travel & lifestyle blog by ruth dela cruz


The Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear Range Launch

April 4, 2014

Last night, all I saw was black, white, blue and gold. It was a glitzy party as Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear range in the Philippines. There is only one good place to hold the big event (you bet!)– in the Samsung Hall, SM Aura.

Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold are the colors of the new Samsung Galaxy S5. But before you even get blinded with the colors, you will be amazed with its features. 

Three short firms were shown to introduced the new Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear Fit’s features. The short films entitled Sylph, Alias and Survive (the last one has a Walking Dead-esque theme in it). 
Slyph let us see Samsung S5’s feature to capture every moment in detail. It carries 16MP camera with real time HDR, Selective Focus and Fast Auto-Focus. It also has different shooting modes and S Studio built in it for direct editing of the photos. Everyone needs a good camera, everyday. Moments are priceless, and you wouldn’t know when you will need to shoot and “take a shot”. 
Survive showed us the Safety Assistance Features with integrated Finger Scanner for data security and ease of access with just one swipe. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is also water resistant (when submerged in fresh water up to 1 meter for 30 minutes ) and dust resistant. It also has power saving mode that can last up to 15 days on stand-by.  This is really impressive. 
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Alias is all about the Samsung Gear. The Samsung Galaxy S5 connects with Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. You can receive notifications directly in your wrist, and automatically keep track of your physical activities throughout the day. The Samsung Gear range is also compatible with other Galaxy devices. 
It has S Health app with built-in pedometer, heart rate sensor and exercise monitoring. This sounds perfect for all the health and fitness buffs. 
It was a glitzy night with celebrities and A-listers

And yes, DJ Tom Taus did the spins!
Samsung also raffled off new Samsung Gears and Samsung Galaxy S5. Unfortunately, I didn’t win. But Krystel (blogger friend) got to take home a new Samsung Gear! 
Here are the figures you may want to know:
Samsung Galaxy S5: Key Specs

Display: 5.1” FHD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)
Processor: 2.5GHz Quad core application processor
Storage: 16/32GB
SD: Up To 128GB
OS: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Connectivity: WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2); Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+; USB: USB 3.0; NFC; IR Remote
Camera: 16MP (rear), 2.0MP (front)
Battery: 2800mAh
Sensors: Accelerometer; gyro; proximity; compass; barometer; Hall; RGB ambient light; Gesture(IR); Finger Scanner; Heart rate sensor
Price: Estimate Php 32,000
The features are quite impressive. But I am still loyal with my Lenovo phone 😉 Unless someone will give me a brand new unit, I might convert 🙂
What do you think of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear?

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