Much awaited Samsung Galaxy S5 has been officially unveiled by the Korean Giant at MWC 2014, Barcelona. The phone will be available in four color options namely Charcoal Black, Electric Blue, Shimmery White and Copper Gold. The device will reach market shelves on April 11, 2014 globally.
Till now more than 200 Billion Galaxy S devices are sold and to add more, Samsung Galaxy S5 expects to break the records. The device has a Durable design with solid performance, Powerful yet easy to use Camera, seamless Connectivity Options and is a personal Fitness expert.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Features, Specs
Samsung Galaxy S5 has somewhat the same design of its predecessor with additional Features. The Front Panel feels the same in terms of Aesthetics. The back panel gives out a Textured leather feel and Glamorous look. The device is IP67 certified making it dust and water resistant. Additionally, there is a Heart Sensor just bellow the rear camera to check the heart rate when a finger is placed.
The handset has 5.1-Inch Super AMOLED Capacitive Touch Screen with 1920 x 1080 Resolution at 432ppi Pixel Density. There is corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection as well. Moreover, the Local Contrast enhancement and Samsung’s Adapt Display promises to bring out vivid Colors. There is an on screen Finger Print Scanner that increases the security of the phone.
The Internal Hardware on Samsung Galaxy S5 consists of 2.5GHz Quad Core Krait 400 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Processor coupled with Adreno 330 GPU for Graphics and Entertainment. The phone runs Android 4.4.2 Android Kit Kat OS out of the box. There is 2GB of RAM which is a let down considering that Xperia Z2 comes with 3GB. The handset has two storage options of 16GB and 32GB both expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD Card Slot.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a powerful yet simple to use Camera. The device sports a 2 Mega Pixel Front Camera capable of 1080p videos and an upgraded 16 Mega Pixel shooter at the back. It is interesting to note that the Back Camera features fast Auto focus technology using companion Chipset which can take a Auto Focus Picture in just 0.3 Seconds (Fastest Ever in Smartphone). The HDR feature controls the light focus to get real life images. The Selective Focus makes it possible to take Professional Pictures by focusing on single point.
Connectivity Options are vivid as well with Samsung Galaxy S5 Features Full LTE Coverage with support of up to 8 bands, ANT+ Support, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO Technology (First in Smartphones) along with a download booster for the fastest connectivity network. Other options include Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Dual Band, DLNA, Bluetooth V4.0 with A2DP profiles, MicroUSB V3.0 (MHL 2), USB OTG, USB Host, NFC, Infrared Port, 3.5mm Audio Jack and A-GPS/GLONASS. There is a Kids mode as well.
Samsung Galaxy S5 specs also include a 2800 mAh battery capable of 21 Hours of Talk time and 390 Hours of Standby. Samsung has added yet another feature of Ultra Power Saving Mode for enhancing the battery life. It turns the display to Black and White Colors and turns off all unwanted applications or tasks. Company Claims that using the mode can make the phone last for up to 24 Hours with just 10% Battery.