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Samsung Galaxy S5: did you like it?

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Samsung Galaxy S5: did you like it?
The Samsung Galaxy S5, the most hyped device in the last few months, is now finally official. Now, the one question that we are all trying to figure out ourselves is: do we really like it? Did it live up to the expectations?

We can quickly do a recap of the specs: it’s got a 5.1” 1080 x 1920-pixel display, a quad-core Snapdragon 801 system chip, a 16-megapixel camera and it runs on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat. Plus, it has a fingerprint sensor embedded in the home key (you have to swipe it in order for it to work), and a heart rate monitor right below the rear camera. And that’s about it. 

Hm, but did we mention the strange back pattern? That peculiar "perforated" back looks interesting, but we don't what to make of it - we like it in some color versions, and we don't like it that much in others. 

What we really care about, though, is hearing your opinion on the Galaxy S5: do you like it? Did it live up to your expectations? Let us know right 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 24 Feb 2014, 14:03 18

1. Skoms (Posts: 118; Member since: 03 Feb 2014)


Looking good with alot of nice Features :)

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:04 37

6. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Now Who voted yes. Please!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:07 23

20. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


who the hell voted yes

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:08 15

25. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I did.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:08 27

28. CaptYolo (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Of course fanboy Papa Smurf

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:09 7

33. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


So did I.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:09 10

37. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Lol nice guess.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:10 17

39. lucid.brat (unregistered)


Xpected from u...

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:10 6

43. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 225; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


I did !
A decent phone with zero GIMMICKS .

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:10 3

44. ghaniosman (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


yea exactly what i had in mind..great device

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:12 16

52. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I forgot I'm on the internet. I can't broadcast my opinion without being bashed or criticized. Silly me.

Face it, it isn't a bad phone. It definitely will sell.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:12 5

54. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


And you are?

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:12 4

56. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Now where's the other poll? the Sony Poll LOL!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:13 8

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


worst phone with worst wallpaper

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:16 11

65. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Even the most enthusiastic Samsung fan would admit that was a dissappointment

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:17 1

69. techaman (unregistered)


are you kidding your self 2 gig ram my s3 has that 20ppi more then s4 200mah more then s4 its heaver then the s4 and bigger for what reason a fing heart rate monitor who the f give a sh$t about that you just wasted billions for nothing they will be giving this phone away for free because no one will want to pay for it its like whay buy a apple 4s when you can get a 4 that does the same thing.1080p screen same as s4 no 64 bit processor no internal updates this phone should have been called s4plus or neo am so pissed f samsung no more tvs dvd phones from them f them, the world will not stand for this crap. NOW THIS IS WHERE HTC TAKES THE LEAD AGAIN

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:18 8

71. techaman (unregistered)


oh hell no no fanboy would vote for this crap

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:19 5

73. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Comment #21.

The jump from S600 to S801 is huge. People are ignoring that and comparing it to the G2, Z1 and Note 3 - all of which sport a S800.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:21 2

76. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


Me. It's a solid improvement over the S4, dropped the glossy plastic, waterproof with a fingerprint scanner (2 major features if you ask me), better touch wiz, OIS.

Aside from waterproof and a fingerprint scanner in the same device there isn't anything new, but I fail to see why people wouldn't like it.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:21

77. Skoms (Posts: 118; Member since: 03 Feb 2014)


I love Features

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:21

80. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


Calm down.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:21

81. varuntis1993 (Posts: 49; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


You know on every feature announcement I was like 'copy'. Max things from sony phones and every one knows about the fingerprint scanner...dissapointed

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:22

82. HansP (Posts: 31; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


Android doesn't support 64 bit processors. So... That would be pretty pointless, would't it? Unless you want Samsung to release a custom forked Android system?

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:23 7

86. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


1. Better collaborated screen (colors)
2. Larger screen, IP67 rating and fingerprint scanner = larger dimensions
3. Millions will buy it. Same as 4S. 4S was more popular than the 4 and sold a hell lot more than the 4 ever did.
5. 1080p screen = ppi over 430, meaning you won't see any pixels
6. Android can't fully take advantage of a 64-bit processor as of yet
7. HTC is suffering, in case you were gone all of 2013

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:23 2

87. maherk (Posts: 4206; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


So did I. Let them hate now, couple of weeks later we will hear the famous quote again "It is growing on me". My only disappointment was the ram, then I read that the reason behind not making it 3gb instead of 2gb was that 4.4 kitkat doesn't need much ram like the 4.3 did.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:25 5

92. freebee269 (Posts: 539; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


i'm comparing it to the g2 because that's what i have. i can care less about the jump from the s4 to the s5. that doesnt concern me. what concerns me is the jump from my current phone to the gs5. and the jump isnt any better than my g2 except for maybe the camera and we still have to see about that. i'm looking forward to see what the g3 will be about. this gs5 was disappointing to me. and yes, this is my opinion since you like to point that out.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:26 1

94. LordDavon (Posts: 135; Member since: 19 Sep 2011)


I voted with you Papa. I like the dialed back TouchWiz, SD801, and looks. While I don't really care about the fingerprint sensor or heart rate monitor, almost every phone has something we don't care for, but it is there anyway.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:26 15

95. CaptYolo (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


A long time phonearena lurker who just opened an account

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:28

102. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


oh please like what fp scaner heart rate monitor what does it gives new else the techs that other integrated already only good is 64GB ram nothing is better then last one same old and the bigest shit no OIS :P

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:29

103. THE_Hulk (Posts: 55; Member since: 09 Feb 2014)


So ny poll is already done and that showed a 45% positive vote. check it out in previous news

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