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Samsung Galaxy S5 review

My Samsung Galaxy S5 review
 

I’ve recently updated my iPhone 4S for a Samsung Galaxy S5, and I couldn’t be happier with my new purchase. Sadly, team Apple wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. But I’m truly loving all that my new phone has to offer. Not one with a burning desire to keep up with the latest model phone, I’ve been very pleasantly surprised with how many features the S5 and the S6 have in common.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is packed full of upgrades and features. From a fingerprint scanner, to water resistance up to 1 metre, though I don’t think I’m even going to ever bother testing out that claim. The list of specs goes on and on. But my favourites are the 16mp front facing camera, the ‘beauty face’ filter to help you perfect those selfies, and the wireless charging capabilities.

With such a nice piece of equipment on my hands there are so many great accessories that I want to get my hands on.

Wireless Charging Accessories

Remember when I said mentioned that the Samsung Galaxy S5 has wireless capabilities, it does! They aren’t a default on the phone, but you can easily swap out the back of your and phone for a case such as this Samsung S-View Cover Qi wireless charger, this Samsung S charger cover. Once you’ve got either of those covers all you need is the Samsung Wireless Charging Kit and voila! I opted for the gold S5, and I can easily match all my accessories.

Mobile Phone Case 
I reviewed a case for Case Happy last year for my iPad Mini. They kindly also offered to send me a case for my Samsung Galaxy S5 to review. I opted for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Premium Folio Case Cover in light pink as I wanted a cute case that could offer protection as well as functionality.
 
I’ve been using this case for a couple of weeks now and I really like it. It’s not gold, but you can’t go wrong with pink. The case is made of high quality synthetic leather. The part of the case where you actually snap your phone in is made of a hard plastic. This is perfect as the phone clips right in. I like that this case has two card slots. I have found this to be the perfect case for going shopping as you can use it as a wallet. The case also gives you the option to use it as a stand for those train rides and flights. Or just when you feel like propping your phone on your desk and watching YouTube as you work.
 
 
 
Portable Charger

My Samsung S5’s battery life is quite fantastic! I’ve been on days out using my GPS, playing games on my phone and just internetting. And I’ve still managed to end up with at least 20% battery at the end of the day! It’s really incredible. But just in case something were to happen I have my eye on this adorable Polafano Power Bank Portable External Charger. I’m really into this gold theme for my mobile right now. And even though I do have a portable charger this one is cute, light, and would go great with my other accessories.

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