Samsung Galaxy S5

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Samsung  Galaxy S5 Price in India as of December 14, 2018, 5:44 am
Samsung  Galaxy S5
Samsung  Galaxy S5
Samsung  Galaxy S5
Samsung  Galaxy S5
Samsung  Galaxy S5
The Samsung Galaxy S5 runs on Android KitKat and features fingerprint and heart rate sensors. The device features a 5.1" Full HD Super AMOLED screen with a 432 PPI pixel density. The device sports a 16 MP primary rear camera and a 2 MP secondary camera. The latest variants areSamsung Galaxy S7andSamsung Galaxy S8. It is powered by 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. It has 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage that is expandable up to 128 GB. Connectivity features include 3G, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, and micro USB. The phone has a 2800 mAh battery on-board.
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Price in India

Key Specifications

Samsung Exynos 5 processor
16GB internal storage
2800 mAh battery
16 M.Pixels rear & 2 M.Pixels selfie cameras
inch screen
Single Sim (Micro-SIM) SIM
Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) OS

Detailed Specifications

Display TypeSuper AMOLED
Resolution1080x1920 pixels
Pixel Density432 pixels per inch (ppi)
Touchscreen typeCapacitive
Color Reproduction16M Colors
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
Screen to body percentage69.6 %
ExpandableMicroSD, 128 GB
Dimensions5.5x2.8x0.3 inches
Water ResistantYes
Weight145 grams
Operating SystemAndroid OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Selfie2 M.Pixels
Rear16 M.Pixels
Rear Camera FeaturesRear Flash
Selfie Camera FeaturesNo
Video 2160p(HD)@30fps, 1080p(HD)@60fps, 720(HD)@120fps
Standby Time390 hrs
Talk time21 hrs
Capacity2800 mAh
Fast ChargingNo
Bluetoothv4.0 with A2DP
Wi-FiYes with dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Voice Over LTE (VoLTE)No
SIM ConfigurationSingle Sim (Micro-SIM)
NFC ChipsetYes
ChipsetSamsung Exynos 5
CPU2.5 GHz
GraphicsAdreno 330
No of Cores4 (Quad Core)
Fingerprint sensorYes
Other SensorsProximity Sensor
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Pros & Cons

Expert Score
Good things
  • Super AMOLED screen is the best in class
  • Water resistance gives the device an upper hand
  • Tonnes of processing power with Snapdragon 801
  • Amazing image quality with accurate colours and details
  • Very thoughtful of Samsung to provide a heart-rate sensor
Bad things
  • Performance is handicapped by unnecessary features and bloatware
  • Touch based fingerprint scanner is sorely missed
  • Shaky videos due to the absence of OIS

