UPDATE: Samsung Galaxy S5 is launching in Malaysia on 27th March.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 which was just announced is expected to come to Malaysia as well as other markets on 11th April. For those who are thinking whether the Galaxy S5 is worth an upgrade, we’ve compared it with its 5.7″ Galaxy Note 3 phablet and the 5″ Galaxy S4.
Although the Galaxy S5 is only 0.1″ bigger in display, it is overall a little bit thicker, wider, taller and heavier than the outgoing model. It is slightly thicker at 8.1mm (Galaxy S4: 7.9mm), and tips the scale slightly higher at 145 grams (Galaxy S4: 130 grams). While its processor gets beefed up with a 2.5GHz Quad-Core processor, it is still mated with just 2GB of RAM. You’ll also get a longer battery life with an expanded 2,800mAh capacity which is 200mAh more than the Galaxy S4 but 400mAh less than the Galaxy Note 3.
The obvious new advantage for the Galaxy S5 would be its new integrated finger print scanner on the home button and a heart rate sensor at the back. Design wise, we are liking the back of the Galaxy S5. Although it is obviously a removable plastic cover, the textured back which is similar to the Nexus 7 gives it a more upmarket feel. Much better we say, than the Galaxy Note 3 faux leather back cover. We’ve taken a couple of pictures comparing the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 by hand.
Head after the break for the full comparison including hardware specs and photos of devices taken side by side.
Hands-On Comparison of the Galaxy S5
Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S5
Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy Note 3
Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy Note 3
Galaxy S5 Standalone