It's a nice phone, but too expensive for a plastic phone..
In my country it costs almost US$ 780!!!
that's not making any sense..
DM, 08 Apr 2014Why does all Samsung phone looks the same ?? The same reason all Apple phones look the same from the very first one to the most recent.
Okay, maybe TouchWiz is incredible at this phone. But how much does it takes the internal storage? Still gonna get M8 coz i dont really mind 4mp as long as it gives decent pict to post on insta :p
Anonymous, 08 Apr 2014Same price as it's rivals but without a premium design. Slow Camera startup. Reported la... moreLag in games is a given due to the Dalvik, i suggest get the 32GB iPad Mini 2 if you are serious about gaming, or wait for a big display iPhone if you want only one device.
Amango653, 08 Apr 2014Also you obviously type to fast, as there were some spelling mistakes. Learn how to spell ... moreUseless comment, we can still understand him and its understandable that not everyone has time to write long posts that are 100% correct. If you dont understand what he write it is your problem, the rest of us are fine.
"you also get a brand new Snapdragon 801 chipset to take over from the tiring Snapdragon 600"
Havent seen any S4 S600 version in ages, it was replaced by the S800 S4 LTE+ in most markets, especially the west. So going from S800 to S801, I dont call that much of an upgrade at all.
Also S5 will see a half-term upgrade, its simply wrong to say that Samsung keeps their flagships for one year, the S4 era was split between two different devices, and this time it seems it will be even more half-term upgrades. Heres why:
Why does the S5 have so big bezels? Because it was made for a 5.2 inch QHD display, that means the upgraded S5 later this year will use the same body, just with a S805 chipset and a QHD display (the display may be ready already but QHD is too much for an Adreno 330, they have to wait for the A420)
The QHD version is a given, it will be much needed to compete against LG G3 and Xperia "Z3" (Sony may need to change the flagship naming with the next model because BlackBerry is launching a Z3 model these days)
Will be interesting to see what they do in India and other non-LTE markets where the Exynos version is offered, does the Exynos octa have enough juice to push QHD displays or will they offer the S805 QHD instead, or will they simply leave those markets stuck with FHD 5.1 inchers?
"...not to bring a substantial upgrade in the display department..."
But DisplayMate has said the display of the S5 is the best yet according to another site.
Nice review from GSMArena.
Even if i'm not interested in this model, it's good to read a well written review based on facts/experience than most of wannabe reviewers/trolls with childish comments over here based on assumptions/believing.
DehMacLuvr, 08 Apr 2014*The following is my opinion. I am not joining the hate train or following the hype, this is m... moreAlso you obviously type to fast, as there were some spelling mistakes.
Learn how to spell before you comment.
S5 is Ugly..
2 giga ram?? what a shame!!!
I would love if gsmarena would say whether phones are using aptx bluetooth profiles or not. They do the most comprehensive reviews. It is a shame they always forget about bluetooth music quality.
Could be the best when it comes to hardware and software. Nevertheless the S5 design sux hard, imho obviuously.
After looking at the picture comparison test (Accessible from the specs page)
How the hell does S4 have a better camera than this one???
Very VERY disappointed.
huhuhu, 08 Apr 2014Haha. You must understand human behavior. If you don't want to get trolled, just keep your hat... moreThough not everything I wanted to say...Very calm and to the point in a slightly nicer way. Nice :)
DehMacLuvr, 08 Apr 2014Well, looks like I'm the listed hated person on the comments.Well then. Don't be so ignorant and evasive.
You could've took the time to partially read the article and maybe a couple others to realize half of what you said was just the regurgitated hateful crap you thought you were avoiding. And upon comparison to other devices if the S5 is a small update then the rest are tiny updates.
But instead you said all those things and then had an issue with anyone who replied.
Victor, 08 Apr 2014Ugly, not on par with other flagships, I would never dish out so much money for a smartphone t... moreYeah ummm.....Nice try. First off if less specs and more looks is what you want than nothing beats the Motorola Droid Razr XT912.
And Despite desperate claims of biased trolls like you Samsung's poly carbonate built phones are built with very good quality. They are not cheaply slapped together. And Poly Carbonate is high grade plastic not cheap plastic. As well as it offers many pratical and durable advantages over glass and aluminum.
And where is Z2's specs better?
S5 has the best mobile display, faster system speed, amoled/removable battery and still water proof which makes a bigger claim than sealed of ips with one level higher water proofing, cleaner headphone output, better optics minus OIS advantage, that goes towards snaps and vids. Also more and better tuned camera features/extras. More ergonomic, better battery life, ultra power saving, so forth. More functional software to cater to the widest variety of people. And a VASTLY better update history with Samsung.
Z2 has design SOME prefer...TO some it's still quite large and brick shaped. Though the footprint is improved vastly from Z1. Better speakers. One level better watter proofing in larger sealed off device. So tossup up there. Oh and 3gb ram.
Preferences will decide and both are great choices...But the S5 has the factual upper hand.