• Galaxy S5 Black
  • Galaxy S5 Black
  • Galaxy S5 Black
  • Galaxy S5 Black
  • Galaxy S5 Black
  • Galaxy S5 Black
  • Galaxy S5 Black
  • Galaxy S5 Black
  • Galaxy S5 Black
  • Galaxy S5 Black
  • Galaxy S5 Black

Samsung Galaxy S5 Black

This device has it all. It does it all. You might just say it's the be all and end all. When we first saw it, we were all "nice!" When you get your hands on it, you'll be all "whoa!"

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  • Android
  • 4G LTE+

  • Overview
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  • Reviews (12)
  • Warranty info

Description

It'd probably be easier to discuss the few things the Samsung Galaxy S5 doesn't do rather than choosing to highlight just a few of the things it does. We do like a good challenge though.

The Galaxy S5 is a sizeable but slim device. With a 5-inch screen, it toes the line between standard smartphone and phablet but is certainly more the former than the latter. 

S Health makes the Galaxy S5 the perfect fitness companion. You probably already know about the integrated heart rate sensor on the back of the device. Just in case you don't though, it's got one and it works well. S Health can (optionally) track your exercise sessions, everything you eat, every step you take and every move you make. It's only creepy if you make it that way.

It's rear 16 MP camera and improved Camera app combine forces to catch the best possible pics on your smartphone. With a host of handy camera modes and an auto focus that snaps to in about a third of a second, you'll never miss a shot.

Looking beyond all the gee whiz features, our favorite thing about the S5 is that it's waterproof. If you've ever dropped your device in the drink, you know that sinking feeling as it sinks. Assuming you remembered to replace the charge / sync port cover after you finished charging, the Galaxy S5 can take it. Just pull it out from under water and you're back in business. 

Features

IP67 certified
Complete protection against dust and submersion up to 3.28 ft for 30 min.
Fingerprint sensor
Swipe to unlock without sacrificing security.
4K video recording
Capture video at higher than high def.

Design

OS
Android 4.4 (KitKat)
Dimensions
5.38" x 2.78" x 0.34"
Weight
4.7 oz

Display

Screen
5.1" Super AMOLED
Resolution
1080 x 1920

Hardware

Processor
2.5 Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
System memory
16 GB built-in storage (up to an additional 128 GB with microSD),
2GB RAM

Battery

Capacity
2800 mAh
Talk time
21 hours
Standby time
390 hours

Camera

Front
2.1 MP
Rear
16.0 MP

Technology

Data
3G (CDMA)
4G (LTE)
Frequency
CDMA: 800, 1900
LTE: 850, 1900, 2500
  • five stars

    Bob
    February 18, 2015

    Best phone ever!
    Pros

    Beautiful, Feature Rich, It works.

    Cons

    None

    Summary

    'Nuff said

  • five stars

    Stephen
    February 06, 2015

    Fast and reliable
    Pros

    The fingerprint scanner is really useful. The large screen size is nice.

    Cons

    I'm not sure how good the heart rate sensor is.

    Summary

    Fast, fun to use; does everything I expect it to.

  • five stars

    Adrian
    January 14, 2015

    9 outta 10
    Pros

    Phone size perfect. Not too big, not too small. UI is smooth and tweakable without being unstable.

    Cons

    Only cosmetic. Chrome plated plastic ring susceptible to chipping if not protected.

    Summary

    Be sure to get a bumper case and this phone is perfect!

  • four stars

    Daniel
    November 21, 2014

    Nice upgrade
    Pros

    Fast, battery life, camera

    Cons

    samsung installed apps

    Summary

    The phone is a great upgrade from the s3, just wish it did not have the samsung apps installed

  • four stars

    Daniel
    November 21, 2014

    Nice upgrade
    Pros

    Fast, battery life, camera

    Cons

    samsung installed apps

    Summary

    The phone is a great upgrade from the s3, just wish it did not have the samsung apps installed

  • five stars

    Veronica
    November 15, 2014

    Glad I got this model
    Pros

    It does everything. I find some new feature every day it seems. The button placement is great. It's very durable and hasn't gotten ay water damage/screen cracks/scratches in 4 months and it's in a "wallet style" case. Home screen and ability to customize it with widgets is my favorite feature. Everything is customizable.

    Cons

    It's larger than most but it still fits in most of my pockets. Came with a lot of extra unnecessary apps. Group texts sometimes need to be downloaded separately. It's a little on the expensive side but I think it will last a long time and still be on the cutting edge tech wise.

    Summary

    I love it! I recommend it.

  • five stars

    Michael
    October 21, 2014

    Good phone!
    Pros

    Big screen, fast processing, great camera, long battery, uses android and water resistant!

    Cons

    Sometimes feels too big for one hand.

    Summary

    It is a great phone. I switched from an iphone 4S and am very happy I did. Watching video on this thing is great, the screen is 1080p and damn it looks good. The expandable micro SD and replaceable battery make it that much better than my old phone that was limited to 16GB and a wall outlet. (Just make sure that the micro SD is class 10 at least. I had a battery drain issue using an old class 4 card.) The camera takes excellent photos. It has an HDR mode that makes it look professional! Features like the water/dust certification are amazing for a smart phone. I don't have to worry about this thing getting wet - in the rain, pushed into a pool, take it into the shower... Overall a great phone, I am very happy. It costs more than the older models, but it is well worth it.

