Samsung Galaxy S5 vs S4: Spec List Breakdown


When a new phone is announced one of the first things most tech enthusiasts want to do is see the specification list.  Sometimes the easiest way to see the differences between phones is comparing these spec lists, and what better way to compare last year's Galaxy S4 with this year's Galaxy S5 than such a comparative list?  No other way we say, and that's why we've got a nice little sheet just for you:

Galaxy S4Galaxy S5
Colors (at launch)Black, WhiteBlack, White, Blue, Gold
RuggedizedNoYes, IP67 Water and Dust Resistant
Screen Size4.99 in5.1 in
Screen TypeSuper AMOLED, 1920 x 1080, 441 PPISuper AMOLED, 1920 x 1080 432 PPI
DisplayCorning Gorilla Class 3Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Front ButtonsMenu, Home, BackRecents, Home, Back
Back Plate MaterialSmooth PlasticSoft-Touch Plastic
Processor1.9GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 6002.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801
Storage16, 32 or 64GB16 or 32GB
External StorageUp to 64GBUp to 128GB
Rear Camera13 MP (4128 x 3096 pixels), LED Flash16MP (5312 x 2988 pixels), LED Flash
Auto FocusContrast DetectionContrast + Phase Detection
HDRSoftware, Photo HDRDedicated Hardware, Photo and Video HDR
Front Camera2MP2MP
Video1080p & 30FPS, Slo-mo 720P @ 240FPS1080p & 30 or 60fps, 4K @ 30FPS, Slo-mo 720p @ 240FPS
NetworkGSM, HSPA, LTE (band carrier independent)GSM, HSPA, LTE (all bands)
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, dual Wi-Fi/LTE Network mode
Bluetooth4.0 with A2DP, EDR, Low Energy4.0 with A2DP, EDR, Low Energy
Physical ConnectionsUSB 2.0, 3.5mm HeadphoneUSB 3.0, 3.5mm Headphone
Battery Size2600mAh2800mAh
Battery Life370h standby, 17h talk, 10h video, 8h web browsing390h standby, 21h talk, 12h video, 10h web browsing
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gestureAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture, heart rate