Samsung Galaxy S5 coming in 4 colors?
On Monday, Samsung will hold its Unpacked event during which the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be introduced. What kind of specs will Samsung pack into the Galaxy S5? Will we see two different versions of the phone? All of these questions, the ones that keep you up at night, are soon to be answered, so keep it right here!
And by the way, while we have you, which color Galaxy S5 are you fancying right now?
Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!
1. imkyle (Posts: 1006; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
I'm more interested in seeing Touchwiz and how they updated it.
13. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)
I agree. I don't really care about the outside. I just want them to tone down Touchwiz.
25. wilsong17 (Posts: 968; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
i want the magazine ux for my note 3 but they took it off the new note
18. jcdz89 (Posts: 70; Member since: 01 Mar 2013)
After couple of months two another all new color options.. and probably snapdragon 805 version after may... also next generation of s4 variants
22. hurrycanger (Posts: 1190; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
there was an S4 flower edition
My guess is there will be an S5 grass edition...
But after all, it doesn't really matter. Later editions don't hurt anyone. :D
43. davenycept (Posts: 174; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)
Ohhh unfortunately you know there will be
48. Kishin (Posts: 617; Member since: 30 May 2013)
Its unfair to those who buy in the first month..Royal consumers...
3. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 386; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)
If the blue GS5 is closer to the GS3 blue than what appears in the picture, I'm in. I honestly wish I'd gone for the blue GS3, because it's a very unique grayish color that seemed to age well.
39. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)
nope thats shiny blue, see the edges, thats almost cyan
37. lalalaman (Posts: 367; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
No gold plz (golden plastic)...All colors are gud except the gold one....I guess....after iPhone 5s gold every other oem is making gold version, I just hate it, they aren't good as the golden color of iPhone.....
Interestingly they say apple is not innovative....when all they are doing is copying (fingerprint scanner, gold editions, 64-bit chips).....I'm not even an apple fanboy but I'm force to say that :l
40. dratomic (Posts: 463; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
im pretty sure there were golden phones before apple. i had 8800 gold edition and arte.
41. rangaha (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 05 Dec 2013)
then just don't buy the gold one?
and apple was not the first to implement a fingerprint scanner in a phone nor the first to make a gold colored phone
42. AstronautJones (Posts: 271; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
They were not the first with a fingerprint scanner either! Oh well, 1 out of 3 isn't bad, right ?
So Apple actually copied 2 of the 3 "innovations" you mentioned.(gold phone, fingerprint scanner)
49. lalalaman (Posts: 367; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
Yup, it is not really an innovation but my point is that, these things were not really considered until apple made it, now every one is making it.
They didn't followed the lead when moto made it, now when apple made it everyone other oem is considering gold color and scanners
5. sipha (Posts: 293; Member since: 12 May 2012)
If its realy plastic again, am just not buying it shame!! Am sick and tired that ish.. I'll wait for the HTC Two!!
6. christophersalse (Posts: 98; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)
What's so bad about plastic? I like how light weight and durable it is.
24. sipha (Posts: 293; Member since: 12 May 2012)
I've seen 3 drop tests and the iPhone beat the glossy plastic galaxy s4 in all them.. Anyhow am sorry, but I want beauty and premium feel to my phone this year..
27. christophersalse (Posts: 98; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)
Didn't the Note 3 beat the iPhone?
35. sipha (Posts: 293; Member since: 12 May 2012)
Must have missed it, but will check it out ey!!
29. wilsong17 (Posts: 968; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
u mean the galaxy s4 beat all of then even the water test
47. willard12 (Posts: 818; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
Ahhh, the premium feel of aluminum. I feel like a rock star everytime I get a can of Coke.
23. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Faux leather case?... Lol. Just joking.
10. imkyle (Posts: 1006; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
I love my Nexus 4 but I'll take plastic over a glass back any day.
14. remtothemax (Posts: 235; Member since: 02 May 2012)
i think people need to let this one go
does the iphone and the htc one feel solid because of the aluminum? yes, they do.
but does that mean that the nexus 5, the gs4, g2, or moto x feel cheap and crappy? no, not at all. i think companies do a good job with stuff
no phone is going to survive unscratched and i have yet to see a phone ever survive a drop test
maybe one phone lasts three drops instead of two, but for serious, three drops, dang, that is sooooo many /sarcasm
17. Galen20K (Posts: 516; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)
Exactly. I own an htc One and I love it, but I've also owned many plastic phones and while no they didn't seem as luxurious in hand, they were all still very solid devices for their time.
