Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Hands on

The Galaxy S5 promises a great camera, solid battery life and quick 4G speeds, but is the heart-rate monitor a gimmick too far?

IP67 certification - this is the first Galaxy smartphone to be water and dust resistant.

Download Booster allows Wi-Fi and 4G to be bonded to increase download speeds.

A 16-megapixel rear camera with lightening autofocus (0.3 seconds), selective focus and 4K recording. capabilities.

The inclusion of a mammoth 2800mAh battery. Samsung claims 10 hours of web browsing and there is a comprehensive battery saving mode for when you're running low on power.

Features we're not sold on

The fingerprint scanner is fiddly to set up and durability is unknown.

Inclusion of the heart-rate monitor feels a bit forced and is unlikely to be used on a daily basis.

The design of the rear case.

Overall there are more positives than negatives. We'll bring you our definitive verdict in our full review.

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