The Samsung Galaxy S5 features the latest in hardware and software. You can find a powerful processor quad-core, Android 4.4 KitKat and a powerful camera. Additionally, Samsung decreases slightly customizing your interface to provide a little more consistent with pure Android experience and reduces the number of preinstalled applications.
The Galaxy S5 is not a major upgrade from the previous model. Includes a fingerprint reader that fails to demonstrate a need for efficiency and the heart rate monitor is something that most users will not use every day. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is mostly a small update that will definitely make it stand as the best phone of the year, but its design is still lagging behind other cell phones like the HTC One M8.
The new Samsung phone, the Galaxy S5 arrives to replace one of the best phones in the world, improving some components, adding a heart rate monitor, and a fingerprint reader, as well as the latest Google operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat.
As for design, the Samsung Galaxy S5 no major developments and be very familiar to those who currently have the Samsung Galaxy S4. The buttons remain in the same location, plus all the other important aspects of cell phone.
Among the main novelties you find that in the rear is a rare flash, mainly because with the heart rate monitor is. Additionally, now that the Samsung Galaxy S5 find you have a USB 3.0 port that allows you to transfer data faster or be carded. This port now includes a small cap that allows protect the connector and is water resistant.
Moreover, the back cover, which still remains plastic makes the phone feel a little different when you hold it in hand, somehow feels more solid offers and also does not show fingerprints or both the dirt that normally accumulates in continuous contact with your hands. Finally, the capacitive menu button changed at the left side of the home button its functionality to be now the multitasking button, similar to those offered by other cellular Nexus 5 or pure Android.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 has Android 4.4 KitKat with Samsung called TouchWiz interface and is possibly where you see the biggest change of the device. Samsung has been characterized by overloading Android with an interface that proves sometimes a little exaggerated with a minimalist mindset. However, TouchWiz on the Galaxy S5 change this perspective, very positively.
The interface on the Galaxy S5 is greatly simplified and maintains more pure concept featuring Android. In menu now is not the capacitive button, but is the icon with the three points are in the Nexus 5 or other devices with pure Android. The configuration changes slightly simplify the design a bit to find the long list of options that Samsung offers.
Among the great new features found in the Samsung Galaxy S5 mode are Ultra energy saving, which happens to be the screen color to black and white to provide very basic functionality such as making calls, sending text messages and Internet browsing. In this mode, you can not use traditional applications, but all its functions to find the maximum energy savings and prolong the battery as the Galaxy S5 can be limited.
The other big news is that with your ISOCELL camera now includes a sensor that allows more light on to provide much more natural color and better performance in low light photography. The camera application maintains the many features it had in the Galaxy S4, but now also allows to focus the photo after it was taken. In theory, this functionality basically does the same as the HTC One M8 camera, but the Galaxy S5 succeeds do with much more emphasis on software for not having to use two cameras as the HTC One M8.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a more powerful quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 801, which is in the mobile market. All these cell components allow work instantly. The navigating menus and opening applications open without any problem. The battery life of 2800mAh is performing very well and hard without much trouble a full day, having to load only at the end of the day.
Moreover, the fingerprint reader not surprised. It works by sliding your finger from just above the start button to swipe your finger across the button. Clearly not always work well, but it’s a novelty that many will like to try, but for now this kind of technology are not going to change your life.
Even sadder was the heart rate monitor. Although it is a great option to have, every time you want to use you have to turn it on and wait a few seconds to show you what it has detected. When you activate it, a light goes on in the back of the device, right next to the flash, where you place your finger to detect your heart rate. If you exercise, we doubt that you can carry your phone in your pocket on your shoulder at all times and you stop to get the phone, turn on the functionality and put your sweaty finger on the heart rate monitor and wait a few seconds. It is likely that some if its do well, but we think it will be a very small number of users.