Samsung Galaxy S5 Specs and Price

Samsung Galaxy S5 Specs and Price

The Samsung Galaxy S5 a successor to the Galaxy S4 is Samsung’s 2014 flagship smartphone. Although it still retains the recognisable build and design of  previous generations of Samsung smartphones, the Galaxy S5 has a dust and water resistant feature and a more modern user interface.

With a powerful S Health app and a dedicated heart rate monitor,  Its fitness tracking abilities are enhanced over the Galaxy S4. The battery capacity is larger, the screen is bigger, the processor quicker and provides an excellent camera experience. But from the front, one can barely tell the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 apart.

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Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S5

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Overview Features

The Samsung Galaxy S5 features an oversized screen and rich color 5.1 FHD super AMOLED display with resolution of 1920 x 1080, 1.9 GHz qualcomm snapdragon processor which provides fast performance, great speed and graphics and also supports multi-tasking. It runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS but with the recent update, the Galaxy S5 is upgradable to Android 5.0 (Lollipop). For connectivity, It's 4G LTE compatible, supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 offers a durable and water-resistant design Rated IP67, which protects it against dust, sweat, rain, sand, dust and the effect of immersion between 15cm and 1m. With its fingerprint feature, you can unlock the phone and purchase content with Samsung services. Other features include heart rate sensor, smart stay, smart scroll, air view, air gestures, IR remote, etc.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has dual cameras, these are a 16MP rear camera packed with features like LED flash, HD video recording, face detection, smile detection, voice activation, auto focus, digital zoom, Contact pictures and a front-facing 2 MP camera for video chat and taking selfies.

The internal storage is up to 16 GB, RAM size of 2GB and there's a micro SD slot for a memory card up to 128 GB. The battery capacity is 2800 mAh, supporting up to 29 hours talk time. The Galaxy S5 also features an Ultra power-saving mode which turns off most connections, limits colors, apps, and activities to prolong the phone's run time.

Other  Samsung Galaxy S5 Specs are given below: 


Alternate names SM-G900H
Release date April 2014
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 142.00 x 72.50 x 8.10
Weight (g) 145.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2800
Removable battery Yes
Colours White, Black, Gold, Blue
SAR value NA


Screen size (inches) 5.10
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 432


Processor 1.9GHz  octa-core
Processor make Exynos Octa 5420
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128


Rear camera 16-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 2.1-megapixel
Operating System Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.0 (Lollipop)
Skin TouchWiz


Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
Infrared Yes
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
MHL Out Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
SIM Type Micro-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G    Yes


Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
Temperature sensor No

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Pricing and Availability

Galaxy S5 is available on all four major US wireless carriers - US Cellular, Virgin Mobile, MetroPCS and Boost Mobile. It comes if four different colours - black, white, blue, and copper gold. Its price is about $129.99. The price of Samsung Galaxy S5 In Nigeria ranges from N85,000 to N96,000.

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