Just as with the amount of tablets, phones, and wealth of features, which equips its overlay system, so also in the amount of accessories Samsung is not idle. Of course, the most substantial offer of available add-ins owners enjoy the manufacturer's flagship device – the Galaxy Note can human and models with "S" series. In this article we look at the accessories for Samsung Galaxy S5.
Samsung Galaxy S5 has a very popular and there is no wonder. The smartphone, though not without flaws, he can convince himself of even the most staunch opponent of Android. For this reason we decided to take a closer look accessories available for it. We take a closer look at all the possible products that we managed to win. We test and check the functionality of three different cases: silicone protective cover, flip wallet and S-View Cover. We test three SmartWatch Galaxy Fit, Galaxy and Galaxy Gear 2 Gear 2 Neo. At the end, gartka for fans of mobile gaming – test gamepad Samsung.
Video review – accessories for Galaxy S5
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It is essential to ensure adequate protection for your smartphone, especially if it costs as much as Samsung's latest flagship. In this section, for each will be something nice, or look at the three original case for Galaxy S5. Which one should I buy?
Protective Cover, which is a silicone overlay
The most basic protector for Samsung's new flagship is a silicone overlay that protects plecki device. It is a transparent case made of silicone. The material is thick enough to cushion the fall. Was applied to him or it ugly or pretty pattern. Suitable coverowi sportiness. The material at this seems to be durable, but I have noted that it is very easy to palcuje. The resulting streaks are easily noticeable and it does not look aesthetically. The overlay cut out holes only where it was necessary. Layer of silicone cover physical buttons, while this does not hinder their use. I met with the already-ons that the odginały when pressing buttons or zakrywanych meant that you had to make the effort to actually press the button. Pleased that Samsung has found a way to circumvent these problems. Overlay great adheres to the body of the phone and its upper edges overlap the edges surrounding the screen. Once established, barely out the phone, which is its added advantage. I mean to find fault with care for the appropriate cut-out openings, but let's face it, is a matter of rather secondary. Shifts relative to the gaps exposed by fragments of the phone are only minimal. The imposition of an overlay results in a difficult access to the plugs from the microUSB port. Be that as it may, we will go to him very often and I wish we did not take this into account. Overall speaking, the case has won my favor, and I think users will be happy with it. I am very curious as to how stepped out of the test of time – whether silicone eventually stretch and cease to adhere so well and that will change its color. If you think this is a product for you, you can buy it in the store network X-KOM.pl for 59 zloty .
Flip Cover is a book in which is hidden the phone. Imposing pouch requires prior disassembly back cover Galaxy S5, then the tie body in fastener case. The result is a pad integral with the body of the device. Such a solution is extremely practical, because the whole is still thin. Another advantage, which he was not aware of until you receive the box, the built-in induction plate. After installing Flip Wallet can benefit from a wireless charging capabilities. Let's talk about the material used up in making the case. And from the look and feel you have the impression that the Flip Cover is made of leather. Maybe not the highest grade, but still the skin. Experience has taught me, however, that the Koreans have perfected how to create imitations of this material, an example of which are plecki Note can human 3 While the primary material remains a mystery, it seem authentic stitching running along the fender. Aesthetes pleased that the case does not collect fingerprints. Classic elegance and usability. Well done, I like it! The measure was glued plastic insert that is used to attach the phone. Here one important piece of information – also added a rubber strap also occurring on the inside of a standard flip Galaxy S5. Care was therefore waterproof smartphone. Holes cut into the camera, flash and speaker finished trim made of frosted plastic. The front flap has at the very bottom of the embossed logo smartphone model. It looks beautiful and does not carry any trace of kitsch.'m Positively surprised. The front flap has been properly reinforced, which provides a comfortable opening the case. When you find her inner horizontal incision. Yes, we can use the resulting pocket for safekeeping document, bus card, booklet or card. The solution proves to be practical, when we will choose a party. It is known that the fewer things better, and the case will pack the identity card and phone in one. On the back Flip Cover can also find two symbols, help in locating a covered button volume control. Since the material is soft at this point, we will have no problem in pressing the button, and carved symbols can be found even in the dark. If you think this is a product for you, you can buy it in the store network X-KOM.pl for 99 zloty .
