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11 Galaxy S5 features that make sense

0. phoneArena 20 Nov 2013, 06:54 posted on

Look at us, it's still 2013, but we're already thinking about next year's Samsung flagship. From the original Galaxy S to the current GS4, Samsung's flagship Android smartphone line-up has amazed us with its cutting-edge technology and over-the-top feature set...

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posted on 30 Oct 2013, 03:33 2

1. andrew1953 (Posts: 175; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


Don't mind the curved surface of the Galaxy Round. Open your eyes in the morning,give the phone a tip to see time,messages. Not bad and a bit easier to use when holding to the face to chat.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 04:02 17

7. _Bone_ (Posts: 2137; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Plus is outstandingly increases outdoor visibility according to experts at DisplayMate. Not that Samsung's latest isn't great outdoors, the Note 3 with 5% reflectance and 630 nits is quite extraordinary under the sunlight. Movie mode is one of the most accurate too.

The plastic OLED would be awesome on the S4, it saves roughly 15gs of weight and 1,5mms, imagine the extra battery you could get in (say 3300mAh keeping the S4's current size). Also, bezels could shrink a bit making the S5 even smaller or go up to 5.2" with no size increase.

Of course the 14nm 64-bit Exynos 5 is also expected to be a performance/efficiency beast and the 16MP camera dedicated to low-light situations sounds very promising as well. Add 4GBs of nex-gen LPDDR RAM, nex-gen NAND, 4x more efficient 2x more powerful ARM GPU and more solid build...

And I thought there isn't really any point going beyond 2013's achievements, well, the S5 might be the biggest generational jump of any Android device - or smartphone.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 21:58 1

27. saffant (Posts: 228; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


They better make it premium. Seriously.. these guys should just wow everyone by throwing in an amazing set of stereo speakers, premium metallic finish/trim, outstanding low-light capabilities (none of that garbage night mode crap), usual beastly samsung internal specs, good ol' removable battery and storage and a completely revamped UI with emphasis on performance.

Now that's something.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 10:26 7

34. tedkord (Posts: 5088; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I couldn't care less about the body material, but good stereo speakers would be wonderful.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 11:43 3

46. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


I completely agree. I don't really care why my phone is made of. I buy a case a few days after anyway, not right away cause I like to admire my new purchase.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 15:39 2

53. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


If you, or PA by "premium" mean cheap aluminum tin-can, just go and FO .
Note 3 is most classy and beautiful device this year.
TouchWiz is the best thing that happen to Android, and more and more ppl see that.
You and PA use this UI "issue"-iBS , because it's subjective thing, and no one can call you a liar. You will always say: "It's my opinion" and you are safe. Right?
iClever?

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 16:42

54. Sauce (unregistered)


Someone is a tad big angry. Might want to get that checked out...

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 17:22

55. ecmedic4 (Posts: 202; Member since: 02 May 2013)


Touchwiz does need an overhaul. Just like ppl started complaining that iOS needed an overhaul now it is touchwiz turn. I'm typing this from a note 3 by the way. Til Apple releases a larger screened iPhone this is my phone. Also I think with your always defense of Samsung and how you talk them up all the time, your either a paid troll, an employee or one really diehard fan. Also your "iBS" and "i" this or that sounds completely stupid. You label anyone that doesn't like Samsung as an Apple fan. I'm sorry to inform you but many ppl would agree touchwiz needs an overhaul and most if not all of them are android users or users of Samsung phones, as 99% of Apple fans could careless about Samsung's UI.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 22:13

59. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Yup
I believe you that you are "typing this from a note 3". LOL
Do not juge the other , as they are like you.
I have nothing to do with Samsung.

" as 99% of Apple fans could careless about Samsung's UI."
Oh, you love to bash it iboy.
You will never have such a functionality as TouchWiz, and that hurts. Right.
"Til Apple releases a larger screened iPhone this is my phone."- I GOT YOU.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 00:44 2

61. ecmedic4 (Posts: 202; Member since: 02 May 2013)


