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Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo


Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo
Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo (Galaxy S Series)
Samsung Exynos 7580 Octa 8 x 1.6 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
2048 MB 
5.10 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, capacitive, 10 touch points, Super AMOLED, glossy: yes
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 10.1 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm Combo, Card Reader: microSD (up to 128 GB), Sensors: Position sensor, Accelerometer, Light sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer, Wi-Fi Direct, ANT+, NFC, USB-OTG, GPS, GLOANSS, SAR Body: 0.583 W/kg Head-SAR: 0.457 W/kg, FM radio
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (800, 850, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 MHz)
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.1 x 142 x 72.5 ( = 0.32 x 5.59 x 2.85 in)
11 Wh Lithium-Ion, 2800 mAh, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 15 h
Operating System
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Webcam: 5 MP, Rear: 16 MP (autofocus, LED flash) videos: FHD @30 fps
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: virtual, modular PSU (7.75 Watts), USB cable, headset, quick-start guide, Galaxy Apps, S Health, S Planner, S Voice, Smart Manager, Microsoft OneNote, 24 Months Warranty
145 g ( = 5.11 oz / 0.32 pounds), Power Supply: 53 g ( = 1.87 oz / 0.12 pounds)
400 Euro



Average Score: 87.67% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 95%, performance: 72%, features: 70%, display: 88% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo

87% Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
New revision. The Galaxy S5 Neo from Samsung is the new version of the former flagship smartphone Galaxy S5. Is it an inexpensive alternative to the current Galaxy S6?
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo Review: Is A Re-Jigged Samsung Galaxy S5 Still Viable In 2018?
Source: Know Your Mobile English version
Surprisingly good, actually. It may look like a bulldog chewing a wasp but it has a lot of practical features, some of which are to a very high standard; notably the display, camera, and battery. If you favour features and pragmatism over aesthetics this could be a winner.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo review - a new[ish] Galaxy with microSD
Source: Expert Reviews English version
In some respects, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo is a reminder of just how good the original Galaxy S5 was. It had an incredible battery life, a great camera and a gorgeous display, and for some, this will be more than enough reason to choose this over its closest rival, the Nexus 5X. The OnePlus 2 is another handset for your shortlist, it's significantly faster and cheaper at £289 but it's also considerably bigger, which might put off some.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo review – the good old S5 with something on the side
Source: Laptop Media English version
Galaxy S5 Neo is a refreshed version of the standard Galaxy S5. The main difference between the two devices is in the SoC as the newer model boasts an Exynos CPU, which provides slightly better overall performance, but at the same time has a very positive impact on battery life. Speaking of which, the device performed great in most battery tests and we we’re also pleased with the low temperatures of the device, even after prolonged usage. The user interface offers many modes, features and pre-installed apps that should be enough to satisfy your needs. The S Health app is also present and it’s aimed for users who exercise often. Thanks to the all the in-depth graphs and statistics it provides, you will gain detailed information about your daily routine. We also see some useful additions as the fingerprint scanner and the waterproof certificate.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2015

Foreign Reviews

89% Neuauflage eines Klassikers
Source: German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 95% performance: 97% features: 93% display: 88% mobility: 82%
80% Die preiswerte Galaxy S6-Alternative
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
90% Samsung Galaxy S5 neo Test
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%


Model: The Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo resembles the Samsung Galaxy S5. This is particularly true for the design with its similar build and weight at 145 g and a thickness of 8.1 mm. It features the same perforated, dotted texture on its back cover as its predecessor. The upside is that this model comes with an enhanced 5 MP front camera, which can be found in Samsung's latest Galaxy S6 and Galaxy A series. Besides, it also receives a connection upgrade by having LTE-A connectivity, which is not available in the original Galaxy S5. This basically allows faster download speeds and application response time, which increases the efficiency of the phone.

Another change in this model is the replacement of Galaxy S5's USB 3.0 port along with its waterproof flap with an open-aired USB 2.0 port, which could be either favorable or not depending on user preference. However, there are some prominent downgrades as well, such as that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801/805 was replaced by Samsung's own Exynos 7580 SoC, which is only able to record HD videos as compared to 4K ones. The fingerprint sensor on its home button has also been removed, which many may find it a convenient feature too good to be letting go. Regardless, the Galaxy S5 Neo retained many of its predecessor's valuable features, such as the 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display, a 16 MP rear camera and IP67 dust and waterproof certification.

ARM Mali-T720 MP2: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript.

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

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

7580 Octa: Octacore SoC with four Cortex-A57 and four power saving Cortex-A53 cores manufactured in 28nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

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

0.145 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

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.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.


In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.

87.67%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2015-10-16 (Update: 2015-10-16)