Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 - More of the same thing ?

Image Source: Gsmarena

SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 - MORE OF THE SAME THING ?
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COMPARISON VS GALAXY 4


Samsung Galaxy S5 was finally revealed, with some features and enhancements. In this article we show, that some technical specs are the same as we found in Galaxy S4, and a few specs bring to this new model of the Korean company, a glance of innovation.

First a small review of the design and the looks of Galaxy S5. As we can see on the image below, the new Galaxy S5 shares some similarities with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, regarding the looks.
The design gives as a fresh look for Galaxy S5, but at same time they followed the style of its predecessors while maintaining image featuring Samsung's. As usual, the Samsung Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, that give us a sharp and vivid colors, this time in a 5.1inches screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels.
Unlike expected to so many enthusiasts, the S5 don't brings the a eye retinal recognition, instead has incorporated a bio-metric sensor to read the fingerprint on the Home button. Its not the same thing, its not as groundbreaking as expected, but at least it's on the same level has competition.


Image Source: Gsmarena

In the graphics bellow, we only show the main technical specs for Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4.



Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Status
BODY Dimensions 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm (5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 in) 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm (5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 in) +
Weight 130 g (4.59 oz) 145 g (5.11 oz) -


Fingerprint sensor +


IP67 certified - dust and water resistant +


Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes +
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors =
Size 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density) 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.1 inches (~432 ppi pixel density) Almost =
Multitouch Yes Yes =
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 - TouchWiz UI Corning Gorilla Glass 3 - TouchWiz UI =
MEMORY Card Slot microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 128 GB +
Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM 16/32 GB storage, 2 GB RAM -
CAMERA Primary 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash 16 MP, 4640 x 3480 pixels, autofocus, LED flash +
Features Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR =
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, dual-video rec Yes, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, video stabilization, dual-video rec. +
Secondary Yes, 2 MP,1080p@30fps, dual video call Yes, 2 MP,1080p@30fps, dual video call =
FEATURES OS Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), v4.3, upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat) Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Chipset Exynos 5 Octa 5410 Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 +
CPU Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 +
GPU PowerVR SGX 544MP3

Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture, heart rate +
BATTERY Type Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery +
Stand-by (2G) / Up to 370 h (3G) Up to 390 h +
Talk Time (2G) / Up to 17 h (3G) Up to 21 h +

Music Play Up to 62 h

Technical Specs Source: GSMarena ( Galaxy S5 / Galaxy S4 )

By analyzing this small chart we find that, many of the features of the S4 are keeping up to check the new S5, and the differences come from some aspects at the level of the daily use and not to the level of hardware development. On January 02 of this year, we post what to expect from the next Galaxy S5, and we mention that "...the Galaxy S3 and S4, in our opinion where somewhat disappointing, not worthy of the reputation. Not because they are bad, but by what could be much better." After the Samsung revealed Galaxy S5, we still feel the same about the new S5. The device is now being presented is above average, but Galaxy S5 could be on much higher level of development, with a bolder design, as Samsung has done in the past.


Image Source: Gsmarena
We have to mention, the new application that comes by default in the S5, the heart rate sensor. This new to Galaxy sensor, measure the pulse on the hand of the user, and its located next to the camera. We also can't forget the inclusion of a USB 3.0 connection for faster data transfers to other devices.

Final Notes
It's really a great smartphone, but it cold be better... much, much better.

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