Samsung Galaxy Series

Samsung Galaxy K ZoomProcessor: MP5232, NovaThor U8420, NovaThor U8500, unknown, Broadcom BCM28155, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, Samsung Exynos 4212 1.5 GHz, Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad, Samsung Exynos 5260 Hexa
Graphics Adapter: unknown, ARM Mali-400 MP, ARM Mali-400 MP4, ARM Mali-T624, Broadcom VideoCore-IV, PowerVR SGX544, Qualcomm Adreno 200, Qualcomm Adreno 305, Qualcomm Adreno 320, Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 3.0 inch, 3.27 inch, 3.5 inch, 3.8 inch, 4 inch, 4.3 inch, 4.5 inch, 4.8 inch, 5 inch, 5.1 inch, 5.3 inch
Weight: 0.1kg, 0.112kg, 0.113kg, 0.12kg, 0.121kg, 0.13kg, 0.133kg, 0.137kg, 0.138kg, 0.145kg, 0.15kg, 0.151kg, 0.163kg, 0.17kg, 0.2kg, 0.208kg, 0.3kg
Price: 100, 200, 224, 299, 300, 379, 439, 489, 499, 500, 599, 600, 649, 729 euro
Average Score: 83.68% - good
Average of 130 scores (from 215 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 70%, features: 74%, display: 87%
mobility: 91%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 75%, 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 DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 95%
83% Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300)
Source: PC News - Heft 01/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300)
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
83% Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300)
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
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: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 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%

 

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 DE→EN
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: 88.71% - very good
Average of 28 scores (from 52 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%
Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: e-media - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
97% Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: SFT - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 97%
88% Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: Connect - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 88%
95% Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: PC Praxis - Heft 01/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 95%
Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
95% Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 95%
Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: Connect - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
79% Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom
Source: Connect - Heft 10/2013 German DE→EN
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 DE→EN
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: 86.77% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 23 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
91% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Audio Video Foto Bild - Heft 5/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 91%
91% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 91%
90% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: PC News - Heft 01/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
90% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
91% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
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 DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 98%
86% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
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 DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 11/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
82% Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom
Source: Audio Video Foto Bild - Heft 11/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 82%
89% Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom
Source: PC Go - Heft 10/2013 German DE→EN
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: 80.18% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 23 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
83% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Source: PC News - Heft 01/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
83% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
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 DE→EN
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 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 DE→EN
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: 88% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 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.
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: 86.61% - good
Average of 36 scores (from 68 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.
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
Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Hardbloxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/02/2014
94% Wasserfester High-End-Android mit Fitness-Fokus
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 95% features: 95% display: 95% ergonomy: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2014
96% Super Smartphone, aber eben nicht das Beste
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 96% performance: 100% display: 95% mobility: 95% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
97% Knapp daneben
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 97% price: 56% mobility: 98%
98% Samsung Galaxy S5 im Handy-Test: Vieles verbessert, aber wenig revolutioniert
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 98% features: 98% workmanship: 97% emissions: 98%
Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Hardbloxx German DE→EN
Positive: good high end smartphone; useful improvements
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/02/2014
Das derzeit beste Smartphone am Markt?
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: very good performance; resilient technology; good usability; good voice quality
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 Test zeigt ein Flaggschiff mit wenig Schwächen
Source: Techhive.de German DE→EN
Positive: large smartphone; flagship device with few deficiencies
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/06/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: jaw-dropping display; very good camera; rugged and handy body Negative: disappointing fingerprint scanner
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2014
Das Cocktail-Smartphone
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Positive: diverse extras and options; touchwiz system
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2014

 

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: 83.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

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

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S5 miniNotebook: Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.12kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section

 

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

 

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

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: 83% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

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%
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%

 

Comment

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

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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:

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:

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

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card supporting OpenGL ES 3.0

» 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.

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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.


» 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:


83.68%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU

» Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
Exynos 5260 Hexa, 5.5", 0.162 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Sony Xperia M2
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
» Samsung ATIV S Neo
unknown, unknown
» Samsung ATIV S
Adreno 225, Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
» Samsung Galaxy S3
Mali-400 MP4, Exynos 4412 Quad
» Yukyung Viliv N5
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z520

Devices from the same Manufacturer

» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 7.0
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core, PXA1088, 7.0", 0.278 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
unknown, unknown, 4.5", 0.12 kg
» Samsung Chromebook XE503C32-K01US
Mali-T628 MP6, unknown, 13.3", 1.4 kg
» Samsung Chromebook XE503C12-K01UK
unknown, Exynos 5420 Octa, 11.6", 1.2 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.1", 0.17 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
Mali-T628 MP6, unknown, 10.5", 0.465 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Mali-T628 MP6, Exynos 5420 Octa, 8.4", 0.294 kg
» Samsung Chromebook XE503C12-K01US
unknown, Exynos 5420 Octa, 11.6", 1.2 kg
» Samsung 940X5J-K01US
HD Graphics 4600, Core i5 4200U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
» Samsung Series 7 Chronos 700Z7C
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3610QM, 17.3", 3 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 8.0
Adreno 305, Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 8.0", 0.32 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 10.1", 0.487 kg
» Samsung ATIV Book 9 900X3G-K01
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.12 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S5
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.1", 0.145 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F
SGX544, MP5232, 4.5", 0.137 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE-Version
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 10.1", 0.477 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-05-15 (Update: 2013-05-15)