samsung offer phones that you do not have to buy, if you you don't like drop it, and buy what fit into your life. I'm not defending samsung's products but when people are fooled by a product that they bought it before they try it or know anything about, then I say don't complain about what u have bought.
AZIS, 13 Apr 2014I call this bullsh1t. samsung is lying. How could they sell more of this ugly crap when it's ... morebecause unlike you, most people actually value functionality... It's a phone...Imagine that...
I bought the Galaxy S5 the first thing on Friday morning I was the first customer to actually get checked out at the local Best Buy store. I was thrilled to have the new phone until about an hour later when I tried to make a phone call and browse the internet at the same time. I found out that in certain markets, I'm in the dallas-fort Worth area Sprint has not completed their spark network system yet. And because of it they instructed Samsung to not allow data and voice at the same time until they complete their system. I use this together all day long everyday in my business. I have to make phone calls scan the internet for flight arrangements flight times and it will not allow me to do it. I was told after many hours on the phone with them that they are working to complete the spark networks as soon as possible but it could be several months before they complete it and then instructs Samsung to send down a update that will allow voice and data together. Phone calls work fine as long as I'm connected to wifi I can do both but I'm on the road most of the time and I don't have the ability to connect wifi driving down the road. Also if a phone call comes in while I'm using Google Maps Navigation it disconnects data from the navigation and won't update my changes in turns. This could be dangerous if I don't watch what I'm doing. Very disappointed in sprint. And yes can I say I'm very disappointed in sprint.
i hate samsung, they cheat consumers by faking the benchmark test, they wont replace the faulty product, they make all their galaxy series phone look same and ugly.
samsung is the worst phone manufacturer.
i dont understand why people buy this cheap piece of plastic.
Tom, 13 Apr 2014Best smartphone to date !People so often equate volume sales with quality and I think this is the case with the iPhone/s and to a lesser extent the Galaxy series, certainly S4 & S5. Having got my S5 from P4U yesterday, it is impressive but there are flaws such as when playing music, the thin cheap plastic back literally vibrates with the music, so irritating. I seriously think whilst on the specs front, the S5 and Z2 are peerless, the Z2 is the better phone due to its superior build quality, given the Z1 also has way superior build quality and the Z2 is an improvement on Z1. Just saying......do bring the hate if you like! Face palm!!
Dovice, 13 Apr 2014Features features features. The reason Adobe have dominated the software market for 2 decades ... moreIt's like finding a needle in a hay stack finding a sensible comment on here!
'FEATURES' - that's what it's all about.
If anything other then this is your priority when investing in a flagship device you are throwing your money away.
Everyone's entitled to an opinion but I've never understood the point of posting hater comments. Maybe those who post them are too simple to understand sensible folk just ignore them.
Standing 5 hours in a queue just to brag with a new phone for 2 hours. And then you can buy it in a retail like any other person. I'll never understand people who do this, be it iPhone or Galaxy phone...
S5 what a phone! You can add a 128GB SD for about £15 (if you know where to look), hmmm I wonder how much a 64GB iPhone is is....oh that's right £709....OUCH!!! And Apple are going to try 5" screen in the iPhone 6! Good Luck!
I love my S5, one of the best phone's out there! FACT!
Aadrian, 13 Apr 201430% more brainwashed people.not as 'brainwashed' as iphone buyers.
AZIS, 13 Apr 2014I call this bullsh1t. samsung is lying. How could they sell more of this ugly crap when it's ... moreExactly that is literally impossible . I even if it has got good sales on first day it will be disappointing overall
Got it on Friday ,dosn,t look as smart as iPhone 5 or htc one but not ugly either . Great screen and camera with fantastic health applications , enjoying it
Aadrian, 13 Apr 201430% more brainwashed people.at least they have done a great job on brainwash
Virtruvian, 13 Apr 2014Removable backs for a an extra battery? Is it still 2011?
There are plenty of power option... moreUntil we have a technology that finally can hold 10 times more capacity for power using silicon base commercially, there's no where around the most practical method of maintaining the power hold ability by swapping batteries from time to time.
Apple was the first to implement the fixed battery concept. Making the device thinner was not the main idea for the first iPhone at 13mm thickness. The reason was that no one would tinker what's inside. Steve Jobs was very protective of that.
Then they did it with their laptops. The fixed battery for a laptop worked since only roughly 5% of people actually got spare batteries. The laptops became thinner without the extra housing for the removable batteries and they could be moved elsewhere in the chassis. This is good for laptops.
So now we have roughly half the thickness of the original 13mm fixed battery smartphone,and that achievement WASN'T done by the iPhone.
But there's are injustices of what a built-in battery system for SMARTPHONES holds.
1. Weaker and tinier battery.
With the more power demanding hardware, and new OS features, you'd think they would increase the batteries. Instead, they have resorted to "it got 20% thinner" and "it's waterproof" but in reality it's just water-resistant of about 1m depth and anything beyond that, water seeps in. Is a shorter usage time what you want with a 2mm thinner device? Switching off features like LTE just to get by the day?
2. Exorbitant prices for replacing built-in.
It would happen long after your warranty expires. Warranty for my region is only 6 months to a year. Battery degradation happens after more than a year. It'd cost you more than twice the amount at the service center. For big OEM batteries like the Note series, it's only around $25.
3. DAYS or even over a week to have them replaced.
Fixed batteries aren't always stocked, and hence the ordering time needed to get them. You can imagine too the millions the manufacturer has sold and you'd be not the only one in waiting. In the meantime, what do you think you'll be using as a smartphone? How much time you'd think going to the center and coming back again to get your device back?
4. Making us carry power banks, power jackets or plug in more, away from home.
I thought the whole point of mobile devices is being wireless. What use is that thinner design form factor when you end up carrying extra stuff thicker than your device itself? Power jackets just can't give you an equivalent 100% charge, heats up everytime and becomes dead weight.
5. Limiting capabilities & features and LTE signals.
Steve Jobs NEVER officially signed off with LTE for the iPhone. Verizon's CEO said so, only after Jobs passed away. We got iPhone5 users complaining about LTE signals not and switching to the 3G signal often. Apple never intended its users to download torrents, unless you do some hack configuring with the settings. They just don't want you draining that tiny 1500mAh battery they put in.
The removable battery system is very practical and much more efficient.
1. Better battery cycling and thereby longer life.
2. Seconds to get a full charge back than wait 2 hours to charge.
3. No need to carry the charger or a heavier power bank.
4. You have a choice of a third party extended battery, even trippling the capacity.
5. Safer to charge on a cradle than on the device as about 10% of batteries have chances to be unstable.
6. Reduces the chances of theft while charging outside the house.
7. An extra battery is smaller and thinner to carry inside your pocket.
8. When your battery finally gives up, you just buy a new one.
9. No need to pay for more expensive internal battery and wait for days to have it installed.
10. Your device becomes practically wireless without the need to plug in via the micro USB most of the time if you just charge the spent battery via the battery cradle.
A fixed battery gives the advantages of a smaller and thinner body, less expensive to make without the extra housing, and ligther. But it has less practicality to me. You'd have to get this which does not give you a full charge and becomes dead weight, or carry a bulky power bank
I call this bullsh1t. samsung is lying. How could they sell more of this ugly crap when it's more ugly than its predecessor? If this is true that means samsung need to design galaxy s6 uglier than galaxy s5 to get more sells.
Congrats - all though expected.
And Apple - don't put on that face. Fight back. Try something new. How about innovation?
chuzi, 13 Apr 2014Haters gonna hate ,Samsung is best .Yes, haters will hate! Samsung is the best! But the Sony z2 is better!