Features features features. The reason Adobe have dominated the software market for 2 decades is because their products do so much. Likewise with Microsoft. Samsung know this too, and cram as many features into their devices as possible so when people draw up a comparison check list, the Galaxy is at the top. We have been advising a friend on which high end phone to buy, from the following: Xperia Z2, HTC One M8, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, LG G2. Whilst the M8, G2 and Z2 are much nicer looking and feel premium, with the exception of stereo speakers, the S5 does check all the boxes. Waterproof, heart monitor, decent camera etc.
We use a Note 3 and it's still the one to beat for productivity and creativity, but the S5 is more compact and so if you don't need a stylus, it seems pretty good. Just a pity it isn't as sexy as the G2, Z2 or M8.
not surprised at all, samsung is the world's biggest marketing giant, most people dont really watch reviews or do research before they get their mobiles it's more like "i bought the s4, it was so good, s5 is out ?? must be even better" that's the mentality of about 70 % of all mobile customers, i mean ask any of them whats really the difference between s4 and s5, u will find answers like the heart beat , the water resistance , the new plastic shape from the back, mostly physical stuff, they wont tell u battery is increased by this or processor by that or screen nits is up or camera has better saturation because of iso cell , we're forgetting that once a device has had its 15 minutes of fame, it practically sells itself, apple maybe number 1 in usa but globally i dont see anybody competing with samsung's huge marketing and research and market targeting.
In Dubai it hasnt taken off at all.
It appears no one wants it...
Most electronic stores got around 400 units, there are still tones waiting to be sold...
Seems the S5 is nothing much at all...
For this phone, the super amoled screen will kill the competition, even the first galaxy and note 1 still amaze me with its screen.
This is all Samsung created hype...god ! what will Corporations do to create some market for what will be junk is 800 days !
Stondec100, 13 Apr 2014This is really interesting, despite the large scale hatred from all corners.
This phone is c... moreHatred comes from the fanboys and some minority groups. People at large know what to buy they are not fanboys/fangirls of anything, they are fanboys of their wallets that's the key difference. This is hardly surprising. Apart from the decidedly boring looks of the S5 the internals are arguably solid and well done no matter how someone tries to be critical of it. It is indeed an overall well rounded phone.
HTC zealots think too highly of themselves thats the issue and worse they tend to project everything on to others.
This is really interesting, despite the large scale hatred from all corners.
This phone is clearly superior to the M8 in every way that matters. The M8 may look more beautiful to most but the S5 has a better battery (that's also removable), much better camera, waterproof shell, more intuitive and functional software, faster processor (it had the faster version of the Snapdragon 801), yet you have so many technology reviewers ignoring all these features and focusing on the "better appearance" of the M8.
This shows you can't trust these tech reviewers. It's better to play with both devices yourself.
Haven said all that, Samsung needs to hire better designers.
I'm not getting the S5 but looking forward to getting the Note 4
Traveler, 13 Apr 2014Yes I do prefer buy online on Lelong or COD at Cheras or Lowyat but usually they sell only lim... moreYes I wouldn't rush to buy a new phone right away. I would give it 4-5 months after world wide launch before I buy it. Prices will drop plus some bugs and firmware updates will be released by then for any critical showstoppers.
still, samsung is making mid quality sh*t and selling it for a high end price, and for the price o 700 dollars no way, waiting for one plus one with a better specs, quality and nearly half of prce of s5
Very Tired, 13 Apr 2014Because iphone resolution and most of the thing is smallllllllll to load.No joyment when u hav... moreAgain this resolution crap, it has nothing to do with it, or why M8 then beated iPhone 5S?
Samsung lines....apple lines....glad to not be a part of that sheeple trend. It is so dissapointing to see these lines. Btw in my country S5 costs more than for ex Z2, although it is hardware wise an inferior phone...but I am sure it will sell much more than Z2. Remember that in todays consumer-sheeple world marketing is everything. ( A friend of mine said "Oh I'm so getting a S5", on that I commented "have you looked up Z2, cheaper and better", he replied " a what? Never heard of it" ).
mmmm.. I think some analysis on the subject can show that the increase of markets at first day caused this break sales on day 1, otherwise, Xperia Z2 with 3 giga ram and bigger battery (3200 vs 2800) is much better.
I also think that taking into account huge price difference, S4 Black Edition is more superior and worth your attention device than S5.
Vic, 13 Apr 2014No wonder. S5 has been launched in 125 countiries, while S4 just in 60. So taking into account... moreGood statistics... cos of Samsung bad impression of their quality of product... most ppl will start to ditch their product...
I got the S5 in Black ... it is the most amazing phone out there... u got to see it to believe it....
Just as expected, the day they have lines which they mocked in their own advertisements, it's suddenly a success and something to be proud of.