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Samsung gives you reasons to upgrade to the Galaxy S5... from the Galaxy S III

Samsung gives you reasons to upgrade to the Galaxy S5... from the Galaxy S III
Samsung recently launched a few new promo videos, all trying to make you upgrade your phone to its Galaxy S5 flagship. You’ll notice that Samsung is specifically targeting users who have an old Galaxy S III, many of whom are likely to be close to the end of their two-year contract with their respective carriers.

There are three videos to watch, and they’re a tad on the boring side - at least for us, because we already know everything there is to know about the S5. Samsung is being a bit of a Captain Obvious with lines like “the Galaxy S5 is a step up from the Galaxy S III.” Anyway, the videos do manage to be informative, providing details about the new and longer-lasting battery of the S5, its faster processor, better camera, better screen, and its dust- and water-resistant body.

All three promo videos are embedded below. Before (or after) watching them, you should check out our Samsung Galaxy S5 review for an in-depth look at the new smartphone.

Earlier this week, Samsung also advised iPhone users to upgrade to the Galaxy S5, calling them “wall huggers” and stating that its flagship handset offers a superior battery.


source: Samsung Mobile (YouTube)

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posted on 05 Jul 2014, 20:08 26

1. odachek1976 (Posts: 14; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)


Already upgraded from my S3 to LG G3....and I don't have a fish tank at home.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 20:14 8

3. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


WHAT.!!
You are an animal hater you bas#ard.
Who doesnt have a fish tank?
You are merciless and a heartless creature and deserve wrath.!

And.. enjoy your purchase! :D

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 20:34 9

4. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


What a genius you are.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 22:42 3

20. nazyr1803 (Posts: 91; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


I dont have a fish tank.

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 01:40 1

32. james.blunt.1973 (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Dec 2013)


Whats a fish tank?

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 08:26 3

49. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Ocean.

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 08:21 1

48. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


U was kidding or serious, I don't know. But I know is u did put smily at last.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 01:26

68. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Obviously I was kidding.
Why would I be care if he has a fish tank or not?
I just tried to change the topic or else some troll would have started a s5 vs g3 fight.!

Bdw.. I too dont have a fish tank at home :p

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 22:41 1

19. wilsong17 (unregistered)


Awe the man want a cookie he thinks we care

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 05:31 1

40. enthasuium (Posts: 129; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


you dont have a fish tank and you dont bath

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 20:12 4

2. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Maybe they are taking advantage of the 1.5-2 years carrier contracts. Most people with S3 will have their contracts ended or ending soon while S4 still have some time to go.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 21:06 24

9. mistertimi (Posts: 77; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Believe me, if you lasted 2yrs with an S3 there's no way you'd consider an S5.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 23:42 7

25. Jett2701 (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


I couldn't even last a year with it after the 4.3 update i couldn't text so i rooted it and shuts it itself off if i have LTE on longer than an hour....im so done with shamesung....im downgrading back to an iPhone 4

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 14:18

60. willard12 (Posts: 1530; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Good for you.

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 00:44 3

31. gutuebogdan (Posts: 29; Member since: 16 Oct 2013)


True story +1

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 01:48 2

34. tedkord (Posts: 10299; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I've lasted two years with an S3, and the only reason I'm not considering an S5 is I want to see what the Note 4 has to offer.

The S3 has been an awesome device. I can't wait until the devs get the 4.4.2 update cracked and rooted so I can try it.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 21:10

10. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3266; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


my contact just ended 3 days ago and my gs3 is still better then gs5 no need to upgrade except leave sprint

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 17:17

65. salaal (Posts: 109; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)


Maybe you'll upgrade to the Note 4?

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 00:22 2

28. nlbates66 (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


yeah most likely, doesn't matter in any case for me though, my decision was already made when I purchased my Galaxy S III that the next phone would be an OS other than Android. :-) contract ends in 3 months

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 20:51 4

7. gehrig (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


This is what I like to see! Rather than bashing the competition, Samsung simply pointed out the good qualities of the S5 in a nice, professional way. I still won't buy it though, because Samsung is really bad about updating their software on older phones.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 21:02 3

8. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Smart users don't care, cause custom Roms and XDA is available.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 21:40 1

12. Ninetysix (Posts: 2339; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Can't always install a custom ROM broski. Some phones are carrier locked.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 21:45 1

13. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Rotflmfao

It's Ninetysix here with his "Apple troll avatar" wtf.

Your avatar Ernie to a Troll face avatar.

PhoneArenaUser should be here to see this....

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 05:35

41. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


*Bert not Ernie

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 05:51

44. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Nice one SEN

It's Bert.

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 07:38

47. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Hehe, that broski always has cute avatars just like him. ;)

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 23:41 3

24. Planterz (Posts: 2014; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


So don't go with those carriers.

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 00:03 1

27. Ninetysix (Posts: 2339; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


You're kidding right?

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 10:07

56. khoadang (Posts: 8; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Some devices dont have a single ******* custom rom!!!

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 05:39

42. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Wait, last time I remember, you said your country doesn't have Google Play access. Now you are saying your carrier locks bootloader, I thought only US carriers lock bootloaders.....

