Samsung Galaxy S5: did you like it? (poll results)

Samsung Galaxy S5: did you like it? (poll results)
The Samsung Galaxy S5 has finally been officially unveiled at a typically huge Samsung event at Mobile World Congress 2014, but did it live up to all the hype? Samsung managed to keep it an absolute secret until almost the very last minute (there was one leak in the day of the event, but nothing prior), but while there were some surprises, probably the biggest of them all was just how much of what was rumored did NOT come true.

The Galaxy S5 has no Quad HD (2560 x 1440-pixel) display, it has no Snapdragon 805 system chip, nor an iris scanner. Instead, it added the unexpected water and dust protection, as well as an improved camera, a fingerprint reader in the home key and a heart rate monitor on its back.

Is that enough of an evolution to have you buy it? We wondered what your initial reaction to the Galaxy S5 was hours after it got unveiled, and asked you to answer one simple question: did you like it? The answers are now in and the results are unambiguous: the answer is no.

More than 9000 of you, our readers, voted, and an overwhelming 80% did not like what they saw in the Galaxy S5. It just did not live up to the hype for most people, we guess. The remaining less than 20% still liked it. So there you have it. The question that we are wondering about next is what would it take for a smartphone to grab your hearts and attention? Let us know in the comments below.

Samsung Galaxy S5: did you like it?

Yes
19.64%
No
80.36%

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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)

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123 Comments

1. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

wao ...Z2 made it years Behind

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Wao indeed.

10. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Z2 has already proved in Speakers low light imaging processing power according to hands on comparisons

92. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

And the Z2 still proved that Sony doesn't have a single clue on how to make a good screen for their flagship. Z, Z ultra, Z1, Z1s and they never found out how to address this problem. And what's scary is that the Z1 has a better screen than your precious Z2.

27. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

You are not a Sony fanboy!! Keep going..

33. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I'm a Sony fan...that likes other manufacturers not just Sony. So yeah, I will keep going, I love tech. Hell yea!

71. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Who do you think you are fooling?? You're the worst retarded troll in whole of PA. And you know that. You think everyone here are fool and idiots when you say "you like all manufacturers". A guy who says Xperia Z2 tablet as the best tablet of 2014 is either an idiot or a troll.

77. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Why would I fool you since you're so gullible? Do you even know what you're talking about? Wao, did you took those words out of your butt? Now, since when did I say "I like all manufacturers"? I said "I like other manufacturers". You should go see a ophthalmologist if your eyes have problem, or are you taking a medication recently? "A guy who says Xperia Z2 tablet as the best tablet of 2014 is either an idiot or a troll." Now, since when did I say it is the best tablet of 2014? I only said it's one of my favorite device in MWC 2014. Stop taking those words outta your butt if you don't know what you're talking about. What's the matter fool, you don't like me? Eh, I don't give a sh*t about it. Have a nice day, sir. Peace!

102. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

yes, I don't like you. As a matter of fact, I don't like any troll.

84. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

According to you which one is the best tablet? If he likes Sony then he bcm Sony fan, in that case u are basing Sony so you r called Sony hater. Is it like that?

88. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

he may be quite annoying, but he sure as hell ain't just a sony fanboy. he supports most manufacturers when i read his comments

19. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yep. Sony did AMAZING job with the Z2!

42. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Sony did what they should have done long ago... How they got away with putting TFT pannels on flagships so far beats me! But their designs are generally very good

53. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

TFT can be IPS, TN etc. They used TN or MVA probably :)

131. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

ohh ... much to learn i guess :P

69. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Gs5 is looking cool in white color... I take my old bashing of gs5 back...

2. ankiipankii

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

1568 papasmurf ...lmfao

3. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

now he starts liking bezels ,even if Z2 has better waterproofing

18. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Even with that GS5 has slimmer bezels that Z2 inspite of supporting a bigger display and a physical button with fingerprint scanner. BTW, you forgot to mention GS5 has better dust protection. #HalfTruthIsFullLie. Besides gsmarena lists both can survive under water for about 1 hour 30 minutes.

23. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

lol its a Splash Proof same as S4 Active nothing new

48. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_Code GS5: IP x7 stands for - immersion upto 1m Z2: IPx8 stands for - immersion beyond 1m Thats not exactly splash proof, is it ? My Moto G with water proof nano coating is splash proof.

25. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Water protection is more important than dust protection, so dust protection is nothing to brag about, although it's good to have that protection.

32. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

Isn't GS5 have a smaller display than the Z2? 5.1 vs 5.2?? I'm not sure about the GS5, but the "water-proof" actually means it is able to works under water like taking picture/video, while "water-resistance" means that the phone won't die under water but won't work properly under water. Just like the Z can't be used under water while Z1 can.

51. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Sorry. My bad :(

38. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

The bigger question is. How does the water proofing affects performance. The common problem with waterproof/water resistant phones(Z, Z1 and S4 Active) is that there are no more vents for heat exchange between inside and outside airflow. This results in higher operating temperatures and lagging performance on extended heavy usage already seen in the ff devices mentioned.

44. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

If the device gets too hot just dip it in water ! :D

47. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Good idea. :D

56. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Yeah..and if you don't have any water just spit on it ...

58. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Peeing on it also helps.

75. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

But pee is warm lol.

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