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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: 754; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Hmmm. They will sell much of this stuff.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:09 19

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


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

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, 13:12 12

27. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; 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: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Are you okay man? LOL

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:16 9

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


It really isn't though troll.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:18 7

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


LOL Smurf!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:18 2

44. andro. (Posts: 1999; 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, 13:20 7

50. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; 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: 752; 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 20

64. hboy857 (Posts: 349; 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, 13:27 6

65. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; 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, 13:29 9

69. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; 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 24 Feb 2014, 13:29 2

71. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


what? that guy IS a loser >:}

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, 13:30 3

74. Astoni (Posts: 649; 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: 10457; 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 24 Feb 2014, 13:32

80. Credo (Posts: 749; 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

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:34 1

81. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; 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, 13:34 3

82. amats69 (Posts: 1478; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


So this is the so called galaxy S5 with DESIGN 3.0?wtf!lmao

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:34 5

83. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; 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, 13:39 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, 13:40 5

89. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; 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, 13:40 3

92. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Looks like sammy got decease from apple.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:43 9

97. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; 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, 13:43 4

98. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


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

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:44 1

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


he's trying to make us laugh...

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:46 5

105. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


do you want a cookie?

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:48 5

109. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; 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, 13:48 3

111. Gaurav008 (Posts: 328; 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.

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