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Best innovative feature of MWC 2014: built-in heart rate monitor on the Galaxy S5

Best innovative feature of MWC 2014: built-in heart rate monitor on the Galaxy S5

posted: 28 Feb 2014, 10:08

We've reached a state where delivering an innovative feature or functionality on a smartphone has become extremely challenging, and manufacturers are investing lots of time and resources into developing...

Best smartphone of MWC 2014: PhoneArena awards

Best smartphone of MWC 2014: PhoneArena awards

posted: 28 Feb 2014, 09:19

MWC 2014 was a tremendously exciting expo, and that's mainly thanks to the impressive flagship smartphones that got announced. We can easily distinguish three top-shelf handsets that undeniably managed to make the biggest bang at the show. Those...

Galaxy S5's stellar battery life might be due to Lucid Logic's battery saving tech

Galaxy S5's stellar battery life might be due to Lucid Logic's battery saving tech

posted: 28 Feb 2014, 07:20

Remember Lucid Logic's battery-saving optimizations that we wrote about not long ago? At the time we mentioned that Samsung has inked a deal for implementing the PowerXtend battery saving algorithms...

Samsung Galaxy S5 could be designated as

Samsung Galaxy S5 could be designated as "medical equipment" in Korea

posted: 27 Feb 2014, 21:07

South Korean authorities are reviewing the Galaxy S5 to see if its Heart Rate Sensor is enough to make the smartphone "medical equipment"...

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Sony "not worried" about the fact that Samsung's Galaxy S5 is water resistant

posted: 27 Feb 2014, 18:39

Sony Mobile USA's president doesn't think that the company has reasons to be threatened by the new capability of the S5. After all, Sony "started the waterproof trend”...

Toolbox on the Samsung Galaxy S5 quickly takes you to your five favorite apps

Toolbox on the Samsung Galaxy S5 quickly takes you to your five favorite apps

posted: 27 Feb 2014, 15:10

If you use the same five apps over and over and over again, a new feature on the Samsung Galaxy S5 can help you access them quickly. Called Toolbox, the mini app-drawer can be enabled from the quick settings...

Samsung Galaxy S5: did you like it? (poll results)

Samsung Galaxy S5: did you like it? (poll results)

posted: 27 Feb 2014, 07:24

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has finally been officially unveiled at a typically huge Samsung event at Mobile World Congress 2014, but did it live up to all the hype? Samsung managed to keep it an absolute secret until almost the very last minute…

When will the MWC gear arrive? Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2, LG G Pro 2, Z2 Tablet and others release date

When will the MWC gear arrive? Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2, LG G Pro 2, Z2 Tablet and others release date

posted: 27 Feb 2014, 05:39

The MWC show is over, and it's time for recaps and roundups of what happened, who announced what, and, most importantly, when are we going to get it. Most manufacturers are getting...

T-Mobile collects record 100K registrations for the Samsung Galaxy S5

T-Mobile collects record 100K registrations for the Samsung Galaxy S5

posted: 26 Feb 2014, 20:44

A tweet from T-Mobile's CMO Mike Sievert shows how popular the Samsung Galaxy S5 is. The carrier had put up a registration page where those interested in the phone could leave information, including an email address,...

Oppo teaser says Oppo Find 7 is better than the Samsung Galaxy S5

Oppo teaser says Oppo Find 7 is better than the Samsung Galaxy S5

posted: 26 Feb 2014, 11:20

The Oppo Find 7 is expected to be unveiled March 19th in Beijing. But that doesn't mean that Oppo can't take advantage of the recent introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S5 to promote its upcoming handset. A teaser for the...

Spring chickens: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 comparison preview

Spring chickens: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 comparison preview

posted: 26 Feb 2014, 09:37

We can't help it but stage a fight between what will be the flagship handsets this spring season - Samsung's Galaxy S5, and the Sony Xperia Z2. Both sport 1080p displays, Snapdragon 801 processors, and high-resolution...

Metal-clad Galaxy S5 with better specs said to arrive in May as part of a 'luxury' F line by Samsung

Metal-clad Galaxy S5 with better specs said to arrive in May as part of a 'luxury' F line by Samsung

posted: 26 Feb 2014, 09:21

Rumors that the Galaxy S5, which Samsung just announced, won't be the last flagship from the company this season, are circulating like bees around honey today. The rumored metal-clad...

Samsung Galaxy S5 cases and accessories: first look

Samsung Galaxy S5 cases and accessories: first look

posted: 26 Feb 2014, 09:10

Samsung has its brand new S View covers and cases for the Galaxy S5 on display at Mobile World Congress, and we took a closer look at what the garments…

Check out the Galaxy S5 in Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, funky Electric Blue, and tacky Copper Gold

Check out the Galaxy S5 in Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, funky Electric Blue, and tacky Copper Gold

posted: 26 Feb 2014, 08:52

Samsung brings a brand new design with the Galaxy S5, at least with the rear cover. It is still using soft-touch plastic on the back, but flaunts a "perforated" rear pattern,...

Samsung Galaxy S5 in-depth video hands-on

Samsung Galaxy S5 in-depth video hands-on

posted: 26 Feb 2014, 07:15

Now that the dust has almost settled, we've decided to spend some more hands-on time and produce a new hands-on experience with the Galaxy S5 for you - one that is even more thorough and detailed...

Water-proof or water-resistant? Can your new Galaxy S5 or Xperia Z2 truly swim, or is secretly afraid of the water?

Water-proof or water-resistant? Can your new Galaxy S5 or Xperia Z2 truly swim, or is secretly afraid of the water?

posted: 26 Feb 2014, 06:22

Yesterday, Archos CEO Loic Poirier gave us an entertaining, but unfortunate example of how imprecise information can deceive smartphone owners. You, too, might...

5 things that could have made the Samsung Galaxy S5 better

5 things that could have made the Samsung Galaxy S5 better

posted: 26 Feb 2014, 04:35

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is finally here, but after all the waiting, rumors and leaks we can’t help but wonder - couldn’t it have been better?…

Samsung might price the Galaxy S5 lower than the competition, or the Galaxy S4 at launch

Samsung might price the Galaxy S5 lower than the competition, or the Galaxy S4 at launch

posted: 26 Feb 2014, 01:53

Now that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is official, Korean media once again reiterates that it might be priced lower than the direct competition, like, say, the Sony Xperia Z2. The handset made waves...

Compare the Galaxy S5's photos to those of the iPhone 5s, Xperia Z1 and other rivals

Compare the Galaxy S5's photos to those of the iPhone 5s, Xperia Z1 and other rivals

posted: 25 Feb 2014, 14:04

The Samsung Galaxy S5 definitely has a lot going for it, and one of its major new features is the new 16-megapixel camera with a nice range of handy features, such as real-time HDR, selective focus...

New TouchWiz vs old TouchWiz: what changed with Samsung's software?

New TouchWiz vs old TouchWiz: what changed with Samsung's software?

posted: 25 Feb 2014, 12:41

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is now a reality (don't you know it!), and it brought quite a few hardware upgrades along. We're talking a fingerprint sensor, a built-in heart rate monitor, and an even more impressive-sounding,...

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