Samsung Galaxy S5 specs

Full hardware specifications for Samsung's latest

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is official, and we've just posted our hands-on impressions of the device. But if you want to dig down into the nitty-gritty details and examine the GS5's hardware specs, we've also got you covered. Head on past the break for the complete Samsung Galaxy S5 spec listing.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Specifications

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NetworkLTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps)
Display5.1" FHD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)
Processor2.5GHz quad-core application processor
OSAndroid 4.4.2 (KitKat)
Camera16MP (rear), 2.0MP (front)
VideoUHD@30fps, HDR, video stabilizationVideo Codec : H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8
Video Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
AudioAudio Codec : MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Camera FeaturesHDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot & More
Additional FeaturesIP67 Dust- and water-resistant
Ultra Power Saving Mode
Download Booster
S Health 3.0
Quick Connect
Private Mode
Kids Mode
Google Mobile ServicesChrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube
ConnectivityWiFi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2x2),
Bluetooth: 4.0 BLE / ANT+
USB 3.0
IR Remote
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture(IR), Finger Scanner, Heart rate sensor
MemoryRAM: 2GB
Internal Memory: 16/32GB
microSD slot up to 128GB
Dimensions142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g
Standby time: 390 hrs / Talk time: 21 hrs
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  • Wtf D: Posted from my new Nexus 5
  • This USB 3.0.. is this normal?
  • Going from USB2 to USB3 is a beautiful thing for data transfer and charging speed.
  • This. Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.
  • And it is backward compatible with micro USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0 is a beautiful thing ~My $0.02~
  • Upcoming Xperia Z3 will be better than Z1 & Z2. You all can check new concept of Z3 here at -
  • So taller and wider and heavier than the LG G2 with a smaller screen, hmm color me unimpressed. Granted the rest of the specs seem solid I hope they are announcing more...
  • The only area they bested the G2 in is camera megapixels. Even more happy I chose the G2. Posted via Android Central App
  • And more megapixels doesn't necessarily mean better.
  • Htc proved that ~My $0.02~
  • How on Earth is that so when the S4 bested the G2 in most key areas....And there is always more behind the lines than what on paper things are shown or discussed.
    Like display for instance. All you see is oh...It's just a 0.1inch bigger S4 screen. You could not be any more wrong. Display mate is excessively impressed with it and dub it best ever even over the Note 3. Even S4 as a packaged deal well beat the G2. It had a much better display, better camera, much better video/audio recording, removable battery and much slimmer device. While G2 had somewhat better battery life. It's only huge battery advantage is during call time. S4 had better speaker and headphone output as well. And more useful functional buttons.
    And of course the UI was much more functional feature packed. Blah blah gimmicks excuse. At the end of the day anything can be called a gimmick. At least Samsung offers things others do not. And many ways of viewing things and doing things on a device without touching it is useful.
    Plus LG UI is practically a Touchwiz Replica. G2 borrowed Galaxy look, but altered it. G Pro took a lot from Galaxy look. G Pro 2 looks like G2 and was made to copy and catch up to the Note 3. Even copying it and taking 6 months to bring it still failed and only matched in or almost matched in most areas. S4 even had a GPE edition and advanced LTE version with S800. So G2 barely has any advantage except preference.
    The S5 brings some significant improvements to the S4 and Note 3. Yes some are not as exciting or as in your face obvious. And anyone who denied that keeping it to 2gb or ram or only increasing 200mah battery was skimping would be in denial. Especially since Note 3 had 3GB ram, most phones offering 3gb ram use Samsung chips, and there is an extremely high probability of Note 4 having a 4gb chip Samsung about has ready. And while battery life will remain great and they had to save space...They probably could have squeezed at least another 100 or 200mah at least in.
    The screen, water proofing, camera, software, efficiency, are all pretty significant increases. The rest are still marginally great ones even though a bit smaller.
    We should also expect the latest and greatest wolfsan dac with some pretty awesome audio output. Just hope they do not hold down audio levels for once.
    And some accurate guess of the Note 4 would be an even better improved display, water proofing, much stronger chip, 4gb ram, and possible move back to dual speaker.
  • The G2 was not water proofed either.
  • Galaxy S4.1
  • Pretty much Posted via my Galaxy S4 Google Edition
  • +1 3G RAM like the Note 3 would be great.
    Wireless charging would be super. Very lame, 16GB internal storage.
  • I was expecting more than 2gb of RAM especially since the Note 3 has 3 like you said. This is really like Galaxy S4.1..... Posted via Android Central App
  • More than 2GB RAM really isnt necessary for any mobile phone these days, especially one with so much processing power. Assuming system apps take up lets say 350mb of that, the phone shouldn't have any problem running a demanding game along with a few background processes. Plus whenever there is less than a certain amount of allocated RAM that is free, background apps or other processes will be ended to maintain smooth performance. So unless you have something like a tablet running windows or whatever, 2GB RAM is more than enough.
  • I remote into Android phones for tech support at work, and every 2GB Samsung device is always running with about 10% available RAM left, every Note 3 I have remoted was using well over 2GB with barely more than 10% left, keep in mind these are your average folks who download whatever and don't know how to manage junk and close apps. The only phone that isn't always bogged down is the Moto X. These OEM skinned devices with extra features on top could really use 3GB+ of RAM.
