Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE

price Rs. 13,999 onwards launch Jul, 2014
current magic score ?
62.8
verdict AVOID
average value-for-money
currently ranked
#45
of 150 phones in Rs. 10,000 - 15,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 13 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Stylish, classy design with dotted patterns on the back
  • Relatively comfortable to hold and operate, for a phone of this size
  • Excellent build quality
  • Water and dust resistant
  • Brilliant AMOLED display, with wide span brightness controls, great contrast levels, and superb viewing angles
  • Android with a new, modern, flat TouchWiz user interface, which is a definite step-up from before
  • Cutting edge hardware, and excellent software (interface) optimization, ensures that this is easily one of the fastest smartphones to date
  • Many useful Samsung apps like S Health
  • Excellent, well-featured camera, with super-fast focus speed - easily among the best ever smartphone cameras
  • Sound coming through the loudspeaker is very powerful and pretty deep
  • Excellent video playback
  • Very good photo/video editors
  • Good battery life, with additional useful power-saving features (Power Saving Mode, and Ultra Power Saving Mode)

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • Neither the fingerprint sensor, nor the heart rate monitor are groundbreaking or particularly well implemented

13 expert review(s)


video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.4, Upgradeable to 5.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.1 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 432 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
  • Scratch Resistant
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Gyro Sensor
  • Geomagnetic Sensor
  • Gesture Sensor
  • Hall Sensor
  • HR Sensor
  • Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.5 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
GPUAdreno 330
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2800 mAh
Battery Standby390 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)21.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Internet Usage Time (3G): 11 hrs
  • Internet Usage Time (4G): 10 hrs
  • Internet Usage Time (WiFi): 12 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: 13 hrs
  • Audio Playback Time: 67 hrs
Dimensions
Weight145 gm
Thickness8.1 mm
Camera
Camera16.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Dual Shot
  • Simultaneous HD video and image recording
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • Smile Detection
  • Image Stabilization
  • HDR
  • Video Stabilization
  • Dual Video Recording
Secondary Camera2.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Full HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
TV OutYes, via MHL
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Dust and Water Resistant
  • Wireless Charging
  • ANT+ Support
  • Smart Stay
  • Smart Pause
  • Smart Scroll
  • Air Gestures
  • IR Remote Control
  • S-Voice
  • Ultra Power Saving Mode
  • USB On-The-Go
  • WiFi Dual Band
  • WiFi Direct
  • Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage)
  • Download Booster
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.15/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys