Not as expected - have hoped for new design (I do not like the curves), higher resolution on screen, thinner etc.
I actually now look as the Note 3 as the Samsung Flagship even though it came out 6 months ago or so.
As a proud owner of the Galaxy s4 i must say i am wildly dissapointed in the S5, there is absolutely no wow factor at all.
With all the expectation like uhd screen and new design all we see is this?!
Well.. Ill just have to wait for the LG G3...
LaxG, 25 Feb 2014For me it's obvious that people are disappointed. They expected more. A real upgrade... Anothe... moreYou keep repeating the same thing over and over. I never even once said that it was an amazing update. There is definitely some things lacking. You have just been making some poor assumptions off bad reading.
My point as stated was the illogically claimed things about it and praising of others that did the same things but even worse themselves.
I think the biggest disappointment to everyone was the chipset more than anything.
I think Samsung is losing it edge now. nothing really special eg no bezel phone or new ui. S1 and S2 were pioneers in their field. I they are now playing safe by releasing the same spec phones under multiple variants. just hope it does not go the Nokia way. Note 3 still had one new standard by way of being the 1st smartphone with 3gb ram though screen brightness is a major issue with it.
Design: Same old great grandfather design, very boring. Perforated back is good for change but not worth for a flagship brand. Do they have designers for phone in their RnD?
Dimensions: Larger and heavier, is this what we expect from a successor?
RAM: S4 has 2GB, Note 3 has 3GB then why they stick to 2 GB in S5?
Display: I'm not saying that full-HD is bad in any ways. But if a company like Vivo can launch 2k display, why cant Samsung?
Pluses (May be):
Video Capture: Video recording at Ultra-HD is significant update. Camera of 16MP is ok, not great.
Processor: Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 is fine, but in practicality it wont make much of difference in overall performance, no matter benck-mark what says.
IPS certification: Making it water/dust proof is an added advantage.
Special Features: Finger scan/Heart rate etc are marketing gimmicks. Even 4 digit password is enough.
Overall, it may appeal some who are Samsung loyals but I really see it as "beginning of the end". Lack of innovation was major reason for Nokia's fall. Same will happen to Samsung if these continue in these lines and keep bringing mediocre upgrades. Having said that, I also agree that billions of expectation from customers is also the reason for such disappointment but then Samsung is also earning Billion n trillions of dollars from those customers too.
Anonymous, 25 Feb 2014As it seems they are not taking the full factor into thought. They are just running around say... moreFor me it's obvious that people are disappointed. They expected more. A real upgrade... Another design, at least. And yes, they expected 3GB of RAM! - me too! Samsung should have done more IMO. And... it's not only MY opinion...
I don't want for Samsung to fail - no way! As I didn't want for Nokia to fail... But if you play this kind of game too long, we all know what could happen... All I want is to wake up, for god's sake. They know that they can not possibly grow to much each year, that's why they try to "save" some technology, to have something to offer next year too. Agree with this! But they save too much! At least a better and new design, after all these years!...
No mater what phone they bring to us, Samesong still sells lots of phones every year. It is strange. Just like magic.
Samsung are clearly in competition with Apple to release the most uninspiring new flagship. How can an updated camera and finger print scanner be worth another £500+ of our money? Should really have called it the Galaxy S4.5!
Think that this year will be year of HTC!Sam, you need a creativ designers in your stuff! see ya next year...
waw .. cant wait .. the back is amazing stunning .. heart rate monitor is amazing although old people here wont be interested im glad im young to adore this one .. no wonder samsung rules the world while other brands cant even breath lol lg g2 at 3 million and xperia at 6 hahahahaha #OldPeopleLoveSonyAndHonda #OldPeopleGotAFridgeForFreeWithTheirG2 #HelloHaters
LaxG, 25 Feb 2014As I said before. It seems that everybody else but you see the thing the same way as I do. But... moreAs it seems they are not taking the full factor into thought. They are just running around saying....This is not and update, I'm going else where. Nor is it everyone.
Not the same thing you are saying or trying to make it seem.
Who know when the Gala S6 will launch?Anyone here?
yeah...I cant wait to buyer this S6...
Anonymous, 25 Feb 2014For YOUR OPINION....But not technologically or factually.As I said before. It seems that everybody else but you see the thing the same way as I do. But I must agree, maybe we'r all blind...