I`m an iPhone user for about 3.5 years, and am starting to look forward for possibility to upgrade for newer model. By this time my 4s will be already almost 3 years old, which isn't a lot but i don`t believe that it will be able to run ios8 smoothly and the battery will most likely be done by this time. So I am starting to look around for possible replacements, and i must say that i am more then impressed by these specs and opportunities that Samsung do offer with this phone. And i am not talking about some 5 inch screen size, i am talking about the whole thing as it is, the only lack here i see is a design. Yes apple can do some stunning design but, that's it! What i do see for last few apple releases, there is nothing much except design and software upgrade, the rest is some minor hardware changes, which doesn't offer a lot. And i don`t believe that this september will be much different, maybe some design refresh, bigger screen and finally 2Gb ram and that's it. So my point is that Samsung board, should finally dismiss existing designer and finally come up with some solid thinning one! And i do believe if apple won`t come up with stuff that would offer at least 85% off this, they will have to face some hard times.
The galaxy s5 is a killer. its much faster than the iPhone 4s and 5s, lets see what the 6 will put on the table for us. but for now just go for the s5
Apple phones: 4s and 5s are best phones
Pros: Best built in Quality and gives some status. IOS (Unique)
Cons: Too Costly, Almost you have to buy every App.
Nokia: All lumia series
Pros: Known for best camera and windows phones.
Cons: Less Apps, slightly difficult to use & thicker phones.
Samsung: S3, Note 2 & Note 3 are best. (S4 is also good but not that great it is having some lags).
Pros: Number of models in all Price range. Lot of features like smart stay, sensors & etc.,
Cons: All looks like same no matter how much money you invest.
Sony: SP and Z series
Pros: Good Built in Quality, slightly cheaper than others, having good camera.
Cons: If you got repairs, simple you have to go for new one means individual parts are too costly.
HTC: One and desire series
Pros: Good built in Quality, great touch sense UI, good speakers and having beat audio.
Cons: very sensitive, battery backup is not good.
LG: Only G series and Nexus series are the best in LG.
Motorola: Moto G and Moto X are the best mobiles.
And other companies I never used them so I am unable to tell.
Note : This is only just my view……….
Anonymous, 25 Mar 2014that's because your used to not having a radio on the iPhone. I have 8gb of music on my s2 and... moreFreedom is not bondage, unlike the built in radio slave to the wired headset.
Freedom is not confining and relying news and songs to the phone radio only.
Freedom is having different options to choose from for listening to radio.
Freedom is not limiting oneself to the local radio stations only which the built in radio can broadcast.
Freedom is not locked to the local radio stations only and not locked to the wired headset.
Anonymous, 25 Mar 2014of Course Erkan is thinking about himself this is a forum to give YOUR opinion. So we are allo... moreYeah keep your S2 and get left behind stuck to the past while Samsung is moving forward. It's your opinion and choice.
And your country is not the same as the whole world and not all people have the same preferences like yours.
So don't generalize.
Anonymous, 25 Mar 2014ahh hello! everybody doesn't live in your country Tcool.Ahh, hello! Anonymous Kvxv, everybody don't live in your country either. So don't generalize the issue.
AnonD-238587, 25 Mar 2014I want To Say That :
Sony Xperia Agents that Hired From Sony R EVERYWHERE in Samsung Posts Sp... moreI thought that was Samsung that paid trolls to come to HTC pages...an Now it's Sony's turn.You are so Funny lol
Sony is a respectable company. Even if they want , they don't have enough money to that.
