Samsung
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 85% mobility: 94%
80% Samsung Galaxy A3
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy A3
Source: Connect - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy A3
Source: e-media - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Samsung Galaxy A3
Source: Android Pit - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Test : Samsung Galaxy A3, le smartphone design qui n'oublie pas d'être endurant [MaJ]
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Samsung Galaxy Grand Max

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Grand MaxNotebook: Samsung Galaxy Grand Max
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 306
Display: 5.3 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.161kg
Price: 300 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Samsung Galaxy Grand Max Review
Source: Under KG English
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/27/2015
60% Samsung Galaxy Grand Max Review
Source: Review Zat English
Samsung Galaxy Grand Max is amazing mid-range Smartphone , one of the main advantages is the camera ,you just might face some minor lag issues with the RAM space.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Samsung Galaxy A7

Available in Pearl White, Midnight Black and Champagne Gold; the Samsung Galaxy A7 is the latest metal build smartphone that oozes class. The metal construction is certainly a welcomed trend while the device remains familiar with the physical home button in the middle of the capacitive recent apps and back button. The rear cover comes in the faux leather coating with cut-outs for the flash, camera and speaker. The dual SIM smartphone comes with a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED Full HD touchscreen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. This is the only A model with a Full HD display. There are 2 main models of the Samsung Galaxy A7; a LTE/3G Dual SIM model and a pure LTE model. The first is powered with a quad-core 1.5 GHz plus 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 combination while the latter is powered by a quad-core 1.8 Cortex-A15 GHz plus quad-core 1.3 Cortex-A7 chips. The Samsung Galaxy A7 has a Adreno 405 or Mali-T628 MP6 GPU also depending on the model and all models come with 2 GB of RAM. Internal storage is fixed at 16 GB with an optional microSD slot to increase storage. There is a primary 13 MP rear camera and a secondary front-facing 5 MP camera. The Samsung Galaxy A7 comes with a non-removable Li-Ion cell rated at 2600 mAh.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A7Notebook: Samsung Galaxy A7
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 405
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.141kg
Price: 500 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy A7 (Model)

 

88% Samsung Galaxy A7 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
3, 5, 7. Samsung's Galaxy A lineup is tailored more for the normal wallet than the wickedly expensive Galaxy S models. Now a small phablet is available in the series called Galaxy A7. We took a closer look at the classy smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy A7 review: Alpha leader
Source: GSM Arena English
The Samsung Galaxy A7 and its two siblings offer a break from the usual Galaxy uniformity. But do they go far enough? The phablet will turn plenty heads with its slender, light but rigid metal frame and beautiful 5.5" Super AMOLED screen. Then some of those heads will sag a little when they see it's the familiar Galaxy picture drawn with more expensive paints. They will hang lower still when they find out that the internal hardware is closer to a midrange device rather than the high-muscle silicon inside the excellent Galaxy Note 4.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/09/2015
Samsung Galaxy A7: First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
While we'd hesitate to make a judgement based on first impressions alone, Samsung seems to have done a decent job overall with the Galaxy A7. We would have hoped for some more power under the hood at this price. Then again with a slim form factor and a metal unibody, some trade-offs were to be expected. Stay tuned for our detailed review of the Samsung Galaxy A7 for our definitive verdict.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/17/2015

 

Samsung Galaxy S6

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S6Notebook: Samsung Galaxy S6
Processor: Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T760 MP8
Display: 5.1 inch, 16:9, 2560x1440 pixels
Weight: 0.138kg
Price: 700 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy S6 (Model)

Average Score: 93.86% - very good
Average of 21 scores (from 68 reviews)

 

