This phone is kinda meh. Samsungs UI still sucks (settings has 9!!! categories) and there is lots of stuff that you don't want, but Samsung things you need. It's still a nice phone I guess, it doesn't disappoint, but it doesn't amaze either. I'm sad that the fingerprint sensor doesn't act as password manager. Right now it's pretty useless.
+ nice screen
+ nice camera
+ battery life is average, but can be swapped
+ water resistant (haven't flushed it down the toilet like some youtubers, but nice to have)
+ 50GB dropbox storage for 2y
- Samsungs horrendous software
- butt ugly silver frame (sure to look even uglier after some wear)
- 1000 settings/gimmicks, but no real fine tuning of crucial things
You won't do wrong buying this and if you like Samsung, go for it. If it wasn't for Sony's absolutely atrocious and uncaring customer service, I would've gone for an Xperia Z2. But Samsung it is....
AnonD-116257, 16 May 2014trust me it's not ugly and it looks especially good in white, it's extremely capable at reject... moreI think white one is the worst. It's feel is plasticky and it looks plasticky. The black one has a soft touch feel to it. Also Black one looks better and will not get dirty. I've also seen reviews see the same.
I currently using note 3 but if a free wifi not too strong then cannot get any. I want to try S5. Ill try if good in wifi connections. Hope so.
Jonathan , 14 May 2014is the back cover of the Samsung galaxy s5 ugly?trust me it's not ugly and it looks especially good in white, it's extremely capable at rejecting fingerprints and scratches, I didn't like the design at first but now i think it isn't too bad.
besides the battery life, how is z2 better? or how is s5 worse? people are getting biased here.
Fruitcake, 16 May 2014I Bought PlayerPro from the Play Store an works o.k in my S3 an S4 but will not let me install... moreGo to Google Play Store.
Open the page for PlayerPro.
Scroll down and you will see "Reviews".
Click "write a review" and type your inquiry there, not here!
I Bought PlayerPro from the Play Store an works o.k in my S3 an S4 but will not let me install it on my Galaxy S5,i have talked to Samsung an they do not know why i can"t install it,i have the PlayerPro Trial on my S5 but get error 24 when i try to install the bought version ,does anyone know how to get this Application installed on my Galaxy s5?
sk, 16 May 2014i am getting problem LTE mode in every 5 minutes my data off n getting error no internet conne... morei just wanna to say to this company ' please be creative and make some new systems like blackberry and know android isnt decent anymore make some changes in appearance of phone '
i am getting problem LTE mode in every 5 minutes my data off n getting error no internet connection and some time in facbook video not playing properly
s4 , 15 May 2014Hey s5 users iam interested to know os there a big deffirence between gaming on s5 w.r.t s4 is... moreObviously adreno 330 is more powerful than powervr sgx544mp3 in s4. But I don't think you'll feel much difference in real life as both gpu are very powerful and will run any game easily. Adreno 330 is a more futureproof and will run the future high end games much better than the powervr gpu but that will only matter if you're a hard core gamer. To get a feel of gaming difference, I'm posting the results of epic citadel which uses unreal engine and is the best test of real world performance.
Performance setting( low end games):
s4: 59.8 fps. S5 59.8 fps
Quality seeing( good games):
S4: 59.2 fps. S5: 59.6 fps
Ultra setting( very high end and future games):
S4: 47 fps. S5: 53 fps
If you own an s4, don't upgrade to s5 due to the gaming as the difference is not much. But if you want to choose between s4 and s5 based on gaming, choose the s5 as it has better performance on high end and future games.
AnonD-248247, 15 May 2014Sony Xperia Z2 is lot better then this phone... Happy owner of Z2....Samsung is lot better than soni got it n now nvr say it again got it shazia
wonderful phone but sadly had to return because there was a hissing sound when I hooked it up to my car stereo,this is an absolute dealbreaker for me.display is top notch,5.2 super amoled.
Hey s5 users iam interested to know os there a big deffirence between gaming on s5 w.r.t s4 is the gpu on s5 adreno 330 is more powerfull on picture quality in games more than s4 gpu .. powervr ???
Kelly, 15 May 2014What do you think of the new galaxy which will have QHD display, 4k rec and metal body?
i w... moreStill not confirmed.
Why ask for something that doesn't exist yet?
Why upgrade to an imaginary phone?
Don't expect to avoid disappointment.