Under the hood the Samsung Galaxy S5 revs with the Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat operating system and Touch Wiz feature that has been able to push the limits as to what exactly the mobile phone can achieve. In geek talk the processor has been laced with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 chip a quad core capable of processing data at speeds of 2500 MHz coupled with a 2GB RAM. Either way you choose to look at the figures, fact is that the phone is really fast comparable to some laptops available in some markets today.
The user should expect better contrast, superior colour accuracy, brighter display, profound black and white colours. The front camera has been retained at 2.1 mega pixels while the back camera has been upgraded to 16 mega pixels however the s5 boasts of being the first smart phone camera to use Phase detection Autofocus a feature found mostly in DSLR cameras. What this simply means is that the camera phone is able to focus much faster even in situations where contrast is not clear allowing the user to capture instant moments. To top it all off the S5 is able to shoot 4k videos with an unparalleled stabilization and resolution of 3840x2160 one would wonder why you ever thought of to buying a camera for your YouTube channel and Instagram account.
You've choosen to purchase the 32GB; the convenience of the s5 is that it allows you to expand the storage through the micro SD card slot up to a whooping 128GB. With the size of music files, videos and games nowadays you will need all that extra storage without compromising the integrity of your phone. Most of the mobile games being released in the market currently require a substantial amount of storage space. The large amount of storage space on the phone comes as a big plus to gamers and those who love to store files on their phones.
• Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE/3G HSPA
• 5.1" 16M-colour 1080p Super AMOLED touchscreen
• Android Kit Kat v4.4 with Touch Wiz UI
• 2GB of RAM
• 16 MP camera and LED flash
• 2 MP front-facing camera, 1080p video recording
• GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
• 32GB of built-in storage
• micro SD card slot
• IP67 certification for dust and water resistance
• Fingerprint scanner with PayPal supported payments
• microUSB 3.0 port with 2.0 backwards compatibility
• Bluetooth v4.0
• IR port for remote control functionality
• Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
• Accelerometer and proximity sensor
• Heart-rate monitor
• IR gesture sensor for Air gestures
• Smart gestures: Smart stay, Smart pause
• Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
• 2,800mAh battery
Some people don’t pay attention much on comprehend talk time and standby time of the battery. This is because we are all used to smartphones draining the charge quickly and charging sometimes more than once in a day. The 2800mAh battery on the S5 lasts longer and charges faster. The Ultra power saver mode allows you to maximize on remaining power to make important low power communication (calling and texting) and last for longer when the battery charge gets low. This is achieved by turning off all colours and restricting background data. This is feature is not only useful when the power is low but can come in handy when you need to conserve power during those moments the phone is not in use such as when one is sleeping.
The reviews online are overwhelming and with a 4.5 star rating on amazon most people have fallen in love with s5’s long battery life, better security, big screen, health app and a horde of other features that make the phone flexible to each user’s needs. The smart phone’s supreme durability thanks to the IPv6 certification, display, camera, design and features makes the Samsung Galaxy s5 a bitter pill for its competitors to swallow and a must have for every person who wants their phone to look the part and to do more with it.