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How to use the 5 coolest new features on the Galaxy S5

Published Apr 21st, 2014 1:20PM EDT
Galaxy S5 Features
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Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone launched just over a week ago and early reports suggest that sales have been strong thus far, having reached into the millions after just one day of availability. Samsung did a good job of toning down the feature spam on its latest phone, but it still added plenty of cool new features that could get lost in the shuffle if Galaxy S5 owners don’t take the time to search through every corner of Samsung’s software.

Last week, we told you about 10 terrific hidden features on the Galaxy S5. For example, did you know that you could write on the handset with a pencil, or that the Galaxy S5 could make playlist recommendations with a simple tilt?

These great tips and more can be found in last week’s coverage.

Now, CNET has gone through all of the S5’s nifty new features and put together a list of the ones it deems to be the coolest.

Want to learn how to use the Galaxy S5’s integrated fingerprint scanner? Want to customize the huge settings menu so you don’t have to fish around for your most commonly used menu items? Want to learn how to get the most out of the phone’s new camera?

Guides on how to use these great features and more can be found in CNET’s post, and there are also a few links to some other tips and tricks mixed in there.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.