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 05:53

45. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


This definitely shows that Ninetysix is truly a big Apple fanboy, by his troll face avatar.

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 02:22 2

35. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 178; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


What are you talking about google recommends 18 month update window and the american s3 got android 4.4 after two years of life......same happened to the s2 family. Everyone thought support would end at ICS but the phone got jellybean after a 2 year lifespan.....so out of all android oems I would have to say that Samsung is the best when it comes to their flagships being updated

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 05:43 1

43. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


*In android world. Galaxy S line is meant to compete/outsell iPhones. Not saying that apple updates are the best by any means.

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 08:31 1

50. gehrig (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


They are though. The 2010 iPhone 4 is getting iOS 8. I don't know any Android OEM that updates their device for 4 years.

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 08:40 1

51. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


But they are basically stripped down(feature-wise) updates, also they are buggy even if apple has to care for just a few devices.

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 15:34

61. tedkord (Posts: 10299; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It's getting a gimped version of iOS 8.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 21:53 4

14. joey_sfb (Posts: 5362; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


GS5 with 2GB ram and 16GB memory and plenty of bloat ware to take up the remaining space is not a good deal to me.

I am surprise they managed to sell as much as they did.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 22:03 4

15. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


It only leaves you with 300Mb of free Ram.

Useless

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 22:17 1

16. HoPhonTab (Posts: 36; Member since: 03 Jun 2014)


Other people want to update from GS3 to GS5 but they don't have money to upgrade :/

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 22:22 4

17. JDeus01 (Posts: 44; Member since: 07 May 2013)


upgrade my s3? no ty. i want a smaller phone, not a brick

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 23:05 3

21. frydaexiii (Posts: 1427; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


No thanks, Samsung really blew it with the gimmicks on the S5 as compared to perfecting what they already have like the other companies...

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 23:29

23. wilsong17 (unregistered)


Go with the less company then

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 23:44 5

26. frydaexiii (Posts: 1427; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


What less company? If an obscure company like OnePlus or Oppo can make their flagships look better than the S5, I'd say Samsung failed pretty damn hard, especially if you consider the fact that they had a 1 year headstart with the S3.

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 00:23 3

29. wilsong17 (unregistered)


I don't see the oppa being waterproof orthishttps://forums.oneplus.net/threads/breaking-news-oppo-find-7-and-7a-big-display-problems-oppo-confirmed.19864/ how cute

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 00:44

30. diehardnokian (Posts: 145; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


i'd rather consider a Note. Worth the bloat!

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 01:47

33. Andrewtst (Posts: 609; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Samsung did what also no point. S5 is freaking ugly.

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 02:45 3

36. twens (Posts: 955; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


It's funny how everyone complains about the s5 yet day in day out it's the only popular phone is see everywhere I go in my country. Seems Americans are just brainwashed with aluminum and design. Lol
Africans prefer functionality and features, what you call bloat is seriously used by Africans. You Americans are too lazy to learn to apply features in your lives. You better stuck to buying feature smartphones like the iPhone.

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 12:54 2

58. Andrewtst (Posts: 609; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Everywhere? Here my country Malaysia and neighbor Singapore where the S5 hardly sales due to the design. Go google out and you will know S5 sales is pretty bad not only in America but Asian as well include it own born country - Korea.

Main issue is not the material but design.

A lot phones is plastic but now selling well as design look solid beauty especially XiaoMi Mi3 is pretty hot now, it also plastic but far nicer and solid than S5 a lot. S5 just look like a cheap ugly phone, all because the design not the material use.

For S5 features wise, a lot really not useful in daily use, is not people lazy but it actually not necessary .

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 16:49 1

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


So tell me what other android phone that sells more than the s5 worldwide??? STFU..

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 03:00 2

37. hamza14860 (Posts: 20; Member since: 30 Sep 2013)


I'd rather buy a HTC one m8 or LG g3

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 04:29 1

38. odachek1976 (Posts: 14; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)


No doubt S3 is an awesome phone, I still kept it as a backup phone and enjoying my LG G3...but SuperAmoled screen is still brighter than LG G3 I must say...

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 05:58

46. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I love Amoled

No doubt the S2 looks and has the best design then all Galaxy S Series

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 09:50

55. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4273; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The Galaxy S line really went downhill in design after the GS2. I loved that thing.

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 09:49

54. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4273; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


That's a lie. The Galaxy S3 maxes out at about 300 nits, while the LG G3 goes up to 450.

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 10:11

57. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 268; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


i change my m7 by m8 and it,s super great and super beauty sooooo i love m8

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 13:54

59. Droidrapist (Posts: 186; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Ill give you a good reason, I need money for my Playa Del Carmen Vacation. Come upgrade your dinosaur!

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 15:52

62. bonsly16 (Posts: 65; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Am I only the one that upgraded to an S5 from S3? :

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 00:23

67. JKING_25 (Posts: 53; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


I got an S5. I have no regrets. There a lot of haters on this site.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 02:19

69. flipjzn (Posts: 252; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Samsung, pls release kitkat for S4 mini first. 5 months and I'm still on JB! Shame!

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