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Pro Great 16 MP camera
The camera has good low-light performance, quick auto-focus (takes about 0.3 seconds), real-time HDR capabilities and can record 4K video.
Pro Beautiful 5.1" 1080p screen
The S5 has a bright 5.1" 1920x1080 AMOLED screen with excellent contrast, color accuracy and the ability to toggle between wide color gamut and accurate color.
Pro IP67 certified
S5 is IP67 certified, which allows the phone to be submerged in water for ~30 minutes without damage. It's also resistant to dust.
Pro Removable battery with great life
OPO has a 2800 mAh battery that according to Phonearena would drain in under 8 hours of typical use.
Pro Strong performance
The Galaxy S5 uses a Snapdragon 801 2.5 GHz CPU with 2GB of RAM and a 578MHz Adreno 330 GPU. The phone is capable of handling most software without a hitch.
Samsung also optimized software response times to touch improving the overall speed of the device. Although Samsung's sometimes extraneous software can lead to slowdowns.
Pro Expandable storage
Con Has bloatware and a questionable front-end interface called TouchWiz
Galaxy S5 comes with a lot of extra applications not present in stock Android and an alternative front-end touch interface called TouchWiz that changes much of the default functionality of Android.
Of the application included many duplicate the functionality of stock applications and essentially become useless taking up space and slightly slowing down the performance.
Con Annoying flap covers the charging port
Con Bland design
It's made from somewhat cheap feeling plastic.