Samsung's Galaxy S5 teams fingerprint security with a fantastic camera and superfast downloads over 4G LTE. But that's only half the story. It's also got a Full HD Super AMOLED screen, fitness and health-monitoring capabilities and an amazing 16-megapixel camera. And it's waterproof. Truly, this is a handset at the cutting edge of handset technology.
Smartphone cameras have advanced amazingly fast recently. The Galaxy S5 is all the proof you need. Its staggering 16-megapixel camera takes amazing snaps, with the world’s fastest auto-focus of up to 0.3 seconds combining with enriched colours to really bring your photos to life.
But believe us when we say that this phone does video even better. That’s because the Samsung Galaxy S5 records the crispest 4K UHD video to give home movies the appearance of a Hollywood blockbuster. They look particularly amazing when viewed back on the Galaxy S5's brilliant 5.1-inch Super AMOLED HD display too.
Need a phone capable of taking some punishment? That’s the Galaxy S5 all over. It's the first Galaxy S phone to be IP7 certified, so it’s dust and water resistant. The result is it can be submerged in a metre of water for up to half an hour and come out as good as new.
You won't have to worry about personal data falling into the wrong hands either. Because the Galaxy S5 features a fingerprint scanner that recognises your finger, it can only be unlocked by you. That means no more worrying that your bank details have been hijacked when you've lost your phone or it’s stolen. And you can use your handset to pay for goods with confidence as well.
To ensure you make the most out of your smartphone, Samsung has installed superfast 4G LTE and support for the latest, fastest fifth-gen Wi-Fi standards. The upshot is that you’ll get a lot more done and can look forward to seamless video and games streaming.
Turbocharging things further is Download Booster technology. This bonds Wi-Fi and LTE together to stick a rocket under your data speeds and drastically reduce the time downloads take.
Keeping you sprightly and fit, meanwhile, are Samsung's suite of Health 3.0 apps. As well as a heart-rate sensor that's tailored to each user, there’s a pedometer and record keepers for your diet and exercise sessions.
And finally, we think you'll love the handy Power Saving Mode. Switch this on and the display goes black and white and all unnecessary features and apps are shut down, ekeing out your last drops of juice as long as possible to let you take that all-important call.
As well as tons of apps to choose from, the Galaxy S5's spec sheet also takes in Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box, a quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 processor, two-megapixel secondary camera for selfies and video calls and 16GB of storage with the option to add a microSD card to boost this by up to 128GB.