Samsung's Galaxy S5 Experience app lets you see some S5 features on your Nexus, Xperia, or another Android phone

Samsung's Galaxy S5 Experience app lets you see some S5 features on your Nexus, Xperia, or another Android phone
As of today, March 21, Samsung is allowing customers to try out the Galaxy S5 in various stores in select markets (starting with the US and Switzerland). However, in case you can’t visit a store that has the S5 on display, Samsung launched a Galaxy S5 Experience app that “provides interactive introduction on Galaxy S5 and Wearable Devices.”

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.

Samsung will officially launch the new Galaxy S5 starting April 11 in lots of countries around the world.

source: Google Play

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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)



1. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

To download this is to dishonor my Xperia phone.

13. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

To download this is to dishonor any Android phone.

15. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 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 unregistered

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

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

yes the xperia is crappy enough it cant sell .. oh well

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012


3. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 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: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 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: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 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: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

17. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

19. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Off your meds.*

20. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Holly duck, I'm off my meds, I missed the number 1 post. My apologies.

6. pootyash

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 21, 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: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 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: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 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: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 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: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

It doesn't hurt to have a built-in heart rate sensor on your phone though.

23. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 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: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Lol! That became popular by the wii then xbox years before the S3.

35. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Air gesture was only an example. The main point was about how technology evolves.


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

i'm going to try this out on my Nexus today

12. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

I'm going to have to revoke your Nexus warrior license

14. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013


18. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I doubt he has one, that's blasphemous.


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

why would you doubt i have one?

24. twens

Posts: 1182; Member since: Feb 25, 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: 141; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

After using Nexus 4 for nearly a year, I am a big hater of thsi plane/vannila android ...

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