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Samsung Galaxy S5 hands-on: a winning formula gets refined

0. phoneArena 24 Feb 2014, 13:02 posted on

Finally, after a lot of long, painful waiting, the Galaxy S5 is here. Samsung has unpacked its newest flagship Android smartphone, and as you can imagine, the excitement is just electrifying! However, getting unpacked was the easy part for the Galaxy S5. What remains to be seen now is if the gigantic expectations for this ambitious smartphone are going to be fulfilled...

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posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:04 10

1. xq10xa (Posts: 152; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Hmmm. They will sell much of this stuff.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:09 19

16. PunyPoop (Posts: 741; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Look at the back, yuck! LOL. Just 2gigs of ram?

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:39 8

88. desniper9 (Posts: 38; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


THe back is like the OG Nexus 7. Though I wonder how it has a removable back and is also waterproof

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:54

120. kalloud (Posts: 120; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Yes it has a removable back

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 18:37

168. Darkhell (Posts: 33; Member since: 03 Nov 2013)


Lots of glue sealing everything in place minus the SD, SIM, and battery.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 05:36 2

191. PunyPoop (Posts: 741; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Smurf will definitely like this band-aid s5, he's a MED STUDENT! LOL

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 06:01

202. lao11 (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Xperia V had a removable back cover, and was also waterproof too!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:40 3

92. akki20892 (Posts: 3659; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Looks like sammy got decease from apple.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:03 4

138. akki20892 (Posts: 3659; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


>Disease< my mistake.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:57 5

127. jcdz89 (Posts: 78; Member since: 01 Mar 2013)


Well biggest disappointment ever. So much for QHD screen, battery & edge to edge screen.. I think z2 better

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:24 2

150. wilsong17 (Posts: 1095; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


how many phone right now has 3 gb of ram

trolll\

note 3 ftw

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 16:02 1

156. nokia12 (Posts: 367; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


troll..
samsung already has 4gb ram ready for smartphones they produce it themselves..

if sony xperia z2 can have it there is no reason for s5 to have 2gb especially when note 3 has 3 gb...

also htc One 2 will also have 3gb ram

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 17:45

162. fireblade (Posts: 714; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


vivo xplay 3s
sony xperia Z2

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 01:08

179. fireblade (Posts: 714; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


Vivo Xplay 3S
Sony Xperia Z2
Oppo Find 7
Gionee Elife E7L
Lenovo K7T

posted on 22 Mar 2014, 15:26

218. Neo_Huang (Posts: 756; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Samsung Galaxy Round, Vivo Xplay 3s, LG G Pro 2, Oppo Find 7, Gionee Elife E7L, ZTE Nubia X6, Lenovo KT7, Nokia Lumia 1525 and Nokia Lumia 1820. (Note that some are unnanounced)

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 13:15

195. Solun (Posts: 4; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


Most computer have 4 gigs on average. Does it seem like to few RAM for a smartphone?

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 20:58

210. downphoenix (Posts: 2416; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


4GB is a small amount for a computer now, usually a computer under $500 would have that amount.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:12 21

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


This is sh*t really and PA says a winning formula gets refined....no way!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 18:05 5

167. GTR722 (Posts: 241; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


If people are smart....the Sony Z2 will own this plastic toy....it is better in every way possible.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 20:46 2

174. remtothemax (Posts: 239; Member since: 02 May 2012)


the problem with the z2 is that it is just so big

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:16

198. paynekiller (Posts: 139; Member since: 24 May 2010)


the Z2 is massive, if its anything like the Z1S I've seen

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 20:59

211. downphoenix (Posts: 2416; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


It's on Sony to be smart as well, and target mass carrier penetration instead of releasing their phones only on like 1 or 2 carriers. They need to start putting more phones on Sprint and Verizon, they havent offered much on the Verizon front and it has been years since they've had a Sprint phone. I'd gladly buy a Sony phone if I could use it.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:12 12

27. Ashoaib (Posts: 2436; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Hmm... its not that ugly in black. Infact looking quite fine...

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:14 24

34. PunyPoop (Posts: 741; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Are you okay man? LOL

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:16 9

40. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It really isn't though troll.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:18 7

43. PunyPoop (Posts: 741; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


LOL Smurf!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:20 7

50. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Don't even bother mentioning the Z2 since that's the biggest fail of an announcement I've seen yet.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:23 20

56. PunyPoop (Posts: 741; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Really? LOL. The S5 looks like a band-aid!http://www.macrobusiness.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/band-aid.jpg LOL

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:27 6

65. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


.... Were you trying to be funny? Was I suppose to laugh? Damn this site is dying with trolls.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:27 20

64. hboy857 (Posts: 242; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


You sound like a sore loser. Crack your head smurf ? Z2 is billion times better than this piece of s**t.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:29 9

69. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Sounds like you're a hater. Z2 is essentially the Z1 so please enlighten me how it's 1 billion times better.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 10:19

203. salaal (Posts: 108; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)


PapaSmurf Galaxy s5 is also a S4 minus only added the 1.9GHz overclocked to 2.5GHz in 1 year they only added a finger print scanner and a heart rate sensor That is probably it! Now look at the People who will be upgrading from the first Z to the Z2.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:29 2

71. androiphone20 (Posts: 1522; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


what? that guy IS a loser >:}

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:34 5

83. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Definitely not surprised you're here. My #1 hater has to do something with his life, right?

