New Samsung Galaxy S5: Evolution over revolution


The Samsung Galaxy S5 was launched at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014. New features include an evolved camera to give clearer and faster snaps. The screen is bigger and brighter, with an improved battery and a quicker processor. A fingerprint scanner adds to a more secure phone and the S Health app is now even better combined with a dedicated heart rate monitor on the rear.

Every Samsung Galaxy S5 has a preinstalled Lark service in Galaxy gifts and S Health. Lark technology uses behaviour change to personally coach people to feel great and more energetic. With a busy lifestyle, people can easily slip into the habit of experiencing sleep deprivation, lack of exercise and an unbalanced diet. Lark tips are now packaged in a conversational format, by observing what you have been doing and makes a suggestion i.e you have been still for a while, maybe you should go for a walk.

The spec sheet certainly doesn’t let it down: a 2.5GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, a 2800mAh (removable) battery, 16 / 32GB of memory (with up to 128GB extra through microSD), one of the world’s most vibrant screens that’s been extended to 5.1-inches and added biometrics.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a more solid phone than the Galaxy S4 and is well-packaged with a wider back and the pock-marked battery cover gives better grip. The Galaxy S5 is also water-resistant, with IP67 rating meaning you can accidentally soak it in water for a short while and it should be recoverable.

Although it’s hard to point out which feature will grab the potential user when handling the Galaxy S5 for the first time. These additional features to the Samsung Galaxy S5 make it a real contender for your pocket in 2014.