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June 24, 2014
Well, guess who got her
hands on the latest Samsung GALAXY S5 LTE???
When I first got news
that Samsung wanted to sponsor me the GALAXY S5 LTE, I got so excited ‘cos I
wanted to try out so many exciting features like the Selective Focus function
and Beauty Mode on the 16MP camera, water and dust resistence, ultra power
saving mode (I NEED THIS!!!) etc etc.

 

Before anyone starts
using their brand new phone, we need to transfer our data such as music,
contacts and photos into our new phone which can get rather troublesome.
The Samsung Smart Switch
App makes the transfer into Samsung GALAXY S5 extremely simple and fast via PC
or from the old phone (even if it’s an iPhone!!)!
It’s a simple 5-step
process and tadah, all your data in the Samsung GALAXY S5 LTC!

 

 

 

 

You can find out more
information on the Smart Switch here:
CAMERA
And now, I’ll start by
sharing about the GALAXY S5 LTE camera.
Many of you girls will
want to read this first too right hahah.
I’m pretty sure most of
you face this problem of having your picture damn dark and only getting a
silhouette without the details when you take the camera facing direct sunlight
or light. The new Samsung GALAXY S5 LTE solves this problem with their Real
Time HDR
.

 

It’s not very obvious in
this photo but if you look carefully, the picture taken with HDR on is sharper.
Like more crystal clear
effect?
Real-time, advanced HDR
reproduce natural lighting and color with striking intensity at any lighting
conditions!
The other function which
is Fast Auto Focus is perfect for capturing moving
objects without blurring.
Samsung says that this
feature is so fast, its auto focus is up to 0.3 focus!!!!
Hence I tested it on my
hyperactive dog! 😀

 

 

Look at how clear the image
is!!! And I swear it’s damn hard to capture a decent clear picture of Oreo cos
he’s supersonic.
Another function which
is also my favorite is the Selective Focus!
This is something I look
for when I’m buying my digital camera and I’m surprised they have this in a
phone camera now! Really WOW! Basically, it creates a professional looking
image with shallow DOF, keeping the main subject of the photo in focus while
blurring out the background. You can also edit the picture after capturing it,
changing it from nearfocus to far focus and pan focus!

 

Pretty damn impressive
isn’t it???
It looks fresh off a
semi-pro camera!
So, that’s for the
camera function.
WATER AND DUST RESISTANCE
Now, I’m sure that’s not
enough for you to buy a phone just yet.
How about a phone
that’s water and dust RESISTANT??
Don’t believe me?

 

 

Yup, I poured water ON
my phone!!! Still not convinced?
It’s ok.

 

I dipped my GALAXY S5
LTE into a jug of water so I’m definitely not lying, cos it’s my phone we’re
talking about!
I was honestly very
apprehensive about it and was damn scared it would spoil after the dip but
nope…my phone is still alive and kicking now!
When used with approved
Samsung back covers and with the multipurpose jack closed tightly, the rubber-sealed
design helps to keep dust particles out and protect against harmful ingress of
water for up to 30 minutes of submergence at a depth of 1 metre. Equipped with
a water resistant earphone jack, the GALAXY S5 LTE frees you to use earphones
above water when the phone is wet or in water.
ULTRA POWER SAVING MODE

 

I don’t know about you
but my battery life always doesn’t last me one entire day. I think it’s cos I’m
constantly on Instagram and whatsapp + I transfer photos from my camera to
my phone a lot. And it’s absolutely annoying when my phone dies, especially
when I’m on a long bus ride home or when I need to make urgent calls. So Ultra
Power Saving Mode is a life saver!!!
The Ultra Power Saving
Mode turns the display of the GALAXY S5 LTE into greyscale and shuts down all
unnecessary features to dramatically minimise battery consumption. It can even
last up to 30 hours of standby time with just 10% remaining battery life. In
this mode, only essential features are enabled by default such as Calls, SMS
and Internet Browser. You can also add 3 more apps of your choice in this mode,
i.e Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter and Calculator.
ENHANCED SECURITY AT A
SWIPE
Think fingerprint! Fast
and uncompromising!
The GALAXY S5 LTE comes
with a fingerprint sensor which performs these functions :
1. Unlock the lock
screen
2. Unlock Private
Mode, a section of the phone that’s kept private and hidden.
Here’s an example of my
private media folder! Good for those with lots of confidential and personal
content ^^

 

3. Pay on PayPal via Fingerprint
Authentication
I think this is the
coolest and I love it cos I use PayPal quite a lot when I shop online. How
convenient. Just swipe your finger, don’t need to key in anything. Shopaholics
can get lost in this hahaha.
Here’s how you set it up
:
Go to Settings.

 

Click on “Login
Options”

 

Enable fingerprint
login! You will also need to download “FIDO READY” app which will be
prompted.

 

DOWNLOAD BOOSTER
Ok this is a pretty cool
function cos I’ve never seen anything like this before in other phone.
Basically, Download Booster is an innovative Wi-Fi + 4G technology that boost
data speed for concurrent download of large file of more than 30MB. With that,
you can download content up to THREE TIMES faster compared to when using either
4G or Wi-Fi only!
Just gotta enable it
(the one in red)!

 

GALAXY LIFE AND GIFTS
Samsung GALAXY Life
offers exclusive discounts and offers to GALAXY users. It ranges from restaurant
discounts to gym trials to body massage offers! Super awesome, and I’m a sucker
for such offers haha.

 

 

Signed in with my dad’s
account (hence the user says David) and I redeemed this 30% off for him to go
pamper himself at Marriott Cafe! They got so many other exciting and tempting
offers I spent such a long time scrolling through hehe.
Other than GALAXY Life which
is a lifestyle app, GALAXY Gifts (worth US$500) lets you download awesome and
practical apps for FREE! Some of them are really useful especially fitness
addicts. They have apps like Lark and RunKeeper which act like a personal
trainer and advisor on how to work out more efficiently.

 

Speaking of which, there
are two particular app/functions I want to point out to fitness and health
enthusiast.
It’s the S Health app and Heart Rate Sensor! The
S Health app simply helps you to set fitness goals and calorie intake. By using
the pedometer and exercise modes, it’s able to track your physical activities
and calories intake. The heart rate sensor present at the back of your Samsung GALAXY
S5 LTE helps to measure your heart rate. I’ve tried that out with my family
members and it seems like mine’s the fastest. Maybe cos I’m the youngest?
Hahaha.
But I can’t wait to try
the S Health app since I’m starting my pilates classes tomorrow. Will share
them with you the next Samsung post k! Stay tuned (:
In the meantime, If any
of you are already keen on getting this baby, don’t miss out on this chance!!
Promotion at Samsung Experience Stores:
1) Purchase GALAXY S5 LTE
in 16GB 
with contract
– Trade in current
smartphone or tablet and get an additional $50 overtrade. (Limited Time only!)
– FREE 16GB micro SD card
(worth $26) on a while stocks last basis
2) Purchase GALAXY S5 LTE
in 32GB 
without contract and receive
– FREE Wireless Charging
Kit (worth $108) on a while stocks last basis
– Battery Pack (worth $88) on a while stocks last basis
XX
Sophia
Instagram and Twitter :
@sophiachong

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