21. wilsong17 (Posts: 968; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
oh yea surehttp://androidspin.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/htc-one-vs-iphone-5-drop-test-aa-1600-11-e1392956235391.jpg
good luck with those dent
8. wilsong17 (Posts: 968; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
Whenever Samsung announces their new smartphone, since it is always made of plastic, we hear the same groans and complaints almost simultaneously:
“Nice internals, but it’s made of cheap plastic.”
“It just feels cheap because of the plastic.”
“Why can’t they use premium materials like aluminum or glass?”
I’m just not sure I understand the hatred here. Plastic, is probably more durable than most of the other materials I mentioned above, for one. It’s not like the all-aluminum iPhone 5 or HTC One can last through a drop test anymore than a Galaxy S3 (go search “iPhone 5 drop test” on YouTube). Sure, it might take an extra drop (if it’s lucky) before the screen spiderwebs, but it’ll still crack like none other should you drop it a certain way. And let’s not forget the chipping paint and finish issues since these fancy aluminum devices are also starting to get paint jobs.
Aluminum and glass also scratch just as easy as something made from plastic (maybe even easier). All you have to do is ask me and my opinion on the Optimus G and Nexus 4′s glass panels. After terrible experiences with both, I’ve had to wrap my entire new Nexus 4 in a plastic case to make sure it survives more than a week.
And that brings me to my next point – don’t most people put a plastic case on their phones anyway? Or are you aluminum and glass lovers finding cases made of the same materials?
I’m trying to wrap my brain around this idea as I sit here on a plane back to Portland and am struggling to fully understand it. Is it because you pay an arm and a leg for a smartphone that you expect it to be made of the finest materials? Do you want some sort of piece of mind, knowing that the most powerful device in your life isn’t made from the same material as your child’s Legos? Or is it simply an excuse to find fault?
15. dontneedtoknow (Posts: 151; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)
I honestly don't put cases on my phone because it adds bulk especially cases like otter box. I have had htc sensation and Samsung s3 and honestly htc sensation looked and felt much better. Don't get me wrong Samsung's s3's plastic is pretty good but my back cover was so weak it's broken in many places. I know it's replaceable but I just haven't changed it yet. I have so many cracks and dents all around the casing. When I used to drop my sensation, the was one dent other wise none what so ever. Also aluminum feels better ok n hand in terms like the cool feel you get when you pick it up. Aluminum makes it look elegant and different. There aren't too many phones in the market that have aluminum body except htc one mini/max and iPhones.
16. WindowsiDroid (Posts: 110; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)
I agreed on what you said even I, I'm also using jelly/leather cases for my phones, I don't care about the thickness or the holding issue.
9. nctx77 (Posts: 534; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
Is that mat plastic? At first I thought it was pleather. It can't be aluminum backs because that would kill the signal. At any rate the front better be killer because the back is same ol.....boring!
11. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)
The back part seems doesn't have much change in terms of design. Let's just hope they got more changes in the software part.
28. Technobri (Posts: 78; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)
Now I know what Samsung meant when they said back to basics. They want to revert back to the square shape of the legendary s2.
31. phljcnth (Posts: 269; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
From the shape of the LED flash to the wide bump at the bottom part of the back cover, this confirms that the leaked 3D render of the S5 before (http://www.phonearena.com/news
/Design-reference-might-accurately-reveal-what-the-Samsung-Galaxy-S5-will-look-like_id52512) is the actual design. You will see in the article that the microUSB port has cover and that could mean that the S5 is indeed water-and-dust-resistant.
34. zachattack (Posts: 579; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
The backs look more metal to me, but i highly doubt them leaving their plastic tirade. Nothing wrong with plastic i suppose, it just scratches easy. I slammed my G2 between my car door the other day, the door locked with my phone between it also. No damage but a very small scratch on top left corner. I was pretty dumbfounded seeing as slamming a car door on your phone trumps a fall in my opinion, that was straight up screen pressure
44. davenycept (Posts: 174; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)
I will be getting white just like my S2,3 and 4 but I want to see what's under the hood asks how it performs..if it's anything better than even the N3 then wow bcuz that's the smoothest phone out right now!!
45. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 433; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
Double LED flash is like the same as the 5S. Those true tone flash.
51. jojo321 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Apr 2014)
Where can I buy the blue or gold colors for the Galaxy S5?