Is the Samsung Galaxy S5 the Leader It’s Meant to Be?

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With Samsung’s (SSNLF.PK) latest Galaxy S phone hitting the market, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) may be sweating over its greatest competitor having another high-power device around to draw customers away around the globe. No doubt Samsung expects to do just that and more with the Galaxy S5.

According to Mashable, the Samsung Galaxy S5 includes a Smart Switch app, which makes it easier for users to import all of their contacts, calendar details, and email. On top of that, it can collect those from iCloud for iPhone users making the switch, and will even find Android apps to replace similar iOS apps. There’s no doubt Samsung has some intentions of making converts of a number of users.

For people who have shied away from Samsung devices because of the amount of bloatware that can be included in its devices, the Galaxy S5 has taken a notable change of direction in that regard. Time noted the significantly reduced number Samsung apps and widgets that came pre-installed on the new smartphone — though they will remain available as a free download. Samsung has also stepped away from the stylized faux leather back panel to replace it with a dimpled plastic panel, which many may find less tacky and more techy.

Beyond those steps toward minimalism, Samsung repeats its usual shtick of creating smartphone that takes another long stride forward in terms of performance, stretching that gap in hardware even wider between its flagship smartphones and Apple’s. It’s got the specs to prove it, but not everything is as good in practice as it is in theory.

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