If you don't believe I'm using a note 3 right now then don't believe it, I don't care and don't feel the need to prove it to you. I still have my iPhone 5 as well. I'm not bashing touchwiz, I'm simply saying they need to do an overhaul on it and change it up some and I'm not the only one saying that. Just like iOS was needing changed. Also its true most iOS users could careless about Samsung's UI since they dont use it why should they care. You just have this problem of not being able to accept ppl talking negative about Samsung, and when someone does you automatically label them an "iboy" which sounds retarded and considering some of those ppl you label are possibly android users, since not all android users like Samsung phones or their UI. While I miss some things about iOS and my iPhone, I'm liking the note 3 after having it for a week now. Apple does need to release a larger screened iPhone, they are missing out on a lot of sales for not having one. Unlike some ppl, I can use both platforms but I do prefer iOS more. Both have their pros and con's and neither are perfect for everyone. You need to learn that not everyone that talks negative about Samsung is an Apple fan and that your labeling ppl an "iboy" or your other "iBS" make you look completely immature.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 00:47

64. ameyabb (Posts: 9; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I completely agree with you, Ecmedic4. Not every person who doesn't like Touchwiz on Samsung is an iBoy and even if they are, doesn't make any difference, or SHOULD NOT make any difference. Ultimately, we are no brand ambassadors. Neither are we being paid by any of the Companies nor are we associated or affiliated to anyone of them in any damn way.
Even I use a Note 3, whether or not anyone believes it. And even I sincerely think Touchwiz needs an overhaul and needs to add functionality. I want Samsung to change the Touchwiz dialer radically and make it as functional as the Sense dialer is. And when I say that, am I making a mistake? No, not at all. At the end of the day, as an end user, I would rather criticize Samsung and try and get things done rather than back them for some silly reasons or for the sake of redundant arguments.
And yes, iOS and Android have their set of advantages and disadvantages. Right now, Android suits me the best considering the amount of hardware and software options available. The day iOS' running on a 5+" phone with a reasonably good Battery, I might as well make the switch.
Again, I'm not sayin 4" flagships are useless. It's just a matter of personal perception. I want my Phone to be bigger and long-lasting.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 23:14

60. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 657; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Using premium material is ok, but I think this would seal the phone and we would loose the feature of removable battery. Juz saying

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 03:36 1

3. mr.techdude (Posts: 555; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Plastic screen instead of glass, that's Sammy for ya!!! But although it does make sense about the higher protection but will it feel more weird in a phone that's going to be covered in plastic all around.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 04:08 7

8. _Bone_ (Posts: 2137; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Plastic sounds such a negative world. The Lumia 920's polycarbonate body is by far the most durable of any non-rugged smartphone ever, and plastic screen (an entirely different kind) is much thinner and lighter, as you said, being much more durable. Plastic makes sense as long as the material is strong enough, glossy finish is the problem. Ppl. LOVE the Note3's faux-leather texutre.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 04:55 1

13. mr.techdude (Posts: 555; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


U are correct HTC ONE x and most lumia phones use plastic which feels high quality and very durable, but my point is plastic screen wouldn't it feel wierd or a different feel to glass, like would it feel cheap or like glass.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 05:33 2

16. Navaid (Posts: 46; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)


Screen will be plastic, Touch input layer will be glass.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 10:25

19. eldyagustius (Posts: 146; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


whatever it called faux-leather texture, it still feels cheap when you're holding it :)

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 20:56

62. rdaex (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Faux leather... its farking plastic with a texture stamped into it. Theres no faux about it

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 03:43 6

4. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 947; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Premium build quality is more than welcome
love the concept render.
and true Samsung display's colors are not natural looking. Hope they improve it.
finally one of the most welcomed feature will be redesigned touch wiz. Its too boring in my opinion and bulky ram eater. It even makes s4 lag sometimes even with octa core(even though only 4 work at a time)

and a better camera is very nice. I remember reading an article saying Samsung planning some unique camera tech for future phones.

oh i know they'll definitely bring a 64bit exynos for the next s5
cant wait.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 07:02

30. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Too bad :
build quality : they have to cut costs so that they can give discount when the next iPhone arrives.
natural colors : impossible with amoled
touch wiz : no chance, forget it.
camera : most probably
64-bit : processor? yes, Android? no

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 10:35 5

35. tedkord (Posts: 5088; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


"The Galaxy Note 3 Movie Mode provides very nice, pleasing, and accurate colors and picture quality. " - Displaymate

"...both displays are quite good and comparable overall – so it’s currently a tie – we’ll see how they both evolve and improve in the next generation. " - Displaymate comparison of the Galaxy S4 screen with the iPhone 5 screen.

