Reviewing Samsung from Melbourne Stores: Dissecting the Galaxy S5

When it was released in April this year, a lot of people in Victoria’s most populous city went to their nearest Android stores to get their hands on the latest Galaxy S5 model. However, many are still just looking at reviews and still contemplating on what their next Melbourne Samsung purchase should be. If you are one of these people, you’re probably wondering what about this most recent innovation in the Galaxy series can offer you.

the good the bad and the annoying

Snapdragon 801 System

Digital and software writer Bill Wong hails the S5’s operating system innovation in his article in the Electronic Design website:

The Galaxy S5’s good points are its main features including the 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801. The 28 nm chip has a quad core Krait 400 CPU. This is Qualcomm’s own design that is comparable to the ARM Cortex-A15. It is paired with Qualcomm’s Adreno 330 GPU and a Hexagon DSP. It has 2 Gbytes of RAM. Mine was the 16 Gbyte flash model.

The Snapdragon 801 has other features that are needed in today’s smartphone market like USB 3.0 support. It makes data transfers fast but, more important to me, it makes charging a lot quicker […]. It also has all the built-in peripherals to deliver the two features like a 2.1 Mpixel front camera and a rear camera that can do record 4K UltraHD video or 16 Mpixel stills. The cameras do a great job especially compared to my old Droid Razr.

5.1 Screen

The S5’s screen boasts HD resolution at a staggering 1920 by 1080 pixels. The Super AMOLED screen also has a pretty nifty power-saving feature that can turn to greyscale if you want to surf without having to expend most of your battery. The OLED screen, on the other hand, still remains innovative for being self-lit instead of being reflective or backlit.

Innovative Design

After the disappointing design change from the S3 to the S4 (which was essentially non-existent), the S5 manages to depart from its predecessors. It veered away from once again drawing fire by going back to basics with its design, as it went for a more simplistic look characteristic of what customers say about the Galaxy Note 3, and with four new colours.

One of the reasons many people go for the Galaxy smartphone series is the efficiency with which you can have your gadget serviced. There are many companies around like TelcoWorld that offer efficient Samsung phone repairs in Melbourne, so you should have little to worry about in case your new S5 gets damaged.

(Source: Samsung Galaxy S5 – The Good, The Bad, And The Annoying, Electronic Design)

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