Samsung’s newest smartphone Galaxy S5 lands in stores April 11. Here are some key features look out for:
The S5’s AMOLED screen edges out the typical LCD screens of current smartphones in terms of things like games, videos, and apps; LCD is better for text-only viewing. With trends indicating that smartphone users are spending more time on apps than other browsers, this is indeed a smart move by Samsung. Also, the emphasis on color accuracy and perception, is another big selling point. At various angles, you’ll still see all 50 shades of gray, blue, red, and any other color out there.
Heart rate sensor
The S5 cares about more than just your mind; it also cares about your body. Samsung’s fitness-geared technology is nothing new. However, these latest efforts to amplify health-conscious features show the company’s angle in the market. The small sensor on the back of the phone records your vitals and helps you check your progress over time. Plus, it’s so much cooler than unsuccessfully trying to find your own pulse. Virtual high-five if you’ve just tried to find it.
Water and dust -resistant
Let’s get real. Your phone doesn’t stay in a sterile little cube. Your phone gets tossed into your bag, shoved into your pocket, goes crashing onto the ground, maybe even dropped into the toilet! (Or so I’ve heard.) That’s life for you! Samsung’s caught onto the reality that wherever you go, your phone goes with you. And while water resistant doesn’t exactly mean you can surf the web while surfing the waves, it means that if the phone is accidently dropped into shallow water, you’ll have some time to perform your rescue mission.
This feature smells oddly similar to that of another tech giant but with a few twists. For one, Samsung’s scanner reads your prints as you swipe your finger down the small pad on the home screen compared to Apple’s Touch ID, which detects when you hold your finger on the sensor. (Maybe this is all part of Samsung’s health-conscious scheme to get you to do some finger exercises.) While Apple’s scanner allows you to unlock the phone and authorize Apple-product payments on the App Store, Samsung has integrated its feature with more versatile payment apps such as PayPal.
The S5 has all of the upgrades of the best smartphone features with added health benefits. It’s like having your own mini fitness trainer, minus the scary yelling. (“10 MORE CRUNCHES! IS THAT ALL YOU’VE GOT?!”) Samsung’s cohesive message about innovation improving everyday life speaks volumes to a society so fixated on digital screens. From the heart rate monitor to the water and dust -resistant capabilities, even to the perforated texture on the back of the phone similar to that of a band-aid, the message is simple: your phone shouldn’t restrain you from life; it should help you live it. For such a thoughtful smartphone, isn’t it only right to reward it with a stylish and protective case only from CaseCrown? Go on and find your new best friend for the Next Big Thing.
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