83
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 review: a solid improvement, but don't rush to upgrade

The S5 is a solid upgrade over last year's model, with improvements to the hardware, software and camera. However, certain headline features like the fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor are mediocre at best. Chances are, you'll be happy with the phone, but don't fork out the extra cash for an early upgrade.

Pros
  • Fantastic display
  • Daylight images are on par with other flagship phones
  • Waterproof casing and improved design
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Fingerprint scanner can be frustrating
  • Selective focus doesn't always work as promised
  • Heart rate monitor isn't completely accurate
  • TouchWiz UI looks better, but is still confusing
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Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

80
 

Display

96
 

Battery life

88
 

Camera

86
 

Ease of use

68
 

Design and form factor

71
 

Portability (size / weight)

77
 

Media support

80
 

Durability

79
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

72
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

82
 

User

93
 
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80
 

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78
 

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80
 
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87
 

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83
 

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90
 
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Critic

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User

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