Last week I gave a quicky review for the Sony Experia and everything it had to offer. This week I thought I'd touch on the Samsung Galaxy S5. I have linked articles before talking about the S5 when MWC2014 was going on, but now more information has surfaced so I thought it would be helpful to a quick review.
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There has been plenty of news surrounding this anticipated mobile device, such that pre-registrations broke 100k in under 2 days at T-mobile. Sure this isn't an actual pre-order, but the sheer amount of people interested in the phone is enough to create a headline
(Image provided by PC Advisor)
Before I go into specifics about what the S5 has to offer, I want list the basics:
The phone is estimated to cost around $650-$700 off-contract. Samsung announced at MWC2014 that the release date will be April 11th; however, major mobile carriers have yet to issue any new information regarding this date even though we're about a month away.
Moving on to the finer details of the phone, we do know that the S5 will retain a similar design to that of the S4, but it actually looks more like the Note 3 than anything. It's overall size is a bit larger and will debut with the android 4.4 while sporting a few new colors: electric blue, charcoal black, shimmer white, and copper gold.
(Image provided by PhoneArena)
Some other details include a slightly larger display (0.1 inches), a 16mp rear facing camera, front camera is 2mp, and has the ability to take 4k video.
Other interesting news to come is that it is IP67 water & dust resistant. This means that it's much more durable than the active version of the S4 and is on par with the Sony Experia Z series. However, the highlight would be the finger print scanner. Sure apple ha done it already, but they were limited to unlocking the phone and finalizing payments via itune purchases. Samsung has made it so that it includes secure payments using the scanner, like authorization with a Pay Pal payment, and the ability to access a private mode that no one else can get into.
One last detail to add on would be the bigger and better battery pack; a 4,000mAH to be exact. This blows out most other competitors as the closest one would be 3,600mAH.
More details will surface as the pre-order/release date nears, but the details that have been release make it a very promising predecessor to the S3 and S4. How it stacks against its competitors is a whole other story.
To find more information on the phone you can check out www.samsung.com/us/
You can also check out PC Advisor as they have a very in depth look into the phone. Link to the article HERE. Keep in mind that this might not reflect the US models.
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