11 Galaxy S5 features that make sense

11 Galaxy S5 features that make sense
Look at us, it's still 2013, but we're already thinking about next year's Samsung flagship. From the original Galaxy S to the current GS4, Samsung's flagship Android smartphone line-up has amazed us with its cutting-edge technology and over-the-top feature set. Having this in mind, it's easy to understand why we're so excited about all the features and goodies that Samsung might eventually stuff into the Galaxy S5.

Actually, having given it a bit of serious consideration, we believe we've managed to come up with a list of 10 things that would just make sense as part of the Galaxy S5's feature set. Well, some of these goodies probably don't have such a high chance of happening as some of the others, but either way, it'd be wonderful if Samsung manages to incorporate it all into its upcoming flagship smartphone.

Feel free to check our list of Galaxy S 5 features in the following gallery, and be sure to share your thoughts in the comments!

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

Don't mind the curved surface of the Galaxy Round. Open your eyes in the morning,give the phone a tip to see time,messages. Not bad and a bit easier to use when holding to the face to chat.

7. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Plus is outstandingly increases outdoor visibility according to experts at DisplayMate. Not that Samsung's latest isn't great outdoors, the Note 3 with 5% reflectance and 630 nits is quite extraordinary under the sunlight. Movie mode is one of the most accurate too. The plastic OLED would be awesome on the S4, it saves roughly 15gs of weight and 1,5mms, imagine the extra battery you could get in (say 3300mAh keeping the S4's current size). Also, bezels could shrink a bit making the S5 even smaller or go up to 5.2" with no size increase. Of course the 14nm 64-bit Exynos 5 is also expected to be a performance/efficiency beast and the 16MP camera dedicated to low-light situations sounds very promising as well. Add 4GBs of nex-gen LPDDR RAM, nex-gen NAND, 4x more efficient 2x more powerful ARM GPU and more solid build... And I thought there isn't really any point going beyond 2013's achievements, well, the S5 might be the biggest generational jump of any Android device - or smartphone.

27. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

They better make it premium. Seriously.. these guys should just wow everyone by throwing in an amazing set of stereo speakers, premium metallic finish/trim, outstanding low-light capabilities (none of that garbage night mode crap), usual beastly samsung internal specs, good ol' removable battery and storage and a completely revamped UI with emphasis on performance. Now that's something.

34. tedkord

Posts: 17408; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I couldn't care less about the body material, but good stereo speakers would be wonderful.

46. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

I completely agree. I don't really care why my phone is made of. I buy a case a few days after anyway, not right away cause I like to admire my new purchase.

53. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

If you, or PA by "premium" mean cheap aluminum tin-can, just go and FO . Note 3 is most classy and beautiful device this year. TouchWiz is the best thing that happen to Android, and more and more ppl see that. You and PA use this UI "issue"-iBS , because it's subjective thing, and no one can call you a liar. You will always say: "It's my opinion" and you are safe. Right? iClever?

54. Sauce unregistered

Someone is a tad big angry. Might want to get that checked out...

55. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Touchwiz does need an overhaul. Just like ppl started complaining that iOS needed an overhaul now it is touchwiz turn. I'm typing this from a note 3 by the way. Til Apple releases a larger screened iPhone this is my phone. Also I think with your always defense of Samsung and how you talk them up all the time, your either a paid troll, an employee or one really diehard fan. Also your "iBS" and "i" this or that sounds completely stupid. You label anyone that doesn't like Samsung as an Apple fan. I'm sorry to inform you but many ppl would agree touchwiz needs an overhaul and most if not all of them are android users or users of Samsung phones, as 99% of Apple fans could careless about Samsung's UI.

59. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

Yup I believe you that you are "typing this from a note 3". LOL Do not juge the other , as they are like you. I have nothing to do with Samsung. " as 99% of Apple fans could careless about Samsung's UI." Oh, you love to bash it iboy. You will never have such a functionality as TouchWiz, and that hurts. Right. "Til Apple releases a larger screened iPhone this is my phone."- I GOT YOU.

61. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

If you don't believe I'm using a note 3 right now then don't believe it, I don't care and don't feel the need to prove it to you. I still have my iPhone 5 as well. I'm not bashing touchwiz, I'm simply saying they need to do an overhaul on it and change it up some and I'm not the only one saying that. Just like iOS was needing changed. Also its true most iOS users could careless about Samsung's UI since they dont use it why should they care. You just have this problem of not being able to accept ppl talking negative about Samsung, and when someone does you automatically label them an "iboy" which sounds retarded and considering some of those ppl you label are possibly android users, since not all android users like Samsung phones or their UI. While I miss some things about iOS and my iPhone, I'm liking the note 3 after having it for a week now. Apple does need to release a larger screened iPhone, they are missing out on a lot of sales for not having one. Unlike some ppl, I can use both platforms but I do prefer iOS more. Both have their pros and con's and neither are perfect for everyone. You need to learn that not everyone that talks negative about Samsung is an Apple fan and that your labeling ppl an "iboy" or your other "iBS" make you look completely immature.

