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It hasn’t been long since the S series have been launched and we already have the Samsung Galaxy S5 on our hands.
The fifth generation of the S series has come really fast and as always it brings a heap of improvements over the last year’s model, and the users are probably asking themselves a question. Are the improvements worth it? Should you replace your old Samsung Galaxy S4 for a new, Samsung Galaxy S5?
There is not much difference between the looks of Galaxy S4 and S5, especially when looking at its screen (but all smartphones we’ve seen from Samsung look very similar). The back side features some improvements though and once you touch it, you’ll notice that it feels quite soft. There are some colors to choose from as well, and you can choose between black, electric blue, white and copper gold. The buttons that are positioned on the bottom of the screen have been changed as well and the furthest left button is now a multitasking button (that place was reserved for the menu button on the Galaxy S4).
The Galaxy S5 possesses a larger display than the S4 and the phone is not only bigger, thicker, but heavier as well. It is not a big difference in size, but it is enough to be a key deciding factor for some, as some users enjoy a smaller screen, while the others enjoy a larger screen; it is all a matter of personal preference. The Galaxy S5 is water resistant, just like the Galaxy S4 was, so you can take it underwater. It is recommended to keep your device away from salty water though. The resolution wasn’t increased on the Galaxy S5, which means that both of the devices are FullHD (1080p).
Addition of New Features
There are some notable new features on the Galaxy S5, and one of them is the fingerprint scanner. The fingerprint scanner wasn’t featured on the Galaxy S4, and on the Galaxy S5 it is located on the home button. In order to use it, you have to swipe your finger across the button rather than just holding it against the button. The second important new feature would be the heart rate monitor and it is located under the back camera on the phone and the heart rate monitor works exactly as the name indicates.
When it comes to the price between the devices, it is obvious that there will be a big difference, especially since the Galaxy S4 has been on the market for over a year now, while the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a relatively new device and in the smartphone world there is a rule, if something is newer, it is more expensive as well. Price might be a factor, but not for those that already own the Samsung Galaxy S4, as some retailers offer to take the Galaxy S4 off your hands and drop the price of the Galaxy S5 in exchange.