Your New Galaxy S6 Will Have a Built-In Expiration Date

Your smartphone's battery life won't last forever. Today, your digital companion might work all day long, then party late into the evening—but a year from now, you'll almost certainly have depleted a substantial portion of its capacity. What happens when your phone no longer lasts the day? Time to replace the battery!… » 3/02/15 10:15am 3/02/15 10:15am

Check Out Android L in Action on a Samsung Galaxy S5

It's been months since Google first gave us a glimpse of Android L and the Material Design manifesto. But now, the slick-looking operating system is finally getting close to primetime. At least that's how this new video from SamMobile of a Samsung Galaxy S5 running Android L makes it seem. » 10/02/14 4:37pm 10/02/14 4:37pm

The Best Smartphone Camera: iPhone 6 Edition

Since we last pitted the best smartphone cameras against one another, a few new contenders have entered the fold, notably the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. That makes now the perfect time to settle which smartphone packs in the snappiest shooter. » 9/23/14 12:02pm 9/23/14 12:02pm

How Amazon's Fire Phone Compares to Its Toughest Competition

Amazon's long-rumored Fire Phone is finally here, folks! It's got a crazy cool-looking face-tracking 3D display that knows the position of your head at all times and Firefly, a scanner that identifies (and helps you buy) just about anything. But funky features aside, how does The Everything Store's phone stack up to… » 6/18/14 3:28pm 6/18/14 3:28pm

The Galaxy S5 (and Other Android Phones) Are Easier to Root Than Ever

Famed hacker Geohot has released a tool called Towelroot that will allow you to root your Galaxy S5, along with a number of other prominent Android devices. » 6/16/14 5:45pm 6/16/14 5:45pm

Why Smartphones Are About to Get Tacky as Hell

If you haven't seen Samsung's new teaser for its Galaxy S5 "Crystal Collection," shield your eyes now—this thing has enough reflective power to blind the sun. And judging by the shape of the smartphone market, phones dripping with crystals will soon be the status quo. » 4/28/14 2:19pm 4/28/14 2:19pm

Some Samsung Galaxy S5 owners are experiencing "fatal camera errors" that can only be fixed by replacing the phone. Affected S5 owners can call Samsung at 1-888-987-4357, and Verizon is also reaching out. [The Verge] » 4/26/14 9:29am 4/26/14 9:29am

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Less Is So Much More

If you can say one thing about Samsung's Galaxy S line of smartphones, it's that they consistently pair some of the best hardware with inexplicable software. The S5 scales back Samsung's bells and whistles, which helps make it easily the best Galaxy phone yet. If only they'd gone even further. » 4/15/14 10:20am 4/15/14 10:20am

Samsung Galaxy S5 Teardown: You Ain't Changing Nothing But Its Battery

The Best Smartphone Display (It's Not Who You Think)

The Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series of smartphones are flagship products for Samsung to show off its latest and greatest OLED displays and display technology. Samsung provided DisplayMate Technologies with a pre-release production unit of the Galaxy S5 so that we could perform our well known objective and… » 3/31/14 10:09am 3/31/14 10:09am

Samsung Galaxy S5 Is a Baby Monitor That Reports to Your Smartwatch

Samsung's new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, has a surprising hidden feature that tech bloggers have just discovered: the phone can double as a baby monitor—provided you've got it paired to a Galaxy Gear smartwatch. And y'know, you don't mind leaving your baby and your phone behind while you're in another room. » 3/29/14 1:00pm 3/29/14 1:00pm

Samsung Galaxy S5 Hands On: A Tiny Dimpled Step Into the Future

The new Samsung Galaxy S5 may not seem like a huge leap forward on paper. But between the zippy camera, the fingerprint sensor, the heart rate monitor, and a new dimpled body that almost feels like a throwback, it's worth a closer look. We got one. Here are our first impressions. » 2/24/14 4:33pm 2/24/14 4:33pm

The Samsung Galaxy S5's Killer Camera Feature: Speed

Samsung has never been a leader when it comes to smartphone cameras but with the Galaxy S5, it's taken a step forward. It has nothing to do with megapixels—instead it's all about that weird-sounding feature called "phase-detect" autofocus, which allows the camera to focus in just .3 seconds. Samsung claims that's the… » 2/24/14 3:25pm 2/24/14 3:25pm

Samsung Galaxy S5: New Design and a Fingerprint Scanner

Samsung's Galaxy S5 is here, and it's real, boasting a fingerprint scanner, a new design, better camera, and more. Here's everything you need to know. » 2/24/14 2:00pm 2/24/14 2:00pm

Our Samsung Galaxy S5 Liveblog Starts Right Now

Today, Samsung will deploy the Galaxy S5, the latest in its venerable line of Android smartphones. You can watch it live in the stream blow, or if you're more into reading, we'll be providing a delicate coat of analysis and sass in the liveblog even further down. » 2/24/14 1:54pm 2/24/14 1:54pm

These Are Supposedly Leaked Photos of the Samsung Galaxy S5

We're expecting Samsung to announce its latest flagship, the Galaxy S5 in a couple of hours at the first of the year's Unpacked event at MWC. But because the internet is a leaky, leaky ship, we're seeing some images popping up already. » 2/24/14 8:47am 2/24/14 8:47am

Samsung Galaxy S5: Everything We Think We Know

We're almost certainly about to see Samsung's Galaxy S5 superphone next week, the long-awaited followup to the company's Android flagship. With competition heating up from the likes of Motorola and HTC, will it be enough to stay near the top of the heap? Here's what we're expecting to see. » 2/20/14 1:40pm 2/20/14 1:40pm

Bloomberg: Samsung Galaxy S5 Due April, Maybe With Eye-Scan Security

If you're holding out for the next Android superphone, you may only have a few months to wait. Samsung has spoken out about its upcoming devices in a long interview with Bloomberg, and it plans to have the S5 out by April. » 1/09/14 3:42am 1/09/14 3:42am