Saurav Ghosh, 01 Aug 2014No, the new Exynos is not something that it can change your view towards TouchWiz or S5 for th... moreThanks again for ur time. And one last question. How are the headphones? Are they improved in quality or the same as previous models?
Quantic, 01 Aug 2014Thanks for your amazing reply Saurav Ghosh, do you think its worth the wait for a few more pho... moreAnytime.
If you're open to any size then yes, it's better to wait for Note 4. Note series are optimized better than S series, regardless of whatever people say, and the S-Pen related features are implemented really well. So if you're okay with Phablets then you could wait for Note 4, it's almost there, just wait out this month.
S6? Lol, it's almost 8/9 months to go for the next S flagship, so no choice really.
From other phones, I personally am waiting for the Z3 Compact obviously, let's see what Sony does there. And my primary target is S5 Google Play Edition, quite unbelievable it's still not released yet! I don't even look at most phones nowadays, because there are very few phones which can be operated with human hands any more, so M8, Z2, G3, those phones are nonexistent to me to be honest.
PS : As a current owner of Moto X, I'm also waiting to see what X+1 will bring. I'm a very happy owner after all, and after a horrible experience with S4 Exynos, this phone brought back life to me, even with it's below average camera and just fine display :)
Saurav Ghosh, 31 Jul 2014S5 over G3 : Because of the display. No IPS is made yet which can outperform S5's S-AMOLED, pe... moreThanks for your amazing reply Saurav Ghosh, do you think its worth the wait for a few more phones to come out? Like the Note 4 or S6 for example. Or shall I purchase the S5 now? Thanks again for your input!
Tcool, 31 Jul 2014What's new about Android 4.4.3?http://www.ecumenicalnews.com/article/htc-one-m8-android-4-4-3-kitkat-update-rolls-out-htc-one-m7-to-go-directly-to-android-l-25813
Anonymous, 31 Jul 2014Huawei Honor 6 is better and cheaper than your M8.Lot of difference in built material and no after sale support in my country. design copied from Sony Xperia. I hate bricks.
Srikanth India, 31 Jul 2014Thanks... But I heard GS5 is using new Exynos which is good in terms of performance compared t... moreNo, the new Exynos is not something that it can change your view towards TouchWiz or S5 for that matter, nor I believe to optimize a framework (or Android skin) you need an insane CPU or GPU. It will only take effect when you are playing some graphically intensive games, or running benchmarks. Do you do those things often? Then you can go for the Exynos model. If gaming is a priority then I think Exynos model is actually better than the Snapdragon version. Can't really confirm, I never think about "gaming" when I purchase a phone, so you might wanna check with others.
Battery life was "excellent" for the short period of time I used it, the best backup I have got from any phone so far. I got 6+ hours of screen on time almost always, once it crossed 7 hours actually. Charging is fast too, should be done in 120 minutes from full drain to 100%.
Thanks... But I heard GS5 is using new Exynos which is good in terms of performance compared to older ones. Is it true? And how's the battery? How much time it is taking to recharge?
I know i'm asking too much. But I badly need the info.
Quantic, 31 Jul 2014I'm looking to upgrade from a S3, my options are HTC One (M8), LG G3, and S5. Can someone try ... moreS5 over G3 : Because of the display. No IPS is made yet which can outperform S5's S-AMOLED, period.
S5 over G3 : For daylight images. For night time, no comments. They are almost identical IMHO, but for low light shots G3 will have the advantage.
S5 over G3 : If you plan to use the phone with hands, then S5 is noticeable smaller than the G3. However the curved back of the G3 is nice.
S5 over G3 : FAR better build quality.
S5 over G3 : IP67. If that matters to you though.
That's all. S5 runs of TouchWiz, G3 doesn't. However as I have never used any LG phones before won't comment on the performance of LG's UI, but if reviews are correct then it's a good UI, moreover nothing can be worse than TouchWiz.
I personally will pick the S5, as long as I get pure Android on it. I just don't get the fuss behind G3. QHD display? Really? How on earth can one notice any difference from a FHD to QHD display? As long as biology and human eyes exist it's meaningless. G3 is a good phone, but it's WAY over-hyped.
M8 : Brilliant phone, awesome construction. But you know 4 MP camera, well it's not just enough. Also metal chassis will degrade GPS signal reception (inside espeically). Otherwise, a good phone, Sense is fantastic.
If you can digest TouchWiz then definitely go for S5. If you can't, then out of G3 and M8, well I think I will go for M8.
Srikanth India, 31 Jul 2014Been using GS3(Exynos version) for more than 1 year and I'm really tired of Battery draining,p... moreE8 all the way. If you don't like the lags on the S3, then S5 is nothing different. It's same TouchWiz, with a new look.
Would have recommended the G2, but it has awful build quality, so no.
Been using GS3(Exynos version) for more than 1 year and I'm really tired of Battery draining,performance lags. I'm considering to buy new phone around 35k. Is it worth to buy GS5 or Should I go with LG G2 or HTC One E8?
Please suggest me friends............
I'm looking to upgrade from a S3, my options are HTC One (M8), LG G3, and S5. Can someone try to convince me why I should go for the S5 instead of the other phones? Or G3 over S3 etc, I'm open to all opinions and input, thanks.
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rejaz, 31 Jul 2014Has anybody got the update kitkat 4.4.3 I did it because I am using htc M8. 😛What's new about Android 4.4.3?
s4 or s5 ???, 31 Jul 2014hey i was going to buy the s5 but thy telling me that they have bad issues like the speaker an... moreYou should buy Samsung s4+ or Samsung s4 black edition but the best to buy HTC M8, if you can afford it.
Has anybody got the update kitkat 4.4.3
I did it because I am using htc M8. 😛