We take a look at the Verizon version of the Galaxy S5.  I unbox it, set it up and take a first look at the latest version of Touchwiz.

The S5 has some impressive specs.  Check them out below.


  • 16MP AF with Flash and Zero Shutter Lag Rear Facing Camera
  • Camera Modes: Auto, Beauty Face, Shot and more, Panorama, 3D Tour, Dual Camera, Download
  • Image Formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, WebP


  • 2MP Full HD Recording Front Facing Camera
  • Video Formats: AVI, WMV/ASF, FLV, MKV, MP4/3GP, WEBM, M4V, 3G2


  • Create and Manage playlists
  • Music/Audio Formats Supported: MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, OGG, AMR, 3GA/M4A, QCP, AWB, MID, MXMF, OGA, OTA, RTX, RTTTL, XMF, IMY, MIDI, WAV
  • Headset: 3.5mm Audio Jack

Bluetooth 4.0

  • Bluetooth® Profiles Supported: HSP, HFP, SPP, A2DP, AVRCP, OPP, PBAP, GAVDP, AVDTP, AVCTP, HID, PAN, MAP, GATT, DI, HOGP

Global Ready

  • Coverage in more than 200 countries. Customers must activate a Global feature to enable roaming outside of the U.S. in GSM and UMTS Networks.
  • International Roaming (CDMA) is available on all Verizon Wireless devices and does not require an activated SIM Card. (Global Feature is suggested)
  • For Outside of the U.S. Services, Rates, Coverage, please visitwww.verizonwireless.com/global


  • Global
  • Mobile Hotspot – Connect up to 10 Wi–Fi enabled devices in 4G or 5 in 3G
  • Wi–Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4GHz/5GHz, MIMO
  • Google Chrome for Android
  • Mobile Email: Verizon.net, MS Exchange, Yahoo, AOL, Windows Live Hotmail, POP3/IMAP, Gmail App
  • Verizon Preloaded Apps: Accessories, Amazon Suite (Appstore, Audible, IMDb, Kindle, Mobile, MP3), Caller Name ID, Cloud, Emergency Alerts, Isis Mobile Wallet, My Verizon Mobile, NFL Mobile, Slacker, Verizon Messages, Verizon Tones, Visual Voicemail, VZ Navigator, VZ Protect
  • Samsung Preloaded Apps: Calculator, Calendar, Camera, Clock, Contacts, Email, Flipboard, Gallery, Help, Memo, Messages, Music, My Files, POLARIS Office 5, S Health, S Voice, Settings, Smart Remote, Video, Voice Recorder
  • Google Preloaded Apps: Chrome, Drive, Gmail, Google (Search), Google+ (Photo), Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Movies & TV, Play Newsstand, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, Youtube
  • Shop, Pay & Save with Isis Mobile Wallet. NFC SIM required.
  • Device Software Update – over the air updates supported


  • Designed for What Matters–Experience more of your media with wide viewing angles and the 5.1–inch Full HD Super AMOLED® display that has more pixels per inch than other leading smartphones. With a stylish perforated pattern on the back, the Samsung Galaxy S® 5’s design is modern all around.
  • Quickly Capture the Action–Chronicle life as it happens with features that make the 16–megapixel camera ready to shoot in an instant. The fast Auto Focus and simple controls make it easy to frame and take split–second shots while Selective Focus puts more emphasis on your subject. Edit and enhance photos with Studio.
  • Get Help Staying on a Healthy Track– Built for an active lifestyle and packed with innovative features, the Galaxy S 5 tracks wellness from your distance walked right down to your heartbeat. Challenge friends and get healthy–eating advice with S Health™.
  • Made to Go Where You Go– Get peace of mind knowing that the Galaxy S 5 is protected when you exercise or get caught in a light rain. With an IP67 certification, the smartphone is resistant to sweat, rain, liquid, sand and dust.*
  • Stay Connected Longer– If the Galaxy S 5 battery runs low and you’re caught without a charger, you can extend its life with the Ultra Power Saving Mode. It changes the display to black and white and shuts down nonessential apps to minimize battery consumption.
  • Secure the Galaxy S 5 with Your Fingerprint– Protect your personal information with the simple–to–use Fingerprint Scanner. By moving your finger across the Home button, you can unlock the smartphone.
  • Use your Galaxy S 5 as a remote control with built–in IR Blaster
  • Embedded Ring Tones, Vibrate Alert & Silent
  • Multilingual User Interface: English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese
  • Smart Pause
  • Speakerphone
  • Video Chat Capable
  • TTY/TTD Compatible: Yes, on device
  • Text, Picture & Video Messaging with Threaded Feature


  • 5.1” Full HD sAMOLED Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 Touch Screen Display
  • 5.59” (H) x 2.85” (W) x 0.31” (D) inches
  • Weight: 5.11 oz.
  • Network: LTE Band 13/4 (700/1700 MHz), CDMA/1xEVDO Rev. A (800/1900 MHz)
  • Global Network: EDGE/GSM (850/900/1800/1900), HSPA/UMTS(850/900/1900/2100)
Operating System
  • Android 4.4, KitKat® & TouchWiz
Memory / Processor
  • 16GB on board memory + 2GB RAM/Supports up to 128GB microSD Card (sold separately)
  • Virtual QWERTY Keyboard with Swype
  • Standard 2800 mAH Lithium Ion Battery
  • Usage Time: Up to 27 hours
  • Standby Time: Up to 20 days
  • Head – 1.07 W/kg; Body– 1.47 W/kg
Hearing Aid Compatibility
  • M3/T3