Evaluation/Review of the Galaxy S5. We've done a detailed breakdown of the specs, as well as the performance pros and cons.

Created date: 09/30/2018, 14:12:27, Updated date: 10/01/2019, 15:37:12

In-depth review of Galaxy S5's features

We've conducted a detailed review of the Galaxy S5, looking into its battery, how easy it is to use the camera, and whether the CPU performance is high or low. Not only that, but we've also evaluated how portable and easy to hold it is, as well as how nice the display is.

Advantages and disadvantages of Galaxy S5

Advantages of Galaxy S5

  • It is lightweight.
  • The display is large, so text and images appear clear on the screen.
  • The screen quality is very high, and pictures and videos appear crisp.

Disadvantages of Galaxy S5

  • It has a very low-grade front camera, so it should not be considered as a main camera.

Galaxy S5's features, performance, reviews

Galaxy S5's size

The Galaxy S5 has a width of 28.5 in (72.5 mm), a length of 55.9 in (142 mm), and a thickness of 3.2 in (8.1 mm).It might be possible to operate it with one hand, but depending on the person it might feel big.In addition, the weight of the Galaxy S5 is about 5.1 oz (145 g).Even if you are operating it with one hand it feels almost weightless. However, depending on the person, you may feel tired after using it for a while.

Assessing the overall ease of holding the Galaxy S5, it has some difficulties but if you use it based on its strengths and weaknesses it will not cause many issues.

Galaxy S5's CPU specs

With the 2.5GHz×4(Quad core) for processing power, the Galaxy S5 has relatively high performance. Among all smartphones released to date, its performance is positioned between high level and middle class, but you won't feel any stress using most apps. For lighter 3D games you will almost always be able to play without complaint. And for 2D gaming you will probably feel hardly any stress.

With 2GB of RAM, the Galaxy S5 has a sufficient amount. Very occasional cases of insufficient RAM do occur, but with this sort of amount of RAM, it will rarely be the cause of feeling any stress.

Evaluating the overall speed of operation of the Galaxy S5, it is a mid-range smartphone, and in everyday use operation doesn't feel very jumpy or jerky, but to enjoy games, movies and the like a grade higher smartphone is recommended.

Galaxy S5's storage size

The data storage capacity of the Galaxy S5 is 32GB, and while it is enough for taking photos, it might feel insufficient for those who often shoot videos or who install many games.

The Galaxy S5 is compatible with SD cards, so it is possible to increase the capacity easily. Therefore, you probably do not need to be concerned with the storage capacity.

Galaxy S5's screen

Galaxy S5 has a 5.1 inch display.It is large enough and you will rarely encounter issues due to the screen size. However, note that it is not very suited for writing long text.

Galaxy S5 has a very high-quality screen and any graphical content that you enjoy, including videos and games, will be displayed clearly.

Galaxy S5's camera specs

Galaxy S5 has a 16 MP main camera, which can take very high-resolution photos and videos. While you might feel a little dissatisfied when you need better resolution for landscape photography or want to print high-definition photographs, you will be satisfied most of the time.

Also, Galaxy S5 has an 2 MP front camera, which is a very low figure. Unless you do not care about image quality, you should probably choose a higher-grade smartphone.

Galaxy S5's battery performance

The battery performance of the Galaxy S5 is 2800mAh, so it has a relatively large capacity.Compared to other smartphones, the battery life of the Galaxy S5 is good. At this amount, you will not feel stressed even if you are on the internet and Twitter for a long time. Even when playing a game or watching a movie on the go, you can do so comfortably without needing to be conscious of the battery. However, some caution is necessary when watching movies or playing games for too long.

Galaxy S5's general rating

The Galaxy S5 is a relatively capable smartphone. If used as the main smartphone, it may be somewhat inconvenient for everyday use, but it is at a generally acceptable level.

body size

ImageProduct namebody size

Galaxy S5

58.0-Dimensions (width x height x thickness):28.5 in (72.5 mm) x 55.9 in (142 mm) x 3.2 in (8.1 mm)

Galaxy S5 ACTIVE SC-02G

55.0Dimensions (width x height x thickness):29.1 in (74 mm) x 57.1 in (145 mm) x 3.6 in (9.2 mm)

Galaxy Note Edge SC-01G

47.4Dimensions (width x height x thickness):32.3 in (82 mm) x 59.4 in (151 mm) x 3.3 in (8.5 mm)

Galaxy Note Edge SCL24

47.4Dimensions (width x height x thickness):32.3 in (82 mm) x 59.4 in (151 mm) x 3.3 in (8.5 mm)

Galaxy Young 2

83.5Dimensions (width x height x thickness):23.6 in (59.9 mm) x 43.2 in (109.8 mm) x 4.6 in (11.8 mm)

Galaxy Core LTE G386W

66.4Dimensions (width x height x thickness):26.1 in (66.3 mm) x 52.3 in (132.9 mm) x 3.9 in (10 mm)

body weight

ImageProduct namebody weight

Galaxy S5

72.3-Weight:5.1 oz (145 g)

Galaxy S5 ACTIVE SC-02G

62.0Weight:6.0 oz (171 g)

Galaxy Note Edge SC-01G

59.6Weight:6.2 oz (177 g)

Galaxy Note Edge SCL24

59.6Weight:6.2 oz (177 g)

Galaxy Young 2

87.0Weight:3.8 oz (108 g)