91% Samsung Galaxy S6 First Impressions | Notebookcheck
One step forward – half a step back. Samsung wants to reclaim the smartphone throne with the Galaxy S6. The South Korean manufacturer wants to achieve this with noble materials and powerful components. The abandonment of a replaceable battery and the SD slot, however, could be pretty annoying for some users.
91% Samsung Galaxy S6 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Successor to the throne. Samsung wants to claim the smartphone crown with the Galaxy S6. Those are not just marketing slogans; the South Korean high-end Android device really puts up a convincing performance in our review and can secure the top spot in our ranking.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge
Source: AnandTech English
The first most critical aspect of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, more than any other, is the change in design. Samsung has clearly identified a problem in their previously iterative approach, and they reacted appropriately by completely changing the materials that they use in their phones, even if the overall industrial design clearly retains a link to past Galaxy phone designs.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs LG G3
Source: Phone Arena English
With a much nicer design, a smaller but superior display, faster hardware, a better camera, and lightning-quick charging, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is a genuine superphone that's a worthy upgrade over the LG G3. It is also quite the challenge for LG, whose upcoming LG G4 will have to face a formidable adversary. However, the LG G3 remains more attractive from a price-oriented perspective. Being a year old and nicely discounted, it is one of the cheapest Quad-HD resolution smartphones you can buy new and unlocked. It's also a very nice smartphone overall, and while its looks and performance, admittedly, can't hold a candle to Samsung's latest and greatest, this doesn't make it anything less than a bargain!
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Google Nexus 6
Source: Phone Arena English
Let’s talk pricing for a moment! With the Nexus 6, it starts off at $699.99 full price, which is undoubtedly on the steep side, but something that’s warranted for something of its caliber and immense size. Conversely, it’s a little confusing regarding the pricing for the Galaxy S6, as various wireless providers and retail partners all have different prices for the 32GB Galaxy S6. Ranging from $599.99 to $684.99, the Galaxy S6 is at the minimum $100 less than the Nexus 6 when it comes to outright pricing.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
Source: Phone Arena English
So, do you have a better idea now of which smartphone is a better choice? Well, if you don't want to shed a hundred dollars over the GS6's price for the S6 edge, that's more than fine, but you will be missing out on a louder speaker, and an innovative design. Then again, you might end up not liking the way the curved sides feel in the hand, or you might not be able to get used to the subtly different way movies and websites look on the curved screen.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2015
Steely wonder? It's blind to 4G and needs armour: Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Reg Hardware English
Samsung has pulled its act together impressively with the Galaxy S6, and pulls clear from the chasing pack of (profitless) Android manufacturers. Only the absence of expandable microSD storage and the seriously iffy reception spoil the story. The market has clearly signalled, at this end of the price range, that many buyers don’t regard the omission of a flash slot as a deal-breaker if the overall package is attractive. Not getting your 4G when you've paid for 4G is another story.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Review
Source: Droid-Life English
If you are at all interested in the Galaxy S6, then you probably already know that it doesn’t feature a micro SD card slot, removable battery, or any form of waterproofing. For some, those exclusions are deal breakers. For me personally, I can tell you that during this review period, I never once said out loud, “Man, I really wish this phone had a micro SD slot, removable battery, and was waterproof.” That’s not to say that Samsung’s 180 on all three of these features from one year to the next isn’t something to complain about, it’s that I’ve become used to these features not being included in phones. I can’t even tell you the last time I thought about swapping a battery.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/08/2015
90% Samsung’s Galaxy S6 reviewed
Source: Gadgetguy English
Without a doubt, the Galaxy S6 is Samsung’s best smartphone yet, and it could even be a contender for phone of the year. We have no doubt that people will love it and the it will be one of the better phones this year, but it’s still not perfect, and even removes a few things fans of the series will remember with fondness. Things like the semi-ruggedisation are gone, and things like the microSD slot have been forgotten, replaced with the expectation that you know how much you’re going to consume when you first buy the phone, a suggestion that more or less encourages everyone to spend big and get the largest size out of the box.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Sony Xperia Z3
Source: Phone Arena English
There’s nothing wrong with the Sony Xperia Z3... except for the weird screen calibration, that is. When we think about what it takes to be slapped with the flagship status, it does carry almost all the qualities that come with the territory. It’s beautifully designed, armed with some lovely hardware, highly responsive, and even takes some dreamy photos and videos. Oh yeah, it also has a slight edge in the video gaming department because of its streaming PlayStation service.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge Review
Source: Slashgear English
Certainly there are some lingering rough edges, and the cleanly executed construction arrives under the cloud of slightly derivative design, but there is no perfection in the smartphone world, only the chasing of it. On that basis, though the Galaxy S6 edge is a stunning example of technological proficiency - and its painful under-utilization - it’s the Galaxy S6 which provides ample retort to Apple’s iPhone, and which is certainly the best Android phone around today.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2015
Galaxy S6 vs S5
Source: V3.co.uk English
Featuring a reworked, more luxurious design, improved screen, next-generation octa-core processor and significantly cleaner TouchWiz skin, the Galaxy S6 is the best smartphone ever released by Samsung. However, with the Galaxy S5's price close to halved since the Galaxy S6's launch, and the 2014 handset still offering above average performance and specifications at the price point, buyers on a budget would still do well to consider the older phone.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2015
Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Galaxy S6 has won five rounds to the iPhone 6's four, making the Samsung handset the winner of this versus review. Featuring a sharper display, better camera, longer battery life and superior front and back cameras, the Galaxy S6 is one of the finest smartphones ever made. However, housing a more original metal design, future proof software and improved security, there is still plenty to like about the iPhone 6.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/06/2015
93% Samsung Galaxy S6 Smartphone Review
Source: T Break English
On paper, the Samsung Galaxy S6 might not appear as a great update to the Galaxy S5. It loses the water-proofing, doesn’t have an expandable MicroSD card and has a smaller battery which is not removable. But all that becomes irrelevant as soon as you pick up the phone and start playing with it. The build quality and design as well as the screen and camera are aspects of the device that will instantly impress you. It’s a phone that you feel Samsung has made with passion and one thats very easy to fall in love with.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 85% performance: 100% features: 95% workmanship: 90%
89% Samsung's best phones in years
