Video: Samsung Galaxy S5 gets put to the test; a water test

Video: Samsung Galaxy S5 gets put to the test; a water test

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 is going to be Sammy’s bread winner for some time now. Samsung has a lot riding on the Galaxy S5, and it has a lot to prove. So far, it is proving outstanding picture quality, zero lag, water resistance, and what it has had for quite some time now; feature-rich technology.

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a new 16 MP camera with ISOCELL technology and more features. This is a huge improvement over the 13 MP camera found on the Galaxy S4. The sensor is 1/2.5″ in size, which is larger than your average Android smartphone sensor. It is quite amazing how Samsung actually fit a jaw dropping 16 million pixels in a camera that size. In terms of picture size quality, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is in line with the Canon t3i Rebel. Wow. Even though the pixel count is much larger, the pixel size itself still remains at 1.1 microns. The ISOCELL technology allows the pixel to receive more light before saturating itself, which amounts to a wider dynamic range, and better color reproduction. And yes, the S5 has the world’s fastest camera on any smartphone with auto-focus; taking pictures in just 0.3 seconds. Check out the photos below and witness how outstanding the picture quality actually is.


Besides the Photo quality, Samsung has managed to make the Galaxy S5 water resistant certified. The Galaxy S5 is now IP 67 certified, which is the highest rating for waterproofing. The device can go 1 meter underwater for 30 minutes. Yes, it actually got put to the test. The reviewer put the device to the test and it actually held a candle pretty well. The Galaxy S5 survived the test with nothing wrong with it. And to let you know, Samsung is calling the phone water-resistant, not water-proof, so yes the phone is still prone to being damage by Hydrogen 2 Oxygen. Check out the water-proofing video below.

Besides the stellar camera and water-proofing, the device has some pretty killer specs. It is running off of the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor overclocked to a crazy 2.5 GHz and 2 GB of RAM, with a 5.1” 1080p super Amoled Display, a biometric system for a fingerprint scanner, and a sensor for reading your pulse. It will come pr-installed with Android 4.4.2 KitKat. For a smartphone this feature-rich, it is pretty underestimated by calling it a smartphone. Why? Because this device could be the world’s first Superphone (That’s if the Oppo Find 7 doesn’t come in time with its 2K display and 50 MP camera).