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Samsung Galaxy S5 Announced


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Posted by emerson_shei


Samsung Galaxy S5 Key Features:

- 3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

- 4G Network: LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600

- Micro SIM

- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band, DLNA, Wi - Fi Direct, Wi - Fi HotSpot, Bluetooth v4.0 With A2DP, EDR, LE, MicroUSB v3.0 (MHL 2), USB Host, USB On The Go, Infrared And NFC

- GPS With A-GPS Support And GLONASS

- Dimensions: 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm

- Weight: 145 Grams.

- Display 5,1" Super Amoled FullHD (~432 Ppi Pixel Density) With Corning Gorilla Glass 3

- 16/32 GigaBytes Memory Internal

- Expansive Memory Up To 128 Gigabytes

- 2 GigaBytes Ram (1.856 GigaBytes After The System Boot)

- CPU Version Samsung Exynos 5422 Octa Core 1.9 Ghz (SemiConductor Technology 28 nm HPM HK-MG)

- GPU Version Samsung Exynos Mali - T628 MP6 (Hexa - Core Graphics @695 MHz)

- CPU Version Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC Quad Core Krait 400 2.46 Ghz (SemiConductor Technology 28 nm HPM HK-MG)

- GPU Version Qualcomm Adreno 330 (Quad - Core Graphics @578 MHz)

- Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) With TouchWiz UI

- Office Document Viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint And Reader PDF)

- Camera 16 MP With Led Flash (High CRI)

- CamCorder UltraHD 2160p @30 FPS (Ultra High Quality Audio)

- 2 MP Front Facing Camera For Video Chat And CamCorder FullHD 1080p @30 FPS (Stereo Sound Rec)

- Audio Processor Qualcomm WCD9320 (Version Qualcomm)

- Audio Processor Wolfson WM5110E (Version Exynos)

- Fingerprint Sensor

- Samsung Knox

- Air Command

- Dropbox (50 GB Storage)

- S-Voice Natural Language Commands And Dictation

- Active Noise Cancellation With Dedicated Mic

- IP67 Certified - Dust And Water Resistant (Water Resistant Up To 1 Meter And 30 minutes)

- Stay Fit

- Standard Battery Li-Ion 2800 mAh (Also Removable)

- Available In Black, White, Blue And Copper Colors



Technichal Specifications Digital Camera Galaxy S5:

* Optical Assembly: Largan Precision Optics (31mm in 35mm equiv.)
* Construction Lens: 6 Elements Plastic
* F-Number: f/2.2
* Focal Length: 4.80mm
* Focus Range: 7 Cm - Infinity
* Iso Sensitivity: 40 - 2000
* Shutter Speed: Max - (1/15s) / Min - (1/15744s)
* Image Stabilization: Yes (Digital)
* Features Digital Camera: Phase Detection Autofocus - Touch Focus - Face/Smile Detection - Panorama - HDR And Geo - Tagging
* Flash: Led (4rd Generation)
* Reach In Shooting Of Flash: Up To 3 Meters
* AF Light: Yes (Led 4rd Generation)
* Image Sensor: CMOS BSI ISOCELL SAMSUNG S5K2P2XX
* Format: 1/2.6"
* Surface: (5.79 mm x 4.01 mm)
* Pixel Size: 1.12 Microns
* Total Pixel Are Used: 4672 x 3552 - 16.59 MP
* Maximum Effective Pixels Resolution: 5312 x 2988 For (16:9) Or 3984 x 2988 For (4:3)
* Other Features: Dual Shot And Simultaneous FullHD Video And Image Recording



Technichal Specifications Digital Camcorder Galaxy S5:

* Maximum Resolution Digital Camcorder: ULTRAHD 2160p (3840 x 2160)
* Quantity Frames Per Second During Recording Of Video: 30 FPS
* Recording Codec Used To Do Video: MP4
* Video Bit Rate: 48 Mbps
* Recording Audio Codec Used To Do Video: AAC Stereo
* Audio Bit Rate: 128 Kbps
* Audio Sampling Rate: 48.0 KHz
* Light Assist For The Record Video: Yes (Single Led 3rd Generation)
* Features Digital Camcorder: Digital Video Stabilization And Continuous Autofocus



