Saveferris, 02 Mar 2014CPU clock speed, is that what you're hanging your hat on. Means nothing in the real world...it... moreWell, the screen is quite a big shortcoming. It's an LCD, so there are no blacks. I prefer to use inverted colours on the screen when I'm browsing the Internet or reading a PDF. With an AMOLED screen it would mean that 95% of the pixels would be turned off, on a screen that uses around 27% of the battery. That alone would translate into an increase in battery life, and in the useful life of the phone itself. Also, AMOLEDs can be configured to render more natural colours. As for the battery, there is no evidence that the Z2 will deliver more than 6 hours of web browsing, like the Z1, while the G2 (same CPU, same battery power, same screen size and resolution) delivers more than double, and Samsung could do even better, who's to say the contrary before the review. I've tried Touchwiz and Optimus UI (some reviews say the Optimus is worse), and I liked them both, honestly, and I had a tablet with stock Android, and it wasn't bad either, so no real complaints there.
notyboy, 02 Mar 2014What....?
You will not like better viewing angles because of privacy...!!
I mean...eithr you... moreNo, I meant to say that I would very much like to keep whatever is on yhe screen ti myself, not the person on the seat next to me when I'm in a bus or subway carriage, for example. That's what I meant by privacy.
Anonymous, 02 Mar 2014The S5 brings the Snapdragon 801 over the S4. This is a 30 percent or so performance increase.... moreWhat....?
You will not like better viewing angles because of privacy...!!
I mean...eithr you are a comedian or wot..?
Or...you made a joke to make the readers of your comment laugh? !!
Anonymous, 02 Mar 2014yeah, but check the user ratings on both phones...user rating is not reliable because it is usually done before the release of the phone,u might accept someone gives rating about the design just from pictures ,and comment about the features just from specifications but u can't accept commenting on performance before using the phone!?!!
Wow...Dual stereo speakers,Best display with Sony's exclusive TV techs, best camera and biggest battery.Overall , best smartphone.
Slayer, 01 Mar 2014I think someone else has already answered your question! The major improvement is the use of I... moreThe S5 brings the Snapdragon 801 over the S4. This is a 30 percent or so performance increase. At the same time, I wouldn't personally like to have better viewing angles on my phone (privacy concerns).
MahdiPhoenix, 02 Mar 2014mate, try to understand me correctly, it's just a pleasent upgrade, thats what i'm trying to s... moreThe problem is not with the Z2, or what it brings over the Z1. It's just that a lot of people are using double standards. In other words, for them the Z2 is a noteworthy upgrade while the S5 is not. A more balanced view eould be better.
I am basically an iOS fanboy but I used Z1 last October & found it very competitive in terms of features of all kind. I m interested to buy Z2 also here in Pakistan. Can anyone tell me the approximate price & specific release date for this upcom..
Persian USer, 01 Mar 2014Its interesting that while S5 and Z2 are released at the same time, S5 has more than 1 million... moreYes,just look at homepage,they included galaxy s5 pictures,a lot ugly pictures,and it's strange since none of the pictures didn't take by hand,,and where are z2 pictures??? Oh sorry here is Samsung territory like pa
I have both iPhone 5s and Xperia Z1s and iPhone is a better phone, better OS, better experience, it is simply a better phone. The only plus of Xperia over iPhone is soldiness of the phone, it just lasts longer, but it has a terrible screen and back, it is all scratched after just 3 months of using, I am a heavy user, my iPhone is damaged from the sides, but the screen is like new. So iPhone has a better screen protection and with the new iPhone 6 having sapphire glass it is game over!
I need to change my phone later.
If you're about to change a new phone.
U will choose what spec? (only one)
1. HIGHER RAM (prevent lagging)
2. More FEATURES but LOWER RAM
Can giv some opinions?
Waiting for other flagship phones to be announced/released. Sony Z2 is the best so far.
sin's oyabun, 02 Mar 2014Video Double FullHD 2160p@30fps,actually, its 4 time larger than FHD mate ;)
not me, 02 Mar 2014Yes because they sponsor :) interesting thoughts, but dude, its pointless to argue about those stuff, who cares about sony itself or samsung itself, all that matters is that if their products suit our tastes or not, other than that it's wasting time to talk about brands, well, atleast in my opinion ;)
Anonymous, 01 Mar 2014The CPU has a lower clock speed, the display is an LCD, which is worse than an AMOLED of the s... moreCPU clock speed, is that what you're hanging your hat on. Means nothing in the real world...its the same CPU just clocked a little faster by Samsung..
As for the screen, Nice try. Its a preference, real life colours vs unnatural saturated colours, even in natural mode on the S5. It will never have a real life effect as it does on the IPS LCD.
The camera in the Z2 now has a larger sensor, even larger than Samsung's offering, along with the larger MP camera. So the reviews for previous offerings are irrelevant. Bigger battery in the Z2..... means another fail by Samsung.
Oh dear, you involved the UI, thought you'd try to direct the attention away from Samsungs failings.... Z2 is a lighter skin than doesn't affect the UI performance, then you have Touchwiz designed by 10 year olds with crayon like icons, its outdated, bloated and carries a heavy skin which means lag lag lag, removing the S- apps won't change the fact its a heavy skin.
On top of this it carries an extra RAM Stereo speakers in a more ascetically pleasing shell made using better materials. As an all round package.....the Z5 has delivered.
Anonymous, 01 Mar 2014The CPU has a lower clock speed, the display is an LCD, which is worse than an AMOLED of the s... moremate, try to understand me correctly, it's just a pleasent upgrade, thats what i'm trying to say, an i have read enouph about z1 and z2, believe it or not, Z2 is quitely something else, but anyway thanks for reply :)
Special Edition, 01 Mar 2014He/she probably means IR blaster instead of infra red port for files transferring like Xperia ... moreya, you're right i guess, and that's verry cool, thanks for the reply :)
Persian USer, 01 Mar 2014Its interesting that while S5 and Z2 are released at the same time, S5 has more than 1 million... moreObserve the Voting results, they are far better than the S5 despite of the daily hits