Samsung Galaxy S5: all the new features
0. phoneArena 24 Feb 2014, 14:32 posted on
The Galaxy S5 might not be the utmost specs beast that the Android world has to offer, but it comes with plenty of new features, both in comparison with its predecessor, the S4, and when measured up to the other flagships...
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38. SleepingOz (unregistered)
If your want to buy a Samsung, buy a Note.
45. ihavenoname (Posts: 1377; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
+1 on that. Note 3, if you ask me, best all-round phone in the world.
10. techaman (unregistered)
there asian they pick the ugly crap look at hello kitty crap thats some of the cases you seen on screen behind s5
11. jcdz89 (Posts: 64; Member since: 01 Mar 2013)
So many sad faces here in phonearena. I got the feeling like my note 3 is sky higher comparing with this s**t 5. Really its just a refinement.
33. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8282; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Then you're always going to be disappointed with tech as everything is an evolution not a revolution.
19. androiphone20 (Posts: 1424; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
Here's The Verge's take on the fingerprint scannerhttp://www.theverge.com/2014/2
26. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8282; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Criticizes an unreleased product. Not surprised.
46. androiphone20 (Posts: 1424; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
Acting like a little girl.
Not surprised. You've been working your a** off today, Mama Samsung must be proud of you. It's sad cuz you probably won't be doing the same on countless other tech sites and blogs :P...sorry excuse for a 'techie'
52. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8282; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Did I make you upset?
As for the comment, I was referencing The Verge, but now I can apply it to you. Sorry bud, but this is the only website I'm active in unlike you, no? You're really pathetic kid.
20. Bioload25 (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
This one should be the S4, finally worth the upgrade from the S3....
I do think that the actual S4 is a lot more like a S3.5 or S3 'Advance'
I liked the design a lot, plus the IP67 certification. Top notch hardware is always there, so lets see the new Touchwiz
24. Carlitos (Posts: 322; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
I've noticed that the back cover looks ugly on some of the colors. I don't like it on the white color but the blue and black colors don't look as bad.
Solid upgrade I suppose. Very interesting to see the new camera results. Specially in low light settings. The design is not bad but it's not great either, I personally like it, but I don't like the glossy back from my s4 which they seem to have changed this time around.
And most importantly for me. I am liking this new touchwiz UX a lot more than the current one. Seems cleaner lighter and what I've seen so far from the videos is a much smoother experience. Not that the s4 or note 3 are slow and laggy. Just seems smoother. Can't wait till I get this update on my s4.
Won't be upgrading, better to upgrade every 2 years than every year. This is meant more to the S3 crowd.
28. nexusdude (Posts: 149; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)
About the Heart Rate bullsh*t: every smartphone with a flash on the back can act as a cardiograph. There are even a few working apps for it!
29. jellmoo (Posts: 666; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
I think that we may have a pretty big difference of opinion as to what exactly constitutes a "feature".
32. hateftotti (Posts: 139; Member since: 03 May 2011)
I've expected more but still it is a great phone ;)
40. phone5 (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
I cant believe that some people are criticizing this phone, i understand everyone has their own preference, however the speed at which technology is advancing to me there is no need for a metal or some sort of expensive material. After all some of us will be changing our phones every year. I bought an iPone 4 made of metal and class, but used it for only 6 months and changed it for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 which in my opinion was much better. The class and metal never did anything for me.
68. rawbow (Posts: 427; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
so if you believe in one night stands, it wouldn't matter if your partner for the night is ugly? sure s5 knows lot of positions but damn it doesn't turn you on.
ROFL, sorry couldn't think of a better analogy.
75. fzacek (Posts: 1641; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
I think the S5 is just as if not more beautiful than an iPhone.
41. ausnote2 (Posts: 79; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)
this is a beast of a phone if you are in the 5" screen category.
i can't wait what the note 4 has to offer......
42. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 241; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)
So Samsung is using MEMS Autofocus(based on the 0.3 sec for focus)?
44. phone5 (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
I like the specs of the Galaxy S 5, especially the fact that my data will be protected and also a long battery life, with the phone changing its display to black and white mode with 10% of power remaining, which can last for another 24 hours. That's innovation and its amazing.
50. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)
If HTC gets rid of that logo, the one plus will be my next phone.
57. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3540; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
I guess WP has really caught up with Android in terms of specifications... Androids new models are no longer light years ahead of current TOTL Lumia phones...
For example my 1520 has a SD800, and the all new SGS5 just has a slightly improved SD801..
The 1520 has a high tech 20mp camera, and the GS5 has a high tech 16mp camera..
Both have full HD screens....
No more saying that WP hardware is now out of date whenever new Android hardware comes out... And, compared to my 1520 it looks as though the GS5 is actually a little behind in some areas, although I would consider then about equal...
93. williamdroid (Posts: 125; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)
I love the build quality on my 1520. Its just a solid feeling device.
Comparing it with my Note 3, both are awesome.
Design-wise, the Lumia beats the S5. Idk about the "feel" of it yet.
59. Mube007 (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)
Where is samsung designer?i just want to cut his ugly hands right now
61. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
I don't really see a point to buying this over a GS4 at half the price. Calling these spec improvements incremental really doesn't do justice to how little is different.
With Apple we always expect a bi-yearly design rehash. We're up to 3 on the Galaxy S series. Both need to step up on the design front because there's not really much incentive to upgrade anymore with most performance issues eradicated already across all platforms.
63. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8282; Member since: 14 May 2012)
This is a bigger improvement than the 5S was to the 5. But I agree to a certain extent. Both Applle and Samsung need to step it up a tad bit more.
74. fzacek (Posts: 1641; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
We phone geeks might not think much of the S5's and its new features, but features like the fingerprint sensor, 16 megapixel camera, and being waterproof really speak to the general public. The S5 might just be an iPhone killer.
87. Federated (Posts: 232; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)
Ugliest phone hands down. Samsung, how could you do this?! S4 looks better. I'm not even a Samsung fan (Never had a Samsung PRODUCT ever).
89. DnB925Art (Posts: 217; Member since: 23 May 2013)
Although I don't buy the S line, (Note buyer, owned the Note 1 and currently own the Note 2), it's great to see what it has because it will influence the future design and specs of the Note line. I think of the Note as the S line for iPhone, where the 5S, for example, is a refinement and an improvement in specs of the 5.
They improved on things that consumers look at the most, which are the camera, battery life, and screen. If the camera delivers in performance and gives better shots, the battery life is increased, and the screen improves on color accuracy and brightness in sunlight, I think that will be huge. Also, they cut down on the amount of features the added to improve on these 3 things.
Now what I HOPE Samsung does when the S5 is released, is to start the storage at 32GB. Yes I know you can have an SD card, but you need internal space to load apps, and if you lose 8GB on the OS, leaving only 8GB for apps, well....
95. jojon (Posts: 76; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)
Sammy Sammy Sammy, what the hell were you thinking, that is just ..'fugly'