Samsung Galaxy S5 was released in 2014. Over two years down the line, this device is still considered as a go-to handset as far as budget conscious buyers are concerned, latest reports reveal.
The Korean OEM has been making some notable improvements in its devices since the release of the Galaxy S5. Last year the Galaxy S6 was introduced, coming in with a complete change in the design language of the phone. This year a lot has retained on the outside, but changes have been rung in the inside as expected.
Samsung has also been coming in with a wide range of devices that include the Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy A, and Galaxy J series, among others. These devices target the mid-range market, which is where the company thrives most. But as newer flagships coming in each year, previous flagships start getting older. Unsurprisingly, this is not the case for the Galaxy S5. The good side of the story is that as newer devices come in, older ones start dropping prices.
If you are in the market for a budget phone, there are enough reasons to make you want to consider looking at Samsung Galaxy S5.
It’s more than the price
It’s not about the price of the Galaxy S5 compared to the Galaxy S7. However, there is more to it. For starters, the two phones come in with almost the same display quality. Both have a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display, but the S7 has a 2K resolution compared to the 1080p that the S5 manages. The S7, however, beats the older S5 in terms of image sharpness thanks to the 577 ppi it comes with compared to the 432 ppi of the latter. Still, this might easily be missed by the naked human eye.
With each new release, Samsung usually steps up the performance specs of the Galaxy S series devices. With the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S5 being two years apart, this is definitely where the game is won as far as the former is concerned. However, what the older S5 offers is still solid and even though it is available on a budget, it was never meant for the mid-level earners – it is a 2014 Galaxy S series flagship.
Both Galaxy S7 and S5 have water resistance and dust proof capabilities. However, with the former being a newer version of the latter, it has a better rating of IP68 compared to what the IP67 the Galaxy S5 has. Even though older, you will still be protected from water spills and maybe drops in a puddle.
As with many budget phones the Galaxy S5 has a microSD card slot and a removable battery. You can expand the memory or swap batteries whenever one runs out of power.