The waterproof fifth-generation Galaxy S5 sets new standards for smartphones. With fingerprint security, a fantastic camera, superfast downloads over 4G LTE and a Full HD Super AMOLED screen, it’s every inch the cutting-edge gadget. And it’s got fitness and health capabilities to help you stay in shape.
Smartphone cameras have come on in leaps and bounds recently. The Galaxy S5 is proof positive. Its stunning 16-megapixel camera delivers amazing snaps, thanks to the world’s fastest auto-focus of up to 0.3 seconds and enriched colours to really bring your photos to life.
But that’s only half the story. This phone does video even better. That’s because the Samsung Galaxy S5 records gloriously crisp 4K UHD video to give home movies the feel of Hollywood blockbusters. And they look especially great when viewed back on the glorious 5.1-inch Super AMOLED HD display.
Need a phone that can take some punishment? That’s the Galaxy S5 all over. For the first time in a Galaxy S smartphone, the S5 is IP7 certified, so it’s dust and water resistant. The upshot is that it can be submerged in up to a metre of water for half an hour and come out right as rain.
And you don’t have to worry about your sensitive personal data falling into the wrong hands either. The Galaxy S5 features a fingerprint scanner in the home button that recognises your finger and can only be unlocked by you. That means an end to worrying that your bank details are vulnerable if you lost your phone or it’s stolen. And it makes paying for items using your phone a lot more secure too.
To help you get the most out of your smartphone, Samsung has equipped the Galaxy S5 with superfast 4G LTE and support for the latest, fastest fifth-gen Wi-Fi standards. That means you’ll get a lot more done and enjoy seamless video and games streaming.
Better still, though, is that innovative Download Booster technology is on board too. This bonds Wi-Fi and LTE together to super-charge your data speeds and dramatically cut the time it takes to download videos, movies and apps and everything else you want to get your hands on.
Samsung hasn’t neglected your well-being either, with the Galaxy S5's suite of Health 3.0 apps. Alongside a heart-rate sensor that's the first of its kind on a smartphone and can be tailored to each user, there’s a pedometer and diet and exercise records. This handset really has got your best interests at heart.
Last, but definitely not least, there’s the brilliant Power Saving Mode. Just turn this on and it turns the display black and white and shuts down all unnecessary features and apps. That means your juice lasts a lot longer and ensures you won’t be caught short when you’ve got to take an important call.
Other features of the S5 include Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box, a secondary two-megapixel front-facing camera, a quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 processor and 16GB of storage, which can be expanded by up to 128GB by adding a microSD card.
As with all Android phones, the S5 offers tens of thousands of apps and games to choose from at the Android Market download store.
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