VIDEO: Hands on with the Galaxy S 5


The moment has finally come, and this year’s flagship device from Samsung was unveiled today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The Galaxy S 5 is complete with a 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED screen, 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB internal storage options, MicroSD slot up to 128GB, 16 MP rear camera, 2.1 MP rear camera, Android 4.4.2 KitKat, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, LTE Cat.4, NFC and a 2,800 mAh removable battery. It’s also got a fingerprint sensor, a heart rate sensor and it’s waterproof & dust resistant.

Some have shown disappointment that the form factor is quite similar to its predecessor, but hey, what were you expecting, a triangle-shaped device? (It’s only 2014, people.) Other criticism stems from the lack of memory— although a bigger device, the Galaxy Note 3 features 3GB of RAM.

What do you all think?

Nevertheless, hit the break for our hands-on video with the device from Samsung’s press event in NYC.


  • Steve

    Just another gimmick! Nothing new. I’d choose HTC or Apple over Samesung any day.

    • cooldoods

      I think the S5 actually has less gimmicks than previous two models. The phase detection autofocus (which was previously only available on DSLRs), the dustproof and waterproof housing, the latest WiFi standards, and the health sensors are very compelling improvements.

      • Steve

        Well, yes. It is less gimmicky. That’s a good thing.

    • spaul40

      I think you have had too much koolaid!

      • Steve

        What cool aid? Cut the crap fanboy.

  • Indydi

    I would have liked more RAM too, but the changes they made are noteworthy.

    Wasn’t it supposed to have the same back plate as the Note 3? That leathery look?

  • I hope Samsung won’t get problems with the production of the S5 now one of their big S5 factories has burned down.