Samsung Galaxy S5 review
Samsung's jack-of-all-trades returns with an improved display, waterproof case & biometric scanners
Hardware & Unique features
Samsung has used a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.5GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. You'll find no problem with performance. Our device clocked 720ms in the Sunspider benchmark, slower than the 420ms of the iPhone 5s, but you won't notice much difference with real-world activities.
Users can choose between 16/32GB of internal memory and there is micro SD card support for cards up to 128GB in size.
Bluetooth 4, NFC, Infrared and Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) wireless functionality is supported. Samsung has used MIMO (2x2) anntenaes to help boost the download speeds.
Download Booster - The S5 is chocked full of features not seen in any other smartphone to date.
Our favourite unique is the Download Booster. When you're downloading files more than 30MB in size, you can turn this on to combine Wi-Fi and 4G signals speed up download times.
We've tested this extensively with large files and it has proved to be excellent. We were able to download a 2GB HD copy of Avengers Assemble in just over 5 minutes from the Play Store. Of course the usefulness of this feature will depend on the strength of your internet connection and be careful not to go over your 4G allowance.
Subscriptions - Samsung has teamed up with partners to offer up a total of 12 different subscriptions. It's the most comprehensive packageany company has given customers with a handheld product. Below are the offers available to UK users:
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