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Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport (SM-G860) Review & Specs

Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport is a high-level Android cellphone released some years ago, in 2014, packed with a good size 5.1-inches multi touch screen, an extremely powerful Quad-Core processing unit running at 2500 MHz, and 2 cameras, a 16 mega-pixels back-facing camera and a 2 megapixels front facing camera. We will get a better understanding of this device’s specs when we get into specific details.

Samsung decided to sell this cellphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC system chip, holding an extremely fast Quad-Core CPU ticking at 2.5 GHz and a large 2 GB of RAM. Helping with graphic calculations, this phone also uses a 450 MHz Adreno 330 GPU. A good point of the S5 Sport is its big 16 GB internal memory and a slot for an SD memory card, enough to store a couple hundred applications without any trouble.

Being just 0.35 inches thick,the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport is very thin and comfortable. This phone is a very compact cellphone, considering it features a 5.1″ display and it has just 5.67″ long and 2.91″ wide. This cellphone is for sale in 2 color options, blue and red. Samsung has made a really good job making this phone weight just 5.57 oz.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport includes an absolutely amazing 5.1-inches display with a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution, which makes everything look beautiful and brightful. Its display uses Super AMOLED capacitive technology, and allows multi-touch for gestures like pinch and zoom.

The S5 Sport features two cameras, a 16 mega-pixels back facing camera and a 2 megapixels front facing camera. Its back facing camera has a maximum f/2.2 aperture so it can take sharp photographs even in poorly lit environments. It can also shoot videos in 3840×2160 (4K) at 30 frames per second. Additionally, the camera features a couple of useful characteristics: flash, auto-focus, HDR mode, digital image stabilization and geo tagging.

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This cellphone comes with a large 2800 mAh Li-Ion battery providing the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport a quite long battery duration. Samsung afirms this cellphone has a 390 hs stand by time and a 21 hs talk time.

The S5 Sport provides Wi-Fi capability (which can be provided to other devices around, acting as a router or modem), 4G LTE high performance internet connection and also HSPA+ data connection, which is a slower 4G variation or the fastest 3G data connection, using HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. This phone works with a SIM card for GSM carriers.

This cellphone also comes with many interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0, EDR), Fingerprint ID, GPS, Infrared Transmitter and NFC (Near Field Communication), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

This phone is definitely a good choice for you if you you love taking pictures, are looking for a social phone, are looking for a gamer device or want it for work.

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Save $152.88Bestseller No. 1
Samsung Galaxy S5 G900A 16 GB 4G LTE (Shimmery White) GSM Unlocked
  • DOES THIS DEVICE NEED A SIM CARD: Yes it does Being that this device is GSM unlocked it will work on any GSM Network with a Micro size SIM Card The sim card does not come included, if you will be using this device with a Network Other than AT&T you will need to contact your Network Provider to acquire your complimentary Sim card (Free from most Carriers with activating of an account)
  • Network Frequencies and Data Type LTE: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/17; HSPA+/UMTS: 850/1900/2100MHz; GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz .
  • HOW LONG CAN I EXPECT THE BATTERY TO LAST ME: Well the battery has 2800mAh which in a Usage time frame means 29 solid hours of streaming at 4G LTE speeds as well it has a Standby time of up to 77 hours before you need to recharge the battery (Taken from the manufacturer take with a grain of salt)
  • WHAT DOES UNLOCKED REALLY MEAN: Unlocked devices are compatible with GSM carriers the kinds that Use SIM Cards for Service like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as with GSM SIM cards (e.g. H20, Straight Talk, and select prepaid carriers) Unlocked Devices will not work with CDMA Carriers the kinds that dont use sim cards for service like Sprint, Verizon, Boost or Virgin (contact your network provider prior to purchasing for verification that they support GSM frequencies)
  • WHAT DOES UNLOCKED REALLY MEAN: Unlocked devices are compatible with GSM carriers the kinds that Use SIM Cards for Service like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as with GSM SIM cards (e.g. H20, Straight Talk, and select prepaid carriers) Unlocked Devices will not work with CDMA Carriers the kinds that dont use sim cards for service like Sprint, Verizon, Boost or Virgin (contact your network provider prior to purchasing for verification that they support GSM frequencies)
Bestseller No. 2
Samsung Galaxy S5 G900a 16GB Smartphone - Unlocked by AT&T for all GSM Carriers Smartphone w/ 16MP...
  • 5.1(inch) Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution w/ Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Operating System: Android OS, Internal Memory: 16GB, 2GB RAM (microSD Up to 256GB)
  • 16 Megapixel Camera with Phase Detection Autofocus, f/2.2, 31mm, 1/2.6" Sensor Size w/ 2 Megapixel Front Camera with f/2.4, 22mm lens, 1080p @ 30fps
  • Processor: QuadCore 2.5 GHz Krait 400, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
  • Removable Lithium Ion 2800 mAh Battery, Dimensions: 5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches, Weight: 5.11 oz
Bestseller No. 3
Samsung Galaxy Prime 16GB J327 J3 AT&T T-Mobile Unlocked Smartphone - Silver (Renewed)
  • GSM unlocked Phone. Will not work with CDMA networks such as Verizon and Sprint. Please check compatibility with your carrier before purchasing the device.
  • Requires a Nano sim Card from the provider you plan to use the device with. The Sim Card must be an activated sim card.
  • Frequencies Supported: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 ; HSDPA 850 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 ; LTE band 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700)
  • 2600mAh Battery, Talk Time Up to 9 hours, Music Play Time of up to 71 hrs, Video Play Time up to 13 hrs, Internet Use Time on 3G: up to 11 hrs, on LTE: up to 12 hrs, on Wi-Fi: up to 13 hrs

Specifications

Device Type:Phone
Brand:Samsung
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4.2
Product code:SM-G860
Dimensions:5.67 x 2.91 x 0.35 inches
Weight:5.57 ounces
Colors:Blue and Red
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2014-06-23

Display

Screen Type:Super AMOLED (16M colors)
Size:5.1 inches
Resolution:1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD)
Pixel density:432 pixels per inch
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch

Hardware

Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC
Processor:Krait 400 (Quad-Core 2500 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB (800 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 330 (450 MHz)
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)

Battery

Battery type:Li-Ion
Removable:Yes
Capacity:2800 mAh
Stand-by Time:390 hours
Talk Time:21 hours

Camera

Back camera:16 megapixels
    Aperture:f/2.20
    Sensor size:0.38 inches (1/2.6″)
    Flash:Yes
Front camera:2 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Geo Tagging and HDR Mode

Networks

Wi-Fi:Yes
    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0, EDR
GPS:Yes
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Infra-red:Yes
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor
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Andy Mathews
Andy Mathews

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