I have used S2 Note S3 S4 Note3 (using now)
But felt only bigger screen use is OK. Else all other functions like Face Unlock.. Air Gesture... Air View.... Barometer.... Temperature... Reading Mode... Multi Windows.....Smart scroll.. Pause and stay... And now in S5 finger scanner.. It's all unnecessary imposed functions in device..... I never had any necessity of using all those functions since I am using this galaxy phones..... Samsung is trying to bring a whole Airlines cockpit in a mobile phone..... My personal suggestions to Samsung is don't think we are stupid if we buying your phone for these type of above functions and features but all because of Android software friendly use and Okay screen sizes.... And fast operation....... That's all we buy your device for...... Not for crowded sensors
TheNeighbor, 09 Mar 2014LOL. So now anything Samsung is bad, in your universe. You're even "using" Sony to j... moreno! I do not hate Samsung. I'm using their phones. I just dont like their design and battery backup is terible! everyone complaining about it not just me! and you know it. but overall they are good.
In my eyes the Galaxy S5 is a good looking phone. The backside is not a fingerprint-magnet for example - but personally I gonna buy a TPU-case anyway. So who cares? I like the unique combination of water/dust proof with replaceable battery, with all the advantages the latter option gives you. I also like all the small changes like faster camera start-times, fingerprint-lock, menu-key changed to Recent apps (finally) and best of all: the new "gear fit" wristwatch-option. Overall its just seems to be the most promising flagship-phone out there.
Abaddon-ISJ5, 09 Mar 2014I mean is to run smoothly as Z2.LOL. So now anything Samsung is bad, in your universe. You're even "using" Sony to just counter your point across. Well, you can't say that with what you actually use - an iPhone 5c, a mid-ranged phone according to you:
Tcool, 09 Mar 2014Come on, you said you are "travelling the world" and you are from Australia. Don't t... moretcool your being presumptions about my radio listening habits. Since leaving Australia I've been in the middle east, Europe, Africa, Europe again, every country in Central America, And I go to south America Tuesday and likely to stay there the next year or so before moving on to the US and Canada. I did study Spanish for 3 weeks in Guatemala but there are many countries on my list where English is spoken but music is a international language you dont aways need to understand the words to enjoy it. I travel as light as possible I don't want extra devices and chargers and I ran mainframe computers for IBM for 12 years so I'm not tech clueless, I use my S2 for more than just radio ; )
metal case? Ok you've made a fair point Id cover it but I value robustness and suspect a metal case would resist torsional effects better than plastic and provide longevity and I'd be happy to live with a small weight increase for that.
Anonymous, 09 Mar 2014I'd pay extra for a inbuilt radio as long as it was a reasonable price. many people on this f... moreHonestly i don't know how it is in other countries . Because in my country we have a 3g coverage everywhere and in big cities we have 4G and data is not for free but affordable . But you can always listen data via website's your data consumation should not be too high for just listening (streaming) it's not like video streaming . There will always be solution just be independant dont wait until samsung put's a radio cuz you wil wait for ever i think :)
Anonymous, 09 Mar 2014I'd pay extra for a inbuilt radio as long as it was a reasonable price. many people on this f... moreIn my country we have free hotspot's almost everywhere and even though data is expensive . Why would you buy a 700 dollar phone that's expansive ! so if you can buy a 700 dollar phone i just cannot see how you cannot afford Data , + spotify can be used now or just download your own playlist at home and start your own radio ... no offense but it's 2014.
Xstraman, 09 Mar 2014If you have to pay more for radio i will take the one without radio and u ?I'd pay extra for a inbuilt radio as long as it was a reasonable price. many people on this forum seem to be ignorant of the fact that data is expensive or unreliable / unavailable in many areas and countries.The talk of streaming radio is obviously made by people living in cities where reliable data is cheap or don't mind carrying around extra (unnecessary if builtin as alternative) devices.
Anonymous, 09 Mar 2014we dn't need heart rate monitor and finger print scanner...what we need is built-in RADIO...yo... moreYou don't need a fingerprint and a hearsensor stop acting like your talking for a groupe of person . The FM is in for your own interest . And S5 will and does not have it so go check on other brands man that's the true reality .
jara tere, 09 Mar 2014All negative comments will not affect it......this is the world bestttttttttttttt BESTTTT PHONEEEamen to that
jara tere, 09 Mar 2014All negative comments will not affect it......this is the world bestttttttttttttt BESTTTT PHONEEEStill sleepy below sony xperia z1
jplazas65, 09 Mar 2014I invite you to participate in these forums respecting other ways of thinking and feeling that... moreDon't be bias. Why don't you respect others way of thinking and feeling that are totally different from yours? Respect begets respect.
Fingerprint sensor__copy bY Apple
Water resistant ____copy bY Sony
And not any other invn..
there are sony fans in gsmarena and they continiously make negative comment. okey I dont like samsung too due to samsung phones inculde knox! but really good phones.it is interesting S5 features 4,7 sony xperia z 8 incredible! z is laggy phone. z's camera mud!.finally samsung phones are good phone even if you dont like its.
plavan0709, 09 Mar 2014Z2 much better 20mp camera, 3gb ram and 5.2" inch screen.....at same price.... samsung u ... morethen about the performance? and ui? and weight and thickness?
sony having 20 mp camera on only on the paper but in real life its equal to the samsung 8mp camera? and design? and built quality? so simpley if you have a sony fan or samsung hater simply getout from this page it is world the best phone now
Z2 much better 20mp camera, 3gb ram and 5.2" inch screen.....at same price.... samsung u will always lag behind sony...
Samsung sucks.... bored user interface,design,below average music quality.SONY ROOOOOCKS......
All good except battery. If it was 4000 mah I would have bought it.., I'll go for Droid Maxx..