I'm currently traveling in south America so only just got a look at the S5 recently. performance aside what a disappointment to hold. If there's one thing I hate it's plastic trying to pretend it's metal. I'm writing this on my S2 which is great but due for an upgrade. Even though many complain that the S5 shape is same or similar to its predecessors that's not a problem for me I think rounded corners is the most superior shape from a durability and practical standpoint. Rounded corners makes it slip in your pocket easily and its less likely to break when you drop it and it lands on the corner (unless its a sharp cornered phone on a soft floor). So the shape is perfect as far as I'm concerned just the materials used. The dimpled back is ugly as well.
Change the edging to metal (or better still the whole phone) I don't care about the weight. Keep the waterproofing that's a winner for sure, ditch the heartrate monitor, add digital radio receiver (my S2 has radio which I love without needing internet connection or extra batteries for Bluetooth headphones) , add extra batterylife, 64 bit (yeah I know it's early but I want to grow into a phone rather than our of it), more RAM, dual stereo speakers, stereo Mike recording with sensitivity adjustment for live recordings, 4k display with tv out, keep expandable microSD slot and replacement battery, great camera, then you've got my perfect phone.
like I said I don't need to upgrade every year. I'll keep my S2 for now. The list above is not absurd and will happen in time.
rimzz, 21 May 2014which is better htc m8 or galaxy s5/note 3?? plz plz any1 reply meSamsung s5
Sean, 23 May 2014You are over reacting to this issue. A simple software update from Sony would fix this issue. ... moreIt's a hardware issue. Sony just designed a thin phone and sacrificed the cooling system. If it was a mere software update, they could have just given it out ASAP since its first reported nearly 2 months now.
Who cares about 4k video? It's like, "who needs Full HD?" about a few years ago. I take a few 4k recording for fantastic detailed videos that will probably be considered as low res in the future.
Damn waste of money spent if this feature is only limited to 1 to 3 minutes of recording - i.e., Sony gave you something that isn't working properly.
can someone tell what is the difference between Samsung S5 900h and 900i (EU and Asian market)? Is it ok If I buy Asian specs and use it in Europe?
TheNeighbor, 22 May 2014A factual feature you can't rely forthe Sony Z2:it has a terrible overheating flaw problem whe... moreYou are over reacting to this issue. A simple software update from Sony would fix this issue. Who needs 4K video anyway??
Tcool, 23 May 2014Who told you?I am damm sure that u will buy note 4 in september.
Jonathan , 23 May 2014do you want the linkYes I want an official link from Samsung itself.
Other than Samsung official page it's only a rumor.
I don't believe in rumor.
emez, 22 May 2014Samsung are seriously working hard to bring a real flagship phone like xperia z2, because s5 d... moreThat's why Sony is preparing their proper flagship Z3 and HTC M8 Prime ?
Stop the confusion and think about it, if they didn't release anything better 1.5 months ago, it was due to their mass marketing plan for that time.
QHD amoled screens were rumored to be hard to make and costly, and Snapdragon 805 isn't available so far in any other phone.
LG is coming only next month with a QHD screen.
Samsung managed well their advance with 11 millions sales already compared to others. So grow up and think out of your box.
Jonathan , 22 May 2014s5 prime is coming out on 12th June Who told you?