Samsung has always been a top contender in the smartphone market and the Samsung Galaxy S5 was no exception. Released in February 2014, this phone was met with high praise from consumers and critics alike.
*The phone has been discontinued and is no longer available for purchase. The price mentioned is for second hand phones.
This phone had a very modern look, with rounded edges and a plastic frame. It also had a water resistant casing, which made it ideal for use in Sri Lanka’s humid climate.
The phone’s display was a massive improvement from the previous Galaxy S devices. It had a Super AMOLED screen with 1080x1920 pixel resolution, which made it perfect for watching movies and playing games. Despite its rather large size, it was not uncomfortable to hold and use.
The battery life was another major improvement over the previous Galaxy models. It had a capacity of 2800mAh, which was more than enough to last through a full day’s use.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 had a very fast Snapdragon 801 processor and an impressive amount of internal storage. It also came with a lot of pre-installed applications, which some people found to be annoying.
The camera was one of the weaker points in this phone. It had a 16MP rear-facing camera and a decent LED flash, but it struggled to compete with the cameras in newer devices. The camera also had a feature that allowed users to measure the heart rate by placing their finger on the back of the phone.
This phone was a popular choice for gamers due to its large screen and fast processor. It could handle most games with ease, but it would struggle to run the latest titles at high settings.
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S5 was a powerful phone with great features. It wasn’t perfect but it was still one of the best phones on the market at that time. However, as you would expect, it's features are outdated and most midrange phones nowadays can easily outperform the S5.