I am really surprised at how underwhelming this product is if I had a S4 I could not imagine why I would buy this. I went for the Note 3 and I think that in some ways it is superior to this.
I wonder whether this is a holder for Samsung and they have something very big later on or even for the S6.
Anon, 24 Feb 2014Well played samsung...deterring people from your android option will make the tizen model that... moreEven this is false. You already have Android, Ios, Wp which i believe can be saved with right peopela at the board, You have Html5 based Os and even Sailfish which is in my opinion mix of everything. There is no more Room for another system. It's to late. No Opera os, No kinder os or giga mega something. Sailfish is already here by that nd only by that Tizen is already dead. Get it
Sammy! go home, you're drunk!
Come back with something new this time!
Meanwhile, I'll pay with my Note 3 for some days!
R.I.P Samsung Galaxy S5. The most awful design in touch flagship phone!
Aadrian, 24 Feb 2014I see the image. I start vomiting. You really need to see a doctor mate if looking at photos of a portable communications device make you puke.You do have a REAL problem there.
Used to be a very happy Samsung user for years, but now I have to say Samsung would be dead if it wasn't for the note3.
I find the "old" LG G2 a million time better than this big fat piece of uglyness.
LG is better than Samsung, who could tell just a couple of years ago?
Ugly design, no improvements, total dissapointment, the Xperia Z2 is WAY BETTER in almost every aspect. Hopefully this will be Sony's year
DJ Thanksgiving, 24 Feb 2014Im no Samsung fanboy or anything... but I dont get how much new features you can expect them t... moreno but what people was looking for, me included was a nice fresh new feel to the device, the s3 looked similar to the s4 and that was fine but with all the different s3 and s4 models that came out it would have been nice to use some new tech, new materials, new design shape if even just a little change, yet this looks like a galaxy s4+ or S4s.
lots of people bemoaned the design of the s4, i was happy with it, however after using the s1,s2,s3,s4 i really felt as though a complete design refresh was in order to keep it up with the rest of the companies, the galaxy s4 already has a snapdragon 800 version out, it already has a waterproof snapdragon s800 model out so this feels and looks like another minute step forward, i know the s805 chip cant be used as its not ready yet, which is fine, but most peoples thoughts over the past year have been about the design of the phone, not its features, software can be improved over time so last year the s4 had loads of new stuff that will no doubt work better this time around, but it was lacking in thought in a few other areas, and while many people still felt that it was a worthy upgrade, some people did wane a little, now with the s5 i feel more people will not be so impressed, me included.
Good, Samsung. Keep it up.
Yet another NextBigJoke.
But comparing with other brands....
Even they haven't produced a new thing. They stick to their old design.
And...specs almost same as LG G2 and Xperia Z2 with little difference.
All that hype for this? Wtf...Similar to LG G2 specs...all fingers down...
DJ Thanksgiving, 24 Feb 2014Get a life bud. Were you expecting them to release a phone with a life like hologram that cook... morelol - nothing like a personal jibe when you're talking about technology... honing those socials skills no doubt... I have a really good life thanks, my point is that for years the flagship galaxy phone has always been best-in-class and this year it's the first time it'll be 3rd / 4th in the rankings... which is a real shame... and will probably see the decline of Sammy's market share as Sony / LG / Nokia are starting to innovate more... we're here to discuss tech, it's an interest... certainly not life or death!
Samsung is the master of copying.
Fingerprint scanner -> Apple
Waterproofing -> Sony
And really, 2GB or Ram on 2014 Flagship? Plastic still? What's premium about this phone? Gimmick Apps that don't work? Or the brand "Samsung" ? LMAO
Chkouppy, 24 Feb 2014I owned the Galaxy S, S2, S3 and skipped the S4 hoping that this damn S5 will be really intere... moreI think Samsung S5 will give android fans more to take along where ever they might find themselves. and know that Samsung is interested in the lives of its users according to features such as health built in the phone.