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3 cool discoveries about the Galaxy S5 that might make you buy it

The Galaxy S5 launch in the USA is just around the corner and people are prepping to get their new Samsung flagship as of April 11th. Here are three new, cool things you should know about the Samsung Galaxy S5 in anticipation of receiving your very own device (or this could push you to get the newest S model).

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It has the best screen ever

Though we were amazed by the Galaxy S5’s display, DisplayMate Technologies are saying that is the best smartphone display that they have ever tested. This company makes display test kits for every single manufacturer and were able to conclude, after a lengthy analysis, that the Galaxy S5 scored the highest marks for ''Highest Brightness, Lowest Reflectance, Highest Color Accuracy, Infinite Contrast Ratio, Highest Contrast Rating in Ambient Light, and smallest Brightness Variation with Viewing Angle''. They say that even though OLED displays of the past were lagging behind their LCD rivals, the AMOLED display on the S5 is finally able to beat the competition.

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This is the overall test results of the Galaxy S5 display. You can find the complete test at Display Mate. © Display Mate

It watches over your baby

The Galaxy S5 comes with a lot of extra features, some of which were called gimmicky during its unveiling at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Next to the heart-rate monitor, fingerprint sensor and other fancy features, there is one they ‘forget’ to mention: hidden away in the Accessibility section of the S5’s settings, testers discovered the ‘Baby crying detector’, that will alert you with vibrations when your baby is crying. Samsung doesn’t want you to mistake this feature for a medical device, but see it rather as a parenting aid, and reminds you that you shouldn't leave your baby alone, even when using the feature. I supposed they want to avoid any unnecessary legal headaches down the road.

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I'm suprised it took so long for someone to spot the 'hidden' feature on the S5. © Soyacincau

It has one of the best batteries on the market

Finally, Samsung  got high scores and did superbly on a battery test where it was pitched next to the iPhone 5s, LG G2, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Sony Xperia Z1 and Nexus 5. It completely schooled most of its rivals, aside from the LG G2 and Note 3 where it was almost a tie. The tests involved talk time, internet browsing and playing a 3D game. This was just one of the tests performed, a second one also showed the S5 near the top after comparing battery consumption when the screen brightness was set to max. Battery life is becoming so important these days, considering many smartphones are really lagging in this category due to powerful processors and resource-hungry displays and functions. With a capacity of 2,800mAh, the battery isn’t as big as the ones in other phones, but it looks like Samsung worked at getting the software and hardware to work better together.

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Top marks here, other than internet browsing where the iPhone 5s did slightly better. ©

With the knowledge of these three elements now on hand, what do you think of the Samsung Galaxy S5? Has it aroused any new interest in the device or do your opinions on it remain unchanged?


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  • With the announcement that it has the best batteries in town, makes all the smartphone users excited. Everyone are multitasking on their phone and the one of their main concerns is draining batteries. So, if S5 can solution this problem for sure the sale of this phone is a mega-hit.

    • Loie Favre
      • Admin
      • Staff
      Apr 2, 2014 Link to comment

      I agree! Though I might need to get over the band-aid back cover look, I want to give the S5 out a try and see if if I might just upgrade from the S3 to the S5, since there is no point in getting the S4. I'm also considering the Note 3 too.

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