  • four stars

    Taylor
    October 14, 2014

    Solid phone
    Pros

    Dependable Easy to use GUI Great resolution Large screen I use about 30-40% battery a day with medium usage (most of the battery drain is having the screen on)

    Cons

    Fingerprint security does not work well Phone is rather large If you play games or generally have the screen on a lot then be prepared to charge it everyday

    Summary

    I have always enjoyed the Galaxy Series and this one is by far the best. The only negative thing is it is quite large so if you have small hands I wouldn't suggest it.

  • five stars

    Marc
    July 17, 2014

    Great video capabilities
    Pros

    Ability to zoom and snap picture while video recording. Slow speed video, 4K video, Micro SD, water resistant, responsiveness.

    Cons

    Music played on the built in speaker isn't as good as other smartphones I've owned.

    Summary

    The S5 is the best smartphone I've owned. I bought it for the video capability and found it could do things I hadn't seen advertised, like zoom while video recording. It is very responsive, never seems slow.

  • five stars

    Amy
    July 16, 2014

    Love this phone!
    Pros

    Easy set up, easy to navigate, large screen so I can see easier

    Cons

    Havent found anything yet.

    Summary

    I love this phone! I can see well on it and I could actually do all the set up myself. I like that its waterproof because I do work in a warm, humid environment. So glad I waited to get this phone.

  • four stars

    ANIL
    July 08, 2014

    Great Device
    Pros

    Nice Camera Nice look

    Cons

    Heats up sometimes

    Summary

    Very good.

  • five stars

    Josh
    June 23, 2014

    Exceptional phone
    Pros

    - waterproof - excellent battery life - fast - amazing screen - great camera - plus tons of features

    Cons

    - none.

    Summary

    What an amazing phone that Samsung has launched this year. The best of galaxy series to date. Especially love the water resistance feature which allows me to have a peace of mind should the phone decide to go for a swim. Excellent phone

Warranty info

All new devices purchased from Ting come with a one-year manufacturer warranty from original date of sale. All refurbished devices purchased from Ting come with a 30-day warranty from original date of sale. Devices brought to Ting through the 'Bring Your Own Device' program are not covered by any warranty.

If your device is defective, please drop us a line at help@ting.com or give us a call at 1-855-846-4389 to see if it's eligible for a warranty replacement. If eligible, we'll replace the defective device with a new or refurbished device of the same or comparable model at our discretion.

Our conditions for a warranty claim are as follows:

  • Your warranty only covers defects in materials or workmanship. It does not cover defects arising from damage or normal wear-and-tear or aging.

    • The warranty covers issues such as: software-related issues, activation problems, camera defects, unresponsive keys, dead pixels, etc.

    • The warranty does not cover issues like: diminishing battery life, scratches, accidental damages, coverage issues, or software incompatibility/problems with 3rd-party apps.

    • Attempting to 'root' or otherwise 'mod' your phone will void its warranty.

    • Visible physical damage to your phone (e.g. liquid damage, cracked LCD, damaged housing) will void its warranty.

  • You must return the defective device back to us using the prepaid shipping label we give you.

    • Your defective device must be received at our warehouse within 21 days of when the replacement is shipped (don't worry - we'll remind you).

    • If the original isn't received within 21 days, we'll assume you wanted to keep both devices and will charge you for the replacement and express shipping fees, if applicable.

  • You must return all accessories (charger, cables, manual, etc.) with the defective device.

    • If components are missing, we will charge a nonrefundable missing parts fee as outlined here:

      • Battery: $20.00
      • Charger: $10.00
      • USB Cable: $3.00
      • SD Card: $5.00
      • Manual: $3.00
      • Other parts: at our discretion
  • Your defective device must be returned in good condition.

    • If the device is determined to have some type of damage that voids its warranty (e.g. liquid damage, 'modded' OS, etc.), we may charge a nonrefundable damage fee at our discretion.

    • Depending on the extent of the damage, this fee may be up to the full retail price of the device.

    • You will not receive the damaged device back - we will dispose of it on your behalf.

Our warranties expressly exclude certain categories of damages and uses of your phone. These exclusions, which we do not cover, include possible costs or damages for which you will not be reimbursed. These exclusions are as follows:

  • The limits of what we provide above relate to the device itself. We are not responsible for lost data or the time that you were without a device. We encourage you to back up your data regularly, as no one else will take responsibility for the restoration of any lost data. We are not responsible for any consequential damages, from the loss of your device, the loss of your data, or the time you were without your device.

  • We do not warrant any device for merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. These warranties are specifically disclaimed.

Some jurisdictions require us to list our exclusions in VERY LARGE LETTERING, just so you know that this is really important stuff. So here it goes:

EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THIS WARRANTY AND TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, TING IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY OR CONDITION, OR UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE; LOSS OF REVENUE; LOSS OF ACTUAL OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS (INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS ON CONTRACTS); LOSS OF THE USE OF MONEY; LOSS OF ANTICIPATED SAVINGS; LOSS OF BUSINESS; LOSS OF OPPORTUNITY; LOSS OF GOODWILL; LOSS OF REPUTATION; LOSS OF, DAMAGE TO OR CORRUPTION OF DATA; OR ANY INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE HOWSOEVER CAUSED INCLUDING THE REPLACEMENT OF EQUIPMENT AND PROPERTY, ANY COSTS OF RECOVERING, PROGRAMMING, OR REPRODUCING ANY PROGRAM OR DATA STORED OR USED WITH APPLE PRODUCTS AND ANY FAILURE TO MAINTAIN THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF DATA STORED ON THE PRODUCT. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION SHALL NOT APPLY TO DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS, OR ANY STATUTORY LIABILITY FOR INTENTIONAL AND GROSS NEGLIGENT ACTS AND/OR OMISSIONS. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

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