Samsung has made it known that they are the ones to beat when it comes to wireless technology and smartphones. Their continuous releases of their Galaxy series of phones have revolutionized the way we use our cellphones and have made brands like Apple step up their game. As a true blue Apple Fan Girl, I can’t help but appreciate what Samsung has brought to the table. My iPhone is my number one, but I cheat on it on the daily with a Samsung product.
Most notably, that product has been the Samsung Galaxy S5. It is now lighter than ever and sleeker than its predecessors. It also boasts one of the best smartphone cameras on the market and is out of the box better than many of the smartphones on the market currently.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is smooth—a pleasure to use. No longer bulky and cumbersome, it fits neatly in my small hands. It also is more fluid than the S4, no lagging, and no gaps between apps. You can use all of the apps you are used to using with rapid speed, and visually, the phone is simple, yet stunning.
In one word, it’s been love since I’ve been using it.
One of the best features about the Samsung Galaxy S5 is the S Health option. Forget wearable tech charting down your steps and activity. S Health within the S5 does all of that for you. And since you always have your phone with you, you don’t have to worry about not being able to track your activity. It works as a pedometer, heart rate monitor, exercise and activity tracker and more. It’s the best of both worlds.
The S5 is touted as being waterproof (I haven’t tested that out yet and don’t plan to—LOL), and the gripping on the back cover make it easy to use and hold.
One con—the charging area can be difficult to open if you don’t have nails. Because it is waterproof, they had to cover the charging area well. But it also makes it a pain to use, too. I guess you win some and lose some.
All-in-all, I like what Samsung has done with the S5. I am still waiting to be absolutely blown away, though by their phones. I am a fan of the 5S, but it still cannot lure me away from my ever-present iPhone 5S. It is what it is.
Stay tuned for a more thorough rundown of my Samsung Galaxy S5 experience powered by Verizon. This is going to be one you won’t wanna miss.
Disclaimer: I was sent this device for my honest review for editorial purposes. This is not a paid nor compensated post, and all opinions expressed above belong to me and are not indicative of the brand and/or companies mentioned.
I’ve been loving my S5 too – it’s soooo pretty and lightweight! I also have a problem with the charging cover and mine actually came off when I was trying to open it! The phone is less than 2 weeks old…so I’m going to go in and see if I can get a new one. The picture quality is so much better than my old S3!