This is the worst Galaxy design I have seen and No great feature to boast off.
I expected a lot lot more from samsung.
S4 itself was a little disappointing in design.
My expectation of s5 design was a straight competition to iphone. This is sure crap of a design.
Samsung, you should have watched youtube videos of s5 concepts to understand what customers expected.
You have just destroyed the S series reputation.
And your market this year will be a big fail. Count on that.
Last year's unpacked event was interesting. This year my precious time got wasted watching that at midnight in India
Anonymous, 25 Feb 2014The z2 is even less of an upgrade. DisprovenMaybe the Z2 is less of an upgrade than the S5, but it's BETTER and for me it's NICER too! And not only for me, as it seems... As a matter of fact, for almost everybody else but you, this is actually FACT.
Anonymous, 25 Feb 2014So you evade having the guts to reply to me while making your illogical accusations. Then agai... moreI just pointed out that a single person with the encoded location 4QSR wrote on the Samsung's side. Any other person in this thread is disappointed with S5. For me it is something obvious!
I for one, I see things this way: the technology reached a peek, and it's not worth anymore to change the phone once in a year... which is worse than Sony beeing better this year than Samsung! The smartphone is just a device, an appliance, it's not a luxury item. It serves a scope, and it's worth to pay for it only if the old one gets broken. And the S5 is just a little upgrade over the S4.
Craz, 25 Feb 2014Yeah Well said mate, I'm using GS3, at first many of my friends told me this was Galaxy Core b... moreI understand your embrassment :P
After spending butt loads of money on a high end gadget you can't even flaunt it because no offense a cabbie or a rickshaw driver has a phone that looks and feels exactly like a S3 or S4...
Anonymous, 25 Feb 2014Except this is better than z2 and if you want to complain about this minimal update then you h... moreI agree with you. Only hitch is sony is offering snap dragon 801 over samsung is giving 800 under the hood.. ram seems to be fine.. i dont bother about the design as far the device performs better... may b its too early to conclude anythg.. shud wait for more premium version of s5... dat has 805 probably wid adreno 400 plus gpu 2k display n metal body wid 21mp cam..well samsung its a pretty decent job wid current s5...
bullshit. this is again waste. no personality to the fone.
SONY SONY SONY... :)
EVEN A LUMIA is better looking... :)
LaxG, 25 Feb 2014Hey, Anonymous, this is damage control, or what's its name? LOLSo you evade having the guts to reply to me while making your illogical accusations. Then again lack the guts to and evade me again. While also evading what I pointed out. You're sure showing your "amazing" skills.
It is the first time that phone company realized that minimum brigthness is important. We keep blinding ourselves with ever increasing brightness. Samsung is the first to understand that. One overlooked fact from S5 unpacked event is that minimum brightness can go very very low. It's fantastic. Thank you Samsung. This is very important ergonomics aspect. GSMarena, it would be great if you can add measurement of minimum brightness to your standard review tests. Thank you very much.
Anchor, 25 Feb 2014Dropped galaxy S4 from 1.5 feet height and the display got broken. Never seen such a low durab... moreU drop iphone or xperia or htc or even the mighty nokia from such a height for dat matter and it still Breaks... so der z nothing samsung can do about it.. u cant expect a miracle to happen.. in the end of the day its a mobile aint Ironman
LaxG, 25 Feb 2014Hey, Anonymous, this is damage control, or what's its name? LOLIs this cowardly evasiveness or not knowing how to talk to people?..aside from you evading what I said as well while making you poorly thought out accusations.
I was waiting for S5 but I think I'll go with Z2. This phone doesn't look attractive to me.
cinnamonkick, 25 Feb 2014Seriously I see GSMArena trying to pass this off as the next big thing didn't give this much o... moreYeah Well said mate, I'm using GS3, at first many of my friends told me this was Galaxy Core but when they have a closer look, they realized my GS3.I think Samsung should have named the so called Galaxy S5 as Galaxy S4+ or something as there is no revolutionary or major changes here.Again a major disappointment for Samsung fans like me.My next phone will definitely be Z2