Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Refining Android's Most Popular Phone

By on May 12, 2014, 2:18 AM
android, samsung, samsung galaxy, smartphone, galaxy s5

Another year, another Galaxy device. Since the release of the original Galaxy S in 2010, Samsung has been routinely refining their flagship formula through hardware upgrades, software polish and no shortage of gimmicks. We typically see larger displays, more cores, bigger megapixel counts, larger batteries and interesting new additions with every release. As you'd expect, 2014’s Galaxy S5 does little to break away from this formula.

On the hardware front, there's a small bump in display size to 5.1-inches, the Snapdragon 600 SoC of the Galaxy S4 is swapped out for the newer Snapdragon 801, and a 16-megapixel camera on the back offers 4K video recording. Nothing major, just improvements in all the key areas.

But this wouldn’t be a Samsung handset without a few additions. The Galaxy S5 includes a fingerprint reader in the home button, a heart rate sensor on the back, and the entire device is IP67 water resistant, making it tougher than ever.

Read the complete review.

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