Source: Engadget English
Samsung has a lot riding on its 2015 flagship, and this time it's put its best foot forward. With its super-fast, homebrew processor, a pair of great cameras and a surprisingly clean version of TouchWiz, the S6 is the finest Galaxy Samsung has ever made. Now, if only it were waterproof.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 89%
100% Galaxy S6 review: Samsung's glorious return to greatness
Source: Greenbot English
Samsung is starting to take these principles to heart and the result is the best phone the company has produced in years—the best Android phone anyone has produced in years. The company still has some work to do reducing bloatware (or at least making it truly optional) and streamlining its interface, but this is a much better state of affairs than it was last year. The Galaxy S6 has it all: beauty, brains, and power. If you’re due for an upgrade, get the Galaxy S6. No phone is perfect, but this is the best we've used in a long while, and thus it deserves our highest rating. There is no other Android phone that will satisfy your needs as much as this one. It’s certainly fulfilled mine.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
5 features to get you started with your new Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Greenbot English
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/02/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Source: Phone Arena English
Certainly, the Galaxy S6 is the best smartphone Samsung has ever churned out (along with the S6 edge). Provided that you're on the market for a feature-packed Android champion that wants to excel in every category, then you can hardly go wrong with the Samsung Galaxy S6. Still, if large display, a more straightforward user experience and a more perfected app ecosystem stand higher in your book, then the Apple iPhone 6 Plus is certainly a better option for you.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/02/2015
80% Review: Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Wired Magazine English
The knock against the Galaxy lineup has always been that Samsung’s marketing team must be better than its engineering team, because they manage to sell incredible numbers of mediocre smartphones. This time, the job’s easy: Samsung just went out and made a flat-out phenomenal phone. That’ll sell itself.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9
Source: Phone Arena English
If you've ever struggled picking between two great flagships in the past, you'll likely know what we ourselves understand all too well – when you're looking to make the most out of your hard-earned cash, choosing can be difficult. Fortunately, with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9, things are clear-cut enough for you to simply have to identify what's important to you personally – the answer will then come to you naturally.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2015
100% Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: It Pro English
The Galaxy S6 is not a cheap phone. It’s an expensive phone. But is also appears to recognise that in a market where lower-cost phones are starting to offer an experience fairly similar to much more expensive ones, something special is needed to justify an outlay of £550.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Samsung Galaxy S6 review
Source: T3 English
The Galaxy S6 is a device that we didn't think would be possible when the plastic fantastic S5 appeared, so we're glad that Samsung has been brave enough to reboot the brand in this way. There's still some headroom for making an even better Galaxy S7 though - the battery could definitely do with a bit of a boost - but for 2015 the S6 is a phone that's set the bar, and set it high.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/31/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Samsung Galaxy S6 review
Source: Techradar English
When I first walked into the subterranean hotel room and caught sight of the Galaxy S6, I was entranced. This was the phone that I'd wanted Samsung to make for years, and it was finally here: a perfect blend of design and extreme power. The only worries I had back then were the battery life and price, and sadly these are the big reasons why it can't get a perfect score. You'll be able to get around them if you really want the phone (kidneys can still be sold, right?) but for a flagship phone I expected better, especially in terms of battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
HTC One M9 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6: Which Android Flagship Is the Best?
Source: Recode English
In a perfect world, my ideal Android device would consist of HTC’s hardware, Samsung’s camera and Google’s stock Android OS. But alas, such a thing does not exist. So where does that leave us? Like the others before it, the HTC One M9 is a solid Android device, and it’s still one of the best-designed phones, regardless of operating system. But the minor changes and sub-par camera make it hard to recommend as an upgrade to the One M8 and the new Galaxy S6 devices.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/30/2015
Hands- and eyes-on with Samsung’s Galaxy S6
Source: Gadgetguy English
In the case of the Galaxy S6, the screen is super sharp, and under our microscope, it manages to look even better than the LG G3 it competes with, telling us so much about the display and how it will be viewed. Good luck dealing with pixels and spotting them from afar, because this is one screen that’ll make your eyes sing for joy and leave you wondering how they did that.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/30/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. HTC One M9: Dressed to kill
Source: GSM Arena English
Samsung and HTC are inseparably entangled with Android and the platform proved a major driving force for the rise in fortunes for the two companies. A lot of that was on the back of flagships - despite being the priciest gadgets in the lineup, Galaxy S and One flagships have drawn massive amounts of interest that subsequently translated into sales.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/30/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 review
Source: BGR English
Will this be a problem for Samsung? I have no doubt that some shoppers will refuse to buy a Galaxy S6 due to one or even all of these issues. I also have no doubt that these consumers will represent a comically small minority. The absence of a removable battery, a memory card slot and waterproofing certainly doesn’t seem to be slowing Apple’s iPhone lineup down.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/30/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Source: Phone Arena English
It is astonishing how smartphones, as advanced as they've become, are still evolving at a steady pace. When we reviewed the Galaxy Note 4 several months ago, it was hard to imagine how a handset could get any better, yet here we are, holding on to the Samsung Galaxy S6 which gives the answers to our question. Yes, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is better than the Galaxy Note 4 in many ways. It isn't leading by much, but ultimately, it does deliver a bigger bang for your buck considering that the two phones carry a similar on-contract price tag. Of course, making the choice between the two will be affected by one's priorities, but the number of reasons to go with the Galaxy S6 is greater, in our opinion.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/30/2015
100% Galaxy S6 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Featuring a host of top-end components and a robust set of personal and enterprise security services, the Galaxy S6 is the best Android smartphone currently available. Key positives include Samsung's Knox security services, a top-end rear camera, super fast octa-core processor and razor sharp Super Amoled display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Samsung Galaxy S6 review
Source: Gadget Show English
However, this was never going to be a phone for scrimpers, and at least Samsung does offer models to cater for media obsessives, with an 128GB version on the way. If anything the Galaxy S6’s biggest problem is that the Galaxy S6 Edge feels that bit more futuristic while packing in every S6 strong point, and costing only a bit more. Okay, a fair bit more.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Tested: The Galaxy S6 is one of the best camera phones ever
