The Galaxy S5 won't get medical device certification, technically "still a medical device"
0. phoneArena 17 Mar 2014, 05:54 posted on
After completing a review of the Galaxy S5, South Korea's health agency officially proclaimed that the Galaxy S5, which features a heart rate sensor, doesn't fall into the “medical equipment” category. This is actually a good thing for consumers, because it means that the SGS 5 won't risk missing its release date...
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1. Jazbec (Posts: 30; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
No matter how I look at it ... after 3 years of use my S2 still looks better :( damn Sammy :(
3. _Bone_ (Posts: 2154; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
And? U buying a phone or a jewel? It's comfortable to hold, has a great large screen, fluid performance, excellent connectivity, all-around versatility, longevity and a great new snapper.
OMG look at my beautiful metal phone! 3 days later... damn my 16 gigs are full, I wish I could replace the battery, if only this phone had multi-view etc. There's a reason sensible ppl. buy Sammy over some better looking rivals. I think you too should try it out before judging it.
7. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1368; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)
There is a reason more people buy non removable battery phones than removable, iphones, htc, LG, nexus, and many more. A typical user will be more than fine with a days battery life. ALSO why would I EVER spend so much money on a phone that looks and feels cheap when with same money I can buy an iphone, HTC, and few more that look and feel for the price I payed. Some people have logic, some dont have taste, some are just plain she-eps of gimmicks and unnecessary features. Would you ever buy a really expensive car that looks like a cheap toyota? I dont think so.
12. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)
Your logic on removable batteries is dumb since Samsung with removable batteries outsells iphones, htc, lg, and moto world wide.
13. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)
a phone is a tool, NOT a car, u fool. cars, like women, are BEAUTIFUL. phones that arent tools are TOYS. if i wana play games, i can buy PS3 or 4 lol. on the go? well if u got time for that, mabey u should be hiting up a hot chick instead of being a nerd.are u married? well....... CALL UR WIFE!!!! lol grow up. ur u a real man, u use tools not toys that "look" nice. jeezzeeee
o yea if u paid that much for a phone that doesnt do anything but call n "look" nice thats gona depreciate like crazy, ur impatient, and/or a fool
8. Finalflash (Posts: 2725; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
If he doesn't want to buy it for looks so be it, let him not buy it. Some people consider that a point and reason for purchase and it is legitimate, or all phones would look like they did 50 years ago.
14. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3214; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
i have never used my multiview not worth it can only use a few preset apps, ow my upcoming new metal phone has sd card now for my movies and music i love if only my sammy had a good speaker so i could hear it, and since i am smart i can change a battery in a metal phone because i have a brain but since it rarely crash's like my sammy i dont need to pull the battery.
19. Jazbec (Posts: 30; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
I like the expandable thing, I like the changeable battery thing (though the second one is not a must any more) BUT, my phone's got to look right to me. S2 looks good, and had stellar specs at the time I bought it. It was a piece of harware the world has not seen before. Oh, and did I mention it was a beauty at the time - TO ME. And that's what it is. A personal opinion. To me, the phone looks are almost as important as camera/cpu/storage specs. They need to meet somewhere in between to make me want to buy it. And now that there is such a vast range of comparable products with comparable specs and comparable prices BUT better looks ... It's a shame really, because I like Sammy, but not the looks :/
5. neops (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)
And you can even use your SII's camera and flash with a free app to monitor your heart rate.
Who will do sports and bring out a big divice like S5 to do it?
2. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)
Band-Aid = Medical device. nokeilplzty ^_^v
4. timukh (Posts: 291; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
And the 26 pics along with the article to prove that? Wtf!!
9. hassoups (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)
Or people could get a quick look at the other colour variants conveniently without searching for them :O
10. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)
i'm still trying to figure out why they have so many photos of the phone for this article?
11. newbey123 (Posts: 552; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)
Of course its a medical device, a band aid has always been a very cheap medical fix, much like the sammy.
16. darkkjedii (Posts: 19457; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Since when is a bandaid considered a medical device. Seriously it's a phone, not a stethoscope