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Samsung Galaxy S5 video review

We test out Samsung's Android 4.4 Kitkat flagship
Wed Apr 16 2014, 12:21

THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 is now available in the UK, and sees the firm looking to woo buyers away from the likes of the iPhone 5S and HTC One M8.

The Galaxy S5 has been seen by many as an incremental update, but Samsung has made a number of useful tweaks and updates to make the smartphone tempting for buyers. These include a fingerprint sensor, a heart rate monitor and a new version of the Touchwiz user interface, which is much more stripped back than the version found on last year's Galaxy S4.

In terms of hardware specs, the Samsung Galaxy S5 features a 5.1in 1080p Full HD display and an upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip, which means the handset is extremely slick. There's an upgraded 16MP camera on its rear too, which we have found a huge improvement over last year's 13MP sensor.

The Galaxy S5 has also seen a welcome rework in the design department, with a perforated case. It is currently available to buy in black and white models, with blue and gold versions to follow.

Check out our full Samsung Galaxy S5 review. µ

 

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