Source: PC World English
There are still a few things I need to test out. First, I still need to play around with the phone’s video capabilities. It’s certainly quick and its stabilization abilities are impressive, but I want to spend a little more time with the slow- and fast-motion effects. I also want to test out the Galaxy S6’s manual controls. I’m curious to see how accurate they are, and whether I can get the same kind of performance out of it that I get from my Canon DSLR.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/26/2015
100% Samsung Galaxy S6 review
Source: Stuff TV English
And in the more important areas of camera performance, screen tech and raw power, the Galaxy S6 tramples its rival. If you’re feeling really flush and want to show off, the S6 Edge is that bit snazzier, but otherwise the ‘flat’ Galaxy S6 is the best phone in the world right now - and it’s hard to imagine a rival matching it any time soon.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge (Video)
Source: Recode English
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge showed up on Re/code’s doorstep just yesterday, and we’ll be spending the next few days getting to know Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones — our likes, dislikes, hopes for the future (err, I mean … Samsung’s future). But in the meantime, we wanted to give you a glimpse of what to expect when the handsets arrive in the U.S. on April 10.
video review
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/26/2015
Tested: The Galaxy S6 is one of the best camera phones ever
Source: Greenbot English
There are still a few things I need to test out. First, I still need to play around with the phone’s video capabilities. It’s certainly quick and its stabilization abilities are impressive, but I want to spend a little more time with the slow- and fast-motion effects. I also want to test out the Galaxy S6’s manual controls. I’m curious to see how accurate they are, and whether I can get the same kind of performance out of it that I get from my Canon DSLR.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/26/2015
93% Samsung Galaxy S6 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
In all fairness, the good outweighs the bad with the Samsung Galaxy S6 – we’ll gladly forgo some of those previous offerings in favor of its new, premium design. Here in the US, it’s expected to sell for the usual $200 with a 2-year contract. Change is good, that’s unquestionable. If this is the beginning of a new era for Samsung, we’re encouraged by the prospect of the Galaxy S6’s arrival. All phones should fear, just because the Galaxy S6 is setting the bar really, really high for everyone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 93%
Samsung Galaxy S6 review – a bunch of innovations in a beautiful body
Source: Laptop Media English
We didn’t have the chance to conduct all the tests on the S6 we wanted, as it’s an engineering sample, but you can be sure that once we receive the final unit (which will happen very soon), we’re going to share everything you might be interested in (feel free to leave a comment if you want us to test something specific). We’ve managed to learn a lot about it, though, and what we saw definitely impressed us. Galaxy S6 has an awesome screen with ultra-high resolution, accurate colors, wide color gamut coverage and unmatched contrast. The f/1.9 camera allows you to take great photos in low-light conditions, and the Exynos 7420 SoC in tandem with the ultra-fast UFS 2.0 storage and the 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM get you anywhere in the Android Lollipop OS in a snap.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/25/2015
Intergalactic camera shootout: Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S5 vs. Note 4 vs. iPhone 6
Source: GSM Arena English
This was a shootout between four phones, but the real question is whether the Samsung Galaxy S6 has improved over its 2014 predecessors. A full year divides the Galaxy S5 and S6 and between them there was distinct improvement. The Galaxy Note 4 is more recent and benefits from some of the same camera improvements that the S6 boasts, most notably, the Sony IMX240 sensor and the optical image stabilization.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/19/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 review - pre-order, hands on, price, specs and release date
Source: Expert Reviews English
There's no doubting that the S6 is a much better phone, both in terms of features and build quality than the original S5. It also looks set to completely out-do the HTC One (m9), while giving iPhone 6 users something to look at. However, as good as the S6 is, there's one phone that's just demanding more attention: the S6 Edge. Identical in features to the S6, bar the curved screen, the Edge is even more attractive and one of the best-looking handsets that we've ever seen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/18/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is its most desirable phone since the Galaxy SII, sporting an all-new look and feel and a ton of beautifully implemented features. If you want entertainment, the crisp and colourful screen is one of the best around. Mobile photographers will cream themselves at the awesome camera tech and business users have the usual tight security features, with the much-improved fingerprint scanner also appealing to everyday consumers.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/17/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 review: Subject Zero
Source: GSM Arena English
If you are not sure what to think and how to feel about the Samsung Galaxy S6, you came to the right place. We'll do it for you. Here's the deal. You're free to feel any way you like. Impressed. Upset. Confused? Sounds familiar. We've come to take it for granted that every new Galaxy S generation will add new features and beef up specs. The Galaxy S6 takes away. It's been encoded in Samsung's DNA to try and beat every spec of any rival. The Galaxy S6 omits the very features that, presumably, kept Samsung at the top.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/13/2015
iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 comparison: The best of Android vs the best of Apple
Source: PC Advisor English
The S6 retains the style of a Galaxy S flagship, but Samsung has tackled plastic build quality complaints head on with a new metal chassis and Gorilla Glass 4 front and back. You could even argue that this Samsung smartphone looks a teeny weeny bit like an iPhone 6. Indeed, the bottom of the Galaxy S6 is very similar to the iPhone 6 with drilled holes for the speaker, a central USB port and the headphone jack. The Samsung is ever so slightly thinner, though - just 6.8mm against the iPhone's 6.9mm. Funnily enough, Samsung made a few jibes at Apple at its launch event, pointing out that this super-thin phone won't bend.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/12/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9 comparison: Which is the best new phone for 2015?
Source: PC Advisor English
HTC has traditionally launched some of the prettiest Android phones, but Samsung has turned things around with its all metal and glass, Quad HD Samsung Galaxy S6. With a better screen, a faster-clocked processor and some extras such as a fingerprint scanner and heart-rate monitor, you might assume the Galaxy S6 is the better deal. However, until we've finished our full lab-testing we are unable to comment on such things as raw processor- and photography performance. Check back soon for our verdict.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/12/2015
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review including video, comparisons, specs and leaked prices
Source: PC Pro English
Both new Samsung handsets look highly impressive on first viewing, but it’s the S6 Edge that steals the show. Its unique look, coupled with a great attention to detail outstrips that of the HTC One M9, which itself is a stunner. Those curved glass edges will have smartphone aficionados everywhere itching to get their hands on one.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/09/2015
