Samsung Galaxy S5: did you like it?

Samsung Galaxy S5: did you like it?
The Samsung Galaxy S5, the most hyped device in the last few months, is now finally official. Now, the one question that we are all trying to figure out ourselves is: do we really like it? Did it live up to the expectations?

We can quickly do a recap of the specs: it’s got a 5.1” 1080 x 1920-pixel display, a quad-core Snapdragon 801 system chip, a 16-megapixel camera and it runs on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat. Plus, it has a fingerprint sensor embedded in the home key (you have to swipe it in order for it to work), and a heart rate monitor right below the rear camera. And that’s about it. 

Hm, but did we mention the strange back pattern? That peculiar "perforated" back looks interesting, but we don't what to make of it - we like it in some color versions, and we don't like it that much in others. 

What we really care about, though, is hearing your opinion on the Galaxy S5: do you like it? Did it live up to your expectations? Let us know right 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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224 Comments

1. Skoms

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

Looking good with alot of nice Features :)

6. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Now Who voted yes. Please!

28. CaptYolo

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Of course fanboy Papa Smurf

37. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Lol nice guess.

54. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

And you are?

95. CaptYolo

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

A long time phonearena lurker who just opened an account

71. techaman unregistered

oh hell no no fanboy would vote for this crap

77. Skoms

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

I love Features

157. FeRoZ

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

U made my day here u go 1 like ;)

56. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Now where's the other poll? the Sony Poll LOL!

103. THE_Hulk

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 09, 2014

So ny poll is already done and that showed a 45% positive vote. check it out in previous news

81. varuntis1993

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

You know on every feature announcement I was like 'copy'. Max things from sony phones and every one knows about the fingerprint scanner...dissapointed

113. jcdz89

Posts: 78; Member since: Mar 01, 2013

I think even Daniel Bryan will say no..no..no..to this crap

147. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I think I can sum up today's announcement in one picture: http://i.imgur.com/k2Uuf.jpg

171. igorb81

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I did. It's not that bad. I have S4 and it's very similar you don't have to fix something that is not broke. It could have been a little better but it looks great to me and the specs and features are rather nice. It could have had 3GB RAM but it's not a deal breaker to me and resolution is fine to me. Design and materials are meaningless to me since every single phone I used in the past was always enclosed in a very slim stylish case. So it's all right to me. I would prefer plastic over any material any day.

193. Samir_Maric

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

Naah this i goes with xperia z2

214. 1701nino unregistered

I voted yes,let me explain.First of all i'm no sammy fanboy i hated samsung for years,but there are a couple of reasons why i like the S5.First of all what what did you expect,you should know by now that samsung can't make a product like the iphone 5s and htc one,they just don't know how,once you except this you'll feel better.Second people we've reached a wall in smartphone industry in terms of display and specs race.I'mean 1080p display on a 5' phone is great,they will repeat this a couple of years why 2k displays cannot be mass produced...yet,where do you go after that 2k and 4k on a 5.5 ' phone common please get real.Third,we've reached a point now that all flagship smartphones are so steong that they will be able support next versions of androix for at least 5 years(it's not like 2-3 years ago you boight a phone and i 1 year it couldn't handle a new software update),thats why my ipad 2 runs ios 7 without any issues.So taking all of this aspects into consideration i think samsung did what they could best with all componets.

20. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

who the hell voted yes

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I did.

39. lucid.brat unregistered

Xpected from u...

52. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I forgot I'm on the internet. I can't broadcast my opinion without being bashed or criticized. Silly me. Face it, it isn't a bad phone. It definitely will sell.

87. maherk

Posts: 6767; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

So did I. Let them hate now, couple of weeks later we will hear the famous quote again "It is growing on me". My only disappointment was the ram, then I read that the reason behind not making it 3gb instead of 2gb was that 4.4 kitkat doesn't need much ram like the 4.3 did.

178. techaman unregistered

ok what happens in 3 months when kitkat is going out and 5 is getting ready that means this phone is a temp phone.its not a flag ship phone and what is an old guy doing running the tech department, ax him get younger guy with finger on the heart beat hahaha pun of the people buying the phones.

94. LordDavon

Posts: 152; Member since: Sep 19, 2011

I voted with you Papa. I like the dialed back TouchWiz, SD801, and looks. While I don't really care about the fingerprint sensor or heart rate monitor, almost every phone has something we don't care for, but it is there anyway.

143. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

As well as myself. I seems like Samsung really put what people wanted into this one. No gimiky features. Just things that are extremely pratical for users like the new battery management, better camera and download assistant thingy. All things I would like to see my phone do better.

197. xsmartphonex

Posts: 41; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Lolz lolz

33. g2a5b0e unregistered

So did I.

43. SAYED-EJAZ

Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

I did ! A decent phone with zero GIMMICKS .

224. asun2

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 03, 2014

No gimmicks? Since when does Samsung make a NO GIMMICK phone? When will people actually use the features Samsung crams into their phones? I daresay that the iPhone 5s is faster just because of a lighter but simpler UI. There is a reason why people said no... and that's not because we are hating. If Samsung had a better UI, maybe more of us would have said yes.

65. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Even the most enthusiastic Samsung fan would admit that was a dissappointment

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