What Can the New Samsung Galaxy S5 Do? – Watch This Video

Published on March 6th, 2014

Samsung has officially unveiled their latest flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S5, last month. The Galaxy S5 is built with cutting edge technology and sports a set of features that its predecessors doesn’t have. Commonly, people would just look at the specifications of the phone and compare it with other phones. And based on specifications alone, they just conclude that “hey I’ll go with this phone instead, it has better specs”. But the phone’s specs are not enough. The phone’s features and capabilities also play an important role in the success of a smartphone. Today let’s watch a video showing us the main features or what can the new Samsung Galaxy S5 do, watch it below.

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What Can the New Samsung Galaxy S5 Do

What Can the New Samsung Galaxy S5 Do

Without looking at the Samsung Galaxy S5’s specification sheet, and just watching the video alone, it makes me want to ditch my Galaxy Note 2 and grab the Galaxy S5. I know many people where disappointed since we were expecting a much better or higher specifications. But Samsung focused more on its software or applications this time.

The video above shows most of the features of the Samsung Galaxy S5, from improved camera quality and features, super-fast download speeds, fingerprint scanner, to applications that will help you keep healthy. But they are not the only capabilities of the Galaxy S5, there are several others that were not featured in the video.

Before, I was considering getting a Sony Xperia phone instead, probably the new Xperia Z2, primarily because I need the water proof feature. I don’t want my phone getting damaged again because of water. But since the Galaxy S5 is also dust and water resistant, plus it has lots of great features, I’m leaning towards the Galaxy S5 now.

I don’t mind if the phone doesn’t have a 2K or 4K resolution or if it is not powered by the latest and fastest processor. What I am looking for is a phone that can help me with my day to day activity. And it looks like the new Samsung Galaxy S5 fits the bill.

How about you guys? What smartphone are you planning to get one soon or in the near future? Galaxy S5 or Xperia Z2 or LGG3 or probably the iPhone 6?

Samsung Galaxy S5 Specifications

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy S5
Operating SystemAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
Processor2.5GHz Krait 400 Quad Core
Graphics ProcessorAdreno 330
Display5.1-inch Super AMOLED at 1080x1920, 432ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Memory2GB RAM
Storage16GB / 32GB Internal
ExpandablemicroSD up to 128GB
Camera Rear16 megapixels, 5312x2988, AF, LED flash, phase detection
Dual shot, Simultaneous HD recording, touch focus, IS, HDR
2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, video HDR, dual video recording
Camera Front2 megapixels, 1080p@30fps, dual video call
Network2G, 3G, 4G, HSDPA and LTE
DataGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 42.4Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps, LTE
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 ac, Dual Band, DLNA, WiFi Direct, WiFi hotspot
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
NFC and Infrared port
microUSB 3.0, USB OTG, USB Host
GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture, heart rate
Dimensions142mm x 72.5mm x 8.1mm
Weight145 grams
ColorsWhite, Black, Blue, Gold
BatteryLi-Ion 2800 mAh
FeaturesFingerprint sensor (PayPal certified)
IP67 Certified - dust and water resistant
Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
Wireless charging (market dependent)
ANT+ support
S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
Smart stay, Smart pause, Smart scroll
Air gestures
Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage)
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
TV-out (via MHL 2 A/V link)
SNS integration
MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
Organizer
Image/video editor
Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
Voice memo/dial/commands
Predictive text input (Swype)

Price and Availability in Philippines

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will become available (or its release date) starting this April. The Galaxy S5 price in the Philippines is said to be somewhere in Php32,990, for the Quad Core/LTE variant. Probably some stores might sell it as high as Php 35,000 or slightly lower than Php 33,000.

Meanwhile, expect that Smart and Globe will have the Galaxy S5 included in their data plans in late Q2 or early Q3 of the year.

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