Samsung Galaxy S5

samsung S5

Features

Samsung Galaxy S5 released in April 2014 and is one of the few phones with access to the battery-unit. It is now available for as good as Rs.21919 on online shopping websites. This phone comes with a fine call quality and even the speaker is loud and clear.

 Its dimensions are- 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm (5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 in) weighs 145g (5.22 oz) and is 8.1mm thickness.

Display- It has a super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors; the screen size is 5.1 inches (~69.6% screen-to-body ratio). Its resolution is 1080×1920 pixels (~432 ppi pixel density)

Protection- Corning Gorilla Glass 3 – TouchWiz UI

Platform- this works on Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.0 (Lollipop)

Internal memory is 2GB RAM and comes in 16/32 GB

Camera- It has a 16MP rear camera and 2MP front camera.

Sensors- this device has sensors like Fingerprint, compass, gyro, gesture, accelerometer, barometer and heart rate

It has a Li-lon 2800 mAh battery and comes in a variant of colors like Copper Gold, Charcoal Black, Electric Blue, Shimmery White

Functionality and Performance

This Smartphone launched with many innovations like water resistance, fingerprint reader and heart rate sensor. Its screen size is slightly larger than its predecessors. The 16 MP camera is an improvement from Galaxy S4’s 13-MP. The much hyped automatic scrolling feature when the phone is tilted didn’t get the appreciation it hoped. The phone scrapped out the less useful features of S4 and rearranged the layout and settings for convenience. One feature is that one button combines many features and gives options of the more applicable ones. This phone comes with a private mode and kids mode to make it more user- friendly.

 The hitch is the plastic back that deems it cheap in front of iPhones and HTCs.

Verdict

Overall it is a good Smartphone. It has fantastic camera, much improved battery life and performance. Newly added innovative features of software makes it a good option. This Smartphone is compatible with gear accessories by Samsung. The downside of this Smartphone is that it is an expensive option and newer handsets are offering similar features at better value of price. The heart rate monitor is also said to be an unreliable feature.

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