Anonymous, 24 Feb 2014This is what happens when there is no competition from other companies, remember when AMD rele... more... If you call "having no competition" being on a market where LG, HTC and Sony fiercely fight to overthrow Samsung then yeah... "No competition".
Anonymous, 24 Feb 2014I think a lot of potential S5 buyers will either go up to a Note 3 or across to the G2 or Z2.You got that right. G pro 2 here I come
Carol, 24 Feb 2014Got a question... Have their devices ever been better? NO, NO and NO WAY! So why this useless ... moreActually (Android-wise) they were doing pretty well until after the Galaxy S3. They even pioneered by "pushing the envelop" and introducing the Note series (their own innovation).
You would have to rewrite history to claim otherwise.
They've only "dropped the ball" with the S4 (which *really* wasn't a bad phone at all, but wasn't anything more than an update to the S3 -- and we wanted a *real* S4, not something that looks like the S3 "on steroids").
Still the S4 wasn't such a critical mistake. THIS on the other hand IS.
LG (with their "out of cycle" strategy) released (last year) the superb G2, which started causing a dent on the S4.
Is this really the best counter Samsung can do? Is this their view of the generation of phones that should come after the LG G2? Because looking at pricing vs specs I'm *SERIOUSLY* unconvinced this phone beats the G2 -- a phone that should look like "past-gen" when put side by side with the S5.
I'm not even talking about the Z2, which is looking like a proper phone of this new generation (and mind you, ever since SE/Sony came to the Android world they have been *consistently* behind everyone else when it came to releasing "the goodies" timely). This really shows how far Samsung went down!
Damien Lord, 24 Feb 2014Honestly, I have always liked what Samsung has got in the market. Galaxy S4’s major hitch was ... moreSorry my 'lord', but when did samsung ever innovate? :)))This is funny, to funny:)). Still, i like your devotion, sincerely, i really like it. Keep on going, maybe 'once upon a time' sumsung will innovate something!
This is what happens when there is no competition from other companies, remember when AMD released its bulldozer cpu ? Intel just made little improvements after sandy bridge.
Fm Radio with RDS??? Sam flagship without radio in 2014.... no comment... and where is the optical image stabilization like in G2? i like an ip67 certified. and i hope there is the notify led. infra and phisical buttons also ok.
ahh and everybody forget sam F series which will be the premium category with metal body... (and i expected a pico sim, 16 cores processor, 6gb ram, 100mpix camera, hipermegalodon resolution display, etc..)
jm, 24 Feb 2014You should be kidding me...bye samsung my last is the s3..come on more bezels than the s4!!! R... moreSorry to tell you, but that s3 really has nothing to do with a mobile device, concerning the design. So, in my opinion, i would get reed of that soap/female tampon crapp, and i would buy s5. Not that is any better, but at least it's cheap crapp looks are still better then the ugliest crapp ever lived on earth, the s*t3!
what do you all people want of the phone.to eat,sleep,drink,go to work and make money for you?!?why so many negative reactions about galaxy s5 or any other phone?it has this it has that,it is like s4,it is not round and metal,it is not 10gb gb of ram but 2?do you think it is easy to invent a brand new phone with which everyone can be happy?do you have any idea how many people work on that?do you think that all people care what the phone can or can not do?there are people who want simple phones with few extras.there are people who do not know how to use basic functions on feature,not only on android phones,not to mention extras?do you realize how big is step from the first black and white bricks called mobile phones till today when mobile phones are portable computers with multiple functions which were sf features 14 years ago and now it is real.everyone should choose what he or she likes and wants,but also let others to make choice.on the end of the day we all use calls and messages more than anything.i think that galaxys5 is an excellent phone,it brings a lots of wonderful features,more than enough.large screen,durability,great camera,enough memory and ram,compact design,extra features for sport people.but also others like lg,sony,htc make good phones with the same functions,better or worse than others.let people choose what people like.i heard so many times samsung is good,htc is good,sony is good,and when they make new phone in try to make people happy,i hear,samsung is not good,sony is not good,etc.live and let live.if you like galaxy s5 and you are happy with it,take it,if you do not,there is another choice.
The same day they announced this, Nokia announces their first Android phones. lol! hahahaha.
The Samsung ceo said they were gonna make a better design, where is it? Next time just say nothing!
Honestly, I have always liked what Samsung has got in the market. Galaxy S4’s major hitch was the design and then too many versions to choose from. S5 undoubtedly will sell in millions; however, this time Samsung has really disappointed many of its fans, mainly because of the “different, not so different” design. Samsung will lose its fan base to competitors like Sony, LG and HTC. It’s a celebration time for Apple though. Personally, what I feel is Samsung have kept best of Samsung for Tizen OS and their upcoming new flagship series Galaxy F. It seems they want to abandon Galaxy S series to benefit their new baby Galaxy F and Tizen. Totally disappointed like many of the core Samsung fans. Samsung, you could have done a modest justice with S series fan base with some innovation in the design. You can’t call it S5, its S4.1. I’ve been shielding Samsung’s innovation (with Apple Fans expressly); however, with this S5, I must divulge that I’ll not have a lot to guard.
Still a Samsung Believer (hope you come with more imagination and innovation before you set up to lose too many fans)
What a diasspoinment.. 1080p screen, 2gb of ram, 16mp camera, bezels and same old design. This is coming from a loyal samsung user. Not innovative at all. No reason to upgrade from the s4 really
Disappointed with S4, and now disappointed with S5. An ugly plastic for a flagship. Features : nothing special. Let's wait for the Next HTC One!
I always have high end phones,i was going from iphones then to Samsung S2,S3,S4 and now LG G2,my wife has the Z1 its a great phone,i think im gonna keep the LG G2 and then maybe go for the Z2 when its released
Anonymous, 24 Feb 2014I go for the Sony Xperia Z2, the ultimate phone and materials. Man, I'm so disappointment, ... moreGot a question... Have their devices ever been better? NO, NO and NO WAY! So why this useless question? Have you ever expected better? From a company that sells cheap crapp at a high price, better then all, you really, REALLY, shouldn't! I, as a company like this, would have use the cheapest s%!t ever if there were enough d to buy them. So why to 'lift' the quality, when everything goes well... selling cheap copycrapp with low manufacturing at high price?!
It may be an awesome techy phone but the design is so bland. They should of looked better at HTC for design.