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

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Galaxy S5 LTE-A
1,477
iPhone 5s
3,621

Features Key features of the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A

screen size

Galaxy S5 LTE-A
5.1"

screen resolution

Galaxy S5 LTE-A
2560 x 1440
iPhone 5s
1136 x 640
Galaxy Note 3
1920 x 1080

memory

Galaxy S5 LTE-A
3 GB
iPhone 5s
1 GB
LG G2
2 GB

processor

Galaxy S5 LTE-A
Quad core
iPhone 5s
Dual core
Galaxy Note 3
Quad core

camera resolution

Galaxy S5 LTE-A
16 MP
iPhone 5s
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

screen

Type AMOLED
Size 5.1"
Resolution 2560 x 1440
PPI 575 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.5 GHz
Number of cores Quad core
RAM 3 GB
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

cellular

Generation 3G
Networks
  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)

battery

Capacity 2,800 mA·h

form factor

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

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes

music

Supports FM radio No

software

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

connectivity

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