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Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5
alaScore 96

4681 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4681 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S5. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably.

size, performance, usability, screen, design

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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy S5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and camera. The design and usability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the size. Many are less positive about the reliability and durability.

performance, usability, design, camera, screen

durability, reliability

81% 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 OEM Samsung Galaxy Note 3/Galaxy S5 USB 3.0 5-Foot Data Cable - Data Cable - Non-Retail Packaging - WhiteSamsung Galaxy S5 - Sim Free Smartphone, Black

May, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy S5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1451 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the design and screen. The portability and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, portability, screen, design

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung USB Data Cable, 5-Feet, WhiteSamsung Galaxy Charger for S2 S3 S4 S5, Tablet 3/4 , Note 2/3- Cell Phone Travel Kit with Dual Port Car/Auto DC & Wall/Home AC Power Adapter, High SpeSamsung Galaxy S5 Sm-g900f USB Cover Flap; for S5 USB Data Charging Port Dust Plug Block Water Proof Cover

May, 2015

Expert review by: (ubergizmo.com)

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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Expert review by: (tech.firstpost.com)

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...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Samsung Galaxy S5

 

The Galaxy S5 is Samsung's flagship smartphone for a reason. It includes all of Samsung's greatest features, including a 16-Megapixel camera, Full 1080p Touch LCD screen, and quad-core processor. The 16-Megapixel camera is one of the best that we have...

Auto shooting mode is accurate and easy in most situations ; Video capture is just one touch of the LCD away ; Waterproof features save your phone from accidents ; Excellent outdoor image quality ; Outstanding in-camera effects and editing suite ; Full...

Slightly slow AF ; Weak Flash ; Poor low-light results (which are typical with most smartphones) ; No optical IS ; No optical zoom ; No HDMI output for HD movies on an HDTV ; High noise levels at mid to high ISO levels

The Galaxy S5 is Samsung's flagship smartphone for a reason. It includes all of Samsung's greatest features, including a 16-Megapixel camera, Full 1080p Touch LCD screen, and quad-core processor. The 16-Megapixel camera is one of the best that we have...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

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.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

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....

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: sandra vogel (zdnet.com)

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 new features added, while the technical specifications are superb and battery life is good. Design purists may bemoan the plastic chassis, but the Galaxy S5 is...

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

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

Samsung has done a good job with the Galaxy S5, which costs £579 (inc. VAT; £482.50 ex. VAT) on Samsung's UK website. The software bloat has been pared down and a few useful new features added, while the technical specifications are superb and battery...

May, 2014

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Oppo Find 7a: Phantom menace

 

So, a couple of weeks' break and the Galaxy S5 is ready for the next round. And it's only getting harder for the Samsung flagship - who would've thought we'd say this ahead of a head-to-head involving a Chinese smartphone? Oh well, Samsung of all...

We were a little wary of comparing a phone with a phablet, but the lines are so blurred these days the distinction is quite arbitrary. Certainly as things grow bigger, each extra millimeter has less of an impact. Still, some will prefer the more...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Dan Howley (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy S5 (T-Mobile) Review

 

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

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.

May, 2014

Expert review by: Wired (wired.com)

Dazed and Confused

 

I've been struggling to find something original to say about the Samsung Galaxy S5. The phone's already been panned by many reviewers, and I didn't particularly like it either. After using it for about two weeks, I still have no idea what the hell I'm...

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

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: EUGENE KIM (pcmag.com)

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.

Apr, 2014

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM / Samsung
Processor Number:EXYNOS 5422 / MSM8974 / MSM8974AC

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 / Yes
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 TD-SCDMA+3.X W-CDMA / 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

Processor

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM / Samsung
Processor Number:EXYNOS 5422 / MSM8974 / MSM8974AC / SNAPDRAGON 801
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