Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 ’10 Hidden Features’ revealed

Plenty of people have been talking about the Samsung Galaxy S5, us included. And while many are still digging their way through trying to find all the hidden gems -- Samsung has recently shared 10 hidden features. Having looked through the list we aren't sure we can consider all of these to be hidden, but regardless, there are a few gems on the list.

Samsung Galaxy S5 now available with MetroPCS

MetroPCS has become the latest US carrier to announce the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S5. They have the Galaxy S5 in black, and sitting priced at $649. Purchases can be made online and in retail stores. Customers can then pair the Galaxy S5 with the contract-free MetroPCS plans which begin at $40 per month.

Samsung Galaxy S5 camera: out of the box basics

Similar to what we did with the HTC One (M8), we are going to offer an out-of-the-box look at the Galaxy S5 camera setup. This includes a tour of the camera interface and some of the available options and settings. But while the different modes and settings can be helpful -- we feel there are plenty of users that simply take pictures and record video with little thought in regards to the settings.

Samsung Galaxy S5 pitted against other flasgships in drop and dunk test

Putting smartphones through a physical stress test is sometimes fun and informative, except when they're not, giving users a glimpse of just how much punishment their expensive new device can take. Warranty service provider SquareTrade has taken the Samsung Galaxy S5, along with the iPhone 5s, HTC One M8, and Nexus 5 in a stress test face off, and the results are a bit surprising.

Smartphones: latest and greatest vs. the old reliable

As you'll notice from our coverage here on the site, we get to play with a fair amount of new devices. In fact, there are several tablets and smartphones sitting on my desk at the moment, including the HTC One (M8) and Samsung Galaxy S5. As those are the two new flagships we suspect many readers would love the opportunity to say the same. The thing is, we aren't saying this to brag, but instead to illustrate a point about how the hot new device may not be the best (for you).

Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner foiled, device hacked

Like the iPhone 5S, the Galaxy S5 has a fingerprint sensor. Like the iPhone 5S, the Galaxy S5’s fingerprint sensor has been hacked to allow access. The part responsible for the hack is -- as you may have guessed -- the same person who found the  vulnerability on the iPhone 5S when it was launched.

Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear Fit reviewed by SlashGear

The Galaxy S5 is easily one of the more desirable Android devices launched this year, touting high-end specs and some neat new features. The device also works with Samsung’s new Gear Fit wearable, which is both Samsung’s foray into the non-smartwatch wearable segment as well as Tizen for mainstream applications. With SlashGear having reviewed both, we take a look at their take on both devices to find if they’re worth your cash, or if it’s time to pass.
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