Can’t Seem To Choose Between The Galaxy S5 and Note 4?
Comparison , GalaxyS5 , smart phones / November 25, 2014

The Galaxy S5 and Note 4 are arguably two of Samsung’s most popular smartphones. Powered by high-end hardware and paired with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface on the Android 4.4.4 KiKat operating system (soon to be Android 5.0), these devices are among the best smartphones currently on the market. If you can’t seem to choose between the two, keep reading for a more in-depth comparison of their specs and features. Display With a 5.1-inch 1920 x 1080 display, the Galaxy S5 just feels right in your hands. It’s comfortable to use and carry, which is something that can’t be said for many smartphones on the market. Of course, the Note 4 features a slightly larger 5.7-inch display with 2560 x 1440 resolution. Some users may prefer this larger display, but others may find it to be a nuisance (it’s hard to fit a phone with a 5.7-inch display in your pocket). Both the Galaxy S5 and Note 4 displays are protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Processor The Galaxy S5 features the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor running at 2.5 GHz, whereas the Note 4 features the newer Snapdragon 805 processor running at 2.7 GHz. How much of a difference does this…

Black Friday Leaked Deal: Galaxy S5 For a Penny
Comparison , GalaxyS5 , smart phones / November 12, 2014

The day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday, is the country’s largest shopping day of the year. With millions of consumers using this time to begin their holiday shopping, retailers are forced to lower their prices in an attempt to capture this ever-growing market of post-Thanksgiving-day shoppers. While most stores have yet to release their Black Friday ads, leaked details reveal a listing for the Galaxy S5 for just $0.01 cents. The tech website 9to5Google published the deal listing on its website, suggesting that national retailing giant Target plans to sell the Galaxy S5 for a penny on Black Friday (with a 2-year agreement). Currently, Verizon Wireless and AT&T sell the Galaxy S5 for $199.999 with a 2-year agreement, while Sprint offers a slightly better deal with the Galaxy S5 listed for $99.99 with a 2-year agreement. Assuming the folks at 9to5Google are correct, that’s a $100-$200 savings on Samsung’s flagship smartphone. Target will also sell the iPhone 6 for $99 with a 2-year agreement. But don’t let Apple’s presentation of the iPhone 6 fool you into thinking its a revolutionary new smartphone. In reality, the Galaxy S5 has better specs than Apple’s upcoming handset, not to mention the fact…

How To Enable Multi Windows In The Galaxy S5
GalaxyS5 , smart phones , Tips Corner / November 5, 2014

Originally developed the phablet-sized Note, Multi Window is a convenient feature that allows users to run multiple windows simultaneously. I guess you could compare it to Windows on an Android smartphone, as it’s capable of running several tasks (email, notes, webpages, etc.) at once. So if you’re the type of person who’s constantly performing multiple tasks on your handset, keep reading to learn more about Samsung’s Multi Windows feature. Although it was designed for Samsung’s exclusive line of Note devices, users of the 5.1″ Galaxy S5 can take advantage of the Multi Window feature as well. With a brilliant 5.1″ Super AMOLED display covered in Corning Gorilla Glass 3, the Galaxy S5 is ideal for running multiple windows. And since it’s powered by a blazing-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, you don’t have to worry about bogging down your handset’s resources, as it’s able to handle just about any task you have to throw its way. Samsung defines this feature as “Multi Window lets you easily complete multiple tasks on one screen. For example, you can take notes while watching a video, or search the web and check your email messages simultaneously. The most commonly used applications are available in the…

Will The DROID Turbo Outperform The Galaxy S5?
Comparison , GalaxyS5 , smart phones / August 11, 2014

