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
Devess, 08 Apr 2014OIS, plastic body need to be change, bigger sensor(1/2.3"), 2800mAh was not enough to pow... moreThe 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.
Anonymous, 08 Apr 2014I don't think there's nothing wrong with the S5. There are even many reasons to love this phon... moreI agree. Innovation is running out and companies are taking drastic measures.
Devess, 08 Apr 2014OIS, plastic body need to be change, bigger sensor(1/2.3"), 2800mAh was not enough to pow... moreI'am not demanding anything from anyone. I gave my opinion on the device. I'm not asking anyone to change anything.
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.
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.
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!
DehMacLuvr, 08 Apr 2014I' am not asking for ANYTHING. I was giving my opinion. I am not asking to Samsung to change a... moreOIS, 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.
Devess, 08 Apr 2014Stop demanding to much!! Geez, people this day are crazy.I' 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.
"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.
That, friend is one of my choices for when I get a new phone this year.
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..
[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.
*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.
Within the next couple hours...and in the next couple days...
This page will be a huge battle ground of some extreme hate.
I don't think they account for the auto brightness feature with the S4, Note 3, or S5 in which sunlight legibility increases significantly.
The only true "bad" thing I see is that they stuck to 2GB of ram. Not a huge deal. But when the Note 3 offers 3gb, they sell 3gb chips to others like Sony and so forth, and they have 4GB chips releasing soon...Why did they stick to the 2gb??
Other than that way better than people gave it credit for.
I would however love to see Samsung move back to dual speaker set up. Or even be among the few to use quad. And be among the first to make sure each individual speaker is a top performer.
One last part. I commend them for how clean the audio is. However while volume levels are not bad why are they not better? Even on the Note 2 you can increase the volume of speaker and headphone quite a bit without major loss. So even if they only increase it some it would still remain amazing. Especially with those wonderful wolfsan chips.