Samsung Galaxy S5 Hands On


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The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S5 is finally here! We spent some quality hands-on time with the new flagship, which features a 5.1-inch 1080p display, 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.4.2 and some other really neat features, like a heart rate monitor.

The Galaxy S5 has been slightly redesigned from the Galaxy S 4, and surprisingly it has not taken after its Note 3 sibling and adopted a faux leather back. The S5 is styled more like the Moto X with a dimpled and rubberized coating on the back that gives it a nice in-hand feel. Samsung s new phone is running the latest version of Android along with a new UX that’s a slight departure from TouchWiz. Throughout the design you can see that this is an evolution of the version of TouchWiz found on previous S models, but this one borrows a bit from Samsung s Magazine UX and stock Android. This overlay turned out to be a nice and much-needed change.

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