Win a Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, worth an estimated R9 000

Date:24 March 2014

The Samsung Galaxy S5’s 16 megapixel camera offers the ‘world’s fastest autofocus speed’, requiring just 0,3 seconds. Its new Selective Focus feature allows users to focus on a specific area of an object while simultaneously blurring out the background, creating a shallow depth of field (DOF) effect.

With the enhanced S Health 3.0, the new Galaxy S5 provides a comprehensive personal fitness tracker to help users monitor and manage their behaviour, along with additional tools including a pedometer, diet and exercise records, and a new, built-in heart rate monitor.

The phone is dust and water resistant (rated IP67). It also offers a Finger Scanner, providing a secure, biometric screen locking feature and a seamless and safe mobile payment experience to consumers.

Do you want to be among the first in South Africa to own the new and desirable Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone? Then, enter PM’s competition by answering the following question: What feature of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 lets users capture images with a shallow depth of field?

SMS the word S5, followed by the answer, your name and e-mail address to 32697 (R1,50 per SMS; this service does not allow for 8ta numbers), or fill in the online form below. Competition closes 30 April, and a winner will be drawn on 9 May.

Competition rules: 1. Entry is open to anyone except employees (and their immediate families) of Ramsay Media, the competition sponsor and associated agencies. 2. Only one online entry per person. You may enter via SMS as many times as you like (SMS charged at R1,50; this service does not allow for 8ta numbers). 3. Competition runs until 30 April 2014. 4. We will draw the winner(s) on 9 May 2014. 5. The prize is not redeemable for cash. 6. Prizes not claimed within 3 months will be forfeited. 7. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 8. Regrettably, only South African residents are eligible for prizes. 9. By entering this competition, you agree to receive future correspondence from Popular Mechanics. You can opt out at any stage by: (a) Sending an e-mail containing the relevant details with the subject line “opt out” to; or (b) Sending an SMS including the word “STOP” to 31699. Standard SMS rates apply. 10. For the complete set of competition rules, click here

  • zivaikanengoni

    I really hope I win!!!!

  • ajnel

    Wow, what a phone!

  • snowy

    crossing my fingers

  • Yaseen Jennet

    yoh! s5 can i win yes ican

  • Wilm

    Everything and all crossed in the hope of winning this one! My current smartphone ain’t that smart anymore, poor thing is struggling to compute…

  • Jan Hendrik de Jager

    I love tech
    And popular machanics has it all

  • Zodwa Bridget Ngobeni

    oooh my , what a smart phone can’t wait to win it,I need it.Awesome price indeed.

  • Matthew San Giorgio

    Really need something like this. Especially if it’s waterproof. Hope I can win it!!!

  • Bahle KB Kolosa

    Can’t wait!!!

  • Selwyn

    The Galaxy #S5 is an astounding phone,I Watched the launch last week and it was an Awe-Inspiring Launch, The #GALAXYS5 is worthy of admiration – Has an incredible range of exciting features! I’m Feeling Rather Excitable & Enchanted just by looking at the pictures.LUCKY number 10? Maybe? i will be awaiting the announcement with baited breath and a crinkle in my eyes. he he

  • Genevieve Anne Van Wyk

    S5 looks so pretty

  • Lois Carol Wessels

    Best cell around -hoping to WIN!

  • Roane Swindon

    Go Shwartz!

  • Kholofelo Malatji

    Crossing my fingers!

  • Parul

    just subscribed to the magazine….

  • Eric Kazadi

    I really need this phone,got robbed and Mom refuses to buy me a new phone,my social life is currently non-existant.

  • Daena Damonse

    Technology really is amazing!

  • Ansie Botes

    great prize to dream of