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Samsung Galaxy S5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1713 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the responsiveness and camera. The design and usability also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the features, and views are divided on the reliability.

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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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Consumer review by: review summary for Samsung Galaxy S5


alaTest has collected and analysed 59 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S5 from 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

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80% of the reviews on 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

Consumer review by: review summary for Samsung Galaxy S5


alaTest has collected and analyzed 308 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S5 from 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

usability, responsiveness, screen, camera, design

features, reliability, reception

85% of the reviews on 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


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 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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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Oppo Find 7a: Phantom menace


The Galaxy S5 will certainly be the more popular phone, Samsung has already sold ten million. You're free to feel good or bad about it. The Oppo Find 7a is the off-Broadway option, but its audience will be just as pleased. And the ticket to that show...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 (T-Mobile)


The Galaxy S5 packs a gorgeous display, enhanced camera and long-lasting battery into a water-resistant chassis, making it one of the best smartphones ever.

Beautiful display; Water-resistant chassis; Improved camera is easier to use; All-day battery life

Inconsistent fingerprint reader; Plastic body; Annoying USB port flap

With its gorgeous display, powerful Snapdragon 801 processor and enhanced camera, the Samsung Galaxy S5 easily eclipses its predecessor along with nearly all other smartphones on the market. Oh, and let's not forget the fact that the S5 can go for a...

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Dazed and Confused


Samsung's latest flagship phone has some great features. But it's all undermined by needless and confusing software.

UNDERWATER INSTAGRAM BABY! Fingerprint sensor lets you unlock the phone flawlessly almost every time. Excellent camera took gorgeous shots, with a fast shutter and great focus. Removable back means you can pack an extra battery–but you probably won’t...

Baffling interface and default set of applications. Flimsy dimpled plastic back feels like a cheap practice golf ball. Why do you keep giving me two apps when one will do

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Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon Wireless)


The usual array of fad-chasing features is here, like the fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor, but they don't define the Galaxy S5. Samsung shows restraint with its latest version of TouchWiz, and it shows a commitment to improving the core...

Spectacular screen. Super-fast Wi-Fi and LTE performance. Excellent camera. Water-resistant.

All-plastic design. Bloatware. No Download Booster.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 (Sprint)


Samsung's Galaxy S5 offers an excellent display, solid performance and a superior camera in a water-resistant shell, but its 4G performance is lacking.

Gorgeous 1080p display; Excellent camera and features; Solid performance; Water-resistant body; Long battery life

Slow inconsistent LTE connection; Inconsistent fingerprint sensor; Cumbersome USB port flap door

With a practically flawless display, excellent camera and streamlined software, the Galaxy S5 marks a triumph for Samsung. A water-resistant body and long-lasting battery solidify the S5's position as one of the leading smartphones on the market....

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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G2: Life in the fast lane


Honestly, a walkover for the Galaxy S5, but anything different would've been a massive surprise. Scratch that - a letdown. The gap between release dates has seen these two flagships on either end of a seesaw - and it's LG's turn to touch the floor....

Product Specifications


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


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


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

Data Transfer

Technology:4.X LTE / WCDMA (UMTS)


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

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.4 KitKat
Operator:3 / A1 TELEKOM / EE / METEOR / O2 / Sim Free / TALKTALK / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes