S5 not popular is because of its look or appearance, it never feels that it is flagship from appearance.But nobody ever doubted its quality or features prevalent at that time.s5 performance is also very good.Look, appearance are different than actual quality, features and performance of the phone.
Fiter, 04 Jun 2015Guys lets be honest . S5 is not flagship because it was flagship ! I have A700F , S5 , Note 3 ... moreHi.. I'd like to share some information with you. If you don't have knowledge about high end mid range and low end devices, Galaxy A series Samsung smartphones are all mid range devices that built into aluminum metal body structure only just to cope the consumer's needs on much cheaper yet same build quality on the latest high end devices right now. It means that the plastic build quality of previous generation smartphones are almost done today. Because people are always find ways to improve things just like smartphones. But as they said, a7 is just a mid range device who put into metal body and good processor to ride the competition in the mid-range phone industry. That's it. And before I forgot, always look at the price when they first come up. The one who reached almost thousand dollars and put into a lot of commercial to advertise are those real flag ship device. :)
Fiter, 04 Jun 2015you just said about the S5 !! dear friend As I Said I have both s5 and a7 !! We Should know... moreBut the s5 now cost aabout 400dollars and the A7 isoverpriced 500dollars soill go for the s5 they ha ve the same UI s5 better specs and battery live and optional wirless charging and when we buy an S series i can espect at least 2 years of Update support
i love s5 features and all but i have one its a Snapdragon processor or not please answer me,
guys my Smart Alert wont work.
i already turn it on but still if i have some notification it wont vibrate
Fiter, 04 Jun 2015you just said about the S5 !!
dear friend As I Said I have both s5 and a7 !!
We Should know... moreTo FITER:
Anyway you take it the S5 has a lot more features than the A7. if you are going to use three small factors to say the A7 is better than the S5 then you obviously don't know anything about technology. Samsung is going the metal route for most of their phones...furthermore, mentioning that the A7 is better because it has a metal body is just lame , then the camera and CPU making the A7 a flagship? In case you don't know the S series is the flagship for Samsung smartphones and the Note is the flagship for Samsung phablets.
As GSMArena said in the S5 review "Every time the Samsung Galaxy S counter flips a digit, the world is getting ready to be amazed. The lineup that stood up to the iPhone and has been pulling Android to the very top of the food chain, is under new leadership effective last month, with Number 5 keen to prove its flagship worth".
As I said before, the A-series is marketed as a midrange series from Samsung's own mouth and no benchmarks nor your thoughts will ever change that.
Hi,can someone tell me which can I choose from a Samsung S5 or A7 ? Plz ppl I need to buy one of these phones thanks.
S5 is a cheap mid range device. Note 4 is the high end advance device..
S5 is better than the A7. Only the note 4 and the s6 are betrer than s5 but with higher prices too.
Guyz i'm using S5 since 3 mnth..
I am fully satisfied with it..
Spcly frm its camera..
I cmpre its camera with sony 21 mp..
And htc 16 mp..
But both are fail in front of this camera...
His front is also awsme..
If u want a super phone.. than sure buy it... its very nice gadget...m
Galaxy S5 (G-900F) "XSG" United Arab emirates stock haven't receive lollipop 5.0 or 5.1 update till now
when are Samsung are planning to update it ?
Samsung have the worst software support ever,.
S5 is a midrange device infact s4 ergonomics looks better than S5.
Original-Jamaican, 04 Jun 2015To FITER:
A flagship will always be a flagship. Some of them may not be a current flagship ... moreyou just said about the S5 !!
dear friend As I Said I have both s5 and a7 !!
We Should know that midrange of this year may be is more powerful than flagship of past ! I Love S5 but Lets know about A700F
Design : A7 is much better it was made from metal and with high quality but S5 plastic and not feeling good
Cpu : in A700F : Exynos 5430 Powerful chipset and better performance than Exynos 5422 and Snap 800 !!
Front camera : A7 Is much bettttttter
Try antutu benchmark then you find out what I say
GSMArena didn't allow me to correct my errors from my previous post so I re-wrote it capitalising the errors.
A flagship will always be a flagship. Some of them may not be a current flagship but they are still a flagship.
Take a LOOK at the S2. That was so TECHNOLOGICALLY advanced that it took other manufacturers three years to catch up. In some ways I even preferred the S2 than the S3.
Samsung explicitly said the A series is a midrange series. There's so much difference between the S5 and the A7. The S5 has tons more features. Even if the A7 CPU is faster that doesn't mean it's better. A later released device is expected to have faster CPU but notice the midrange series doesn't GENERALLY have features that the high end flagship series have?
Let's take a look at the differences. The S5 has a 16MP CAMERA while the A7 has a 13MP. S5 records video up to 4K UHD while the A7 maxes out at 1080p (1080p is lower in case you don't know). The S5 supports up to 128GB MICRO SD while the A7 maxes it out at 64GB. If you go back down memory lane you will see where the three year old S3 supported up to 64GB...three years later the A7 is doing the same. The S5 WiFi's antenna sports the AC protocol while the A7 doesn't have support for it.
The S5 has Infrared aka IrDa. It's old technology but an extremely useful one as it allows you to control your TV, cable box, DVD and a lot more...and with the Smart Remote application which COMES built in the S5, you get to see what's going on your channels right from your S5 and if you see a program YOU want to watch just point your S5 at the cable box and select 'Watch Now'. As expected the A7 doesn't have this. The S5 has USB 3.0 while the A7 has USB 2.0. The difference between USB 3.0 and 2.0 is THE data transfer speed. Up to 10 times faster with USB 3.0.
Then there are the sensors, the S5 has more sensors than the A7. The S5 has seven while the A7 has three. The additional sensors of course gives the S5 cool features like Smart
Stay, Smart Pause, Smart Scroll, Air View, Air Browse etc. The S5 also has heart rate scanner, finger print scanner, S-Voice, a higher capacity battery, wireless charging support...the list goes on but I won't. If you take a good look you will see that the S5 has a whole lot more features and capabilities than the A7 hence the reason Samsung classified the A7 as a midrange and of course, the S5 a flagship.