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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Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T receiving an update to address security and other enhancements

Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T receiving an update to address security and other enhancements

For owners of the Galaxy S5 under AT&T’s umbrella, you’re set to start receiving an update beginning today, August 28. The wireless carrier has officially announced the update, and outlined what’s available in the new software.

Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S5 Alpha: Tech Specs shootout

Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S5 Alpha: Tech Specs shootout

The Galaxy S5 Alpha may seem like a mid-range phone from Samsung at first glance, but it is in fact a compact power house that can easily hold its own against the likes of the Galaxy S5 and other heavy weights from LG and HTC.

In addition to its top-notch specs, the premium build quality of the Galaxy Alpha also gives it a key advantage over the Galaxy S5 — which has a very poor in-hand feel and looks very plastic-y.

Samsung forces the Galaxy S5 to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Samsung forces the Galaxy S5 to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

There has been a movement sweeping across the United States as of late (and in some parts of the globe, too), that sees individuals putting themselves under a bucket of water filled with ice. It’s designed to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, and it has indeed raised quite a bit of money throughout this stretch of awareness.

TouchWiz’s Gallery: the Unsuspected Photographic Tragedy

TouchWiz’s Gallery: the Unsuspected Photographic Tragedy

The workflow is simple enough, for many hundred million Samsung smartphone owners worldwide. Use the phone to take a photo, then tap on the little thumbnail to bring up the photo just taken. Not quite right? Then use one of the many supplied editing functions to crop, tweak, apply an effect, and so on. Looks great, so delete the original to save space. Perfect! Except that it’s not. Unbeknown to the user, the TouchWiz Gallery software has massively downsampled the image too. Yep, we’ve just lost 75% of image detail/resolution. 

Samsung’s ‘wall hugger’ ad campaign continues with physical stickers in airports

Samsung’s ‘wall hugger’ ad campaign continues with physical stickers in airports

In early July, Samsung began a new barrage of advertisements that put their devices, like the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Tab S, against Apple’s flagship devices and focused on specific elements of the devices. In the company’s “wall huggers” ad, it was all about the Galaxy S5′s battery: how you could replace it with another, or the device’s Ultra Power Saving Mode, which can extend the life of the battery a great deal. That initiative has extended to physical stickers in airports.

Best Android phones you can buy, Summer 2014 Edition

Best Android phones you can buy, Summer 2014 Edition

2014 is shaping up to be an exciting year in the Android smartphone industry. Not only did we get many new flagship devices with specs that we wouldn’t have dreamt to have a few years ago, but we also saw the resurgence of the mid and low-range market, along with Google’s push to make Android, as an operating system, as smooth and lean as possible, to reach lower price points.

Galaxy S5, LG G Pad 8.3 for Verizon receiving software updates

Galaxy S5, LG G Pad 8.3 for Verizon receiving software updates

Today is a busy day for Verizon. First announcing the LG G Vista, and then the Kyocera Brigadier with its “Sapphire Shield” display. Now, the wireless carrier has announced a pair of updates for as many devices, with the Galaxy S5 and LG G Pad 8.3 the beneficiaries.

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.