Galaxy S6 edge vs. Galaxy Note Edge: A camera shootout
Source: GSM Arena English
Samsung recognized a number of important areas where its 2014 flagship cameraphones didn't cut it. We're pleased with how the company has handled launching the camera - S Voice often goes unused and taking over its shortcut was a great idea, while optimizing the camera startup time was an even better one.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/07/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy S6 Edge comparison review: What's the difference?
Source: PC Advisor English
With an almost identical design and spec sheet, the dual edge is the reason to buy the Galaxy S6 Edge over the regular S6. £70 extra isn't much but as it stands, the device doesn't do a whole lot more.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/06/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge preview: Closer encounter
Source: GSM Arena English
Our first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge after seeing them in person and playing with them for a while paint the picture of a trend-setting 2015 flagship smartphone. The company has finally achieved the premium feel to match the top end specs, and the Galaxy S6 edge in particular is quite the looker.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/05/2015
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs S6 comparison: What's new in the Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: PC Advisor English
We've yet to run the Samsung Galaxy S6 through our benchmarks, but on paper it sounds as though it should be significantly faster than the Galaxy S5. It also has a beautiful Quad HD screen that's significantly higher in resolution and much brighter than that on the S5. The new Galaxy shows a vast improvement in design, too, and there are some nice upgrades to the camera - particularly at the front. Some sacrifices have been made, though, with the S6 losing the removable battery and microSD card slot that have long been favoured by Samsung fans.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/04/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
Were it not for the bendy screen smarts of the S6 Edge, we’d be disputing Samsung’s enthusiastic use of the word ‘innovation’ – and no doubt Apple fans will be quick to shout ‘copycat’ at any forum that will receive them. There’s a danger, too, that the S6 will simply be the poor man’s S6 Edge – we’d drop the S6 in a hot minute if the Edge was within £100 of it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Samsung Galaxy S6 was the hotly anticipated star of MWC 2015, and its specs sheet makes a cracking first impression – especially if it delivers on its speed and power-efficiency claims. The processing and design improvements to the S6 may give it some potential advantages over its rivals. But the headline features that make the S6 really stand out are the much-improved camera, the impressive charging options and (provided you live in the US or Korea) the Samsung Pay contactless payment system.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge First Impressions: Curving in a New Direction
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Undoubtedly, Samsung is ahead of the curve (no, this is not a pun) in the smartphone technology innovation front. Its closest competition comes in the form of the LG G Flex2. Although, the Galaxy S6 Edge and the G Flex 2 are unique in their own respect. We are more excited by the prospects of the Galaxy S6 Edge. That said, the Galaxy S6 also has a huge role to play for Samsung if the company intends to win back its loyal customers and make new ones as well. All said and done, this year Samsung's flagship game looks stronger than ever.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 hands-on: Giving the people what they want
Source: Pocket Lint English
Samsung seems to have listened to what its users want. Battery life and build quality are the two things people have been crying out for improvements in and they're exactly what Samsung has delivered.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 review: Hands on
Source: T3 English
The specs of the Galaxy S6 are out of this world, and the overall package is hugely impressive. Massive question marks hang over the battery life of this new option from Samsung, and the price has yet to be dropped from on high (that could be something that'll make you gasp the second you trot into Carphone Warehouse) but right now there have to be some pretty enthusiastic high fives going on in Seoul.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge hands-on: A bezel-free revolution begins
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is certainly the most premium smartphone the company has produced so far. Wireless and fast charging are likely going to be a very attractive selling point for a lot of users. As is the future-proofing of it coming with Cat 6 LTE and tap to pay.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2015
The smartphone race is on: HTC's One M9 vs. Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
Source: Computerworld.com English
Naturally, it is impossible to really judge these phone by their specs or by several minutes of handling them in controlled circumstances. We hope to have full reviews of them when they ship, but there's no doubt that the race is on to try to offer smartphone enthusiasts high-end devices that not only offer improved performance, photography, video and displays, but that look really good.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
Great design, premium materials, hiDPI display, ultra-responsiveness, camera performance… Samsung has delivered on the most important points that make a smartphone great. I wasn’t too sure how the Galaxy S series would evolve, but what a successful and meaningful step forward.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2015
MWC 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are just what the doctor ordered for the Korean manufacturer. The duo combine the Samsung's best efforts to date in both design and hardware. We reckon that the duo will start a massive upgrade cycle for Samsung and rightfully so. The new products carry an aura of desirability at first sight, which is deservedly impressive.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2015
90% Top-Hardware, edles Design, hoher Preis
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
Reinkarnation mit Schönheitsfehlern
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2015
90% Top-Hardware, edles Design, hoher Preis
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
97% Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 97% performance: 96% features: 99% display: 98% mobility: 97%
93% Samsungs Superstar erfreut mit edler Optik - und enttäuscht bei der Ausstattung
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 93% features: 100% ergonomy: 87%
Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/07/2015
86% Die neue Messlatte
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
Ein Produkt der Kritik
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2015
96% Das aktuell beste Android Smartphone
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 96% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 90%
98% Samsung Galaxy S6 im Test: Moderne Fassade trifft auf Hochleistungs-Technik
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 98% features: 96% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 98%
96% Highend veredelt
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 96% price: 71% performance: 100% features: 96% display: 94% mobility: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge im ersten Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2015
Smartphone im Praxis-Test
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2015
90% Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S6 EdgeNotebook: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Processor: Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T760 MP8
Display: 5.1 inch, 16:9, 2560x1440 pixels
Weight: 0.132kg
Price: 849 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy S6 Edge (Model)

