KOREAN GIANT Samsung has been taking increasingly large shares of the smartphone market, with sales of each one if its yearly new Galaxy flagship smartphones breaking their predecessors' sales record.
Aware of this, Samsung clearly has high hopes for its 2014 flagship, the Galaxy S5, and has loaded the device with a variety of top-end components and custom features designed to differentiate it from its Android competition. Key additions to the Galaxy S5 include an upgraded 16MP rear camera, improved Knox 2.0 security support, the latest version of Samsung's Touchwiz Android skin as well as a biometric heart monitor and custom fingerprint scanner.
However, with some users still disliking Samsung's custom Touchwiz skin and preferring the user experience and interface offered by unskinned Android versions, many potential buyers will be wondering how the Galaxy S5 compares to Google's latest Nexus 5 handset. Offering users a completely untouched version of Android and costing close to half the price of the £580 Galaxy S5, the £300 Nexus 5 has its own attractions.