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What is the difference between USA and Indian model?
Answer by azadchavan, 17 months ago
USA has Snapdragon 801 chipset with 2.5 QC processors whereas Indian model has Samsung's Exynos 1.9+1.3 OC processors. USA model has LTE 4G connectivity whereas Indian model is restricted to 3G. Indian model doesn't have wireless charging (but it is not a big issue we can buy Qi set for $60-90 in India) Rest all specs are same.
Answer by sriramv, 19 months ago
USA model will not support Indian 4G bands. Also, USA model comes with Snapdragon 801 processor and Indian model comes with Samsung Exynos processor. As far as these 2 processors go, Snapdragon is slightly better than Exynos in terms of performance and battery life. Also, Galaxy S5 Indian version does not support 4G.
Answer by sanjeev750555, 18 months ago
The Indian variant has Xenon CPU that is an octa-core processor four cores works at 1.9 GHz, and other four cores work at 1.3 GHz. On the other hand, the international variant has snapdragon 801 which is a quadcore CPU which is clocked at 2.6 GHz that is slightly slower than the Indian variant.
Answer by ranjeetjadhav143.rj, 18 months ago
The basic difference is processor on which the model runs. In india (i think Asia too) the processor is Samsung made Exynos, while in USA it is Qualcomm Snapdragon. So, it actually affects the work in real-time, although they might be equally powerful on paper.
Answer by novitjassal07, 18 months ago
Indian model has Octa-core processor Exynos with 3G support but USA model has Snapdragon quad core processor with 4G support . Hence, if you want better performance then buy Indian model but if you want better network connectivity then buy USA model.
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Does it support Jio SIM?
Answer by g14285435, 18 months ago
Jio released 4G network in the following bands, band 3 (1800) band 5 (850) band 40 (2300). There are many variants of Galaxy S5, so you can refer the 4G band whether it supports any of these three bands. If it supports, then definitely Jio 4G works on this device.
Answer by azadchavan, 17 months ago
No, Jio SIM isn't supported in Samsung Galaxy S5. Jio SIM is supported in any phone with VoLTE connectivity . Please confirm it from any seller before buying any phone for Jio SIM and Jio call feature is only available on VoLTE connectivity.
Answer by sanjeev750555, 18 months ago
If that is a 4G support phone, it will not support Jio 4G voice HD calling because Samsung hasn't provided VoLTE settings in those mobiles software updates. If they provide VoLTE update, then Jio 4G voice calling will support.
Answer by siddharthdhingra23, 18 months ago
No, it does not support Jio sim. As it is a 3G device. And it doesn't support 4G.
Answer by princesubudhi143, 11 months ago
The 4G model can use Jio, but for calling you have to use Jio4GVoice app.
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Is this a waterproof phone?
Answer by cajunonstar, 18 months ago
Splash proof, Yes waterproof to an extent. If it is exposed to harsh environments like being submerged for more than a few seconds, then there is no guarantee. Spills raining are the common waterproof elements referred to.
Answer by azadchavan, 17 months ago
Yes, it is IP67 certified for water and dust protection. It is necessary to put back cover properly intact and close charging port flap after charging. (Guidance prompt in using of the phone)
Answer by urrajputuday37, 17 months ago
Not really, but yes can be used with wet hands. Can handle few drops of water, the back cover doesn't allow water to get in contact with the internal body.
Answer by sanjeev750555, 18 months ago
It is a splash proof phone not fully waterproof, you have to close all the flaps always and fit original battery cover perfectly.
Answer by dhirajsirohiya, 17 months ago
It is waterproof only if the charging pin flap is closed completely. Even then there are limitations on its waterproof ability.
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Is this a dual phone SIM?
Answer by sanjeev750555, 18 months ago
Only one variant that was launched later was Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos, that one was a dual-SIM variant, rest all of them are single SIM variants.
Answer by ian.mikaelson, 12 months ago
It's not dual SIM. But some models from UK and USA are made with dual SIM.
Answer by varunsharda7, 18 months ago
No, it's not dual sim. It's a single sim phone with a micro SD card slot.
Answer by siddharthdhingra23, 18 months ago
It is a single sim phone, but you will get a memory card slot as well.
Answer by antonyjohnson412, 18 months ago
Both are there, but India only single sim
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Does it support 4G?
Answer by nihalsawant45, 11 months ago
Yes, but if you want to use Reliance Jio then you have to download the Jio HD voice calling app.
Answer by siddharthdhingra23, 18 months ago
There are 2 models of S5, you need to buy a 4G one if you want 4G.
Answer by ian.mikaelson, 12 months ago
It doesn't support 4G but some UK and USA models support 4G.
Answer by azadchavan, 17 months ago
Indian model(Exynos octa core) doesn't support 4G.
Answer by dhirajsirohiya, 17 months ago
No. It supports 3G only. American S5 supports 4G.
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It's good but not the best phone.
By Kshitij Gupta • 54 months ago

