Samsung Galaxy S5 – Specs, Price and Features – Enhanced and Evolved

The Samsung Galaxy has evolved to produce faster and clearer pictures. It also offers enhanced fitness tracking features, an S Health application and a feature for heart rate monitoring. The fingerprint scanner makes it one of the most secure phones. The battery is also bigger, the screen is brighter and larger and the processor is more efficient.


The Samsung Galaxy S5 runs on a quad core CPU of 2.5 GHz with a RAM of 2GB. The battery is removable and has a capacity of 2800 mAh. It comes with an internal memory of 16GB and 32GB variants, which can be expanded up to 128GB with a microSD. The screen has been expanded to 5.1 inches with biometrics included.

As for the price, it is being offered at the same price as the HTC One M8 or the iPhone 5S at around $650. It has all the latest specs and these have been optimized in a way that does not use up much of the battery.


It is a solid phone available in attractive colors, like blue and copper options. The home button now has the fingerprint scanner. One of the important changes in the design is that it is water and dust resistant and has IP67 certification. The screen is one of the best in the market today. It is brighter than LCD panels with a 5.1 inch screen of 1080 p resolution, a Super AMOLED technology.

Images are very crisp, vibrant and colorful with good contrast. HD videos and photos also look great.

Key Features: 

S health

The heart rate monitor is found on the back of the phone under the camera. It is able to see all the data related to daily activities of the user. S Health 3.0 is upgraded and offers the My Calorie Counter. This does a great job of controlling calorie intake with a central application. The pedometer is also quite useful for counting the number of steps.

You can also track exercise and is aimed at the novice runner. The heart rate monitor is a big hit, as it can help you access your pulse rate. You can track your fitness rate by checking your pulse at all the right times, like the minute you wake for resting rate.

Mode for Saving Power

It makes your phone battery last longer with the ultra power saving mode. You can turn it on and the power will get ramped down significantly. You can select any six apps, such as the browser, or some social media apps and so on. Data consumption is limited to only when the screen is fired up, so you will not receive any notifications. However, you need to use this mode wisely without using an app that is heavily data driven.

Camera – High End Features

Selective focus is one of the new features of the S5. You can take a picture and then add the professional effect to it. This is done by background defocusing using bokeh and keeping the main subject in its position. The camera has a quick autofocus and a powerful sensor.

Other Features

You need to swipe the digit vertically along the line of the phone or swipe the thumb across for the fingerprint scanner to work. This is a useful app for making PayPal payments and for the security of your phone. The Download Booster is a simple feature that combines the powers of the 4G and a Wi Fi to download something from the Internet at a super speed. If one of the two, 4G or the Wi Fi fails, the other will keep the download in action, which makes it really speedy. It has a limit of 30 MB.


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