New details of Motorola’s upcoming DROID Turbo suggest  it will boast similar, if not faster, speeds as the Samsung Galaxy S5. With the Galaxy S5 currently holding the title as the market’s fastest and most powerful smartphone, this is big news. So, just how much of a threat does the Motorola DROID Turbo pose to Samsung’s flagship smartphone? first broke the story about the DROID Turbo, revealing some if the device’s specs in a leaked screenshot. The screenshot reveals a Motorola device, presumably the DROID Turbo, running on the Verizon Wireless network. Listed specs include a Snapdragon 805 processor (clocked at 2.65GHz processor), 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 1440 x 2560 resolution with a 360 x 640 DPI, 4.49″ display, Android 4.4.4 KitKat, 20-megapixel primary camera. Assuming the specs accurate, there are a few notable features included in the Motorola DROID Turbo that rival the Galaxy S5. For starters, 3GB of RAM is a nice upgrade from the traditional 2GB found in most smartphones. Extra RAM means more multitasking with less lag, which is something we can all use. Another notable feature included in the DROID Turbo is its 20-megapixel camera — a substantial boost from the Galaxy S5’s current 16-megapixel camera….

Verizon Wireless Sends OTA Update To Galaxy S5
GalaxyS5 , smart phones , Software / August 4, 2014

Galaxy S5 owners on Verizon Wireless may notice a new software build on their device in the upcoming days. Starting last week, the country’s largest cell carrier began quietly rolling out build G900VVRU1ANE9 to the Galaxy S5. While most of the changes made in the update are small, and it still runs the Android 4.4.2 OS, it still patches some security vulnerabilities while solving numerous bugs and issues reported by users. According to Verizon Wireless’ official website, the new Galaxy S5 OTA update affects the Caller Name ID, Message+, and Cloud. Some of the fixes in the OTA update include the following: Search icon is no longer displayed on Memo when there is no memo available. Contact information for Favorites is now more visible in the background. Visual Voicemail now works when S-View flip cover is shut. Improved connectivity when streaming music. Improved stability for Samsung Gear Manager. Factory installed car kits receive text alert improvements. When in Emergency Mode, Primary Contacts list is now called Emergency Contacts. The Power On password is no longer triggered after completing a voice call  and the screen dims. Verizon Wireless also added support for the following apps and services in its latest Galaxy S5…

Samsung’s New Coast-To-Coast Promo Video For Galaxy S5
GalaxyS5 , News , smart phones / July 22, 2014

We blogged about Samsung’s ingenious “Wall Huggers” promo video for its flagship smartphone last month, which captured the attention of Galaxy S5 fans and critics alike. Samsung has always been on the forefront of experimenting with new marketing methods, but even this was a first. Apparently, however, the Wall Huggers video did well, because the South Korean-based tech company released yet another Galaxy S5 promotion video. Published July 18, 2014 to the video-sharing site YouTube, “Galaxy S5 One Charge Challenge: Coast to Coast” is a promotional video that showcases the Galaxy S5’s Ultra Power Saving Mode. As the video title suggests, it follows two men who travel from coast to coast without recharging their battery. And in case you were wondering, the guys in the Galaxy S5 One Charge Challenge: Coast to Coast video still sent text messages, snapped photos, and even took videos — all processes that require battery power. This video is a true testament to the Galaxy S5’s phenomenal battery life, as well as its highly efficient Ultra Power Saving Mode. According to Samsung, the two guys in the video sent 85 text messages, snapped 119 photos, shot over 4 minutes of video, and talked for over 16 minutes…

Apple iPhone 5S Outsells The Samsung Galaxy S5 In May
GalaxyS5 , mobile phones , News , smart phones / July 21, 2014

