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Samsung Galaxy S5 teardown
Samsung’s Galaxy S5 may not look all that different from the Galaxy S4 on the outside, but on the side it’s a completely different animal. There’s lots of hardware upgrades, a redesigned interior, and a whole new way to open the case and replace a broken screen.
In this Cracking Open gallery, I walk you through the process of disassembling the Galaxy S5 and give you a tour of the internal hardware. For a detailed analysis of the teardown, check out my article and video, Galaxy S5 teardown: New design makes repairing a cracked screen much easier.
Cracking Open Galaxy S5: Box contents
Along with the handset, you’ll find a charging adapter, cable, battery, and product documentation in the Galaxy S5’s box.
Cracking Open Galaxy S5: Dimensions and specs
Our AT&T model with LTE has a quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 SoC from Qualcomm. On models without LTE, Samsung uses its own Exynos 5422 SoC.
All versions have a 5.1-inch 1080p HD AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage, a microSD card slot, a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, NFC support, IR blaster, and a brand new fingerprint sensor.
Cracking Open Galaxy S5: Compared to the Galaxy S4
The S5 is slightly larger and heavier than last year’s S4.