How To Take a Screenshot on The Galaxy S5 (2 Methods Explained)
GalaxyS5 / April 30, 2014

Smartphone screenshots are useful in a number of different situations. If you’re experiencing a bug or software problem with a particular app, you can snap a screenshot to send the developer. Using this information, they can either update the app or provide you with further instructions on how to solve the issue. Of course, screenshots are also helpful for saving information — websites, text messages, webpages, setting configurations, etc. — on the fly. If you own a Samsung Galaxy S5, you might be wondering how, or even if, it has a built-in screenshot function. Well, the Galaxy S5 does feature a screenshot function, allowing device owners to quickly and easily save their display as an image file. With that said, there’s no conspicuous button or app marked “screenshot,” so some users may have difficulty finding it. Here we’re going to walk you through the steps of taking a screenshot on the Galaxy S5 using two different methods. Screenshot Method #1) Power up your Galaxy S5. Access the Settings > Motions and gestures > Palm motion. (Palm motion must be enabled in order to take a screenshot using this method) When you’re ready to take a screenshot, swipe the palm of…

How To Adjust The Samsung Galaxy S5’s Screen Mode
GalaxyS5 / April 30, 2014

Tired of looking at the same display on your Samsung Galaxy S5 device? Well, Samsung offers a total of five different pre-set displays, each of which has its own advantages and disadvantages. If you’re interested in changing the look of your device, keep reading to learn more about the different screen modes and how to access them. Playing around with the different displays can make a world of difference in the clarity and overall visual quality of your Galaxy S5. By switching to a new display, it alters the color and contrast, offering a different perspective for the same Galaxy S5 that you’ve come to love. Most smartphones only offer brightness controls, but Samsung went above and beyond the call of duty by implementing screen modes into their flagship smartphone. How To Change Screen Mode On The Galaxy S5 To change the screen mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5, access the Settings > Display > Screen Mode. You will then see five different selections available, including Adapt Display, Dynamic, Standard, Professional Photo and Cinema. The default screen mode for the Galaxy S5 is Adapt Display, but you can change this by clicking on a button next to the preferred mode….

Camera Problem Identified on Limited Number of Galaxy S5 Devices
GalaxyS5 , smart phones / April 28, 2014

One of the key selling points of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is its 16-megapixel rear-facing camera. Most users have praised Samsung for delivering such a powerful camera on an otherwise small device. Recently, though, the South Korean manufacturer has come under fire for camera failure issues. While the problem isn’t related to all Galaxy S5 devices, some users have complained and Samsung is listening. You don’t have to search very hard to find complaints posted online about the Galaxy S5’s faulty camera. From forums to blogs, hundreds of people have taken to the Internet to voice their frustration with Samsung. According to users’ reports, the Galaxy S5 generates a “camera failure” message when attempting to take a picture; thus, rendering this feature useless. Verizon Wireless Models Are Affected The Most It’s important to note that Verizon Wireless model Galaxy S5s are being affected the most. Far more reports of the faulty camera have come from Verizon Wireless customers, leaving us to ask the question: is it an issue with the carrier? That would certainly make since if the problem was limited strictly to Verizon Wireless devices, but it’s not. Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile users have all reported the same “camera…

Samsung Galaxy S5 Crystal Collection Promo
GalaxyS5 / April 26, 2014

Samsung is preparing to release a new crystal-encrusted variant of its highly popular flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. Known as the “Crystal Collection” – for obvious reasons – it will feature a massive array of crystals covering the back. So if you’re tired of looking at the same generic shell case day after day, Samsung has the solution to your problem. Samsung has yet to provide any details regarding the Galaxy S5 Crystal Collection, but they did release a short promo video on YouTube. The video, which you watch below, was published from the company’s South Korean YouTube account. This could mean the Galaxy S5 Crystal Collection will have a limited release in certain Asian markets, or it could hold no relevance; again, Samsung hasn’t made an official statement about the upcoming Crystal Collection, so take this information with a grain of salt. Galaxy S5 Crystal Collection Promo Video As you can see from the short promo clip above, the Galaxy S5 Crystal Collection variant features a brilliant array of sparkling crystals on the back of the device. From what we can tell, it appears to be a standard black-colored Galaxy S5 with the crystals embedded onto the back. Samsung…

Upgraded Samsung Galaxy S5 ‘Prime’ On The Horizon
GalaxyS5 , News , smart phones / April 26, 2014

And you though the original Samsung Galaxy S5 was the world’s best smartphone. Now, it appears the South Korean tech giant is working to produce an even better-looking version of its flagship smartphone. While Samsung has yet to confirm this rumor, there’s plenty of evidence popping up online which suggests the Galaxy S5 Prime will hit the market soon. SamMobile was the first to spill the beans about an upcoming ‘premium’ variant of the Galaxy S5. According to the article, Ming-Chi Kuo, KGI Securities’ analyst, revealed Samsung is working on multiple Galaxy S5 variants, including the upgraded model that’s known by Samsung employees as “Samsung KQ.” Galaxy S5 Prime: What To Expect So, what can you expect to see in the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime? We don’t have much to go on other than the leaked source published at SamMobile; however, the article says the new Prime variant will feature a faster Exynos 5430 SoC with a 2.1GHz Corex-A15 and 1.5GHz Cortex 7 cluster, and an additional Cortex-A5 co-processor deserved strictly for audio coding/decoding. We do have one other piece of information to go on: a GFXBench sighting of a new Samsung smartphone build SM-G906S handset. Specs for the build…

News Alert: The Samsung Galaxy S5 Costs $256 To Build
GalaxyS5 , smart phones / April 26, 2014

