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 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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224 Comments

223. Artex

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 29, 2012

Nothing special about.. I would rather get Z2 than S5 and Im a Galaxy fan, will wait for S6

218. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Richard Allen Yarrell is having a BF.

219. g2a5b0e unregistered

Haha! +1 Miss that guy!

220. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude was a trip man. He hated the hell outta apple lol.

221. g2a5b0e unregistered

About as zealous of a Samsung fan as I've ever seen. Dude would have Samsung's babies if he could.

217. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Same boring Samsung... I'm glad I switched to G2 and didn't wait for this thing. But again I'm sure the will have a new version of S5 out next month or two lol

216. HOTIPHONE

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Iphone is the king

213. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

I like it. Pretty decent upgrade and the design is questinable but I kinda like the blue colour.

212. meloth1991

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

i own an 2 year old s3 and the only feature of s5 i wish i had on my s3 is the full hd screen and the 2gb ram !!!

207. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

I wonder, why there are always inappropriate/inadequate options on the poll ?? I guess, there must be some people who are partially unhappy and partially happy with this S5 announcement.

206. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

I'm very disappointed on 1. Back design chosen 2. Big Dimensions 3. Little less RAM (although 2GB is also good to carry out heavy tasks) .. but otherwise it seems a good device and pretty fast too.

205. inocino

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Meh.. Definitely fell short from what I was expecting. The design features for some reason remind me of the earlier Galaxy T959. And honestly, my treadmill from '07 can read my pulse.

199. 2oozoo

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

for all who like this sh!t mentioning all new sensors and features , what about the 2gb ram ?? and yes i had a fu5kin hard time with my s4 2gb ram... and what about the 16 gb model and yes with more feautres and bloats the available storage will be about 7 or 8 gb .. and to get the 32 model it means more $$$$ i thought that sam. was over this , i will pass it , cause i dont want to suffer with this crap like i did with my s4 .... i dont mind the design or the UI but atleast it should have got 3gb ram starting with 32 gb model , it's like samsung wouldn't do a proper galaxy S , now it's just about the note waiting for the note 4

198. fo0ling

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 07, 2013

Did you guys remember the Galaxy S? IT's just like the front and with a modified S4 look at the back with upgraded specs...

195. Phonecall01 unregistered

I've been thinking about trying out WP 8. Thanks Samsung! Made my decision so much easier. Waiting to see what the 1020 successor will be. Nexus 7 is all the Android I need.

191. jpunieves

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

1. i think IP58 of Z2 is much better than IP67 of GS5. 2. i hate over saturated colors 3. heartbeat monitor and fingerprint scanner? really? i'd rather have an extra 1GB RAM than this. 4. touch wiz... zzzzzzz will wait for LG G2/ HTC One replacements. oh well... hoping for Lumia 1520 prices to go down after these hype on 'flagship android' phones =) itching on an upgrade for my nokia E6 :p

190. Marwanbalu

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Samsung is s**t....z2 all the way

189. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Two thing that made me like this phone is that finger print scanner. I like that because I don't have to constantly put in pass word as well as it is waterproof. I want my next phone to have waterproof so I don't have to worry if it will damaged with water specially in rain. However, god that back is so hideous! I loved the metallic brush-ish look on the s3 even though the plastic is kinda flimsy. I was hoping something better from samsung.... Specs are pretty good but I was also hoping for 3gb ram just so it's future proof in two years. Also the blue and gold look ugly(in photos). Samsung need to think about their design. The heart beat sensor is a plus but not necessity unless developers come up with some cool use.

182. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

what is all this? xperia Z2 THE best and only one,best of MWC 2014 best of all.the Galaxy S5 is nice good specs and features,battery not good.so ill wait for u.s release of the two..z2 is first choice thou.

177. venomania

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

I dont like it, and very disappointed!!!! Nokia X Family are more fun,

176. SIGPRO

Posts: 2818; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Damn ugly!

172. Darkhell

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 03, 2013

It is an improvement over the S4. Better camera, built in kid mode, built in privacy mode, ultra power saving mode (10% battery last 22 hours) and water resistant. I don't know why they didn't stick with the leather-like back I think the new back looks ugly. I wonder if Samsung plans to run 3 flagships in the mobile market S-Mini S and Note, if not the S line is getting too large for some and people will start looking elsewhere for phones. I would love to see a high powered S5 Mini.

166. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

The back just kills it for me. If the Note 4 looks like that, I will be dropping sammy.

162. nathansassaman

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 29, 2013

I am frankly underwhelmed, the screen and the battery are smaller than the LG G2 I bought a month ago. I actually expected more from Samsung, they have become complacent.

156. Trex95

Posts: 2386; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Samsung wanna be Apple and Sony with S5.

173. Darkhell

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 03, 2013

How do you come to this conclusion?

152. eddie809352

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

Well Google Nexus or Google Play Edition phone(however you call it) will always do business with me I did not like this whatsoever

151. mesentary

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 31, 2013

The world has changed. Sony's time has come!

163. techaman unregistered

to big its like a note

150. Ometer

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

had lots of expectations, especially for the Galaxy 5th Anniversary, Shame on you Samsung for ruining it on us!

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