I want To Say That :
Sony Xperia Agents that Hired From Sony R EVERYWHERE in Samsung Posts Specialy here in s5 page Trying To Distortion noticable To Samsung Mobile Device And They R too Much and Most of their Talks about ( Radio - bucasue they have radio - Almuniem And Glass Cuz they have it To .. battey Life they Pretend that they have bigger battery life 3200 but in fact xperia Suck In battery Compared To samsung ) ... I get Bored Of sony Egents Every Where ... They also Hit Lowes Rating & Voting for s5 As u see Design 3.7 / 4.8 / 5.1 )
In The other Hand Look To The Rating of xperia z1 compact & Z2 ... Over Rating Not Because They r Popular its becasue Of Agent that hired From The Company >> They Do all This because S5 HAve waterproof and this will make all new xperia phones In bad Sitaution hahahaha >> No matter of what happen I'm Still Big Fan of Samsung .. however i had iphone 5 .. i sold it and i'll get s5 ... Who is with me Guys ? Sony Agents Plz Dont Reply hhhhhhh .
AnonD-116639, 25 Mar 2014because you have never bought a xperia device....you are just trolling.....my xperia Z1 compac... morePhone Arena have their own testing and said this about the Z1:
"Quite shockingly, the Xperia Z1 ranks last among top smartphones in its class scoring just 4 hours and 43 minutes of battery life on our test."
My Note 2 can last longer with up to 7 hours of screen usage, with downloading over 1GB of torrents, over an 18 hours of usage.
TheNeighbor, 25 Mar 2014Z2 has no removable battery. Xperia phones have a bad reputation of short battery life as we h... morebecause you have never bought a xperia device....you are just trolling.....my xperia Z1 compact can beat any device in battery life....i can bet on it...
and xperia SP,xperia C , ZR have an excellent battery life....and dont forget Z2 is having ips lcd cosumes less energy than tft lcd.....Z2 have a 3200 mah battery.. . .so just wait for the review..
no slow motion video 720p@ 120fps?????
come on samsung thats a cool feature to have...we don't need heart rate gimmicky......!!!
and no 3gb ram??
its 2014 !!! and 3gb ram is standard for flagship....
disappointed this year....
Scott, 21 Mar 2014im an iphone user and im getting sick of people complaining about radio !! god download the ap... morethat's because your used to not having a radio on the iPhone. I have 8gb of music on my s2 and still want to discover new music via free radio not paid for streaming. you have summed up the mentality of Apple - products for people who dont want to think and are happy locked up in a padded cell oblivious to the freedom of the outside world. just like religeon. yes just load your favourite songs and play them over and over again ; )
Tcool, 22 Mar 2014Built-in radio only broadcast local radio stations, how about when you are working in other co... moreof Course Erkan is thinking about himself this is a forum to give YOUR opinion. So we are allowed to say what we prefer. Personally data usage is expensive in my country I'd also prefer a in built radio over streaming or extra devices. I'll keep my S2 until Samsung realises that.
AnonD-60230, 24 Mar 2014what ever you want is already provided in Z2 except finger print scanner.. so whats the point ... moreZ2 has no removable battery. Xperia phones have a bad reputation of short battery life as we have seen in the last 5 models.
sonny, 24 Mar 2014Z2 has Ominibalance design and water proof!
Pencil input feature is better than s5*
S5's cam... moreMy friend, it is a matter of choice. One likes Ferrari, the other one likes Lamborghini. Let me point out several aspects:
1. I am not planning to go swimming with my phone, would that be Z2 or S5 or whichever - although it is good to have some sort of protection.
2. I don't care about the heart sensor - still i DO NOT mind it.
3. Megapixels means QUANTITY of pixels - not QUALITY.
4. MHL3 serves for rich people to show off in front of their broke a*s friends with their 4K "SONY TV" :D (i do not own one, nor planning to - however, if you do, i salute you! ;) )
5. My previous S4 had an amazing noise cancelling, so i expect the same from the S5, if not better.
6. Once again, my friend, it is a matter of choice.
Take care! ;)
There are no perfect phone. Yes, i was a little disapoointed when i saw the official presentation and specs,bcoz there was a ton of roumors, but i still think Samsung will make somthing big this year. Either they will bring a Galaxy S5 with Exynos 64bit processor, or they will make a beast in Note 4.
For all people who dont have money to buy a high-end smartphone, go for Motorola Moto G.