Samsung has set new standards for smartphones with the Galaxy S5. With a stunning camera, fingeprint scanner, 4G LTE support and the pin-sharp Full HD Super AMOLED screen, it really is as good as you've heard. And it even monitors your fitness and well-being to keep you healthy.
In a phone brimming with standout features, the 16-megapixel camera on the Galaxy S5 has a strong claim to be the most outstanding of them all. Thanks to the world's fastest auto-focus of up to 0.3 seconds and enriched colours, this phone can bring out the David Bailey in even the least experienced photographer.
And it does video even better. The Galaxy S5 records 4K UHD video that's so professional-looking it belongs on the big screen. But which still looks fantastic on the S5's glorious Super AMOLED HD display when you want to watch the mini movies you've made.
Because the S5 is IP7 certified to be dust and water-resistant, it's a handset that can go anywhere too. You can even submerge it in a metre of water for up to half an hour and it'll come out as good as new. All of which makes it perfect if you're keen on adventure sports or have a history of being clumsy with your handset around water.
The Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner is great for peace of mind too. Located in the home button, it means your phone and can only be unlocked by a swipe from your finger. Never again will have you to worry about your bank details falling into the wrong hands when you lose your handset or it gets stolen. It also means you can use your smartphone to pay for things with total peace of mind.
Superfast lifestyles need a superfast phone. That's why the Galaxy S5 is equipped with 4G LTE and connectivity with up-to-the-minute, lightning-quick fifth-gen Wi-Fi standards. The upshot is that you'll get more time to do whatever it is you like doing, while enjoying seamless video streaming and online gaming.
Making things even faster is Samsung's innovative Download Booster technology. This bonds Wi-Fi and LTE together, with the result that your data speeds are super-charged. Even downloading HD movies isn't a chore any more.
Everyone's healthy nowadays. That's why Samsung has equipped the Galaxy S5 with a suite of apps dubbed Health 3.0. As well as a heart-rate sensor that's tailored to you, there are diet and exercise records and a pedometer. All of which means this is a phone that really does look out for your well-being.
Smartphone batteries have long been a bit of a letdown. The Galaxy S5 ensures that's a thing of the past with a brilliant Power Saving Mode. Simply turn this on and all background apps are shut off and the screen goes black and white. Trust us when we say this is a lifesaver when you're waiting for an important call and your juice is running low.
Other features of the Galaxy S5 take in Android 4.4.2 KitKat, a secondary two-megapixel camera for selfies and video calling and a quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 processor. You also get 16GB of storage, which you can expand by up to 128GB just by adding a microSD card.
As with all Android phones, the Galaxy S5's apps and games range is second to none with tens of thousands of titles available at the Android Market.