Samsung Galaxy S5 review

Marco Hanna
Senior Multimedia Producer from Nashville, TN
Published: April 10, 2014

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is here. It’s Samsung’s fifth-generation flagship device and is packed to the gills with the latest technology, including a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, a new Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM. It's also got a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

The display on the Galaxy S5 is slightly larger than the one found on the Galaxy S 4, measuring 5.1 inches in size. Around back, the S5 has a new coating that’s similar to the Moto X. The new Galaxy flagship runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat with a new toned-down version of Samsung's custom user interface. It includes features from the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 like MyMagazine, a Flipboard-powered data stream that's found just left of the home screen.

The Galaxy S5 also has a fingerprint scanner built into its physical home button and a heart rate monitor that's found directly below its rear camera camera.

Join us for the full review of the Galaxy S5, and be let us know what you think about Samsung’s new flagship in the comments section!

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