5 Reasons: Galaxy S5 Camera is Better Than the One (M8)’s

We have heard from Kellen as to why he is already missing the One (M8)’s camera thanks to a few of its features, but the Galaxy S5 shooter is nothing to mess around with. While HTC did a great job at marketing the One’s somewhat gimmicky features, the camera leaves a whole lot to be desired, especially in regards to editing photos after the fact, as well as overall picture quality.

As stated in the previous 5 Reasons post, the One’s UltraPixel sensor does do a fine job at creating photos that are share worthy on Instagram and Twitter, but for anyone looking to get more out of their photos, 4 megapixels probably won’t cut it.

After our time with the Galaxy S5, we have compiled another five reasons which make the shooter on Samsung’s newest flagship device better than the one found on the HTC One (M8). 
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5 Reasons: HTC One (M8) Camera is Better Than the Galaxy S5′s

Cameras – one of the ultimate talking points when it comes to smartphone reviews. Some are great, some are terrible, and some try to recreate the category all together with marketing speak. The HTC One (M8) falls into that category, thanks to the UltraPixel technology that HTC has used for the 2nd year in a row on their flagship phone. UltraPixel or Megapixel, though, the camera on this phone has some great qualities that we would argue may help it stand above the latest from Samsung, the Galaxy S5(more…)

Open Thread: New Galaxy S5 Owners, Share Your First Impressions

Did you pick up the Samsung Galaxy S5 today? If so, we want to hear all about your initial thoughts.

How does the 5.1-inch FHD Super AMOLED display look? How does that plastic body feel in hand (those dimples tho)? How is the performance from the Snapdragon 801? Have you used the fingerprint scanner? What carrier did you go with? Taken any good pictures yet with the 16MP sensor? What is your favorite feature so far?  (more…)

Verizon Disabled Paypal Fingerprint Payment Support on the Galaxy S5, Google Wallet Works Though

What’s that? You thought Download Booster was the only feature that a U.S. carrier would remove from the brand new Samsung Galaxy S5? Silly, you. I’d imagine Download Booster is only the first of many. After spending only a few minutes with the Verizon variant of the GS5, we have already discovered that Big Red has pulled Paypal payments authorized with your fingerprint, another of the major features promoted by Samsung for their 2014 flagship. It was also announced this morning by Paypal. (more…)

How to: Quickly Disable Bloatware on the Galaxy S5

If you picked up a Samsung Galaxy S5 today from a carrier partner in the U.S., then you are more than likely already overwhelmed by the amount of bloatware installed on your device. For example, on the Verizon variant alone, we’re pushing 20 pre-installed apps that I will never use. From Big Red’s ever-growing list of VZW apps to the pre-loaded suite of Amazon products, it’s a bit much.

Thankfully, Samsung keeps making it easier and easier to disable these bloatware apps, since many can’t be fully uninstalled. Below, we’ll talk about the two ways you can quickly disable/hide those unattractive carrier-branded apps.  (more…)

Deal: Grab Samsung’s Gear Fit on eBay for Just $184.99

Have you just picked up a new Samsung Galaxy S5, and are now looking to purchase a fitness band companion for it? You are in luck. Currently listed on eBay are Samsung Gear Fit bands for $184.99 ($15 off the regular price), with free shipping in the United States.

The seller is rated with 99.4% positive feedback, so you likely won’t be dealing with a knockoff or scam here. Returns are 14 days with money back, but the buyer has to pay return shipping.  (more…)

PayPal Shows Off Benefits of Using Biometric Authentication on Samsung Galaxy S5

Thanks to the fingerprint scanner found in the Galaxy S5, users can now work with PayPal to purchase goods online and in person, without the need of lengthy usernames and passwords or pulling out that credit card. According to a recent survey taken by PayPal and the National Cyber Security Alliance, 53% of Americans are ready to ditch passwords in exchange for something a bit more futuristic.  (more…)