Samsung gives you reasons to upgrade to the Galaxy S5... from the Galaxy S III

Samsung gives you reasons to upgrade to the Galaxy S5... from the Galaxy S III
Samsung recently launched a few new promo videos, all trying to make you upgrade your phone to its Galaxy S5 flagship. You’ll notice that Samsung is specifically targeting users who have an old Galaxy S III, many of whom are likely to be close to the end of their two-year contract with their respective carriers.

There are three videos to watch, and they’re a tad on the boring side - at least for us, because we already know everything there is to know about the S5. Samsung is being a bit of a Captain Obvious with lines like “the Galaxy S5 is a step up from the Galaxy S III.” Anyway, the videos do manage to be informative, providing details about the new and longer-lasting battery of the S5, its faster processor, better camera, better screen, and its dust- and water-resistant body.

All three promo videos are embedded below. Before (or after) watching them, you should check out our Samsung Galaxy S5 review for an in-depth look at the new smartphone.

Earlier this week, Samsung also advised iPhone users to upgrade to the Galaxy S5, calling them “wall huggers” and stating that its flagship handset offers a superior battery.


source: Samsung Mobile (YouTube)

Related phones

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)
Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)

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59 Comments

1. odachek1976

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

Already upgraded from my S3 to LG G3....and I don't have a fish tank at home.

3. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

WHAT.!! You are an animal hater you bas#ard. Who doesnt have a fish tank? You are merciless and a heartless creature and deserve wrath.! And.. enjoy your purchase! :D

4. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

What a genius you are.

20. nazyr1803

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

I dont have a fish tank.

32. james.blunt.1973

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 15, 2013

Whats a fish tank?

49. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Ocean.

48. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

U was kidding or serious, I don't know. But I know is u did put smily at last.

68. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Obviously I was kidding. Why would I be care if he has a fish tank or not? I just tried to change the topic or else some troll would have started a s5 vs g3 fight.! Bdw.. I too dont have a fish tank at home :p

19. wilsong17 unregistered

Awe the man want a cookie he thinks we care

40. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

you dont have a fish tank and you dont bath

2. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Maybe they are taking advantage of the 1.5-2 years carrier contracts. Most people with S3 will have their contracts ended or ending soon while S4 still have some time to go.

9. mistertimi

Posts: 77; Member since: May 28, 2014

Believe me, if you lasted 2yrs with an S3 there's no way you'd consider an S5.

25. Jett2701

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

I couldn't even last a year with it after the 4.3 update i couldn't text so i rooted it and shuts it itself off if i have LTE on longer than an hour....im so done with shamesung....im downgrading back to an iPhone 4

60. willard12 unregistered

Good for you.

31. gutuebogdan

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

True story +1

34. tedkord

Posts: 17090; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I've lasted two years with an S3, and the only reason I'm not considering an S5 is I want to see what the Note 4 has to offer. The S3 has been an awesome device. I can't wait until the devs get the 4.4.2 update cracked and rooted so I can try it.

10. engineer-1701d unregistered

my contact just ended 3 days ago and my gs3 is still better then gs5 no need to upgrade except leave sprint

65. salaal

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

Maybe you'll upgrade to the Note 4?

28. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

yeah most likely, doesn't matter in any case for me though, my decision was already made when I purchased my Galaxy S III that the next phone would be an OS other than Android. :-) contract ends in 3 months

7. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

This is what I like to see! Rather than bashing the competition, Samsung simply pointed out the good qualities of the S5 in a nice, professional way. I still won't buy it though, because Samsung is really bad about updating their software on older phones.

8. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Smart users don't care, cause custom Roms and XDA is available.

12. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Can't always install a custom ROM broski. Some phones are carrier locked.

13. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Rotflmfao It's Ninetysix here with his "Apple troll avatar" wtf. Your avatar Ernie to a Troll face avatar. PhoneArenaUser should be here to see this....

41. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

*Bert not Ernie

44. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Nice one SEN It's Bert.

47. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Hehe, that broski always has cute avatars just like him. ;)

24. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

So don't go with those carriers.

27. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

You're kidding right?

56. khoadang

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Some devices dont have a single ******* custom rom!!!

42. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Wait, last time I remember, you said your country doesn't have Google Play access. Now you are saying your carrier locks bootloader, I thought only US carriers lock bootloaders.....

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