Great. This year’s first flagship device is announced. Samsung Galaxy S5. Is it really a Galaxy S4s or is it worth an upgrade? Read on.
What is really new and good in Galaxy S5?
DSLR cameras produces awesome ‘bokeh’ effects with blurring the background and highlighting the subject. This background defocussing will definitely make the S5 camera apart from others.
Finger print scanner
Well, this is not new. iPhone 5S has it. But Samsung adds a twist and its gimmicks as usual. Now you can use your finger print to make payments, at store and online. Also assign different fingers for opening different apps or simply lock the screen.
Water resistant, rather. Nice to have this. You still cannot take underwater photography with this. But spills are alright.
Ultra power saving mode
When battery is low and set in ultra power saving mode, your phone turns Black and White and can last in stand by for 24 hours in just 10% remaining juice. That got to be handy.
Heart rate sensor
Galaxy S5 has dedicated heart rate monitor near the phone flash. This feature is a game changer, but surely a nice to have.
Multi LTE and Wifi
Now to improve the download and data speeds in general, the LTE and Wifi can work in conjunction. This also improves the data reliability heavily especially if you have fluctuating data and wifi signals. How does this impact battery? We have to wait and watch. Actually, this is a dream come true feature for me. I have always wondered why this is not done so far.
What is not so new or great:
- Better Processor: Usual stuff. Everyone does it.
- Kids mode: Android natively has it for tablets for users. LG G2 has this already.
- Bigger better screen: Expected from Samsung.
- Fitness: The new marketing keyword for cell phones.
Should you get one? If you love these features, sure go ahead. But I would wait till few more phones get announced this year like next HTC One or bigger iPhone 6.
A quick video to learn about all these features:
If you have appetite for more, go ahead with this video also: