Samsung's Galaxy S5 Experience app lets you see some S5 features on your Nexus, Xperia, or another Android phone
Don’t expect the app to work as if you’re actually playing with a real Galaxy S5. This is merely a walkthrough of the main features that you’ll find on the new smartphone, including its camera, the S Health app, the Ultra Power battery saving mode, and so on. The app may appear a bit buggy, with flattened buttons in some cases - as it did on one of our Nexus 4 handsets (you can see that in the gallery below).
You can download the Samsung Galaxy S5 Experience app at the Google Play link found at the end of this article. You need to have a smartphone running Android 4.0 or later, with a screen resolution of at least 480 x 800 pixels, plus 1GB of RAM and a 1.0GHz processor. The app does not work on tablets.
1. Lt.Green (Posts: 397; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
To download this is to dishonor my Xperia phone.
13. Tsoliades (Posts: 216; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)
To download this is to dishonor any Android phone.
15. Ashoaib (Posts: 2438; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
To download this is to over honor xperia phone... dont download if you dont want to but dont talk stu**d... same to tsoliades
25. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2739; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
So you say, but I'm willing to bet you're one of the many who has already downloaded it. You probably wouldn't have felt the need to make such an insecure comment otherwise.
28. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)
yes the xperia is crappy enough it cant sell .. oh well
3. AfterShock (Posts: 3007; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
I'd be more interested if this stuff could be removed from the phone it comes from without root efforts.
Honestly there's no need for gpe devices if OEM just made that an option, I suspect sales would climb instead of drop overall.
So uh yeah, thanks but no thanks on the demo.
4. maherk (Posts: 1231; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Sony fans are literally everywhere these days. On Samsung, HTC, LG, Apple and even Oppo's article bashing every single device and praising the Xperias. No doubt that the Z2 will be a great device, but if you don't like or as you say it Hate a specific device, why the hell would you keep nagging on every article it is mentioned it. The S5 is the band aid, the new One is the bezels king, the Lg is the Samsung's knock offs, WE GET IT! Grab your self a Z2 or whatever kinda Z and a beer and move on.
5. Tizen007 (Posts: 522; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
That's so true. Sony fan boys and girls are actually sooo conservative..It's like they were hired by the company to troll on other products or something...
9. Finalflash (Posts: 1913; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
It's probably because they haven't had a good product in a while until recently to actually brag about and bash against. Still, everyone else did that when their favourite came out so it is fine.
11. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3043; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Haha I was just thinking the same thing. I get it completely though. Sony has had failed product after failed product and Sony fanboys have been whispering to each other. Now finally with the Z2 is going to be released, their whispers have become shouts.
No doubt the Z2 will be an amazing phone, anyone who isnt lying to themselves or a blind fanboy can see that.
This is going to be a great year for cell phones. You can't go wrong with the S5, The All New One, LG G3, Sony Z2, etc.
22. Heatfan316 (Posts: 453; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
^Read the last two lines fanboys, because it's the truth!
17. AfterShock (Posts: 3007; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Where did anyone mention Sony above your post?
Are you draft or something?
You then go on to praise Sony in same post, maybe if your meds it seems.
20. AfterShock (Posts: 3007; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Holly duck, I'm off my meds, I missed the number 1 post.
6. pootyash (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Mar 2014)
As someone who will be signing a new 2 year contract on Verizon, I'm not sure what makes the SGS5 or the New HTCOne THAT (~$150) much better than the LG G2. Thoughts?
7. Tizen007 (Posts: 522; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Snapdragon 800 vs 801, 2.5GHz vs 2.26GHz , up to 128GB storage with microSD card, ultra power saving mode, and the GS5 has much more gimmicks (features) than the G2 like the built-in heart rate monitor, and the water + dust resistant features
8. Tizen007 (Posts: 522; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Actually people say the heat rate monitor is a gimmick but it's a useful thing to have for the people like me who exercise regularly, and the water resistant + dust resistant feature will help when I'm running in rain.
16. magnanimus (Posts: 330; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
I don't think people will prefer the added heart rate sensor which might take up to 5 seconds for every session to the gear fit which is real time heart rate. I'm not saying most people wont use it, but you'd be better off using using a device specifically designed for exercise. Because using your phone might leave you frustrated more often than not (phone slips, pedometer not as good as gear fit). So I believe anyone who wants serious exercise companion will be better off buying a gear fit rendering the added monitor kinda like a gimmick.
21. Tizen007 (Posts: 522; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
It doesn't hurt to have a built-in heart rate sensor on your phone though.
23. Taters (Posts: 3606; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
It hurts the cost and apparently the size of the phone but at least the costs aren't absolutely ridiculous like they are on the HTC One 2014 and the Xperia Z2. No super huge 146mm phone.
29. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 666; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Dont use words like "gimmicks" like fanboys.. You must understand that this is how technology evolves. New tech put on new devices, then there would be trials & errors, bugs & faults, then updates & improvements. Any so-called "gimmicky" feature you are pointing to shall develop to be quite useful in future.
For example, air gesture of Galaxy S4, people called it gimmicky. But now the same tech is used in TV's as gesture control. Is it not great to have options that makes life easier.?
34. nctx77 (Posts: 578; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
Lol! That became popular by the wii then xbox years before the S3.
35. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 666; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Air gesture was only an example.
The main point was about how technology evolves.
12. Tsoliades (Posts: 216; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)
I'm going to have to revoke your Nexus warrior license
18. AfterShock (Posts: 3007; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
I doubt he has one, that's blasphemous.
24. twens (Posts: 700; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
Already did on my note 3. Can't wait for the new touch wiz. It looks so matured and cool. The most feature rich and practical UI in the industry. Haters gone hate with their empty OEM skins.
26. RohanM (Posts: 134; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)
After using Nexus 4 for nearly a year, I am a big hater of thsi plane/vannila android ...
27. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2739; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I did stock Android for a while as well. Quite honestly, it was like eating a salad with no dressing on it. Some people like it & that's fine, but most just think it's too bland. Carrier overlays add a layer of complexity & customization to Android that I think is needed. Isn't that what Android is all about? Choice?
33. JMartin22 (Posts: 1248; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Right, Android wouldn't have have the functionality enhancements and utility if it weren't for manufacturers skinning the device. If people wanted the boring and horrendously outdated looking pure Android experience, they could always download a ROM, assuming they're not in locked bootloader.
31. JMartin22 (Posts: 1248; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
I guess if you're overweight or out of shape, the heart rate monitor in the S5 would be a gimmick to you lol. The S5 is the first phone in years from Samsung that didn't try to sensationalizing features that aren't usable. The S5 is not only a very good phone, but it's useful too.