5 reasons why the Samsung Galaxy S5 is better than the Galaxy S4

Samsung officially launched its latest flagship for 2014 in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S5. And boy does the device look good.

So, just in case you were trying to decide between the Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S5, here are five reasons to help make up your mind…

It looks like a premium smartphone should

The first reason why the Galaxy S5 is better than the Galaxy S4 is its design. For years now critics have been calling out for a change from Samsung’s usual smooth plastic casing, and finally, Samsung has answered their prayers.

Samsung Galaxy S5 blue

The Samsung Galaxy S5 sports a studded jacket which shimmers in the light, making it look like the premium smartphone that it is.

The Galaxy S5 camera will blow you away

With every new smartphone release, Samsung has always managed to wow us with its cameras, and the Galaxy S5 is no exception.

With a massive 16 megapixel lens, the Samsung Galaxy S5 produces sharper, brighter photos compared to the Samsung Galaxy S4 with its 13 megapixel snapper.

And not only does Samsung’s latest smartphone offer an impressive camera lens, but it also allows users to get creative with its built-in editing suite.

But rather than focus on extending its range of built-in apps, Samsung has instead developed its camera lens to bring you the sharpest photos available from a Samsung smartphone.

With the world’s first HDR mode that works in real time, and with video recording, the S5’s camera breaks records, making it not only better than the S4, but better than almost all smartphone cameras around.

Android KitKat plus a new TouchWiz

Now, we all know that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be upgradable to Android KitKat in no time, but why not opt for the S5 which already has the latest version of the operating system installed? Not only that, but the Galaxy S5 sports Samsung’s new and improved TouchWiz operating system.

Samsung Galaxy S5 user interface

TouchWiz for the S5 features larger, more rounded icons on the phone’s home screen, making way for the brilliance that is Android KitKat.

Why open up your news or Facebook app to discover the latest goings on when you can simply glance at your S5’s home screen?

Now the Samsung Galaxy S4 doesn’t offer that…

The S5 is a powerhouse under the hood

Now to the slightly less exciting part- specs. You might not be as enthusiastic about smartphone specs as we are, but you don’t have to be a genius to discover that the S5 is an absolute powerhouse under the hood.

Compared to the Samsung Galaxy S4, the S5 has a massive quad-core 2.5GHz processor with a Snapdragon 805 chipset, all housed under the device’s 5.1-inch screen.

In reality, this means the S5 is much faster when flitting through your photos, apps and messages, at the same time as allowing you to run multiple apps at once without lag. In fact, the S5 is so fast that you can download 1GB of data in just 30 seconds!

The S5 has a fingerprint scanner!

You thought we’d forgotten about the Galaxy S5’s biggest and best feature, didn’t you?

Perhaps, the best thing that the Samsung Galaxy S5 features is its fingerprint scanning sensor built into the smartphone’s home button.

 Following the iPhone 5s and HTC One Max in the world of fingerprint scanners, the S5 brings the flagship device right up to date with the latest advancements in mobile technology. 

And, however you would use the S5’s fingerprint scanner, there’s no denying that it’s cool. 

Written by Charlotte Kertrestel

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs S4
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