Samsung said Friday its new smartphone Galaxy S5 released. It is available not only in the Netherlands but also in many other countries. Samsung also brought the Gear 2 smart watch and Gear Fit bracelet off.
The Galaxy S5 is officially on sale, but some readers reported that supplies of the S5 and the corresponding smart watch and bracelet Gear 2 Gear Fit in some cases already started last week. Homeland in South Korea, the device is already in two weeks. This brings the S5 rather than its predecessors; Galaxy S4 appeared in late April last year, while the S3 came on the market in late May 2012.
Meanwhile, there have also been several reviews published on the unit; AnandTech praises include battery life and the big step that Samsung has put into the design of the software, but feel that the camera and speakers had been better. Cnet mentions the S5 a Galaxy S4 Plus’ and is therefore not a breakthrough in innovation, but it is a quick premium phone. PCMag concludes that Samsung still does not understand how Americans see style and find that competitors LG and Nokia phones make a beautiful piece of plastic. Despite calls the release of the phone the “fastest, most functional phone of the moment.”
Samsung presented the Galaxy S5 telecom exhibition Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in late February. The smartphone has a 5.1 “AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, slightly larger than the 5” screen of the Galaxy S4. The housing has also increased.
The phone runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801-soc Krait processor with four cores at 2.3 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU; it is the same as that in the soc HTC One (M8) and Sony Xperia Z2 . The phone has a memory the size of 2GB, less than 3GB of Samsung’s own Galaxy Note 3 .
Samsung Touchwiz software for S5 are given a new look with a flatter design. The S5 also has a fingerprint scanner in the Home button and a heart rate monitor at the back. Like the Galaxy S4 Active from last year’s S5 dustproof and waterproof. The device currently costs more than 600 euros.