GALAXY 5S CORE COMPONENTS
Samsung has blessed its Galaxy S5 with top of the range specs. There’s the 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset for a start, a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera (up from 13 megapixels), and a 2-megapixel sensor on the front.
A 2,800mAh battery may not be the largest in all of smart phone world but its a little improvement to its brother the Galaxy S4’s which has a 2,600mAh. The new phone is a bit bigger, too. Samsung says that its Ultra Power Saving Mode will double battery life when you’re running low. It also promises 21 hours of talk time and over 16 days of standby time on a single charge.
THE MOBILE PHONES DESIGN: PRETTY MUCH THE SAME
When Samsung where designing the Galaxy S5, Samsung didn’t go very far for inspiration keeping the look and feel very sdimilar just with a crispier look . It has curved edges, the same steep sides with shiny and ridged silvery trim, and a slightly more rounded central home button shape to the S4’s more rectangular outline.
There are 16GB and 32GB storage options, with an SD card that supports up to 128GB. Other incidentals include 2GB RAM, NFC, Wi-Fi, USB 3, Bluetooth 4.0 low-energy, and support for the fifth-generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac standard for faster Wi-Fi delivery. The Samsung says that its Galaxy S5 will combine Wi-Fi and LTE to download items even faster, theoretically up to 600-650Mbps. (They’re calling this marvel Download Booster.)
FINGERPRINT AND HEART RATE SCANNERS
Following in the footsteps of Apple, HTC, and Motorola (the way distant footsteps), the Samsung Galaxy S5 has its own fingerprint scanner for unlocking privileges and mobile payments.
The scanner integrates into the screen above the home button, so that you swipe your finger down half over the bottom portion of the display and home button. You can add profiles for three fingerprints, and you get a backup password in case the identification fails. The fingerprint reader scans your finger eight times before crystallizing your profile.
Fitness fiends get a friend in the heart-rate monitor that’s part and parcel with the camera flash. You hold your finger over it to take your pulse; the area glows red when activated when you launch it from the S Health 3.0 app. As a reminder, S Health also gives you a pedometer, fitness coach, and exercise tracker.