Galaxy S5 retains the familiar designs on Samsung phones, hardware Home button, back cover made of plastic and metal imitation plastic edging. When compared with the previous Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5 can see the relatively larger size, though the screen size is only 0.1 inches larger. Therefore, when holding the S5 feels uncomfortable in his hand by the previous generation. However, if compared to other phones with screen sizes similar HTC One M8 or Sony Xperia Z2, the size of the S5 is still significantly smaller.
Material plastic back of the S5 is a criticism of many when the machine was introduced, because it looked pretty bad. When looking at reality, white back cover of the Galaxy S5 is not bad, I even received much feedback as it looked quite nice. This surface also helps reduce fingerprints, and do not be dirty after long use. Camera slightly convex back of the machine, the bottom is the heartbeat sensor.
While many manufacturers have chosen basically put the keys on the screen Android, Samsung is still loyal to the design using hard keys and touch keys below the display. Home of the hard keys are integrated fingerprint stick border, has decent speed but not much comfort. Instead of functional options, touch keys left of the Home button opens the screen which features Multitasking, even when new long hold function Options. The two touch keys have a backlight of the machine, however, is rather bad light, especially when used at night.
Equipped with water resistance on a phone is a current trend, and the fact that this is a practical feature. Galaxy S5 is also a waterproof phone, there are some details in the design to ensure this goal. The back cover of the machine is equipped with rubber gaskets to prevent water, and the machine’s USB 3.0 port can also cover. Readers can learn more about the design of the machine in Post Surgery phone Samsung Galaxy S5.
Minus point in the design of Samsung’s waterproof computer without charging port dock connector as the line of Sony Xperia Z, so each time you want to connect or charger, the user must remove the cover quite inconvenient. When you have finished charging and remove the USB cable, the machine will immediately announce that you need to avoid capping the drive into the water. Similarly, every time you turn on your computer, a message will pop up to remind you to check that the back cover is not closed tight.
Samsung continues faithful to its design language with the Galaxy S5. If you look outside, the Galaxy S5 can hardly compare with products like the iPhone 5s, One M8 and Xperia Z2, but its design still provides comfort when used. Biggest minus point in the design of the cover is probably lack a convenient USB port. Hopefully with the next generation, Samsung will find a way to waterproof effectively without causing inconvenience.
Galaxy S5’s screen size 5.1 inches, a little louder than the S4, but the resolution still is Full HD. It also sports a sensor is added to our understanding of the environmental light, thereby adjusting color tones displayed on the screen, but this correction is quite small, not easily seen.
The maximum brightness of the screen at 331 nits S5 only in trials in our dark room. But the Galaxy S5, like the Galaxy Note 3, when automatic brightness mode, the maximum brightness of the screen may be higher than the highest level adjustable in the settings, is achieved when used in environments very bright. Actual use of the machine shows the screen displays clear and easy to view when used outdoors in bright sunshine. Galaxy S5 advantages inherit express very deep black AMOLED technology, the screen has a high contrast ratio.
Galaxy S5 loudspeaker is arranged on the back, so when placed on a flat surface, the sound will be affected a bit. The maximum volume of the speaker is not large, it is difficult to hear when used in public.
Compared with previous generations, the camera on the Galaxy S5 has been upgraded quite a lot, both in terms of specifications and performance. The resolution of the camera is raised to 16 megapixels, uses sensors manufactured by Samsung ISOCELL ability to collect light and better color rendition. Like the HTC One, the ratio of the image on the sensor S5 is 16: 9, while the majority of phones using the sensor ratio of 4: 3.
New sensor S5 really bring good image quality when shooting outdoors. Photos taken outdoors with good sharpness and detail, the small details at the edge is not broken. The brightness of the image close to reality, between regions with different brightness. The colors of the images sometimes a bit brighter than the reality. When shooting outdoors, the machine also features a very fast start.
The Galaxy S5 is equipped with imaging features some pretty impressive. The most useful of which is the HDR mode. With this mode, the backlit shots will light more evenly, while the shutter speed shooting mode no different from usual. You also do not need to wait until it is finished shooting new pictures show results, so this mode display HDR images directly.
An imaging features other notable Focus is selective, and can understand the focus before shooting back. To use the frame mode should have at least two objects, in which an object placed at a distance of less than 50 centimeters from the device, and select refocus after shooting. However, this mode only works well when shooting outside light, even when the light is often the machine will not receive objects.
Maximum resolution of the Samsung Galaxy S5 shoot up to 4K. Of course with this resolution, the film capacity will increase very rapidly, but the sharpness of film 4K from the Galaxy S5 is also quite impressive.
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Battery capacity is 2800 mAh of Galaxy S5, slightly higher than the S4 (2600 mAh). In the course of use, when we use the computer to surf action is via 3G, then after more than 14 hours, with the screen open 2 hours 20% longer battery factory. Battery time is so inadequate, not really impressed. If you want to prolong battery life, you can use up to two battery saving features on the S5, is mentioned in the Features section.
New features on the S5 most recognizable as the heart rate sensor, is arranged immediately below the camera. The position of the sensor means to put the finger, and the speed is quite fast heart rate monitors.
Another feature is also noted as a fingerprint scanner. Currently fingerprint sensor can be used to unlock the screen, confirm the Samsung app store, pay with PayPal and private access on the phone. In general, the fingerprint sensor of the Galaxy S5 is quite sensitive, but lack flexibility.
Most smartphones have a battery-saving feature, when activated will reduce the brightness, turning off services and connectivity on the phone unnecessarily. Samsung has gone a step further on the Galaxy S5, with battery saving mode Ultra (Ultra power saving mode).
When you activate this mode, the PC screen will be in black and white, and only 12 applications are running, including web browsers, social networks (Facebook, Twitter) and OTT applications (Line). WiFi and Bluetooth connections will also be switched off (but users can turn it back on), the machine only keep network data connection when the screen is open. With this battery-saving mode, Samsung said that the machine is only 10% used batteries a day is enough.