What Are the Differences Between the Samsung Galaxy S5 and S4?


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Samsung Galaxy S5, the former flagship Android smartphone, is newer, larger, packs more features, and costs slightly more than the Galaxy S4. Galaxy S5 was launched in February 2014, while the S4 came out around a year earlier.

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The S5 has a 5.1-inch super AMOLED full-HD touch panel that has a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and a pixel density of 430 pixels per inch. The S4's screen is 0.1 inches shorter than the S5's 5-inch screen. The S4 also has a 1080p full-HD display panel, but with a higher pixel density at 441 pixels per inch. The S5's build is larger than that of the S4. The former measures 142 by 72.5 millimeters, while the latter measures 136.6 by 69.8 millimeters. The S5 is also slightly thicker than the S4.

The S5 has two new sensors absent in the S4: a fingerprint sensor below the home button on its front and a new S Health 3.0 sensor fitted at the phone's rear to measure an individual's heart rate. The S5 has a 16-megapixel rear camera compared to the S4's 13-mexapixel equivalent. The Galaxy S5 is also capable of 4K video recording, while the S4 and its variants are not. The S5's 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor is faster and more powerful that the S4's 1.9GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600.

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