Samsung Galaxy S5 copper gold: hands-on

Gold smartphones are quickly become the must-have technology gadget, with Apple, HTC and now Samsung all offering their flagship handsets in the colour.

The gold Galaxy S5 is only available from Vodafone at launch, and we've got our hands on one to take a closer look. The gold iPhone 5s was hugely popular, with month-long waiting lists and inflated prices on eBay - will the shimmering, golden Galaxy create the same buzz?

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Perhaps even more golden that our photographs make out, this S5 definitely isn't for those looking to be descreet. The handset shimmers and glistens when caught at the right angle, while the chrome screen bezel and Home button surround have been given a similar treatment.

The Samsung logos front and back remain silver, however, and the front is only available in black, unlike the white-and-gold iPhone. Samsung has coloured the chrome bezels of the rear camera and heart rate monitor gold as well, while the phone's TouchWiz operating system offers up an equally golden wallpaper and lock screen, should you want the fully golden experience.

Although it's all change on the outside, the Galaxy S5 remains unchanged beneath the skin - that means a 5.1-inch Full HD display, 2.5GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage with a microSD card slot capable of boosting that by uo to 128GB, and a 16-megapixel rear camera.

The Home screen doubles as a fingerprint scanner for unlocking the phone, while a heart rate monitor on the back syncs its readings with the included S Health fitness app.

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