Samsung Galaxy S5 Accessories

April 29, 2014
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The Samsung Galaxy S5 was one of the most eagerly awaited smartphones of 2014, and while initial reactions were mixed, especially with regards to the soft touch plastic back cover with a perforated design, the Galaxy S5 still offers the best of everything currently available, with its beautiful, vivid display, top of the line specifications, a great camera, and as is the case with every Samsung flagship, a device that is packed to the brim with features. We’ve already taken a look at some of the best cases available for this device, and to help you get the most out of this feature-packed smartphone, here’s a roundup of some of the best accessories available for the Samsung Galaxy S5!

Best Galaxy S5 Cases & Covers

Samsung Wireless Charging Cover for Samsung Galaxy S5

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Since the Galaxy S5 does not come with wireless charging in-built, you’ll the Samsung Galaxy S5 Wireless Charging Cover, which is a back plate that replaces the back cover of the phone, but maintains the same design language and slim profile of the original. Utilizing the Qi global standard for inductive charging, you can now charge your device by placing it on any qi wireless charging pad. In addition, Samsung has incorporated sealing rubber into the battery cover to retain the dust and water resistance feature of the phone.

NewNow Samsung Galaxy S5 3200mAh Extended Battery Cover Charger Case

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The NewNow battery case for the Samsung Galaxy S5 features an ultra-thin design and perfect dimensions, that make it very light and convenient to carry, along with allowing for easy installation and removal. The flip case cover protects your device, and includes a stand for propping up the device in landscape orientation. The extended battery offers a capacity of 3,200 mAh, and can charge your device fully in 4-5 hours, and features LED indicators to show the available charge in the battery bank.

Verus Samsung Galaxy S5 Case [Thor]

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The Verus Thor case features dual layer protection, with a polycarbonate hard shell outer layer and a soft TPU core. The outer hard shell comes with a matte finish coating for added grip and to keep scratches away, but with glossy accents around the camera and heart rate monitor for added style, and features a perforated design to preserve the look of the Galaxy S5. The inner TPU layer is designed in a spider web pattern for better shock absorption, with the lower surface coming with a glossy finish. A raised lip around the display on the front and the camera and HRM at the back ensures the phone will be scratch free when placed on a surface, and the reinforced corners offer even better protection in case of an accidental drop. Numerous colour options include crimson red (pictured), white, lime, hot pink, copper gold, electric blue, black, and silver.

Cruzerlite Bugdroid Circuit Galaxy S5 Case

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The Cruzerlite Bugdroid Circuit cases are made from shock absorbent and scratch resistant TPU, and adds practically no bulk to the device. A raised bezel around the front of the phone protects the screen while face down. Precise cutouts allow easy access to all ports, features, speakers, the volume rocker, and power button. The Bugdroid Circuit is available in numerous color options, including black (pictured), blue, orange, pink clear, and purple to name a few, and of course, features the bugdroid circuit design on the back.

Galaxy S5 Screen Protectors

ArmorSuit MilitaryShield - Samsung Galaxy S5 Screen Protector

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The ArmorSuit is a military grade screen protector which features exceptional clarity and UV protection to prevent yellowing of your Galaxy S5. The screen protector is made from the same protective film material used to protect helicopters, military aircrafts and space shuttles. MilitaryShield® is also equipped with “self-healing” properties to ensure a long lasting product. The self-healing technology works to constantly eliminate minor scratches on the film.

Comes with:

  • 1 MilitaryShield® for your device,
  • 1 spray bottle solution
  • 1 squeegee,
  • 1 microfiber cloth
  • installation instructions

amFilm Samsung Galaxy S5 Screen Protector Premium HD Clear (Invisible)

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The amFilm Clear HD screen protectors doesn’t distort the natural colors or high resolution display of the Samsung Galaxy S5, and protects your screen from daily scratches, dust, and scrapes. With a self-adhering surface, the film is designed for easy installation and zero-to-minimal bubbles during application. The package includes a squeeze card to remove the occasional bubble easily, and a microfiber cleaning cloth, along with 3 Premium HD Clear screen protectors. The amFilm screen guards also come with lifetime replacements.

i-Blason Samsung Galaxy S5 Screen Protector -HD Clear Bubble Free Reusable HD Clear Prime

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The i-Blason screen protector is designed to perfect fit the device screen and completely covers the front of the smartphone, with precise cutouts allowing full access to the controls, while protecting your screen from daily scratches, dust, scrapes, and normal signs of wear. All i-Blason Screen protectors are made of the highest quality Japanese PET Film. The product comes with the tools necessary for a quick and easy installation, and guarantees 100% bubble free installation. The screen protector is also reusable, and leaves no sticky residue when removed.

