You have to love the haters that are coming out of the woodwork... Hey look its plastic when in fact it's not plastic. Its polycarbonate, the simple minded don’t know the difference, which is available in a ton of item we use every day. If you’re purchasing a phone “just” because it has a metal casing and not its specifications you’re being very short sited.
I bought my gs3 for cash R8000 equivalent to $800 last year from Vodacom. Now the same phone as second hand is costing R2500 ($250). The value depreciation of the Samsung S models is just too bad. My next phone will be a galaxy note. Note series holds the value better than the s models.
Anonymous, 23 Mar 2014not to mention noise cancelling tech, bigger battery,bigger screen and all the goodie u list a... moreWell we can tell you only understand fan boy talk instead of facts.
S5 having 2gb ram is the main fault. But it does have the much faster chip.
Just because Sony says "noise canceling" does not mean it's the only one. Or that it has the best audio. The S5 more than likely has better audio output.
Bigger screen????? .1 inches......wow...meanwhile the Amoled of the S5 is way better and brighter...that's what you notice.
Bigger battery.....Sure that's nice....the S5 will still last longer anyway. Plus it has the ultra power saving mode. And the battery is removable and still water proof.
As well as world first water proof Amoled.
The S5 is still smaller
The S5 has camera advantage too. Especially in software tuning, video audio capture.
And more functional software. Safe to assume about updates to. ...
Anonymous, 23 Mar 2014Yes cheap...Again...Can you read? Cheap recyclable material.
It's all preference. And the pla... moreYep... The plastic faux leather back on the Note 3 is simply AWESOME!. It looks great, feels nice, is soft and has plenty of grip and doesn't mark or show finger prints like the GN2.
Give me my plastic backed GN3 over a glass/metal iphone anyday.
Sarper, 22 Mar 2014There is IPS screen, extra 1 GB of ram and faster CPU and the camera is capable of recording 4... morenot to mention noise cancelling tech, bigger battery,bigger screen and all the goodie u list above yet narrower and thinner than its predecessor,the xperia z1.
aluminum or the other's metal material not so friendly for the users, because they can make the phone very hot. so i preferred to plastic! haha x
Protocol, 23 Mar 2014Cheap? LOL. You can't deny the fact that a glass or aluminum back cover feels better in hand a... moreYes cheap...Again...Can you read? Cheap recyclable material.
It's all preference. And the plastic feels a lot nicer in hand than most gsm trollers want to admit.
Nor is this glossy plastic..
It's Poly Carbonate too. Not cheap plastic. And it brings many advantages to durability, practicality, and heat resistance.
Anonymous, 23 Mar 2014Plastic toy, glass cup, aluminum can....You know...The three major cheap recyclable phone materialsCheap? LOL. You can't deny the fact that a glass or aluminum back cover feels better in hand and looks premium compared to a glossy plastic back panel.
Tanv3r, 22 Mar 2014yeah ! you are right. 600$ for same like plastic toy unbelievable, the Sony Z2 and Htc one 201... moreOh I'm sorry...Does the truth hurt your pride? That the S5 still has more advantages?
usman khan niazi, 22 Mar 2014what are you talking about the s5 is indeed a very bad upgrade but the z2 is even worse... MUC... moreExactly...This is what people do here all the time...DOg on Samsung illogically...
For instance what the entire internet is saying...
The S5 was a tiny bad update and the Z2 is amazing and great update....But the Z2 is a smaller update and the S5 has the upper hand in technology...Not in every aspect and not by a huge lead...But still does.
Protocol, 23 Mar 2014Just wait 3-4 months, the price for this plastic toy will come down as Samsung will release se... morePlastic toy, glass cup, aluminum can....You know...The three major cheap recyclable phone materials
Just wait 3-4 months, the price for this plastic toy will come down as Samsung will release several more variants of Galaxy S5.
usman khan niazi, 22 Mar 2014what are you talking about the s5 is indeed a very bad upgrade but the z2 is even worse... MUC... moreI don't think it's a bad upgrade, it's a minor upgrade from s4 and actually a handful of improvements from its predecessor. It's a good phone overall.
usman khan niazi, 22 Mar 2014what are you talking about the s5 is indeed a very bad upgrade but the z2 is even worse... MUC... moreThere is IPS screen, extra 1 GB of ram and faster CPU and the camera is capable of recording 4K videos and 2 stereo speakers. It is not just screen.