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First Samsung Galaxy S5 promo video appears

First Samsung Galaxy S5 promo video appears
Samsung just posted its first Galaxy S5 promo video, extolling the virtues of its new flagship. It mainly goes through the features that separate it from the competition, like the heart rate sensor on the back, but also stresses on the improvements that have happened in comparison with its previous flagships, such as a better Adaptive Display technology, and a camera with larger image sensor.

The company had its first commercials for the device aired during the Oscars awards, where it was a sponsor, and received a somewhat unexpected publicity via the most popular selfie of all times. This promo video is more of a brief journey through all the new features of the device that Samsung thinks are worth mentioned and demonstrated, so check it out below.

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posted on 04 Mar 2014, 05:57 13

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8719; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Just give me the phone already. Waiting a month is going to be hard. :/

The video was great nonetheless, and liked how it showed what had improved rather just a spec list.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 06:46 11

14. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


what a loser :D

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 09:03 3

30. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


they improved plastic :D

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 01:12 1

40. moroninc (Posts: 183; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


He likes a phone... hes a loser?

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 10:29 4

31. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 224; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


I saw a best comment from gsmarena, the comment is as follows .

" Let me share my past experience.

I upgraded from Lumia 820 to Galaxy S4.

When I had Lumia 820 , I was like "Who needs a 1080p display and 13MP camera ? I like 4.3 inch screen on my 820 , its good enough for me , screen is also awesome , I don't find anything wrong with it"

I bought Galaxy S4 (mainly because I didn't like WP) and used it for like 2 months.
Galaxy S4 literally spoiled me in those 2 months.I didn't use 820 until 2 months later.

Then my thoughts were :
"Aghh look at that 480p AMOLED display on my old 820 , it sucks , Camera also not very good as my GS4 , Screen is also too small , very big bezels , its also not as good as I felt before"

I had same experience with Retina Displays too.

Galaxy S5 is better than Galaxy S4.
Galaxy S4 is better than Galaxy S3.

If you have money , upgrading is good , if you don't want to waste money , then stay with current hardware. "

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 21:12 1

37. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Sure the camera is impressive , but many of the features here like download boaster , the new UI and battery saving mode could be ported to my awesome note 3.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 05:58 4

2. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


It's a bigger version of Galaxy S3!!!

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 07:24 3

22. sniperdroid (Posts: 124; Member since: 23 May 2013)


In what way exactly?

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 07:32 2

24. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


You can see its design with huge side bezel. The physical button at the bottom line along with two capacitive keys make the S5 look like an enlarged S3.
Wait, any lags on its newer touchwiz can't help S5 any better than S3. Lol.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 08:48

28. fireblade (Posts: 714; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


everything

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 06:02 9

3. ifti313 (Posts: 16; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)


I cant wait to buy...no matter how much u criticse it...it gonna sell in millions...lol...I love d features...s5♡

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 06:08 3

4. LiyanaBG (Posts: 350; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


the way you talk say's you work at samsung.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 06:10 7

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8719; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The way you talk says you're a complete hater.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 06:18 8

8. LiyanaBG (Posts: 350; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


you the samsung fanboy instead you love all android phones. you bad mouth all other brands that are not samsung i saw your comments for long time

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 06:18 6

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8719; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Check the phones I've owned in the past. Do you see HTC in the mix? Exactly. Bye!

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 06:42 2

13. MrTzr (Posts: 109; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


You're the same about Sony phones, hypocrite. Stupid fanboy's.. (both Samsung and Sony fanboys). Both are great in their own way. Both pros and cons IMO are:

S5 over Z2
- Capacative buttons
- Removable battery
- Better camera software
- It reminds me of my great S2, which I lost (lol)

Z2 over S5
- Price
- IPX8
- 1/2,3" sensor
- Bigger battery
- Really nice looking UI

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 23:08

38. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8719; Member since: 14 May 2012)


There's a difference between hating a company and hating their disgusting UI. ;)

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 06:09 8

5. jexxx (Posts: 48; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


To those bashing the s5 (mostly Sony fans), the z2 isn't exactly much of an upgrade from the z1/z1s either, it's really hard to tell the difference between the 2 anyway! Specs wise, the S5 and z2 are on equal footing, but hey, the s5 does more and has more features than your phone.

