All about Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung announced its 2014 flagship, the Galaxy S5, at an Unpacked 5 event on February 24th during Mobile World Congress. The Galaxy S5 comes with a 5.1″ Super AMOLED 1080p display, a Snapdragon 801 processor, a 16MP camera, 16 or 32GB of internal storage with microSD expansion support, and ships with Android 4.4.2 out of the box. Its significant features include a fingerprint scanner and a heart rate sensor.

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This app will allow you to add more shortcuts to the Galaxy S5′s Toolbox

This app will allow you to add more shortcuts to the Galaxy S5′s Toolbox

One of the handy little features on the Galaxy S5 is its toolbox feature. The toolbox is a small floating circle that will be always present on your screen, if enabled, and can be dragged around freely. Tapping the circle will provide users with quick access to any of their pre-specified apps. Sadly, this list is only limited to five apps, which might not be sufficient for everyone.

Galaxy S5 in Europe receiving update for ‘improved performance’, still Android 4.4.2

Galaxy S5 in Europe receiving update for ‘improved performance’, still Android 4.4.2

Keeping an eye out for any kind of update can give us an idea of when new software, or just tweaks to the software we’re already using, is heading to devices all over the world. Today, the unlocked variant of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S5 is reportedly receiving an update that should make owners pretty happy.

Samsung reminds everyone the iPhone has a small display, says to stop waiting

Samsung reminds everyone the iPhone has a small display, says to stop waiting

Samsung’s tagline, “The Next Big Thing is Here,” has proven quite adaptable, as the company continues to use it for just about everything they launch when it comes to the mobile market. Obviously, it makes sense, considering the devices keep getting bigger. And now they want to remind everyone that the main competition has a smaller display.

Samsung releases the Galaxy S5 with LTE in India for Rs. 56,000

Samsung releases the Galaxy S5 with LTE in India for Rs. 56,000

In a surprising move, Samsung has released a new Galaxy S5 (G900L) variant in India, which supports the recently deployed LTE network in the country. 

Samsung’s QHD AMOLED display gets analyzed, reveals major improvements with less green tint

Samsung’s QHD AMOLED display gets analyzed, reveals major improvements with less green tint

Any time a new product finds its way onto the market, it will get analyzed or torn apart. For science! Or, just basic curiosity. (Both?) In the case of Samsung’s first ever QHD AMOLED display, it was more about finding out if it’s actually any better than what’s come before it, especially the 1080p HD panel found on the Galaxy S5. A new report suggests that the display is indeed better, even if there is still room for improvement.

This Xposed module brings back lockscreen widgets on the Galaxy S5

This Xposed module brings back lockscreen widgets on the Galaxy S5

Even though the Galaxy S5 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat, it lacks the lockscreen widgets feature introduced by Google in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Samsung has not included any other similar feature on the Galaxy S5 as well, which is very much unlike its kitchen sink approach. Thankfully, if you have root access and are using Xposed framework on your Galaxy S5, you can easily reclaim lockscreen widgets using an Xposed module from developer goldie.

The best Samsung Galaxy S5 tips and tricks

The best Samsung Galaxy S5 tips and tricks

The Samsung Galaxy S5 was one of the most hyped and popular flagships of 2014, with a fingerprint scanner, a heart rate monitor, an excellent 16MP camera, and Samsung’s signature software that adds hundreds of new options to stock Android. Whether you have just purchased your Galaxy S5 now that it is a bit more affordable or you have had it since it begun shipping, there are about to be features and tips that you haven’t yet discovered about it. We’re here to help you with that!

Samsung commercial tries to lure in iPhone users by calling them Wall Huggers

Samsung commercial tries to lure in iPhone users by calling them Wall Huggers

Oh Samsung, how boring would our lives as technology bloggers be without your awesome unashamed commercials? And what would your marketing division do if there was no Apple and no iPhone? Their entire creative team is burning the midnight oil trying to come up with ways to bash it in its advertisements. But I digress. This new ad, well, it’s funny and brilliant. Unless you are the target demography that is, in which case, Samsung just made fun of you to try to win you. Counterproductive, eh?

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Galaxy S5 mini: Tech specs comparison

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Galaxy S5 mini: Tech specs comparison

The Galaxy S5 mini, which was announced earlier today, might share the same moniker, and some hardware and software features as Samsung’s latest flagship, but it is still very much a mid-range device and is no Xperia Z1 Compact challenger.

If you have been wondering how both Galaxy S5 brothers stack up against each other, read our tech specs comparison below to find out.

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini tech specs

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini tech specs

Earlier today, Samsung announced the mini version of the Galaxy S5, aptly known as the Galaxy S5 mini. While the handset looks like a Galaxy S5 and even sports the same software features, it packs in considerably lesser grunt under its hood.

Below is the full tech specs of the handset in case you want to know the full nitty-gritty details about it.