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Cool gimmicks: Galaxy S5 heart rate sensor vs a pulse measuring app

Cool gimmicks: Galaxy S5 heart rate sensor vs a pulse measuring app

posted: 11 Apr 2014, 08:43

Samsung went bonkers on biometrics with the Galaxy S5, equipping it not only with a Finger Scanner that lets you unlock the phone or authorize secure payments, but also with a heart rate sensor. We decided to pit the...

Biometrics cage fight: Galaxy S5 Finger Scanner vs iPhone 5s Touch ID

Biometrics cage fight: Galaxy S5 Finger Scanner vs iPhone 5s Touch ID

posted: 11 Apr 2014, 08:41

Apple shifted the mobile biometry paradigm with a unique Touch ID sensor embedded in the home key that actually "senses" your fingerprint the second you lay your digit on the home key. Samsung was apparently bent to...

Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition to be launched by Verizon

Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition to be launched by Verizon

posted: 11 Apr 2014, 08:15

Samsung is now listing a Galaxy S5 Developer Edition for Verizon on its official website, although it doesn't say when this will be available, and neither for what price...

New Samsung Galaxy S5 ad focuses on the 16MP camera and the IP67 certification

New Samsung Galaxy S5 ad focuses on the 16MP camera and the IP67 certification

posted: 11 Apr 2014, 07:47

The latest ad produced by Samsung for its flagship Android phone, shows off the Samsung Galaxy S5's new 16MP camera, and the phone's IP67 certification. Perhaps sensing that the rear-facing camera could...

Samsung Galaxy S5, T-Mobile HTC One M8 and new Gear wearables go on sale today

Samsung Galaxy S5, T-Mobile HTC One M8 and new Gear wearables go on sale today

posted: 11 Apr 2014, 07:13

One of the most anticipated devices this year, the Samsung Galaxy S5, goes on sale across carriers and retailers today…

You must talk for five minutes on a regional carrier's network before the Galaxy S5 is unlocked for use

You must talk for five minutes on a regional carrier's network before the Galaxy S5 is unlocked for use

posted: 11 Apr 2014, 07:09

Do you remember how region locking worked on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3? If you bought an unlocked device and wanted to be able to use the phablet anywhere in the world, regardless...

See how Samsung tested the Samsung Galaxy S5

See how Samsung tested the Samsung Galaxy S5

posted: 10 Apr 2014, 23:35

Before Samsung released its new flagship phone, the device has to undergo some internal testing to make sure that the handset can survive the every day things that can happen to a smartphone. For example, the Samsung Galaxy S5 needs to be able...

Last minute update kills bugs on the Samsung Galaxy S5

Last minute update kills bugs on the Samsung Galaxy S5

posted: 10 Apr 2014, 13:12

With the Samsung Galaxy S5 set to launch on Friday, a last-minute stability update was pushed out for the device on Thursday. The 30MB update makes sure that the phone comes out of the box with fewer bugs. The new firmware version following...

iFixit gives Samsung Galaxy S5 a repairability score of 5 (out of 10)

iFixit gives Samsung Galaxy S5 a repairability score of 5 (out of 10)

posted: 10 Apr 2014, 10:00

While the Galaxy S5 is harder to repair than last year's Samsung Galaxy S4, it's easier to fix when compared to metal-made smartphones like the HTC One M8...

The prospect of a large-screened iPhone 6 has customers salivating, the Galaxy S5 was also a hit

The prospect of a large-screened iPhone 6 has customers salivating, the Galaxy S5 was also a hit

posted: 10 Apr 2014, 09:49

A survey carried out by ChangeWave in March indicates the biggest yet customer response to the prospect of owning the new iPhone 6. Out of 4,109 participants, 26% said they were "somewhat...

Samsung Galaxy S5 review Q&A: ask away!

Samsung Galaxy S5 review Q&A: ask away!

posted: 10 Apr 2014, 02:43

The Galaxy S5 is an amazing smartphone - that's what we concluded in our review of Samsung's new smartphone. It scored 9.1, which is a pretty impressive achievement for a phone review on our site, and boy was it a long and extensive review...

On the eve of its global release, check out the new stateside ad for the Samsung Galaxy S5

On the eve of its global release, check out the new stateside ad for the Samsung Galaxy S5

posted: 10 Apr 2014, 00:30

Now that the calendar reads April 10th, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to be released in 150 countries Friday. To help sell its new flagship Android phone in the U.S., Samsung has produced...

AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S5 shipping sans the Download Booster feature?

AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S5 shipping sans the Download Booster feature?

posted: 09 Apr 2014, 12:31

The Samsung Galaxy S5 isn't properly available at AT&T, but some customers who placed pre-orders recently seem to have already received the handset...

Samsung Galaxy S5 prices already slashed by 10% in Korea?

Samsung Galaxy S5 prices already slashed by 10% in Korea?

posted: 09 Apr 2014, 09:29

Samsung reportedly cut the price of the Galaxy S5 in its home country as "demand outlook for high-end smartphones remains uncertain." We don't know if the S5 will see price drops in international markets anytime soon...

Watch the Galaxy S5 battery explode like a firecracker during a routine hammer&knife test

Watch the Galaxy S5 battery explode like a firecracker during a routine hammer&knife test

posted: 09 Apr 2014, 07:59

If you have been worried that there are no hammer or scratch tests on Samsung's seasonal finest, you can sleep tight now. The phone gets fairly gently smashed and scratched in the video below,...

HTC exec talks about the Galaxy S5, says 8 million people watched the One M8 being announced

HTC exec talks about the Galaxy S5, says 8 million people watched the One M8 being announced

posted: 08 Apr 2014, 16:02

According to HTC America President Jason Mackenzie, the new One M8 is a smartphone that Samsung should "be concerned about"...

Target to sell Samsung Galaxy S5 for $100 with qualified trade and signed pact

Target to sell Samsung Galaxy S5 for $100 with qualified trade and signed pact

posted: 07 Apr 2014, 16:13

Looking for a great deal on the Samsung Galaxy S5 when the phone is released on Friday? You're going to be hard pressed to top this deal from Target. Bring in a qualifying trade, sign a two-year contract...

Samsung offers 15% cashback to select Galaxy S5 buyers in India

Samsung offers 15% cashback to select Galaxy S5 buyers in India

posted: 07 Apr 2014, 09:31

The new Samsung Galaxy S5 will be released in India on April 11 (just like in many other markets), but customers can pre-book the handset as of now for $25...

C Spire to release the Samsung Galaxy S5 next month

C Spire to release the Samsung Galaxy S5 next month

posted: 07 Apr 2014, 02:07

Last year, C Spire customers had to wait more than two months for the Samsung Galaxy S4. But this year, the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be offered by the carrier some time in May. The Korean manufacturer's new flagship handset will be released...

Can the Samsung Galaxy S5 survive two extreme water tests?

Can the Samsung Galaxy S5 survive two extreme water tests?

posted: 06 Apr 2014, 18:23

After seeing how popular the waterproof feature was (and is) on Sony's flagship Android powered smartphones, Samsung decided that this year, it would have its flagship Android phone come out of the box with IP67 certification....

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