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Several reasons why Samsung Galaxy S5 is best smartphone

5-Fingerprint scanner
5-Fingerprint scannerPhoto courtesty of LA Gadgets Examiner, used with permission.

On Wednesday, Samsung announced that sales for the Galaxy S5 are outpacing those of the Galaxy S4 from 2013. While last year's Galaxy S4 is seen as a bag of useless gimmicks, the Galaxy S5 has noticeable improvements in screen quality, software, and camera use.

The Galaxy S5 is almost sold out at several T-Mobile and Verizon locations we checked at in the Los Angeles area. Although there were no huge lines for the device when it went on sale last week, the Galaxy S5 is expected to sell consistently through the rest of the year.

We have listed the top reasons why the Galaxy S5 is the best smartphone available below. We made this list after using the device extensively for the past eight days. Let us know if you agree or not in the Comments section.

5-Fingerprint scanner
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5-Fingerprint scanner

The fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S5 has attracted some criticism, but it has worked for us perfectly over the past week. You have to swipe your finger down for an accurate reading.

4-Camera
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4-Camera

The Galaxy S5 takes almost perfect 16MP still photos. The biggest surprise on the Galaxy S4 is its ability to shoot 4K videos with full stereo sound.

3-Operating System
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3-Operating System

Samsung's updated TouchWiz software, combined with Google's Android KitKat operating system, work together to produce a flawless user experience.

2-Battery life
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2-Battery life

The 2,800 mAh battery gives the Galaxy S5 a full day's use for most users. The battery life on the unit seems more like a battery for a tablet rather than a smartphone.

1-The screen
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1-The screen

The screen on the Samsung Galaxy S5 combines the best features of LCD and AMOLED screens to produce bright, beautiful, and very lifelike images. Samsung definitely hit a home run with this feature.