Samsung…Apple…Samsung…Apple…fast becoming the age old question. Since we luckily got our hands on this lovely piece of tech, we decided to review it over Apple!
Having a camera on your phone is now second nature. Without a camera, your phone might as well be a brick from Fallout 3. But the S5’s built in camera is something of pure awe. Fitting in a whopping 1.23 inch, 20.7 Mega-pixel lens with CMOS sensor and, wait for it, up to 10x optical zoom. To fit this all in, the phones thickness is roughly 0.65 inches thick, a little thicker than its predecessor.
On the outside, the phone still uses the same base shape that all Samsung users have grown to know. On the front, the S5 Zoom maintains pretty much the exact basic shape and size of the S4, with a slightly more rounded bottom edge, to allow room for the lens. The 4.8 inch screen maintains a 1,280×720 display, running Android 4.4 KitKat. On the back, the stunningly studded casing and smooth rounded back feels natural in your hand. The lens, when fully retracted, sits perfectly flush to the phone backing, allowing for maximum portability. Unlike the Samsung camera, the backing of the phone does not have that chunky, ugly part on the edge.
Inside the K-Zoom, the Samsung rocks a 1.7GHz Exynos 5 Processor, 2GB RAM and a 2,430 mAh battery. 8GB will be dedicated to internal storage with expandable memory option via micro SD.
All in all, it all comes down to what you need and want in a phone. If you don’t use the camera function much on your current phone, then this phone is not for you.