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Galaxy S5 Vs. Galaxy S4 Spec Shootout

by Sean P. Aune | February 24, 2014February 24, 2014 12:34 pm PDT

Samsung just unleashed the Galaxy S5 upon the world today. Do you want one? Do you own an Galaxy S4 already? Well, we’re here to provide you with a quick at-a-glance guide so that you can determine if it’s worth the upgrade.

We’ll be covering theGalaxy S5 in much deeper detail, but in the meantime take a quick look at our spec shootout below.

Galaxy S5
Galaxy S4
Display Specs 5.1-inch, 1920 x 1080 432 ppi) 5-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display (441 ppi)
Display Type FHD Super AMOLED Super AMOLED
Operating System Android 4.4.2 KitKat (at launch) Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (at launch)
Processor 2.5GHz Quad core application processor 1.9 GHz Quad-Core Processor / 1.6 GHz Octa-Core Processor The selection of AP will be differed by markets.
RAM 2GB 2GB
Storage
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
External Storage Micro SD up to 128GB Yes
Main Camera (Back)
  • 16 MP
  • UHD@30fps, HDR, video stabilization
13 MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 2 MP 2 MP
Network LTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps)
  • GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • HSPA+ 42Mbps: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps: up to 6 different band sets (Dependent on market)
Wi-Fi WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+ Yes
Battery
  • 2800mAh
  • Standby time: 390 hrs
  • Talk time: 21 hrs
2600mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Gesture
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Heart rate
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Geomagnetic
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity
  • Temperature & Humidity
GPS Pending Confirmation
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
Height 5.59 inches (142.0 mm) 5.38 inches (136.6 mm)
Width 2.84 inches (72.5 mm) 2.75 inches (69.8 mm)
Depth 0.32 inches (8.1 mm) 0.31 inches (7.9 mm)
Weight 5.11 ounces (145 grams) 4.59 oz (130 g)
Colors Black, Blue, Gold, White Black, White
Supported Audio Formats Audio Codec : MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Audio Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X
Supported Video Formats Video Codec : H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8
Video Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark, HEVC

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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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