Technichal Specifications Front Digital Camera Galaxy S5:

* Optical Assembly: Samsung Lens Wide Angle 22mm
* Construction Lens: 4 Elements Plastic
* F-Number: f/2.45
* Focal Length: 1.20mm
* Iso Sensitivity: 50 - 800
* Shutter Speed: Max - (1/8s) / Min - (1/17100s)
* Sensor: CMOS BSI SAMSUNG S5K8B1YX
* Format: 1/7.3"
* Surface: (2.00 mm x 1.80 mm)
* Pixel Size: 1.12 Microns
* Maximum Effective Pixels Resolution: 1920 x 1080 For (16:9) Or 1440 x 1080 For (4:3)



Technichal Specifications Front Digital Camcorder Galaxy S5:

* Maximum Resolution Digital Camcorder: FULLHD 1080p (1920 x 1080)
* Quantity Frames Per Second During Recording Of Video: 30 FPS
* Recording Codec Used To Do Video: MP4
* Video Bit Rate: 16.9 Mbps
* Recording Audio Codec Used To Do Video: AAC Stereo
* Audio Bit Rate: 128 Kbps
* Audio Sampling Rate: 48.0 KHz



Below Some Synthetic Benchmarks:



QUADRANT



ANTUTU 5.6.1



BASEMARK OS II



GEEKBENCH 2



GEEKBENCH 3



BENCHMARK PI



LINPACK (RUN MULTI – THREAD MODE)



SUNSPIDER 1.0.2



KRAKEN 1.1



HTML5 TEST



BROWSERMARK 2.1



EPIC CITADEL



GFXBENCH (MANHATTAN AND T-REX)



3D MARK (ICE STORM UNLIMITED)



BASEMARK X


[ This Message was edited by: emerson_shei on 2015-06-06 04:30 ]



Posted by emerson_shei
Samsung GALAXY S5 First Look

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqPtA4hxpK4#t=14
[ This Message was edited by: emerson_shei on 2014-02-24 22:35 ]


Posted by emerson_shei
Samsung unveils Galaxy S5 with 5.1-inch screen... Deception ?

www.gsmarena.com/samsung_unve[....]th_51inch_screen-news-7924.php

Posted by etaab
I hope so. It looks boring and unoriginal. The specs also scream 2013.

If its true, i'll probably be going down the HTC / Sony / LG route with my upgrade this year.

Posted by Bonovox
2,800mAh battery

Posted by nikola1970
2 GB RAM, weird.

Posted by Away
There should be UN resolutions past forbidding phones from being this ugly. Israel won't oblige, but we at least have hope the South Koreans will...

Posted by admad
I think GSMArena has correct specification.

This phone has 16/32GB internal memory, no 4k video recording. It's weird, this phone kind of sucks compared to Z2.

Posted by etaab

On 2014-02-24 20:43:40, Bonovox wrote:
2,800mAh battery



Yeah, I was expecting 3,000mAh minimum. I presume their ultra power saving feature makes up for the lower battery capacity than we were expecting.

I must admit I take back my previous comment, now ive seen the blue version I like how it looks. But it did need a refresh of how it looks, which they simply haven't. I know they banged on about it being palm friendly with its silly designed for humans slogan with the S3, but they could have kept that theory with a bit more effort in the design.

2014 appears to be the year of lazy development. This looks the same as the S4 & S3, HTC's phone looks the same, Sony's Z2 looks the same as the Z1..

They don't seem to be putting the effort into the hardware at all. I wanted OIS minimum but ive not heard it mentioned once.

Posted by emerson_shei
GSMARENA is wrong, S5 Camcorder records video in 4K



Posted by franky900320
Seriously?? Samsung really messed up this one.......I dont like Samsung but really I did expect more from them. S5 is a very underwhelming device.

Are they playing some joke lol?

Posted by Bonovox

On 2014-02-24 20:51:32, etaab wrote:

On 2014-02-24 20:43:40, Bonovox wrote:
2,800mAh battery



Yeah, I was expecting 3,000mAh minimum. I presume their ultra power saving feature makes up for the lower battery capacity than we were expecting.

