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Samsung Galaxy S5: did you like it? (poll results)

Samsung Galaxy S5: did you like it? (poll results)
The Samsung Galaxy S5 has finally been officially unveiled at a typically huge Samsung event at Mobile World Congress 2014, but did it live up to all the hype? Samsung managed to keep it an absolute secret until almost the very last minute (there was one leak in the day of the event, but nothing prior), but while there were some surprises, probably the biggest of them all was just how much of what was rumored did NOT come true.

The Galaxy S5 has no Quad HD (2560 x 1440-pixel) display, it has no Snapdragon 805 system chip, nor an iris scanner. Instead, it added the unexpected water and dust protection, as well as an improved camera, a fingerprint reader in the home key and a heart rate monitor on its back.

Is that enough of an evolution to have you buy it? We wondered what your initial reaction to the Galaxy S5 was hours after it got unveiled, and asked you to answer one simple question: did you like it? The answers are now in and the results are unambiguous: the answer is no.

More than 9000 of you, our readers, voted, and an overwhelming 80% did not like what they saw in the Galaxy S5. It just did not live up to the hype for most people, we guess. The remaining less than 20% still liked it. So there you have it. The question that we are wondering about next is what would it take for a smartphone to grab your hearts and attention? Let us know in the comments below.

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Samsung Galaxy S5: did you like it?
Yes 19.64% (1804 votes) (1804 votes)
No 80.36% (7379 votes) (7379 votes)

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posted on 27 Feb 2014, 07:26 33

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


wao ...Z2 made it years Behind

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 07:31 6

8. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Wao indeed.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 07:33 29

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


Z2 has already proved in Speakers
low light imaging
processing power
according to hands on comparisons

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 10:45 1

92. maherk (Posts: 4152; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


And the Z2 still proved that Sony doesn't have a single clue on how to make a good screen for their flagship. Z, Z ultra, Z1, Z1s and they never found out how to address this problem. And what's scary is that the Z1 has a better screen than your precious Z2.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 07:44 1

27. rd_nest (Posts: 1615; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


You are not a Sony fanboy!! Keep going..

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 07:46 4

33. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I'm a Sony fan...that likes other manufacturers not just Sony. So yeah, I will keep going, I love tech. Hell yea!

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 08:50 8

71. rd_nest (Posts: 1615; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Who do you think you are fooling?? You're the worst retarded troll in whole of PA. And you know that. You think everyone here are fool and idiots when you say "you like all manufacturers".

A guy who says Xperia Z2 tablet as the best tablet of 2014 is either an idiot or a troll.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 09:18 4

77. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Why would I fool you since you're so gullible? Do you even know what you're talking about? Wao, did you took those words out of your butt? Now, since when did I say "I like all manufacturers"? I said "I like other manufacturers". You should go see a ophthalmologist if your eyes have problem, or are you taking a medication recently?

"A guy who says Xperia Z2 tablet as the best tablet of 2014 is either an idiot or a troll."
Now, since when did I say it is the best tablet of 2014? I only said it's one of my favorite device in MWC 2014. Stop taking those words outta your butt if you don't know what you're talking about. What's the matter fool, you don't like me? Eh, I don't give a sh*t about it.

Have a nice day, sir. Peace!

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 12:07

102. rd_nest (Posts: 1615; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


yes, I don't like you. As a matter of fact, I don't like any troll.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 09:51 2

84. Odiin (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


According to you which one is the best tablet?

If he likes Sony then he bcm Sony fan, in that case u are basing Sony so you r called Sony hater. Is it like that?

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 10:27 2

88. tadaa (Posts: 267; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


he may be quite annoying, but he sure as hell ain't just a sony fanboy. he supports most manufacturers when i read his comments

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 07:37 14

19. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Yep. Sony did AMAZING job with the Z2!

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 08:05 3

42. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Sony did what they should have done long ago... How they got away with putting TFT pannels on flagships so far beats me!
But their designs are generally very good

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 08:18

53. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


TFT can be IPS, TN etc. They used TN or MVA probably :)

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 03:34

131. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


ohh ... much to learn i guess :P

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 08:45

69. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Gs5 is looking cool in white color... I take my old bashing of gs5 back...

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 07:26 20

2. ankiipankii (Posts: 81; Member since: 21 Jun 2013)


1568 papasmurf ...lmfao

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 07:28 15

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


now he starts liking bezels ,even if Z2 has better waterproofing

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 07:37 10

18. tech2 (Posts: 3481; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Even with that GS5 has slimmer bezels that Z2 inspite of supporting a bigger display and a physical button with fingerprint scanner.

BTW, you forgot to mention GS5 has better dust protection. #HalfTruthIsFullLie.
Besides gsmarena lists both can survive under water for about 1 hour 30 minutes.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 07:40 8

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


lol its a Splash Proof same as S4 Active
nothing new

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 08:15 5

48. tech2 (Posts: 3481; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_Code

GS5: IP x7 stands for - immersion upto 1m

Z2: IPx8 stands for - immersion beyond 1m

Thats not exactly splash proof, is it ? My Moto G with water proof nano coating is splash proof.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 07:41 5

25. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Water protection is more important than dust protection, so dust protection is nothing to brag about, although it's good to have that protection.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 07:46 7

32. Xenaz (Posts: 144; Member since: 28 Apr 2013)


Isn't GS5 have a smaller display than the Z2?
5.1 vs 5.2??

I'm not sure about the GS5, but the "water-proof" actually means it is able to works under water like taking picture/video, while "water-resistance" means that the phone won't die under water but won't work properly under water. Just like the Z can't be used under water while Z1 can.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 08:17

51. tech2 (Posts: 3481; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Sorry. My bad :(

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 08:00

38. chunky1x (Posts: 270; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


The bigger question is. How does the water proofing affects performance. The common problem with waterproof/water resistant phones(Z, Z1 and S4 Active) is that there are no more vents for heat exchange between inside and outside airflow. This results in higher operating temperatures and lagging performance on extended heavy usage already seen in the ff devices mentioned.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 08:10 6

44. tech2 (Posts: 3481; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


If the device gets too hot just dip it in water ! :D

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 08:13 1

47. chunky1x (Posts: 270; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


Good idea. :D

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 08:20 2

56. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Yeah..and if you don't have any water just spit on it ...

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 08:27

58. chunky1x (Posts: 270; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


Peeing on it also helps.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 09:05 3

75. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


But pee is warm lol.

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