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Samsung Galaxy S5

The Galaxy S5 is of course the successor to two of the fastest and best-selling Android smartphones ever made – the Galaxy S III and S4. There have been more than 200 million Galaxy S series phones sold to date, so there’s a lot of pressure on the shoulders of the Galaxy S5 to succeed.

The Galaxy S5 is almost indistinguishable from its predecessors from the front but the back has been replaced with a dimpled, soft-touch plastic cover that feels better to hold, but isn’t as premium as the likes of the iPhone or even the Ascend P7.


The Galaxy S5 is now also IP67 rated which means that it is both dustproof and water-resistant for depths of up to one meter for up to 30 minutes at a time and also includes a built-in heart-rate sensor that integrates into the S-Health app and a fingerprint reader which is nowhere near as good as Apple’s TouchID sensor in the iPhone 5s.

With the best warranty in the game and a bevy of new features and upgrades the Galaxy S5 is easily better than its predecessor, in fact it offers a better proposition than almost anything that has come out before or since.

Next page: Sony Xperia Z2

David Greenway

David Greenway

David is a technology enthusiast with an insatiable thirst for information. He tends to get excited over new hardware and will often be the one in the room going "Its got 17 cores, 64GB of RAM and a 5" 4K flexible OLED display, oh it makes phone calls too?" Currently uses: Too many phones. Wants: World peace... and more phones.