Galaxy S3 may be future-proof due to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and possible Android KitKat update while Galaxy S2 is only locked to Android 4.1 after support window has expired. So is it the right time to upgrade to Galaxy S5? Here are the top 10 reasons why you should do it.
Android 4.4.2 KitKat is the out-of-the-box OS version running Galaxy S5 while Galaxy S3 is still under review to get Android KitKat and no more software support for Galaxy S2 due to 18-month update window support expiration. If you want the latest Android features such Cloud Printing, Ok Google, better multitasking and Immersive Mode, Galaxy S5 is the best choice now.
You cannot compare the 5.1-inches display and 1920 x 1080 resolution of Galaxy S5 to the 4.8-inch screen of Galaxy S3 and 4.3-inches of Galaxy S2. Moreover, the pixel density is higher on Galaxy S5 with 432 ppi than 308 ppi of S3 and 217 ppi of S2. Higher pixel density means better rendering of images, videos and graphics.
Samsung used Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on Galaxy S5 which is tougher and more resilient than Gorilla Glass 2 or 1 on Galaxy S3 and S2 respectively. In addition to a resilient display screen, Galaxy S5 is also protected against dust and can resist water for 30 minutes under 1 meter depth of fresh water.
Galaxy S5 features 16 MP of rear camera shooter that can be used together with its 2 MP front camera via Dual Shot option. Dual Shot is not possible on Galaxy S3 and S2 even if the software has been upgraded. You can capture images, record videos and even video chat using the Dual Shot on Galaxy S5. What?s better on Galaxy S5 if it also features a video stabilizer to prevent blurring and shaking effect during video recording.
Performance at its Best
If you are asking for hardcore performance from Samsung Galaxy phones, S5 will bring you to that level. It boasts 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processors, 2 GB of RAM and Adreno 330 to deliver speedy loading of apps and better graphics rendering on games. Also, you don?t have to worry about several apps running in the background as the 2 GB of RAM supports it all; just watch the battery level though.
Due to the level of technology installed on Galaxy S5, you can now get a better multimedia experience not just from its default music and video players, but also with MHL 2 audio/video link and wireless connection to large TV screens.
Galaxy S Exclusives
Get the built-in heart rate monitor, upgraded S Health features, pedometer, fitness tracker, air gestures, Smart Stay, Smart Pause and Smart scroll all from Galaxy S5. Certain exclusives from S5 are not portable to Galaxy S3 and S2 via software update.
Latest camera apps are only available on Galaxy S5 right now such as Fast Autofocus, improved HDR rich tone, Selective Focus and video recording stabilization. Some of these features are not even possible with Galaxy S4 at this time.
Twice as Fast Internet
Another unique feature on Galaxy S5 is the multiple input, multiple output or MIMO, which makes the Internet connection twice as much faster than S3 or S2. Using two antennas, Galaxy S5 can grab more data via Wi-Fi or using the combination of Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity.
Samsung will release two variants of Galaxy S5 having different internal storage sizes ? 16 GB and 32 GB. But the unique thing about S5 is it can support up to 128 GB of microSD card on top of the internal storage and 50 GB cloud storage using Dropbox. Now you can keep more HD videos on your smartphone.
Longer Battery Life
Galaxy S5 is powered by a 2800 mAh battery pack which is 700 higher than S3 and more than 1000 higher than S2. If you are having trouble with the power saving manager on S3 and S2, Galaxy S5 supports the latest version of the battery longevity feature called Ultra Power Saving.
Galaxy S5 is definitely expensive compared to S3 and S2 on today?s prices, but the two former flagships have aged and it is recommended to upgrade now if you desire on getting the latest performance, features and technology from Samsung.