Samsung Galaxy S5 launched in India, to be priced between Rs 51,000 and Rs 53,000

Samsung has just launched the Galaxy S5 in India which will become available from 11th April. Samsung hasn’t revealed its price but has stated that it will be available at a price pegged between Rs 51,000 and Rs 53,000. We’d get the octa core variant of the device instead of the Snapdragon 801 variant. Let us take a look at its specifications:

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  • 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Exynos 5422 octa core processor which has four Cortex A15 cores clocked at 1.9 GHz and four Cortex A7 cores clocked at 1.3 GHz.
  • ARM Mali T628 MP6 GPU
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage which can be expanded by another 64GB
  • 16MP rear camera with a BSI sensor and LED flash alongside support for Ultra HD video recording, 2.1MP front camera
  • Infrared blaster and IP67 certification for water and dust resistance
  • It will get a slew of health related functionalities courtesy of S Health 3.0, Heart rate sensor and compatibility with the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit
  • 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0 LE, GPS, USB 3.0 and NFC for connectivity
  • 2800 mAh Battery
  • Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold
  • Price: Between Rs 51,000-53,000

The smartphone will go pre-ordering on 29th March and the final price will be revealed when it goes on sale. We think that Samsung has overdone the premium pricing this time around and the price seems ridiculously high for the specifications it packs in. Let us see how customers receive it and do drop in with your opinion as well regarding the device.

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  • Rama March 27, 2014 10:58 pm

    *According to me HTC had made the best smartphone in the form of HTC One 2013.The smartphone was really innovative and had a very good design.

    *The year also HTC has till now made the best smartphone named the All New HTC One a.k.a HTC One 2014.Now the only smartphones I am waiting for is the LG G3 and perhaps the moto x 2.After the G3 and moto x2 it would be clear as of which smartphone is the best.

    *HTC has improved almost everything about last years HTC One in this years All New HTC One except the camera.If the camera is removed almost all aspects of the All New HTC One are near perfection.

    *HTC has now included micro SD Card support and can support Micro SDXC 128 GB SD Card

    *The phone now has 90% metal and has by far the best design on an Android Phone.

    *The Display being LCD-3 is as usual gorgeous.

    *HTC has added a lot of motion gestures to this years One also.

    *Boom Sound speakers are as usual iconic and are now 25% louder.

    *Only area where HTC seems to be lacking is the camera.Although HTC has inroduced two cameras they havent really been useful.As far as reports go,it seems the depth sensing camera doesnt seem to work as promised and the feature of depth sensing is already present in Nokia phones with the help of software.Apart from that most tech authors are still annoyed that HTC hasnt increased the resolution of its Ultra-pixel camera from 4MP.The worse part is that HTC has removed OIS(Optical Image Stabilisation) support from this version of HTC One 2014.The HTC One 2013 had OIS support.Some tech authors have also called the dual camera a gimmick.But that does not mean that you cant click good quality photos at all.The photos captured by the HTC One 2014 will still be very good,its just that it wont be able to capture photos and videos with as much as detail as those 16 MP OIS cameras in other handsets.

    *So if camera is not a deal breaker for someone and they are able to respect other aspects of HTC One 2014 then its a no-brainer to pick one.The device is definitely one of the best in the market and continues HTC’s tradition of excellent craftsmanship.

    *As far as Samsung Galaxy S5 goes,I dont find any point in buying the device.If someone really has 50k to spend,spend it on other debices like Z2/One 2014/5S.Apart from that if someone is really peculiar about Samsung’s brand name then they can go with S4/S3.The Indian version of S3 is still a good device and has some good power.

    • ROHAN SINGH March 28, 2014 2:22 pm

      This year one Should consider One M8 or Z2 only. In most of the tests run by GsmArena Z2 was top then One M8 then S5. Z2 has 3GB RAM and One M8 has good looks.

  • Suvham March 27, 2014 10:53 pm

    If you compare the Galaxy S4 and S5 side by side, you’d get an idea that S5 is a minor upgrade to S5. S5 has a heart rate monitoring sensor which is pretty cool but i’d rather prefer to use a real heart rate monitoring device to get accurate results. Let’s sum it up.
    Samsung Galaxy S5 has a heart rate monitoring sensor, 3 MP more resolution than the S4, ISOCELL instead of BSI sensor in S4, S5 has 0.1″ screen bigger than S4, it has 200 mAh more battery than the S4, S5 has a new TouchWiz UI which Samsung claims is light on resources, Wifi + LTE download but the Indian variant is not having 4G support so excluding this, Samsung Galaxy S5 has two quad core processors which runs simultaneously compared to the S4 which has two quad core processor but only one runs at a time, S5 is dust and water resistant and S5 has a fingerprint scanner which can be used for banking if such app is created as Samsung has allowed third party access to the fingerprint sensor. That’s all. Samsung Galaxy S4 is retailing for 30K as of now in India and the S5 is priced at 52-53K, so the difference is, S5 costs 22-23K more than its predecessor which is quite huge as S5 is a minor upgrade over the S4 and worst part is, We Indians aren’t getting the Snapdragon 801 variant and moreover at this price, there’s no support for Indian 4G band. Also, the camera on S5 isn’t capable of beating the Lumia 1020 because of smaller sensor size and as physics always wins.

  • shuvu March 27, 2014 10:22 pm

    lol….. wr are samsung loverz…. samsung has lost itz way.. mmx htc Sony is gaining market share.. i relly feeel samsung dnt hav anythng now to put in thr celfones and samsung users are xpecting 1000 gb ram 100 ghz processorz and inva tubular battry with one month backup.. ppl dnt even dnt know itz fone not spaceship…

  • Abhishek March 27, 2014 9:28 pm

    Guys it seems like end of SAMSUNG era in india. It will only survive when these devises comes with contract basis . (Like rcom zero plan). People should go with NEXUS devises if they want ANDROID. Else at this price tag we will definitely go with APPLE.

  • Shuvam March 27, 2014 7:46 pm

    The FALL of Samsung begins with this!

  • Sugu March 27, 2014 5:37 pm

    Not at all worth for the bucks. Better go in for the HTC One M8! When S4 was released, the One M7 did not come up to it, but this time HTC has done it! Way to go! Samsung is just only copying others now, and has run out of ideas.. HTC One M8 #Innovation

  • MUKESH KUMAR March 27, 2014 5:23 pm

    samsung indians ko bevkuuf bana rahi he .america urope ko sanpdragon801 processer de rahi he.aou indian ko exynos.dont buy

  • anubhav11 March 27, 2014 4:14 pm

    stupid pricing + no 4g support= FAIL