I must admit I take back my previous comment, now ive seen the blue version I like how it looks. But it did need a refresh of how it looks, which they simply haven't. I know they banged on about it being palm friendly with its silly designed for humans slogan with the S3, but they could have kept that theory with a bit more effort in the design.

2014 appears to be the year of lazy development. This looks the same as the S4 & S3, HTC's phone looks the same, Sony's Z2 looks the same as the Z1..

They don't seem to be putting the effort into the hardware at all. I wanted OIS minimum but ive not heard it mentioned once.



Design boring,battery too small still,nothing amazingly new & has anyone noticed the muted applause at the event??

Posted by XperiaJunkie
Great to see Samsung using their high quality plastic again in a £600 flagship device. So the star of MWC is the Sony Xperia Z2. Could Samsung finally be on a downward spiral now Sony, Nokia and maybe even HTC are coming for them they have become static just like Apple have done with the iPhone until iOS7. Samsung you only have yourselves to blame.

Posted by franky900320
Guess they used all their "innovations" on s4 already and now there are no new gimmicks for s5

Posted by Bonovox

On 2014-02-24 20:57:24, XperiaJunkie wrote:
Great to see Samsung using their high quality plastic again in a £600 flagship device. So the star of MWC is the Sony Xperia Z2. Could Samsung finally be on a downward spiral now Sony, Nokia and maybe even HTC are coming for them they have become static just like Apple have done with the iPhone until iOS7. Samsung you only have yourselves to blame.



Me thinks they are running out of ideas

Posted by XperiaJunkie
Samsung could of done anything they wanted with the S5 but instead decided to give it specs from 2013 and correct me if i'm wrong don't Samsung already have a S800 GS4 in certain regions around the world. It really puzzles me as to why they have held back the have known for a while now that the competition is catching them up and soon may even surpass them, maybe not in sales but as a new innovator and leader in mobile tech.

Posted by etaab
I think they all are. Theres literally nothing new about the phones announced from their 2013 counterparts.

Samsung are going more down the lifestyle route than raw specs, which is ok, but usually its nothing but gimmicks that people will never use.

Posted by franky900320
Maybe they are waiting for snapdragon 805 and will release an upgraded s5 later in the year like they did with snapdragon 600.

Posted by etaab
Probably, that was the rumour a few days ago.

We seem to entering an age of very small incremental updates to these phones. Theres very little progress going on where the hardware is concerned.

Samsung, HTC, Sony and the rest are all guilty of the same problem. The problem being, they're all too busy competing with each other that they're releasing new phones without there being any time for new hardware to be released.

I'm sure im not the only one here on Esato who would have liked to have seen the S5 and other phones like the Z2 released a little later in the year with more updated specs.


If I were to choose, I think I'd buy a Lumia 1020 at this point in time.

Posted by XperiaJunkie
by that time though the Qualcomm S615 64BIT octacore CPU with the adreno 405 GPU which will walk all over the S805 and I would probably expect that chip to go into the Xperia Z2 Ultra or the Z3 and Galaxy Note 4 which will probably be announced at IFA this August.
[ This Message was edited by: XperiaJunkie on 2014-02-24 20:22 ]


Posted by etaab
I don't really follow the latest trends in fastest cpu's in phones, it means little to me as long as it can run my games and other apps and OS updates for the life of my contract.

But they've all rushed these phones out. They say the life of a phone is 8 months, but my phone contract is 24 months, so essentially if I get an S5, the S7 or S8 would be due out by the time its up for renewal in 2 years.

A silly example, but the market is getting silly now.

Posted by Tsepz_GP
Good lord they really f***ed this one up, I mean the rumors already had me worried then they bring it out and it's even worse!!!