Average Score: 91.21% - very good
Average of 14 scores (from 45 reviews)

 

91% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge First Impressions | Notebookcheck
S6 with curved edges. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has curved edges on both sides of the display. This does not only look good, but also brings several additional features. Otherwise, the configuration is the same as that of the Galaxy S6 and uses high-end materials. Unfortunately, the extra costs for the curves are quite steep.
91% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
A new standard. The conventional Galaxy S6 was already very convincing in our review. Samsung now offers a smartphone with two rounded display edges with the Galaxy S6 Edge for the first time, but the additional price is pretty steep. Our review shows if the extra charge is worth it.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge
Source: AnandTech English
The first most critical aspect of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, more than any other, is the change in design. Samsung has clearly identified a problem in their previously iterative approach, and they reacted appropriately by completely changing the materials that they use in their phones, even if the overall industrial design clearly retains a link to past Galaxy phone designs.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2015
90% Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge reviewed
Source: Gadgetguy English
Not everyone wants the same phone, and while we can customise the wallpaper, change the ringtone, add a case, throw some stickers on, and do everything possible to the outside to make it a little bit more you, sometimes, that’s just not enough. Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge seems skewed to people who find themselves in that category, where they want the same phone as everyone else, and yet they also don’t, with something crafted with the same care and ingenuity, but with a little more spectacle.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs Sony Xperia Z3
Source: Phone Arena English
From a cost standpoint, all fingers point to the Sony Xperia Z3, which, at this point, can be grabbed at a fantastic discount if you search in the right places. To be fair, though, the lower cost attached to the Xperia Z3 now makes perfect sense, as the Xperia Z3 has been on the market for some time. Conversely, the Galaxy S6 edge has just recently become available, so it’s going to cost a pretty amount to pick up at the moment.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs Google Nexus 6
Source: Phone Arena English
Whichever phone you end up choosing, just know that it’s going to cost you quite a handful to buy – whether it’s outright or with a contract. Luckily, the pricing structure for the Nexus 6 is pretty uniform whichever outlet you end up going with. So if we’re to look at it from an outright level, you’ll need to fork over a beastly $699.99 to snag the Google Nexus 6. In contrast, depending on where you go, the Galaxy S6 edge will fetch you roughly between $699.99 and $814.99.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Review
Source: Droid-Life English
Should you buy the S6 Edge over the regular Galaxy S6? Even though I personally enjoy the look of the S6 Edge a ton, I don’t think I can recommend this model over the standard version. In my opinion, Samsung does not bring any added advantages to the phone for paying the extra $100. Unless you want to pay more for a Night Clock on the side of your display that really isn’t all that great.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/10/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs LG G3
Source: Phone Arena English
With a much nicer design, a smaller but superior display, faster hardware, a better camera, and added goodies such as quick charging, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is a genuine superphone that's a worthy upgrade over the LG G3. However, the LG G3 remains more attractive from a price-oriented perspective. Being a year old and nicely discounted, it is one of the cheapest Quad-HD resolution smartphones you can buy new and unlocked. It's also a very nice smartphone overall, and while its looks and performance, admittedly, can't hold a candle to Samsung's latest and greatest, this doesn't make it anything less than a bargain!
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
Source: Phone Arena English
So, do you have a better idea now of which smartphone is a better choice? Well, if you don't want to shed a hundred dollars over the GS6's price for the S6 edge, that's more than fine, but you will be missing out on a louder speaker, and an innovative design. Then again, you might end up not liking the way the curved sides feel in the hand, or you might not be able to get used to the subtly different way movies and websites look on the curved screen.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge Review
Source: Slashgear English
Certainly there are some lingering rough edges, and the cleanly executed construction arrives under the cloud of slightly derivative design, but there is no perfection in the smartphone world, only the chasing of it. On that basis, though the Galaxy S6 edge is a stunning example of technological proficiency - and its painful under-utilization - it’s the Galaxy S6 which provides ample retort to Apple’s iPhone, and which is certainly the best Android phone around today.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2015
90% Galaxy S6 Edge review: Samsung's vanity phone
Source: Greenbot English
I honestly think the Galaxy S6 Edge is seriously cool. It does all the fantastic stuff the regular flat Galaxy S6 does, and it gives me bragging rights when I’m out with my iPhone-loving friends. It’s something different from the plethora of plain phones in the Android world. It’s nice to hold and the curved part of the screen doesn’t distract too much from the rest of the Galaxy S6 experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge video review: One of the prettiest phones ever
Source: Greenbot English
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/06/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge review: Double down
Source: GSM Arena English
The Galaxy Note Edge comes close, though asymmetry and beauty don't always mix - a curve on both sides definitely looks better. Outside the night clock, the added software features around the curve of the Galaxy S6 edge are a mixed bags, borderline gimmicky, but perhaps third-party devs will come up with new ideas. In every other respect, the Galaxy S6 edge was as good as its regular sibling. The shares some unique features like the only 14nm chipset in mass production, which enabled great performance and good battery life. That's on a smaller battery and feeding a sharper, brighter display - one of the best in its class.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/03/2015
89% Samsung's best phones in years
Source: Engadget English
Samsung has a lot riding on its 2015 flagship, and this time it's put its best foot forward. With its super-fast, homebrew processor, a pair of great cameras and a surprisingly clean version of TouchWiz, the S6 is the finest Galaxy Samsung has ever made. Now, if only it were waterproof.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 89%
80% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review
Source: T3 English
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is an excellent smartphone and perfect for those with money to burn and the desire to turn heads wherever they go. However, aside from the beautiful design, the S6 Edge doesn't provide anything extra over the Galaxy S6 – which is £100 cheaper. Those of us who are less flush will know to look for the best value.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs HTC One M9
Source: Phone Arena English
If you've ever struggled picking between two great flagships in the past, you'll likely know what we ourselves understand all too well – when you're looking to make the most out of your hard-earned cash, choosing can be difficult. Fortunately, with the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and the HTC One M9, things are clear-cut enough for you to simply have to identify what's important to you personally – the answer will come to you by itself.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs Apple iPhone 6
Source: Phone Arena English
The edge alone is a cool addition that adds some neat functionality, but it’s hard to see it as a huge advantage - it’s just a cool little innovation at the moment. If you want an Android phone that adds that cool factor with overall very solid performance, the S6 edge is the one to get. The iPhone 6 still has the advantage of more apps and games, as well as the perfected iOS 8 experience. For most other things, there is parity – you really can't go wrong with either of the two phones.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Source: Phone Arena English
Yet we must admit that the Galaxy S6 edge is better than the Note 4 in many ways, and we're not talking only about the outstanding design and build quality it draws so much attention with. Samsung's curvy flagship phone shines with its blazing hardware performance and with the responsiveness of its software, which is enough for us to recommend it over “older” Samsung handsets. Not that the Galaxy Note 4 is a slow phone – its Snapdragon 805 can handle anything thrown at it – but the Galaxy S6 edge is more refined of a smartphone with its superior hardware configuration, and that's a plus.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/31/2015
80% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is one of those phones that sets a line in the sand for smartphones. It makes curved edges viable, offering them in a phone that doesn't look bonkers just for the sake of it. It won't sell anywhere near as well as the standard S6, simply because it's very expensive and users are always reticent to try something new when there's no proven need for it, and rightly so.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
