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Samsung Galaxy S5
Check out our in depth review of the most advanced mobile phone on the market, the new Samsung Galaxy S5.
Designed to be ultra secure and your fitness partner, the Samsung Galaxy S5 also has an outstanding camera. With a fingerprint scanner built into the home button only you can access your device. Built in fitness software and the first smartphone with a built in heart rate monitor let it improve your health. And with a camera that focuses in a third of a second, photos have never looked better.
With a 2,800mAh battery, the S5 gives 21 hours talk time and up to 390 hours of standby. Running Android KitKat 4.4.2, it's also got a top of the range 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, so it's among the fastest phones on the market. The 5.1" Super AMOLED adjusts to your current lighting, and the 1080p HD resolution gives an incredible 432 pixels per inch (PPI). The 16MP rear camera and 2MP front camera are excellent, and with 16GB of built-in memory and a microSD slot for memory cards up to 128GB (cards sold separately), there's plenty of space for videos.
If you're into fitness or want to improve your health, the Galaxy S5 is ideal. You can track your exercise statistics, what food you've eaten, your weight and even your stress levels with the new S-health 3.0. There's even a Coach app that'll help you achieve your health goals. On the back of the S5, next to the flash is a heart rate monitor. Just place your finger over the monitor and let S-Health use your heart rate to track your fitness.
You'll be able to take some pretty special photos with the Galaxy S5's camera. It has the fastest autofocus of any smartphone as it uses a system that, until now, has only been seen on the top digital cameras. That means your 16MP photos will always be pin sharp, even quick snaps. It also has an advance high dynamic range mode that picks out light and dark spots on photos in perfect detail, and it even works on videos.
The S5 is thin, light, and full of the latest technology. Not only that, it's water resistant too. Listen to your songs in the shower if you want! Passing IP67 certification means it's dust proof, but also able to withstand being under 1 metre of water for up to 30 minutes. Just make sure the back cover is on firmly and the port covered closed.
The fingerprint scanner is built into the screen of your S5. Unlock your phone without a PIN, just by swiping down on the screen above the home button. It can also be used for mobile payments, such as with PayPal. And, if you've personal files like photos, videos or work documents, keep them in Private Mode. The only way to access it is with your fingerprint. For security, you fingerprints image is heavily encrypted and stored only on the phone.
If you find that the battery in your smartphone doesn't last all day, you'll love the Galaxy S5. It has an ultra power saving mode that can stretch just 10% of battery life for almost 24 hours, making it perfect for emergencies. It works by turning the screen into black and white mode and switching off all unnecessary features, leaving you with calls and texts. So if you can't get to a charger but need to be contactable, the Galaxy S5 will keep going.
Bigger and brighter, the 5.1" Full HD screen on the Samsung Galaxy S5 looks fantastic. It's packed with innovative technology that really helps you use it in every level of light. When it's sunny, the brightness can go to unrivalled levels to battle the glare and intelligent contrast means the entire picture is sharp. And if you want to read a book in bed on your Galaxy S5, the screen can go dimmer than any other phone so you won't disturb the person sleeping next to you.
The Samsung Gear 2 and Samsung Gear 2 Neo smartwatches can control your TV, play music and measure your heart rate to maximise your workouts. The Gear 2 even has a camera. Stylish and water resistant, they’ll link up to your S5 to notify you of calls, texts and more.
The Samsung Gear Fit water resistant fitness band also measures your heart rate, but is smaller and more compact than a smartwatch. It lets you read your texts on the unique curved display and record your sleep to help you stay at your best.