After the arrival of Samsung’s flagship phone – Samsung Galaxy S5 last February 24, 2014 in Barcelona, several who has waited for this new release wants to know not only the phone’s physical features but how these features will be applicable in daily living. If a person wants to buy a phone, what are the features that he will look for? Will he buy the trending phones, cheapest and luxurious ones, or simply a phone that can improve the things he cares for? So why buy Samsung Galaxy S5? If you are looking for some of the S5’s possible applications in our daily living, we got to review its most interesting features.
Equipped with a heart rate sensor integrated into the home button, S5 can monitor your heart rate by resting your finger into it. It’s like a pulse oximeter in a phone but without the oxygen saturation data, only pulse rate. It’s a sensor that will help you track your activities and plan your workouts. As you work out, the S Health 3.0 application uses it to coach you. This S health application also provides a personal fitness tracker with tools such as pedometer, diet and exercise records. In conjunction with the Galaxy S5, you can of course also use Samsung’s Gear 2 or Gear Fit.
Making Online Payments
The first payments service provider to make use of the fingerprint verification will be PayPal, which enables Samsung Galaxy S5 users to use their fingerprint to log in to shop at any merchant that accepts PayPal on mobile and in physical stores. By unlocking the phone using finger-print recognition which the user registered, he can authorise PayPal to make payments. The Fido Ready software on the device securely communicates between the fingerprint sensor on their device and PayPal’s service. The only information the device shares with PayPal is a unique encrypted key that allows PayPal to verify the identity of the customer without having to store any biometric information on PayPal’s servers.
File Security and Privacy
The finger-print sensor which can recognise up to three separate fingerprints and it takes eight swipes to register, serves as first line of defense for the user. No one can access the phone except the user or those persons with registered fingerprints in the phone. S5 also has a Private Mode which can protect important documents that the user can only access through the registered fingerprints.
With its quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, which runs at an astonishing rate of 2.5GHz and paired with 2GB of RAM, any applications you open even at the same time will run smoothly. When it comes to photography, best and clear images will surely to occur because it has 16 megapixels. It can focus in up to 0.3 seconds (Samsung claims to be the fastest time of all smartphones) and has a feature called selective focus, which is used for choosing the focus point of a certain image after it was taken. With its HDR mode, it lets you take pictures and capture video when there is either too much or too little light. You can also shoot 4k video, but you need a 4k TV to watch the full res video.