Samsung has set up a contemporary release schedule according to which in every 6-8 months, a new Android flagship hits the market. This strategy creates a continuous competitive environment for all other smartphones. According to Samsung executives, Samsung Galaxy S5 has a fabulous response and that too only within a year after Samsung’s landmark Galaxy S4 Android super phone went on sale. The Galaxy S5 launched on April 11 and costs about $200. It has a two-year contract; however the price may differ by carrier.
10 Reasons to Go For Samsung Galaxy S5
There are many astounding features that give an edge to Samsung Galaxy S5 over its competitors in the market. Few of them are but not limited to:
- Amazing Outlook
According to Samsung India official website Galaxy S5 is larger, and has a plastic body with a textured backing which feels better to hold. The phone is water resistant, but there’s a cover over the USB charging plug. You have to fiddle the cover open whenever you want to charge the phone. The back cover comes off that allows you to replace the battery, switch the SIM card, or add up to 128 GB of more storage with a microSD card. The Galaxy S5 is dust and water resistant under a standard called IP67.
- Best Ever Seen Display Screen
It has a beautiful 5.1-inch display screen that has a lot of built-in tech like a sensor that can adjust the display for better viewing in direct sunlight and another one that can alter the colors based on the lighting in the room when reading an e-book.
- Spectacular Camera
The camera shoots at 16 megapixels and has tons of different camera modes out of which live HDR is really an eye-catcher, which lets you get a preview of what your photo will look like in HDR mode before you snap it. This is useful in settings with poor lighting.
- Wiped OFF the Previous Version’s Exasperating Apps
Some vexing features in S4 such as, touch less controls and eye tracking have been smartly turned-off in S5 model by default or made available as an optional download from Samsung. S5 was shipped to carriers with 40 apps installed as opposed to more than 50 in the previous models.
- Embedded Fingerprint Sensor
You can unlock the device without punching in a passcode with the help of a fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button. You can also sync the sensor with your PayPal account and pay for stuff online.
- Improvised Software Design
Samsung’s official Yoon said, “With the S4, we thought smartphones shouldn’t just focus on hardware. They also had to come with a lot of software and services, and that line of thinking did lead us to cram many services into the device”. S5 model runs the latest version of Google’s Android operating system. Apart from this, it also has a handy control panel that lets you switch on different features like Bluetooth and airplane mode. Samsung cleaned up its user interface, to facilitate an easy navigation of settings and other features.
- Download Booster Feature
You can download large files and apps at super-fast speeds using a combination of Wi-Fi and your wireless carrier’s 4G LTE connection with the download booster feature.
- Galaxy S5 Comes with S Health
S5 model comes with S Health. This is a fitness tracking app installed on your phone that measures your steps, calorie intake, and other basic health stuff. It reads your pulse when you place the tip of your finger on a sensor next to the camera flash.
- Use S5 as a Universal Remote
You can use the Galaxy S5 as a universal remote for your TV by the infrared blaster that is placed at the top of the phone.
- Ultra Power Saving Mode
It gives the user several more hours of battery life, even if it is as low as 5 percent. Your screen turns grayscale and you can only access basic functions of phone calls and texts.
Samsung Galaxy S5 has focused on usability along with hardware specifications and other internal features. It’s user-friendly features such as, water-resistance, a better camera, and ultra-power saving mode has made it definitely a smart choice for this summer.