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Samsung Galaxy S5, Black 16GB (Verizon Wireless)
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Samsung Galaxy S5, Black 16GB (Verizon Wireless)

by Samsung
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (574 customer reviews)

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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 2.85 inches, 0.32 inches, 5.6 inches
  • Weight: 5.12 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: LTE
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Product Details

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  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 0.3 x 5.6 inches ; 5.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: Galaxy S5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (574 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #523 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here. [PDF]

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Product Description

Product Description


Stunning. Innovative. Simply inspired. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is technology that truly impacts your life. Make split-second moments yours. Watch HD movies and games roar to life. Or track your life right down to your heartbeat. Powered with innovation, the Galaxy S5 is like no other mobile device before it. one slvr
The Next Big Thing is Here (view larger).

Samsung Smart Switch: The Easiest Way to Transfer Content to a New Device

Switching to the new Galaxy S5 has never been simpler—or smarter. With Samsung Smart Switch, you have the freedom to move from other smartphone platforms without fear of losing your personal content—music, contacts, photos and more. So now you have nothing to lose.

Professional Quality 16MP Camera with Faster Focus

Capture moments as they happen with the only camera you’ll ever need. With a lightning-fast autofocus, you can frame, take and edit split-second shots like a pro.

S HEALTH Integrated Mobile Health partner

We’ve given your heart some love with the first-ever built-in heart monitor that responds to your touch. Meet your perfect workout partner as you track your steps, challenge friends, earn badges and get on-demand nutrition advice.

Stylish Design that Stands up to Every Day

Form and style have never been more functional. Dustproof and water-resistant, the Galaxy S5 is made for action. Whether you’re running in the rain or digging in the garden, the Galaxy S5 will look good and work even better.

Secure Fingerprint Scanner for Faster Access

Unlock your phone with the touch of a finger. Quickly access your work, websites and more—all without entering a password. Opening your phone has never been easier.

The World's Quickest Connections

Enable faster downloading, stream and browse faster. The Galaxy S5 allows you to enjoy the world’s quickest Wi-Fi connectivity and the latest LTE connectivity available on any network. Working from a crowded coffee shop? Download Boost combines both Wi-Fi and LTE to give you even more acceleration.

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Spec Highlights
  • 3G/4G LTE connectivity

    Verizon 4G LTE network is available in limited markets

  • Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)

  • 2.5 GHz quad-core processor

  • 5.1-inch full 1080p Super Amoled HD display

  • 16-MP Rear Camera

  • Front 2-MP camera

  • 16 GB ROM + 2 GB of RAM

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 + NFC

  • Up to 29 hours of talk time

  • See full specs below

Big, Bold 5.1" HD display

We’ve put everything we know about HDTV on brilliant display. Movies come to life as they were meant to be seen. Richer colors, darker shadows, faster response times—all on 62% more viewing area than the leading competitor.

Maximize Battery Power for When you Need it Most

About to run out of power but can’t miss an important call? Use Ultra Power Saving Mode to turn the Galaxy S5 screen to black and white and shut off nonessential apps, so you get the maximum battery life for your device. That way, when you’re down to 10% charge, you can still receive calls and texts for up to 24 hours.

What's in the Box

Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, USB cable, wall charger, quick start guide


