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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. the competition

Well, it’s official. The Samsung Galaxy S5 has been released and all the rumors that we’ve been reporting on over the last little while can be laid to rest. But how will Samsung’s newest device stack up against the competition? Check out our side-by-side comparison of all the latest and greatest smartphone models that will be hitting the shelves shorts. If you haven’t already, check out our article on Samsung’s latest flagship device here

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We’ve compared the Samsung Galaxy S5 to some up and coming devices that are set to be released in 2014: The Sony Xperia Z2, the LG G Pro 2, Nexus 5, and the HTC One. Once the “all new HTC One” drops sometime in the coming months, we’ll most likely update this to include it as well. 

  Samsung Galaxy S5 Sony Xperia Z2 LG G Pro 2 HTC One Google Nexus 5
Display 1920 x 1080 (432ppi), 5.1 inches Super AMOLED Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels (424 ppi), 5.2 inches Triluminos Full HD(IPS) 1920 x 1080 pixels (377 ppi), 5.9 inches Full HD IPS 1920 x 1080 pixels (468 ppi), 4.7 inches S-LCD3 4.95-inch, Full HD IPS TFT, 445 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Processor 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Adreno 330 graphics 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Adreno 330 graphics 2.26 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Unknown graphics chip

1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Adreno 320 graphics

2.3 GHz Quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, Adreno 330 graphics
Memory 2GB 3 GB 3 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16 / 32 GB (microSD up to 128 GB) 16 GB (microSD up to 64 GB) 16 / 32 GB (microSD up to 64 GB) 32 / 64 GB 16/32 GB
Camera 16MP OIS (Rear), 2 MP (Front)

20.7MP OIS (Rear), 2.2 MP (Front)

13MP OIS+ (Rear), 2.1 MP (Front) 4MP Ultrapixel OIS (Rear), 2.1 (Front) 8 MP camera (rear-facing) with OIS, 1.3 MP (front-facing) 
Connectivity 802.11a/ac/b/g/n, dual-band WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE 802.11a/ac/b/g/n, dual-band WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE 802.11a/ac/b/g/n, dual-band WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE 802.11a/ac/b/g/n, dual-band WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE NFC, LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.0
Battery 2800 mAh (removable) 3200 mAh 3200 (removable) 2300 mAh 2300 mAh
Operating System Android 4.4Android 4.4 Android 4.4      Android 4.4 Android 4.4      Android 4.4     
Dimensions 142 x 72.5 x 8.1mm 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2mm 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3mm 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3mm 137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm
Weight 145 g 158g 172g 143g 130 g
Other Features Fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor, Ultra Power Saving Mode, IP67 certified, 4K video IP58 certified, BRAVIA screen tech, Exmor RS camera, 4K video KnockCode, Backside buttons, Mini view, Multi Window UltraPixel camera, Zoe, BoomSound, BlinkFeed Qi Wireless Charging, ceramic power and volume buttons

There you have it! The battle of the beasts. Right now, the Samsung Galayx S5 is looking pretty good against the competituion, however, the Sony Xperia Z2 is pretty close to it in terms of hardware. It may have to come down to the extra features, such as the fingerprint scanner and other things, that'll set apart this next line of flagship phones.

So, what do you think of the Galaxy S5? Are you happy with the direction Samsung went with it? 

Source: Engadget

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