XTsu, 25 Feb 2014At least it is not easily hackable like how ppl copy someone's fingerprint on plastic let it r... moreIf the fingerprint scanner doesn't work reliably in the first place, who cares how hackable it would be. Plus, we wouldn't know how hackable this is until it's been in circulation for a while. But I don't see why the really onerous way they can steal your fingerprint to hack your iPhone wouldn't work on this, too.
As far as design, both Apple and Sony (and HTC, to an extent) started out with good design, so thee is little reason to change dramatically in a year. But Samsung was kind of chintzy before and it seems the same now. But let's see how it looks in real life, it may be better than the pics.
Honestly it does have some nice updates and it is a great device indeed. Not to mention just about everyone else has made similar updates. Apple and HTC do it ALL the time. And Lg has done it. Sony Z2 did the same thing.
What's getting everyone is Samsung has never done this with the galaxy and nobody thought they would. Especially with the actual expected hype.
Water proof, heart, finger, 16mp"hopefully samsung iso"...But really. Same exact cpu but over clocked .2ghz??? No battery increase? Apple has pretty much done that since the iphone 4 up to the 7th iphone. It increased like 100mah when it could've been a lot more from the start.
I see traces of heavy noise reduction then sharpening applied after that which is not good.
Somethings abt s5 i like the water resistence body (removable battrey and backcover) with super amoled screen but it has taken its tool in design i did not like the back cover design and the same old s4 type design its not even a phablet that due to big size it will look good...the design sud have been a little squreish and diffrent ...trust me samsung u really need a better design in ur mid sized flagship phones... Fingerprint scanner is ok i have no problem with technology advancements i do not mind who copies who..."sensors" put all of them i dont mind ..and 128 gb card support great ...better for 4k videos for some with 4k tvs etc.lets see what is the pricing ...in india cud be around inr 49990....i also like the ir blaster.
Anonymous, 24 Feb 2014From the Verge:
"Less successful is Samsung’s take on the fingerprint-unlock system ma... moreAt least it is not easily hackable like how ppl copy someone's fingerprint on plastic let it rest on the home button scan and unlock.
Although its specs disappointed but is still better than iphone 5s. Camera pics look improved! In short this phone just has anything u want, including a heart rate monitor.
Design wise, I dont see why ppl should complain it. Sony Z2, Iphone 5s has similar to its predecessor design too !
Samsung is disappointed. I was expecting something elce. Before unboxing event if photos have been leaked non would have been attende.
The phone, Galaxy S 5, was so last season story. Still plastic, still 32-bit CPU (same as S4 LTE-A model; I9506) and same about Gear 2 and Neo. BUT I think the new product have seen the light and my interesting, the Gear Fit. Woah! Curved screen, so aerated and damn good looking. Wondering just does the screen protected anyway like Gorilla glass and how big is its memory for new apps.
Oh, wait! WP 8.1 is coming.... and new hardware too! Let's not be blinded by everything android... and everything Samsung!
sony xperia z2 is better than this
almost similar to s4 ...
samsung will loose the matket of s series with such products....
still s4 is the best...
I didn't go for Galaxy S4.. But the s5 disappoints me.. At least I expected 3 GB RAM. I would clearly go for galaxy s5 over Z2. .. But now I've to think more..!!!
Sorry Samsung, this time u fail. No more, so call flagship maniac. Note3 there were super, why come out this junk look. Better made smaller note3 with same spec. U do the mistake again. Sony, LG and HTC will lead soon.
T, 24 Feb 2014Completely true! I was waiting to see what were the specs of the GS5 before to choose buying t... moreOr get the Note 3?
I'd take even the S600 S4 over the G2. Talk time and some more power are all it has over the S4. As a packaged deal:Screen, camera, software, features, accessibility, and so forth S4 still wins.
Anonymous, 24 Feb 2014From the Verge:
"Less successful is Samsung’s take on the fingerprint-unlock system ma... moreCan I just say that The Verge was using it wrong? You have to swipe from the bottom center of the screen down to the button. The screen has a biometric reader within it too.
I have seen plenty of videos of it working perfectly from Android Authority, Android Police or something like that.
Seriously this is a joke..can't belive this..samsung has no idea what consumer wants..they just making their damn plastic phones..pls samsung make a groundbreaking phone..we badly need it from u.pls ditch that ugly plastic..otherwise u are in danger....
I dislike the S5's design. It's just like last year's sammy phones. I guess the Xperia Z2 is the ruler of MWC 2014.