“[While Apple touted 64-bit support in the new iPhone,] that’s done in Linux, has been done for a long time. The Android ecosystem just picks that up by default, they don’t have to go through any special development process to do that.” – Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 12:16 1

50. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


How much does Sammy pay to you?

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 13:44 2

51. tedkord (Posts: 5088; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The typical iFan fallback. Present facts that clash with their world view, and you must be getting paid by Samsung. Pathetic.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 19:28

57. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Stop copying and pasting.
That's typical for Sammy paid ones.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 03:57

5. mottykels (Posts: 372; Member since: 15 May 2013)


i want a touchless control oh highend model go sammy!

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 04:00 3

6. Scorpion (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)


I think you should have mentioned the S4 active, being waterproof is important. More so than being curved for example.
Also as much as design is great I hope it dosen't go the Xperia Z1 way, where it wasn't scrached when droped but didn't turn on eithee.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 10:46 1

20. buccob (Posts: 1539; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


oldie Xperia Acro S has fallen from my hand accidentally to the pavement, hard floor, and concrete quite a few times... and besides a small almost unoticeable scratch in a plastic corner, the phone still works good, no cracks, no issues turning on...

Hopefully Sony pay attention and build new phones the way they did with their NXT series

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 11:09

39. tedkord (Posts: 5088; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


With or without a case?

I see so many shattered phones. I've been lucky, I haven't had any serious drops. Once while walking through a doorway, the hand with the phone in it hit the door knob, Galaxy S3 went flying and bounced off a cabinet then across the floor, but no damage. Another time at work I accidentally knocked it of a desk, but again nothing.

Of course, now that I said that, I will drop it today and it will disintegrate...

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 04:16 2

9. dratomic (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


hope they keep the home and back hardware buttons. and hope it's not metal like crapppy htc one which is prone to dents (btw if htc one falls it's dies so no worries here) hope it's not round like s4. hope that backplate is not glossy. what am I sayin is I hope it's more like note 3

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 04:58 3

14. mr.techdude (Posts: 555; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Yeh its prone to dents if s**tty butterfingers like u do, so how much is Sammy paying u? Awwwww they stoped because they were fined $10 000 000.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 05:33 4

15. dratomic (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


I make a million euros per year. I drive a maserati. so I d on't need to hear bs from a low life like you. I was just saying my opinion.
btw I'm a nokia fan.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 04:20 5

10. rd_nest (Posts: 802; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Another troll-article from PA. No substance or logic.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 04:21 1

11. chocolaking (Posts: 461; Member since: 22 May 2012)


They shoudl redesigned the new phone from scratch.
make something that actually belongs to them...

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 04:43 2

12. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2781; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Sammy would bring more than this just 10. And all will say Gimmick..Gimmick..Gimmick... :D

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 07:38 1

17. twens (Posts: 694; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Hahhaha, it's funny how PA is expecting all this from Sammy. It only means Sammy is the only OEM to come up with such a phone. And I won't be surprise if they do cos they can. The note 3s screen in movie mode is seriously dope. The out door visibility is dope as well which means s5 screen will be a bit better or surpass the note 3s screen. S5 will simple be a beast when released

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 08:51

18. Lifengineer (Posts: 43; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


I just wish the last one #10! Everything else is secondary!

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 10:50

21. phonemonkey (Posts: 168; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


Except all of this would have made "sense" on the s4 and s3
If I get all of the above mentioned features and nothing else I will be disappointed.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 14:31

22. airstream25 (Posts: 17; Member since: 18 Jun 2011)


I would like to see lossless zoom and OIS

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 14:34

23. Univice (Posts: 31; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)


Water and dust proof please

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 14:39

24. TomTheNerd (Posts: 67; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


should have mentioned waterproof n stuff, also eye scanner rather than fingerprint sensor (just because)

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 15:49

25. Android4Ever (Posts: 86; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


I want a S5 with a carbon fiber back, (good grip) polycarbonate sides, (for drops) and the latest edition of gorilla glass. 21mp camera with "ois" and at least a 3200mAh REMOVABLE battery, and of course the old trusty SD card slot...

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 19:09 1

26. barondebxl (Posts: 102; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


If touchwiz isnt redesigned then nothing will matter.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 06:53 1

28. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


64-bit processor? No problem.

Of course, the customers don't have to know that the OS is a 32-bit one.

