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Samsung Galaxy S5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1814 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and camera. The usability and design also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the features, and there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

screen, design, usability, camera, battery

features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy S5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy S5

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 59 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, camera, design, screen, responsiveness

features, build quality, battery, reliability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy S5 - Sim Free Smartphone, BlueSamsung Galaxy S5 - Sim Free Smartphone, BlackSamsung Galaxy S5 - Sim Free Smartphone, White

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy S5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 308 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

usability, responsiveness, screen, camera, design

features

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung OEM USB 3.0 5-Foot Data Cable for Samsung Galaxy Note 3/Samsung Galaxy S5 - Non-Retail Packaging - WhiteSamsung Galaxy S5 Case Bundle including 10 Flexible TPU Covers with S Line Design for Samsung Galaxy S5 / 1 ECO-FUSED Microfiber Cleaning Cloth (Hot PSamsung Galaxy S5, Black 16GB (Verizon Wireless)

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Galaxy S5 Review

 

One of the most anticipated smartphone of 2014 has landed. Announced at MWC 2014, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available in retail and scores of...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Surpassing Apple iPhone 5s with brilliant performance, stunning camera

 

Samsung has had a great start to 2014. First the Galaxy Note 3 Neo and now their flagship – the Galaxy S5. Samsung's new poster boy has already received tremendous response in the short time that it launched. It already outsold Apple's iPhone 5s in the...

There’s a good reason why the Samsung Galaxy S5 is so popular. Underneath the high price and plastic body lies a very good smartphone that has come a long way from the initial days of the Galaxy S. Compared to its predecessor, the S5 is an evolutionary...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Review

 

Think of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active (released May 2014, listed at $659 without contract by AT&T) as a stronger, tougher cousin of the Galaxy S5 (released April 2014). The Galaxy S5 Active dropped its predecessor S5's fingerprint sensor, a security...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport review

 

We review the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport—Sprint's rugged version of the S5. Can a colorful exterior and tactile buttons set it apart from a pack of…

Very powerful, like the Galaxy S5 ; Nice camera ; Colorful tactile exterior ; MircoSD slot ; Removable battery

No fingerprint or heart rate readers ; Less ruggedly designed than the S5 Active ; Annoying pre-installed apps

With its powerful S5 internals, colorful textured shell, and pleasingly tactile buttons, the S5 Sport is a very good phone. But given its price, and the fact that it generally has fewer features than the similar S5 Active or the standard S5, it’s hard...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport (Sprint) Review

 

The fitness-focused Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport brings greater durability, longer battery life and more style to one of the best smartphones.

Fantastic battery life; Vivid color choices; Improved durability; Physical buttons for menu, back and home; Great AMOLED display

Spark LTE can be spotty; Too many pre-loaded apps

The fitness-focused Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport brings greater durability, longer battery life and more style to one of the best smartphones.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport (Sprint)

 

The fitness-focused Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport is a top performer like its S5 namesake, but it adds nothing more than bloatware in exchange for nominal promotional value.

Spectacular screen. Excellent camera. Water-resistant

All-plastic design. Bloatware

"Wow, I really like the Galaxy S5, but I just wish it came with more preloaded software and tweaks to Android," said no one ever. But that's exactly what you get with the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport, a fitness-focused variant of the popular smartphone that...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport ( electric blue)

 

What's the difference between the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sprint's exclusive Galaxy S5 Sport? Mostly the bright blue or red paint job; the slightly rubberized design with physical rather than touch-sensitive controls; and preloaded fitness-related apps,...

Samsung's Galaxy S5 Sport has a grippy backing and responsive physical controls, and it comes in vibrant colors. It has nearly all of the Samsung Galaxy S5's software and specs.

Data is slow if you aren't in Sprint's LTE data footprint. The Sport lacks the convenience key of AT&T's S5 Active. A mountain of preloaded apps makes setup a drag.

Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport inches ahead of the original S5 by combining identical performance in a slightly more polished package.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 ( Copper Gold)

 

Here's why the Samsung Galaxy S5 should grab your attention: it looks good, it performs very well, and it has everything you need to become a fixture in nearly every aspect of your life. But, like a candidate running for reelection, the GS5 gets where...

Samsung's Galaxy S5 excels at everything that matters -- Android 4.4 KitKat OS; a bright, beautiful display; blistering quad-core processor; and an excellent camera experience. In addition, Samsung's efforts to streamline its own custom interface and...

The Galaxy S5 is a only small upgrade over the Galaxy S4. The fingerprint scanner can be confusing to use, and the heart-rate monitor is a niche feature at best. In some regions, the Galaxy S5 costs significantly more than rival top-rated handsets.

Subtly improved and smartly refined, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a superior superphone that hits every mark but the sharpest design.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2: Droid gladiators

 

The flagship Android segment has always been a battlefield but you wouldn't want to be around when these two are in their most violent mood. The Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 are two of the most advanced smartphones to ever sit on a store shelf....

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Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Top-notch specs, less software bloat

 

Samsung has done a good job with the Galaxy S5. Software bloat has been pared down and a few useful new features added, while the technical specifications are superb and battery life is good. Design purists may bemoan the plastic chassis, but the...

Good battery life ; Software bloat has been reduced ; Nice usability features

Plastic chassis ; Fingerprint scanner is tricky to use ; Average-quality sound from speaker

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Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:4K / HD1080p

Configuration

GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio / No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:4.X LTE / 4.X TD-LTE+4.X LTE+3.X W-CDMA / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:Super-AMOLED
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.4 KitKat
Operator:3 / A1 TELEKOM / EE / LIFE MOBILE / METEOR / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / TALKTALK / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
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