Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

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Galaxy S5Samsung Mobile, a name spoken across the world, has delivered another powerhouse smart phone for the world to enjoy. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the phone you have longed for since the days of the first cement block sized cellular phone. The Android phones of yesteryear are nothing compared to the sleek design and sexy technology that this device can place in your hand.

The excitement grew fast for the S5. The Best Buy Galaxy S5 Page was first to appear after the release dates where announced. All the Major carriers are or will be offering this fantastic piece of technology.

What makes it such a great buy? Well, the first thing to consider is that it follows the leap-frog innovation cycle that Samsung has become known for. The S3 was a major jump in technology over the S1. The S4 was a major improvement of the S2. Now, the S5 is a clear leap forward ahead of the S3. This allows people to choose to somewhat less awesome, but still amazing, S4 if they don't wish to purchase the newer model. However, the S5 is still a modest improvement over the S4 and as such can be seen as the best Android phone between the two options.

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The Galaxy S5 Specs are:

  • Size: 142 x 72.5 x 8.1
  • Weight: 145g
  • 5.1-inch FHD Super AMOLED display (1920 x 1080 resolution)
  • 2.5GHz quad-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16/32GB of memory
  • microSD support up to 64GB
  • 16-megapixel camera with UHD 4K video recording at 30fps and various software features
  • 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera
  • LTE Cat 4 (150/50Mbps) support
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80 MIMO (2×2) Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0 BLE/ANT_
  • USB 3.0
  • NFC
  • IR Remote
  • 2800mAh battery
  • IP67 Dust and Water Resistant
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Heart rate sensor
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat with various software features on top including Ultra Power Saving Mode, Download Booster, S Health 3.0, Quick Connect, Private Mode, Kids Mode

Beyond the intense development cycle of the Samsung devices there are many sleek and sexy features to consider. One of the best features is the water resistance of this mobile phone. The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a rating of IP67. This means that it will be highly resistance to water immersion up to one meter, or roughly four feet. Some people have taken video footage underwater to test this concept. This is not a massive improvement of the S4 but it makes for one more reason that the S5 should be the smart phone of choice. It maintains what made the previous iteration great while moving forward. This water resistance is important because it will greatly improve the capacity to use the phone during storm related roadside emergencies, accidents that cause you to be immersed in water, and the dust won't build up inside either. So, now that you know that this Android device won't simply melt if a little water or dust flies its way it is time to consider its internal structure.

What makes it the best Android phone to buy for actual use? Well, start with the new Android 4.4 operating system code named, "KitKat". The candy and sweet treat theme used by Android operating systems has continued with this latest iteration and its inclusion makes the Samsung Galaxy S5 all the sweeter for it. There is more to consider, however. The 5.1 inch screen allows you to use this bit of technological wonder to watch videos, easily read messages and to separate those hard to touch links without the frustrations of a smaller device. Who hasn't tried to click a link on a social networking site and continually activated the wrong one due to the way those links stack for mobile phones? Exactly, this won't be as much of an issue with a larger device.

What could be the best update to Galaxy S is the Finger Print Scanner. One drawback that users of earlier Phones had is the way you unlock it. Smartphones increasingly holds more information so security has become ever more important. Simply swipe the touch screen in the default mode.Unless you set up one of the other custom security features anyone can simply swipe and get all your information. Finger Print technology is the natural step in the right direction.

Heart Rate Monitor to improve your health. Use your Cell Phone when exercising? People who take wellness and health to the next level use heart rate monitors. Until recently many devices where bulky and you had to strap something on your chest. The Galaxy S5 has a heart rate monitor built in. When paired with the New Galaxy Gear Fit users have a personal training powerhouse. The Heart Rate Monitor also enables companies like FitBit and Nike to improve their product and Apps.

Do you like to take photos and make videos with your mobile devices? Samsung delivers a high-end smartphone experience by offering you the opportunity to utilize a 16 megapixel rear facing camera. Take underwater photos as some have done (not recommended), take high-resolution images, and make funny videos that poke fun at the establishment, or simply use it to embarrass your friends. The power is in your hand! The look of the phone is very, well, Samsung. The device has the well-known home button and the expected bezels of their devices. While the bezels are slightly larger than some might like, but this does prevent a lot of accidental issues such as placing fingers on the edge of the screen to activate unintended links or apps.

The sweet spot of this device is not the look it sports, which is admittedly rather hot, but the visuals that the screen provides. This Samsung device provides true 1080p HD Super AMOLED visual display. This is a very sharp and well defined visual experience that only upper level smartphones tend to provide. Add the adaptive display technology that Samsung has updated to this visual powerhouse capacity. Suddenly you have a truly stellar smartphone capable of high-resolution viewing that allows for optimal viewing in any lighting condition.

Do you like to use your Android phones outside but find it difficult? There is no problem! Is it dark and most screens blind you? Forget about it, there's no problem there either! Low light, bright light, no light; it doesn't matter because the Samsung Galaxy S5 is ready and able to bring the sexy. The only question is, "Can you handle it?"