Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Watertight Yet Still Not Quite Right - WSJ.com

Samsung is poised to corner the market for people who swim with their smartphones

"The Galaxy S5 has a waterproof exterior that survived a dunking in a margarita, a plunge in to a toilet, and left overnight in strawberry Jell-O. (Yes, I tried.)

In most other ways, this update to Samsung's top-selling Galaxy S4 barely moves the needle. Aside from the waterproofing, the Galaxy S5's most original new feature is a heart rate sensor that works well only if you hold very, very still. It also has a fingerprint reader more versatile than that in Apple's iPhone 5S, but a camera that still doesn't take great pictures in low light.

Anybody weighing this phone as an upgrade or a switch from another model may rightly wonder: Has smartphone evolution stalled?"
Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Watertight Yet Still Not Quite Right - WSJ.com
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