Announced at Mobile World Congress in February, Samsung’s latest flagship, the GALAXY S5, begins hitting store shelves today. Bolstered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 processor, the S5 combines best in class performance with superior connectivity.
The built-in S Health 3.0 activity tracker, a water resistant chassis, an ultra power saving mode and biometric fingerprint scanner are just a few of the additional features that make it stand out, not to mention the HD 5.1-inch AMOLED display and 16 MP camera. To find out more, check out our previous coverage.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 ships in four colorways — shimmery white, charcoal black, electric blue and copper gold — and your choice of 16GB or 32GB versions. It is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and Best Buy.
In case you’re wondering, here’s what the press have said about the GALAXY S5 so far:
- “If performance clinches the deal for you, the Galaxy S5 is one mean speed demon. Its 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor is at the top of its game, which reflects in both real-world and diagnostic tests. For instance, the graphics-heavy Riptide GP2 racing game was smooth, with all the surface effects and shadow lighting that sticklers for detail may notice. Navigation felt smooth and fast. Apps opened without much delay, and content loaded quickly.” -- CNet
- “The GS5 sees upgrades across the board compared to its predecessor. The underlying silicon is both faster and more power efficient. The battery is larger, and battery life has improved dramatically thanks to silicon and display upgrades.” -- Anandtech
- “On the inside, the Galaxy S5 has a 2.5-GHz, quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU, along with 2GB of RAM. A 2,800 mAh battery promises longer battery life than on the Galaxy S4, which lasted just between 5 hours and 25 minutes and 6:41 on our battery test (continuous surfing over LTE), depending on what carrier we used. A new and improved power-saving mode should also help.” -- Laptop Mag
- “The Galaxy S5 is powered by a 2.5GHz Qualcomm [Snapdragon] processor, and everything about it feels fast. Screen transitions were smooth and apps opened instantaneously… I suspect the Galaxy S5 will be among the fastest phones available when it ships in April.” -- GigaOm