Galaxy S5

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Recycling Batteries Responsibly

  • The European Directive on Batteries and Accumulators aims to minimise the impact of batteries on the environment and encourage the recovery of the materials they contain. In the UK, regulations on the recycling of batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries) were Introduced in 2009. The Waste Batteries Regulations aim to significantly increase UK collection and recycling of used portable batteries from 3% in 2007 to 25% by 2012, rising to at least 45% in 2016.

  • The battery symbol on a product or on its packaging indicates that the product must not be disposed of with general household waste. Instead, it is the consumer’s responsibility to dispose of their waste batteries at a designated collection point so that they can be recycled. The separate collection and recycling of batteries at the time of dispo sal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that they are recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. A comprehensive list of battery recycling centres can be obtained from: www.recycle-more.co.uk

  • All Samsung products that are subject to the Batteries Directive are compliant with the UK battery and accumulator Requirements. In accordance with national law, SAMSUNG Electronics (UK) Ltd is a member of an approved batteries producer compliance scheme. This scheme collects, treats and disposes of batteries on Samsung’s behalf.

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Galaxy S5

FEATURES

Designed for you

Dust & Water Resistant

Bursting with features for day-to-day life, you’ll be turning to the Samsung Galaxy S5 come rain or shine – and with an IP67 certification in dust and water resistance, you can use it with confidence whatever the weather. From sweat and liquids to sand and dirt, your phone will be protected from whatever life throws at you.

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Designed for you

The Screen

The Samsung Galaxy S5 brings content to life through a 5.1-inch Full HD Super AMOLED screen that gives you plenty of real estate to enjoy its razor-sharp resolution. Its redesigned user interface is fuelled by the immersive Android KitKat operating system and is completely customizable, creating a smart and simple user experience that’s truly yours.

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Designed for you

Modern Glam

The Galaxy S5’s distinctive perforated pattern comes in a choice of four shimmering colours. It’s so eye-catching and feels so good in your hand that you’ll never want to put it down.

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Pictures without Limits

Real-Time HDR (Rich Tone)

Shoot with confidence whatever the conditions with Real-Time HDR (High Dynamic Range). Great for balancing the composure of an image, simply activate the HDR function, preview your shot in real time and watch the lightest lights and darkest darks come to life before your eyes.

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Pictures without Limits

Fast Auto-Focus

Capture the action when it matters most with a groundbreaking 0.3-second Auto Focus. A true game changer for smartphone imaging, it helps you shoot subjects no matter the speed, thanks to the innovative, revolutionary phase sensor technology that stops time in its tracks for that perfect shot.

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Pictures without Limits

Selective Focus

Give your images a more professional feel with the user-friendly Selective Focus feature. By blurring your backgrounds and sharpening your subject, you can make anything the centre of attention, adding an artistic dimension of depth – even after your picture’s been taken.

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Fast & Powerful

Ultra Power Saving Mode

Low on battery? No problem. Turn on Ultra Power Saving Mode to conserve battery life, helping you always stay connected. Ultra Power Saving Mode switches your display to black and white and eliminates unnecessary background applications, keeping essential calling and messaging functions up and running.

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Fast & Powerful

Download Booster

The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with enhanced download speeds for accessing and enjoying content in a flash. Calling on the combined connectivity of dual Wi-Fi antennas and LTE connection, the Download Booster gives you an unrivalled network experience, helping you receive files sooner, so you can keep up with friends, trends and the wider world.

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Fast & Powerful

Fingerprint & Security Access

Your privacy is serious business, which is why the Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with upgraded and personalized security technology. An intuitive finger scanner unlocks your device by reading your unique print, so it only works when it’s in your hands.

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Everyday Fitness

Heart Rate Sensor

Keep your finger on the pulse throughout the day with the Samsung Galaxy S5 – the world’s first smartphone with a built-in Heart Rate Sensor. Easily accessible on the rear of the device, you can check your heart rate at a moment’s notice and make an informed decision on whether you need to slow it down or push yourself a little harder.

*Not a medical device*

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Everyday Fitness

S Health

Designed to motivate as well as monitor, the refreshed S Health app on the Samsung Galaxy S5 is all you need to keep an eye on your exercise data. From steps taken and distance travelled to calories burned, it gives you real-time information to better measure the effectiveness of your daily activity and realize your fitness goals.

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Everyday Fitness

Gear Compatibility

The upgraded S Health experience gives more focus to your fitness, letting you effortlessly sync your Galaxy S5 to the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo or Gear Fit to help create a regime that’s with you wherever you go.