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:40 5

89. androiphone20 (Posts: 1522; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


You're my number one hater, I'm just happy that today's the day that everyone sees you for the true fanboy that you are. Did you think trolling on people (like xperiaDROID) would go unnoticed? haha stay geeky my friend

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:43 9

97. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Lol you're delusional aren't you? Clearly I said it's not worth upgrading from the S4 below, but isn't a terrible phone itself.

Stay petty my friend.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:46 5

105. androiphone20 (Posts: 1522; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


do you want a cookie?

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:48 5

109. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Oatmeal with raisins or chocolate chip please. Oh and a glass of milk while you're at it.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:56 3

125. androiphone20 (Posts: 1522; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


coming right up, sometimes all you need a cookie when you feel like sheet.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:30 3

74. Astoni (Posts: 573; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


z2 is almost identical except screen and 10% preformance boost..

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:32 2

79. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Don't tell him that. It'll only make him hate Sony even more for rehashing the same phone with the same design again.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 01:10 2

180. fireblade (Posts: 714; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


3 GB of RAM?
3200 mAh battery?
dual speaker?

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:43 4

98. akki20892 (Posts: 3659; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Dude it's call blind fan.
I know Z2 is much better than S5

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:49 2

113. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I did not agree not deny either were a better phone. Learn to read please thanks.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 07:50

205. Adlanaufar (Posts: 3; Member since: 01 Mar 2014)


Hey just keep your mouth and wait s5 prime

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:48 3

111. Gaurav008 (Posts: 283; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


You know I just said what a disappointment, the moment I read the hands-on. Now, when I watch the livestream and Samsung continues introducing the features of S5 and other stuff, it now seems to me a nice little upgrade from S4, like the Z2 is to the Z1. Just perfecting the S4, I think.
Anyway, I will wait for the Note 4.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:51 3

118. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Same. Great to see a logical unbiased post on this article.

+1

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 08:48

196. keari (Posts: 17; Member since: 02 Jul 2013)


Do you have a website/blog i wanna follow it just like seeing your critics/posts

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:57

126. techspace (Posts: 791; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


the s5 is worse...since they have already made the note 3 with 3 gb ram
the z2 is announced 5 months after the z1 and it has 3 gb ram
and no one expected anything more from sony,but people have expected a lot more from samsung
the other oems have a good opportunity this year.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:02

136. Gaurav008 (Posts: 283; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Like I said, this is just a solid incremental upgrade from the Galaxy S4. I think Samsung will come all guns blazing at IFA with Note 4. Now to see, what HTC has to offer!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:16 1

147. techspace (Posts: 791; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


people were expecting better specs and looks....maybe they could compromise with the specs, but the s5 looks old and boring.
you may like it, that's your personal choice, but this phone didn't even come close to the expectations.
the note 4 may be good, the note 3 was a good upgrade from the note 2...but samsung's s series phones are its biggest strength.
now everything depends on the price.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:02

137. Gaurav008 (Posts: 283; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Like I said, this is just a solid incremental upgrade from the Galaxy S4. I think Samsung will come all guns blazing at IFA with Note 4. Now to see, what HTC has to offer!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:29 3

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


he must be an animal from samsung forest

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:34 1

81. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Or you know, someone who just loves tech?

-Sent from my iPad Mini w/ Retina Display

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:44 1

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


he's trying to make us laugh...

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:59 2

132. sarge77 (Posts: 202; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Doesnt matter how ugly a phone is if its going to wrapped around a case anyway truth be told sammy has a winning formula its name sells... Still love to see what the LG G3 has..

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 17:45

163. fireblade (Posts: 714; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


Are you a Samsung salesperson ?

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:18 2

44. andro. (Posts: 1972; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Its a galaxy s3 yet again basically with a different back cover,poor showing really from samsung. A faster processor and slightly better camera and a few gimmicks apps,is that a year or r&d?!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:57 2

128. fzacek (Posts: 2234; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


There wasn't much that needed improving...

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:32

80. Credo (Posts: 695; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Jup, they have good marketing, but they have copied a lot, waterproof, fingerprint, etc etc, come on, and PA still calls it trend setter??? Hahahaha i bet they couldn't wait for april 1. I'm not hating, i just hate fanboyism. Sure it will be a good device, but this is the same consumers already can buy .... And i'm not a fan of fingerprintsensors, the government is controlling us too much already, i have that feature too on my notebook but i deleted the drivers for it right away.

PS, i don't hate Android!!! But if i would go with it then i would sure pick the Sony Xperia Z2, i don't mind the bezels, the design is just awesome.

Peace

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