Looking Back at The 2014 Samsung Galaxy S5, Sprint and Verizon Currently Rolling Out Android 6.0 Marshmallow Updates for The Device!

The Samsung Galaxy S5 was released back in 2014 and it was a flagship model from the South Korean tech giant for that year. It came with a 5.1-inches screen which had a Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The pixel density on the screen is 432 pixels per inch.

Four variants of the device were released by Samsung based on its colors. The different color variants of the Samsung Galaxy S5 that are available in the market are- Coper Gold, Charcoal Black, Electric Blue and Shimmery White.

The screen came protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which lends an extra layer of safety against shocks and damages. Under its hood, the device packs a Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400processor which was coupled with 2GB of RAM. It also came loaded with and Adreno 330 GPU which looked after the graphics department.

The device has a sleek appearance and it comes with measurements of 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm. The Galaxy S5 weighed in at 145 grams. The device is both water and dust resistant and has IP67 certifications in these regards. It is water resistant up to a depth of 1 meter under water for a period of 30 minutes.

As for the camera department, the Galaxy S5 sports a 16-megapixels rear shooter which has an aperture of f/2.2. Some of the features which the camera was packed with includes- autofocus, phase detection, geo-tagging, touch focus, panorama, HDR and face and smile detection.

A LED flash is also built into the device which renders the camera usable under dim-light conditions. The front camera of the device is a 2-megapixel shooter which is decent in nature. It has an aperture of f/2.4 and serves the purpose of video calls and taking selfies quite well.

The standard set of connectivity features that the device comes with include- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, Infrared and also NFC. The NFC feature enables users to take advantage of payment services like Samsung Pay and Android Pay.

A microUSB 3.0 port is also featured on the device for the purpose of charging and data transfer. A number of sensors are also built into the device and this include- accelerometer, gyro meter, barometer, gesture, compass, proximity sensor and heart rate scanner.

It also contains an inbuilt fingerprint scanner which allows users to lock the device in a more secure way and keep their personal data safe. It also saves them the tasks of swiping the device or putting in a lock code or drawing a maze pattern each time they want to unlock it.

The device runs on a 2800mAh Li-Ion battery which is removable in in nature. The stand-by time the battery provides is up to 390 hours. It also provides talk time up to a period of 21 hours and music playback up to 67 hours.

The device came in two variants based on the inbuilt memory. One of them contained 16GB of inbuilt memory while the other one packed 32GB of it. S5 features an external microSD card slot and users can expand the storage space of the device up to 128GB using an external microSD card in the said slot.

It came loaded with Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box and initially it was upgradable to just Android 5.0 Lollipop. However, latest reports suggest that the device is receiving the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow update under a number of carriers.

Users who are using the S5 on Sprint are currently receiving the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update Over the Air (OTA). Sprint started rolling out the update on April 7. The process will continue till May 19 and users are notified to keep a check on any update notifications that might show up on their S5s.