Posts Tagged ‘Galaxy S5’
Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
Want an awesome case for your Galaxy S5? Take a look at the PowerSkin, an ultra-thin extended battery case. It protects your phone, gives you a day more battery life, and fits the style of the Galaxy S5 perfectly.
The PowerSkin includes a 2,200 mAh battery, tucked into the back of the case. That means you get 170% battery life – good for 36 hours of talking, 16 hours of web browsing or 18 hours of video playback. It’s a big boost for the Galaxy S5, and it’s an impressive feat given just how slim this extended battery case is. The case is easy to use as well, with handy LED indicators to show how much charge remains.
This case matches the Galaxy S5 perfectly too. The colours have been Pantone matched to the original S5 colours, so you’ll find that it’s exactly the same style as the factory-made rear cover. The dimpled texture from the Galaxy S5 also makes an appearance, resulting in a pretty convincing facsimile.
The PowerSkin is available in white and black, and they will be coming soon to Mobile Fun. For more information or to place your pre-order, please visit the product pages linked below:
Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
Today we’re announcing a new case for two leading Android smartphones: the Ballistic Tough Jacket Maxx for the LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy S5. These hard cases offer an incredible amount of protection for either phone, with four layers of protection using the finest synthetic materials. Let’s take a look.
Four layers deep
The Tough Jacket Maxx uses a four layer design to protect your smartphone. First, there’s an inner silicone shell which wraps around your phone and absorbs shocks. This is covered with an impact-resistant hard shell. A shock absorbent polymer is the final layer, protecting against scratches and dispersing impact shocks around the phone. The fourth layer is a replaceable tough screen protector, which prevents scratches to the screen. With this combination of layers, your phone will have some of the best protection on the market.
The case also includes larger ballistic corners, designed to be the first bits of the case to hit the ground. These reinforced areas provide extra shock protection where you need it most. The corners also raise the screen from the surface of the tablet, ensuring that the screen isn’t scratched. Combined with the replaceable screen protector, your screen should stay in perfect condition for as long as you have the phone.
Detachable belt clip holster
Each case comes with a detachable plastic holder with a belt clip, allowing you to easily keep your G3 or Galaxy S5 at your hip for easy access, without the need to place your phone in your pocket. Of course, you’re also free to not use the belt clip holster if you don’t want it.
So there we have it – one of the most impressively protective cases for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the LG G3. For more information and to place your pre-order, please visit the product pages linked below:
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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Here are ten awesome Samsung Galaxy S5 accessories that you should check out!
Want a different coloured S5? No problem. Just pick up a replacement back cover and you can have any colour you like. There are four options – electric blue, charcoal black, shimmery white and copper gold. This is an official Samsung product as well, so you’re assured of a perfect fit and finish.
The Galaxy S5′s internal speaker isn’t brilliant, so if you want to play music at any reasonable volume then you’ll need a better speaker. The BoomBrick from Olixar is a great choice, with a rich and powerful room-filling sound. You can connect over Bluetooth, where a built-in microphone and buttons will allow you to take calls too. An amazing piece of kit for the money that’ll transform your standards for audio quality.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 doesn’t come with Qi Wireless Charging out of the box, but that’s easy enough to fix. You can buy this wireless charging cover, which replaces your original battery cover with one that has the necessary Qi charging circuits integrated within. From there, you just need to select a Qi wireless charger and you’ll be golden.
Protecting the screen of any smartphone is an essential, and one of the most interesting developments as of late has been that of tempered glass screen protectors. These provide more and longer-lasting protection compared to plastic screen protectors. Spigen’s example is one of our best sellers, with strong reviews as well.
The idea behind this case is very simple: marry a massive battery with a solid protective case. The result is the enCharge Power Jacket Flip, a surprisingly elegant case that can more than double your battery life. The charging system is well designed too, with an on-off switch and LED indicators to make it easy to choose when you’re charging your phone. A flip cover protects the screen and an integrated kickstand will make it easy to watch videos or play games. A brilliant functional case.
This is perhaps the finest Galaxy S5 case available, with a dual-density ultra-rugged chassis made from premium materials. That includes a CNC machined aluminium back plate with a type 3 hard anodised finish, which feels incredible and can stand up to insane amounts of punishment. Other extras include a acoustic chamber that boosts volume levels, a combined belt clip and desk stand, plus a stealth privacy screen protector. This premium case costs more than its peers, but you really do so a significant increase in quality.
This inexpensive cable is brilliant, allowing you to share power between smartphones, tablets and accessories. The idea is that you can charge one smartphone from another, so you can give your friend a boost to get through the end of the day… or you can use your tablet’s larger battery to top up your phone. It also works brilliantly for smartwatches, where you can easily charge their tiny internal reserves without reducing your phone’s charge significantly.
