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Samsung Galaxy S5: all the new features

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Samsung Galaxy S5: all the new features
Samsung's Galaxy S5 might not be the utmost specs beast that the Android world has to offer, but it comes with plenty of new features, both in comparison with its predecessor, the S4, and when measured up to the other flagships. 

The heartbeat sensor, for instance, is unique for the Galaxy S5, while something like the Finger Scanner can also be observed on the iPhone 5s, but in a rather different implementation.

Samsung took the path of adding distinct functionalities, rather than shooting for superlatives like the "most", "highest", or "largest". If you want to quickly browse through all of the new features that come with the Galaxy S5, you need to look no further than the slideshow below, where we recap everything that sets the phone apart.

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posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:34 5

1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2173; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


I think they were mostly focusing on the UX.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:37

4. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Yep,
And they want to make people ready for Tizen.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:44 2

18. jcdz89 (Posts: 78; Member since: 01 Mar 2013)


Tizen no thanx. touchwiz enough.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:52 1

37. kryme (Posts: 379; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


trust me u wont kno the difference it will be like a new touchwiz....

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 15:28 8

60. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


looks like a band-aid

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 15:46 1

65. Finalflash (Posts: 3367; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


NO, stop that, don't you go insulting band-aids like that.

And they didn't focus on UX it just looks like they want to have a transition to Tizen so people can't tell the difference when they do switch. For that they seem to be dropping the ball hard. This year hopefully people will diverge out to other Android manufacturers and force these idiots at Samsung to up their game. Now I patiently await the other companies that haven't released their information yet.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 16:31 1

72. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Because they inspired from band-aid. It's more related to human, if someone hurt take s5 and put on instead of band-aid.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:35 4

2. SuperEd (Posts: 132; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Wow...this phone reminds me of a Taurus. Or better yet, a Camry.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:43 1

15. datphoneguy (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


More like a Corolla...

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:43

16. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


The design ruined this phone. Hardware wise, fantastic, but it looks like Note 3, GS2 and N7 2012 somehow had a baby. Sry SS, I'll keep my boss Note 3.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 15:19

56. DAMONORIBELLO (Posts: 109; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


In what world do you live in where the Galaxy S phones were ever better than the current Note?

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:36 5

3. magnanimus (Posts: 554; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


I would gladly pick the stitch design over this one. Its so yuck. What the heck samsung, this isn't 2012. (Nexus 7 design)

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:46 3

25. SleepingOz (unregistered)


That's the funny thing actually, I do like the back cover of the S5. lol

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 15:49

66. Finalflash (Posts: 3367; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Between this, the S4 and S3, S3 with its brushed paint look was the best. Denim was okay, and band-aidish here is just retarded.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 17:45

76. superkuiken (Posts: 167; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)


It is the same back cover of the cheap previous Nexus 7. What did you expect?

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:38 17

5. maherk (Posts: 4462; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


13 new features and trolls still disappointed. Sony adds 1gb of ram and suddenly the Z1s2 is the king. Bunch of hypocrites.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:43 7

13. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


My favorite comment of the day.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:46 3

22. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


I think that the design took all the attention. While I'm not gonna buy one, I think that this device is fantastic (looks=meh, everything else awesome).

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:47

30. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Are you talking about the S5 or Z2?

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:51 1

36. Bioload25 (Posts: 213; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Actually, the display is twice as better, and the chipset is newer, as well as the speakers and the 4K recording
Other than that, truly agreed.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:53

39. rkoforever90 (Posts: 284; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)


sony z2 has some additional features s5 which are useful while other than power saving mode rest of s5 features are total waste

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 15:01

43. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


S5.

.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 15:03 2

47. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I think it's a great phone overall.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 15:15 1

53. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Display is the same, ever so slightly different chipset. They just added a 2 after the Z along with 4K video recording a speakers.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 15:16 5

54. hurrycanger (Posts: 1601; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


+1
When Sony makes a phone with 2gb of ram: "It's already enough. Who the hell needs 3gb of ram on a phone anyway?"
Now when Samsung does it: "Samsuck fails. The Sony Z2 is way better with 3gb of ram."

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 15:21 2

58. maherk (Posts: 4462; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Can you name some of the "useful" features?

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 15:39 4

62. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'm waiting too.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 16:17 4

70. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


S801, 3GB of Ram and lighter Sony UI = Better performance especialy in multitasking.
Digital noise cancellation, ClearAudio+ and stereo speakers = All the love for music lovers.
IPS Display, TRILUMINOS™ technology and the brand new technology "Live Colour LED" in other words one of the most advance display in a smarphone.
Tons of camera apps and other huge software improvement.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 16:29 3

71. chocowii (Posts: 469; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Sony didnt add Touchwiz. Thats a useful feature.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 17:50 2

77. maherk (Posts: 4462; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I remember sony fanboys claiming there is no need for 3gb when Samsung FIRSTLY introduced it with the Note 3. Now it is a big thing for them. First of all, not just Sony is late to have it in their flagship, also if you trolls had a little bit of knowledge regarding Android and Kitkat to be precise, you would've known that from 4.4 and beyond, android needs a little bit of your ram compared to JB and ICS.
As for the display, just because they name it triluminos or whatever the fancy name they wanna give it, doesn't mean its now better. They've been claiming they had fixed their screen since the Xperia S and each time they are caught misleading their customers. From the Xperia S, to the Z, Z ultra, Z1 and Z1s, they always had a subpar screen, and even if it's true that it is something from the past now with their update Z1s2, then guess what, your Sony is 2 years late, Apple, Samsung, HTC and LG already has great screens.

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