Galaxy S5


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  • 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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Designed for You

Dust & Water Resistant

The elements are no match for this phone. The Galaxy S5 is resistant to sweat, rain, sand and dust. So you can take it with you anywhere and everywhere you go.

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Designed for You

The Screen

The stunningly clear 5.1” Full HD display analyses the light wherever you are and optimises the screen to look its very best. So your photos and videos always show their true colours.

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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

Richer Tone with HDR

Easily take rich, vivid photos and videos - even in challenging light conditions. HDR gives you vibrant colours and true-to-life contrast that you can even preview in real time.

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Pictures without Limits

Fast Auto-Focus

The stunning 16-megapixel camera gives you an incredibly fast auto-focus. So no matter how quickly life is moving, you'll never miss a moment.

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Pictures without Limits

Selective Focus

With the Galaxy S5, professional-looking photos are a snap. Selective Focus lets you focus on what's important and artfully blur the rest.

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Fast & Powerful

Stay Powered Up

Don't worry if your battery runs low. Ultra Power Saving Mode changes your screen to black and white and shuts down unnecessary features to dramatically minimise battery use.

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Fast & Powerful

Download Booster

Tap into the fastest connection. Download Booster pairs your Wi-Fi connection and 4G mobile network. So you can do things like download an entire HD movie in about a minute.1

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Fast & Powerful

Finger Scanner

Enjoy upgraded and personalised security. Use your fingerprint to unlock your phone, or purchase content with Samsung services, instead of entering your Samsung account password.

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Everyday Fitness

Heart Rate Sensor

Keep your finger on the most important pulse of all - yours. The first ever smartphone with a built-in Heart Rate Sensor lets you measure your heart rate with a simple touch.

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Everyday Fitness

S Health

Staying active has never been simpler.
S Health makes it easy to set personal goals and keep track of your achievements and statistics all in one place.

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Everyday Fitness

Samsung Gear Fit

With the world's first ever wearable curved AMOLED screen, the Gear Fit keeps track of texts, calls and emails, as well as your heart rate, right from your wrist. So you can keep on moving.

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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 only 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)
    • Adaptable Display
    • 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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    First-Ever Smartphone with Built-in Heart Rate Sensor


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

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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.

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    142.0 mm


    72.5 mm


    A very slim 8.1mm



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  • OS
  • Display
    5.1" (129.4mm)
  • Camera
    CMOS, 16MP
  • 4G
    B1 (2100), B2 (1900), B3 (1800), B5 (850), B7 (2600), B8 (900), B20 (800) dependent on market support


  • Multi-SIMSingle-SIM
  • SIM sizeMicro-SIM (3FF)
  • 2G GSMB8 (GSM 850MHz), B10 (E-GSM 900MHz), B13 (DCS 1800MHz), B14 (PCS 1900MHz)
  • 3G UMTSB1 (IMT 2100MHz), B2 (PCS 1900MHz), B5 (US 850MHz Cellular), B8 (GSM 900MHz)
  • 4G LTEB1 (2100), B2 (1900), B3 (1800), B5 (850), B7 (2600), B8 (900), B20 (800) dependent on market support


  • ANT+Yes
  • USB VersionUSB 3.0*
  • Location TechnologyGPS, Glonass, Beidou
  • Earjack3.5mm Stereo
  • MHLMHL 2.1
  • Wi-Fi802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G + 5GHz, VHT80 MIMO
  • Wi-Fi DirectYes
  • DLNA SupportNo
  • Bluetooth VersionBluetooth v4.0
  • NFCYes
  • Bluetooth ProfilesDI, MAP, PBAP, HOGP, PAN, A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, OPP, SAP, HID
  • PC Sync.KIES
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  • OSAndroid


  • Technology (Main Display)Super AMOLED
  • Size (Main Display)5.1" (129.4mm)
  • Resolution (Main Display)1920 x 1080 (FHD)
  • Color Depth (Main Display)16M
  • S Pen SupportNo


  • CPU Speed2.5GHz
  • CPU TypeQuad-Core

General Information

  • Colour Charcoal Black, Copper Gold, Electric Blue, Shimmery White


  • RAM Size (GB)2GB
  • ROM Size (GB)16 or 32**
  • External Memory SupportMicroSD (up to 128GB)***


  • Video Recording ResolutionUHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @30fps
  • Main Camera - ResolutionCMOS, 16MP
  • Front Camera - ResolutionCMOS, 2MP
  • Main Camera - FlashYes
  • Main Camera - Auto FocusYes


  • SensorsGesture Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, HR Sensor, Hall Sensor, Accelerometer, Geomagnetic Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Light Sensor, Barometer, Proximity Sensor

Physical specification

  • Dimension (HxWxD)142 x 72.5 x 8.1mm
  • Weight145g


  • Standard Battery Capacity2800mAh
  • RemovableYes
  • Internet Usage Time(3G)Up to 11h
  • Internet Usage Time(LTE)Up to 10h
  • Internet Usage Time(Wi-Fi)Up to 12 h
  • Video Playback TimeUp to 13h
  • Audio Playback TimeUp to 67h
  • Talk time (W-CDMA)Up to 21h

Audio and Video

  • Video Playing FormatFLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV, 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI
  • Video Playing ResolutionUHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @30fps

Services and Applications

  • Gear ManagerYes
  • S-VoiceYes
  • Mobile TVNo
Awards & Warranty (1)

Awards & Warranty

Ratings and Reviews (903)

Overall Ratings

848 out of 903 (93%) customers recommend this product





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Back to the Smartphone on the market

The amazing just got better. The upgrade from the last Galaxy S is everything it should be & more & Samsung are back to the top again. Onlydraw backs I have found so far are: RAM memory used with a lot of background use even with Advanced Task Killer Pro & runs at least 150mb less than the HTC One M8.

Slower app opening vs HTC One M8 The plastic which to be honest I dont mind & the improved feel has made it better. I personally prefer it as it makes the phone lighter & more safer to hold as wont slip vs HTC One M8 & iPhone 5S. Added features are brilliant. Finger Print Scanner is brilliant. Make sure u swipe in different positions especially as you are going to unlock then works a treat. Camera is amazing & fast Menu is easy & fast to navigate Keyboard is very easy to use & havent had to download a better one yet Overall does everything & more. With all the features & secret features its an all round power house which will take a lot to be beaten this year.

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Samsung s5

Just got this phone on my upgrade. Wow what a power house. I have had many phone in the past and even a iphone s5 HTC m8 and z2. But this is by far the best handset.

only 1 thing that is wrong with it. That is Samsung could have given the same date cable as in the note 3.

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What an amazing phone/mini-computer!

I cant think of one thing I am not in love with on this smart phone! I left Apples iPhone 5 and havent looked back. My wife and I both got two S5s and dumped the iPhones! What a powerhouse compared to the iPhone! awesome screen and a rocking camera!

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Great Phone

This phone has a lot of bells and whistles that I don't always use, but the battery life is excellent. I can go all day without needing to recharge.The camera is excellent.

Just an overall great phone. The only minor con of this phone is the cover over the charging port. It is hard to get open. I use a pin to pop it open.

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User Manual

11.55 MB, pdf, ENGLISH

21 Apr, 2014

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