Wait until apple has announce the new iPhone. Then this report would be useless.
well it was nice to hear that apple fans have started to use samsung at last
Anonymous , 18 Apr 2014$199 of build material is a Premium phone??.. Great so whats a premium phone?
TheNeighbor, 18 Apr 2014Haha, sorry to disappoint you, but Samsung phones don't explode like iPhone 5c when it's gets ... moreAgain, you find an incident of an iPhone exploding, so now they ALL explode? LOL...Generalize much?
You might wanna Goolge "Samsung battery exploding" & see how many hits you get. Get a grip.
Exorbitant prices? An iPhone battery is $15.00 to replace. You don't have to send it away. Any reputable mobile shop can swap it out. It's not 2011 anymore.
What iPhone users are complaining about LTE? That is a carrier dependent feature because ALL iPhones 5 & above, LTE is standard. It's not on the iPhone 4 or 4s, but those are 3 year old devices....You are really grasping.
A power case is "dead weight"? Even with a Mophie power case, the iPhone's weight is acceptable, unless you have a wasting disease & 4 oz. is too heavy for you.
What Steve Jobs intended for his vision of the iPhone & what is reality is now quite different. Times change, things evolve....except for Samsung using all plastic. That'll never change, & why should they?
Samsung users demand only new gimmicks & brightly colored plastic.
Virtruvian, 18 Apr 2014Where did I say I needed a Mophie to get through the day? I only use a power case in the even... moreHaha, sorry to disappoint you, but Samsung phones don't explode like iPhone 5c when it's gets pressure from sat on like did two months back.
You still need to put plastic or silicon, our that power jacket to get your premium phone protected. Then what use is that aluminum you keep bragging about as "premium"?
The fixed battery gave the advantages of a smaller and thinner body, less expensive to make without the extra housing, and ligther. Sony, HTC, and other followed suite with this idea to produce their own uni-bodied smartphones.
Until we have a technology that finally can hold 10 times more capacity for power using silicon base commercially, there's no where around the most practical method of maintaining the power hold ability by swapping batteries from time to time.
Apple was the first to implement the fixed battery concept. Making the device thinner was not the main idea for the first iPhone at 13mm thickness. The reason was that no one would tinker what's inside. Steve Jobs was very protective of that.
Then they did it with their laptops. The fixed battery for a laptop worked since only roughly 5% of people actually got spare batteries. The laptops became thinner without the extra housing for the removable batteries and they could be moved elsewhere in the chassis. This is good for laptops.
So now we have roughly half the thickness of the original 13mm fixed battery smartphone,and that achievement WASN'T done by the iPhone.
But there's are injustices of what a built-in battery system for SMARTPHONES holds.
1. Weaker and tinier battery.
With the more power demanding hardware, and new OS features, you'd think they would increase the batteries. Instead, they have resorted to "it got 20% thinner" and "it's waterproof" but in reality it's just water-resistant of about 1m depth and anything beyond that, water seeps in. Is a shorter usage time what you want with a 2mm thinner device? Switching off features like LTE just to get by the day?
2. Exorbitant prices for replacing built-in.
It would happen long after your warranty expires. Warranty for my region is only 6 months to a year. Battery degradation happens after more than a year. It'd cost you more than twice the amount at the service center. For big OEM batteries like the Note series, it's only around $25.
3. DAYS or even over a week to have them replaced.
Fixed batteries aren't always stocked, and hence the ordering time needed to get them. You can imagine too the millions the manufacturer has sold and you'd be not the only one in waiting. In the meantime, what do you think you'll be using as a smartphone? How much time you'd think going to the center and coming back again to get your device back?
4. Making us carry power banks, power jackets or plug in more, away from home.
I thought the whole point of mobile devices is being wireless. What use is that thinner design form factor when you end up carrying extra stuff thicker than your device itself? Power jackets just can't give you an equivalent 100% charge, heats up everytime and becomes dead weight.
5. Limiting capabilities & features and LTE signals.
Steve Jobs NEVER officially signed off with LTE for the iPhone. Verizon's CEO said so, only after Jobs passed away. We got iPhone5 users complaining about LTE signals not and switching to the 3G signal often. Apple never intended its users to download torrents, unless you do some hack configuring with the settings. They just don't want you draining that tiny 1500mAh battery they put in.
Virtruvian, 18 Apr 2014Ask yourself the very same question. Is $256.00 worth of build materials for the S5 a premi... moreThat figures apple is $50 less and claiming a premium build that gets crack over an suv. Premium build doesn't mean material used. You can even make use of titanium or gold but if it breaks easily it can't even be considered premium build. Tsk.
TheNeighbor, 18 Apr 2014Wow, you need to have a Something like this so you can get through the day? Doesn't give you t... moreWhere did I say I needed a Mophie to get through the day? I only use a power case in the event I should need extra power. It's the exact same premise as using an extra battery, but it doesn't look like it's still 2011 when I pop off my removable back & swap my battery.
You show someone who has no idea how to take care of a mobile, & now that is how everybody takes care of it? LOL...you even provided a pic for "evidence".
Be careful your Samsung isn't in your pocket when you sit down or it might break.
well I work at phones 4u in the UK and since the s5 was out I have had people buying out their contracts with their iphone 5s's so they can get the s5. and at the moment we are out of stock. with in a week we have sold over 80 of them which is crazy considering we had like 50 from the 80 that preordered the phone so honestly I am not surprised. either way samsungs marketing has clearly worked for a lot of people. maybe not for too many phone geeks but for the general public its worked perfectly. I am really shocked about this but we have only dished out like 7 HTC one (m8) since release and 2 of them was because I made them change their minds about the s5 because it was out of stock. its crazy what great marketing can do.
Seems Samsung knew what they were doing then, I thought they were weren't changing enough but clearly I'm not their demographic anymore.
Vino31, 18 Apr 2014Being honest and true is being nice, I saw it happen before.Geez. Of course things aren't the same. The learning curve is worth the sacrifice for more features... More than 100 things iOS can't:
Nice. You won't regret switching. No more 'constantly searching for workaround' from apple limitation.
Vino31, 18 Apr 2014Eventually they will go back to iPhone because they can't handle the greatness of S5. iFans ca... moreHey! Let's be nice to the newly converted! They'll see the Power that is Android, the more they explore....
Oh happy day!!!!!!!!
Samsung and the 'Droids.... My heros
Eventually they will go back to iPhone because they can't handle the greatness of S5. iFans can't use Android technology.
Virtruvian, 18 Apr 2014Ask yourself the very same question.
Is $256.00 worth of build materials for the S5 a premi... moreTell us, is it worth it to keep carrying charger, power back and power jackets so you can feel the premium whole day useof the iPhone?
It's not even water resistant.