Samsung Galaxy S5 Is Here!

The highly anticipated Samsung flagship Android smartphone is being rolled out worldwide on Friday, April 11.

Equipped with a 5.1″ FULL HD screen, this modern beauty boasts a variety of new features including a 16-MP camera that will take mobile photography to a whole new level, the ability to survive when submerged in water, or to act as a heart-rate monitor for personal-fitness tracking. There is also a fingerprint scanner for biometric screen locking.

At Amazon.com, you can get the Samsung Galaxy S5 in either black or white. Buy with Service Plan Contract (Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint), or without a service plan. Click to view prices.

Spec Highlights:

  • 3G/4G LTE connectivity
  • Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core processor
  • 5.1-inch full 1080p Super Amoled HD display
  • 16-MP Rear Camera
  • Front 2-MP camera
  • 16 GB ROM + 2 GB of RAM
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 + NFC
  • Up to 29 hours of talk time

Feature Highlights:

  • Big, Bold 5.1″ HD display.
  • Samsung Smart Switch to transfer content to a new device.
  • Professional quality 16MP camera with faster focus.
  • S HEALTH Integrated Mobile Health partner.
  • Secure Fingerprint Scanner for faster access.
  • Quickest connections – The Galaxy S5 allows you to enjoy the world’s quickest Wi-Fi connectivity and the latest LTE connectivity available on any network.
  • Maximize battery power when you need it most – Use Ultra Power Saving Mode to turn the Galaxy S5 screen to black and white and shut off nonessential apps, so you get the maximum battery life for your device. That way, when you’re down to 10% charge, you can still receive calls and texts for up to 24 hours.

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Experts’ Reviews:

Wired
The Samsung Galaxy S5 isn’t quite the leap ahead that the S4 was. It has an enhanced screen, processor and camera plus an improved OS, not to mention fripperies like the fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor. But these are all incremental changes that allow it to keep pace with the competition rather than firmly ahead of it. Read full review >>

PC Mag
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the fastest, most functional smartphone available today. It has the best screen, the best Wi-Fi performance, and the best camera for an Android phone (outpaced only by the Nokia PureView camera). Samsung dialed back its software excesses to produce a lively phone that’s more fun to use than the previous model. Read full review >>

Android Authority
The good news is the Galaxy S5 is an honest phone, and if you are swayed by its charms now, you’ll likely have a good time using it for a long time.
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The Telegraph
As a standard smartphone it’s impressive, and even the design grew on me. It’s not streets ahead of the Nexus 5 or the HTC One, and it is unlikely to drag too many iPhone users to the Android fold. As a camera it’s good, but Nokia and others do even better. Read full review >>

The Wall Street Journal
Smartphone technology may be reaching a plateau where core elements like the processor, screen and sensors no longer matter as much as the software that helps you use them. And that is an area where Samsung still trails. Read full review >>