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Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Fab Five

Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Fab Five - read the full textEvery time the Samsung Galaxy S counter flips a digit, the world is getting ready to be amazed. The lineup that stood up to the iPhone and has been pulling Android to the very top of the food chain, is under new leadership effective last month...

 

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> In reply to DehMacLuvr @ 2014-04-08 09:27 from 9E9j - click to readWhatever you say DehMacLuvr. My opinion premium material does increase price, size, weight and break easily like xperia z, iphone 5s/4s. My xperia acro s is made out of plastic and does the job protect my phone from crack but with scratches ONLY.

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  • 2014-04-08 09:50
  • IVK5

great review for great phone..
i wonder how htc m8 could beat s5 in most benchmark with excellent optomaization..
i like both s5 and m8 ..last year i had m7 and i very satisfy of this..
i think i`ll prefer m8 this year over s5 but both of are the best in the market..
great job sami.

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  • 2014-04-08 09:47
  • dQK@

It's an amazing phone and is readily available to purchase from homeshopping.pk for rs 79900 which is almost 800 usd ....I don't know how did they manage to get it even before launch

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  • 2014-04-08 09:44
  • KIQI

> In reply to Devess @ 2014-04-08 08:51 from IVK5 - click to readThe plastic build NEEDS to change, and I'm sure some will agree with me on that. If they are going to make a premium phone at least make it a premium build as well. It looks like a toy when you think of it.

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  • 2014-04-08 09:27
  • 9E9j

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-04-08 09:05 from t7%y - click to readI agree. Innovation is running out and companies are taking drastic measures.

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  • 2014-04-08 09:15
  • nGgb

> In reply to Devess @ 2014-04-08 08:51 from IVK5 - click to readI'am not demanding anything from anyone. I gave my opinion on the device. I'm not asking anyone to change anything.

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  • 2014-04-08 09:09
  • nGgb

> In reply to Boxey @ 2014-04-08 08:56 from 0Z%7 - click to readI gave my opinion thats all.

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  • 2014-04-08 09:07
  • nGgb

I don't think there's nothing wrong with the S5. There are even many reasons to love this phone. HOWEVER, Sam started the trend of ultra phones so they have to continue it. And now that most people had high expectations which I think were not met, made them and in fact some die hard fans feel a bit disappointed. I think SAM cannot continue the overly ultra phone trend because they'll be like overkill already. So these people with high expectations felt that S5 only got a subtle update. I don't know if this is what I call a consequence of SAM's first moves, but based on what I can see, it can be.

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  • 2014-04-08 09:05
  • t7%y

I know the reason why they added a USB cover, to get its IP67 rating. Buy I find it ridiculous. The Active has one and for the device it is made for it works. It just doesnt work with a flagship.

And if Blue Sky if you are reading this comment, I overreacted and deleted your comment. But at the end of the day the opinion s I gave were mine.

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  • 2014-04-08 08:57
  • nGgb

Jesus,how many complains and hates...grow up,kids!! This device is awesome!been using every galaxy,from their begining.waiting for this one,for sure!!love the looks of a new Touchwizz UI!

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  • 2014-04-08 08:56
  • 0Z%7

> In reply to DehMacLuvr @ 2014-04-08 08:41 from nGgb - click to readOIS, plastic body need to be change, bigger sensor(1/2.3"), 2800mAh was not enough to power the unit, 2k display, 5.1 inch are to small for you. Common, that is demanding. Oh!! you know what, I'm a SONY user.

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  • 2014-04-08 08:51
  • IVK5

> In reply to Devess @ 2014-04-08 08:39 from IVK5 - click to readI' am not asking for ANYTHING. I was giving my opinion. I am not asking to Samsung to change anything. It is there device and they can do anything they want with it.

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  • 2014-04-08 08:41
  • nGgb

> In reply to DehMacLuvr @ 2014-04-08 07:54 from nGgb - click to readStop demanding to much!! Geez, people this day are crazy.

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  • 2014-04-08 08:39
  • IVK5

> In reply to Blu Sky @ 2014-04-08 08:36 from vL5A - click to readI overreacted, sorry

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  • 2014-04-08 08:39
  • nGgb

"The Koreans have even put a flap over the microUSB 3.0 port to mask the rather large hole, which would've spoiled the looks."

It is for being water resistant, not for aesthetic. I don't know why you deleted my earlier comment which doesn't violate any rules.

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  • 2014-04-08 08:36
  • vL5A

That, friend is one of my choices for when I get a new phone this year.

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  • 2014-04-08 08:34
  • nGgb

Question, how much does it uses on space the OS compared to the S4? The S4 of its 16GB used like 6 GB or more on the OS and bloatware..

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  • 2014-04-08 08:20
  • LKc$

> In reply to [deleted post]I dont like the USB flap. The last time I used one it broke off to easily. And I think its ridiculous.

And no, I' am not reviewing the device, I am giving my opinion to it.

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  • 2014-04-08 08:16
  • nGgb

Obviously, XPERIA Z2 is the best android in the first half of 2014!

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  • 2014-04-08 08:10
  • 43NN

*The following is my opinion. I am not joining the hate train or following the hype, this is my standalone opinion*

I don't like it. Seriously, what the hell?! This is nothing much different from the S4 (apart from the back, which is UGLY)! Also the steen is... .1 inch bigger?? OMG Samsung; you could of at least made it .2/.3 inches bigger! And I have to argue on the 2K display everyone is talking about. They would have to make a big battery in order to power it, and I don't think they had the resources to do that. But what I can understand is why it has 4K recording when the screen is on 1080 x 1920. What, I don't understand. Does Samsung expect everyone to have a 4K TV? Also another thing is the heart rate monitor. I'm actually confused; is this a fitness and health device or a smartphone? And also, there are apps on the App Store/Play Store that make apps like that. So the heart rate monitor is pointless. Once again Samsung has added gimmicks that not everyone will use. Also PLASTIC again?? What happened to the metal version?! Yes, I know the 2012 Nexus had a dotted cover, but it just doesn't work with the GS5. And no OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation)? Looks like my pictures will be blurry as hell. And when I was using a retail unit, I couldn't find the Widget folder in the app draw, which frustrated me a bit.

The above is MY opinion and MY opinion only. There will be people who like it and hate it. But I am not joining either trains. I know I'm probably going to get hate replies but I will just ignore them, probably because they will be hardcore Samsung fanboys that can't stand one hate comment on there phones. I was a former Apple fanboy, then I used Android and now I use both iOS and Android. I hate Blackberry all together. There phones are just for council estate gangsters and gangs (especially the 9320, which I see a lot with Chavs).

But there are some GOOD things I like about the phone. Like the new Touchwiz for example, it looks a lot more flatter and stylish. And the extra 3MP to the camera is good. And the new Over The Horizon is just beautiful... No doubt, it is beautiful.

But in my opinion, I won't be buying it. I think it's just a minor upgrade to the S4. I think of it as a Galaxy S4s/Galaxy S4 Active S. So sorry Samsung, I will pass.

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  • 2014-04-08 07:54
  • nGgb

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