Samsung posts its own, official Galaxy S5 hands-on first look video
But that’s all good - we get to see the S5 from all angles and learn about its different colors, as well as take a peek at its new features.
1. phone5 (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
I cant believe that some people are criticizing this phone, i understand everyone has their own preference, however the speed at which technology is advancing to me there is no need for a metal or some sort of expensive material. After all some of us will be changing our phones every year. I bought an iPone 4 made of metal and class, but used it for only 6 months and changed it for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 which in my opinion was much better. The class and metal never did anything for me.
14. Dr.Phil (Posts: 907; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
If you're going to be fair then you need to look at the flip side of the coin. Earlier today and even months leading up to this announcement, this site has been berated by Samsung "fanboys" that have gone on about how great the S5 will be ad nauseam. They thought that every product that wasn't the S5 was going to "fail" or would be inferior.
So, I would say that the reaction is much deserved. It should teach the fanboys a lesson. You should look at every product in the same light, instead of just pulling for one company blindly.
15. Finalflash (Posts: 1736; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Yea but you have to understand, EVERYONE will have amazing specs and software. With almost all of them having the same specs, what you want is something distinguishing on the outside to sell, which is its design and build. So having no advantage on the design aspect, they will hopefully push for the build. But even that is the same as last time, so either everyone else drops the ball or Sammy is behind.
17. rangaha (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 05 Dec 2013)
you should change your username to imadshiny
6. TheRequiem (Posts: 154; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)
Because it's a very minor update, an s4 with a better processor. It's too big, it's still doesn't have a good enough battery and it STILL doesn't have a metal case which is just annoying.
11. kryme (Posts: 140; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)
dude say its not enough battery? did u do a battery test??? samsung aint doing specs race anymore... iphone has less than 1800mah but the phone last little under 10hrs so are u gonna say its not enough battery?
7. CreeDiddy (Posts: 266; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
Just like the 5 and 5S are lateral upgrades. The S4 to S5 is a lateral upgrade. Their is nothing game changing with these specs they represented today.
What is game changing is Sapphire, Solar, and Quantum Dots technology. Also with iBeacon about to become popular these are game changers. I am not saying this is going to happen this year for Apple, but this will push Samsung Galaxy owners to think of buying an iPhone. The closed eco system is what causes people to shy away from iPhone's, but the consistency and reliability is why people stick with Apple.
18. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)
For me it has nothing to do with the build material. The look of the Galaxy phones are boring and uninspired and certainly not worthy of being repeated year after year. It was time for a fresh new look and they disappointed.
24. akki20892 (Posts: 3441; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
You were one of them when Z2 launch. There is only two things ugly design and still same icon. No change.
Look at HTC, they changed design, ui and icons.
3. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3540; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Funny how so many people say that camera technology isn't everything...
That seems to be the focus now thanks to Lumia, and Windows Phone... Nokia, and MS....
19. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)
Even though I hate to admit it the iPhone started the focus on camera tech.
28. superkuiken (Posts: 44; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)
Ahem... Ever heard of Nokia? They made camera phones before the first iPhone was born.
5. phone5 (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
The pone looks very sexy cant wait to get one.
8. a_merryman (Posts: 675; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
Thank you so much blackberry team. I was waiting this app. Its really great user friendly and smooth.
9. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 208; Member since: 30 May 2013)
In this video we are giving u another S3 lineup...
10. koko1 (Posts: 96; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)
put software features : gimmick
2k screen : bad, no need, DRINK the battery
glossy plastick: bad, and now a much better plastic
what did u want ?? 3000 mah and 3 gig ram ?? ya its disappointment, but still a great phone !!
what exactly did samsung have to do ?
20. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)
There's nothing that makes the phone stand out from the rest of the crowd so it's a fail for Samsung. Hopefully, HTC will deliver something that makes people say "wow".
12. Valoni (Posts: 10; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)
For me the S5 features are OK, but the problem is only the price, if it's close to $600 will buy but not worth more.
13. Joosty (Posts: 26; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
Its growing on me...
The new touchwiz looks like a iOS android problem child.
16. knights4life03 (Posts: 125; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
it could've been been better... i like it a lot its kinda growing me but yes there is no need to trade my s4 in for this. the biggest problem with samsung is that they are still very slow on android updates. but overall the gs5 still stands out to me and will appeal to ppl looking for an upgrade. lets see what htc has too offer and hopefully another google device.
22. gnppw (Posts: 34; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)
I'd rather buy this than the Z2. Sony's aftersales service in my country is just goddamn horrible.
23. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
I never knew you could do so much with plastic.
What Samsung does with plastic as a key material in smartphone technology places Samsung in a league of its own.
25. Rager722 (Posts: 127; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)
Hahaha and you Samsung fans try to bring down all the other companies, I will be getting my HTC M8 you can keep your plastic!
26. NekSingh (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)
I wonder what went on during that design 3.0 executive meeting thing a while back
"Ok boys, any design ideas for the S5?"
"How about a grippier back!"
"PERFECT!! now lets go visit that new strip club!!"
29. hgvenom (Posts: 5; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
why in hell can they a nice refined design... is ugly as hell... but as always, cool features..
31. Ikechukwu (Posts: 139; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)
If it had that 3gb Ram... I say this because I don't know what it is with android phones and their love for consuming memory. My Z Ultra has 2GB of ram and all that's left is 500-650, where the rest vacated to is left to be seen. Now, considering that the Sony UX is believed to be lighter than Samsungs touchwiz, I wouldn't dare ...
32. TechDork (Posts: 228; Member since: 10 May 2010)
Meh, still not drawn to it. It may just be me, but it looks like a mid-range device. There's no....you know.....WOW to it. It can easily be passed by.
34. davenycept (Posts: 172; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)
I love the clowns that are mad bcuz it doesn't come with diamonds and a laser beam.. Now all of the supposed leaks are one thing but that not withstanding its a good update..anyway it's the Note that's been getting the biggest updates..anyway is still gonna sell millions
35. najib1312 (Posts: 99; Member since: 08 May 2013)
Their back cover looks like a plaster. I preferred the faux leather look in their Note 3 over this.
36. TuanGugu (Posts: 44; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
The camera's new features does seem impressive... BUT still no OIS?? Cmon Samsung~ You can do better!