I am using s3 right since 1.5 yrs and used s5 of my friend for last 2 days. Here is my review ;
Battery ; almost 80% more than s3, mainly due to Kitkat
Display ; certainly great although phone heats up particularly front area during long call otherwise Ok
Look; not looks a flagship phone at all, metal like ring is even worse than s4
Call quality ; although loud but not as clear as s3 moreover back flip cover vibrats during talking if other person has loud voice
Finger print scanner ; no problem almost 99% accurate in my case
Camera ; just fabulous
New TouchWiz ; I like very much, person who is not so techy may not feel that much
Value for money ; not at all at this price of 40000 in India. Maximum price of this set should be 30000 only in my opinion.
Had this phone for about 2 weeks now. And so far I'm very happy with it. Battery life is good. Still have 38% from yesterday (7:00am) It's 8:30am now. And I'm Emailing, Whatsapp,BBM and surfing the web and using maps. Very good phone
alexcoreable, 01 Jun 2014the increased touch sensitivity feature actually senses pressure, it works with sharp plastic ... moreTry it with a plastic object. It won't work. The display is capacitive. It can't work when you put a non-conducting object on it. The digitalizer measures the change in capacitance that touches the screen.
Now, for normal digitalizers we need a conducting surface with good surface area. From onwards the s4, samsung worked on the digitalizer to make it more sensitive and detect a capacitance change even when the conductor is some distance above it. The thing you call as air view is an example of that tech. The reason it works with fingernails is that your skin is near and it can detect the change in capacitance change. Also the fingernails are conducting and they change capacitance. Even the screen of s4 and note 3 work with fingernails. Try with the end of a plastic pen. It won't work. Now samsung worked with the digitalizer and removed the barrier for area. So even the small tip of a graphite pencil can interact. Try it with the other end of pencil which is wood i presume and it won't work.
The screens that detect pressures are called resistive touch and are a very very old tech and used in cheap touch phones. They can be used with anything and any material.
Have a nice day.
AndroidPro, 01 Jun 2014Hello people. Just a tip for the Galaxy S5,s finicky fingerprint sensor with one hand. Touch t... moreThank you sooo much!
I was having a lot of problems signing in and was ready to give up.
After I read your suggestions I tried it and it helped tremendously
It works 90% of the time, and on the first swipe thanks to you.
What an amazing phone!
darkgamer, 01 Jun 2014ANYTHING which is a conductor of electricity will work, not anything to be precise. a key, a f... morethe increased touch sensitivity feature actually senses pressure, it works with sharp plastic tip and fingernails too.
Hey guys I have bought gs5 2days ago... tell me some best apps to download in my phone plz reply
AndroidPro, 01 Jun 2014Another tip for everyone. Once the touch sensitivity is turned on, the phone will not only wor... moreANYTHING which is a conductor of electricity will work, not anything to be precise. a key, a fork, pencil, tip of pen or anything that conducts electricity will work.
AndroidPro, 01 Jun 2014Hello people. Just a tip for the Galaxy S5,s finicky fingerprint sensor with one hand. Touch t... moreOMG THANYOU SO MUCH. I literally felt like throwing my phone when I tried with one hand, but you're method is amazing.
AndroidPro, 01 Jun 2014Hello people. Just a tip for the Galaxy S5,s finicky fingerprint sensor with one hand. Touch t... moreThankyou so much AndroidPro, I was fed up of the s5 fingerprint and your tip, after getting the hang of it, really helped me, and now I don't have to use both hands to unlock my phone. Thankyou very much!!!!
Another tip for everyone. Once the touch sensitivity is turned on, the phone will not only work with gloves, but also a normal pencil or anything sharp nearby. Forexample, the stylus of the Galaxy Note 3 will work, any pencil will work, a knife would, etcetera. Thankyou.
Hello people. Just a tip for the Galaxy S5,s finicky fingerprint sensor with one hand. Touch the part of the screen on the lockscreen where there is the animation(moving) and slowly swipe at the middle of the home button, touching the tip of the bezzel for a complete swipe. You may not be able to for the first few times but once you get the hang of it, it will help you in your daily usage. Moreover, donot swipe too fast, and while you're attempting or saving your fingerprints, scroll throw the home button from the small animation as if you are simply swiping the home button. Thankyou and reply if it helps!