  • +1GB :)
  • The S4 has wireless charging. I'm sure the S5 will too. (Just not listed in specs).
  • Not out of the box. Posted via Android Central App
  • Wireless charging is still way, way to expensive to even consider. I don't use, or acknowledge the word ""troll"".
  • Huh? I got a Nokia wireless charger for my Nexus 5 for about $12 and it works incredible, I'll never go back. I personally would be disappointed if the S5 doesn't support wireless charging, but I probably won't be purchasing one, so not that big of a deal.
  • Haha Jay talking out his ass, yet again. Posted via Android Central App
  • 16GB internal with 8GB taken up by the OS. Posted via Android Central App
  • More accurately would be S 4.5.
    4.1 was the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 variant, that didn't make it everywhere.
  • From the galaxy S4 advanced black edition with kitkat out of the box is actually a bigger jump than the S4A Black to the S5
  • Don't you mean Galaxy S3.2?
  • LOL
  • From the front I think it looks just like a bigger Skyrocket with a physical home button. What I really could not believe is that they could not even crack 8mm thin
  • Will you say the same for Z2, HTC M8, G Pro 2, probably G3, and up coming Iphone...All of which are equally small or all around smaller in update and off more behind technology as a whole?
  • What processor is it? I thought I would be jealous of the specs on the inevitable GPe model vs my N5 but they almost seem identical depending on which processor is used.
  • probably the new snapdragon 801
  • Application processor. teehee...
  • GSMArena says is Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
  • Pretty sure that one isn't even in production yet... I thought the earliest devices with that processor would come along in the fall. Posted via Android Central App
  • you may be right.. GSMArena bumped it down now to 800. I promise i copy/paste it at time of comment.
  • It's the 801.
    2.3 = 800
    2.5 = 801 Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
  • No. They had guessed that. But it's officially the 801. Although the better one that LG, Sony, and originally HTC had for some reason unknown to the rest of us have skipped.
  • Probably exynos. Good luck with carrier updates.
  • gotta be a snapdragon 800
  • 801 Posted via Android Central App
  • No mention of Optical Image Stabilization.
  • Yep. That surely would have been a bullet point if it was available.
  • Spec sheet spelling out "Google Mobile Services" hmm
  • I've had those mobile services on my phone for YEARS!
  • I can understand why they spelled them out. With all the talk of Samsung pushing their own services, people would be asking if GMS was still given proper treatment on the phone, or if it was back-seated (or removed) in favor of Samsung's offerings. (After all, consider what Nokia did.)
  • Not too far from S4.
    The bezel way too big.
  • Good specs but expected better. Posted via Android Central App
  • Even rabid fanboi louts underwhelmed here.
  • 1920x1080? Seriously?
  • Lol, what did you want? There is absolutely no point in going higher. You wouldn't be able to see the difference but performance would suffer terribly.
  • If they really wanted to bring the wow factor, then they would've gone 2K. For a 5.1" screen on a brand-new 2014 phone, I have an issue with the resolution. I'd imagine that there is a visual difference between HD and 2K. But hey, that's just my opinion.
  • 1080p is 2K.
  • Try again.
  • "In television, the top-end 1080p high-definition television format qualifies as 2K resolution, having a horizontal resolution of 1920 pixels, with a vertical resolution of 1080 pixels."
  • So you want shitty battery life? Sent from my Nexus 7 2013 or iPhone 5
  • Like 720p is 1080p.....?? Posted via Android Central App
  • 2K is not a specific resolution like 720p and 1080p. Anything with horizontal pixels in the 2000s is considered 2K. Since 1080p is so close, it also qualifies as 2K. You should do your research before trying to make someone else look like a fool.
  • I did my research, and yes, 1920x1080 is considered 2K--in the case of an HDTV. Smart phones are not full-size HDTVs.
  • Wrong. 1920x1080 is the same resolution on a 5" or 50"
    2k. Try again.
  • When it comes to consuming the content it does not matter if it's a phone, tablet, TV, or projector because it's all the same content, the bigger the screen the further away you can plant yourself. 1080p is definitely 2K, since it is exactly and precisely half the vertical and horizontal resolution of 4K. Everyone meant to say Quad HD, 2560*1440 or QHD which is 720p times 4, would have been complete overkill. In my logic anything 4.5" and below should be 720p, and nothing below 7" should ever go above 1080p.
  • 2K is 2048X1152. Those extra 300 thousand pixels would have meant the world to some people, I suppose. As if anyone would really notice them on a screen that size. Oh, wait, some people have "I'd rather lie and say I can see the pixels than admit my eyes are normal" vision.
  • Read my comment above. Last sentence not meant for you, though. 2K isn't a set resolution. But you're right, there's practically no advantage in having higher than a 1080p resolution in a 5" phone except for the spec whores to brag about something else.
  • It's all about the crispness. And advancing the technology.
  • the real issue here is the battery. Im glad they keep the same resolution since battery would be better.
