The Galaxy S5 flagship was released in April 2014 and Samsung has firstly upgraded the unlocked version to the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Verizon subscribers had to wait longer than users connected to other carriers (-Mobile and Sprint) but their dream has finally come true.
There are still many people who still use the two year old Galaxy S5 flagship and they continue to be loyal to Verizon. This carrier needed some time to finally release Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to its subscribers, and they’re now getting software version MMB29M.G900VVRU2DPD1, which contains all features that have been introduced in 6.0 Marshmallow, such as Doze and Google Now on Tap, as well as all changes that were brought by the new update – over 200 new emoji, quick launch camera, Do Not Disturb & Volume Controls etc.
Other improvements that Google has included into the latest Marshmallow update are support for WiFi calling, Android for Work, as well as ultra-high-quality audio. The Galaxy S5 devices connected to Verizon should receive this update over the air, but it can take some time until the updates will reach all users, so if you want to manually install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, go to Settings > About device.
The Galaxy S5 isn’t one of the best looking smartphones on the market, as it has a plastic shell with perforated dots, but at least it’s dust and water resistant. It has a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen with a Full HD resolution, it’s powered by a Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 processor backed by 2GB of RAM and if you think that the first variant of internal memory (16GB) is insufficient, you can opt for the one with a double capacity, but you can also add a microSD card for expansion up to 128GB. The main camera is 16MP (f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus, LED flash) and the secondary camera is 2MP. The battery is removable and has a capacity of 2800mAh.
Take your mobile photography game to the next level with this affordable clip-on lens kit from Xenvo. Comes with a macro lens and a super wide angle lens that easily clip onto your phone for professional-grade photos on the go.
Every techie needs a pair of sick headphones. Neurogadget recommends these Audio Technica Professional Studio Monitor Headphones for both their quality and their cool-factor.