Display 5.1-inch full 1080p Super Amoled HD display
Speakers Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers; HDR Microphone
Sensors Geomagnetic; accelerometer; barometer; gyro; RGB Light; Fingerprint Scanner, Heart Rate Sensor
Network and Connectivity
Cellular connectivity LTE: Bands 4/13; -- CDMA 1x/EVDO Rev.A: 800/1900MHz; -- HSPA+/UMTS: 850/900/1900/2100MHz; -- GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz )
Networking Wireless-N (802.11a/b/g/n);
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 with profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OBEX, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SPP; Wi-Fi Hotspot: 10
Near Field Communication NFC technology enables communication between NFC-enabled smartphones
Business Enterprise-Ready; On-Device Encryption; VPN-Ready
GPS For navigation and location-based apps
Ports Micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port with mobile high-definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI connection (optional cable required for HDMI connection); 3.5mm stereo audio jack
Audio formats AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA/ASF, 3GA/M4A, WAV, WMA, QCP; MP3/MP4/Music Tones; Music Player; Ringtones, Polyphonic; 72-note poly
Video formats .AVI, WMV/ASF, FLV, MKV, MP4/3GP, WEBM; Video Player; Video Streaming
Processor & Memory
Processor 2.5 GHz Quad-Core
Internal storage 16 GB
Memory expansion Supported
Camera & Video
Rear camera 16-Mgeapixel with 4x Digital Zoom
Front camera 2-megapixel
Shot Modes Auto, Beauty Face, Shot and more, Panorama, 3D Tour, Dual Camera
Dimensions 2.85 x 5.59 x 0.31 inches (WxHxD)
Weight 5.11 ounces
Capacity 2800 mAh
Buddy Photo Share Photos share with everyone instantly: as the phone recognizes your friends"'" faces, it can share photos with them instantly.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
280 of 292 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Happy with this phone. April 13, 2014
By Mo
I upgraded from the Galaxy S3 and I am very pleased with this phone, the more I mess around with it the more I like it.
Apps like S Health are now more focused than ever and the heart rate sensor is great thing even though tech reviewers try to play it off as a gimmick - this phone has literally made me want to be more active since I purchased it, the biometric scanner is a great addition as well that works perfectly for me 8/10 times.
Also great news is that upon typing this I found out that micro usb chargers still work with this phone (it's a USB 3.0 port that can also use a micro usb). No BS Apple move.
The feel of the phone is the best of the series. Yes it's plastic but it is definitely more upscale feeling to the touch while maintaining a light weight, and aesthetically both the front and back look great.
The screen is the best I've ever seen on a smartphone, crisp, colorful, and bright.
The camera is an important feature for me and I'm happy to say it doesn't disappoint - it's fast, takes great photos, the live HDR mode is awesome as well. The only thing i'm not sold on is the 16:9 aspect ratio being the only mode at 16mp. You can do a standard 4:3 aspect but at 12mp. But still not necessarily bad since mega pixels don't mean much compared to the actual sensor used.
The speaker is loud and clear, reception for both the phone and wifi is great too. Better than my S3 with the 4.3 update, on that note Kit Kat is awesome!
One last note, the IP67 rating/ water resistance and dust resistance is an amazing and welcome feature.

In summation:
If you're coming from an S3 then your contract is probably up this year, and this is an amazing upgrade to a phone I loved. It really wasn't even a question for me. Size, aesthetics, features, adding your own memory, and still being able to replace your own battery made this a clear choice over the HTC M8, and others.
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155 of 166 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars can't go wrong with this phone April 22, 2014
I took a while to decide what phone to upgrade to. When the HTC one m8 came out I was positive that was the phone for me, I was very unimpressed with its camera. When thever s5 came out, I was disappointed in the gimmicks Samsung took with the phone. However, there are so many features on this phone that truly do improve the experience. Customizing the operating system is fantastic, and many of the internal software features come in handy often. I actually have grown to like the one handed use feature which shrinks the screen to what ever side your tub is on. Samsung does include useless other features, but they all work as advertised.

The camera is fantastic, I had an 8 mp camera on my last phone and this is truly better. Plus many of the features on the camera are fun and very useful. In deciding which phone to choose the camera was one of the most important to me and I am happy with the performance of this one.

Anyone who reads this should know that buying a flagship device will most often be an improvement over previous devices. I owned a motorola Droid bionic for 2 years, it served me well, but going from that to my Shiney GS5 feels like I moved from a record player to an ipod, or a pinto to a Lamborghini, or apartment to mansion. If you are moving off a two year contract like I did, any flagship device will be a vast improvement, justhe find features that are important to you and decide from there.

As a side note, I'm finding the battery life is excellent, batteries themselves have not changedone much, but management of power usage has and the gs5 manages the power exceptionally. Watching Netflix for over an hour and a half lost me about 5 percent of my battery.
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142 of 157 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great phone except for the charging port April 16, 2014
I have had the phone for a week now...and I really love it...except...the charging port. The charging port has a door, which is located at the bottom of the phone. This makes it impossible to use any type of charging dock with the exception of a wireless dock, which by the time you get a new back for the phone and the charging pad, is another $100. I would pay the money, but that also means that I can't use a case for the phone unless I take it out of the case every time I charge.

