mclarenfan1968, 08 Apr 2014SO the ISOCELL tech doesn't live up to the earlier claims. It is more or less similar to Note ... moreActually it clearly is somewhat improved and was best in all shots compared to others excluding low light.
Nowhere was it worse than Note 3. Except a little more sharpening.
However one thing over looked in the low light is how the photo was closer up to the S5 and G2 I believe more so than the bottom two which makes a slight difference in perceived detail.
I definitely looks better than just 3 more mega pixels and look how it stood up to Sony's 20MP sensor.
Kronkus, 08 Apr 2014After reading this review I realise that the flagship is not that bad. It has a camera which e... moreIts not about walking with loud music on the streets. Have you ever had HTC One or BB Z30? I had both of them and trust me sound of ringtone or in game is amazing.
kevin97, 08 Apr 2014G2 has a 3000mAh battery that sometimes lasts for 2 days. It also has a display GRAM feature t... moreExcept it's really no that much better. Mainly in call time. The web browsing shows how efficient the Amoled actually is. And the S5 has better stand by. And let's not forget ultra power saving and removable battery.
SO the ISOCELL tech doesn't live up to the earlier claims. It is more or less similar to Note 3 and some cases a little worse and in some cases better. Low light hasn't improved without flash on. A mixed bag at best.
But for everything else the phone is well rounded and still a solid buy. But I don't think I will be buying this one.
Anonymous, 08 Apr 2014How does the g2 have better battery life? G2 has a 3000mAh battery that sometimes lasts for 2 days. It also has a display GRAM feature that helps conserving energy. That's why its battery life is better.
Anonymous, 08 Apr 2014How does the g2 have better battery life? PRICE 700 EUR, so expensive and overpriced, throwing hard-earned money on this awful PHONE, better take LG G2 which costs 330 EUR.
will lee wanta, 08 Apr 2014yap. But after living with samsung phones for more than 10 years, i think i'll go with z2 to r... morei am sorry they all look and function the same to me. big screen bar phones. don't expect a big bang because all the phones look like this since iphone came out.
thundercy, 08 Apr 2014Many good choices came up this year(M8-Z2-S5)
Personally Ill go with s5 for my own reasons.Bu... moreyap. But after living with samsung phones for more than 10 years, i think i'll go with z2 to replace my note3.
Sorry samsung, z2 is very irresistible. And i can't wait for note4 since my friend is willing to buy my note3.
But who knows? If note4 comes with a great bang, i might turn to samsung again :)
nightdecoder, 08 Apr 2014I can't believe gsmarena isn't complaining about the SGS5 awful and boring design. Despite its... moremaybe it really looks good in real life. We don't know yet.
I thought black note3's back cover was plasticky like the white one. But when i touched it, it feels really good. Like leather, unlike the plasticky white one.
So who knows..
DehMacLuvr, 08 Apr 2014*The following is my opinion. I am not joining the hate train or following the hype, this is m... moreThe problem with "YOUR OPINION" is that all in one breath you told people you are not joining the hate train and then said all the same things the hate train says. Most if which is not factual and biased.
As well as then said most that will have a problem with your same as the haters words and non factual things are just extreme fanboys.
What's even worse is going along with your words being the same as the hate train show you did not even read the review at all or very thoroughly at least. And probably no relevant articles within the past week.
Just made some assumptions and went on a rant.
nadeem, 08 Apr 2014HTC m8 is better than s5 and z2 Bcz design and cameraR U OK man?you are comparing htc one(M8) 4 megapixels(sorry!ULTRApixels!)with GS5 & Z2??
I can't believe gsmarena isn't complaining about the SGS5 awful and boring design. Despite its specs, performance and technolgy, this phone doesn't look like what a premium phone should be.
KK India, 08 Apr 2014Galaxy or HTC or Z1 Compact or iPhone 5S
I am currently using HTC One M7. Sometime I think ... moreIn short. Don't upgrade. Your phone is still very good.
BUT IF YOU HAVE TO :P
All choices are good and you need to think what you value most on a phone and then deside. There is not a clear better choice.
On a personal note I think you will regret going to iOS iPhone 5 after using a 2013 flagship android.
Kronkus, 08 Apr 2014Well, when I am inside my house I prefer to listen my music on my Denon audio system not on my... moreThat is the right way of listening to music. But quality speaker in mobile is at-times, very handy and useful. You need not compromise in quality.
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. ..