PROs: The new Galaxy S5 is no doubt one of the best smartphones 2014. It sports an improved look and feel with some careful design work going into redoing the back cover. Its predecessor tried to emulate metal and leather materials on the back by manipulating the plastic cover. However it didn’t work so well and often ended up looking cheap and feeling like, well…plastic. With the Galaxy S5 the Samsung designers embraced the plastic but added some small dimples to give it a better grip was well as a shiny new coating for a more elegant look. They have also expanded the color line up from charcoal black shimmery white to now include bright blue and enticing copper. Similar to some of the best tablets 2014, the best smartphones 2014 will also have to include cutting edge features as default options. This is inevitable as technology catches up and makes it cheaper for more brands to deploy these features.
Such features include water proofing and dust proofing which the Galaxy S5 has to offer. Don’t go scuba diving anytime soon but your Galaxy S5 can survive under about 30 feet of water for 30 minutes with no issues. Another must have feature for the best smartphones 2014 is fingerprint security. Since the iPhone 5 debuted with this feature they have set the bar and any smartphone that wishes to take on the iPhone will need to have this feature covered and the Galaxy S5 was no different. They have managed to incorporate a fingerprint scanner into the home button. They have also taken this a step further by partnering with Paypal to allow for integrated Paypal purchases with the swipe of the ginger. Looking deeper into the guts of the machine they have all the standard bells and whistles of a top smartphone. This includes a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, improved 16-mp rear-facing camera, upgraded battery pushing 2,800mAh and double the battery life in new ultra power save mode (whopping 16 days of standby time). Memory however remains standard with up to 32GB plus expansion to 128GB with SD card.
CONs: The biggest con for the Galaxy S5 is the fact that it may not have Continue reading