The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the new top product from Samsung, it should be the Smartphone Market dominate. There is already some criticism; It is considered to be little innovative and supposedly does not provide a sensation, at least not compared to its predecessor the Samsung Galaxy S4. How good it really is and whether the purchase is worthwhile, read in our extensive review.
Samsung Galaxy S5 – The first impression: pleasant feel, familiar design
In design, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is not fundamentally different from most other Samsung smartphones. The frame is made of plastic, the removable back of polycarbonate. The glass front is the Scratch-Resistant Gorilla Glass 3. In terms of surface design, the model differs at least slightly from its predecessor, the S4. The cover has a ribbed surface (golf ball optics) and can be purchased in the colors black, white, bronze or blue. As with the Galaxy S4, the removable battery is located under the cover. The removable battery has been positively evaluated, because with many newer smartphones, the battery can not be replaced by the customer these days.
The surface of the smartphone feels soft and non-slip, it has a good grip so to speak. Basically it is, as always with Samsung products, a solid processed device, which unfortunately does not look so noble with its plastic surface, as the purchase price would suggest. But even that is already known from Samsung. Nevertheless, the model is a little more than just splashing water That temporary immersion in water would survive it.
Samsung Galaxy S 5 – The display quality is very good
Of course, the quality of the display plays a decisive role for a smartphone in the luxury class. The 5.1-inch display dissolves in Full HD and convinces in the test by a brilliant color representation. Brightness and white appearance are very good. On the other hand, users have to cut back on readability in direct sunlight. However, if you compare the S5 with its predecessor S4, the display will not fare as well. Because the display is just a little bit larger (5.1 instead of 5 inches), but the whole device is much more voluminous and heavier. The question is whether this small size advantage of the display in everyday life even noticeable.
Galaxy S5 camera quality
Experience has shown that camera quality is one of the most important criteria for the purchase decision of most users. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is equipped with a 16-megapixel camera. Like the Galaxy S4, the S5 delivers very good photographic results. The picture is a bit noisy in dark conditions, but other digital cameras have the same problem. The camera delivers images with a resolution of 12 megapixels in 4: 3 format.
In Germany, the Samsung Galaxy S5 comes under the name SM-G900F on the market. It is equipped with the latest Qualcomm platform MSM8974AC, a 2.5 GHz quad-core CPU and 2 GB of RAM. It supports all wireless and mobile standards such as UMTS, LTE or ac-WLAN.
In addition, the S5 offers a fingerprint reader, which can also be used for various payment services such as PayPal.
Last but not least, it even has a heart rate monitor, which can be combined with various fitness apps, an additional feature that could interest especially sports users.
Usability of the smartphone in the test
The new user interface TouchWiz can certainly convince in the test. Samsung has completely overhauled the splash screen, menu navigation and icons, giving them a new look. Another new feature is the “My Magazine” start screen function, which can be used to link various information topics. Overall, the usability in the test scores very well, it is even a bit simpler than its predecessor S4. There is criticism only for the settings menu, which is a bit confusing.
Conclusion Samsung Galaxy S5: Purchase recommendation with restrictions
Overall, there is a clear buy recommendation for the Samsung Galaxy S5. However, the differences to the predecessor Galaxy S4 are not so serious. That’s why the S4 is still an interesting purchase option, especially because it is lighter and smaller with almost the same screen size. If you want to buy the phone without a contract, perhaps more likely to S4, especially since it is cheaper. On the other hand, many mobile service providers currently offer very favorable terms for contracts with the Galaxy S5.
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