It’s easy to dismiss the Galaxy S6 Edge as a folly, but you shouldn’t. It has one of the best cameras on a phone ever, it looks incredible and its minor shortcomings are forgivable. It’s not a perfect 10 – better battery life and ergonomics would have made it that – but it’s damn close.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
100% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Source: Gadget Show English
This is a great phone in just about every respect. And as part of the bargain you get something that feels better than any phone Samsung has made before. The high price keeps it out of reach of many, but rarely do we so want to get on-board with something that is likely to be seen by so many as a bit of a gimmick.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Source: Phone Arena English
We can't deny that both the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus are two of the better, if not the best smartphones in the world right now. Both are extremely polished and designed with a pretty intricate attention to detail. The Galaxy S6 edge is certainly the ultimate embodiment of Samsung's engineering and design prowess.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/30/2015
100% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is the ultimate money-no-object phone. It looks good, feels good, has more power than a small nuclear power station and more features than most people will ever use. Really, it's a terrific phone. Its curvy USP may be more about style than anything else, but that doesn't mean it's not useful. And come on, it's pretty damn cool.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90%
Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge (Video)
Source: Recode English
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge showed up on Re/code’s doorstep just yesterday, and we’ll be spending the next few days getting to know Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones — our likes, dislikes, hopes for the future (err, I mean … Samsung’s future). But in the meantime, we wanted to give you a glimpse of what to expect when the handsets arrive in the U.S. on April 10.
video review
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/26/2015
93% Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Although exact pricing will be revealed through carrier announcement here in the US, there’s no denying that it’ll more than likely receive a cost that’s higher than its sibling. If you have the money, we would vouch heavily to go with this one. Being an attractive looking, solidly constructed smartphone gets it to a higher level, especially when it’s accompanied with the same impeccable performance that already graces its sibling in the Galaxy S6.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 93%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review - pre-order, hands on, price, specs and release date
Source: Expert Reviews English
With the S6 Edge Samsung is back in full force. While this handset may have the same specs, bar the curved screen, of the regular S6, this is the phone that everybody's going to want. It's beautifully made, the colour options all look fantastic and it's a handset like no other. Memories of a plastic build will be vanquished and Samsung now has the best-looking and best-made Android phone, and it looks to have completely overtaken the HTC One m9; even iPhone 6 owners will be sorely tempted by this handset. We'll bring you our full in-depth review as soon as review samples are available.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/18/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge camera put to test against Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Source: Android Authority English
Once again, the videos give off that huge difference in white balance, but the resulting imagery may leave you debating realistic colors against almost HDR-like image brightness balancing. As mentioned, don’t let this be the end of your research if you are comparing these two devices for purchase. We have our own Samsung Galaxy S6 (Edge) vs Apple iPhone 6 (Plus) camera shootouts in the works. Stay tuned.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/18/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
Every year I’m persuaded by the combination of beauty and performance that HTC offers up to side with their latest handset over Samsung’s top smartphone of the moment, but for the first time I’ve found myself on the other side of that divide. Whilst we still haven’t had a chance to put the One M9 under the microscope, everything the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge offers has convinced me that it is the smartphone to beat in 2015 and I want one, badly.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/17/2015
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review including video, comparisons, specs and leaked prices
Source: PC Pro English
Both new Samsung handsets look highly impressive on first viewing, but it’s the S6 Edge that steals the show. Its unique look, coupled with a great attention to detail outstrips that of the HTC One M9, which itself is a stunner. Those curved glass edges will have smartphone aficionados everywhere itching to get their hands on one.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/09/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge preview: Closer encounter
Source: GSM Arena English
Our first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge after seeing them in person and playing with them for a while paint the picture of a trend-setting 2015 flagship smartphone. The company has finally achieved the premium feel to match the top end specs, and the Galaxy S6 edge in particular is quite the looker.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/05/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review: Hands-on with the gorgeous dual edge smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is a beautiful smartphone, one of the most attractive around so we're glad the firm has finally got the design right. While a non-removable battery is an inevitable outcome, we're surprised about the lack of waterproofing and a microSD card slot. Hardware is strong with a gorgeous screen, fast processor and great camera. The dual edge display sounds like an amazing innovation but it's very limited in functionality so with price pending we're not sure if it's worth the extra compared to the regular S6.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
Let’s get right down to it – we’re bloody excited about the S6 Edge. As a response to the criticisms levelled at the S5 for not feeling premium enough, it’s an out-of-the-park smasher. We probably won’t miss the removable battery and we’ll happily ride the wave of people saying that its design is derivative of other well-known smartphones. The big question at this stage is what the price difference between this and the non-edgy S6 will be.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge First Impressions: Curving in a New Direction
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Undoubtedly, Samsung is ahead of the curve (no, this is not a pun) in the smartphone technology innovation front. Its closest competition comes in the form of the LG G Flex2. Although, the Galaxy S6 Edge and the G Flex 2 are unique in their own respect. We are more excited by the prospects of the Galaxy S6 Edge. That said, the Galaxy S6 also has a huge role to play for Samsung if the company intends to win back its loyal customers and make new ones as well. All said and done, this year Samsung's flagship game looks stronger than ever.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge: What can that screen edge actually do?
Source: Pocket Lint English
This could be just the tip of the iceberg for the edge with potential for more apps that take advantage of the edge. Since it's touch sensitive and works with the screen locked we're excited to see what comes in the future.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2015
The smartphone race is on: HTC's One M9 vs. Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
Source: Computerworld.com English
Naturally, it is impossible to really judge these phone by their specs or by several minutes of handling them in controlled circumstances. We hope to have full reviews of them when they ship, but there's no doubt that the race is on to try to offer smartphone enthusiasts high-end devices that not only offer improved performance, photography, video and displays, but that look really good.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2015
MWC 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are just what the doctor ordered for the Korean manufacturer. The duo combine the Samsung's best efforts to date in both design and hardware. We reckon that the duo will start a massive upgrade cycle for Samsung and rightfully so. The new products carry an aura of desirability at first sight, which is deservedly impressive.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2015
Galaxy S6 edge
Source: Pocket Navigation German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2015
96% Schönheit mit Curved Display und satter Leistung
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 96% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 95%
Der Bad Boy
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2015
86% Die neue Messlatte
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
97% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge im Test: Was taugt das Seitendisplay?
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 97% features: 98% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 98%
96% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 96% price: 62% performance: 99% features: 96% display: 94% mobility: 87%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge im ersten Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2015
90% Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy S6 Edge comparison review: What's the difference?
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/06/2015

