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13 Reasons Why You’ll Love the Samsung Galaxy S5



The Samsung Galaxy S6 has replaced it and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 should be out in just a few weeks but we still think there are some reasons to consider the company’s flagship from 2013, the Galaxy S5. We’ve been using the phone since its release and there are still plenty of things we love about the phone.

In 2013, Samsung took the stage and announced a brand new follow-up to the Galaxy S4, a fifth-generation Galaxy S that it appropriately called Galaxy S5.

When the Samsung Galaxy S5 first arrived, it was boasting some of the best features in the business. Features like its high-resolution display, its processor, and its camera helped to make it one of the year’s best smartphones. It’s a device that we, like many others, picked up in the early goings and it’s a device that we’ve been using ever since.

The Galaxy S5 is no longer in the spotlight now that devices like Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 4 have hit shelves. And while the Galaxy S5 is no longer a flagship phone, we think there are still lots of reasons why you might want to consider it as your next device. Key word: consider.


There are plenty of phones that you should have your eyes on right now. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 4 are just two of them. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is on its way, Apple’s planning to release a new iPhone 6s, and we’ve also heard rumors about two new Nexus devices. That said, not everyone needs an expensive, high-powered flagship. Many of you will be perfectly fine with the Galaxy S5 and its price point.

After spending over a year with the Samsung Galaxy S5, we want to tell you about a few things we still love about it and some reasons why it’s still worthy of consideration.

Excellent Battery Life

Excellent Battery Life

One thing that is essential to your smartphone experience is battery life. It's the life force of your device and it's a feature that you depend on every single day that you use your phone. And that's why it's so important to buy a phone with high quality battery life. The Galaxy S5 offers that.

We've been using the Galaxy S5 for more than a year now and its battery continues to deliver an impressive charge. It performs well when we put it through a strenuous day and it keeps a solid charge when it's left in standby. 

We've also been using the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S5's successor, for the past few months. And what's interesting is that the Galaxy S5 is able to pull down comparable battery life. Some have found that the Galaxy S5 battery is actually better than what the Galaxy S6 has to offer.

This is a Galaxy S5 feature that we love and it's a big reason why we think you need to investigate the Galaxy S5 if you don't need top of the line specs and you don't want to break the bank with your next smartphone purchase. 



  1. Nicolas

    07/15/2015 at 6:03 pm

    Uhhhh, the Samsung Galaxy S5 was released in 2014, not 2013.

    • Kenneth

      07/26/2015 at 6:03 am

      Gottabemobile probably have a copy/paste template that they use every year. Typically the same content/words except they change the device names/dates/version number. Looks like they forgot to change the date this time.

      Very typical of gottabemobile. This is why their articles are getting old and boring. It’s always the same old “we have been using it for blah blah blah and it’s impressive blah blah blah”. Sure they probably made some changes here and there, but 80% is pure repetition from the previous years.

    • Ava James

      03/21/2016 at 10:53 pm

      Samsung Releases Marshmallow For Galaxy S5 today
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      New features include an improved Doze mode, better notifications experience, enhanced app permissions, overall bug and stability fixes as well as performance improvements.

  2. Mark

    07/15/2015 at 6:32 pm

    I’ve been using one for 15 months and it’s still my favorite phone of all time. The only issue I have ever had with it is the charging port waterwater cover didn’t lock into place after the first 8 months, making it less than water resistant down to a 1 foot depth as advertised. But it’s gotten wet more than a dozen times and no damage. It’s been in an Otterbox Commuter since new and been dropped onto concrete floors more than a dozen times and no damage, it’s a tough phone! At the price point for a new one now, 15 months ago it was $800.00, it’s a great value for the money. I highly recommend it.

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