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Living with the Samsung Galaxy S5, week 2: exploring the depths of TouchWiz

0. phoneArena 04 Jun 2014, 10:39 posted on

Last week marked the beginning of a journey for the duration of which the Samsung Galaxy S5 had a front row seat. Actually, scratch that -- a more proper way to put this would be to say that exposing the S5's every nook and cranny is the end goal -- the journey itself is nothing more than a facilitator. Like we have in the past, we felt like Samsung's latest flagship is a many-layered device -- layers that a uniform review process doesn't necessarily uncover...

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posted on 04 Jun 2014, 14:52 1

31. true1984 (Posts: 593; Member since: 23 May 2012)


i personally think that there's a huge problem when a phone has an easy mode...

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 13:48 5

26. tedkord (Posts: 5113; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Still trying to push the FUD about the screen PA? I'll continue to take the word of a Ph.D with specialized equipment over that of the clearly agenda driven Ray. Yes, in cinema mode the S5 v has excellent color accuracy, and one of the best direct sunlight brightnesses available.

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 14:09

30. babyk (Posts: 221; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


I think its time samsung start making some really good looking phones instead of that cheap looking phones they got. Every other company is making like a WOW phone but not samsung.

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 16:18 2

33. tarek1980 (Posts: 73; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


I think Samsung added lot of sensors to the Galaxy S5, now watch the sales of LG G3 and you will understand what I mean, the most thing which annoy me in GS5 is the Heart rate monitor.

I believe all those sensors will just make touchwize more lagy and with huge amount of useless apps

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 18:15 2

35. gigaraga (Posts: 1367; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Why so much of talking bad against the S5? That's what I found in this review.

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 19:59

37. theo14461 (Posts: 168; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


There is life after Samsung. Please stop making this out to be the best. Get an HTC M8, and free yourself.

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 21:57 1

39. true1984 (Posts: 593; Member since: 23 May 2012)


the m8 is a great phone but it isnt the best. i love it myself but there are a lot of people who prefer the s5 for the camera. there will always be trade offs

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 06:55 2

47. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Phone Arena guys have an IQQ problem. 2 weeks to get to air gestures and a week for the menu lmao. it took me less than 2 hours to explore every single thing in my GS5. you guys are better off with an iPhone, it's made with old people in mind.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 08:28 1

48. Anonn (Posts: 88; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Why does phonearena hire retarted people?

"It takes two weeks to learn the TouchWiz settings menu"

Anyone that takes two weeks to learn touchwiz settings must be a dump retarted knucklehead. It literally took me a few minutes.

This is the most biased, hate, childish article I've ever read.
If you want to read a professional unbiased articles just head to GsmArena and checkout the full detailed comparison between Xperia Z2 and Galaxy S5.

This article shows the difference between a professional and a childish mentality

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 01:09 3

51. Chris.P (Posts: 299; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


So, in a few minutes you were able to tell where every option is located, without having to hunt it down? Because that's what I mean by learn -- truly learn.

There are over 60 separate icons that represent different features or options in the settings menu, each with an average of about 5-10 inside. Moreover, some are exiled in to the strangest of locations, and clearly represent a lack of uniformity of this already overly-heavy menu.

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