The most awaited Samsung Galaxy S5 is finally here. This handset was unveiled at MWC 2014. The Galaxy S5 is powered by quad core processor, comes with fingerprint scanner, built in heart monitor and is water resistant too (IP67 certified).

Just like as seen on the iPhone 5S the Galaxy S5 also comes with biometric screen locking feature (the finger scanner). Add to it the S Health 3.0 tool that will help users stay fit (compatible with Samsung Gear Fit). The S Health monitors user behavior that includes their diet, (calories burned) pedometer, exercise records and can even monitor the heart rate.

On the hardware front the S5 sports a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection running the latest Android 4.4 KitKat + TouchWiz UI with 2GB RAM and 16/32GB storage. MicroSD card up to 128GB is supported. The screen resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels. Depending on the region the handset will either house a 2.5GHz quad core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 801?, 800? or 805? ) or Octa core Exynos processor. Indian consumers might get the Snapdragon 805 version with 4K video recording capabilities.

Samsung Galaxy S5 unveiled

The S5 (with Nano-SIM) will come with a 16MP rear camera with hybrid AF technology and LED flash support plus a front camera of 2MP resolution. The camera comes loaded with exciting features like selective focus, HDR etc to name a few. Other features are 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, NFC, infrared, GPS (A-GPS/GLONASS), wireless charging (selected markets) and Bluetooth 4.0.

samsung galaxy S5 handset

S5 weight is about 145 grams and thickness is 8.1 mm. The Li-ion battery of 2800 mAh capacity gives talk-time of up to 21 hours. The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be made available in April / May but the pricing details has not yet been revealed.

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  1. Friends,
    No need to worry about variant of qualcomm processor because India will get inferior Exynos processor powerrd S5.
    Sony Xperia Z2 will be a better choice than Exynos S5.

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  3. Hey Gogi thank u very much for ur kind information, wow this quite awesome…long live samsung

  4. gogi bhai snapdragon 805 has not been released yet by qualcomm.its the snapdragon 801 which is just a minor update of 800

    1. Well some say its (Snapdragon 800 or 801). Samsung official sites has not mentioned anything except for its 2.5GHz quad core.

      1. the 801 can be clocked upto 2.5Ghz ,just like in the Xperia Z2.
        So the S5 mostly uses that in my opinion

  5. xperia z2 wins this time….. :O
    p.s. gogi ji do mention abt the new lenovo yoga tab 10 HD plus……

  6. You forgot to mention
    1) It has Download Booster, an innovative Wi-Fi technology that uses both Wi-Fi and LTE simultaneously to improve the download speeds
    2) IP67 ratings for Dust and water Resistance.
    3) Expandable upto 64GB not 128GB
    4) 16MP rear camera with LED Flash, BSI and 4K video recording
    5) Infrared LED for smart TV remote
    6) Samsung Galaxy S5 comes in Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold colors
    7) It has 2800 mAh battery with Ultra Power Saving Mode that turns the display to black and white, and shuts down all unnecessary features to minimize the battery consumption.

    1. All these features are already present in LG g2 , Nexus 5 . Even there are apps to do so, so its just S3 ++ , no innovative feature.

  7. I was thinking to change my s4 with s5. but missing some features like 3gb ram, metal body ,20mp camera with dual led flash , ultra hd display ,etc. I’ll wait for s6 with all these features. disappointed me.

  8. Micromax canvas knight is 10 times better option then this in terms of price look n specifcation
    .Not a big upgrade over s4..and they will price it 50k and with plastic body.

    1. Even gionee elife e7 is also better. Micromax Canvas Knight , Elife e7 & s5 all possesses 16mp camera. But the technology used in the camera by Samsung is much better than those of Indian & Chinese brands

  9. its using snapdraon 801 . or the 800 AC chipset . and for the pricing . we will be disappointed once again .

  10. Gigi sir which chip set gives a better performance? The octave core exynos processor or 2.5 GHz Qualcomm snapdragon 800 quad core?
    Does it really matter?

    1. In terms of raw power octave core exynos processor as it has 2 different processors. but in energy efficiency Qualcomm snapdragon if much better…and the raw power difference is far noticeable.