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  • MIMO (Multi-Input Multi-Output)

    MIMO technology means the Galaxy S5 has two internal Wi-Fi antennas, for double the connection and Wi-Fi speed like never before.

  • Kids Mode

    Safely share your smartphone with the smallest members of your family. One click makes sure little ones can access child-friendly apps and videos.

A Closer Look

    • Large 5.1” Display
    • Full HD
    • Super AMOLED
    • Brighter with More Clarity
    • 1920 x 1080 Pixel Resolution
    • 432 PPI (Pixels Per Inch)
    • 432 PPI (Pixels Per Inch)
    • Super Dimming
    • Advanced Local Contrast Enhancement
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  • Prepare to Shine

    The Galaxy S5’s perforated cover is durable, visually striking and comfortable to grip.

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  • HEART RATE SENSOR

    Samsung's First Smartphone with a Built-in Heart Rate Sensor.
    *Not a medical device*

    CAMERA & VIDEO FEATURES

    16 Megapixels, 1/2.6”, Phase Detection Auto-focus, HDR (Rich Tone), Selective Focus, Virtual Tour Shot, UHD Video @ 30 Frames per Second, Video Stabilization

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  • With IP67 certification*, the Galaxy S5 is resistant to sweat, rain, liquids, sand and dust, so your phone is protected for any activity and situation.
    *This device has been tested and received an IP (Ingress Protection) rating of IP67, which tests for dust intrusion and for water submersion up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. Not shockproof. Covers must be tightly closed.

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  • SPECS

    LENGTH

    142.0 mm

    WIDTH

    72.5 mm

    DEPTH

    A very slim 8.1mm

    WEIGHT

    145g

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REVIEWS (19)

Owners Overall Ratings

13 out of 19 (68%) customers recommend this product

  • Features4.6/5.0
  • Performance4.3/5.0
  • Design4.2/5.0
  • Value4.2/5.0

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Anonymous_Reviewer

2014-08-23

  • Features5/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design4/5.0
  • Value5/5.0

Great phone but charger port cover design needs improvement

I bought this phone in May and have been pretty careful with opening and closing the charger port cover. A couple of days ago the charger port coversnapped off.

I did a quick google search and learned that other people have experienced this problem as well. While I could have easily bought a replacement charger cover from the internet and installed it myself, I was concerned about voiding my warranty so I went through the annoying process of getting my phone mailed to the manufacturer to get it repaired. I will be looking into wireless charging options so that I don't have to open/close the charger port cover too often so hopefully I will avoid this situation again. Hopefully Samsung will improve the design of their charger port covers in the future. Even though this has been a bit of a pain, I still have really enjoyed the features of this phone. When I first got this phone I thought the screen was too big, but now that I am using a smaller screened loaner phone while mine gets repaired, I realize that the bigger screen is actually really great! And I LOVE the battery life! Before buying this phone I had read numerous reviews about battery life which suggested it might not be that great, but with light to moderate texting, internet and app use, the battery lasts all day and then some! I have often gone several days without charging and it's great! I would definitely recommend this phone to others and just wanted to give current and future users a heads up that the charger port cover breaking off is a common problem people are having.

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Blane

2014-08-13

  • Features4/5.0
  • Performance3/5.0
  • Design2/5.0
  • Value3/5.0

Good But Not Good Enough

I switched to a S5 from an iPhone 5 and i was happy with my choice until i used my friends Nexus 5. The Nexus 5's stock android experience was smooth, clean, fast, and a lot more user friendly in terms of bloatware because it did not have any.

Do not get me wrong the S5 is great and way better than my iPhone but all i have to say there are better phones out there. At the end of the day all Samsung has to do is get rid of the bloatware and make touchwiz less power hungry.

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sketchv

2014-07-23

  • Features5/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design1/5.0
  • Value2/5.0

Cracked camera lens cover after only 4 hours!!!

Only had the phone for 4 hours and noticed the camera lens cover was cracked when I went to peel off the plastic cover.

Mr Bob

2014-07-19

  • Features5/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value5/5.0

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Overall the phone is great a lot I can do with this phone over my old phone of 8 yrs A long list of people wish there was an updated app to change the one male icon face to a more friendly looking face of both male and female We know about taking photos and replacing the icon with photos some of us have way too many to go that route Thank You

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12.95 MB, pdf, FRENCH(North America)

2014.04.15

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