|(Samsung Galaxy S5, credits: verge team)|
The Giant South Korean Mobile phone company with over 31 percent market share and with rivals unveiling the almost all kinds of features like fingerprint, Sony with high definition waterproof phone to beat each other. What will you do, if
you're a Samsung? Well, I know that's a difficult question, the answer is the NEW Samsung Galaxy S5. Like the new
Gear wearables, Samsung Galaxy S5 looks familiar, simple yet hold the features which stand out from competitors. But, if you're someone who want to see metal hardware, new look then be ready to get disappointed.
The Galaxy S5 is almost similar in look from front to Galaxy S4, the display is slightly larger with 5.1 inches, 1080p, Super Amoled panel. The only added feature is 'Finger Print Scanner' in home button quite similar to iPhone 5S, capacitive keys for multitasking, and Android's back option.
For many users, looks matter a lot. I mean one thing is for sure that if the phone looks great then it leaves a good first impression on customer. Same metal surrong like S4, with bits & pieces of improvement, samsung presents its new Galaxy S5. No new wow factor when it comes to design.
Positives: Grippable back and feels lot nicer in the hands
Integrated Fingerprint Scanner
Lookwise, Samsung S5 retained the same metal looking plastic surround with charging port USB 3.0 and integrated port cover for waterproofing. The new galaxy S5 is rated with IPV67 for water and dust resistance, which means now Galaxy S5 can be submerged in under 3 feet water for 30 minutes at a time. Cool? Well, don't say you've seen this in Xperia Z.
If you're a loyal samsung user, then you may be expecting a bit higher screen size but contrary to all rumours, Samsung Galaxy S5 is just 5.1 inch full HD superamoled version. Unlike expectations, its not massive.
USER INTERFACEThere are few improvements in the user interface, it's look more refreshing and easy to use. The major change is happened in the notification bar.
The new features like S finder and Quick connect allows you to move through the phone with faster speed. The Quick connect looks similar to google search with more information drawn from the web.
Another stand out feature of Quick connect is that you can DLNA stream from here and can make Galaxy S5 a really connected hub of the home similar to Apple's Air Drop and AirPlay
CAMERAOne thing which is not disappointing from Galaxy S5 is it's camera, not because it's 16MP now but the hardware ability to process and take pictures efficiently.
Samsung Galaxy S5 has excellent camera, it can capture a photo in 0.3 seconds.
The first time Galaxy S5 introduced Real time HDR(Rich tone)
The HDR gives visual representation of what picture looks like when high dynamic range is applied before pressing the shutter button.