 

Samsung Galaxy E7

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy E7Notebook: Samsung Galaxy E7
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 306
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.141kg
Price: 300 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy E7 (Model)

 

Samsung Galaxy E7 review: Easy touch
Source: GSM Arena English
Key to the experience is the 5.5-inch SuperAMOLED panel, which in true Samsung fashion delivers vivid output with practically infinite contrast and quite high brightness. True, it's not FullHD so the pixel density isn't exactly impressive, but it was a compromise to make the budget and it's not all that difficult to live with. Build quality is nice as well, and the phone is pleasant to handle. It's not exactly compact, obviously, being firmly in phablet territory, but you can't have a cake and eat it too.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/24/2015
Samsung Galaxy E7 Review
Source: Review Zat English
If you like phablets and looking for great performance and nice design you need to consider this one. But it's gonna be a bit pricey, so if you are looking for a phone on a budget, this is not going to be a suitable choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/25/2015

 

Samsung Galaxy E5

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy E5Notebook: Samsung Galaxy E5
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 306
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0kg
Price: 300 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy E5 (Model)

 

Samsung Galaxy E5 Review
Source: Review Zat English
Samsung's new age mid- range phone is very promising. You will have a great performance with average and above average use. The phone might be a bit over priced but you will have a decent looking phone with great capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/24/2015

 

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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

ARM Mali-400 MP4: OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU for ARM based SoCs with 4 fragment processors and 1 vertex processor.

ARM Mali-400 MP: OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics card for ARM SoCs that is scaleable from one to four fragment processors and has got one vertex processor. Mainly used in conjunction with ARM A9 cores in tablets and smartphones.

Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

Broadcom VideoCore-IV: Tile based renderer with up to 4 cores (depending on the SoC).

Qualcomm Adreno 200:

Qualcomm Adreno 320: Integrated graphics card using unified shaders and supporting OpenGL ES 3.0

unknown:

PowerVR SGX544: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shaders

ARM Mali-T624:

Qualcomm Adreno 306: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 410 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

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

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

ARM Mali-T628 MP6: OpenGL ES 3.0 capable graphics card for smartphones and tablets (e.g. included in the Exynos 5420 and 5422 with 6 cores).

Qualcomm Adreno 405:

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 420: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoCs with support for OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11 FL 11_2.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

ARM Mali-T760 MP8: Mobile graphics solution for tablets and smartphones, which can be found in ARM SoCs like the Exynos 7420 Octa.

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


Samsung Exynos:

4412 Quad: Quad Core Cortex-A9 SoC with a ARM Mali-400 MP4 graphics card.

5260 Hexa: Hexacore SoC that integrates two fast Cortex-A15 cores and four power saving Cortex-A7 cores. All six cores can work together to boost performance.

5430 Octa: Exynos 5 SoC with four Cortex-A15 cores, four Cortex-A7 cores and an ARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU. 20 nm successor to the Exynos 5420.

7420 Octa: 64-bit capable Exynos 7 SoC with four Cortex-A57 cores, four Cortex-A53 cores and an ARM Mali-T760 MP8 GPU. Manufactured in 14 nm.

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NovaThor U8500: ARM Cortex A9 based SoC with NEON extension and integrated HSPA+ modem.

NovaThor U8420: Entry level ARM Cortex-A9 based dual core SoC.

MP5232: Dual-Core Cortex A9 SoC (max 1.5 GHz) with integrated LTE cat. 4 radio.

Qualcomm Snapdragon:

S4 Plus MSM8930: High-end dual-core Krait based SoC that includes a Adreno 305 GPU.

S1 MSM7227A: Entry level Soc with one Cortex-A5 processor core and a Adreno 200 GPU.

600 APQ8064T: High-end quad-core SoC with four Krait-300 CPU cores and an enhanced (higher clocked) Adreno 320 graphics card.

400 MSM8226: ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core with up to 1.2 GHz and manufactured in 28nm

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.

805 APQ8084:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.7 GHz and an Adreno 420 GPU. Based on Qualcomm's Krait-450 architecture and manufactured in a 28 nanometer HPM process.

410 MSM8916: 64-Bit Cortex-A53 Quad-Core with an Adreno 306 GPU manufactured in 28nm

615 MSM8939:

Mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (Cortex-A53, 64-bit capable) and an Adreno 405 GPU. Manufactured in a 28 nm LP process.


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


0.1 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.

0.3 kg:


84.65%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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» Prestigio MultiPhone 5454 Duo
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» Honor 4X
Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 5.5", 0.165 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab A
Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 9.7", 0.47 kg
» Samsung Galaxy E7
Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 5.5", 0.141 kg
» Motorola Moto E 2015
Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 4.5", 0.145 kg
» Acer Talk S A1-724
Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 7", 0.275 kg
» Alcatel One Touch Pop 2
Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 4.5", 0.147 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Grand Max
Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 5.3", 0.161 kg
» Samsung Galaxy A3
Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 4.5", 0.11 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Core Prime
Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 4.5", 0.13 kg
» Huawei Ascend Y550
Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 4.5", 0.153 kg
» HTC Desire 510
Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 4.7", 0.158 kg
» Huawei Ascend G7
Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 5.5", 0.165 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Archos 50 Diamond
Adreno 405, Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
» Sony Xperia E4
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6582
» Motorola Moto G 2. Gen 4G
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
» Lenovo P70
Mali-T760 MP2, Mediatek MT6752
» Panasonic ToughPad FZ-E1
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB
» Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
Adreno 405, Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
» Microsoft Lumia 640
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
» HTC One M9
Adreno 430, Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
» Acer Liquid Jade S
Mali-T760 MP2, unknown
» ZTE Blade S6
Adreno 405, unknown
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-05-15 (Update: 2013-05-15)