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Why Samsung S5 has attracted a lot of interest

July 3, 2014

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In April, Samsung launched its pricey latest smartphone, Galaxy S5, in Kenya. The firm tried to find out how different their latest smartphone was from Samsung S4 and other high-end smartphones.

In the first time since the beginning of its S series, the Korean-based handset maker wowed consumers with a smartphone with a long battery life and which improves body fitness.

Unlike the much celebrated S4; the new model is dust and water resistant and has a finger scanner embedded in the home key.

The mobile handset maker is obviously targeting the growing middle class with the handsets. The Samsung S5 retails at Sh74,999 at Safaricom and Airtel outlets. The device comes with free 3GB Internet bundles and a Galaxy fit gear worth Sh21,999.

For those who are security conscious, the S5 comes with a finger print sensor.

Unlike the S4 and ealier S-series, the Galaxy S5 boasts of a perforated pattern on the back cover. It comes in charcoal black, shimmery white, electric blue and copper gold to complement the style of each consumer.

The wearable gear provides fitness coaching in accordance with a consumer's preferences, for instance if on a morning jog it shows the rate at which one is jogging, how healthy it is for the heart and when to stop or reduce the pace.

The S5 features a 2800 mAh battery with talk time of about 21 hours compared to S4's 2600mAh battery that allows for 17 hours talk time.

A cover that clips securely into place is one indication that the S5 has met the standard for water- and dust-resistance. A rubberised gasket behind the back cover is another clue.

The GS5 is only a fraction larger than the Galaxy S4: it measures 5.59 inches tall by 2.85 inches wide by 0.32-inch deep.

This new phone, too, has a 5.1-inch 1080p HD AMOLED display that's 0.1-inches bigger than the Galaxy S4's.

The S5 is more of a Galaxy S4 Plus than it is a slam-the-brakes, next-generation device; it makes everything just a little smoother and faster.

The 5.1-inch, quad-core Android 4.4 KitKat machine with a terrific 16-megapixel camera is well worth snapping up. However, it isn't the only phone worth your time.

The gorgeous, all-metal HTC One M8 has a more sophisticated design, better speakers, and greater internal storage for about the same price.


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Source: Business Daily (Kenya)


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