Samsung gives you reasons to upgrade to the Galaxy S5... from the Galaxy S III
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.
More popular slideshows
LG G3 - 40 Tips & Tricks for LG's most powerful smartphone ever
25 Jul 2014, 01:36
5 Android L themes, launchers and icon packs to install while you wait
25 Jul 2014, 03:23
iOS 7 release date and time are today (Sep 18), get ready to update!
18 Sep 2013, 04:00
Did you know: 5 interesting facts about Android L
20 Jul 2014, 10:02
source: Samsung Mobile (YouTube)
1. odachek1976 (Posts: 11; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)
Already upgraded from my S3 to LG G3....and I don't have a fish tank at home.
3. TheGenius (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)
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
48. akki20892 (Posts: 3255; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
U was kidding or serious, I don't know. But I know is u did put smily at last.
68. TheGenius (Posts: 262; 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
19. wilsong17 (Posts: 735; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
Awe the man want a cookie he thinks we care
40. enthasuium (Posts: 69; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)
you dont have a fish tank and you dont bath
2. Duketytz (Posts: 327; 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.
9. mistertimi (Posts: 71; Member since: 28 May 2014)
Believe me, if you lasted 2yrs with an S3 there's no way you'd consider an S5.
25. Jett2701 (Posts: 3; 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
34. tedkord (Posts: 4282; 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.
10. engineer-1701d (Posts: 415; 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
28. nlbates66 (Posts: 278; 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
5. tarek1980 (Posts: 48; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Oh Samsung want people to keep buying Samsung outdated smartphones !!
For me big NO ... sorry
HTC have updated number of models to the new Sense UI, where Samsung didn't updated last year flagships to the new TouchWize UI (Note 3 & S4), HTC announcement regarding future updates make HTC smartphones users feel good they even mentioned that the Android L will be available after 90 days from official announcement.
Sony provided Kitkat 4.4.4 update with the new UI and stability updates for many models, where Samsung Still with 4.4.2 for few models.
Motorola also provided the 4.4.4 for number of smartphone models where Samsung pushing S3 users to update the smartphone itself !!!!
Shame on you Samsung
Galaxy S3 users still running Jelly Bean 4.3 and NO Kitkat for them ....why is that ??? Samsung said because S3 have only 1GB of ram and they forget that Kitkat was developed to work in good way with 512 MB smartphones !!
Any way Samsung sales is going down & the people not interest about S5 or any smartphone that will be not updated or supported after few months.
Samsung should learn to respect customers in the hard way. I'm Galaxy S4 users and NO more Samsung smartphones.
6. Arte-8800 (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Samsung’s latest flagship Galaxy S5 comes in two different variants – one with a Snapdragon 801 SoC and 4G LTE connectivity, and the other with an Exynos 5422 Octa Core SoC. So here the question comes, which on is more powerful?
Galaxy S5 Exynos beats Snapdragon 801
Previously also Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy S4 in two main variants –
1. GT-I9500 (Exynos 5 Octa 5410 CPU – Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 and quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 GPU – PowerVR SGX 544MP3)
2. GT-I9505 (quad core Snapdragon 600, LTE)
Though there was also a Korean Octa Core version of Galaxy S4 (SHV-E300K/S/L (Korean; Exynos 5 Octa core, LTE)
And later Samsung came up with Galaxy S4 GT-I9506 (quad core Snapdragon 800, LTE-A), but if you consider main two version of Galaxy S4, according to different benchmark tests GT-I9505.
Try the S5 non Lte.
18. tarek1980 (Posts: 48; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
it is the same sh** , Samsung looking for $ only, they don't care about customers
53. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3881; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The Exynos 5422 in the Galaxy S5 gets lower scores than the Snapdragon 801 in most benchmarks. It's just a very slightly overclocked version of the Exynos 5420 in the Note 3. It's not that big of a difference in CPU power, but in GPU the Mali-T628 really falls behind the Adreno 330.
11. engineer-1701d (Posts: 415; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
the gs3 has 2gb ram in America KitKat 4.4.2
39. Ashoaib (Posts: 1215; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
for your information, samsung always have a good track record for updating their flagships... while htc, sony lg etc have a lousy track record for updating their phones... they all start updating their phones from last couple of years but samsung is doing it earlier than many.... your information is totally wrong
52. tarek1980 (Posts: 48; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
HTC is the first Android smartphone manufacturer, Sony, HTC & Motorola is the best OEMs regarding updates.
if you follow the news you will know that you are the one who doesn't know any thing about updates.
63. maccess (Posts: 576; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)
Htc good with updates just after the original one.. Before they've been sh*t with updates.. And please dont talk about sony & lg.. They even worse.. Please your knowledge extremely limited..
7. gehrig (Posts: 139; 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.
8. Arte-8800 (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Smart users don't care, cause custom Roms and XDA is available.
12. Ninetysix (Posts: 1363; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Can't always install a custom ROM broski. Some phones are carrier locked.
13. Arte-8800 (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
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....
47. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2672; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Hehe, that broski always has cute avatars just like him. ;)
56. khoadang (Posts: 5; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)
Some devices dont have a single ******* custom rom!!!
42. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2672; 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.....
45. Arte-8800 (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
This definitely shows that Ninetysix is truly a big Apple fanboy, by his troll face avatar.
35. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 120; 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
43. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2672; 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.
50. gehrig (Posts: 139; 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.
51. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2672; 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.
14. joey_sfb (Posts: 2565; 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.
15. Arte-8800 (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
It only leaves you with 300Mb of free Ram.
16. HoPhonTab (Posts: 21; Member since: 03 Jun 2014)
Other people want to update from GS3 to GS5 but they don't have money to upgrade :/
17. JDeus01 (Posts: 20; Member since: 07 May 2013)
upgrade my s3? no ty. i want a smaller phone, not a brick
21. frydaexiii (Posts: 1176; 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...
26. frydaexiii (Posts: 1176; 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.
29. wilsong17 (Posts: 735; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
I don't see the oppa being waterproof orthishttps://forums.oneplus.net
30. diehardnokian (Posts: 38; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)
i'd rather consider a Note. Worth the bloat!
33. Andrewtst (Posts: 292; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Samsung did what also no point. S5 is freaking ugly.
36. twens (Posts: 519; 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.
58. Andrewtst (Posts: 292; 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 .
64. maccess (Posts: 576; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)
So tell me what other android phone that sells more than the s5 worldwide??? STFU..