They are just "ho-gaeng-nim" after all.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 10:38

36. tedkord (Posts: 5088; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


“[While Apple touted 64-bit support in the new iPhone,] that’s done in Linux, has been done for a long time. The Android ecosystem just picks that up by default, they don’t have to go through any special development process to do that.” – Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin

Of course, you being singe transition guy on the internet, you probably know more than the Linux Foundation Executive Director, right?

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 12:09

48. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


YOU know nothing.
The Linux kernel is less than 5% in size of Android OS.
Kernel != OS
Android != Linux

This guy might know much about Linux, but nothing about Android.

As I said earlier : NDK based apps are doomed.

It's pretty obvious that you aren't a programmer. So, I'll stop wasting my time with someone who cannot understand a thing.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 13:47

52. tedkord (Posts: 5088; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The kernel is the OS. The ROM is the UI. Its clear you know nothing about Android.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 19:37

58. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Oh I see.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernel

"Kernel (computing), the central component of most operating systems"

Is an engine a car?

And tell me how the "Read Only Memory" can be the "User Interface"

Is "United States of America" the "Soviet Union"?

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 06:57

29. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


Unlocked boot loader or I'm out

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 11:11

41. tedkord (Posts: 5088; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Not a chance on Verizon or ATT. Maybe international versions.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 07:17

31. aayupanday (Posts: 520; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Do whatever but Samsung won't be able to beat HTC in the 10th slide.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 07:47 1

32. hafeezansar (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Sep 2013)


If S5 will be below config, it will be super duper hit in 2014

1) 5.2" OLED Display
2) 64 bit Processor
3) 4 GB RAM
4) 32 GB Intenal Memory
5) SD Card
6) 3400 MAH Battery
7) Finger Print
8) NFC
9) Bluetooth
10) Infrared port
11) FM Radio
12) Premium Build Quality
13) Below 150g weight

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 20:42

63. Islander99 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Nov 2013)


agree and hope Samsung will build it as such...would add large capacity removable battery

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 10:25

33. freebee269 (Posts: 528; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


i cant help but notice, a lot of these features are copies from other oem's that have already done it.

fingerprint scanner = apple
camera with lossless zoom = nokia
camera with 60fps AND ois = lg g2
premium build quality = sony,htc,nokia
better outdoor visibility = nokia (the notion of better outdoor visibility has a correlation to what nokia has done with their displays and their marketting with it.)
64 bit processor = apple
deeper stereo speakers = htc

this is not to say i dont like samsung because i use samsung products also. but when implementing things that other oem's already use, i hope samsung doesnt just put them in their device so that they just end up being gimmicks that the consumer doesnt end up using much.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 10:42

37. tedkord (Posts: 5088; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Did your happen to notice that the fingerprint scanner was a copy of Motorola when Apple implemented it?

And seriously. Deeper stereo speakers? I had a Samsung Omnia 2 several years ago that had such speakers. They weren't front facing, but they sounded great.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 11:00 1

38. freebee269 (Posts: 528; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


yes i do know about motorola, but they havent done it on the iphone scale.

and i know about the samsung omnia 2. but that phone hasnt done speaker sound on the level of the htc one. which is what it seems the article author meant by showing a picture of the htc one.

if you want to show firsts then the author would have shown pics of those phones. but he didnt. because those phones just didnt do it as good as the ones he showed. which is true. it's not enough just to be first. you have to implement it right and market it right to make money from it.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 11:12 1

42. tedkord (Posts: 5088; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Or, the author might have an agenda. And seeing as its Ray S., thats the case.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 11:27

45. freebee269 (Posts: 528; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


lol. you may very well be right. point taken.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 12:11

49. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


"New is easy, right is hard"

You will never understand this.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 11:52

47. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


You understand that EVERYONE copies everyone to some extent. Once 1080p screens became normal, everyone did it. Copying is just the competitive nature of any industry. If your company does not adapt then it falls behind and dies, a la BlackBerry.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 11:10

40. Loubielou (Posts: 238; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Samsung have got to learn from the S4,they offered 16gb of memory on S4,but they took up so much you only ended really getting 8gb,They have also got to stop putting functions on the phone that drains the battery faster,as before 4.3 we had watch on running all the time,an story album as well,Just Wish we could get the F.M Radio back on the S5,as the S4 would have sold alot more if this was on it,Samsung should also have there own Launcher created as they have used Android for abit now,o.k we want alot of offers on the S5 but we do not want Samsung to act like Apple an Over Value there Smartphones an make it too Expensive for people to buy

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