The war of best smartphone flagships in 2014-
1.Samsung galaxy S5 with snapdragon 801 is a beast. With good camera 16mp phase detection autofocus with isocell sensor and much of cam tweaks..but grossly let down by build quality and form factor and in pricing.
Add to its negativity its releasing a exynos true-octacore 5442 variant in India and other asian countries which all know its a below par cpu and cannot match qualcomm watsoever..
2. Htc one M8 is an exciting phone with same snapdragon chipset 801 with minor difference and adreno 330 gpu with all aluminium unibody build quality.. What's disappointing is again the camera of 4ultra-pixel of wat htc claims its Better than many flagship phones..
But unfortunately its not..its below par quality of photo even with dual camera gimmick its providing though..
3. This is where sony xperia z2 excells where the other two devices fail. It has got the excellent build quality with all elements from glass n aluminium.. And a perfect balance between premium look and design appealing to consumers..
It also excells ahead of htc in camera and in IP 58 certification.... Where you can have your xperia for underwater shots..
Though Htc boasts of beats audio and boom sound speakers.. Sony lives upto it in tge form of true Walkman™ experience in its both hardware n software..
Htc speaker output might be the best at the moment..
Samsung is sub par with these two devices in both audio and speaker sound.. And has gimmicky music player with boring music fx..
Samsung has plenty of sensors which are useful and its fingerprint sensor is one of a kind not to forget its gimmicky heart rate sensor and so on..
What samsung really does a good job is in providing the S-apps(health,note,memo,voice,etc)
Well if u want to choose a device for its gimmicks and inferior build nd design quality with one of the best camera then Galaxy S5 is the one for u..
But if ur looking for a perfect balance between design and look and feel factor and the cell which vl perform better where it really does matter to most of the users then its Sony Xperia Z2... With one of the best Camera Display and an amazing build quality and perfect device on the whole..
If camera and price is not ur area of concern and looking for awesome audio output with the best build quality and public appeal then HTC one M8 is the 'one' u r looking for..
I had galaxy s2 then s4. Verdict: s2 was alright but 4 was a total disappointment. First samsung phones are now heavily duplicated that you can't be sure what you have is the real thing . They also make different versions of phones processors , no standard device. You buy and just later realized there is a better one out there. S4 kept on dropping network. Was only on edge not 3G most time .Wifi was within less than 5 meters, Bluetooth was the worst I have seen on any mobile phone, when I pair with my speaker it was working only within one meter. Battery was good the first week but after it started draining like crazy . The phone updates some get some don't get. The phone just did not even feel safe to use.
I took the phone back and got the iphone 5s. Iphone has been the best phone I have ever used. My first iphone was the first generation. I must say this is a great phone. When you buy you are sure what you have is the real phone you are sure the processor inside is what everyone else is having. It is standard handset. The built quality is worth the money unlike Samsung which feel cheap and plastic. The software or operating system is solid and organised . Android felt scattered and just not quality.
I thought the screen of the iphone was small but it's probably the best size of a phone to have . I don't know where Samsung is trying to go with their screen. It's already too big to call it a phone.
That's my honest take samsung.
I wanna try htc later . That's if the next iphone turn out to be disappointing . For now am very happy with iphone 5s and I look forward to the next iphone. Bye bye samsung for now
sandy, 27 Mar 2014Same features are in moto g but in less price then samsung s5,...........What??? Are you kidding? Specs are not even close!!! Lol.. Oh... I got it... You are kidding! Good one!
sirisiri8882007, 27 Mar 2014And mind it they have not released the snapdragon version but the stupid exynos octa 5422 adon... moreWhat cheating? Stop whining and be more careful to read the specs at the back of the box before buying. Only exynos variant has the powerful Power VR GPU multicore (prefered by Apple)and WOLFSON DAC!
I love samsung for it, something unique than the cluttering Qualcomm chipsets everywhere!
ankit, 27 Mar 2014y dont samsung gives stereo speakers... For what?
Malik, 27 Mar 2014Coz it is already up for sale here in Dubai..Wat version is being released there is it snapdragon801 or the exynos octa
k, 27 Mar 2014New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) South Korean electronics major Samsung Thursday unveiled Galaxy S5,... moreAnd mind it they have not released the snapdragon version but the stupid exynos octa 5422 adonis prime 2
... Stupid samsung cheating Indians again with their dumb chipset.
fingers crossed it dont over heat like my S4 did. great for a hand warmer on a cold day. not so good in your trouser pocket.
Anonymous, 27 Mar 2014HR MONITOR- samsung s5 or anyother- merely HEART RATE monitor in healthy people/ runners exerc... moreRead the comment carefully!
"....herald a new wave of modernizing medical diagnostics"
"Now runners, active users can monitor heart stress level while exercising and take intervals accordingly."
Consult dictionary or an elder for explanation! S5 is not diagnostic, I am a doctor and I know it, just to monitor Heart rate (stress level) for active people. Just acknowledging samsung's effort to bring something practical in!
Tcool, 27 Mar 2014I just want to know which is better, iPad or Android tablet?SONY xperia z2 smartphone
Same features are in moto g but in less price then samsung s5,...........
mu96XT, 27 Mar 2014Hopefully Samsung's attempt in implementing HR monitor will herald a new wave of modernizing m... moreHR MONITOR- samsung s5 or anyother- merely HEART RATE monitor in healthy people/ runners exercisers - NOT A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL - ! read samsung instructions..
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) South Korean electronics major Samsung Thursday unveiled Galaxy S5, its flagship Android phone, in India. Priced between Rs.51,000-Rs.53,000, it will be available in the market from April 11, a top company official said here.
Hopefully Samsung's attempt in implementing HR monitor will herald a new wave of modernizing medical diagnostics. Probably replacing 24 hr Holter application frequency. HR monitoring in BP monitors is considered as auxiliary feature by many users, though strongly associated with deciphering BP reading correctly.
WAY TO GO Samsung!Now runners, active users can monitor heart stress level while exercising and take intervals accordingly.