Sprint Announces The Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport

By 11:11 Tue, 20 Jul 2021 Comments


Sprint has just introduced an exclusive new, previously unheard of variation of Samsung's Galaxy S5. It's called Galaxy S5 Sport and looks like it's halfway between the vanilla S5 and the S5 Active that was announced by AT&T last month.

The Galaxy S5 Sport has physical Android buttons on the front, like the S5 Active, but comes with an entirely recent design for its back cover. The textured body seems more rugged than that of the Galaxy S5, but isn't quite up to the standards of the S5 Active.




Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport

Furthermore, the carrier doesn't mention the S5 Sport having a military grade certification like the S5 Active (which you can acquire to know better by reading our review). That means you shouldn't expect the same level of protection from the elements in this case.

However, the recent phone does come with IP67 rating for dust and water resistance, just like the other two Galaxy S5 versions we mentioned. So it's dust tight, and can withstand being submerged in up to 1m of water for up to 30 minutes.

Spec-wise, this is identical to the Samsung Galaxy S5. So expect to see the same 5.1-inch Super AMOrganic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) touchclassy screen with 1080p resolution, the elegant Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset with 2.5 Giga Hertz (GHz) quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, and the heart rate monitor on the back.

The Galaxy S5 Sport has a 16MP rear capturing camera with Light Emitting Diode (LED) flash and a 2MP front snapper. Internal storage is 16GB, though expandable through the utilize of microSD cards.

All the usual connectivity options are in there, including 4G LTE (with support for Sprint Spark), Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and GPS. The handset has a 2800 mAh battery and it runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

Its dimensions are 144 x 74 x 8.9 mm, which create it bigger than the Galaxy S5 in every respect. It's as thick as the S5 Active, almost as wide as that, and just a tad shorter. It weighs 158g, and that figure again places it in between the S5 and the S5 Active.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport will become available at Sprint in Electric Blue and Cherry Red on July 25. You'll be able to grab one for $0 upfront (plus tax) followed by 24 monthly payments of $27.09 using Sprint's Easy Pay scheme. You can pre-register your interest for the recent smartphone on Sprint's dedicated page.

Starting on July 25 and for a limited time, if you buy a Galaxy S5 Sport you'll acquire $50 off the Gear Fit wristband.

The Galaxy S5 Sport is the launch device for Sprint's recent Fit Live health tracking initiative, which will bring you a year of MapMyFitness MVP for free. And you also acquire three or six months of Spotify Premium for absolutely nothing, depending on which Sprint plan you choose.

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