Samsung Galaxy S5 may not be the most attractive model you will notice on a fashion show ramp, but it certainly will turn plenty of heads thanks to its personality and undeniable fame. The Galaxy S5 is the fifth iteration in the Galaxy S range of smartphnes that have been the launching pad for the ginormous success that Samsung has enjoyed in the personal tech market. The device was officially announced at MWC, Barcelona earlier in 2014 and since then it has been one of the most keenly anticipated products in the market. The Galaxy S5 hit the Indian markets earlier this month for Rs 51,500 and reportedly has already broken the sales record of the Galaxy S4 for the opening weeks.
We have been playing with our Galaxy S5 review unit for a few days now, and have been pretty impressed by it. So how does the device look from various angles? Let us tour the hardware of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and take a look around the device.
To quickly run down the specs of the device and hardware on board now. The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED True HD display with a resolution of 1920×1080. The front of the device is dominated by the display which has the Samsung branding and earpiece on the top and a physical Home Button flanked by two capacitive buttons, back and multitasking, on the bottom. The Top of the device also features a 2 MP front facing camera and ambient and proximity sensors. The device is surrounded by a metal resembling, though plastic made trim very similar to the likes of Note III. This trim is slightly raised above the display on the front making sure if you put the phone face down it doesn’t directly impact the display directly.
The bottom chin of the device houses, the Micro USB 3.0 slot with a door enclosing it to ensure water resistance of the phone, as well as the main microphone. It is odd though that the enclosed USB cable by Samsung in the unit we received was a Micro USB 2.0 and not 3.0. The top of the device has the 3.5 mm headphone jack and an IR blaster to help you control your various appliances at home. The right side of the device is the Home Button while the Volume rocker takes its place on the left flank.
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