2GB RAM
2.5GHz S801 (I guess this is the S800AC) OR last years Exynos 5420
FullHD display
2800mAh battery

Totally disappointed, bring on the Note4, heck, I may even go for an iPhone at this point.
I was thinking Xperia Z2 then I remembered...16GB internal only
Actually, the Note 3 is even better than what I've seen at MWC so far. :/

Posted by Bonovox
Samsung should also use Lithum Polymer like in the G2 as the G2 battery life is brilliant

Posted by XperiaJunkie
@etaab I completely agree with you my Z1 will easily handle any app or game that is thrown at it for another 18 months I would think and plan on keeping it for at least another year there is one thing with the pace of tech slowing down it will future proof our smartphones for longer
[ This Message was edited by: XperiaJunkie on 2014-02-24 20:35 ]


Posted by Ranjith
If they have reached a saturation point in term of specs for the time being,they could have used this opportunity to introduce a whole new design...which GALAXY really,really needs.

Posted by etaab
I didn't like the Xperia Z at all when it first came out, the Z1 fixed much of the issues I didn't like about the original.

But the Z2 is also disappointing for the same reasons as the S5. I wouldn't mind getting a Sony phone as im into getting a Playstation 4 in the coming months, so it would partner with it. But the same problems still worry me about Sony phones.

The S5 is a safe bet that it'll be very very good, a good performer all round - but safe is boring.


I might be off to Windows Phone this year..


Posted by Tsepz_GP
I just thought of something, remember how Samsung changed the Galaxy S2 CPU spec after announcement? Could they do that with the S5? I'd love to get 3GB RAM in there at least!

Etaab
Thats the thing, with Samsung you're guaranteed timely OS Updates, High functionality and so on, I'd find it hard to leave. Sony Z, Z1 and Ultra still waiting for 4.4, same with LG, great phones, but SW updates? G2 still no 4.4, and the Optimus G Pro1 has barely seen support after 4.2.2.

HTC are my final hope, I hope the ONE 2 is a beast.

Posted by aussieland1
Actually the CPU in the gs5 is snapdragon 801 just like in z2 so I am not sure why Samsung is getting so much flack. The snapdragon 805 is not yet available so 801 is the only option at the moment. The major dissapointment to me is the design- can they not change it?

The previous rumours were indicating premium version with 2k screen being released this year I reckon that one will have the snapdragon 805 and hopefully the new design. One thing is sure - hopefully samsung is going to price the gs5 reasonably -this is essentially last year hardware.

I like the fact that they changed the menu button into multi tasking button it make store sense. Also the indications are that tw is less cluttered that would be a nice change. All in all this won't make me give up my a note 3...

Posted by daviep
wonder what happened to the rumoured s5 with metal chassis and qhd screen,maybe samsung will spring a surprise with it.

Posted by rikken
Samsung has sold 200 mill Galaxy S handsets:http://www.sammobile.com/2014/02/24/samsung-sold-more-than-200-million-galaxy-s-handsets/

My guess is that the S5 will be a success just like the previous models The design is not for all, but that goes for any phone. If you don't like it, it simply was not made for you

Posted by Bonovox
@Rikken sales mean nothing to me

Posted by rikken
But it does to Samsung

Posted by Bonovox
That's a little obvious but it's not the spectacular upgrade s it??

Posted by rikken
No it's not. But does it really matter ? It is an upgrade, what more can one expect ? No quantum leaps in technology these days

Posted by aussieland1
Few are these days...


Brilliant from HTC

http://www.phonearena.com/new[....]msung-Galaxy-S5-owners_id53086

Posted by Tsepz_GP
You know what I'm loving here? Nobody is making excuses and apologizing for Samsung, had I posted similar comments in a Sony thread I'd be labelled a troll and told by those WHO THINK they run the forum to leave the thread

Rikken

No doubt, the Galaxy S5 will blow ALL its competitors out the water in sales and probably in performance and updates to, but we Samsung users are so used to a high level of specs and features that the S5, in my opinion is a disappointment, if it was another Android maker that made it it would have been considered very good, but this is Samsung.


I'm getting the feeling Samsung are reserving the beast specs for the Note series, it seems the Note series going forward is where to go if you want the most premium and top shelf hardware. By putting 2GB RAM in the S5 and 3GB in the Note 3, plus 16&32GB variants only for S5, while there is only 32GB and 64GB for the Note series, the Galaxy S range is truly 'mass market' now, made for the average user, not the power user, thats what the Note series is for, IMO.

