The low ratings probably came from trolls. The design may look bad but it's practical. The perforated back is for enhanced grip but it does have a plaster-like look :p
How can features be a 4.7? When I hear the name Samsung Galaxy, I think of a feature-filled smartphone. Samsung Galaxy phones have always been about their features like the fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor and some other add-ons.
A 5.0 for performance is rather acceptable because of the heavy RAM usage that TouchWiz takes. There was a mention from Samsung that the "new" TouchWiz will be less memory-demanding.
In overall, I think it's an exceptional device.
P.S. to the trolls, make constructive comments like mine, not a comment with an evidence-less conclusion ;)
There was a hype created, before launch leaks pic showed no side bezel ad round surface with metal body. Sammy could nt afford to lower its profits, ad had a vent to take risks. It has done it lets see another 800$ cell wth no rocket science added. Its a blunder on purpose it can afford. I sure will gurantee will never buy it. Will Look fr S7 maybe.
Anonymous, 28 Feb 2014Samsung Phone have only 1 year validity, and after that it start up showing defects and issues... moreWhat issue did U get? My S3, which I bought during launch is in perfect shape. I have 3 friends whose using xperia, all of them having battery issue (on less than 1 year). Heard Sony's after sales service is very bad in my country, unlike Samsung.
Anonymous, 28 Feb 2014I do not agree with you on no 1. Bigger not always better. It all depends on what your need... moreTats exactly why I said that bigger is not always better. It's all based on U'r needs, exactly. I do love bigger phone, even 7" is ok for me for daily use. But many will argue.
@Heartbeat sensor during accident...
Lately there was 2 cases of hit&run on my region.
There was no one everywhere and the victim fainted. Until some hours later, he brought by ambulance, but too late. If only heartbeat sensor do the job, and call ambulance sooner... He'll jst be saved. Jst my stupid idea, assuming heartbeat has certain pattern on accident.
Other idea, to make lie detector over it, so U know whether U'r GF cheated:P
I think this is a strategy for samsung to launch the new flagship phone but keep the old flagship still feel premium, that why the spec and the new design of s5 doesn't change extremely from the s4. They push the function feature more usable than push the spec as a super phone with no feature that usable fir every day task. That all I can say.
Samsung Phone have only 1 year validity, and after that it start up showing defects and issues.....batter go for Quality handsets rather thn Quantity of features
Ok here comes the samsung and apple fans. Now kids, to settle the score, lets race genesis and mustang.... One two go! Hey mustang i said go.... Errr i forgot ur american brand, all ads but crap. Winner korea hahahahahah
[deleted post]Huh..i dont need s5...my phone is even morr powerful than this crap..and more beautiful to..people always aww at mine and never samsung...
Anonymous, 28 Feb 2014u donot understand basic english !!! Good bye!!! rant rant off topic ! Whatever..i rant and rant is my freedom..you hate it that your freedom..but doesn't any of these comments affect me at all..haha
[deleted post]Whatever man...i have used iphone and sony for as long as i remember...all of my stuff is in there include password and a lot...and i never use any lock..just plain unlock screen..till now, nothing happened...if you so private about yourself so keep it to yourself...i dont care any of ypur comments...it so stupid really...
AnonD-124528, 28 Feb 2014Well, a lot of guys lock their phone because of stupid reason and not many a good one...u donot understand basic english !!!
Good bye!!! rant rant off topic !
s4 is much better than s5,
s4 price 370
s5 price 730
feel the difference! lol ;)
Anonymous, 28 Feb 2014martin- u may watch porno on ur handset- millions donot .u r anather rant rant off topic ..Well, a lot of guys lock their phone because of stupid reason and not many a good one...
I'm not a Samsung fan but I must admit that the score don't reflect reality. In fact gsmarena people should rework the users voting procedure. It's obvious that S5 it's only an iteration of S4 but in terms of features this gadget is the best on market today. Full range of usefull sensors( baromether, thermometer, hygrometer, pulse sensor, fingerprint sensor and IP67 certification). This product is complete and unique on the market. From hw perspective S5 is by far the best smart gadget on the market today. My vote is 8,10,8. By the way I'm a Sony fan.
nakul , 28 Feb 2014this gonna be biggest failure of samsung and how do you know?!?!?! in your opinion,YES,but other 100.000.000 people will disagree...