I still use a galaxy SL I9003 as my secondary phone and use a Galaxy SIII as my primary phone. The front of the S5 looks like an enlarged version of the galaxy SL. The back perforations resemble the back of my Google Nexus 7. No way I will buy a Samsung mobile again. When Galaxy S, S2 and S3 were launched there were not really any competition to Samsung at that point of time. Sony, HTC, LG were all lying low and not much of chinese phones. But now largely due to the proliferation of chinese mobiles and outstanding designs by Sony and other companies, Samsung will face an uphill task to sell the S5. Already S4 is not selling as they expected. They really need to focus on external design as any person who buys a flagship phone will always expect it to stand out from the crowd. The design language must be different across every range of models for any company as that would be the differentiating factor for the money what we pay. Right now every Samsung phone looks alike and there is no wow factor at all.
for those who think that samsung has fail with the S5 would u take a good look at the real compitition.."the iphone"... take a look at the design.... yeah nothing much has change still people thing iphone is one of the best phone design... i agree too it is one of the best, because what they did.... instead of throwing away their design they tweek it to perfection. samsung seam to be on the same road... i say two thumb up to samsung
Galaxy grand advance came in the name of S5 !! Whats happening Samsung ???????
Guys go and have a look at the specification and look of LG G2 !! Watta phone ...S5 sucks
Its S to the 5th generation and honestly speaking that I'm happy with it over all. Screen size and RAM are lil disappointing but snapdragon 801 exynos soc.. Come on guys.. In terms of specs its a beast. Ultimate powerhouse. 1920×1080 is excellent as far as screen is below 6". Offering 16MP cam with 2k video recording.. 2800mh battery. Kitkat out of the box blah blah.. What else do you want guys. When xperia z came out, everyone was like wow water proof and all. . Today S5 is the first to offer fingerprint scanner and everyone is like "who needs finger print scanner".. Come on guys. You're jealous with Samsung, not S5. And you always will be.. I can understand that is not that good looking but spec. Wise and features. . It's a Giant
Am sticking to my Sony Xperia Z1, S5 what a whole set of copied features. Am so disappointed right now
any comment samsung lovers?, iFans hahaha! lets wait for the iphone6 hahaha! lovet!
Would have preferred Dual SIM, Twin Speakers like HTC, and an FM Transmitter but instead S5 gives us a heart attack monitor lol and dustproof
siddhss, 25 Feb 2014who said not big upgrade......fingerprint scan..waterproof...2800mah battery with dadicated ap... moreNo, S5 is one of the ugliest phone I saw. I prefer S4 for ergonomic design (and it's lighter, thiner). And there's no really improvement over S4. Fingerprint reading isn't what we need, especially today. I will stay with my S4 and wait for something better from Sony or Htc.
LG G pro 2 is far more better. Already N7100 users are complaining of worst battery backup, then imagine the case of this phone. It (S5) will give only 12 to 18 hours of battery backup time !!!. In future, S6 gives 10 to 14 hours, S7 may give 6 to 10 hours, S8 a mere 4 to 6 hours, S9 or S10 - just 1 to 2 hours !!!
haseeb qureshi, 25 Feb 2014Plastic body....
Fingerprint scanner frm apple
Waterproof frm sony
Camera frm Nokia
N fin... more@haseeb qureshi: Apple did not invent the fingerprint scanner. Nokia camera ? What Nokia ? One from several years ago ? Lumia 1520 has 20MP, not 16 ! Not to mention OIS and sensor size.
Samsung will be in continuous decline in 2014. Sony, LG and Nokia already have better phones (judging by specs, design, used materials ..)
Zeev, 25 Feb 2014It should be 3ram or 4ram for internal storage Why it seems no different with s4 !! I think... moreDef. S4. I have one. But you must know that S4 (and all other) has Knox. So, I suggest you to look for another manufacturer, who is more user-friendly, like Htc or Sony. Avoid Samsung if you can, that's my honest advice. It was good company. But nowadays they are living on old glory and trying to be new Apple, no matter what.