Galaxy Core LTE G386W

75.5Weight:4.8 oz (137 g)

screen size

ImageProduct namescreen size

Galaxy S5

75.6-Display size:5.1 inch

Galaxy S5 ACTIVE SC-02G

75.6Display size:5.1 inch

Galaxy Note Edge SC-01G

83.6Display size:5.6 inch

Galaxy Note Edge SCL24

83.6Display size:5.6 inch

Galaxy Young 2

50.0Display size:3.5 inch

Galaxy Core LTE G386W

66.0Display size:4.5 inch

rAM capacity

ImageProduct namerAM capacity

Galaxy S5

50.0-RAM size:2GB

Galaxy S5 ACTIVE SC-02G

50.0RAM size:2GB

Galaxy Note Edge SC-01G

60.0RAM size:3GB

Galaxy Note Edge SCL24

60.0RAM size:3GB

Galaxy Young 2

5.0RAM size:512.0MB

Galaxy Core LTE G386W

35.0RAM size:1.5GB

storage size

ImageProduct namestorage size

Galaxy S5

55.5-Storage size:32GB

Galaxy S5 ACTIVE SC-02G

50.0Storage size:16GB

Galaxy Note Edge SC-01G

55.5Storage size:32GB

Galaxy Note Edge SCL24

55.5Storage size:32GB

Galaxy Young 2

11.0Storage size:4GB

Galaxy Core LTE G386W

50.0Storage size:16GB

battery

ImageProduct namebattery

Galaxy S5

62.0-Battery capacity:2800mAh

Galaxy S5 ACTIVE SC-02G

62.0Battery capacity:2800mAh

Galaxy Note Edge SC-01G

65.0Battery capacity:3000mAh

Galaxy Note Edge SCL24

65.0Battery capacity:3000mAh

Galaxy Young 2

29.0Battery capacity:1300mAh

Galaxy Core LTE G386W

51.5Battery capacity:2100mAh

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct namerear-camera resolution

Galaxy S5

68.8-Rear-camera resolution:16 MP

Galaxy S5 ACTIVE SC-02G

68.8Rear-camera resolution:16 MP

Galaxy Note Edge SC-01G

68.8Rear-camera resolution:16 MP

Galaxy Note Edge SCL24

68.8Rear-camera resolution:16 MP

Galaxy Young 2

13.6Rear-camera resolution:3.2 MP

Galaxy Core LTE G386W

27.5Rear-camera resolution:5 MP

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct namefront-camera resolution

Galaxy S5

15.8-Front-camera resolution:2 MP

Galaxy S5 ACTIVE SC-02G

16.9Front-camera resolution:2.1 MP

Galaxy Note Edge SC-01G

35.2Front-camera resolution:3.7 MP

Galaxy Note Edge SCL24

35.2Front-camera resolution:3.7 MP

Galaxy Core Prime

15.8Front-camera resolution:2 MP

Galaxy A5 Duos

50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

grip

ImageProduct namegrip

Galaxy S5

65.2-Color:Charcoal black,copper gold,electric blue,shimmery white, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):28.5 in (72.5 mm) x 55.9 in (142 mm) x 3.2 in (8.1 mm), Weight:5.1 oz (145 g)

Galaxy S5 ACTIVE SC-02G

58.5Color:Camo Green/Titanium Gray, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):29.1 in (74 mm) x 57.1 in (145 mm) x 3.6 in (9.2 mm), Weight:6.0 oz (171 g)

Galaxy Note Edge SC-01G

53.5Color:Chacoal Black/Frost White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):32.3 in (82 mm) x 59.4 in (151 mm) x 3.3 in (8.5 mm), Weight:6.2 oz (177 g)

Galaxy Note Edge SCL24

53.5Color:Charcoal Black/Frost White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):32.3 in (82 mm) x 59.4 in (151 mm) x 3.3 in (8.5 mm), Weight:6.2 oz (177 g)

Galaxy Young 2

85.3Color:Iris charcoal,white, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):23.6 in (59.9 mm) x 43.2 in (109.8 mm) x 4.6 in (11.8 mm), Weight:3.8 oz (108 g)

Galaxy Core LTE G386W

71.0Color:White,black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):26.1 in (66.3 mm) x 52.3 in (132.9 mm) x 3.9 in (10 mm), Weight:4.8 oz (137 g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct namescreen cleanliness

Galaxy S5

85.7-Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:431ppi

Galaxy S5 ACTIVE SC-02G

85.7Display type:OLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:431ppi

Galaxy Note Edge SC-01G

88.6Display type:OLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1600 x 2560, Pixel density:539ppi

Galaxy Note Edge SCL24

88.6Display type:OLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1600 x 2560, Pixel density:539ppi

Galaxy Young 2

11.1Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):320 x 480, Pixel density:164ppi

Galaxy Core LTE G386W

47.3Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):540 x 960, Pixel density:244ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameperformance

Galaxy S5

57.2-OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801, CPU specs:2.5GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:2GB

Galaxy S5 ACTIVE SC-02G

57.2OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, CPU specs:2.5GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:2GB

Galaxy Note Edge SC-01G

70.6OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084, CPU specs:2.7GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:3GB

Galaxy Note Edge SCL24

70.6OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084, CPU specs:2.7GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:3GB

Galaxy Young 2

0.3OS:Android, Chipset:Cortex-A7, CPU specs:1.0GHz×1(Single core), RAM size:512.0MB

Galaxy Core LTE G386W

21.1OS:Android, CPU specs:1.2GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:1.5GB

Galaxy S5's specs

Galaxy S5
ImageGalaxy S5
MakerSamsung
Release date2, 2014
Colorcharcoal black,copper gold,electric blue,shimmery white
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)28.5 in (72.5 mm) x 55.9 in (142 mm) x 3.2 in (8.1 mm)
Weight5.1 oz (145 g)
Display size5.1 inch
Display typeSuper AMOLED
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 1920
Pixel density431ppi
Battery capacity2800mAh
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
CPU specs2.5GHz×4(Quad core)
RAM size2GB
Storage size32GB
Rear-camera resolution16 MP
Front-camera resolution2 MP

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