Same time last year Sony relased Xperia Z with an old chipset and average battery but Samsung stole d show with S600 processor and other showoff features. This year its d opposite Sony learnt its mistakes and brought S801 d most recent chipset with a bigger screen and bigger battery, 20.7 mp Samsungwith its S5 is still at 5.1 screen and 2800 mah(jus 200 up from s4) battery and 800 chipset which is now old in terms of flagship phones Samsung really trolled.
The S5 may not be exceptional but I think it's good. Except the back - ugh! I hate that pockmark look! If that's "glam" give me "unglam" any day!
I was expecting more for the S5 especially for its quality build but I was so disappointed to see it in....still the same old plastic. SMH.
Yea, by the way Z2 has NO NSA fingerprint collector
and no stupid nano-SIM... and Z2 is beauty, and 20 MP camera and Z2 = 3200 battery!
Samsung go clean your NSA-inspired mind with your S5 piece of soap.
BTW if your phone will be stolen, now thief firstly will enforce you to unlock phone, and its easier than ask for password.
Thief can use physical power to put your finger without your wish.
S5 is the smaller cousin of the Note 3. (yawn) Finger Scanner (Apple had it with iPhone 5s already)). HDR Camera feature (Many other android smartphones and iPhone had it already) Water/Dust Resistant (Many Japanese smartphones had it long time ago) S5 poker dots back cover, seriously to make it look less plastic?
It doesn't like what I expected before, Z2 and Note 3 are better than S5. And since my S4 will receive android 4.4 KK update, I won't buy this one.
while fanboys and haters argue on the s5, samsung is still earning tons of money.
Anonymous, 25 Feb 2014You say the same thing every time I quote you. Why? How am I twisting and making my own meani... moreLol...ur anger and jealousy prove no bounds...u picked on a wrong darknite...you know that i wont comment on any Samsung or android article...i like to share my opinions on only a wp article...not like you picking and spraying your opinions on anything and everything...even though...infact u knew nothing! This is my first and last comment on this article as im least bothered to share my opinion on a device which i dont plan to own...but would silently continue to read article and read on flaming fan wars like you flame!!!
Anonymous, 24 Feb 2014Back in the old days Toshiba, HP Laptops were integrated with Fingerprint readers.. you need t... moreYes indeed... I think only Apple and LG knockON/knockCode know how to make proper unlocking phone..
Its a small feature.. But when OEM think to that small feature.. It mean they want give the best thing for customer... Unlike samsung... For me G2 is more advance than this S5...
still the same old and tired design...feature wise, it is a big improvement but alas...the design is getting a bit long in the tooth..
"The camera unit now provides the fastest 0.3 seconds autofocus times of all handsets - a feat made possible by the dedicated image signal processors in the Snapdragon 801 chipset. Since we have the same 1.1 micron pixels, the sensor has become slightly larger, at 1/2.5", to accommodate the increase in pixel count.
Besides 4K video recording at 30fps, the processor also allows for a few extra camera tricks, too. Selective Focus allows users to tap on objects they want to look sharp, and the rest of the background gets blurred, achieving a shallow depth of field (DOF) effect without special lenses.
Samsung also touts that an advanced High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode that goes for both photos and real-time video capture. The 16MP shooter also boasts f/2.2 aperture, and Samsung's new ISOCELL technology, which should bring better exposed and blur-free photos in low light."
Dissapointment...z2 and htc m8 way better than this crap..looks very ugly with the camera module bump...dissapointed..htc m8...come to papa..
Finally. I was wondering when Samsung would go water resistant on their flagship.
Also, the slightly improved back cover does not hurt.
This is finally THE FLAGSHIP of samsung that I was waiting for. Wonder what they will price it. In my opinion, $700 would be a competetive price for this kind of stuff. though it may sell even a bit higher.
Now, I am wondering about the rumoured Galaxy F with full metal body. Wondering when it will gor official.
hey! shouldn't this be called Galaxy S4 Advance Active?! :D lol..
PS.- please don't hate me. =D
My goodness... another recycled design!!! Competitors should throw a party and celebrate to welcome Samsung fans disappoinments haha!