The Galaxy S5 has a surprisingly good camera, but you can make it even better with a few accessories. This zoom telescope and tripod allow you to take telephoto shots; ideal for portrait photography or distant wildlife without the bulk of a traditional zoom lens camera. The whole package is quite compact too; you can keep your Galaxy S5 in one pocket and the telescope/tripod in the other.
This bumper is one of the most stylish available for the S5, with a distinct curved shape that instantly stands out. The bumper is made from CNC-milled aircraft-grade aluminium, providing impact protection and rigidity in equal measure. The case is available in many colours too, including blue, black, gold, red and silver.
The Gear Live is one of two Android Wear smartwatches to be released so far, and offers a convenient way of checking notifications on your wrist. The Gear Live’s hardware is nice, with a sculpted metal band and a crisp 320×320 AMOLED display. The 22mm band is replaceable and there are plenty of watch faces on offer too, so it’s easy to find a look that suits you. Smartwatches are the next big thing, and the Gear Live is one of the very best to be released so far.
I hope you’ve found these recommendations handy! You can find more of our favourite S5 accessories here. For more information or to ask a question, please visit the comments below or speak to us on Twitter @mobilefun.
Friday, July 18th, 2014
Today we’re unveiling a new case for the Samsung Galaxy S5. It’s from Moshi and it’s called the SenseCover. Like Samsung’s own brand of S View cases, the SenseCover has a transparent-windowed flip cover, allowing you to see incoming notifications while keeping your screen fully protected from scratches. Let’s take a closer look.
The cut-out window on the flip cover is a large square, allowing you to easily see the time, date and incoming calls – all at a glance. The plastic is touch-sensitive too, so you’re still able to swipe to accept or reject calls (and dismiss alarms) without opening the cover. The Galaxy S5′s AMOLED display remains turned off beyond the window, so less power is used than when the entire screen is on.
Full screen protection without adding bulk
The SenseCover provides protection for the front, back and sides of the Galaxy S5. The cover clips to the back of the phone, minimising the case’s footprint and ensuring excellent pocketability is retained. A magnetic clasp keeps the cover in position, ensuring that your screen remains protected at all times.
The Moshi SenseCover is made from high quality synthetic materials, allowing to stand up to day-to-day use without issues. The Galaxy S5 cover is available in two colours as well; black and pink. Both options are coming soon to Mobile Fun.
For more information, including live pricing and availability data, please visit the relevant product pages via the links below:
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Monday, July 14th, 2014
- Bright and beautiful AMOLED screen
- Less plastic, more premium than previous Galaxy devices
- Gimmicky hardware additions
- TouchWiz modifications may not be to everyone’s taste
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the latest in Samsung’s line of flagship Android phones, refining rather than redefining the series.
Running Android Kitkat (4.4.2) out of the box and with the requisite TouchWiz additions (now loved and hated by Samsung fans in equal measure), alongside a 2.5ghz Quad Core Processor, interaction with the S5 feels silky smooth.
Its 5.1” 1080P AMOLED Screen gives a striking first impression and the relatively thin bezels prevent it from edging too close to ‘phablet’ territory also keeping it fractionally smaller than the Sony Xperia Z and HTC One (M8), its two closest competitors. The fantastic screen also perfectly showcases the new 16MP Camera which is capable of filming at 4K.
The review model is ‘Pearl White’ but the S5 is also available in Black, Blue and Gold (not quite the champagne gold which seems to be ‘in’ now, but close) and has a ‘dimpled’ finish making it feel much less plasticy than previous Galaxy models.
One of the more interesting additions to this year’s model is a heart-rate monitor located on the back of the device, just below the camera lens. It’s closely integrated with Samsung’s S Health App but its necessity is questionable.
Further, and in a clear attempt to ape the iPhone 5 and HTC One Max whilst adding another USP, the S5 includes a fingerprint scanner – ideal for upping security on the device although its reliability is something that requires a longer term test. So far the consensus is that this is not as accurate and useful as the one featured on the iPhone 5S.
Following the trend set by the Sony Xperia Z, The S5 is both water and dust resistant. Although not to quite the same extent, it will easily survive a drop in the sink or on the beach.
In conclusion, the Galaxy S5 is a worthy successor to the S4, improving significantly enough to make the upgrade worthwhile whilst also performing favourably when compared to close competitors (the Sony Xperia Z2 and HTC One (M8)). Price-wise it does tend to be the cheaper of the 3 flagships so certainly a strong contender for your hard-earned cash.