Spigen Samsung Galaxy S5 Screen Protector Glass Slim

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Spigen is one of the most trusted case manufacturers in the world. They also make screen protectors. You can call this product the Lamborghini of screen protectors. If you have the extra bucks to shell out you will get top notch quality. The Spigen screen protector features Hard coated (8H-9H) material offering maximum scratch protection. Delicate touch, no lag or delays when touching the screen. The screen has a oleophobic coating which keeps away fingerprints, smudges and oils.

Battery Extension

Anker Astro E5 15000mAh Dual USB Portable Charger

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Even with the option of carrying around spare batteries for your Android device, if you are truly worried about power, especially if you’re on the road for long periods of time, an external power bank is always a good idea, and the Anker Astro E5, with its whopping 15,000 mAh capacity, is as good as they get.

The large capacity means that you can get multiple charges for your Android phone before needing to recharge the power bank, and the availability of dual USB ports allows you to charge two devices simultaneously.

This power bank is certainly expensive, but will take away any fears you may have with regards to battery life.

Anker Astro Mini 3000mAh Ultra-Compact Portable Charger

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External power banks are incredibly useful in a pinch, but if you’re not looking to invest as much money as is required for high capacity power banks, or to lug around a big power bank, such as the Anker Astro E5 above, the Anker Astro Mini is definitely a good choice.

Providing a capacity of 3,000 mAh, this power bank will let you charge the 2,800 mAh battery of your Android phone once, The lipstick-sized, ultra compact design means that this power bank is also extremely portable, To add a touch of style, the Anker Astro Mini is available in various colour options, including black, white, pink, and silver.

Hyperion Samsung Galaxy S5 / SV (SM-G900) Dual Replacement (2x) 2800mAh Batteries

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The 2800 mAh Hyperion batteries are manufactured to the same specs and top grade materials as the OEM battery, and you can continue using the existing back cover. Also included is a spare wall/USB charger to always keep one battery at full charge. The battery charger has a Smart LED that shows charging status, and allows for a quick charge with automatic constant current control that prevents the battery from overcharging, short circuit, and electronic shock. The batteries come with a 2 year warranty.

Wireless Charging

PowerBot PB1020 Qi Enabled Wireless Charger Inductive Charging Pad Station

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The PowerBot Qi-enabled Wireless Charger is a compact and easy to use charger, and is compatible with all Qi-enabled smartphones. The device can be placed on the pad at any angle, with a beep indicating that the device is charging. An anti-slip grip holds the device in place, and LEDs display charging status. The PowerBot Wireless Charging Pad is available in different colour combinations to suit your style.

RAVPower Qi-Enabled [2-in-1] Wireless Charger / 4800mAh External Battery Pack

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The RAVPower 2-in-1 wireless charging pad and external battery bank is portable and features a 4,800 mAh capacity to charge your smartphone wirelessly on the go. There is a grey rubber ring that stops the phone from sliding off if kept at an angle. A beep is sounded when the device has connected and is charging your smartphone, and features blue LED indicators to show the status of the in-built battery of the charging pad.

HOETECH Qi Wireless Charger Kit for Galaxy S5

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Since the Samsung Wireless Charging Cover is still not yet available and you’re looking for a solution, the CHOE Qi Wireless Charging Kit is what you’re looking for. The package comes with a wireless charger coil receiver that connects under the back cover of your phone, that allows you to then charge the phone with any qi enabled charging pad, which is also included. An LED indicator on the wireless charging pad shows when the device is charging, and it is very easy to align the device on the charging pad.

Desktop Docks & Car Mounts

iOttie One Touch XL Windshield Dashboard Car Mount Holder

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The iOttie One Touch XL Car Mount has an easy one touch feature that allows for mounting and releasing of the device with just the push of a finger. Thanks to its super strong sticky gel pad, the One Touch Car Mount sticks securely to most smooth flat surfaces, as well as most non-curved surfaces, and yet is still easily removable. The gel pad is washable, and returns it to a like-new condition. Its 360° rotation allows for quick portrait and landscape positions and lets you choose your optimal viewing angle.

EZOPower Micro-USB Dock Cradle Desktop

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The EZOPower microUSB 3.0 desktop cradle features a compact and portable design, and holds the smartphone at a convenient angle for easy and convenient access (in portrait orientation) while on your desk. This desktop dock allows you to sync your device with your PC/laptop while charging your smartphone at the same time. A detachable face plate allows you to charge the phone with or without a case on. The dock also comes with a second slot to charge a spare battery.

