x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.
  • Home
  • News
  • Check out the Galaxy S5 in Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, funky Electric Blue, and tacky Copper Gold

Check out the Galaxy S5 in Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, funky Electric Blue, and tacky Copper Gold

Check out the Galaxy S5 in Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, funky Electric Blue, and tacky Copper Gold
Samsung brings a brand new design with the Galaxy S5, at least with the rear cover. It is still using soft-touch plastic on the back, but flaunts a "perforated" rear pattern, that is quite different than the faux leather looks of Samsung's recent devices. The company dubs the new design a "modern glam look," and we totally agree with the "glam" part, especially when it comes to the new Copper Gold color option. 

Besides the usual Charcoal Black and Shimmery White, the Galaxy S5 will arrive with two extra colors at launch - Electric Blue, and the aforementioned Copper Gold that you can see in the pictures below.

40 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 26 Feb 2014, 08:56 5

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7674; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Black 32GB for me.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 20:19 1

40. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3939; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


If I were to get one, it would probably be the white one. The texture on the back is starting to grow on me now, but I still don't like the look of the heartbeat sensor on the back.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 08:56 1

2. majp89 (Posts: 96; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


The blue would be the only one I'd get if I ever felt like getting a Galaxy series phone.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 08:56 2

3. tech2 (Posts: 1865; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


that hairy arm tho ! :P

J/k

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 08:58

4. chunky1x (Posts: 210; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


He is a troll.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 09:04 2

6. tech2 (Posts: 1865; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


lol...Learn to take things on the lighter side of life :)

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 09:28 1

15. chunky1x (Posts: 210; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


Not you dummy! The hairy troll in the picture. :p

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 13:53

36. andynaija (Posts: 454; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


That's gross to me and I'm a guy.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 09:00 5

5. brar.arsh (Posts: 132; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


They(Blue and Gold) both are Black from the front, so just the back cover change.

Basically there are only two colours, Black and White (Same as Samsungs Year 2014)

HTC looks bright this year,, Yeah..

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 09:09 1

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7674; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You actually expect a blue or gold front panel?

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 09:16 3

10. brar.arsh (Posts: 132; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Why not? Doesn't Iphone has that?
Isn't there a complete Pink S4 and Note 3?

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 09:21 2

13. Dante216 (Posts: 25; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


No, the iPhone doesn't have a gold front panel.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 09:24

14. brar.arsh (Posts: 132; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


My Mistake. :p But white and Gold mix together, not Black and Gold.. :D

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 09:32 1

16. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7674; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Then get the White model and replace it with the back cover like you said in your original comment...?

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 09:32 3

17. tedkord (Posts: 4470; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Black goes with every color.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:01

26. jacko1977 (Posts: 388; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


u will find that the gold one as a light gold color sides and around the home button

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 09:16 1

9. tech2 (Posts: 1865; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


The problem with doing that is that would actually cause a lot of distraction when you look at the display.

'Shimmery Blue' would reflect a lot of light because the front panel cannot be matted due to presence of glass.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 09:19 1

11. brar.arsh (Posts: 132; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


You are correct, but the golden would have been possible as it would be more closer to the white one..

I have a feeling that the back would feel like a Golf or a Hockey ball. :p

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 09:37

20. tech2 (Posts: 1865; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


This is not an Apple Gold its Copper/Gold and is extremely shiny from all the reviews I've seen.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 09:41

21. maherk (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


The gold version has a gold trim, gold home button and gold grill.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 09:45 2

22. TerryCrowley (Posts: 184; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


I agree. Samsung bombed so hard this year and fanboys are still defending them. The phone is huge for no good reason at all and will probably be one of the biggest flagships without being a "phablet"

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 09:10

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 10354; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Bandaid gold. The blue one looks nifty.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 09:34 1

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7674; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Black 32GB model for me, although the blue looks nice. I'd have to test it out in person before pulling the trigger.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:00

25. Astoni (Posts: 438; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Hey Papasmurf, i want to ask you something and answer honestly.
IF you could think of something being added to the S5 what would you want added?. No phone is perfect so you gotta have an answer :p. IF prime rumours are true i'd like the s5 to have a Metal ring.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:58 2

28. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7674; Member since: 14 May 2012)


A slightly larger battery. An extra gig of ram is of personal choice, but with KitKat it's not a big deal.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 11:19 4

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 10354; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


People have been ragging on it, and even I've got a couple playful jabs in, but it's a step up from an already great device. They didn't wow with the s5, but hey neither did apple with the 5s. I say get it, and if you don't like it, you got 14 days to return it. Go for it bro, N4 and ip6 for me.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 12:55

33. Astoni (Posts: 438; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Note 4 oh yes. I made the mistake to buy z1 over note 3 :/, so Next time it will be note 4.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 13:16 2

34. darkkjedii (Posts: 10354; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I think Samsungs true flagship is now the note series. Smart move my man.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 12:50

31. DnB925Art (Posts: 157; Member since: 23 May 2013)


I have to agree with the Bandaid Gold color, it just looks...funny. Now IF they just kept just released just the 3 other colors at launch, I think it would have been OK. The back isn't as bad seeing it was on the Nexus 7 (2012), and many people liked it back then (which all of a sudden it is ugly once Samsung does it LOL).

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 09:20 8

12. mike2959 (Posts: 212; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Man, they are just ugly! All those BS rumors. Metal body, super duper display. Yippee a heart monitor.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 09:33 3

18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7674; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I literally think I lost brain cells these past few days from users like you.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 11:25 2

30. PunyPoop (Posts: 714; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


You're hurt Smurf.. :D

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 12:51

32. DnB925Art (Posts: 157; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Still don't know if those will be launched in the rumored F series (ie premium versions). If they did, that might be great. As for me, I'm waiting for the Note series as I'm a Note user myself.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 09:58 1

23. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


"Samsung brings a brand new design with the Galaxy S5, at least with the rear cover. It is still using soft-touch plastic on the back, but flaunts a "perforated" rear pattern, that is quite different than the faux leather looks of Samsung's recent devices."

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p119/KTVFreakGuy/1625473_10151949877517742_93561098_n.jpg

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:00 1

24. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7674; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Cool. Why don't you send this to Samsung and share your thoughts with them?

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:54

27. hassoups (Posts: 276; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


I'm starting to like it :/

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 13:28

35. clirim (Posts: 16; Member since: 06 Feb 2014)


its extremely elegant, most elegant smartphone ever!!!

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 13:55

37. andynaija (Posts: 454; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Want the Gold one but, I'm fine with any color, don't really want the blue one though.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 14:52

38. hanzawhtet7 (Posts: 10; Member since: 01 Dec 2012)


Blue one for me.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 18:01

39. vishu9 (Posts: 251; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


The perforated back panel is really ugly IMO.. Super disappointed in Sammy this year, same as last... Happy I ditched Galaxy for my G2. Loving it in every way.

And yeah, black being good enough, these colors look real tacky, especially the copper gold.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories