The much-anticipated Galaxy S5 is finally here! After months of rumors and leaks, Samsung unveiled the successor to the Galaxy S4 at a press conference at Mobile World Conference (MWC) 2014 in Barcelona. Though it’s a minor evolution of the Galaxy S4, the new phone packs a sharp 5.1-inch screen, a faster, 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 16-megapixel camera. Taking cue from the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, the smartphone is also waterproof. It features a new fingerprint scanner similar to the iPhone 5S.
The Galaxy S5 will be launched globally on April 11th via all major US carriers. The company is yet to announce its pricing details.
If you are planning to get one, you might want to check how Samsung’s fifth flagship smartphone compares to one of its top competitors, iPhone 5S, and also its predecessor, the Galaxy S4.
|Galaxy S4||Galaxy S5||iPhone 5S|
|Size||5.3 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches||5.5 x 2.85 x 0.31 inches||4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches|
|Capacity||16GB, 32GB, 64GB||16GB, 32GB, microSD up to 128GB||16GB, 32GB, 64GB, no card slot|
|Display||5-inch, 1920×1080, 441 ppi||5.1-inch, 1920×1080, 432 ppi||4-inch, 1,136 x 640, 326 ppi|
|Processor||1.9 GHz Quad-Core / 1.6 GHz Octa-Core||2.5GHz Quad-Core||A7 64-bit chip, M7 motion co-processor|
|Screen Type||Super AMOLED||Super AMOLED||IPS LCD|
|Front Camera||2MP||2.1MP||1.2 MP|
|Battery||2,600 mAh||2,800 mAh||1,434 mAh|
|Network||4G LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps||4G LTE Cat.4 150/50Mbps||Wi-Fi 802.11n (2.4GHz and 5GHz), 2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|Connectivity||USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC||USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC||Apple Lightning|
|Weight||4.59 oz||5.11 oz||3.9 oz|
|Operating System||Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)||Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)||iOS 7|
So what do you think, which device is the best?