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Samsung Galaxy S5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47632 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S5. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and size. The screen and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about 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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy S5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1095 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The price and performance also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the apps, and there are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

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

May, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy S5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11977 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. Reviewers really like the portability and price. The performance and screen also get good feedback, whereas the GPS navigation and connectivity get negative opinions.

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reliability, connectivity, GPS navigation

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung Galaxy S5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S5 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and battery. The portability and design also get good reviews, but many are critical about the usability.

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usability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active review: Combat ready

 

As the Northern hemisphere enters the summer season, it's the second year in a row that Samsung releases a rugged version of its incumbent flagship. This time around, it is a toughened take on an already IP certified device, so they went through the...

MIL-STD-810G certification for salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistance ; IP67 certification for dust and water resistance ; 5.1" 16M-color 1080p Super AMOLED with Gorilla Glass 3 ; Android OS...

No OIS in the camera ; No fingerprint sensor (Galaxy S5 has it) ; No microUSB 3.0 (Galaxy S5 has it) ; Rear-mounted mono speaker ; Poor video codec support out of box ; Design is a bit too cluttered ; Only available in the United States for AT&T at the...

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is everything we expected it to be and more. In terms of functionality and feature set, the handset is almost every bit as capable as the SM-G900 with the added benefit of higher durability and improved grip. The...

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 : 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 : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

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

 

This has been going on for a while now but, as both makers are keener than ever to outdo each other in the race to the Android top, their flagships are only getting more and more alike. The biggest difference is now in the timing, which is also part of...

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....

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One (M8): Leather and steel

 

HTC has made some of the best-looking smartphones in recent history while Samsung has some of the best-selling ones. That's very much true for the HTC flagship and yet to be seen about the Samsung Galaxy S5, but the clash is no less exciting, being one...

Samsung and HTC each have their encampment of fans and given each phone's similarity to its predecessor, we think a lot of them will be upgrading to the 2014 flagships if they decide to leave their current phones.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Brad Molen (engadget.com)

Samsung Galaxy S5 review: a solid improvement, but don't rush to upgrade

 

When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5 and a trio of Gear smartwatches, the company made a big to-do about how it listens to its customers. We know, we know

Fantastic display ; Daylight images are on par with other flagship phones ; Waterproof casing and improved design ; Good battery life

Fingerprint scanner can be frustrating ; Selective focus doesn't always work as promised ; Heart rate monitor isn't completely accurate ; TouchWiz UI looks better, but is still confusing

The S5 is a solid upgrade over last year's model, with improvements to the hardware, software and camera. However, certain headline features like the fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor are mediocre at best. Chances are, you'll be happy with the...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Fab Five

 

Every time the Samsung Galaxy S counter flips a digit, the world is getting ready to be amazed. The lineup that stood up to the iPhone and has been pulling Android to the very top of the food chain, is under new leadership effective last month, with...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE; quad-band 3G with HSPA; LTE ; 5.1" 16M-color 1080p Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen; Adobe RGB mode ; Android OS v4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz UI ; Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset...

No OIS or dedicated camera key ; Rear-mounted mono speaker ; Poor video codec support out of box ; Wireless charging support only with an optional back cover

The Samsung Galaxy S5 polarized opinions at its very launch - it's inevitable when a device has so much to live up to. Yet, you don't need to look any further than the stats on our homepage to know the name of the latest star commanding the interest of...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy S5 review

 

The Galaxy S5 was state of the art in 2014, but it's still kicking around. How does it compare to cheaper new phones?

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.

Samsung's 2014 Galaxy S5 may still be worth your consideration as a bargain phone.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active (AT&T)

 

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active on AT&T is a no-compromise, ruggedized Android smartphone that will appeal to klutzes and adrenaline junkies alike.

Spectacular screen. Excellent camera. Drop- and water-resistant. Customizable Active key

Thick, reinforced corners. Bloatware

Last year's Galaxy S4 and S4 Active seemed like a natural pairing, but with water-resistance now a standard feature on the Galaxy S5, you might be wondering why Samsung even bothered with an Active variant this year. The big difference, really, is as...

Jun, 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
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