Specs summary

Screen
5.1"

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo's screen is 5.1 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.6GHz

There is a Samsung Exynos Octa core 1.6 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (Update Available: 6.0 Marshmallow) operating system (OS).

Camera
16+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2800mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2800 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 16.3 days standby time, 900 minutes (2G), 900 minutes (3G), 780 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.



The S5 Neo is the Galaxy S5 reborn, but it's faster, has better battery life and is much cheaper.

- Jonathan Bray , Alphr 

Its battery life and display are still first in class, but at this price the Galaxy S5 Neo faces stiff competition.

- Katharine Byrne , Expert Reviews 

Reviews summary

8.5/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 8 reviews

Rebooting the wildly popular Galaxy S5, Samsung is releasing a nearly untouched version of the phone in the Galaxy S5 Neo. Does the reduced price and slightly tweaked features make this old flagship favorite competitive again?

Let’s see what reviews are saying!

It’s important to note that the phone features are almost identical to the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Notable changes include:

- The leather rear panel is replaced with a plastic shell. However, it’s not removable allowing you to swap batteries for extra juice when needed.
- You no longer need to put flaps and plugs into the various ports to maintain water resistance.
- The processor in the new handset is an octa-core 1.66GHz Exynos processor. Reviews on the processor were mixed. The general consensus is that for typical usage, the processor performs slightly better than the Snapdragon used in the S5. However, a weaker graphics processor in the Neo means gaming isn’t as strong.
- The front-facing camera is upgraded from 2MP to 5MP. Reviews on the camera are positive.
- No IR transmitter
- No fingerprint scanner

Otherwise, you’re getting the same screen, storage and other features from the Samsung Galaxy S5. For more on what to expect, check out our previously published summary!


Reviews (8.5/10 Avg. rating)


Alphr

The S5, rebooted

from Alphr
In the final analysis, it’s impossible not to be impressed with the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo. If you can get on with the design, which isn’t the most attractive in the world, its combination of performance, battery life, camera quality and a reasonable price make it nearly unbeatable... Full review
Canadian Reviewer

Has a lot going for it

from Canadian Reviewer
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo is a great option for anyone considering a contract-free midrange device that has dust and water resistance, microSD expansion and a removeable, user-replaceable battery... Full review
Expert Reviews

A new[ish] Galaxy with microSD

from Expert Reviews
In some respects, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo is a reminder of just how good the original Galaxy S5 was. It had an incredible battery life, a great camera and a gorgeous display, and for some, this will be more than enough reason to choose this over its closest rival, the Nexus 5X. The OnePlus 2 is another handset for your shortlist, it's significantly faster and cheaper at £289 but it's also considerably bigger, which might put off some... Full review
Notebookcheck

A sophisticated smartphone with good core features

from Notebookcheck

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo is "recycling" on a very high level. The previous flagship smartphone has been improved in some respects, but the performance of the SoC is reduced and some features have been removed.

Positive aspects of the Galaxy S5 Neo are still the sturdy chassis, the great display, the comprehensive software equipment and the long battery runtimes. The smartphone is still waterproof, but does not need the annoying covers anymore. Samsung has also improved the cameras – the results are actually quite nice. Only the video options are limited. Unlike the current... Full review

Laptop Media

The good old S5 with something on the side

from Laptop Media
Galaxy S5 Neo is a refreshed version of the standard Galaxy S5. The main difference between the two devices is in the SoC as the newer model boasts an Exynos CPU, which provides slightly better overall performance, but at the same time has a very positive impact on battery life. Speaking of which, the device performed great in most battery tests and we we’re also pleased with the low temperatures of the device, even after prolonged usage. The user interface offers many modes, features and pre-installed apps that should be enough to satisfy your needs... Full review
Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo is a perfect smartphone. Display is beyond comparison as it gives you brighter, Clearer & sharper image every time. Its 16MP camera is best to take perfect pictures, you can click very clear pictures even in low light conditions. The phone runs on Octa-Core processor that allow... More

Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo is a perfect smartphone. Display is beyond comparison as it gives you brighter, Clearer & sharper image every time. Its 16MP camera is best to take perfect pictures, you can click very clear pictures even in low light conditions. The phone runs on Octa-Core processor that allows you to perform multiple tasks without being hanged & is really very fast.

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Great Smartphone From Samsung

I am writing this review after using phone for 2 months & I am finding it really awesome. Before using this I was on Micromax Canvas. Micromax model shows performance issues even from the first months. Then I switch back to Samsung & then I feel nothing is compared to the brand. Talking about its sp... More

I am writing this review after using phone for 2 months & I am finding it really awesome. Before using this I was on Micromax Canvas. Micromax model shows performance issues even from the first months. Then I switch back to Samsung & then I feel nothing is compared to the brand. Talking about its specifications, Phone's performance is excellent. Fully loadded with all the latest features. Haven't faced any heating & hanging issues till now. Display is awesome. Interface is very clear & sharp. Best camera for perfect pictures.

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Meghan

This phone is a downgrade from the s4

This phone is very slow, it freezes frequently, the screen randomly blacks out. Another thing I miss from the S4 is the continuous swipe on the app screen I can't go from the4th to first screen I have to swipe back through each page. I'm not a tech person and not the greatest with electronics, howe... More

This phone is very slow, it freezes frequently, the screen randomly blacks out. Another thing I miss from the S4 is the continuous swipe on the app screen I can't go from the4th to first screen I have to swipe back through each page. I'm not a tech person and not the greatest with electronics, however this phone is a disaster compared to my old S4.

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