S Cover View
The most expensive of the series carrying cases for Galaxy S5 S-View case having almost a twin building to the Flip Cover. The difference is that here the added window for carrying out simple tasks on the phone without opening the case. We can make quick picture, you get access to hours, weather and preview events, such as missed voice calls. You can also view the number of completed steps measured by the application of S-Health. Despite the fact that the window S-View is an additional way to interact with a smartphone, the feeling that someone forgot at the right time to say to yourself: "Stop, this is pointless." Yes, you can quickly pick up the phone or take a picture, but overall, it improves not so much to work with smartphone. Capture images in both cases requires the same amount of movement. Making a voice call, and so requires opening the case. I'm not a fan of this idea, but for a different reason. With built-glass is an extra space in which to collect fingerprints and dust. If you reverse the front pouch on the back of the device and one holds it in his hand, our fingers come into contact with the inside of the fast. As a result, cleaning both parties as an essential activity which will have to enter into a routine of our lives. Cover carrying case it happens to move across the screen, because sometimes discovers the black area surrounding the display separated the display output through S-View. If you think this is a product for you, you can buy it in the store network X-KOM.pl for 119 gold
The disadvantage of larger smartphones such as the Galaxy S5 is, are their large size. Sometimes it is awkward to pull us such a device during the meeting, and when we run, pregnant us in your pocket. Samsung came out on the counter and offered a series of smart watches. Are they worth your attention and money?
The second line of the Korean manufacturer smartwatchów three models: Galaxy Gear 2, Galaxy Gear 2 Gear Neo and Galaxy Fit. In this way we can match the accessory depending on your individual needs. The functionality of the models is of course reflected in the price of each of them. The differences between the various models do not only occur in capabilities, but also in design and equipment. Let us therefore turn to anyone.
Samsung Gear 2
The leading product of the series smartwatchów Korean manufacturer's Galaxy Gear 2. Most powerful family became the richest because of the equipment, which also finds its ratio in weight (67 grams!). Although not light, was able to compose the manufacturer, and the total of materials well presented. Built on the gray and black. Exactly three structural components are made of aluminum – frame around the screen, physical buttons and buckle fastener. Belts are made of rubber. It is pleasant to the touch and adapts perfectly to the shape of the hand. Fastening watch is done using staples. It reminds me a patent I've seen in my grandfather's watch. You have to toil a little bit to fit the appropriate length strips. Self clasp firmly stand out from our hands, and when he writes something such as a computer, we need to bend your wrist to wipe not watch on your PC case. As befits for Samsung, belts a little creak. The advantage of this design element is the ability to replace them. If someone is actively spends a lot of time and will practice with Gear 2 on hand, replacement straps will be necessary after some time. For reasons of hygiene. 🙂Gear 2 received a very generous equipment. The display is made in the technology sAMOLED size is 1.63 ', is also a camera, a dual-core processor clocked at 1 GHz and 512 MB RAM. The equipment also has a speaker and microphone that allow voice calls (sic). There's Bluetooth 4.0, 4GB of internal memory and sports sensors extending the possibility of a watch: a pedometer, heart rate monitor. It could also fail to control IR cable. Not without reason call him watch straight from James Bond films.
Display and Multimedia
Ekranik device operates at a resolution of 320 by 320 pixels, which is the 1.63-inch size gives a clear picture. I think that the times when the manufacturers start to race for sharpness displays in smartwatchach still ahead of us. Until we get a matrix that displays a warm palette of colors, with high responsiveness to touch. What's more, Gear 2 proudly appears on the home page of Corning Gorilla Glass. This is very important information, because the watch is frequently exposed to impact. Especially if someone is such a klutz, as the author of this article. We can adjust the light intensity in the range of 6 degrees, where the highs are characterized as a special mode designed to help you operate in a very sunny days. Consequently, the display screen is illuminated more strongly for 5 minutes and then transferred to the lower intensity, in order not to take the battery. Of course, we can re-set the stronger light. Viewing angles are absolutely insane – another feature specific to this type of device. On the watch not looking at one fixed angle so the better screen, the better. The software has been designed watch so that most of the time ekranik remained off (again, to save energy). We settings determine how to wake up the screen whether by pressing a physical button, or automatically as soon as the elevation of the watch in a position suggesting to him that we want to check, for example, what time it is. The delay between the two is noticeable, albeit small. I read the comments that someone is bothered, but I personally am happy.
