It’s almost a year since Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S4.
With that being said, a lot can happen in a year. Especially when it comes to technology.
So it is only fair that Samsung upgrades its flagship in every year.
Behold the Samsung Galaxy S5, the ultimate cellphone as of today. But what makes the S5 better than S4? Let’s run the specs to find out.
- 2.5GHz Quad core application processor
- 16MP Camera
- It’s dust and water resistant
- Finger scanner
- Heart rate scanner
Looks like a little upgraded S4 but wait a minute, did they say finger and heart rate scanner?
Well yes, the heart rate monitor tracks your pulse and sends the data to the Samsung Health app, it monitors your fitness and can also count steps taken and calories burned.
The finger print scanner is embedded in the home button, what this allows you to do is unlock your phone with it and also make payments via Paypal using this secure method. You can also have the phone on private mode, hiding content from other people and then making it visible by swiping your finger on the scanner.
The video autofocus has also been upgraded making it the fastest we’ve ever seen in a mobile, like ever.
The camera is 16MP as we said before, a little upgrade but the video has been upgraded to 4K and if you have no idea what that means, in short it means that you can play the video on your TV without it looking stretched. Slow motion capture is also available in the Galaxy S5 camera. The video autofocus has also been upgraded making it the fastest we’ve ever seen in a mobile, like ever.
The thing we like the most though is the simplest one. The few times a year you find yourself unable to charge your phone, it now features a power saving like never before. The battery is about to go dead, what does the S5 do? It changes the color of your screen to black and white, also disabling any services besides phone calls and text messages. Samsung claims that if you put the phone on standby when you have 10% left of your battery, it should last you around 24 hours until it runs out of juice.
In short the new Galaxy is lighter, bigger, faster and cooler than ever!
Samsung Galaxy S5
Price not announced but launching globally on April 11th