The Samsung Galaxy S5 is, without a doubt, one of the most popular phones of 2014. The follow up to the Galaxy S4 packs a refreshed design, tons of new sensors, and an updated operating system.
It's also chock-full of respectable specs, including a 1080p HD AMOLED 5.1-inch screen, a snappy 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, and a 16-megapixel camera. To top it all off, the S5 is also waterproof, inspired by the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active from 2013, and comes with a new fingerprint scanner similar to the iPhone 5S. It even has a heart-rate monitor, which is built into the camera flash.
Read CNET's in-depth review of the Samsung Galaxy S5
Just because the Galaxy S5 is one of the best phones you can buy, that doesn't mean it's the best phone for you. I compared Samsung's latest smartphone with two of its top competitors, LG's G Pro 2, and the wildly popular iPhone 5S. Take a look at the specs below and decide for yourself which phone fits your needs.
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|Samsung Galaxy S5||LG G Pro 2||Apple iPhone 5S|
|Size||5.5 x 2.9 x 0.31 inches; 5 oz.||6.22 x 3.22 x 0.33 inches; 6 oz||4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches; 4 oz.|
|Screen||5.1 inches; 1,920x1,080 pixels; 431ppi||5.9-inch; 1,920x1,080 pixels; 373ppi||4-inch Retina Display; 1,136x640 pixels; 326ppi|
|Operating system||Android 4.4||Android 4.4||iOS 7|
|WiFi||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz)||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz)||802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz and 5GHz)|
|Bluetooth||4.0 Low energy||4.0 Low energy||4.0 Low energy|
|Rear camera and recording||16-megapixel; 4K HD (1080p HD default)||13-megapixel; 4K HD video||8-megapixel; 1080p full HD video|
|Front-facing camera||2-megapixel; 1080p HD video||2.1-megapixel||1.2-megapixel; 720p HD video|
|Processor||2.5GHz quad-core; Snapdragon 801||2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor||Proprietary A7 (64-bit) with M7 motion processor|
|Battery||Removeable 2,800mAh||Removeable 3,200mAh||Embedded: Usage time online up to 10 hours on 4G LTE; standby time up to 10 days|
|Capacity||16GB, 32GB||16GB and 32GB||16GB, 32GB, and 64GB|
|Carriers||AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, MetroPCS, and U.S. Cellular||Not yet announced in US||AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and global|
|Color options||Black, white, blue, and copper||White, silver and titan||Gray, white, and gold|