I must give it to Sony that the xperia Z series looks and feel pretty good. Might be nicer if you're showcasing your phone in a museum.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 06:11 6

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8719; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Don't tell them that. You'll get bashed for being 'a fanboy' simply because you disagree with what they say.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 06:32 2

10. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


I dont use thhose 'features' in daily usaga for example air wiew , hovering gestures , and so on... s5 does more but it is not a valid difference for me I think they should gather good design team and they need to get rid of gimmicky 'features'

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 06:39 4

12. jexxx (Posts: 48; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


The s5 has some great features especially in the camera. And I like the s - health app too.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 09:02

29. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


s4 also has s health app. z2 has camera features too

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 07:18

20. rueleonheart (Posts: 20; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


You can turn those off. I will probably turn off fingerprint scanner as well. I just think they somehow drain the battery faster.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 06:48 3

16. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


RAM is soo 2013

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 06:36 3

11. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


Download Booster is a feature to wish for ..

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 07:58 4

26. joey_sfb (Posts: 3012; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


All their new features are cool. Did those haters actually watch the promo video? Lol!

So funny if they do. Hahaha!!

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 06:47

15. helalovic (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Apr 2013)


Meh..

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 07:09 3

17. lolatfailphones (Posts: 153; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)


iPhone all the way!

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 07:16 4

18. peacekeeper05 (Posts: 23; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


Very nice ad. Can't wait to buy the phone together with the Galaxy Fit come April.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 07:17 1

19. rueleonheart (Posts: 20; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Hey PapaSmurf, since you are a Samsung expert, could you tell me if S5 will have the same problem as the S4 wherein the chrome paint on the phone's frame peels off? That is my major turn off right now plus the missing FM radio support (but I can live with that).

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 12:15 1

34. Odiin (Posts: 285; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Shhh..... Dont ask problems related to Sammy. U wont get any answers. Yup U will get lengthy reply if have problems with other manufacurers handsets especially Sony.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 23:09

39. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8719; Member since: 14 May 2012)


There's always Google, or you can wait until April to get your answer.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 07:23 3

21. sam3k (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 May 2013)


My next galaxy , critic's and haters heat your heart out.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 07:25 4

23. sam3k (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 May 2013)


although i'm using a note 3 i'm still getting the S5 plus the gear 2.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 07:47 1

25. baldilocks (Posts: 527; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


Modern 'GLAM' design? That makes me want to stay away from it. Not really into the metrosexual glam thing. Why Samsung would think 'glam' and 'heart rate monitors' would be a big selling point is beyond me.

Makes me realize that my choice to order a Nexus 5 was the right thing to do.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 08:28

27. dontneedtoknow (Posts: 151; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


I love this phone except the back. It looks so s**tty. Its like lets stick the ugliest back cover there is. I'm not sure if I sjould get this, htc m8 or wait for lg G3 or iPhone 6

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 17:20

35. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


If you don't like the back just get a replacement back Cover from eBay or something, with the s4 and s3 and s2 you could by backs with carbon fibre finish, metal finish, matte finish etc and once the s5 is out am 100% sure same options will be available. Also if you go for s5,m8,g3 or ip6 you should be happy with any, nowadays phones are pretty much all great and super fast, just will come down personal stuff like design, camera or which ui you prefer.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 10:46 2

32. Kishin (Posts: 622; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Features love it..

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 11:00 1

33. Bootutu (Posts: 189; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


HDR in real time is awesome, ultra power saving mode and download booster even more brilliant, definitely getting the GS5 and Gear fit, sweet combo!

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 17:23 1

36. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Got an s4 and I am happy with it.. When I first saw the s5,i though I'm good for another year but seeing more hands on over the past few days on youtube etc I want this now but will just wait it out till the fall and maybe the price will drop or the s5 prime is the real deal otherwise I'll just wait till my contract ends.

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