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This article was published on February 24, 2014


Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S5: What’s New?

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S5: What’s New?
Emil Protalinski
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Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, incl Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, TechSpot, ZDNet, and CNET. Stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Samsung today announced the Galaxy S5, the successor to the Galaxy S4, during its Unpacked5 event at Mobile World Conference 2014 in Barcelona. After all the rumors and leaks, Samsung has finally unveiled its fifth flagship smartphone to take on Apple and Microsoft, as well as the many other Android OEMs.

Before you run out and buy the latest and greatest from the South Korean company, assuming you’re not interested in iOS or Windows Phone, you might want to check what exactly you’re getting for your hard-earned cash. We’ve put together the following table to show you what exactly Samsung has changed between the S4 and the S5.

Galaxy S4Galaxy S5
Storage16GB, 32GB, 64GB16GB, 32GB
Display5-inch, 1920×1080, 441 ppi5.1-inch, 1920×1080, 432 ppi
Processor1.9 GHz Quad-Core / 1.6 GHz Octa-Core2.5GHz Quad-Core
Memory2GB RAM2GB RAM
Rear Camera13MP16MP
Front Camera2MP2.1MP
Battery2,600 mAh2,800 mAh
Network4G LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps4G LTE Cat.4 150/50Mbps
ConnectivityUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, NFCUSB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
Height5.38 inches (136.6 mm)5.59 inches (142.0 mm)
Width2.75 inches (69.8 mm)2.85 inches (72.5 mm)
Depth0.31 inches (7.9 mm)0.32 inches (8.1 mm)
Weight4.59 ounces (130 g)5.11 ounces (145 g)
ColorsWhite/Black/Blue/Brown/Purple/Red/PinkWhite/Black/Blue/Gold
OSAndroid 4.2 (Jelly Bean)Android 4.4 (KitKat)

 
Given that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to be priced similarly to the Samsung Galaxy S4, you’re essentially paying for a heavier, bigger, and more powerful device. The Galaxy S5 will arrive via Samsung’s retail channels and at carriers in April. Will you be getting one?

Top Image Credit: Samsung

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