Samsung Galaxy S5- Review in pictures


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The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a powerful and loaded device, complete with an excellent camera. Those who lead an active lifestyle should like it and its hard to ignore if you’re out in the market looking for a premium daily driver

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Samsung Galaxy S5- Review in pictures

  1. 1. Samsung Galaxy S5 Review in pictures
  2. 2. Slim and weather-proof • Plastic body deprives you of a truly premium feel • Slim design and is both water- and dust-proof • 8.1mm overall thickness with a removable back cover • Can be submerged in 1m of water for up to 30 minutes without causing damage • Available in four premium colour options with dimpled pattern at the rear • Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 on the front for protection against scratches
  3. 3. Looks sleek but is sturdy • Corning Gorilla glass on front protects from scratches and accidental knocks • Matte back panel makes the device immune from smudges while the dimpled pattern aids in grip • Audio socket is open, but can still be exposed to water without damaging the device • Clever water-proofing solution with use of rubber gaskets inside the battery door
  4. 4. Crammed with premium features • 5.1-inch screen with full HD resolution • 16-megapixel AF camera at the back and 2-megapixel FF camera in the front with dual-shot feature • PayPal-certified biometric fingerprint reader on the front for secure access • Has been made water- and dust-proof without adding bulk to the device • Integrated heart rate sensor to monitor health
  5. 5. One of the best smartphone displays • The full HD 5.1-inch display offers a pixel density of 432ppi • 178-degree viewing angles and vibrant colour tones makes visuals come alive • Ample brightness for good sunlight legibility • Brilliant for multimedia and gaming • Turns to black and white in Ultra Power Saving Mode for saving battery power
  6. 6. Powerful snapper at the back • 16-megapixel sensor with 1/2.6'' sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size • Software-based image and video stabilisation feature • 2-megapixel fixed-focus camera on the front • Sadly the Indian version does not have support for 2K resolution video recording • Improved autofocus mechanism for faster clicks • Versatile shooter delivers pristine images in almost all conditions
  7. 7. Toned-down Touchwiz UI on Android 4.4 KitKat • Simple to use and very user friendly interface • Fewer preloaded apps, most apps made available as optional downloads for users with associated gifts from Samsung • Biometric scanner only able to lock/unlock device, monetary transactions still not available • My Magazine customisable news feed in partnership with Flipboard
  8. 8. The usual TouchWiz features and more • The likes of Multi Window, Direct Call, Smart Alert, Smart Pause etc. are all there. • The Air View feature lets you preview content by hovering your finger on the screen • Toolbox is a floating shortcut menu with customisable shortcuts to fav apps • One-handed operation adjusts screen size for usage with a single hand • Safety assistance lets you send SOS alerts to family or friends • Calling screen can display recent social activity and communication history
  9. 9. Power-packed performance • Samsung’s Exynos 5 processor with two quad-core clusters clocked at 1.9 and 1.6GHz • 2GB RAM offers optimum performance • Zippy and smooth, even while multitasking and running intensive games
  10. 10. With a full day battery • User-replaceable 2,800mAh lithium polymer battery • Offers 10 hours of non-stop video playback • Lasts more than one day easily with average usage • Manages to complete one day even with heavy usage • The Ultra Power Saving Mode can extend standby time to 12 days
  11. 11. Spec re-check…. • 5.1-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 display • IP67 certified device,water and dust resistant • 16-megapixel camera, 2-megapixel front camera • 1.9GHz octa-core Exynos 5 processor • 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD card slot • 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm, 145g • 3G, supports single micro-SIM • 2,800mAh battery • Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC • Biometric fingerprint scanner and heart rate scanner
  12. 12. - • Pricey • Lacks premium feel because of its plastic body • Using the fingerprint scanner to unlock requires patience and multiple attempts if you’re in a hurry Pros and cons + • Great display • Good battery life • Sturdy build and IP67 certified • Good performance • Amazing camera • Integrated heart rate sensor and biometric fingerprint reader
  13. 13. Pricing and verdict “Many could argue that it doesn’t feel as premium as it should, and that it’s not a massive upgrade compared to its predecessor. It’s quite pricey too. However, there’s no denying the fact that the Galaxy S5 is a powerful and loaded device, complete with an excellent camera. Those who lead an active lifestyle should like it to. Hard to ignore if you’re out in the market for a premium daily driver” Buying it would set you back by Rs 51,500