BadassNoor, 24 Feb 2014What? I fail to comprehend how your hatred of Samsung could blind you to that extent... I actually don't hate Samsung I have a Samsung now. I am just very desappointed by the S5. I thought it would have been the perfect phone and it is not revolutionnary as I wanted.
The same old look and ugly plastic. Total failure. Unbelievably disappointing.
A complete disappointment, is an S4 with some new bells and whistles, it really does not change, the only thing that would motivate me is that it is waterproof, the other totally irrelevant.
I look forward to the review on GSM Arena of the House, because the S4 in low light is a disaster when the change my S3 S4 I wanted to die by the amount of focus and you were terrible in low light.
I am so dissapointed in the s5. It is perhaps the worst flagship announced. I have an s2. Was going to upgrade to s4 (s600) but I was disappointed with its design. The specs were ok but nothing special. This however is a total flop! I mean which a**hole thought this phone does justice to the s lineup? Samsung fire your design team. Theyre not competent in designing a brick. I swear im so frustrated because I was going to upgrade my s2. I don't want to go for sony. All thyre phones look the same and they have a new flagship every couple of months.
Rumours said that Samsung were going to have a new design language for their phones. Clearly not. What a waste. These guys have shot themselves in the foot.
T, 24 Feb 2014Completely true! I was waiting to see what were the specs of the GS5 before to choose buying t... moreWhat? I fail to comprehend how your hatred of Samsung could blind you to that extent...
Remember, samsung if going to release 2 versions of S5,
What we have seen tonight is the standard version of S5,
We will get a premium/high end version of S5 as well.
as 99% people said, i cant believe this is S5. it looks terrible with that shape and ugly back (like damn note 1) 5" screen is more then enough, if they wanted more they should copy G2 and stretch it in same s4 body, more weight and size is just not acceptable for normal usage. only good this is new processor, but thats just normal.
Jean Bassil, 24 Feb 2014the Verge is known to be extremly biased towards Apple...The damned fingerprint sensor DOES NOT work reliably in their tests.
What part of this do you find questionable, or biased?
There are other similar reports about this, including from places like Time.
From the Verge:
"Less successful is Samsung’s take on the fingerprint-unlock system made popular by Apple with the iPhone 5S. Like the 5S, the S5’s home key features an integrated fingerprint scanner, which can be used to unlock the phone or authenticate purchases online (Samsung is partnering with PayPal to enable this feature, though it doesn’t validate purchases from the Google Play Store). Samsung’s version requires a vertical swipe over the home button to activate the scanner, and we found it to be quite unreliable and virtually impossible to activate when holding the phone in one hand. It can store up to three different digits, but it was very particular about the speed and orientation of the swiping motion used — if we weren’t doing a perfectly straight swipe down, it would refuse to unlock the phone."
So, the fingerprint sensor implementation sucks.... :(
Batko, 24 Feb 2014Now is the time to go LG G2 Better screen, better battery, better UI (at least you get 5x5 gr... moreCompletely true! I was waiting to see what were the specs of the GS5 before to choose buying the G2 but now I have made my choice. LG here I am
Had Galaxy S3, skipped S4 because of it's design.
Have IPhone 5S now and love it.
Still waited for Galaxy S5 and I'm sure I won't go for it.
Apple with IPhone 6 will not make this kind od mistake.
Samsung for me going in wrong direction.
Like Z2 way batter than this cheeze plastic.