Samsung has already made its newest Galaxy S5 handset known to the world. The smartphone is easily an upgrade over the Galaxy smartphones of the past, while bringing a host of new innovations and features into the mix.
The new Galaxy S5 was first unveiled at the MWC that was held earlier this year. And while some its thunder has been grabbed since the company released the new Note 4 and showed off the new Note Edge, the S5 remains as one of the prime devices to have arrived this year.
While the specs for the handset sound absolutely great, it can't be just riding on the specs to attain this kind of popularity all across the globe. Hence we take a look at the 5 interesting things we have learnt from the handset.
Evolution is the Key Word
When we say that the new Galaxy S5 has been an upgrade over its predecessors, we don't only mean its upgraded looks or more powerful interiors. On the contrary, we speak of the overall package that has arrived bundled into one single handset. A 2.5GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM and a 2800mAh (removable) battery are just a few things in the mix.
Resistant to the World
Before its release, Samsung made it a point and spoke highly of the fact that the new Galaxy handset is from water and dust concerns. And true to its promise, one of the key changes to the Galaxy S5 is the fact that it's now water-resistant. It's also dust resistant too, making the uncovered headphone port a great proposition for those who use the handset.
Understanding Ultra Power Saving Mode
Samsung is making a point when it says its new Galaxy handset will offer better battery backup. Not only is the smartphone offering you a removable battery, Samsung has even fitted the S5 with an ultra power saving mode. On activating it, the screen will go black and white, while power usage will go down massively. Moreover, the apps you're able to use are limited to just six that you choose.
Selective Focus Support
Selective focus has been a big thing for most smartphone makers in the current year. Selective focus is same as background de-focus, and Samsung is alowing users to take a photo and then give it a 'pro-effect' by defocusing the background. But if you know your history, Nokia had already started offering something like this back in 2013.
How Good is the Fingerprint Scanner?
As far as the fingerprint scanner on the S5 is concerned, the Galaxy S5 allows you to swipe your digit down vertically in line with the phone, which isn't really a natural gesture. Moreover, there is an option to add as many as three different fingerprints. This means if you are ever confused with one, you can delete that and set up a new fingerprint ID.