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5 Reasons Why We Love the Samsung Galaxy S5

Every year, the tech boys try to up the ante – sometimes less successful than others..but the Galaxy S5 does not disappoint

You would’ve heard by now the specs of Samsung’s latest baby so let’s just do a quick TL;DR here for you: It’s got a 5.1″ FHD Super Amoled display, runs on 2.5GHz quad core application processor and Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) operating system, a 16MP camera on the rear and 2.0MP at the front.

With that out of the way, here’s 5 reasons why we love the Galaxy S5:

1. Style

Let’s face it, phones play such a huge role in our lives that it’s important that it looks the part too. So if you’re into sleek functionality, the Galaxy S5 delivers. Just like many designer bags, the back of the Galaxy S5 comes with a perforated patterned back cover, lending it a modern glam look. It comes in classic shades of Charcoal Black and Shimmery White, with Electric Blue and Copper Gold set to arrive here later on.

2. Camera

As mentioned above, the 16MP camera has an enhanced menu and user interface that allows you to take, edit, and share photos effortlessly with a faster autofocus speed of 0.3 seconds. We’re really impressed with the Selective Focus feature which allows users to focus on a specific are of an object while blurring out the background and vice versa..AFTER you’ve already taken your photo. Pretty cool, huh? With this capability, you no longer need a special lens kit to create a shallow depth of field effect, and can take as many hipsterized photos to be uploaded onto your tumblr or Instagram account!

3. Get Fit

The S Health 3.0 offers more tools and acts like a comprehensive personal fitness tracker to help users monitor and manage their behaviour, along with additional tools including a pedometer, diet and exercise records, and a new built-in heart rate sensor.

Pair this phone with the extra accessories like the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Fit and you’ve got a sound system to keep your fitness in check with real-time fitness coaching or further customise your experience with an enriched third party app ecosystem.

4. Faster Connections

No matter where you are, the Galaxy S5 will help ensure you have the fastest available connection thanks to its ability to support the fifth generation WiFi 802.11ac and 2X2 MIMO and most advanced LTE experience today. There’s also a Download Booster feature , which boosts data speed by bonding WiFi and LTE simultaneously – so yay to faster YouTube experience!

5. Protection

While enjoying a good looking camera is fine and dandy, you want to know its safely protected as well. The Galaxy S5 is dust and water resistant and also offers a Finger Scanner which provides a secure, biometric screen-locking feature. There’s also a safe mobile payment experience, and the impressive Ultra Power Saving Mode will turn your display black and white, and shuts down all unnecessary features to minimise battery consumption and give you extra juice and crucial moments.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available in Malaysia from April 11 onwards at selected telco partners (Celcom, Digi, and Maxis) and all Samsung Mobile Brand Stores at a recommended retail price of RM2,399. Pre-orders start from March 28 to April 10. The Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Fit will be available from April 11 onwards at RM899 and RM599 respectively.

For more information, visit the Samsung website.

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