Just bought a S5 because i had a good deal in my country upon reselling my previous phone (S4) to the store. My S4's screen had been replaced a few weeks ago and it wasn't quite the same as the original (redish top and yellowish bottom on a white screen..), so i wanted to get rid of it since i received it back from my insurance.
Phone performance seems great (fast boot, fast installs,i haven't tested it much for now), screen is quite bright compared to before.
Design is almost like a S2 from front, and seriously, i prefer the back of my previous S4. It was far better. There's absolutely no advantage despite what reviews are saying, the dotted back isn't giving me more grip, maybe the material but it's barely noticeable.
About that material, so many comments wars about samsung plastic. Well, i disagreed most comments about S3/4. They were made from poly- thing and felt great in my hands (i owned all Galaxy S). But that one on S5, i don't know what it is, but it's really feeling cheap to my taste, especially in white (the only one i could get from the deal). Back cover is just like on pictures, it depends on lighting but it goes from ok to ugly. And i really loved my S4's design / material.
Second important thing: i hope samsung will read me (i seriously doubt it) : THEY REMOVED QUICK GLANCE FEATURE !
There's no option to turn it on in menus, i'm seriously pissed just for that. It was a killer feature for me : just hovering my hand over my phone screen off, to get a quick fade for 3sec displaying useful infos like missed calls/sms/time/battery left..
Damn it! Maybe it has been forgotten, hopefully they will readd it in a next firmware upgrade but for now, i'm more pissed to see a stupid move for making a screenshot than my quick glance feature, more useful on a daily basis.
This phone has no 4G. why would anyone go for this one? Can anyone elaborate on this?
zeferino228, 12 Apr 2014why is everyone interested in just commentating on the camera ? They are both good, but the ph... moreFirst,
every single one of my phone has frozen at least once,
The cure a removable battery.
HTC have got it half right as before no memory slot no removale battery
Now they are selling the phone on "metal" like the iPhone it will scratch unless you have some sort of protection
I don't know what the cost of the S4 was but from reports the S5 cost less than the S4 at launch
re Apple iPhones every single iPhones cost more than its predecessor which can't go on
there is nothing new to add to smartphones or put in so another camera hike faster processor etc
if you think the IP6 is going to have something new you are mistaken
I saw this phone in a store and operated for 10 mins. I was very much disappointed by the speed of the phone. It seems like Samsung doesn't use a good quality of hardware. 2.5 ghz octa core was worst than even a normal 1.4 ghz dual core. Lolzzzzzz. I wont recommend anyone to buy this phone. This is too slow. Nexus 5 is better option and if you have more budget than you can go for iphone 5s.
opeth771, 12 Apr 2014Got the S5 yesterday, and I must say that I am impressed... The design is very nice, for my pa... moreHow is the charging slot cover when charging?
Maybe frequent opening and closing when charging will wear the seal gasket for water resistant.
Better use a wireless charger.
Got the S5 yesterday, and I must say that I am impressed... The design is very nice, for my part, I have the charcoal black. Like all of you, I thought it didn't look great on pictures, but in hands, oh boy is it different!
The cell feels premium when you hold it in you hands. You can tell it is not cheap quality.
The phone is ultra fast, as I have never seen before. The screen display is simply the best of all time on a cell. My girlfriend was sitting next to me with her nexus 5, and I could tell the difference just by looking at her phone.
The new features work very well. The fingerprint scanner is very accurate, compared to all the reviews I have read. Maybe they did not set-up their fingerprints correctly. You have about 8 swipes to do to register your fingerprints, you should take all angles of your finger to make sure all parts are registered. For me, it works 99,9% of the time on the first try!
I haven't had enough time to test the camera, however, the 4K video shooting is ridiculously amazing. When I look at the videos I recorded, it just doesn't seem like a video anymore, and it feels like real because the details are so nice. I can't believe a phone can record such great videos!
As for the TouchWIZ UI, I simply love it. No more confusing UI, and if for some reason you can't find a setting, there is a search option that will search settings for a keyword you typed in.
Simply amazing, good job samsung!
Live colour Led tec in Z2 use red ,green ,blue backlit instead of white backlit
So colour reproduction is incredibly rich and super clear contrast!
All photo and, video and wallpaper are always beautiful
Ominibalance design is added and it is useful in handelling Z2
Z2 has the best display in all smartphines at the market!
Pera92, 12 Apr 2014Samsung galaxy s5 or Nokia lumia 1520?LG G Pro 2 is a good choice too.
Pera92, 12 Apr 2014Samsung galaxy s5 or Nokia lumia 1520?Check LG G2 also.
Anonymous, 12 Apr 2014The design is a backstep from that of the S4. The processing power is impressive for a smartph... morehi anonymous,how about the wifi mimo and download booster performance?is it better than note 3 the wifi performance?cause i am planning to buy samsung s5 or note 3.
What a worst phone by Samsung
& look at its cost Arount 50,000
Near ti iPhone 5s
and look at the design looks like 9,000-10,000 phone
cant expect this from samsung
one of its best phone in this condition & ur expecting it breaks iPhone customers
Samsung loseing its customers with this type of Phones
Actually, Galaxy S5 does not have a feature download booster in India, website is claiming and it's showing in the smart simulator it is there, and SAMSUNG ESTORE customer care people is telling it is 4G enabled they are making money with false statement
I got the s5 and it is incredible. I dont know why everybody is arguing about the plastic body. Its the best feature of the phone, removable battery. It costs close to €100 to replace an iphone battery and it has to be sent away for a few days( which turns into a few weeks) and about €10 to replace a samsung battery(can do that yourself). And if your complaining about the "feel" of it, anybody who really cares about their phone is going to get a case for it so your actually going to be feeling the leather case and not the plastic back. This is hands down the best phone out there at the moment. Not too big, can still operate it with one hand
The design is a backstep from that of the S4. The processing power is impressive for a smartphone of this size. The screen is nice and clear, and the heart rate monitor is a nice addition for those that use s-health. The memory of 16gb internal should really be being pushed to 32gb from this point onwards. The UI and the way Samsung use Android has taken a step back. Many of the useful pinch to select different pages has been taken away, meaning it has the feel of every other smartphone, that in my opinion was what made Samsung different. It is a shame to lose that, and i hope in future that they will bring it back. I hope even more that the Note 4 will be using Samsungs older overlay, as again I am not a fan of the new version. Samsung have been my favorite brand for years now, but the s5 has lost a lot of my respect. The Note 3 is still by far my favorite phone on the market, and i truly hope that they regain the features that defined them in future.