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Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
23 April 2015
Excerpt: Though it’s no longer a flagship device, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 remains a very capable and full-featured phone perfect for any teen partial to Android over iOS. The 5 inch screen is a super AMOLED screen that dishes out a resolution of 1080x1920 for about 432 pixels per square inch.
Summary: I would trade a millimeter of thinness for extra durability and battery life, and with the Galaxy S5 Sport, that's exactly what you get. And unless you're worried about being too conspicuous, the vibrant paint jobs are a nice touch as well.
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy S5, with it’s IP67 certification, features protection from dust and the occasional splash in the water. But what if that protection isn’t enough? Well, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active could be your solution.
Pros: IP 67 dust and water resistant, Military-grade ruggedness ratings, Great camera, Beautiful display, Solid construction
Cons: Lacks fingerprint scanner, Poor low-light performance, The design isn't for everyone
Excerpt: The Samsung Galaxy S5 is no doubt an excellent smartphone. Better camera, faster performance, and a gorgeous display—these are just but a few things offered by the Korean giant’s latest flagship.
Summary: Subtly improved and smartly refined, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a superior superphone that hits every mark but the sharpest design.
Pros: Samsung's Galaxy S5 excels at everything that matters -- Android 4.4 KitKat OS; a bright, beautiful display; blistering quad-core processor; and an excellent camera experience. In addition, Samsung's efforts to streamline its own custom interface and reduce pre-installed bloatware pay off.
Cons: The Galaxy S5 is a only small upgrade over the Galaxy S4. The fingerprint scanner can be confusing to use, and the heart-rate monitor is a niche feature at best. In some regions, the Galaxy S5 costs significantly more than rival top-rated handsets.
Conclusion: The Galaxy S5 is not groundbreaking, earth shattering, or really all that remarkable in look or feel. It’s not a huge leap over the Galaxy S4 and nor is that much better than the now 8 month old iPhone 5s (save for the display size).
Pros: Amazing battery life, great looking screen, IP67 out of the box
Cons: Fingerprint reader can be trying, heart rate sensor is gimmicky, and