The much anticipatedis already gaining , but how does it compare to the ? The original Next Best Thing -- Samsung's old moniker for the S4 -- has the S5 -- The New Best Thing -- nipping at its heels, but is newer automatically better?
The 5.1-inch Galaxy S5 boasts a slightly bigger display, the fastest quad-core processor on the market, and token high-end features -- a heart-rate monitor and fingerprint scanner. Like the Galaxy S4, the S5 has a plastic body, but instead rocks a dimpled matte cover that dodges the smudge-prone nature of its predecessor.
These relatively humdrum upgrades make the Galaxy S5,, more of an enhanced S4 --like a Galaxy S4 Plus.
Are you impressed by the Galaxy S5 or underwhelmed? Maybe even whelmed? Check out the specs and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
|Samsung Galaxy S5||Samsung Galaxy S4|
|Size||5.5 x 2.9 x 0.31 inches; 5 oz.||5.38 x 2.71 x 0.31 in.; 4.6 ounces|
|Screen||5.1 inches; 1,920x1,080 pixels; 431ppi||5-inches; 1,920x1,080 pixels, 441ppi|
|Operating system||Android 4.4; TouchWiz UI||Android 4.2.2|
|Processor||2.5GHz quad-core; Qualcomm Snapdragon 801||1.9 GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|Rear camera and recording||16-megapixel; 4K HD (1080p HD default)||13-megapixel, 1080p HD video|
|Front-facing camera||2-megapixel; 1080p HD video||2-megapixel|
|Capacity||16GB, 32GB||16GB, 32GB, 64GB|
|Expandable storage||Up to 128GB||Up to 64GB|
|Battery||2,800mAh battery; removable||2,600mAh; removable|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4, 5GHz)||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (5GHz)|
|Bluetooth||4.0 Low energy||4.0 Low energy|
|Processor||2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset||1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 (U.S. version); or proprietary 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 5 Octa|
|Carriers||AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, MetroPCS, and U.S. Cellular||AT&T, Cricket, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon|
|Available colors||Black, white, blue, copper||Black, white|