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Top tips for saving battery life on the Samsung Galaxy S5

Top tips for saving battery life on the Samsung Galaxy S5

One of the top questions we'll get this year regards Samsung Galaxy S5 battery life. Simply put, you just can't get enough. We hear you. In fact, there are those who will do anything and everything to eke out every last ounce of battery life from their Galaxy S5. Every last mAh. Every last minute...
Picture Stabilizer on the Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 camera tip: Turn off picture stabilization unless you really need it

If your camera is slow to take pictures this might be the reason why Here's a quick pro tip for making the best of your new Samsung Galaxy S5 camera. We've seen a few threads appear in the Android Central Galaxy S5 forums claiming frustration that the camera is really, really slow to focus and...
Paypal on the Galaxy S5

How to link your fingerprint to PayPal on the Samsung Galaxy S5

Access your funds with a single swipe of a finger The Finger Scanner – don't call it a fingerprint scanner! – on the Samsung Galaxy S5 is more than just a gimmicky piece of hardware used to unlock your phone. OK, so it does unlock your phone, but one of the other neat things it can do is let you...
Galaxy S5 launch

Samsung Galaxy S5 reportedly enjoys strong launch-day sales

As the Samsung Galaxy S5 went on sale in over 125 countries on April 11, reports from ZDNet Korea suggest that the phone has enjoyed strong sales on launch day. Samsung reportedly shifted on average 1.3 times as many GS5s on April 11 as it did GS4s on its launch day, with some European countries...
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The Samsung Galaxy S5 still has a menu button, it's just hidden

You just have to know where to look for it With the Galaxy S5, Samsung has at long last done away with the capacitive menu key and replaced it with the fast app switcher. The stock Touchwiz apps in their new form all sport a proper, on screen menu button now, and all is right with the world. But...
Deezer on Galaxy S5

Don't forget to claim 6-months free Deezer music with your Galaxy S5

One of the value added bonuses you're privileged to with the purchase of a new Samsung Galaxy S5 is 6-months free music courtesy of Deezer. Well, in countries Deezer is supported, in any case. But it's not immediately clear how you need to go about claiming this, especially since there's no pre-...
GOLD

John Legere has a Gold Galaxy S5, too

I love goooold. That's probabably what John Legere is thinking right now. Earlier today he went to Twitter to promote the Galaxy S5 that came to T-Mobile today. HTC wasn't too happy with all the attention that T-Mobile's CEO was giving the S5, so they supplied him with a shiny new HTC One M8...
Android Central 180: He runs a tight ship

Android Central 180: He runs a tight ship

Oh, what a tangled week we weave. We — and a lot of you folks out there — now have the Samsung Galaxy S5 in hand. Plus we're getting in deep with Amazon Fire TV. Plus we're answering a lot of your questions this week. And there might even be some singing. Just a little bit of singing, though,...
Surround Shot UI

The Galaxy S5 has a great Photosphere mode, but you have to download it first

Samsung's Surround Shot add-on lets you take Photosphere images Many Android phone makers have developed their own take on Google's Photosphere — the feature on Nexus phones which lets you take 360-degree panoramic images. LG has its VR Panorama, HTC has Panorama 360 on the One M8, and Samsung...
Galaxy S5 back cover

Read this before buying a new Galaxy S5 back cover on eBay (or anywhere else)

You may be able to get a replacement cover now, but there's a good reason to wait One of the hotter topics in our Galaxy S5 forums today is the different colors of the Galaxy S5. Specifically, it's that the battery door for the white model is more of hard plastic than the softer black cover. (...
PayPal details fingerprint-secured payments for Galaxy S5, apps for Gear

PayPal details fingerprint-secured payments for Galaxy S5, apps for Gear

PayPal has today announced the availability of their fingerprint-based authentication system in 25 countries. The system was first announced at MWC 2014 and is now ready for action on the Samsung Galaxy S5. With the app, users can simply swipe a finger over the home button on the S5 to authorize...
Speck CandyShell Grip Case for Galaxy S5

Speck CandyShell and Candy Shell Grip for the Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is upon us, and we're starting to take our first look at some third-party cases. Up first are the Speck CandyShell and CandyShell Grip cases. They're similar in form, function and design, with the Grip case adding, well, grip. Both cases sport a glossy finish to them. That...

Latest Galaxy S5 commercial is fast and wet

There's a new ad for the Samsung Galaxy S5 that you can probably expect to see a lot of (along with the rest of Samsung's impending marketing blitz). The 30-second spot focuses on the networking speeds, camera, and waterproofing of the Galaxy S5. Blessedly it's just a fun, fast-paced commercial...
Samsung Experience Store

Big lineups for the Galaxy S5 at UK Samsung Stores

There's one type of phone folks line up for every year, but with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 it looks like there's another. This particular photo shows the line up outside the flagship Samsung Experience Store in Stratford, London, right before the 6 p.m. availability last night. And...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition headed to Verizon

Today you can head out and buy yourself a Samsung Galaxy S5 all around the globe, but what if you want a developer edition? Well, that might be coming soon as well. As Samsung did for the Galaxy S4, it appears as if an early listing for a developer edition Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 has popped up...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 UK pricing round-up

The where and the how much if you're looking to pick up a Galaxy S5 in the UK The Samsung Galaxy S5 is officially with us, and those folks who didn't jump on the pre-order wagon might naturally be wondering where they can buy one from. The good news is; you can pretty much buy one everywhere....
Galaxy S5 S Voice shortcut

Galaxy S5 launch day tip: Disable S Voice shortcut for faster home button response

Home button slower than expected? There's a simple fix As we enter Samsung Galaxy S5 launch day, here's a quick tip that applies to many Samsung phones including the newly-released GS5. If you've noticed your home button being a little less responsive than you'd expect out of the box, there's a...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 available in 125 countries from today

Gear Fit, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo also going on general sale today Today is the day. Samsung Galaxy S5 day. After weeks of waiting, pre-orders from various carriers and retailers across the world, today you can just head to a store, give someone some money and walk out with a new Galaxy S5. Some...
Galaxy S5 region lock sticker

Here's how region-locking works on the European Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung's new region-locking sticker isn't as scary as before, and actually explains what's going on Think back to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 last year, and you might remember a bit of hubbub surrounding supposedly "unlocked" devices in some countries coming with a so-called region-...
Download Booster on Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint lacking Download Booster feature

Only T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular in the U.S. offering the Wifi and 4G LTE combined download tool One of the many features Samsung crowed about when launching the Galaxy S5 in Barcelona was Download Booster. A hybrid of your Wifi and 4G LTE data connection, it's there to help you download large...

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