Posted by Gitaroo

On 2014-02-24 22:02:46, Tsepz_GP wrote:
I just thought of something, remember how Samsung changed the Galaxy S2 CPU spec after announcement? Could they do that with the S5? I'd love to get 3GB RAM in there at least!

Etaab
Thats the thing, with Samsung you're guaranteed timely OS Updates, High functionality and so on, I'd find it hard to leave. Sony Z, Z1 and Ultra still waiting for 4.4, same with LG, great phones, but SW updates? G2 still no 4.4, and the Optimus G Pro1 has barely seen support after 4.2.2.

HTC are my final hope, I hope the ONE 2 is a beast.



I think most company are more or less on par now with software, samsung extra functionality has become lesser with every new release because others has stepped up. 1-2 months parts for update at least going by last round of flagship. Really not that big of a deal personally, as long as they support it for the 18 months post release.

Posted by etaab
@ Tsepz_GP - I kind of disagree with you though. I only know one person with a Note and of the people I see in the street carrying them, they're all women ! Are women the Android power users ?

Thankfully my contract isn't up until May 30th - the day I signed up to the S3. So, ive a couple of months at least to think about my next phone.

Posted by aussieland1
As a Note user I would be very happy if the Note will stay orientated towards the power user. One thing I don't understand is why they made s5 larger than s4? I could see if th resolution was higher but it is not so why make it larger? To me for normal consumer 5 inches screen should be the maximum size- already I know people that think that s4 is too large

Posted by etaab
They're all getting bigger though. The Z2 is bigger than the Z1.

Im happy with my S3's 4.8" screen, I don't mind it getting a little bigger but it also means the bezels get larger too. GSM Arena say they expect the S5's bezel to be bigger due to the water-proofing.

Also they say " The camera does, however, record QHD video - Samsung's initial information was for 1080p, but we can now confirm it's really QHD (2160p)."

I couldn't care less about 4K recording, or whatever its called, as at the moment I don't own a 4K TV, I don't know anyone that does and I have no future plans to buy one being quite happy with a full HD 1080 tv.



Posted by emerson_shei
Samsung Galaxy S5 specs review

http://www.phonearena.com/new[....]Galaxy-S5-specs-review_id53075

Posted by etaab
There still appears to be some minor confusion over the Snapdragon used. Some sites say 800, some 801.

It doesn't make much difference though according to the early benchmarks which put it at the top of the chain again. For a couple of months anyway.

Posted by aussieland1
It is snapdragon 801 just like on sony z2. It is actually clocked at 2.5 which is more than on z2. 801 is not a major upgrade from 800 apparently it is more like a s800 clocked at higher frequency. Never the less the performance should be better than the one on s800.

In terms of size increase I meant body of the phone. Essentially s5 is taller and wider than s4. I don't mind large phones (I have a note 3 and a lumia 1520) but I am afraid it is reaching a limit where it will be considered too large by normal consumers. Hopefully I am wrong though

Posted by franky900320


This pic got posted in one of the other threads.
hmmmmm now we know where samsung got their design inspiration from lol.......

Luckily some of the other colour variants look better.

Posted by emerson_shei


Posted by emerson_shei
Samsung Galaxy S5 releasing on April 11 in 150 countries

http://www.sammobile.com/2014[....]-on-april-11-in-150-countries/

Posted by emerson_shei
Samsung Galaxy S5 Clashes With The Sony Xperia Z2 And LG G2

http://blog.gsmarena.com/sams[....]-the-sony-xperia-z2-and-lg-g2/

Posted by emerson_shei
Samsung Galaxy S5 Hands - On New TouchWiz And Camera Interface

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_XIfC5LDhU

Posted by Tsepz_GP
Another Benchmark king by Samsung:
http://www.phonearena.com/new[....]Tu-GFXBench-Basemark-X_id53116

I wish the RAM was 3GB though, fingers crossed that will change!

Posted by emerson_shei
Very good results


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