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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, 13:07 2

7. xplayer57 (Posts: 33; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


WTF!!!!! ITS more like GS3 double (s)........

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:11 4

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


Make it a triple! S LOL... It's the same, same, and same!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:08 1

8. alltechinside (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


I really hope there is a premium or a prime version.... because this still doesn't look any different.....

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:00 2

134. alltechinside (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


Sigh..... Disappointing....

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:08 4

9. seret6 (Posts: 168; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


utterly disaapointed

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:08 3

10. dmsrfl (Posts: 45; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


I'm so glad I bought the Nexus 5

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:09 3

11. salehsobhan (Posts: 15; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


For the first time I can proudly say my windows phone is better spec'd than the latest generation galaxy flagship. Thus better in every way possible.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:09 8

12. sip1995 (Posts: 1592; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


No QHD, no SD 805, no 3 GB of Ram.....Nokia lumia 1820 will kick your ass GS5

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:10 2

19. salehsobhan (Posts: 15; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


No need for 1820, existing 1520 and icon kicks SV's ass...

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:13

29. sip1995 (Posts: 1592; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Nope.....Nokia lumia has QHD, SD 805, 3 gigs of Ram, 20 mp pure view camera + 4k video

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:14 4

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


Opinion.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:05 1

142. lucid.brat (unregistered)


Gs 5 really disappoint me....will wait for HTC m8 nad Lumia 1820

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:09 15

13. dome888 (Posts: 73; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


Z2 will kill this

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:32 3

77. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


Keep dreaming..

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:09 15

14. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)


Mother of all disappointments

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:09 12

15. Diego! (Posts: 643; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


WTF???? Samsung, what the hell were you thinking??

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:20 2

51. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


they busy with tizen

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:10 2

18. mohammed_fakih (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


same design again!!!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:10

20. seret6 (Posts: 168; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


disappoointed

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:10 1

21. shimshim (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


as pretty as paris hilton.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:11 1

23. Amir1 (unregistered)


samsung and apple are a thing of the past. more of the same , boring. sony>lg>htc>rest. enough said. just look at the new smartphones and tell me which company shines the most. sony is. sony is the most promising. they are the next top player in a few years. jump to xperia. :-) oh, and don't come to me with your samsung sale charts. i'm taking about a fresh smartphone.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:13 3

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


So what's so special about the Z2? It's a smaller Note 3 and G2 Pro lol.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:15 14

37. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Please don't be ignorant mate.
Z2 will kill this. Even G2 is better than this SH*T.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:22 3

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


Same rant every year but yet never holds true. Please don't be ignorant. Z2 won't succeed since it's only tied down to one carrier in the US and is priced extremely high everywhere else. G2 really missed the mark in sales.

Anything else?

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:41

93. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


I own a G2, outstanding phone. Don't see anything here in the S5 that would make me even consider wanting to jump.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:24 5

59. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


I'm not sure about the image sensor size but if you put 5.2" display, stereo speaker and 3200 mAh battery your beloved S5 will be bigger and thicker than Z2.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:36 2

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


Dimensions were never given, but if you say so.

The Z2 is a replica of the Z1 besides processor, which still has the same GPU, and screen size and a tiny bit larger battery. That's it.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:54 2

152. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


"Dimensions were never given, but if you say so." I agree with that but i'm pretty sure that 3200 mAh battery will be physically larger than the 2800 mAh battery, if i'm not wrong 5.2" display is about 2.5 mm larger than 5.1" display (even about 5 mm larger than 5" display) and I'm sure the stereo speakers require more space than the single speaker.

From what i see Z2 is a perfection of Z1.
3GB of ram will help Z2 with multi tasking.
IPS display, Triluminos technology and Live Colour LED will take the viewing experience to another level and no one can complain about narrow viewing angles any more.
Digital noise cancellation, ClearAudio+ and Stereo speakers will serve any music lovers.
And i think 3200 mAh battery is a huge improvement because Sony can put larger battery into thinner body, in the same time samsung can't do the same thing with their S5.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 20:20

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


Bro I want to kiss ur hand :-)

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 02:56

187. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Actually Samsung can add a 3200mah battery ina thinner body easily.

Just make it as ridiculously tall and wide as the Z2. Samsung chose not to do that though and figured 2800 mah was enough and kept it only tall and wide rather than ridiculously tall and wide.

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