Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A 

Released August, 2014
  • Android 4.4.2
  • 3G
  • 5.1"
  • Quad core 2.5 GHz
The main feature here is obviously the LTE Advanced or LTE-A connectivity, which at 255Mbps is nearly three times faster than standard LTE.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2014)
Roughly a year ago, the aforementioned two handsets got the rest of the world jealous with their Snapdragon 800 silicon and speedy LTE-A on board.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2014)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A

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Galaxy S5 LTE-A

Features Key features of the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A

screen size

Galaxy S5 LTE-A
iPhone 6

screen resolution

Galaxy S5 LTE-A
2560 x 1440
iPhone 6
1334 x 750
iPhone 6s
1334 x 750


Galaxy S5 LTE-A
3 GB
iPhone 6
1 GB
2 GB


Galaxy S5 LTE-A
Quad core
iPhone 6
Dual core
iPhone 6s
Dual core

camera resolution

Galaxy S5 LTE-A
16 MP
iPhone 6
8 MP
Xperia Z2
20.7 MP

In The News From around the web

This European variation of the Galaxy S5 LTE-A got benchmarked not long ago, revealing that unlike its Korean cousin, it will still employ a 1080p touchscreen - not QHD (2560x1440).
On the other hand, the upgraded chipset will still be in there, so we're looking at a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC instead of the Snapdragon 801 that's inside the 'vanilla' Galaxy S5.
When Samsung launched the Galaxy S5 LTE-A in Korea we looked on enviously as those in the firm's home country enjoyed a handset with a newer, more powerful processor and superior screen.
That's a shame, as we'd have loved to of seen Samsung tackle the QHD-toting LG G3 head-on in Europe, but it looks like we'll have to wait a little longer before that happens.
Today the time has finally come for the update to Android 4.4 KitKat to reach the internationally sold Samsung GT-I9506.
After applying the update, you'll be on software version I9506XXUCNG3.
Codenamed the SM-G906S, the AnTuTu 4 benchmark figures don't exactly show the mind-boggling numbers one would expect from a Snapdragon 805 chipset.
Now, as if Korean residents weren't lucky enough, there's also word that Special Edition of the Galaxy S5 LTE-A will be making its way to customers of South Korea's primary carrier KT with a redesigned back panel.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 5.1"
Resolution 2560 x 1440
PPI 575 ppi


Clock speed 2.5 GHz
Number of cores Quad core
Internal storage 32 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD

photo & video

Camera 16 MP
Resolution 16 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 2.1 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps


Generation 3G
  1. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  2. HSPA (unspecified)
  3. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  4. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  5. LTE-A
  6. LTE-A Cat 6 (300/)
  7. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Capacity 2,800 mA·h

form factor

Weight 145 g
Thickness 8.1 mm
Size 72.5 x 142 x 8.1 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes


Supports FM radio No


Operating system Android 4.4.2
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
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