The wait is finally over as Samsung has unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S5 at the Mobile World Congress 2014. Building up on the highly successful and wildly sold Galaxy S4, the new Galaxy S5 is quite an improvement over its predecessor.
The phone hosts a 2.5 Ghz quad-core processor with 2GB of Ram. To support the added firepower, the phone also boasts a bigger battery which samsung claims, will last 20% longer than Galaxy S4 on a single charge. So when it comes to the raw processing power, Samsung has once again ensured that its flagship phone has the best hardware in the competition.
The S5 has a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED panel sporting the same 1920×1080 pixel full HD resolution as before. Just like the S4, this offers superb visual quality, though with a slightly lower 430ppi pixel density. The display offers great contrast and brightness levels while colour reproduction is pretty amazing.
The phone has a 16 Megapixel camera at the back that also supports 4K video recording. The enhanced camera also offers real time HDR processing for further enhancing the photo quality. Overall, the camera interface has been improved and the picture quality is phenomenal.
For those of you wishing for something new in design, you’ll be disappointed as the phone retains most of the design features of its predecessor. The curves and the build is almost the same as the S4. However, the back has been redesigned with a new soft dimple finish. The phone is being offered in 4 colours, black, white, blue and gold. With the new finish, Samsung has finally gotten away with the plastic, glossy finish seen in the Galaxy line before.
So whats cool about the new Samsung Galaxy S5 other than increased processing power and a larger screen? Well, the phone has a fingerprint scanner embedded in the front home button. This fingerprint scanner will offer greater device security and privacy. Furthermore, there is even a heart rate monitor at the back of the phone that can be used to monitor your heart rate.
The phone runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat and hosts several Samsung specific apps like before. There are also some trivial changes to the front interface which distinguish it from the S4.
The Phone will hit the market in April of this year with the price tag still a secret. However, there is no doubt that the S5 will sell like a hot cake like its predecessor because it offers great refinements and is undoubtedly the best Android phone in the market right now.
Would you buy the new S5? Let us know in the comments section!
finnaly thay give a good phone after s3.
s4 is crap
I will absolutely buy the S5. I have the S4 now, and it is by far the best phone I have ever owned. The new features sound awesome, and the increased speed is always welcome. Sure, the iPhone is awesome, but for Android, the Samsung phones rock! I have many friends with iPhone who have said they wish they weren’t stuck in the Apple ecosystem, and they think the s4 is a sweet phone!
Meh…iphone is still way better.
I would buy the S5. I am a samsung fan. I now have the note 2 and really appreciate the features and functionality. Battery life is always an issue so glad to hear the S5 will improve in that area. Processing speed and memory are what I need since I use my phone extensively for business purposes.
S5 is the ugliest phone I’ve seen in my life I use s4 and it is a pretty good looking phone I just had the disappointment over its material used (plastic=cheap) although it packed loads of processing power! but s5 is utter utter ugly
had worst experience of life with s4 it had restarting issues got over heated and design wasnt good and somehow the phone always slipped through hands…not going any where near s5