Ever wonder how much manufacturers pay to build smartphones? With retail prices for the Samsung Galaxy S5 teetering around $699 (without a contract), you might assume it’s expensive. According to a recent breakdown by the tech analysis firm IHS Technology, however, the 32 GB Galaxy S5 sosts $256 to build. The firm broke down the price of each individual component of the Galaxy S5 to determine the overall manufacturing cost. The most expensive component of the Galaxy S5 is its ultra-rich 5.1” Super AMOLED display, which comes with a price tag of $63 for each unit. This is in stark contrast to the Samsung Galaxy S4’s display, which costs roughly $51. IHS Technology also broke down the memory costs for the Galaxy S5, stating the combined costs for the Galaxy S5’s flash memory and DRAM memory is $33 per unit. “Our main takeaway is that Samsung has been moved up to the higher end of the cost spectrum. It used to be that its typical flagship phone sold for $600 without a contract and had a bill of materials of about $200,” said IHS analyst Andrew Rassweiler when comparing the manufacturing cost of the Samsung Galaxy S4 to the S5….

Free European Flight Giveaway With Purchase of Galaxy S5
GalaxyS5 / April 9, 2014

And you  thought Verizon Wireless’ buy one get one free offer with the Samsung Galaxy S5 was a good a deal. EE is now giving away free European flights (you choose the destination) to customers who purchase the Samsung Galaxy S5 before April 10th. This is quite possibly one of the best deals we’ve seen for the Galaxy S5, but unfortunately it’s limited to U.K. residents. According to the official EE website, the free flight deal is only available to U.K. residents 18 years of age and older. In addition, any employees of EE, their families, employees of TLC, or anyone with a professional connection to the promotion are excluded from the offer. “Choose one of 12 premium European destinations and fly from airports across the UK. Simply pre-order the new Samsung Galaxy S5 online by 10 April and you’€™re good to go. Just pop back on 9 May to let us know where you’€™d like to fly to.” The destinations currently being offered in EE’s free flight deal include: Amsterdam Madrid Paris Barcelona Milan Prague Berlin Munich Rome Brussels Nice Vienna As you can see from the list above, EE is actually offering some pretty nice destination choices with…

Samsung Galaxy 5 Dual-SIM Variant Spotted In China
GalaxyS5 / April 7, 2014

In keeping up with the tradition of its flagship smartphone line, Samsung is working around the clock to release new variants of the Galaxy S5. The website recently published an article suggesting the South Korean company is preparing to release a Galaxy S5 Active, based on a leaked screenshot revealing the M-G870A model name. But with the standard Galaxy S5 already featuring a water-resistant, dust-resistant shell, some tech enthusiasts are wondering what new features Samsung will add to the Galaxy S5 Active. One of the notable features of the Galaxy S5 that drew praise from smartphone critics was its standard water/dust-resistant technology. While the Galaxy S5 isn’t waterproof by any means, it’s designed to withstand small amounts of moisture, reducing the chance of permanent damage if you accidentally expose it to water. With a Galaxy S5 Active variant on the horizon, we can only speculate as to what kind of features and goodies Samsung will add to try and entice consumers. We also covered a story here on about the smaller Galaxy S5 Mini variant, which is expected to hit the market later this year. The Galaxy S5 Mini will likely feature a Snapdragon processor (800 or 801), 8-megapixel…

Galaxy S5 Now Available For Pre-Order at Verizon Wireless
GalaxyS5 , smart phones / April 7, 2014

It’s official: the Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available for pre-order through Verizon Wireless! VW has been dragging their feet with the Galaxy S5, leaving some people to question whether they would even offer it at all. Well, on April 4th the U.S.-based cell carrier added it to their lineup and began accepting pre-orders.   So, how much will the Samsung Galaxy S5 set you back at Verizon Wireless? They are actually offering some pretty good deals on this superb smartphone, including a $199 w/ year agreement (after a $50 mail-in rebate) or a $25.22 per month on a payment plant. Verizon Wireless is offering both the white and charcoal black models of the Galaxy S5. The real kicker with Verizon Wireless’ deal  is their current BUY ONE GET ONE FREE. Yep, Verizon Wireless will give you a free Samsung Galaxy S5 just for purchasing one. Of course, you’ll have to sign up for a 2-year agreement on both devices, but that’s a small price to pay considering the fact that they are giving you a free Galaxy S5. (note: Verizon Wireless is offering the BOGO deal on the Galaxy S5, ATIV SE and HTC One M8). You can also purchase…

Galaxy S5 Mini Specs Leaked
GalaxyS5 / April 2, 2014

With the U.S. release date for the Samsung Galaxy S5 drawing near, tech enthusiasts across the country are eagerly anticipating its arrival. Samsung has done a remarkable job at keeping the overall design of their new flagship smartphone true to the Galaxy line while bringing tons of new features and additions to the table. While we’ve known the specs of the Samsung Galaxy S5 for quite some time, the South Korean company has kept their mouths shut about alternate models. However, details of the Galaxy S5 Mini (the smaller version) were recently leaked online. And while we don’t know for certain whether or not this information is accurate, it looks like the real deal. According to an article published at the highly popular smartphone and consumer electronics website, Samsung will launch the smaller, and probably less expensive, version of its flagship smartphone after the Galaxy S5 is release. Of course, this would make sense given Samsung’s past behavior of launching alternate models after the original is released. claims to have insider information about the Galaxy S5 Mini, saying it will posses the model number SM-G800 and feature 4.5-inch Super AMOLED running at 720p resolution. This may not offer the same…