Pros: - Excellent display with full HD resolution and vivid colours. - The 16 MP camera captures beautiful images and 4k videos. - Though the 2GB RAM seems low when compared to the phones nowadays, but it is adequate with the huge amount of optimization in Android from Kitkat onwards. - Features like fingerprint sensor and heart rate sensor. - An ultra power saving mode is a welcome addition. Cons: - This phone completely fails in the looks department. The back is made of plastic and feels very cheap when it's held in the hand. - Though the camera is very good, low light imaging is not great as compared to its competitors. - The fingerprint sensor and the heart rate sensor are inaccurate quite a few times and they end up being just some irritating gimmicks. - The front facing camera is not good. - The settings app has undergone an interface overhaul, but it now looks rather kiddish and finding a setting is difficult. - My magazine is another failed attempt by Samsung. - The interface is though better than the previous flagship but it still Lags sometimes even after such a powerful hardware under the hood. Conclusion: It's an entirely average kind of a product given that there are so many pros as well as cons. The best part of this phone is its screen and the camera, but it fails in its looks, convenience and usability.

Life powered by S5.
By monil1108 • 53 months ago

I have used this phone for over a month now and though it's not a hit in terms of sales, it's a super hit for me. PROS: It delivers all, what it says. The 16 megapixel camera with selective focus gives a DSLR feel. The S Health feature has been reviewed and really does perform well in tracking exercise, walking, biking, etc., with the major add on of the heart rate monitor. The 5.1 inch screen is little big but with the feature of sliding solves that problem too. The fibre feel of the back cover feels way better than the Apple iPhone 5s. Even tried the waterproof feature and it works perfectly fine upto the depth of 1 meter (even though the back speaker did go off for sometime, it was fine once it's dried). CONS: Same as the Samsung Galaxy S4, this phone also has the same problem of the chrome finishing which gets scratches with time and it has been a permanent problem with the Galaxy series. Camera quality is not that great for low light shots. Size is bulky. Charger's socket needs to be opened every time while charging the phone, which is not a major problem but it's little irritating at times. CONCLUSION: Overall, I love my Samsung S5. Definitely worth buying, since the price has been slashed down quite a bit. Thank you.

Best one to go for.
By kavinraja10 • 54 months ago

Pros: Fast, has all the features from good Android interface to best camera. Cons: Missing a feature or two that s/b on high end item Summary: Has replaceable battery and microSD card slot (128GB capacity). Neither Apple has, HTC now has microSD slot. Response in loading and operating apps is outstanding. The features in this phone and other high end phones is missing is what was on our old Blackberry phones - the ability to charge the phone at full speed w.o. having to insert anything into the micro usb slot. All we had to do with the BB was set upright on a dock. It would be charged via sensors on the sides of the phones. There is a form of "wireless" (slow) charging available - but Samsung charges extra for the special back you need. The response time to make dial a call from your BT headset seems slower than it was on my old BB. Dictating texts seems fairly accurate - but the technology still has a lot of room to improve. I have a hand tremor, so being able to dictate text and short email is great for me. I have trouble using a virtual keyboard, which is why I kept the physical BB for so long. Comment: Don't know why reviewers harp on the fact Samsung uses a plastic rather than metal housing. Everyone puts their phone in a case - so they never feel the phone itself..

Best phone.
By Manoj Mohan • 41 months ago

1. Good camera, 16 MP. 2. Good clarity Full HD display, 1920 x 1080 pixels. 3. 2 GB excellent RAM. 4. Upgradeable to Lollipop. 5. Supports Gear Fit and Gear 2. 6. 16 GB memory. 7. The phone completely fails in the looks department. The back is made of plastic and is of bad quality. 8. Front facing camera is not good.

Samsung Galaxy S5 is simply the best and a worth buying...why?
By Rajeev Sharma • 42 months ago

My sister bought this phone few months ago…

After a careful review, found this phone a great mix of features and the class, Big HD screen, Combo of OS and Memory provides speed to the applications (though 2 GB RAM looks little less), Good camera quality, Battery performance, Waterproof feature… WOW

The only -ve aspect is “Front camera quality is not that great”.

Overall – Its one of the best phones and a worth buying.


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