Famed developer, geohot (with help from some friends), has done it. The Samsung Galaxy S5 on AT&T and Verizon has been rooted. So before we dive into this, I’ll just note that the bounty for achieving this task was well over $18,000. If you pledged some cash, it is time to pay up.
With that said, yep, root has come, my friends. The long wait is over. Freedom on some level is now a part of your Galaxy S5. Flip the bird to whoever you would like to at this point, because the good guys have won again. I should say, the guys who paid hundreds of dollars for a phone who want to feel like they actually own that phone, have won. (more…)
Rumors of a “Prime” version of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 date back to well before the Galaxy S5 ever launched. Executive denials and a barrage of model numbers for new devices haven’t slowed them either. Take todays purported leak, which PhoneArena believes shows the Galaxy F, which is the name we are currently rolling with for the “Prime” Galaxy S5. (more…)
A Samsung device under the model number SM-G906 stopped by the FCC within the last few days, with support for LTE bands 17 and 5. As you may recall, the SM-G906 has long been rumored to be the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, or the premium version of Samsung’s 2014 flagship with a Quad HD display. The listing doesn’t tell us much, but does give us three potential models of G906K, G906S, and G906L to keep an eye on. (more…)
The 13MP camera featured on the LG G3 is certainly one of its main highlights. Much like last year’s G2, the camera features optical image stabilization (OIS+), as well as a fancy new laser built right into the backside of the device to create super-fast auto focus times.
Over the weekend, we put the LG G3 through the camera paces, coming away extremely impressed. For comparison purposes, we took out five top devices, just to see if we could try to come away with something useful.
Down below in the gallery, we have shots from the LG G3, Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8), Google Nexus 5, and Apple iPhone 5s. (more…)
According to Korea’s ET News, the LG G3 is absolutely dominating sales over Samsung’s Galaxy S5. For right now, LG’s newest flagship is only available in Korea, but that does not mean the company is not selling a ton of units. In fact, according to the report, LG is selling 25-30,000 G3 units daily to smartphone-hungry consumers. As for the Galaxy S5, Samsung’s flagship device was only seeing 7-8,000 units sold daily during its launch period. (more…)
It looks as if another colorway for the Galaxy S5 from Samsung is being prepared to launch on Verizon’s network. Thanks to @evleaks, this is our first look at the blue-hued GS5, sporting a couple of Big Red logos on its backside. (more…)
AT&T just announced the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active. The device is available now online and in AT&T stores for $199 on contract or starting as low as $27.50 per month with an AT&T Next plan.
The device should live up to its “active” name, thanks to a shock, water, and dust resistant casing. It also has a “convenience” key on the side that can launch apps related to outdoor activities. Like its shinier brother, it tracks heart rates as well, with a built in monitor underneath the camera.
If you care about specs, then know that this is identical to the regular Galaxy S5 with its 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 5.1-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, and 16MP camera.
The Galaxy S5 comes in camo green, ruby red, or titanium gray. (more…)
After running through a quick overview and tour with the LG G3, here at one of the satellite press events, we also took a couple of minutes to compare the size of the device to most of the flagships currently available.
We somehow forgot to compare the G3 to the HTC One (M8), but did put it side-by-side with the LG G2, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3, and Nexus 5. (more…)