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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, 13:34 3

82. amats69 (Posts: 1466; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


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

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:49 3

112. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 276; 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, 13:50 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, 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, 23:08

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


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

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 24 Feb 2014, 13:05 29

2. pifon (Posts: 70; 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: 154; 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, 13:22 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, 13:30 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, 13:41

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, 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, 13:19 5

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


OUCH!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:28 8

67. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1324; 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, 13:31 1

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


They see Samsung and bash. Really sad actually.

+1

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 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: 330; 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, 13:06 1

3. pearleye (Posts: 11; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Looks like a bigger S2 !!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:07 4

4. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1217; 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: 532; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


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

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