The camera and the Media
Samsung has put on proprietary platform and equipped the Galaxy Gear 2 Tizen system. Discussing appearance here is not really something to write about, because the system does not have a big field of possibilities. Get access to several desktops, of which the main is the area occupied by the clock (in total, as you think about it, it is logical ;)). Operations make the simple gestures. Moving is very easy, because the same as on your smartphone. Exiting the application is done by downloading her finger, moving from the top of the screen down. It was as if the shutter gate valves. This requires a habit, but it works very well. A large number of operations carried out from the phone. With a special program Gear Manager is downloaded from the Samsung store, we can change the look of the clock, set the wallpaper, install applications and games (sic), upload music and update the software. The watch is to some extent independent device, but the first launch requires pairing it with a smartphone. Without it, nor move.These games and applications are the simplest. To enter the store from the manager, but there is in it a harvest programs. There are a lot of clocks, some useful applications of Gazeta.pl reader and a bit of gaming (eg, a special version of the game in 2048 called 0128). Somehow I can not imagine how to push the watch better titles, but I think that the return of Flappy Bird could lead to an interesting implementation on the small screen-watch. Among the applications will also find a music player. File transfer is done either by phone, or by connecting your PC. I tried to copy directly from the laptop, but unfortunately, the device is not compatible with your MacBook. Regarding the transfer from the phone, it is narrowed down to a specific number of files on a single transfer and takes a very long time. It will be a test of patience for us. We can play with the built-in speaker, but it appears every time the prompt suggests using the Bluetooth headset (tested, working). Camera allows you to take photographs in the maximum size of 1080p and record 15-second videos 720p. It was also equipped with autofocus. Pictures and videos will automatically migrate to the gallery of our smartphone, where you can find them in a separate folder. The whole treat with a wink, even though Samsung writes about the camera in the watch as enabling capture important moments. When it comes to photos, I agree, but these moments will have to be short to be able to record them. Below is a sample photo gallery to satisfy your curiosity manic. 🙂
Interacting with smartphone
What is Gear 2? The watch will keep you informed about all the events that define the manager. Not only beeps, but also vibrates. I managed to set up notifications of Facebookowego Messenger, so it is possible to enter a list of notification of other applications than the Samsung phones. From the watch also get the opportunity to view the call log, phone book, and even dialing a number from the dialer and make a call. This is all without reaching for the phone. The conversation takes a little indiscreetly, because using the built-in speaker and microphone. Great will write down as handsfree in the car. Call quality is good, although it depends on the place where we live. Outside may be different, but in the car while driving is not a problem. Speaker cracking watch, which can sometimes hinder the understanding of the caller. Using the watch, we can write back to SMS or send a brand new message (sic, again). Disappoint those who already have a picture in my head maciupeńkiej keypad. No! While Samsung would be able to do this … but no. Instead, we get a few pre-defined templates such as "OK", "How's it going?" etc.Further possibilities of the watch is an option to check email, access to the schedule (synchronizing between devices is excellent, and when you create events, it appears on the watch). Can also check the weather. The watch also accepts voice command using S Voice application. Quite a considerable number of possibilities, such as a watch, we admit. 🙂 And if you lose your phone, there is a program for its finding. This feature also works in the opposite way.
Gear mig will make you fit?
One of the main uses of the watch, except for the possibility that I described above, is to provide the user with information about an ongoing physical activity. The "exercise" allows you to monitor our heart rate during running, walking, biking or hiking. Monitors the distance traveled and the date shows our pulse. After running the appropriate option can also receive advice on the time exercised discipline. Everything works well and gives you the ability to preview our achievements. It should however be borne in mind that the device is not equipped with a GPS-measured distance and therefore is rather illustrative. If you do not do any sports, we can still take advantage of the built-in sensor of the watch using the pedometer. The application allows you to determine the purpose to achieve, and when you reach it, congratulate us. 🙂 Besides the steps, we get the ability to see the amount of calories burned (just in these data also would not fully believed, probably because they are given approximately). Everything syncs with application S Health, where we can get a broader view of our activity. And when we put to bed, we can run a program that tracks our activity during sleep. Slight exaggeration in my opinion, but we can find out how much sleep and what percentage of time spent immobile.
Battery and Charging
This is probably one of the most interesting sections of the test. At the end of this watch, you should keep a very long time! Unfortunately, not in this case. After the initial charge and bring your Gear 2 on the road, this fell ill quite quickly, because after about 6 hours. With increasing number of cycles the battery time is extended to 2-3 days of use of light. If someone is a geek smartwatchowej photographs or will result in a lot of conversations this accessory, one day is after all a sure thing. Charging is not a matter of an obvious in the case of the test equipment. You need to use a special pituitary dopinanej from the bottom of the watch. The rest have the old way – we get a typical microUSB charger. The time it takes to fill the cell is little more than an hour. It is worth mentioning that that the pituitary is also needed in situations when you want to copy something to watch Kabelka using USB. So we need to remember to have it with you.