  • At 5", there are already more pixels per inch than the human eye can distinguish. Going up to a 4k screen would have served no purpose and would have degraded performance and battery life. (As someone else mentioned, the current resolution is "2k". I'm assuming you meant 4k, like many of the new, high-end TV's.)
  • Nope, I meant 2K. Since smart phones are not HDTVs, 1920x1080 is not considered 2K.
  • I am fine with the resolution, who truly needs anything more in a phone? My grip is the size, the bezels are quite large and honestly there are better phones out there already. The waterproof feature is great but aside from that I am unimpressed overall. Seems like this should have been a S4 mid year update not the S5
  • I don't think there is any need to go any higher than 1080p right now on a 5" screen. I'd rather see them continually improve on color and image reproduction, viewing angles, and daylight visibility with the current 1080p resolution. Also improve on battery life... which increasing the resolution is not going to help battery life. But that's just my opinion.
  • You can NOT be expecting higher.
  • Some people buy phones purely on hardware specifications, not base on software and user experience.
  • Wireless charging would have been awesome given the flap on the USB port.
  • Yeah, but that would have made it even thicker. lol Not overly impressed. I think they're resting on their laurels rather than trying to innovate.
  • Which, in turn, stagnates the research and development in the smartphone industry and market. Boo.
  • I don't know. My back cover on the Nexus 5 is still super thin plastic and that's where the wireless portion is. I don't think wireless charging adds barely a fraction of a millimeter. I wouldn't be surprised if a Qi kit will be available for this phone really soon after release and that just adds a thin piece behind the battery cover.
  • The S4 has wireless charging. I wouldn't be surprised if the S5 does too, even if not listed.
  • Their past few phones they have offered wireless charging as an "add-on". Beyond allowing them to grab a bit more money from consumers (I'll keep my opinion on that to myself) I believe this also prevents some of the ridiculous "carrier wars" that go on in the US. Take the Note 2, for instance. Verizon demanded an exclusive on wireless charging for the Note 2, so the antenna was stripped out of all other carrier's devices (even though the hardware was still there and you could modify the phone to do wireless charging). I'm guess that *that* is part of the reason why they don't ship these phones with wireless charging out of the box, now.
  • Gack! Battery sealed or removable? Please put this in the specs (for any device)! :)
  • Removable. See photos in other thread.
  • Thanks. But I shouldn't have to go searching for that, needs to be clearly stated in the specs!
  • Heaven forbid we have to start doing our own leg work.
  • Then what's the point of this spec page???? We could all go out and do our leg work to find the specs! Right? Right?
  • To get as much info out as soon as possible, maybe?
  • That's a sorry excuse. It wouldn't take them more than an extra minute (or less) to verify and include that spec!
  • You could probably view that info on another site. I mean you're the only one with an issue with having to do your own minimal research. Everything doesn't need to be spoon fed kid...
  • Very few people care. Bu I agree, it should be stated.
  • Thank you! How hard could it be to possibly include that? Seriously?
  • How hard could it possibly have been for you to view all the information Android Central has already posted? Seriously? All the information re: the device already right here; it's actually worth your time to complain about something is minor as that? Yikes.
  • Then WTF is the point of this spec page? Whether the battery is sealed or removable is part of the specs is it not? It's a legitimate point whether you agree with it or not!
  • WTF is the point of removable battery if you make a phone that doesn't have bloatwares that doesn't eat up all the battery in the first place?
  • @someguy01234 Seriously? Regardless of any of that B.S... So you can swap out for a fresh battery on the fly to get back to a full charge and NOT be stuck tethered to some charger, EVER! Nevermind...... I'm done with this foolishness!
  • +! I don't use, or acknowledge the word ""troll"".
  • Wowwww,I waited a lonnnng time for this. I honestly would prefure my s4 over this. No REAL improvements,I mean yeah sure faster processor,but as fast as these phones are these days who's gonna notice? The screen isn't 2k,the battery isn't 3000mah,I'm even disappointed in the 16 megapixels. Samsung's turning into the Call of duty of the phone world. Same old thing,but the brand will ensure sales. That's coming from a big time samsung fanboy. Its okay though,cause they helped me make my decision between the s5 and note 3.
  • Why would you want a 2k screen? Posted via Android Central App
  • So you can say you have a 2k screen.
  • The spec whore's crack.
  • Lmao Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.
  • Exactly. Lol don't get me wrong I'm not freaking out about it but just the fact that there's no new specs or any features to hold over other phones is irritating. The s4 was kinda disappointing but I love the screen so that was my main selling point. This phone,I dont even like the new look. Its overly flashy in my opinion,to the point of being sort've kiddie looking. Other than the note 3 I'm gonna pay attention to the G pro 2.
  • 1920x1080 is a "2k" screen. Did you mean a 4k screen? There's no reason to build a 4k screen into a smart phone. At 5", the number of pixels per inch is already higher than the human eye can discern at ~440ppi.
  • Well yeah then,a 4k display. I only said 2k because I heard all these rumors bragging about "2k display". I realize it wouldn't be much of a noticeable upgrade but just the fact that there's nothing that even sounds exciting to me is sad. I wouldn't