Tuesday, 11 March 2014

The Samsung Galaxy S5: "The Next Big Thing" has arrived...........again


The long wait is over people! Samsung finally took the wraps off the Galaxy S5 at the Unpacked event at MWC. The highly rumored and anticipated successor to the previous flagship, the Galaxy S4, has finally come to light with many new features in tow.
Before saying anything, we'll take a look at the specs of the Cool Samsung Galaxy S5
  • 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display
  • 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor(LTE version)/ Samsung Exynos 5 octa processor(3G version)
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16/32GB internal storage plus microSD
  • 802.11ac MIMO
  • LTE Cat. 4
  • USB 3.0
  • 2800mAh battery
  • 16MP rear camera, 2.1MP front camera
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Heart rate sensor
  • IP67 Dust and water Resistant
  • 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g
  • Android 4.4.2

Fingerprint scanner and Heart rate sensor

The things that really catch our eyes is the fingerprint scanner and the heart rate sensor. The fingerprint scanner is embedded in the home button just like the iPhone 5s but main difference lies in how the fingerprint is scanned. The one in the Galaxy S5 requires you to swipe your finger across the home button.
One more interesting thing is the heart rate sensor. It can be found  in a rectangular opening just below the camera. It is accompanied by Samsung's apps focused on health.

Ultra Power Saver mode

The Galaxy S5 comes with a really low power mode called the "Ultra power saving mode", what it does is that it brings grayscale mode for the display. Samsung claims that this can give a standby of one day even if the battery is at 10%! The AMOLED display plays it's part here as the pixels are actually closed when displaying blacks.

Water and dust resistance

The fifth member of the Galaxy series brings highly improved resistance to dust and water, much like what we have seen on Sony's Xperia lineup. So you can take your S5 with you in the shower, because who doesn't want to play Real Racing everytime.

The next big thing? Maybe

Samsung always brings their flagships with a quote containing "The Next Big Thing" in some way or the other. And this has actually gotten quite old. Too much expectations are being made for every new Samsung flagship, some very bizarre ones, and it doesn't stand up just because of the fact that people are keeping very high hopes. People should realize that we are not getting bendable displays and iris scanners anytime soon. In the next 10 years, yes. But now, no.
So go ahead, enjoy your S5 if you buy one! 

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