Car & Travelling Chargers

Original Samsung micro-USB 3.0 Charging Data Cable

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If you are looking to speed up the time it takes to charge your Galaxy S5 then you should consider the USB 3.0 OEM Charger. The USB 3.0 supports speeds of up to 4Gbit/s meaning you can transfer HD videos to your phone in seconds rather than minutes.
USB 2.0 ports only support up to 500mAh which means charging will take 6 – 7 hours, this data cable from Samsung supports 800mAh over USB 3.0 nearly halving the charge time

Anker® 24W Portable Dual-Port USB Car Charger

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If you spend time in your car, it’s a good idea to pickup a car charger to charge your Android device while you drive. The Anker dual charger provides 2 ports, a USB port and a direct connection micro usb wire that will fit directly into your Android gadget. The Anker car charger also uses what it calls “PowerIQ technology” which intelligently identifies each connected device and sends to it the correct amount of power. Which guarantees the fastest charge time for your Android phone or tablet. Anker knows power and has one of the most trusted names for battery packs. I recommend this car charger.

MicroSD Cards

Transcend 32GB MicroSDHC Class10 UHS-1 Memory Card

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Transcend’s microSDHC Class 10 UHS-I memory cards feature the next-generation Ultra High Speed Class 1 (UHS-I) specification. Utilizing this advanced UHS-I interface, these cards ensure the best possible performance when running memory-intensive apps, and can realize blazing-fast read/write transfer rates of up to 45Mb/s. This incredible speed not only helps you capture smooth Full HD video and high-speed consecutive camera shots, but also launches smartphone apps noticeably faster. For added convenience, Transcend offers a combo package that includes a microSDHC Class 10 UHS-I card together with a full-size SDHC adapter. Available storage sizes range from 16 GB to 64 GB.

SanDisk Ultra 64GB MicroSDXC Class 10/UHS-1 Memory Card

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Add up to 128 GB of storage to your Samsung Galaxy S5 or other smartphones and tablets while taking advantage of fast app performance with the SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Card. The card’s UHS Speed Class 1 rating facilitates Full HD1 video capture while transfer speeds of up to 30 MB/s keep up with the demands of mobile applications. Additionally, the SanDisk Memory Zone app makes it easy to access and back up all the media you store in your phone’s memory and your memory card. This card comes with a SD adapter so you can also use it with SDXC card slots. Available options range from 16 GB to 128 GB.

Smartwatch & Wearables

Samsung Gear Fit Fitness Tracker

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Experience the latest technology with Samsung Gear Fit Black Smart Watch. This smart watch operates a wide variety of functions without reaching for your Samsung Galaxy S5. It gives instant notification of texts, calls, emails and third party applications. The watch’s heart rate monitor give you real time coaching and motivation to maintain and accomplish your health and fitness goals. Buy the Samsung Gear Fit Black Smart Watch!

Samsung Gear 2 Neo Smartwatch

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The Samsung Gear 2 Neo offers features that are very similar to Gear 2, with the noticeable difference being that the Neo device is built entirely from plastic, as opposed to the plastic of the Gear 2. So while the Neo is slightly larger, it is a lot lighter than the Gear 2. The Gear 2 Neo also does not come with a camera. Because of these differences, the Gear 2 Neo is also cheaper than the Gear 2.

Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch

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The Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch allows you to make and receive calls and read more on a large sAMOLED display, making communication smooth and seamless. It enables you to receive instant notifications from your phone and apps, plus a variety of third party apps. With the built-in camera, Gear 2 equips you to easily capture and record day to day moments as they happen with its FHD stillshot and 720p video recording. The Samsung Gear 2, with its built-in Heart Rate Sensor, S Health features, and pedometer, track your daily pattern of exercise to give you customized real time coaching to help you achieve your goals. You also get an IR blaster to control your Smart TV.

User Reviews

  • Hans Van Nieuwenhuyse

    I love the Wireless Charging Cover!
    Why didn’t they integrate it in the standard model?

  • deidre

    The NewNow battery case is designed for the “Galaxy S6,” according to the description. I’m thinking this is a typo?

  • Vec Tron

    As far as the best Galaxy S5 car mount, so far I’m VERY impressed with Anker Mobile Grip 2, and even reviewed it in detalis on XDA with my S5: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2732573