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Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus in Detail

News by Luke Jones on Monday October 27, 2014.

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Last week I told you about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus, a new version of the company's flagship smartphone, the normal GS5. I ragged on this handset a fair bit because I basically think it is a waste of time and is just Samsung trying to squeeze the last round of dollars from its handset during the holiday season.

I have received plenty of emails asking me why I am so down on the upcoming Galaxy S5, so I have decided to tell you everything we know about the device so far, and why you would be better off putting your money elsewhere.

The Device

There will be three different variants of the same device on the market, the Galaxy S5, the S5 LTE-A, and the S5 Plus. The new upcoming S5 Plus will land in right between the normal Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, getting a bump over the original device, but lacking some of the updated features of the LTE-A.


The Galaxy S5 arrived earlier in the year with a very good 1080p that was one of the best we have ever seen, however times change. With the LG G3 arriving with a Quad HD panel, a new dawn arrived and Samsung followed suit with the Galaxy S5 LTE-A. That handset is available in Korea and Europe, but only the Korean flavour gets a Quad HD panel. The Galaxy S5 Plus oddly arrives with the 1080p panel from the original S5 when really it should come with the newer QHD panel if Samsung really believes this is an updated and up-to-date version of the handset.


The first Galaxy S5 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 with 2GB of RAM, while the LTE-A and the Plus get a 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805, a chipset that is being used in all the best flagships on the market right now. This updated processing power is really the big selling point about the Galaxy S5 Plus, but the truth remains that most casual users would not tell the difference in performance.

LTE-A Connectivity

The Plus does get the LTE Advanced support that the normal GS5 does not have. However, considering this high speed LTE is only available in certain parts of the world, so what benefits you get from that will depend on your location.

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at degree level before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news, as well as overseeing the site's content and direction.

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