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Samsung Galaxy S5 – Specs & Price

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Samsung Galaxy S5 is Sammy’s new flagship smartphone and successor to the Galaxy S4. It is not as ground breaking as anticipated, but still comes with enough new features to entice consumers. The Samsung Galaxy S5 features a fingerprint reader for unlocking and authenticating PayPal payments. It also features a larger display, a better camera, Nano SIM, is dust and water proof and incorporates heart rate and fitness tracking. Samsung Galaxy S7 is the latest flagship.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 did not live up to the rumours. For starters it does not feature Iris scan, just fingerprint scan. It also did not come with eye popping resolution as earlier rumoured, just the good old 1080p HD resolution. However, the Galaxy S5 is a solid smart phone with power and possibilities.

Samsung Galaxy S5 - rear view

The new fingerprint scanning feature seats under the homescreen and enables you unlock your smartphone with just a swipe of the finger. Samsung has also partnered with PayPal to enable you authentic PayPal payments just by swiping your finger. The heart rate monitor (on the phone’s rear beside the camera flash) and the fitness tracking combines with the new S Health 3 app to help you track your fitness and health.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with KitKat (Android 4.4.2) and is powered by a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor with 2.5GHz clocking speed. It comes with 2GB of RAM with option of 16GB or 32GB built-in storage. You can upgrade storage with microSD memory card up to 128GB, plus you also get 50GB of free Dropbox cloud storage.

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Display & Camera

Samsung Galaxy S5 features a slightly larger Super AMOLED display from 5.0-inch on Galaxy S4 to 5.1-inch. However, the resolution remains the same at 1920 x 1080 pixels. It also comes with the same Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with a better camera with a 16 megapixels resolution camera that can record videos 4K resolution. The camera is also super fast with an autofocus time of 0.3 second. The camera also supports High Dynamic Range (HDR).

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Pricing & Availability

Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available in Nigeria. You can buy at Jumia, one of Nigeria’s leading online retailer as well as other retail outlets in Nigeria. Samsung Galaxy S5 price in Nigeria ranges from N87,500 to N120,000 depending on your location in the country.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Galaxy S5:

  • Operating System: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • Skin: TouchWiz UI
  • FingerPrint Sensor
  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • Fitness Tracking
  • S-Health 3 App
  • IP67 Certified – Dust & Water Proof
  • Processor: 2.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 801)
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • Display: 5.1-inch Super AMOLED 1080p HD Display (432 ppi)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Rear Camera: 16 MP Camera with 2160p Ultra HD (4K) Video
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, Dual-Shot, HDR, face detection, smile detection, autofocus, and simultaneous image and video recording, Panorama, Image & Video stabilization
  • Front Camera: 2 MP Camera with 1080p Video (Video Calling)
  • Built-in Storage: 16GB / 32GB built-in storage (depends on model)
  • up to 128GB microSD memory
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • Weight: 145 g
  • Dimensions: 151.2 x 79.142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm
  • Colour: Black, White, Blue, Gold
  • Air Gesture
  • Smart Stay, Smart Pause, Smart Scroll
  • Wireless Charging (optional)
  • TV Out
  • Active Noise Cancallation
  • NFC
  • Infrared Blaster
  • Dropbox cloud storage (50 GB Free)
  • S-Voice (Intelligent Personal Assistant)
  • GSM Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • 3G/3.5G (UMTS/HSUPA/HSDPA) 850, 900, 1900, 2100MHz
  • LTE (in some regions model ) 800, 850, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600MHz
  • Accelerometer, digital compass, proximity, Barometer, temperature & humidity sensors
  • Gyroscope
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with LE, A2DP, EDR
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot feature
  • USB 3.0, USB on the Go, USB Host
  • unlimited contacts phonebook
  • Document viewer/editor
  • Loudspeaker
  • Facebook, Twitter
  • image/video editor
  • Navigation with Google Maps, GPS, A-GPS
  • Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Talk, YouTube, Picasa
  • email/push email/IM
  • Music player (MP3, WAV, eAAC+, Fac)
  • Video player (MP4, WMA, 3GPP)
  • WAP 2.0/XHTML/HTML Browser
  • Battery capacity: 2800 mAh
  • Talktime: 21 (3G)
  • Standby time: 390 hours (3G)

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