Samsung Galaxy S5 Unboxing, Review and Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S5 is now up for pre-orders in India. Customers can now book the phone by paying Rs.1,500 on the Samsung India online store to be among the first to receive the phone when it becomes available on April 11. Of course the exact price of the smartphone in India is not yet disclosed, but Samsung has announced it will be between Rs. 51,000 and Rs. 53,000.

The biggest new features being touted on the Samsung Galaxy S5 include a fingerprint scanner on the home button, a heart rate sensor placed near the 16-megapixel rear camera module, and the IP67 certification that makes it dust and water-resistant.


The Samsung Galaxy S5 being launched in India comes with the Adonis Prime2 (Quad 1.9GHz + Quad 1.3GHz) + XMM6360 octa-core chipset and 3G connectivity. The company says it may launch the 4G-variant once networks mature in India.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box. It features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1080×1920 pixel full-HD resolution. It comes with 2GB of RAM and will be available in India with 16GB storage option only, with microSD card expandability up to 64GB.


The Galaxy S5 sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with HDR (for video as well), and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. The rear camera can record UHD video @30 fps along with HDR and video stabilisation functionality.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO functionality, ANT+, Bluetooth 4.0, USB3.0, NFC, and Infrared remote functionality. It features a 2800mAh battery, rated to deliver 21 hours of talk time, and 390 hours of standby time. The smartphone weighs in at 145 grams, and has dimensions of 142×72.5×8.1mm.

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General Features

Sim Support Single SIM, Micro-SIM, GSM
Phone Dimensions 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm
Phone Weight 145 grams
Keypad Touch

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Screen Size 5.1 Inches
Screen Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels, 431 ppi
Screen Type Super AMOLED, with 16 M Colors
Touch Type Capacitive with Multitouch

Photo & Video

Camera 16 Megapixel
Flash LED Flash
Front Camera 2 Megapixel
Camera Features Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and Image Recording, Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face and Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Video Stabilization, Dual Video Recording, Dual Video Calling.
Video Camera 2160 px at 30 fps


Operating System Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat)
Processor 1.9 GHz Octa Core Processor
Processor Chipset Adonis Prime 2 (Quad 1.9+Quad 1.3)
RAM 2.0 GB


Battery Type 3000 mAh, Li-ion
Battery Standby Up to 390 hrs
Battery Talk Time Up to 21 hrs


3G HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Wi-Fi with Tethering
WiDirect Yes
USB Connectivity microUSB v2.0
GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Bluetooth with A2DP, EDR, LE
3.5mm Audio Jack Yes
Supports DLNA Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Supports TV Out Yes


E-mail with Push E-mail
Music Player Supports MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
Video Player Supports MP4, DivX, XviD, WMV, H.264, H.263
FM Radio Yes
Alert Types Vibration, MP3, WAV


Phonebook Memory Practically Unlimited Contacts
Internal Memory 16.0 GB
Expandable Memory Upto 128 GB

Other Features

Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor, Thermometer, Humidity, Gesture, Barometer
PDF Reader Yes
Additional Features Heart Rate Sensor, Finger Print Sensor, IP67 Certified Dust and water resistant, Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes, Java MIDP Emulator, SNS Integration, Wireless charging (market dependent), ANT+ support, S-Voice Natural Language Commands and dictation, Smart Stay, Smart Pause, Smart Scroll, Air gestures, Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage), Active Noise Cancellation with Dedicated Mic, Organizer, Image & Video Editor, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa, Voice Memo/Dial/Commands, Predictive Input Text,

Samsung Galaxy S5 Unboxing

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