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 S4 Galaxy S5
Height 136.6mm 142mm
Width 69.8mm 72.5mm
Thickness 7.9mm 8.1mm
Weight 130g 145g
Colors (at launch) Black, White Black, White, Blue, Gold
Ruggedized No Yes, IP67 Water and Dust Resistant
Screen Size 4.99 in 5.1 in
Screen Type Super AMOLED, 1920 x 1080, 441 PPI Super AMOLED, 1920 x 1080 432 PPI
Display Corning Gorilla Class 3 Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Front Buttons Menu, Home, Back Recents, Home, Back
Back Plate Material Smooth Plastic Soft-Touch Plastic
Processor 1.9GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 600 2.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801
RAM 2GB 2GB
Storage 16, 32 or 64GB 16 or 32GB
External Storage Up to 64GB Up to 128GB
Rear Camera 13 MP (4128 x 3096 pixels), LED Flash 16MP (5312 x 2988 pixels), LED Flash
Auto Focus Contrast Detection Contrast + Phase Detection
HDR Software, Photo HDR Dedicated Hardware, Photo and Video HDR
Front Camera 2MP 2MP
Video 1080p & 30FPS, Slo-mo 720P @ 240FPS 1080p & 30 or 60fps, 4K @ 30FPS, Slo-mo 720p @ 240FPS
Network GSM, HSPA, LTE (band carrier independent) GSM, HSPA, LTE (all bands)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, dual Wi-Fi/LTE Network mode
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, EDR, Low Energy 4.0 with A2DP, EDR, Low Energy
Physical Connections USB 2.0, 3.5mm Headphone USB 3.0, 3.5mm Headphone
GPS A-GPS and GLONASS A-GPS and GLONASS
Battery Size 2600mAh 2800mAh
Battery Life 370h standby, 17h talk, 10h video, 8h web browsing 390h standby, 21h talk, 12h video, 10h web browsing
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture, heart rate
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Nick Sutrich

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Nick has written for Androidheadlines since 2013, is Review Editor for the site, and has traveled to many tech events across the world. His background is as Systems Administrator and overall technology enthusiast. Nick loves to review all kind of different devices but specializes in Android smartphones, smartphone camera reviews, and all things VR, both here on the site and on our YouTube channel. He is very passionate about smartphones and the continued improvement they can bring into people’s lives and is an expert on many different types of technologies, including mobile devices, VR, and cameras. Contact him at [email protected]
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