The Samsung Galaxy S5 is getting older but thanks to a brand new Android 5.0 Lollipop update and a price tag in decline, it remains a viable option for most smartphone shoppers. That said, we think there are some competitors worth looking at before taking the plunge and here, we take a look at what we think are the top five Samsung Galaxy S5 alternatives for December, 2014.
Earlier this year, Samsung took the stage at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to show off its Galaxy S4 successor. That device was, and is, the Samsung Galaxy S5. Samsung’s Galaxy S5 delivers a number of improvements over last year’s model including an improved display, a much better design, a better camera, new software, and more.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of the top Android smartphones of the year and a device that consumers should be looking at, especially now that it’s set to get Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google’s brand new operating system. It’s also extremely cheap as its price tag is now a shell of what it once was. It’s an attractive smartphone but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t weigh alternatives.
We continue to get bombarded with questions about Samsung Galaxy S5 alternatives to look at. There are a number of different devices that we could recommend as the smartphone market is full of solid big screen choices but we want to narrow things down a bit and take a look at what we consider the top five Galaxy S5 competitors available right now.
These devices represent the devices that we’d recommend to friends and family. And while our list may differ from yours, these are the devices that Gotta Be Mobile editors have selected for recognition this month. We feel like the devices listed here deliver the best, all-around package for this month and this month alone.
With that in mind, here are the five Samsung Galaxy S5 alternatives for December, 2014.
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In September, the new iPhone 6 replaced the iPhone 5s as the company's high-end iPhone flagship. Unsurprisingly, iPhone 6 is considered, by many, to be one of the best smartphones on the planet and it's a device that prospective Galaxy S5 buyers would be wise to check out before buying this holiday season.
Apple's iPhone 6 comes with an assortment of top notch features including a 4.7-inch Retina HD display, a speedy A8 processor, a fantastic rear camera, a metal design, Touch ID fingerprint technology, tons of storage space, and the company's brand new iOS 8 operating system.
The iPhone 6 isn't cheap, it starts at $199.99, but those that buy into the new iPhone will be getting one of the best phones on the market and one that should last three years or more thanks to new iOS software updates. Apple tends to keep iPhones updated for three years before kicking them to the curb.
Before buying, have a look at our full length review to absorb the strengths and weaknesses of one of the top smartphones money can buy. And yes, one of the Galaxy S5's top competitors.