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

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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 S4 Galaxy S5
Storage 16GB, 32GB, 64GB 16GB, 32GB
Display 5-inch, 1920×1080, 441 ppi 5.1-inch, 1920×1080, 432 ppi
Processor 1.9 GHz Quad-Core / 1.6 GHz Octa-Core 2.5GHz Quad-Core
Memory 2GB RAM 2GB RAM
Rear Camera 13MP 16MP
Front Camera 2MP 2.1MP
Battery 2,600 mAh 2,800 mAh
Network 4G LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps 4G LTE Cat.4 150/50Mbps
Connectivity USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
Height 5.38 inches (136.6 mm) 5.59 inches (142.0 mm)
Width 2.75 inches (69.8 mm) 2.85 inches (72.5 mm)
Depth 0.31 inches (7.9 mm) 0.32 inches (8.1 mm)
Weight 4.59 ounces (130 g) 5.11 ounces (145 g)
Colors White/Black/Blue/Brown/Purple/Red/Pink White/Black/Blue/Gold
OS Android 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

Published February 24, 2014 — 19:46 UTC