Living with the Samsung Galaxy S5, week 4: the mighty TouchWiz camera

A month ago, I was given a mandate to take Samsung's hottest piece of portable hardware in the Galaxy S5, take it through its paces, and report on the many insights I gained. And I did...
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47 Comments

1. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

i dont understand why you are advertising this phone too much. There are many other flagships like lumia 1520, sony Z2 and HTC M8. they are very good phones indeed

5. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Living-with-the-HTC-One-M8-climbing-up-the-ladder_id56912 and please dont make such jelly comments, maybe Crispy got himself a s5 and John V got a m8, maybe they didnt like the z2 or 1520.

9. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

except that one article they haven't posted anything about M8 and now dont copy paste the same link again and again just show they posted something about other products

32. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

HTC does not have the deep pocket to pay PA. PA also need advertising revenue and Samsung is willing to pay lots of it period.

6. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Samsung pays so PA post it. The only thing left missing is rename this site to SamsungArena or GalaxyArena. Its S5 everywhere.

8. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Lumia didnt sell well, Shill? :-(

10. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Well they did this for LG G2 and now m8.. So do you think LG and HTC too are paying PA?? stop your imagination...this series can't be done with all phones...because this takes time.... So they choose popular flagship phones for this...

30. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

I didnt see a 4-week review of G2 and M8. Did they do that too?

34. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I'm not sure about m8...but they did for G2....

14. Ashoaib

Posts: 3288; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

read all weeks with s5 and say something about marketing... Crispy was talking negative even for those features which are really praise worthy

45. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Marketing is seeing your products everywhere. Good or bad its still exposure. Brand retains in your mind. S5 here, S5 there, even S5 in ads. S5 everywhere. Do you think its coincidentally not marketing?

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Seems like you're a little jealous.

35. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Maybe its because the S5 outsell all of the phones you mention above? lol

2. Carlitos

Posts: 670; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

I like how you are giving each aspect of the Galaxy s5 a close personal look and tell us how the experience was. And from what I can tell this phone really is just a monster. And the best phone out there right now. the g3 comes close, but the screen leaves a lot to be desired. Can't wait till the s5 gets dethroned bus it's own kin. The Note 4.

18. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

As much as I'm not a fan of TW, the S5 is still the best Android available IMO. The camera on it is outstanding. Just got back from vacation and the pics my wife took on her S5 kill similar ones taken with my N5 and brothers iPhone 5. The options are a little intimidating since there are so many to pick from and makes the stock camera on my N5 seem like the most basic camera around, which maybe it is.

24. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

this guy doesn't know anything bout the phone the camera feature while is dual camera mode has an arrow on the screen to pick different frames

3. hateftotti

Posts: 230; Member since: May 03, 2011

Still the best till Note4 arrives ;)

4. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Touchwiz camera app has always been the best. There's still no match for new S5 camera app on the market.

11. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

As far as I know... You don't like TW...

13. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Yes I hate touchwiz for its ugliness and the bloated nature that slows down device, and that brings down android reputation. But I like the awesome touchwiz functionality. :) also liking what i dont like would make me sheeepy.

12. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

.......

20. greatoneiw

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

sumsung is best when its comes to camera , nokia is just bragging all day about their camera but i've seen nokia 920 photo's and campred them to the ones with s4....s4 was much better !

23. lolatfailphones

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Can't wait for the next article of the living with lag LMFAO

25. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

funny ya'll comment about lag im about 2 months in experiencing no lag youre the iphone user who says android force closes all the time cerca 2009 get a life go to your ...what ever phone you like and enjoy the boredom btw this guy needs a little help with his reviece dual camera allows different shapes theres an arrow that is on the screen to change and resize

33. lolatfailphones

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Sooner or later your sLag will slow down and start to show its true colors. I had a s3 a while back and even the dailer lagged. LAG LAG LAG LOL even removing the phone from your ear after a call there's a delay for the screen to come on.

38. wilsong17 unregistered

hmm how old is the s3 also i own the s3 and i dont have lag... are you smart enough to use a smart phone

39. lolatfailphones

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Excuse me? If I wasn't smart enough to operate a smart phone I wouldn't know how to pick out lags in between switching simple tasks. You had an s3 and it didn't lag? Can you please sell me it? I'd love to buy that oh so special s3 cuz it's one of a kind.

44. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

The S3 does lag. Hell, my dad's S4 even freezes, let alone an S3. But it doesn't mean they're not usable. They're class-leading when it comes to chipsets, Sammy always gets the best available chipsets around. Even if it lags, you don't have to be such a, in sar44's words, noob-hater about the S3.

36. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

The camera app is really good! Seems like it has evolved a lot from the Note 3 and I would love that interface on my Note 3 if Samsung is willing to make updates for that exactly...S5 is awesome...loving these 'living with S5~~~' stories

37. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Oh god, I wish I had the money to buy an S5. As much as I hate to admit it, Samsung makes flagships that are standard-setters. In the camera department, the S5 is the smartphone to beat (Lumia 1020 is a beast, but I'm not so sure about the OS and shot-to-shot time). And as much as I hate their phone design, I think the white S5 (Shimmery White?) looks elegant. Maybe Samsung makes ugly phones and bloated UI. But people still buy their phones. And they make a hell of a lot of money.

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