Sprint has just announced a new Samsung Galaxy S5 version that no one has ever heard before. This model is presented as Galaxy S5 Sport and looks like the S5 Active version that was announced by AT&T a month ago as long as it has three physical navigation keys on the front. Despite of that, we cannot say the same thing about its back cover. The textured body is said to be even more rugged than that of the Galaxy S5, not to mention the rubber casing on the edges for a better grip.
Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Sport Main Specs
Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport has the same specs that its bigger brother Samsung Galaxy S5 offers us. To be more precise, here we can find the same 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, as well as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB expandable through a microSD card.
To be honest, we have no problem at this chapter: the screen is able to offer the brightness that you are looking for, not to mention the low reflectivity, so it remains one of the best display units in the current market; as for the processor, it performs according to the high expectations that we all have towards it, but you also have the chance to choose something even better such as the new Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A (here we have the Benchmark courtesy of AnTuTu).
When it comes to its 2,800 mAh battery, we are talking about an endurance rating of 70 which means that Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Sport will easily make it through no less than three full days if you use it for an hour each of web browsing, video playback and calls. And don’t forget that it is a replaceable battery, so you can pick up a spare one and make sure that you’ll never have problems from this point of view.
The Galaxy S5 Sport has a 16MP rear camera with LED flash as well as a secondary 2MP front facing camera. And don’t worry; the interface is the same as in the S5 with a column of shortcuts on the left, while the settings are collected into a grid of shortcuts. The Mode button is simplified too, just as a few options have been combined into Best face, Drama shot, Eraser, Panning shot or Shot & more – Best photo.
And don’t leave aside the usual connectivity options among we can mention 4G LTE with speeds of up to 150Mbps / 50Mbps, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac support, with 2.4GHz and 5GHz band compatibility, Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA, as well as Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and even GPS.
But this new Galaxy S5 Sport doesn’t have a military grade certification like the S5 Active, only coming with IP67 rating for dust and water resistance, just like the original Galaxy S5 model. In these conditions, it can be submerged in up to 1m of water for up to 30 minutes.
And finally, don’t forget that it measures no less than 144 x 74 x 8.9 mm, so Galaxy S5 Sport is indeed bigger than Galaxy S5; but it weighs 158g, so it is in between S5 and S5 Active, still managing to remain comfortable to use and hold.
Spotify Premium music and Under Armour’s MapMyFitness MVP
What we really like in this case if the software. This new Galaxy S5 Sport variant runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, as it has been expected, but it is also the first phone with Sprint’s Fit Live, not to mention that we have the chance to enjoy half a year of Spotify Premium music.
And it includes a year of Under Armour’s MapMyFitness MVP as well which offers us custom audio coaching and training plans besides the usual working stats.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport at Sprint
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport will become available no later than this July 25. You can become its owner for $0 upfront followed by 24 monthly payments of no more than $27.09 by taking advantage of Sprint’s Easy Pay scheme.
And you should also know that starting on July 25 and for a limited time, you’ll even receive $50 off the Gear Fit wristband with the acquisition of this handset.
So, what do you say? Are you ready to shop? Is this Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport what you have been looking for?