On the bright side, the camera in this phone totally rocks. It has downloadable effects (filters) that you can use, the capibilities are endless. I like the "private" mode and the "kids" mode. Both work with the fingerprint scanner. Private mode allows you to put things like your Christmas shopping list, or photos etc, in an area that no one else can tell is even there. Kids mode allows you to choose what the child has access to. The camera filters for children are adorable! They have age related games for children of all ages as well. What a plus when trying to keep a child busy or quiet in an unexpected situation!

Charging is quick and the battery life is good...yesterday I went the entire day using only 18% of the battery...went to bed with 82% left. Not bad in comparison to the S3 I had.

On the whole, I totally recommend this phone....its pretty cool :-)
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204 of 232 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Specs - Average Phone May 14, 2014
This phone is frustrating. It has top of the line specs and most all the features you could ever want in a phone. Yet the overall experience is lacking.

I bought this phone for a few reasons: Expandable storage, optional inductive charging, and water resistance. This is the only phone on Verizon to offer all of this.

Physically, this phone is light although a bit large for the screen size compared to the LG G2 and Nexus 5. I have read this is due to the water resitance. If so, it's a compromise I can live with. The back of the black (dark charcoal) one is dimpled and slightly soft-touch, which I like. The white one I looked at in the store was NOT soft touch. I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere else. There is a plastic chrome strip going around the outside. Normally I don't mind chrome, but the ridged edge on the S5, combined with the plastic chrome volume and power button and dimpled back looks tacky. There is also a door you need to pry up to access the USB port. I don't mind because I like the water resistance and plan on getting an inductive charging back for it. It generally looks nice, but not nearly as nice as most of its competitors. It doesn't creak and make noise when handling as Samsungs have been known to in the past. Online drop tests seem to indicate it is a durable design, so personally I don't really care about how "premium" it looks. I much prefer a grippy soft touch plastic to slippery metal that is prone to scratches.

The home button/print scanner is a physical button rather than capacitive. At first I didn't think I'd like it, but then I realized it also turns it on which is nice. I still don't know if I like it, but I don't mind. There are also capacitive back and multitask buttons along the bottom.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars having used lots of phones, I'd pass on this one
I'm in an interesting position for this review. I have a work phone that is iOS (iPhone 5 if that matterrs) and this phone as my personal phone. Read more
Published 10 hours ago by Richard J. Garcia
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I'm satisfied with the performance of this phone.
Published 20 hours ago by manny curry
5.0 out of 5 stars Long time Samsung smartphone user tickled pink
I am a long-time Samsung fan, having had three phones over the years. Typically I have no desire to replace my Samsung phone after two years when I'm eligible for an upgrade,... Read more
Published 20 hours ago by Elizabeth Begley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great phone, no problem with it at all.
Published 1 day ago by Raymond Stone
5.0 out of 5 stars Great phone
I love my phone! Battery life is great. Screen is clear and has good graphics. I would recommend this
Published 1 day ago by jena243
1.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware: Galaxy S5 is NOT Water Resistant!!!!
Buying a Galaxy S5 was a HUGE MISTAKE. Save your money. I had such a bad experience with this phone and Samsung Customer Service, I'm making it my life's mission to tell you all... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Dayna Rowden
1.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Bewarre -- Advertised as Verizon but instead was sent an AT&T...
This phone was advertised as a Verizon Wireless S5, but upon taking it to a Verizon store they said it was the AT&T version. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Reconsider
1.0 out of 5 stars IT'S USER-HOSTILE!
it's so bad i won't use it. it is literally the most poorly designed, user-hostile piece of fecal matter that's ever been "designed". Read more
Published 1 day ago by Dennis R. Maccaskie
5.0 out of 5 stars I am in love with this phone
I am usually skeptical when it comes to buying phones online, let alone used. I bought this from mobilepc and it totally blew my mind. Read more
Published 2 days ago by John De Los Reyes
4.0 out of 5 stars Would recommend this phone to others
This phone did everything I bought it for and more. Not a fault with android, but have to load apps to make some videos sent to me from Apple phone users viewable. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Edwin Hamilton
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