Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport

  |   by Brighthand Staff
Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport wants to be the best smartphone for working out. The Sprint-exclusive device comes loaded with apps and services, including up to 6 months of premium access to Spotify, to help users get motivated, exercise, and track their progress.

Beyond that, the S5 Sport is similar to the original S5. The phone runs Android 4.4 (KitKat) and has a 16-megapixel camera, 5.1-inch screen, 1080 x 1920 resolution, and Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. 

  • Pros

    • Same great display, performance, and camera of the original S5
    • Free MapMyFitness and Spotify Premium trials
    • Rubber back is easy to grip
  • Cons

    • Sloppy build that isn't protective enough
    • Software is even more bloated than before
    • Sprint's LTE network is spotty in areas

Quick Take

The Galaxy S5 Sport purports to be a phone for fitness freaks, but comes off more like a vessel for Sprint and its promotional partners. It retains the standard Galaxy S5's best traits, but makes its worst ones even worse. AT&T users should look into that carrier's Galaxy S5 Active, but most people are best off with the original model.

Read Our Full Review: Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport Review: Running in Place



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