Mobile Phones: Samsung Galaxy S5
News & Reviews: Samsung Galaxy S5 Malaysia release date
Apr 09, 2014
The more tests the better, especially if it is something as subjective as battery life, which is why we've got this battery life test for the Samsung Galaxy S5. Covering Talk time, Web Browsing and Video playback, the Galaxy S5 does surprisingly well despite having a much brighter screen than before. This includes continuous talk time of more than 21 hours with 3G enabled along with 9 hours and 36 minutes of web browsing. In terms of battery tech specs, the Galaxy S5 does have a slightly larger 2800 mAh battery resulting in video playback of 11 hours. If you really need to save battery life Samsung have included many power saving features like the Ultra Power Saving mode, which basically turns your Galaxy S5 into an e-ink smartphone with little to no connectivity. Check out the graphs for yourself in this article.
Apr 07, 2014
After being dropped, run over and dunked into an aquarium, the Samsung Galaxy S5 goes through a number of other water tests to see how far it can go. While the first test just pushes the Galaxy S5 a bit more than the IP67 certification states (depth of 1m for 30 minutes) in a pool, the second test is a lot more extreme and involves a pair of blue jeans and a washing machine. Like all of these water-proofed devices, the key to water proofing lays in the sealing, which Samsung seem to have pulled off much better than their first Samsung Galaxy S4 Active attempt. Check out the video for yourself in this article.
Apr 06, 2014
Samsung have just announced 4 new covers for the Samsung Galaxy S5 with wireless charging capabilities. These will include the standar replacement backplate and an S-View flip cover. Both will come in black or white but there is only pricing for the standard backplate at $30 (RM98) for now. All of the cases will have the gasket which makes the Galaxy S5 water resistant and will be compatible with Qi based chargers. The S-View flip cover looks to have an artificial leather front but the back is the same dotted plastic.
Apr 06, 2014
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is not only waterproof and dustproof, it is also a lot tougher than it's predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S4. Wanting to see how much tougher the Galaxy S5 is, TechSmartt took both smartphones for a drop test. Going a bit more than the usual head and waist heights, they even did a drop test at about 10 feet, all of which the Galaxy S5 did very well with. In the end, they even drove over it with an SUV. How do you think the Galaxy S5 fared afterwards? Check out the video for yourself in this article.
Apr 02, 2014
The Samsung Galaxy S5 upped the battery to 2800 mAh from 2600 mAh but also added on a whole bunch of upgraded tech specs and hardware as well. Many have been wondering how that would affect battery life for Samsung's latest smartphone. Thankfully, battery life benchmarks have been done with some pretty good results. While it doesn't take the top spot in all categories, it does offer more than 7 hours of continuous usage along with 10 hours of just browsing. Check out the other benchmark results for yourself in this article.
Mar 31, 2014
After being told we wouldn't have to wait that long, Samsung Malaysia has announced the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone here in the country. As typical of a Samsung flagship smartphone, it also comes with companion devices like the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch and Samsung Gear Fit smartband. While it probably doesn't need mentioning anymore, the tech specs for the Samsung Galaxy S5 include:
- 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB / 32GB storage + microSD (64GB)
- 5.1-display (FHD, Super AMOLED, 1920 x 1080)
- 16MP rear camera (ISOCELL, UHD@30fps, HDR, video stabilization) + 2.0MP front camera
- 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm | 145g
- 2800 mAh battery
- Supports LTE Cat.4, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2x2), Bluetooth 4.0 BLE / ANT+, USB 3.0, NFC, IR Remote
- Features Gesture(IR), Finger Scanner, Heart rate sensor, Download Booster, S Health 3.0, Quick Connect, Private Mode, Kids Mode
- IP67 Dust and Water Resistant
- Android 4.4.2 Kitkat
Mar 31, 2014
On top of some impressive tech specs and new hardware features the Samsung Galaxy S5 apparently has a baby monitor feature built-in. Unlike a typical 'S' app the feature can be found under the Hearing sub-menu. If your child cries the Galaxy S5 will vibrate, which seems rather redundant at first. However, the function is supposed to be used in tandem with the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch which makes more sense for those parents who sleep in separate bedrooms from their children or who tend to sleep through the loudest of noises regardless.
Mar 26, 2014
While it wasn't the first water-proof smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S5 does carry one of the higher water-resistant certifications around. Featuring an IP67 certification this is higher than some Sony Xperia smartphones, which originally started the trend, however, the official certification states that it can survive for up to 30 minutes under water at a depth of 1 meter. Wanting to test this out, Mobile-Review have dunked the Samsung Galaxy S5 in a 1 meter deep aquarium for a little bit more than 10 minutes. During that time the smartphone not only maintained a connection with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch it was paired with, it also received calls with no visible problems. Coming out of the water it also seemed just fine, proving that yes, you can bring the Samsung Galaxy S5 to the pool next time. Like other water-resistant smartphones, the key here is to make sure that all the seals have been placed tightly and neatly as you can still brick a water-proof smartphone if you don't seal it properly. Check out the video for yourself.
Mar 24, 2014
Coming direct from Samsung Malaysia themselves, Samsung will be holding a pre-order period for their Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone from 28 March 2014 to 10 April 2014. To preorder, find a Samsung Elite Partner or go to a participating Celcom, DiGi or Maxis Centre. Samsung Malaysia have confirmed that the Malaysia pricing for the pre-order will be set at RM2399 without any bundled Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 or Gear 2 Neo smartwatch. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to be available on 11 April 2014 here in Malaysia.
Mar 24, 2014
Looking to get the Samsung Galaxy S5 under a Celcom plan? Then perhaps you should head on over to the Celcom site as they have put up a Registration of Interest page. While the usual details of Name and contacts are there, the page only lists two colours to be available for the Galaxy S5, which includes Black and White and will be limited to the 16GB storage version. Perhaps Celcom have something else planned for the Electric Blue and Copper Gold versions? In any case, those who have registered are invited to a preview event from 20 March 2014 to 24 March 2014. According to Samsung Malaysia, the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be announced in Malaysia on 27 March 2014.