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Samsung Galaxy S5 Sprint
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is the latest addition to the very competitive smartphone space with a screen measuring in at a very large 5.1 inches; any larger and it would probably be in phablet territory. The smartphone also features a biometric fingerprint scanner, a feature that seems to be found on more and more high end phones.
Excerpt: Android fans rejoice, Samsung’s released its newest addition to their Galaxy lines of smartphones, and it has a very impressive spec sheet. The screen comes in at 5.1-inches and it features a fingerprint scanner for biometric security. Samsung seems to be aiming the S5 at a more active demographic as well with the addition of fitness tracking features, a heart rate monitor, and water resistance up to three feet, if you like to live dangerously.
Excerpt: If you’re a fan of Samsung’s Galaxy S series, it’s that time of the year when the company rolls out its latest and greatest models. In this case, it’s the Galaxy S5, one of the best Android smartphones currently available with a screen measuring in at 5.1-inches.
Summary: Samsung is known for releasing numerous variants of its flagship device. In the case of the Galaxy S5 , you have the premium Galaxy S5 LTE-A , that is available in South Korea only, the mid-range Galaxy S5 Mini , the rugged Galaxy S5 Active , from AT&T in the US, and now, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport. Falling somewhere in between the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy S5 Active in terms of ruggedness, the Galaxy S5 Sport is exclusive to Sprint.
Pros: Fantastic display, Great camera experience, Smooth performance
Cons: Lots of carrier bloatware, Not as rugged as it looks
Conclusion: With its powerful S5 internals, colorful textured shell, and pleasingly tactile buttons, the S5 Sport is a very good phone. But given its price, and the fact that it generally has fewer features than the similar S5 Active or the standard S5, it’s hard to find this phone truly appealing. Some will be drawn to its colorful red or blue shell.
Pros: Very powerful, like the Galaxy S5, Nice camera, Colorful tactile exterior, MircoSD slot, Removable battery
Cons: No fingerprint or heart rate readers, Less ruggedly designed than the S5 Active, Annoying pre-installed apps
Summary: The Galaxy S5 Active is a smartphone that has a much better chance of surviving the length of that two-year contract than your typical handset. Plus, you get all the best goodies the regular S5 has to offer, including its bright and rich full HD screen, long battery life and feature-rich camera. The louder speaker than the S5 is another plus.
Summary: Nobody hasn't heard of the Samsung Galaxy S5. Arguably the most popular Android-based brand in the world, the Galaxy series of smartphones has long commanded respect and loyalty. It isn't known for its dashing good looks – and indeed, we wish Samsung had opted for a nicer chassis over its sub-par fingerprint scanner – but the resulting device is still every bit as impressive as you'd expect from a Samsung flagship.
Pros: Its camera is phenomenal; its processor will blaze through anything you can throw at it; its chassis is functionally waterproof, so long as you don't go diving – and that's just to start.
Cons: The phone's vaunted fingerprint scanner is too much of a nuisance to actually use, while its all-plastic construction feels as cheap and flimsy as ever.
Summary: You know what you’re getting with the Samsung Galaxy S series at this point. Pick up an S5 and you know you’re going to end up with the fastest phone on the planet (at least for a few months), with the most incredible display, and bang up to date software. For many, that’ll be all they need to make the most of the truly customisable marvel that is Android.
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a well refined piece of hardware; it’s not a game-breaking, revolutionary device that blows the its predecessor or the competition out of the water, but Samsung has made a number of welcome improvements in key areas and sometimes that's just what we need in annual updates.