The Mobile World Congress has come to an end and we saw some amazing devices were announced by various manufacturers. One of the most popular and highly anticipated flagship smartphone was the Samsung Galaxy S5. The smartphone was unveiled and it was nice to Samsung making an effort in terms of new features. The design is almost similar to the S4 but now the glossy back is gone (finally) and it boasts features like a finger print scanner, a heart rate monitor, water resistance and so on.
But how well does it stand in front of the latest flagship smartphones from Sony and LG? Well we have a specs comparison for you to compare and see which smartphone has better specs. We have also added the Galaxy S4 to see the improvement of the S5 over its predecessor.
|Samsung Galaxy S5
||Sony Xperia Z2
||LG G Pro 2
||Samsung Galaxy S4
||5.1 inch Super AMOLED Full HD (432ppi)||5.2 inch Triluminos Full HD with Live Colour LED (424ppi)||5.9 inch Full HD IPS (377ppi)||5 inch Super AMOLED Full HD (441ppi)|
||2.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801||2.3GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801||2.26GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 800||1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Exynos 5 Octa 5410|
||Adreno 330||Adreno 330||Adreno 330||PowerVR SGX 544MP3|
||16/32GB, expandable via microSD||16GB, expandable via microSD||16/32GB, expandable via microSD||16/32/64GB, expandable via microSD|
||16MP, 4K recording capability||20.7MP, 4K recording capability||13MP, 4K recording capability||13MP, 1080p recording capability|
||Android 4.4.2||Android 4.4.2||Android 4.4.2||Android 4.3|
|Notable extra features
Fingerprint scanner, waterproof and dustproof, heart rate monitor
|Waterproof and dustproof, Digital Noise Cancellation technology||Rear power and volume buttons, LG Knock feature to unlock||Smart stay, Smart pause, air gestures
Looking at the table, it seems that the Galaxy S5 and the Xperia Z2 are actually neck to neck. The LG G Pro also offers some high-end specs, but it seems just too large with its 5.9 inch display. Comparing the S5 with the S4, it has certainly gained some weight and size. To be honest, apart from the improvement in specs, the S5 looks way better than the S4. The S5 is expected to hit stores in March and we expect Samsung to launch Exynos version of the smartphone in India rather than the Snapdragon version just like they did with the Galaxy S4.