Samsung Galaxy S5 is now up for pre-orders in India. Customers can now book the phone by paying Rs.1,500 on the Samsung India online store to be among the first to receive the phone when it becomes available on April 11. Of course the exact price of the smartphone in India is not yet disclosed, but Samsung has announced it will be between Rs. 51,000 and Rs. 53,000.
The biggest new features being touted on the Samsung Galaxy S5 include a fingerprint scanner on the home button, a heart rate sensor placed near the 16-megapixel rear camera module, and the IP67 certification that makes it dust and water-resistant.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 being launched in India comes with the Adonis Prime2 (Quad 1.9GHz + Quad 1.3GHz) + XMM6360 octa-core chipset and 3G connectivity. The company says it may launch the 4G-variant once networks mature in India.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box. It features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1080×1920 pixel full-HD resolution. It comes with 2GB of RAM and will be available in India with 16GB storage option only, with microSD card expandability up to 64GB.
The Galaxy S5 sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with HDR (for video as well), and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. The rear camera can record UHD video @30 fps along with HDR and video stabilisation functionality.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO functionality, ANT+, Bluetooth 4.0, USB3.0, NFC, and Infrared remote functionality. It features a 2800mAh battery, rated to deliver 21 hours of talk time, and 390 hours of standby time. The smartphone weighs in at 145 grams, and has dimensions of 142×72.5×8.1mm.
Samsung GALAXY S5: Official Hands-on
|Sim Support||Single SIM, Micro-SIM, GSM|
|Phone Dimensions||142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm|
|Phone Weight||145 grams|
Samsung Galaxy S5 Review
|Screen Size||5.1 Inches|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, 431 ppi|
|Screen Type||Super AMOLED, with 16 M Colors|
|Touch Type||Capacitive with Multitouch|
Photo & Video
|Front Camera||2 Megapixel|
|Camera Features||Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and Image Recording, Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face and Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Video Stabilization, Dual Video Recording, Dual Video Calling.|
|Video Camera||2160 px at 30 fps|
|Operating System||Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat)|
|Processor||1.9 GHz Octa Core Processor|
|Processor Chipset||Adonis Prime 2 (Quad 1.9+Quad 1.3)|
|Battery Type||3000 mAh, Li-ion|
|Battery Standby||Up to 390 hrs|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 21 hrs|
|3G||HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps|
|USB Connectivity||microUSB v2.0|
|GPS||with A-GPS support and GLONASS|
|Bluetooth||with A2DP, EDR, LE|
|3.5mm Audio Jack||Yes|
|Supports TV Out||Yes|
|with Push E-mail|
|Music Player||Supports MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC|
|Video Player||Supports MP4, DivX, XviD, WMV, H.264, H.263|
|Alert Types||Vibration, MP3, WAV|
|Phonebook Memory||Practically Unlimited Contacts|
|Internal Memory||16.0 GB|
|Expandable Memory||Upto 128 GB|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor, Thermometer, Humidity, Gesture, Barometer|
|Additional Features||Heart Rate Sensor, Finger Print Sensor, IP67 Certified Dust and water resistant, Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes, Java MIDP Emulator, SNS Integration, Wireless charging (market dependent), ANT+ support, S-Voice Natural Language Commands and dictation, Smart Stay, Smart Pause, Smart Scroll, Air gestures, Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage), Active Noise Cancellation with Dedicated Mic, Organizer, Image & Video Editor, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa, Voice Memo/Dial/Commands, Predictive Input Text,|