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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, 13:49 3

112. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 277; Member since: 30 May 2013)


I'll predent that samsung didnt made a flagship this year...Sony has done a great job,lets see HTC and LG now

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:49 2

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


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

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:50 2

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


Sony hasn't made a flagship either. Waiting for what HTC announces next month.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:50

116. vaibhavaggarwal (Posts: 44; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


It would have to be hell of a lot cheaper than the S4 to sell well....

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:51 3

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


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

+1

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:54

120. kalloud (Posts: 151; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Yes it has a removable back

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:56 3

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


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

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:57

126. techspace (Posts: 1036; 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, 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, 13:57 2

128. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


There wasn't much that needed improving...

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, 14:02

136. Gaurav008 (Posts: 328; 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, 14:02

137. Gaurav008 (Posts: 328; 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, 14:03 4

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


>Disease< my mistake.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:09

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


Sony Z2 or Samsung S5

They are both water resistent

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:16 1

147. techspace (Posts: 1036; 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, 14:24 2

150. wilsong17 (unregistered)


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: 571; 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: 717; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


vivo xplay 3s
sony xperia Z2

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 17:45

163. fireblade (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


Are you a Samsung salesperson ?

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 18:05 5

167. GTR722 (Posts: 267; 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, 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 24 Feb 2014, 20:46 2

174. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)


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

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 23:08

176. enGet (Posts: 31; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


Super Amoled screen... hahaha, what a joke.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 01:08

179. fireblade (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


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

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 01:10 2

180. fireblade (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


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

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 05:36 2

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


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

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 06:16

193. RuiBacelar (Posts: 153; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


After so many comments I had to register and state my opinion.

Galaxy S4 in spite of plastic build was really nice, also LG G2 also a beauty.
In terms of metal construction Z1 and HTC one are the best. I own a Z1 and my only complain is the battery life, however 1-2 days of medium to high usage is the normal bat liffe.

I must say I was expecting much more from Sammy, it had a whole year to improve it's flagship, we heard many rumors and this is so disapointing...water resistence, ok, Xperia Z had it, I get the back cover, they followed the Note 3 language, but overhall its a ugly-square phone, also mediocre build quality I guess, it's no competition to Z1-Z2 in that field.
Also the camera it's behind sony's 21 mp's, but the Flash seems better.

The 2 gigs of Ram are also a disapointment. Papa Smurf, Sammy had a whole year to come up with something new and that's just a refinement or a tuned-up S4. I admit that the Z2 is almost identical to the Z1, but compare the 5 months life cicle of the z1 to the year old S4 and I rest my case.

Also the Dual speakers, 3 gigs, awsome build quality, and so on are a major for sony. I'm expecting great things from HTC, but lets see...

The only con that I can see for the Z2 is the size...God damn that's big, but Premium =)

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 12:55 1

194. strikercho (banned) (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Yeah, "right" :))) This thing has only one definition: Epic fail!

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 13:15

195. Solun (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


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

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