Rumors were rife about the premium version of Samsung Galaxy S5 for quite sometime. After numerous speculations, the South Korean tech giant has announced a variant of its flagship smartphone with the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S5 broadband LTE-A. This is an upgraded version of the original phone and hence, it comes with premium specifications. Take a look at the quick review of this smartphone from below.
Camera and Internal Storage
The Samsung Galaxy S5 with LTE-A retains the same camera capabilities as the Galaxy S5 as it features a similar 16 MP primary snapper that is accompanied with autofocus, LED flash and 4K video recording. This sensor is pretty impressive as it comes with high speed focus and delivers crisp and detailed pictures even in low lighting conditions. Also, there is a 2.1 MP front-facing camera onboard that can help in making high quality video calls. The Galaxy S5 camera impressed us in our brief testing with its features and we expect the same with the LTE-A variant as well.
The internal storage capacity of the Galaxy S5 with LTE-A is 32 GB, but this can always be expanded by up to 128 GB with the help of a micro SD card. Hence, in this regard we do not have any issues as there is enough storage capacity to meet the demands of users.
Processor and Battery
In terms of processor, the Galaxy S5 with LTE-A is enhanced as it is stuffed with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC ticking at 2.5 GHz speed. Qualcomm claims that this chipset has to ability to provide support to LTE-A speeds ranging up to 300 Mbps. Also, the processor is supplemented with Adreno 420 graphics unit that can handle intense graphics and a larger 3 GB of RAM to take charge of the multi-tasking department.
The battery unit is the same as the one in the Galaxy S5 and it stands at 2,800 mAh that should be sufficient for the handset to last for long hours under moderate usage.
Display and Features
The display size of the Galaxy S5 with LTE-A is again the same 5.1 inches, but the screen resolution is not the same 1080p as it comes with the highly rumored Quad HD resolution that packs 2560×1440 pixels. Consequently, this handset will boast a high pixel density of 576 pixels per inch that is pretty much impressive.
The Galaxy S5 with LTE-A runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system and arrives with the IP67 certifications for water and dust resistance. Also, there are features such as S Health and heart rate sensor as in the Galaxy S5. Furthermore, the device that is launched in Korea will support the maximum connectivity speeds of up to 225 Mbps that is provided by SK Telecom’s LTE-A 4G service. It has to be noted that this 225 Mbps speed is three folds higher than the current maximum speed of 75 Mbps that exists in the other regions across the world.
|Model||Samsung Galaxy S5 with LTE-A|
|Display||5.1 inch, QHD|
|Processor||2.5 GHz Quad Core|
|Internal Storage||32 GB, Expandable up to 128 GB|
|OS||Android 4.4.2 KitKat|
|Camera||16 MP/ 2.1 MP|
|Price||Yet to be announced|
What we Like
- Stunning display
- Snapdragon 805 SoC with Adreno 420 GPU
- Large RAM
What we Dislike
- Battery remains unchanged compared to Galaxy S5 Full HD variant
Price and Conclusion
The Galaxy S5 with LTE-A is definitely a powerful device with advanced specifications that are still not ventured by many manufacturers. The handset incorporates the unique features that are exclusive to Samsung devices and comes with an impressive feature set. We definitely do have high hopes from the Snapdragon 805 processor and 3 GB RAM combination.