Samsung is getting more and more like Apple:
Selling less for more.
Just because it is new/updated, it doesn't make it better.
There are some other more innovative options and plenty of 1/2-year-old phones that do the same job.
Unless you're filthy rich or a desperate fanboy, you'll stay away from these "new" phones/gimmicks which show how multinational companies are shamelessly cashing in on old formulas and gullible consumers.
Capitalism isn't working!
s5 is a good device...im no fanboy..and also the expectations for this device was too high..but rethink
1.people need a new design...they shouldve chabged the design...i know that a person uses a phone for usage and bot looks but still every one wants their phone to look nice...
2.remove heart beat sensor and instead lower the price...
3.remove gimmicky software features...and make touchwiz light .... the ui in s5 is very inconsistent...the settings icons look flat...but the app drawers are normal...but then the notifications are different.. widgets like clock weather calender are touchwiz font....its too INCONSISTENT... unlike htc sense 5 ..everything looks neat has a particular consistent theme..black tabs and white options...it looks neat and elegant...
.....otherwise s5 is a very good phone...but the fact is customers do appreciate the above features..sony z2 abd htc m8...have no gimmicky features and overhyped softwares...they keep things to the basic..no overdoing stuff...sonys ui is also cleaber
This is the best phone in the world. There are no phones to compare with it. I phone is good but unreasonably expensive . Htc , sony , lg , lenovo , zte , , huawei are competitive with prices and specification but fall short in SUPER AMOLED screen.
The low ratings probably came from trolls. The design may look bad but it's practical. The perforated back is for enhanced grip but it does have a plaster-like look :p
How can features be a 4.7? When I hear the name Samsung Galaxy, I think of a feature-filled smartphone. Samsung Galaxy phones have always been about their features like the fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor and some other add-ons.
A 5.0 for performance is rather acceptable because of the heavy RAM usage that TouchWiz takes. There was a mention from Samsung that the "new" TouchWiz will be less memory-demanding.
In overall, I think it's an exceptional device.
P.S. to the trolls, make constructive comments like mine, not a comment with an evidence-less conclusion ;)
There was a hype created, before launch leaks pic showed no side bezel ad round surface with metal body. Sammy could nt afford to lower its profits, ad had a vent to take risks. It has done it lets see another 800$ cell wth no rocket science added. Its a blunder on purpose it can afford. I sure will gurantee will never buy it. Will Look fr S7 maybe.
Anonymous, 28 Feb 2014Samsung Phone have only 1 year validity, and after that it start up showing defects and issues... moreWhat issue did U get? My S3, which I bought during launch is in perfect shape. I have 3 friends whose using xperia, all of them having battery issue (on less than 1 year). Heard Sony's after sales service is very bad in my country, unlike Samsung.
Anonymous, 28 Feb 2014I do not agree with you on no 1. Bigger not always better. It all depends on what your need... moreTats exactly why I said that bigger is not always better. It's all based on U'r needs, exactly. I do love bigger phone, even 7" is ok for me for daily use. But many will argue.
@Heartbeat sensor during accident...
Lately there was 2 cases of hit&run on my region.
There was no one everywhere and the victim fainted. Until some hours later, he brought by ambulance, but too late. If only heartbeat sensor do the job, and call ambulance sooner... He'll jst be saved. Jst my stupid idea, assuming heartbeat has certain pattern on accident.
Other idea, to make lie detector over it, so U know whether U'r GF cheated:P
I think this is a strategy for samsung to launch the new flagship phone but keep the old flagship still feel premium, that why the spec and the new design of s5 doesn't change extremely from the s4. They push the function feature more usable than push the spec as a super phone with no feature that usable fir every day task. That all I can say.
Samsung Phone have only 1 year validity, and after that it start up showing defects and issues.....batter go for Quality handsets rather thn Quantity of features
Ok here comes the samsung and apple fans. Now kids, to settle the score, lets race genesis and mustang.... One two go! Hey mustang i said go.... Errr i forgot ur american brand, all ads but crap. Winner korea hahahahahah
[deleted post]Huh..i dont need s5...my phone is even morr powerful than this crap..and more beautiful to..people always aww at mine and never samsung...
Anonymous, 28 Feb 2014u donot understand basic english !!! Good bye!!! rant rant off topic ! Whatever..i rant and rant is my freedom..you hate it that your freedom..but doesn't any of these comments affect me at all..haha
[deleted post]Whatever man...i have used iphone and sony for as long as i remember...all of my stuff is in there include password and a lot...and i never use any lock..just plain unlock screen..till now, nothing happened...if you so private about yourself so keep it to yourself...i dont care any of ypur comments...it so stupid really...
Martin132014, 28 Feb 2014Well, a lot of guys lock their phone because of stupid reason and not many a good one...u donot understand basic english !!!
Good bye!!! rant rant off topic !