Gear 2 and Gear 2 and Gear Neo Fit
Generally, both versions of the watch are very similar and not significantly different possibilities offered. Gear 2 Neo is much cheaper, and it has a slightly poorer by the equipment. You will not find in the aluminum inserts (the structure is entirely made of plastic, lighter – 55 grams – but more creaks). In appearance looks more youthfully, occurs in different color variations, and this in turn will help him gain a greater crowd of supporters. As regards the specification has the same components (not only the camera and visible to infrared port mesh) but retained water resistance and shock. Personally, I am the favorite this particular version, but this in the summary. Gear Fit in turn is heavily focused on assistance in doing sports. Arched display adapts perfectly to hand, and bars and clasp are much simpler. Many people associate with women's bracelet and in fact, is something in it. Even as it will add a stylish clock, looks more like a decoration of women's hands than helper in the bench press to the limit. Consequently, the simplifications introduced in the design, the device itself is much lighter (27 grams) and it seems to be simply better at running. When it comes to functionality, there is no any application that in some way wyręczałaby us from having to reach for the phone. They are for this notice, and the "find my device". Battery performance is comparable to other models. If you think that one of these watches is the product for you, you can buy it in the store network X-KOM.pl: Samsung Gear 2 for 1 199 zł Gear 2 Neo for 649 zł and Gear Fit for 799 zł .
Phone as a console?
The last accessory that we took a closer look at the Samsung GamePad controller. What the name already indicates, this instrument is designed to transform the Galaxy in console gaming. Given the graphical capabilities of the phone, this idea does not become such absurd. With rains extends pad, which assemble the phone. We must at the same time use a little strength, and even cunning also come in handy. The first installation will be rather difficult and a bit at the nakombinujemy to put the phone where it belongs, not dropping it at this step.accessory equipped with a Bluetooth module by which communicates with the phone. Thus making it universal, but use it on the tablet Asus was not possible due to the unbearably long delays. Evaporation takes place either by means of said module, or embedded in the exercise NFC. Pada allegedly equipped with a battery with a capacity of 160 mAh, but the manufacturer does not give any information about its possible runs. It seems to me that you need not be so much to worry about. What is true in the box we find the charger, but the design has a microUSB connector.
Layout and number of keys is actually a copy of what we find on the XBOX 360 controller get two analogues located diagonally, one cross and four buttons marked with different number of dots. There are L1 and R1 buttons and Play, Start and Select. All but the last two have a great jump. Squeeze into a very soft and had a great game for them. Analogues go smoothly, but do not give that sense of what a typical gamepad taken straight from the console. However, impressions are paramount, it's hard to stop playing!Samsung has prepared a special application S Console, which only increases the sense of transformation of the Galaxy S5 in the console. We get here access to the database of games designed to work with the Po. Most of them already know martketu Google Play, the comments appear under some titles that their purely Runner counterparts do not see the controller. As a test I played Asphalt 8: Airborne and Dead Trigger 2, both installed with Google Play. It is worth before buying the application to check whether accidentally possessed a copy of it is no longer compatible with the Po. 🙂 If you think this is a product for you, you can buy it in the store network X-KOM.pl for 239 zł .
Select the set ideal for decoy
S5 + FlipWallet + Gear Fit + GamePad
I introduced 7 accessories available for the Galaxy S5, but do not think that you have to collect them all. This is not the story. 😉 In my opinion, the perfect set, except for the phone itself, consists of a pouch Flip Wallet, Watch Gear Fit and gamepad. Selected case protects both sides of your smartphone, and it's well-made, nice and handy when we go to a party – with a smartphone will take an ID card or payment card. I really like the silicone overlay and will be perfect if someone leads an active life, because that cover well cushion the fall. Only, unfortunately, you still need to buy him a film to the screen. I am aware that it is heavy duty glass, but how to protect it protect. S View is in my ordinary exaggeration. The real triumph of form over substance.Similarly, the Gear 2 does the pictures, but if it's so necessary? Version Neo gained my sympathy, and I think it will be useful. If someone does not have a handsfree in the car or wants to be able to operate the basic functions of your phone without having to remove it (they are after all different professions and we can not always have that opportunity), watch handy and will work well. The rest just fit. And me enough, because I expected the handheld accessory for your smartphone. For the controller I'm in love and I will not hide it. S5 has a great display, renders beautiful graphics in games, and the physical controller is simply the culmination of a whole. 🙂