Kronkus, 08 Apr 2014After reading this review I realise that the flagship is not that bad. It has a camera which e... moreAs someone that enjoys watching videos (interviews, reviews, trailers, shows and so much more) on his phone I can't say how much front facing speakes matter and how much I appreciate them.
KK India, 08 Apr 2014I will differ on this point. I am using HTC M7. When you are in your room or casually listenin... moreWell, when I am inside my house I prefer to listen my music on my Denon audio system not on my mobile :-)
Kronkus, 08 Apr 2014After reading this review I realise that the flagship is not that bad. It has a camera which e... moreI will differ on this point. I am using HTC M7. When you are in your room or casually listening song in your home, its speaker quality matters. Its super rich in terms of quality, depth, bass, and everything. Though M7 has many short-comings, but it is a bug plus. However, it may not be a decisive factor for many persons.
And its speakers are not very much louder than others. Its at par with many current phones, but its sound quality and output is best.
Galaxy or HTC or Z1 Compact or iPhone 5S
I am currently using HTC One M7. Sometime I think to upgrade when I watch new reviews or a launch. What my phone, M7 lack?
Its camera is worst among all. Its battery life is poor. Its screen, though is sharpest, but not better then that of iphone or galaxy amoled.
It looks and feels just fantastic in hand. Speakers are best in business and music listening is a treat.
So when I think to upgrade, I will keep M7 for home. Now iphone is out as I have already given time and money in Android and built working around it. Iphone is best in handling and OS optimization, but very expensive. You need to buy new updated phone because they keep on improving, not like others. I cannot buy two flagship phone in one year :)
New HTC One M8 is also not in race, as its bigger, with again a bad camera. Whats use of a big beautiful metal phone, when you need to use plastic back cover to save it from scratches. My old M7 will not let me miss M8
So finally left with S5 and Z1 Compact. Its big screen vs compact size. Fix vs removable battery. I am tilting towards S5 as it need not be replaced very soon. Its UI is not as smooth as others but it has more positives then negatives. If I buy a new battery, my back up will be of almost two days. Its camera and screen are among the best. It lacks handling and UI of iphone, but I am sticking with Android.
After reading this review I realise that the flagship is not that bad. It has a camera which equals nokia's 1520, a better and more good looking touchwiz which defeats htc's launcher, a premium feel quality and superb audio output. Frankly speaking, who needs 2 loudspeakers on a mobile? I'm not gonna walk on streets playing music to everybody. Is like walking on the 90's with a huge old cassette player just to catch attention. I want to see this beauty in real life and if all what was written here is true, I definitely buy one at the end. ..
Excellent phone! This phone is seriously underrated on this website and throughout the entire world! On another note, will all the features of the S5 such as New TouchWiz, RealTimeHDR, Selective Focus and Ultra Power Saving Mode make it to the Note 3 in a future software update?
The build quality and ability to survive droptests impress me most, no more need for any protective case!
Flash is still welcome using Dolphin browser or Boat browser on every KitKat, including S5!
Nothing new here. My G2 still has better size ratio and battery life. Im not saying the S5 isn't a better performer but the difference is negligible.. I think that the m8 offer more. even though it loses in the specs department it has better software. I want to see if the Z2 can deliver what was promised and maybe I'll switch.
Many good choices came up this year(M8-Z2-S5)
Personally Ill go with s5 for my own reasons.But we are lucky to have so many great options.Freedom of choice people no need to harass others just choose what you like and move on.
So much love and so much hate.
No one can deny that the S5 is an overall excelent phone. It has no major drawbacks and has many unique features.
The only bad thing about the S5 in that for most it is not a beautiful devise with premium materials. But the built quality and durability is absolutly fantastic if you have checked any of the available drop tests.
That being said I personally prefer the Z2 and I can't undestand the hate about its vesels. Same thickness as S5, only 1 mm wider but it has a 0.1'' bigger screen. Yes it is 4mm taller but that doesn't make ergonomics worse for single handed use and it has front stereo speakers and 200mA bigger battery.
Every phone has their up and downs. HTC ONE M8 is also an excelent phone with its camera (prolly) being the weak spot.
Samsung had superior offerings with S line for 3 years. Up to S3 it was by far the best flagship choice. Since last year other OEMS catch up and this year we have trully ON PAR flagship devises.
So stop bashing and accept that it all comes down to PERSONAL prefferences.
stereospeakers for kids
camera is best
display is best
performance is best
Metal is bad for the connection know about it all in the industry, aluminum is not a premium material, it is used for beer cans. At s5 soft touch texture like nexus7 instead of glossy plastic s4
huhuhu, 08 Apr 2014Did you read the review? -.-Yes. The second picture of comparison easily show that.the writings are much more readable on z1c not s5, so z1c is in top
hawraman, 08 Apr 2014Z1c camera is superior over s5Did you read the review? -.-
Yet another brilliant review by GSMArena.
Keep up the great work guys :)
I think it unfair that GSMArena compared a brand new phone, the S5, to an older phone, the Z1, when the Z2 is entering the market at the same time as the S5. BTW, I tried an S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit yesterday in a Three store here in the UK. All very impressive, although touchwhiz on the S5 is still much much slower than pure Android or Xperia or the G2. Samsung need to optimise it because it slows down an otherwise fast capable phone. The same with the Gear 2, great screen and industrial design, but the swipe interface is laggy and inconsistent. Gear Fit is very nice though.