Analyst: Samsung Galaxy S5 Won’t Sway iPhone Lovers

The Samsung Galaxy S5 hits store shelves on Friday and the reviews are starting to pour in. Can the latest in the Galaxy line grab more market share from AppleEUs iPhone?

The Galaxy S5 comes equipped with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen, a 2.5 GHz quad core application processor and runs on Android 4.4.2, also known as KitKat. ThereEUs a 16-megapixel camera at the rear and a 2-megapixel camera on the front, along with high-definition-capable video.

The Galaxy S5 also boasts autofocus speed up to 0.3 seconds. The High Dynamic Range promises to reproduce natural light and color with intensity under any lighting circumstances. Meanwhile, a new Selective Focus feature lets users focus on a specific area of an object while simultaneously blurring out the background. With this capability, consumers no longer need a special lens kit to create a shallow depth of field effect.

A Sturdier Galaxy

We caught up with Jeff Kagan, an independent technology analyst, to get his thoughts on the new device. He told us he predicts the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be a big hit -- most likely one of the top two best selling devices. The iPhone, of course, is the other.

EUI have been using a new Samsung Galaxy S5 on the AT&T Mobility network and am delighted to see so many new features in a handset that is still comfortable and familiar,EU Kagan said. EUIf you liked the Galaxy S3 and S4 then you should love the S5. However, if you prefer an Apple iPhone device then there is not much that will steer you away.EU

Kagan said the size, shape, thickness and weight of the Galaxy S4 seem basically unchanged. However, he added, it feels better in the hand than the S4. In fact, he said, the S4 was so fragile that he dropped it...

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