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has boasted strong sales ever since it was released into the market earlier this year, yet a recent study found the Apple iPhone 5S outsold Samsung’s flagship smartphone in May. The market research and analytics firm CounterPoint surveyed 35 different markets throughout the world to determine which smartphones are the most popular (and least popular). According to the firm’s report, the Apple iPhone 5s outsold the Samsung Galaxy S5 by a surprising 40% in May. That’s a shockingly high margin given the fact that May was Samsung’s first full month of sales following the release of its flagship smartphone. Throughout the month of May, Samsung sold approximately 5 million Galaxy S5 units, whereas Apple sold 7 million iPhone 5S units. So, why are consumers choosing the 8-month-old the iPhone 5S over the ultra-powerful Samsung Galaxy S5? Unfortunately, this question wasn’t answered in CounterPoint’s survey, so we’re left to speculate as to the reasoning behind this trend. It’s hard to fathom that consumers would prefer the iPhone 5S over the Galaxy S5 given the hardware spec differences between these two devices. The iPhone 5S’ display is just 4 inches, whereas the Galaxy S5 features a bold 5.1-inch display…

Galaxy F (Prime) Spotted In Leaked Photo
GalaxyS5 , News , smart phones / July 15, 2014

Thanks to our favorite smartphone industry news leaker @evleaks, we now have a sneak peak at Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy F (also known as the Prime variant). We’ve mentioned this device on numerous occasions here on blog, discussing some of its possible features and specifications. While Samsung has yet to confirm the existence of the Galaxy F, we knew it was coming given the company’s similar variants with the Galaxy S4. Evleaks tweeted the Galaxy F photo on July 2, along with the caption: “Samsung Galaxy F, in crystal clear, 2014.” This immediately triggered a response from the smartphone community, with some Twitter users asking questions like “I just noticed that i dont see a front camera?” and “so its different from s5 prime?” These are both frequently asked questions regarding the Galaxy F, so we’ll do our best to answer them. We’re assuming the front-facing camera is one of the small circular devices at the top. Being that the front-facing camera is considered a “secondary” camera, it will feature a lower resolution than the rear-facing “primary” camera. And the Galaxy F is the same as the Prime. Samsung is reportedly marketing it under the “Galaxy F” name — reasons for which we…

Sprint To Allow WiFi Calling With Samsung Galaxy S5
GalaxyS5 , mobile phones , Router / July 10, 2014

  Sprint on Wednesday confirmed the presence of an upcoming update to Galaxy S5 users on its network that will allow the use of WiFi to place and receive calls. The update, version G900PVPU1ANE5, will introduce a new “WiFi calling” feature for users of the Samsung Galaxy S5. Of course, this isn’t the first device to receive the special WiFi treatment. According to the Android Guys, Sprint has rolled the feature out across six other devices. Apparently, users respond well to WiFi calling, as Sprint is preparing to release the feature in a new software update for the Samsung Galaxy S5. So, just what in the heck is WiFi calling? It’s exactly what it sounds like: a feature that allows users to make phone calls or send text messages using their wireless network. Normally, phone calls and text messages are sent over the cell carrier’s 3G or 4G network, which of course requires minutes. If a user has a cell service plan that limits their minutes, he or she may not be able to place phone calls without incurring additional charges. WiFi calling is the solution to this problem, as it allows users to place phone calls and send text messages…

Samsung Calls iPhone Users “Wall Huggers”
GalaxyS5 , smart phones / July 8, 2014

In a rather comedic video published on YouTube (see below), Samsung is calling Apple iPhone users “wall huggers” — referring to the device’s poor battery life which often forces users to remain plugged into power outlets. Of course, this isn’t the first time Samsung has dealt a low blow to Apple (and it probably won’t be the last). In previous advertisements, Samsung has taken shots at the iPhone smaller screen size and lower resolution. The Galaxy S5 features a bold 5.1″ display, while the Apple iPhone is 20% smaller at just 4″. The truth is that both the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Apple iPhone 5S get roughly 10-11 hours of talk time on a single charge. So, why is Samsung launching a “wall huggers” video campaign against its rival? The Galaxy S5 boats a unique battery saving feature that’s not found in the Apple iPhone. Using this feature can drastically extend the life of the Galaxy S5’s battery, far surpassing that of the iPhone 5S. Video: “Wall Huggers” Check out the video above, which was uploaded to YouTube by Samsung Mobile USA. It shows several different people whom are forced to keep their Apple iPhones connected to wall outlets in…