If you are still rocking a Samsung Galaxy S5, the news flash!! you need a much needed upgrade. And no, not for your plan, you need a new device. With almost two years in since it hit the market, it means that the update is outdated and getting something better is long over due. In case you are still unsure, here are five reasons to help take the plunge:

1. Better Galaxy options to explore

If you knew you could get a much better Galaxy experience, would you still wanna hold on to your Galaxy S5? There a variety of Galaxy devices on the market right now, just waiting for you to try out and maybe discover something you've been missing out on.And now most especially since the Galaxy S7 variants were released onto the market, you can get a Galaxy S6 at a significantly reduced price. What's more, the Galaxy S6 has a whole lot more to offer in almost every front, compared to your current Galaxy S5 smartphone.Moving on to the Galaxy S7, which happens to be one of the most stylish, feature-packed and powerful smartphone to ever land on the Android ecosystem. It goes without saying that the S7 is much better than the S5, from the software, camera, design, specs, to battery. So why not trade up your Galaxy S5 for it?

2. Its design and hardware is outdated

Be honest, the Galaxy S5 is not exactly the best looking device in the current world of smartphones. In fact, it doesn't come close to the top ten but still gets decent sales thanks to its Galaxy branding. The Galaxy S5 design is based on the old design language Samsung used to employ on its older Galaxy line up. Aside from its back panel featuring a plastic covering, it is not really ergonomic.The device's display wasn't too shabby either, back in 2014. Now the much more current smartphones outshine it in this category, making it appear dim, weak and almost unclear. Though it features a 1080 p resolution with pixel density of 432 ppi display, it is nothing compared to the rich colors and crispness found on most newer devices, plus its not really ideal for VR.Moreover, the S5 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 801 processor complemented with only a RAM of GB, which is unacceptable in this modern times.

3. Its only a matter of time

Have you noticed much your Galaxy S5 has been lagging and having random crashes? Well, as far as durability is concerned, it can only last for so long. Smartphones weren't created to last forever, so even if your S5 handset is still efficient, its only matter of time before age catches on. There is a reason why handset manufacturers continue to release new smartphones. Its because they know you will eventually need to upgrade to newer devices, when their previous devices become old and redundant.Chances are you have noticed that unlike before, you S5 spends more time charging, requires more than two full charges to last it a day or it has even become slower. You are running on borrowed time and time you finally traded it in.

4. Its software is also outdated

With the onset of Android N already at hand, have you even upgraded your Galaxy S5 to Android Marshmallow yet? If not, do you even feel like part of the Android ecosystem anymore? You are missing on a lot, its painful to be in your shoes. Galaxy devices such as the Galaxy S6 and the S7 are already running on the latest Marshmallow software which in case you have been living under a rock, bring a taste of something your Galaxy S5 is probably not offering you.Even though you can take comfort in the fact that Samsung Android updates are relatively slow in rolling to, note that you are running on an older Galaxy series, thus expect to remain on your current software a little longer. Rather than waiting till your S5 completely breaks down to receive a software upgrade, why not move on to a newer Android device with a better software with more chances of getting an early update, for instance a Nexus variant.

5. Your contract is probably expired or soon to do so

You have probably had your Galaxy S5 for almost two years now. This means that your contract is due to expire or at least you are eligible for an upgrade at no extra charge. If this is the case then upgrading your Galaxy S5 shouldn't be up for discussion. Yes, you could also decide to upgrade to a new contract and still keep your Galaxy S5. But keep in mind the advantages and disadvantages that come with each of these decisions.Is it better to spend a few bucks getting a new contract only for your Galaxy S5 to end being a plastic clunker in a few months or just take the reasonable path of getting yourself a new, much more efficient smartphone with even better features?What other reasons do you think owners of the Galaxy S5 should upgrade? Do you own a Galaxy S5? Are you planning on upgrading to something current or are you not yet convinced. Let us know in the comments section below.

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What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

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