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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 26 Feb 2014, 08:48

196. keari (Posts: 20; Member since: 02 Jul 2013)


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

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:16

198. paynekiller (Posts: 144; Member since: 24 May 2010)


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

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 27 Feb 2014, 10:19

203. salaal (Posts: 109; 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 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 04 Mar 2014, 20:58

210. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; 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 04 Mar 2014, 20:59

211. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; 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 22 Mar 2014, 15:26

218. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; 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 24 Feb 2014, 13:05 29

2. pifon (Posts: 73; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


disappointment...

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:10 2

17. garlic456 (Posts: 251; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


Don't be dissapointed, this is "Samusng" S5, not Samsung :D

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:15 3

39. datphoneguy (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


You got that right...almost feel like crying....

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:16 10

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


Yeah this is... A HUGE DISAPPONTMENT. So Papasmurf? What do you say now? :D

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:18 7

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


It's still one hell of a phone. Not worthy of an upgrade from a S4, but still great nonetheless. How's your day job of trolling going for you?

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:19 5

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


OUCH!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:22 11

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


It's quite a bad thing if it's not worth upgrading the S4... It's almost a whole year newer....

It's a nice job. Check out this site to earn 599 bucks a day:www.carreeroftrolling.org

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:23 7

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


Same holds true with the 5 to 5S and Z1 to Z2. Did we forget about that?

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:26 9

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


Age difference between Z1 and Z2 is a lot smaller.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:28 8

67. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1500; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


It's funny how earlier today everyone was commenting on the Xperia Z2 as being "late to the game" or underwhelming because they thought it wouldn't be able to compete with the yet-to-be-unveiled flagships like the S5.

That's the problem with being a fanboy. Maybe soon they'll learn to not have their heads stuck up one company's behind.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:30 4

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


So that's the excuse? Lol that's cute. Bias is great isn't it?

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:31 1

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


They see Samsung and bash. Really sad actually.

+1

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:41

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


Yaaay I'm cute! Now I'm going to sleep with a cute face

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:04

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


Sony's problem is it sticks with certain carriers while samsung is on every carrier and gs5 water proof as well.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 19:34

169. aksa123 (Posts: 333; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Haha true.....
This is NOT a flagship mate, just another high-end phone.
They should have named it galaxy s4s lol.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 20:17 1

171. nightfury (Posts: 71; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


Dude z2 is worth an upgrade...viewing angles fixed...battery improved ..weight went down...remember its water proof not water resistant ...1 more GB ram added unlike s5 only 2GB...design is such a premium feeling on Sony...

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:06 1

3. pearleye (Posts: 12; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Looks like a bigger S2 !!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:07 4

4. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1270; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


well this is sad... im sticking to my galaxy S4, im quite disappointed with samsung not because of the specs and features... but the design :(

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:31 1

76. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Yeah the features are good, although I'd prefer 3GB RAM.
But the design is getting boring now. I do like the back though, reminds me of the Nexus 7 1st gen. I'm going Oppo this year.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:07 4

5. HASHTAG (unregistered)


Those bezels looks just as big as the S4...

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:04 1

141. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


They are BIGGER!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:07 4

6. Sakeem (Posts: 581; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


So that was the final design????? Ok.

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