Samsung posts its own, official Galaxy S5 hands-on first look video

Samsung posts its own, official Galaxy S5 hands-on first look video
Samsung has just posted an official Galaxy S5 hands-on first look video, walking us through the design and all the new features of its new flagship. It’s a short to-the-point video coming straight from Samsung, so expect a bit extra praise and good words rather than a cold-blooded hands on dissection.

But that’s all good - we get to see the S5 from all angles and learn about its different colors, as well as take a peek at its new features. 

The Galaxy S5 is coming to a whopping 150 countries on April 11th, along with new accessories and it's a lot about new fitness tracking features and helping you stay fit. Take a look.

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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)



1. phone5

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I cant believe that some people are criticizing this phone, i understand everyone has their own preference, however the speed at which technology is advancing to me there is no need for a metal or some sort of expensive material. After all some of us will be changing our phones every year. I bought an iPone 4 made of metal and class, but used it for only 6 months and changed it for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 which in my opinion was much better. The class and metal never did anything for me.

2. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Maybe its just you.

4. phone5

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I bet there are tones of people like me :).

14. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

If you're going to be fair then you need to look at the flip side of the coin. Earlier today and even months leading up to this announcement, this site has been berated by Samsung "fanboys" that have gone on about how great the S5 will be ad nauseam. They thought that every product that wasn't the S5 was going to "fail" or would be inferior. So, I would say that the reaction is much deserved. It should teach the fanboys a lesson. You should look at every product in the same light, instead of just pulling for one company blindly.

21. spasticpat

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

10/10 read in Dr.Phil's voice

15. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea but you have to understand, EVERYONE will have amazing specs and software. With almost all of them having the same specs, what you want is something distinguishing on the outside to sell, which is its design and build. So having no advantage on the design aspect, they will hopefully push for the build. But even that is the same as last time, so either everyone else drops the ball or Sammy is behind.

33. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

I'm the same way I agree

17. rangaha

Posts: 86; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

you should change your username to imadshiny

6. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Because it's a very minor update, an s4 with a better processor. It's too big, it's still doesn't have a good enough battery and it STILL doesn't have a metal case which is just annoying.

11. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

dude say its not enough battery? did u do a battery test??? samsung aint doing specs race anymore... iphone has less than 1800mah but the phone last little under 10hrs so are u gonna say its not enough battery?

7. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2275; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Just like the 5 and 5S are lateral upgrades. The S4 to S5 is a lateral upgrade. Their is nothing game changing with these specs they represented today. What is game changing is Sapphire, Solar, and Quantum Dots technology. Also with iBeacon about to become popular these are game changers. I am not saying this is going to happen this year for Apple, but this will push Samsung Galaxy owners to think of buying an iPhone. The closed eco system is what causes people to shy away from iPhone's, but the consistency and reliability is why people stick with Apple.

18. Ant34

Posts: 193; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

For me it has nothing to do with the build material. The look of the Galaxy phones are boring and uninspired and certainly not worthy of being repeated year after year. It was time for a fresh new look and they disappointed.

24. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

You were one of them when Z2 launch. There is only two things ugly design and still same icon. No change. Look at HTC, they changed design, ui and icons.

3. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Funny how so many people say that camera technology isn't everything... ..................... That seems to be the focus now thanks to Lumia, and Windows Phone... Nokia, and MS....

19. Ant34

Posts: 193; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

Even though I hate to admit it the iPhone started the focus on camera tech.

28. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

Ahem... Ever heard of Nokia? They made camera phones before the first iPhone was born.

30. Ikechukwu

Posts: 262; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

you've got to be kidding me

5. phone5

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

The pone looks very sexy cant wait to get one.

8. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Thank you so much blackberry team. I was waiting this app. Its really great user friendly and smooth.

9. Epicness1o1

Posts: 312; Member since: May 30, 2013

In this video we are giving u another S3 lineup...

10. koko1

Posts: 103; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

put software features : gimmick 2k screen : bad, no need, DRINK the battery glossy plastick: bad, and now a much better plastic what did u want ?? 3000 mah and 3 gig ram ?? ya its disappointment, but still a great phone !! what exactly did samsung have to do ?

20. Ant34

Posts: 193; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

There's nothing that makes the phone stand out from the rest of the crowd so it's a fail for Samsung. Hopefully, HTC will deliver something that makes people say "wow".

12. Valoni

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

For me the S5 features are OK, but the problem is only the price, if it's close to $600 will buy but not worth more.

13. Joosty

Posts: 491; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Its growing on me... The new touchwiz looks like a iOS android problem child.

16. knights4life03

Posts: 131; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

it could've been been better... i like it a lot its kinda growing me but yes there is no need to trade my s4 in for this. the biggest problem with samsung is that they are still very slow on android updates. but overall the gs5 still stands out to me and will appeal to ppl looking for an upgrade. lets see what htc has too offer and hopefully another google device.

22. gnppw

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

I'd rather buy this than the Z2. Sony's aftersales service in my country is just goddamn horrible.

23. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

I never knew you could do so much with plastic. What Samsung does with plastic as a key material in smartphone technology places Samsung in a league of its own.

25. Rager722 unregistered

Hahaha and you Samsung fans try to bring down all the other companies, I will be getting my HTC M8 you can keep your plastic!

26. NekSingh

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

I wonder what went on during that design 3.0 executive meeting thing a while back "Ok boys, any design ideas for the S5?" "How about a grippier back!" "PERFECT!! now lets go visit that new strip club!!"

27. hector93

Posts: 25; Member since: Jun 07, 2010

After all, Its just a phone...

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