64. ameyabb

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I completely agree with you, Ecmedic4. Not every person who doesn't like Touchwiz on Samsung is an iBoy and even if they are, doesn't make any difference, or SHOULD NOT make any difference. Ultimately, we are no brand ambassadors. Neither are we being paid by any of the Companies nor are we associated or affiliated to anyone of them in any damn way. Even I use a Note 3, whether or not anyone believes it. And even I sincerely think Touchwiz needs an overhaul and needs to add functionality. I want Samsung to change the Touchwiz dialer radically and make it as functional as the Sense dialer is. And when I say that, am I making a mistake? No, not at all. At the end of the day, as an end user, I would rather criticize Samsung and try and get things done rather than back them for some silly reasons or for the sake of redundant arguments. And yes, iOS and Android have their set of advantages and disadvantages. Right now, Android suits me the best considering the amount of hardware and software options available. The day iOS' running on a 5+" phone with a reasonably good Battery, I might as well make the switch. Again, I'm not sayin 4" flagships are useless. It's just a matter of personal perception. I want my Phone to be bigger and long-lasting.

60. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Using premium material is ok, but I think this would seal the phone and we would loose the feature of removable battery. Juz saying

3. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Plastic screen instead of glass, that's Sammy for ya!!! But although it does make sense about the higher protection but will it feel more weird in a phone that's going to be covered in plastic all around.

8. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Plastic sounds such a negative world. The Lumia 920's polycarbonate body is by far the most durable of any non-rugged smartphone ever, and plastic screen (an entirely different kind) is much thinner and lighter, as you said, being much more durable. Plastic makes sense as long as the material is strong enough, glossy finish is the problem. Ppl. LOVE the Note3's faux-leather texutre.

13. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

U are correct HTC ONE x and most lumia phones use plastic which feels high quality and very durable, but my point is plastic screen wouldn't it feel wierd or a different feel to glass, like would it feel cheap or like glass.

16. Navaid

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

Screen will be plastic, Touch input layer will be glass.

19. eldyagustius

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

whatever it called faux-leather texture, it still feels cheap when you're holding it :)

62. rdaex

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Faux leather... its farking plastic with a texture stamped into it. Theres no faux about it

4. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Premium build quality is more than welcome love the concept render. and true Samsung display's colors are not natural looking. Hope they improve it. finally one of the most welcomed feature will be redesigned touch wiz. Its too boring in my opinion and bulky ram eater. It even makes s4 lag sometimes even with octa core(even though only 4 work at a time) and a better camera is very nice. I remember reading an article saying Samsung planning some unique camera tech for future phones. oh i know they'll definitely bring a 64bit exynos for the next s5 cant wait.

30. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Too bad : build quality : they have to cut costs so that they can give discount when the next iPhone arrives. natural colors : impossible with amoled touch wiz : no chance, forget it. camera : most probably 64-bit : processor? yes, Android? no

35. tedkord

Posts: 17408; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

"The Galaxy Note 3 Movie Mode provides very nice, pleasing, and accurate colors and picture quality. " - Displaymate "...both displays are quite good and comparable overall – so it’s currently a tie – we’ll see how they both evolve and improve in the next generation. " - Displaymate comparison of the Galaxy S4 screen with the iPhone 5 screen. “[While Apple touted 64-bit support in the new iPhone,] that’s done in Linux, has been done for a long time. The Android ecosystem just picks that up by default, they don’t have to go through any special development process to do that.” – Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin

50. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

How much does Sammy pay to you?

51. tedkord

Posts: 17408; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The typical iFan fallback. Present facts that clash with their world view, and you must be getting paid by Samsung. Pathetic.

57. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Stop copying and pasting. That's typical for Sammy paid ones.

5. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

i want a touchless control oh highend model go sammy!

6. Scorpion

Posts: 103; Member since: Apr 28, 2012

I think you should have mentioned the S4 active, being waterproof is important. More so than being curved for example. Also as much as design is great I hope it dosen't go the Xperia Z1 way, where it wasn't scrached when droped but didn't turn on eithee.

20. buccob

Posts: 2973; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

oldie Xperia Acro S has fallen from my hand accidentally to the pavement, hard floor, and concrete quite a few times... and besides a small almost unoticeable scratch in a plastic corner, the phone still works good, no cracks, no issues turning on... Hopefully Sony pay attention and build new phones the way they did with their NXT series

39. tedkord

Posts: 17408; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

With or without a case? I see so many shattered phones. I've been lucky, I haven't had any serious drops. Once while walking through a doorway, the hand with the phone in it hit the door knob, Galaxy S3 went flying and bounced off a cabinet then across the floor, but no damage. Another time at work I accidentally knocked it of a desk, but again nothing. Of course, now that I said that, I will drop it today and it will disintegrate...

9. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

hope they keep the home and back hardware buttons. and hope it's not metal like crapppy htc one which is prone to dents (btw if htc one falls it's dies so no worries here) hope it's not round like s4. hope that backplate is not glossy. what am I sayin is I hope it's more like note 3

14. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Yeh its prone to dents if s**tty butterfingers like u do, so how much is Sammy paying u? Awwwww they stoped because they were fined $10 000 000.

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