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We can show you a whole new world of smartphones - including the charming Galaxy S5. Packed with futuristic features and a whole lot of handy apps, the S5 will make your dreams come true.
It's hard to keep track of your vital health stats and calorie intake without a responsive smartphone - the Galaxy S5 is the ideal device for those looking to incorporate their mobile into their health and fitness routines thanks to the S Health app. And you don't need to worry about your phone dying - Samsung's Ultra Power Saving Mode and speedy charging will help your charge last. It's these bare necessities done well that make a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S5 a brilliant choice.
Context is everything in life, especially when comparing two different generations of smartphones. For example, if you were to compare the Galaxy S5 to the more recently launched S10, you'd be unlikely to opt for the former unless you were feeling nostalgic. However, this should not distract from the fact that the S5 is a powerful and competent handset in its own right, and one that can still hold its own even in a fast changing market.
Let's be honest; it's hard to make a compelling case for buying Samsung's Galaxy S5 in the current market, particularly given how the range has evolved over the course of the last few years. However, there's no doubt that the S5 is a powerful handset with a more than competent UI, while its display, battery performance and unique value proposition also make this smartphone a viable option in a market full of premium devices. It's little surprise then that a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S5 is a top choice.
Samsung definitely implemented some design improvements in the Galaxy S5, particularly in comparison with the preceding S4. The wider, pock-marked rear embodies this perfectly, as it provides far greater grip and minimises the risk of droppage! nSome will argue that the S5 doesn't look like a premium smartphone, of course, but this is perfectly reasonable given that it isn't one. However, the metal-effect band around the frame is indicative of a strong and sturdy build quality, and one which is focused primarily on function rather than form.
Staying fit and healthy remains one of life's universal challenges, especially if you want to maintain the type of body that would put your average Love Island contestant to shame. To this end, the S5 has been designed to include a heart rate monitor on the rear of the handset (just underneath the main camera lens). This is designed to be used in conjunction with Samsung's popular S Health 3.0 app, which measures your daily activity and produces reams of data pertaining to your level of fitness. The device's accurate heart rate monitor can also be used in conjunction with third-party apps such as My Calorie Counter, which helps you manage your intake and make the most of any daily exercise regime that you undertake!
Despite the S5's status as a value smartphone, it boasts the type of battery performance that you would expect from a premium handset. The reasons for this are two-fold: firstly, the handset has been integrated with a 2,800mAh power pack, which allows for almost 24 hours of consecutive use on a single charge (unless you're binge-watching Netflix box sets on a daily basis, of course). Secondly, the S5 also features the snappy and almost Chihuahua-like Snapdragon 801 processor, which creates a genuinely efficient level of performance and stops your battery life from draining throughout the course of the day.
On a similar note, you can make further battery life savings with the S5's unique 'Ultra-power Saving Mode' (UPSM), which can be triggered manually at any time through your settings page. This will make a number of noticeable changes to the function of the handset, turning the screen to black and white, closing down those draining background apps and ramping down power consumption in a truly dramatic fashion. In total, you can only keep six apps running at any one time when in UPSM, while the handset will automatically keep data consumption to a minimum while the screen is unlocked and fired up.
Last, but by no means least, we come to the camera app on the S5, which has remained one of the best and most competitive on the market since its launch on April 11th, 2014. The main rear camera features a superb Isocell unit that provides 16MP snaps, for example, whilst it's also equipped with a real-time, HDR mode that lets you see how your photo can be enhanced prior to shooting. We're also huge fans of Samsung's rapid autofocus technology, which intuitively calculates the requisite image sharpness in 0.3 seconds or less. This is great when capturing those all-important selfies, which as we know can make or break even the most popular Instagram profiles.
A refurbished Samsung Galaxy S5 continues to stand tall and holds its own in an increasingly competitive marketplace, with its deceptively impressive specification providing everything that you'd expect and more from a mid-range smartphone.
Our Refurbished Devices: Grading Criteria
All of our devices are subject to a rigorous 98-point quality control test at our state-of-the-art UK based facility, so you can purchase with 100% peace of mind that you’ll receive only the best quality products from us in the condition they are advertised. All of our devices are supplied as below without exception:
Grade A: Pristine
These devices are as good as new. They have no visible marks on the screen or housing. They are in tip-top condition, ta-da!
Grade B: Excellent
These devices are in excellent condition. They may have scratches on the screen and/or housing which are only noticeable upon an extremely close inspection. They are a great value alternative to our Pristine devices.
Grade C: Good
These devices are in good condition. They will show signs of moderate use on the screen and have the odd bump and/or scuff on the housing. Rest assured, this will not affect the functionality of the device. A good device, a good price.