Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 vs.
Samsung Galaxy S5: Specs of the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 include dual-SIM capabilities and a sturdy built.
It’s offered for a budget-friendly price as well and doesn’t have the same premium features as the Samsung Galaxy S5.
In this review we pit these two handsets in terms of design, display, battery life, camera and price.
Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 overview BUILT & DESIGN: Unveiled last year and has been officially succeed by the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 this year, the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 is a hybrid of the Samsung Galaxy S2 and Samsung Galaxy S3.
Dimensions of the S Duos 2 are 121.5 x 63.1 x 10.6 mm and weighs 118 grams.
The unit has dual-sim capabilities and is considered a budget-friendly handset.
Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 runs on a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and is deemed to pretty decent when it comes to app compatibility.
DISPLAY: The S Duos 2 has a capactive TFT touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.
Its pixel density is 222 ppi.
Though it’s not the best in industry, the color density and brightness of the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 is workable, according to Streetwise Tech.
BATTERY LIFE: The Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 is powered with a small Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery and has a total talk time of over 8 hours.
However, if the unit is used extensively, it could last for as little as 3 hours.
CAMERA: The dual-SIM handset has a 5MP camera with LED flash and a VGA front-facing camera.
The device’s camera can capture videos at 720P and 30 FPS.
Samsung Galaxy S5 overview BUILT & DESIGN: Unveiled on February 24, 2014 and officially made available the month after, the Samsung Galaxy S5 sports a brand new perforated design for the rear cover, which is also removable.
Its also has metal trimmed edges and a polycarbonate body.
The rear cover for the Samsung Galaxy S5, compared to previous flagships, is more solid and has a higher quality plastic making the back of the phone feel more structured, according to a review by Streetwise Tech.
The S5 weighs at 145 grams, a bit heavier than the Samsung Galaxy S4 by 15 grams and its dimensions are 142 x 72.5 mm or 5.6 x 2.85 inches.
DISPLAY: The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a 5.1-inch screen with a 1080P display and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
It has an impressive pixel density of 432 and have a Super AMOLED screen.
BATTERY LIFE: The Samsung Galaxy S5 is packed with a 2800 mAh battery, which according to a Phone Arena spec sheet would last an average of 11 hours for talk time, 20 days for stand-by time and 15 hours for 3G.
CAMERA: A review from Streetwise Tech indicated that the front and rear camera of the Samsung Galaxy S5 has received upgrades this year, now bearing a 16MP rear camera and a 2.1MP front-facing camera for selfies.
A quick look at Amazon reveals that the price of a new and unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 is pegged at around $588.99.