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.
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?