Perks highlight: check out these official Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2, and Gear Fit hands-ons

Perks highlight: check out these official Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2, and Gear Fit hands-ons
Man, are times changing! Manufacturers' repertoires, while complex and dynamic, have been a thoroughly familiar topic for us for quite some time now. But product promos in the form of a full-length 'official hands-on'? Now that is something somewhat new, at least at this scale, and it appears to be catching on. 

Samsung is doing its part, and has just posted an official hands-on of its upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 flagship, in what feels more like a features showcase than anything else. That's fair, and we certainly like the occasional change in point of view, and so should you. Which, not at all surprisingly, is why we're sharing this with you, so that you get to see all the new perks you could get your hands on should you invest into the Galaxy S5. From Samsung's perspective, anyway. Expect to see demos of Download Booster, Ultra Power Saving Mode, the 16-megapixel shooter and the goodies it'll be bringing to the table, and also stuff like the heart rate monitor and the new swipe-type fingerprint sensor.

Oh, and by the way, on an arguably less intriguing note, the South Korean company is also demoing the cool stuff that you can do with its new generation of wearables -- the Gear 2 and the Gear Fit -- in another 'official' hands-on video. If you find yourself on the fence about making the next step in your digital life, the company is probably hoping that its highlight reel will give you the push you need. 


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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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24 Comments

1. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Nah, Thank you.

2. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

I saw lags on previous videos... still it takes seconds to enter contacts.. I skip samsung this year.

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I think it's because of the non final software, the retail version will be smoother I guess.

5. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

Hope so...

4. Jason2k13

Posts: 1466; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

0.5 seconds of what you call lag bothers you that much? On a demo phone? Did you know that's just transition effects that you can turn off yourself under developer options? Oh wait you been skipping Samsung since the S1

6. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

trying to be sarcastic is good but I had s2 and my sister has s3 now. both phones has lag. s4 lags cuz I used it. touchwiz is laggy man you know it

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Do you have a link to the video you're referring to?

9. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

all comparison videos on youtube..

12. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I've seen loads of video and all of them have said its super smooth. Not even the slightest hint of lag. Unless you can give us a proof I find it hard to believe you.

16. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

yeah they always say nice things about phone you have to see it dont trust that hands on guys

8. Jason2k13

Posts: 1466; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Define lag? Making it unusable that you just given up on your phone? or just short lags that doesn't make a difference to your productivity, but it's just something to complain about Samsung?

14. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

unstable lags.. restarts..lags during navigate through menu and homescreens.. yes those r something complainabout samsung devices other departments such as camera storage options and special apps are good.

17. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

what is 'unstable' lag? Never heard of stable/unstable lag. How can a 'lag' be stable or unstable?? restarts -- restart is not same as lag. decide first what is your problem with samsung phones, then type.

22. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

i used to have an S2, to this day its still an extremely smooth phone, obviously not smooth compared to more modern phones, but smooth for 2011.

23. maherk

Posts: 6933; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

They all asked for a link as a proof, and you failed to provide one. Clearly you never owned a S2 and neither did your sister own an S3. I've had the S4, and now I have the Note 3 and I am yet to face any lag. Again show us 1 damn video where the S5 stutters, just one!!

24. GeekMovement unregistered

I've had the S1, S2, S3, S4, and the Note 2. The S1 (mine was a certified preowned) was crap. Constant rebooting, weak battery, slow, and laggy. I doubt it was like that when they first released it. The S2 was ok for me (often lagged) and was weak on battery, the S3 was solid with occassional hiccups, the Note 2 was and still is very solid with minimal-no lag, and the S4 I used had no lag either. It's unfortunate that you had bad experience with Samsung. For me, everything has been solid since the S3.

18. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

it takes 'seconds' to enter contact. Proof??

10. BooBooooooo

Posts: 57; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

It's ridiculous to compare android and ios cuz there are many differences about the ability of multitasking and number of background apps

11. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

S5 is a nice phone, no doubt.

13. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

I have doubts that it's a nice phone.

15. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

None of my business!

20. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Are you really expecting maturity with a name like that ? A 10-year old can come up with a more mature name. He/She/It is obviously trolling. No need to reply'em it just encourages them.

19. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

S5 or F/P series, decisions, decisions

21. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Man that Gear Fit is looking pretty damn nice.

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