Samsung Galaxy S5

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.