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    Default Galaxy S5: Huge disappointment, Samsung TOTALLY dropped the ball!

    ....Same horrible physical home button (ughhh), Basically the same capacity battery, a couple more megapixel camera, no improvement to the screen, it's significantly larger and heavier with only a 0.1" bump in screen size. No metal body as had long been rumored, same cheap s*** plastic look and feel as other Galaxy phones. Not a thing to really "move the needle." No 4000Ma battery, no optical image stabalization, no ultra HD screen, etc. In short, a serious piece of s***.
    Samsung, you're going to get you *** handed to you by Apple.
    This is just pathetic.
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    Default Re: HUGE Disappointment -- Samsung TOTALLY Dropped The Ball

    Yes, did they but they continue to bite...learned from Apple.

    I'm guessing most of these features will make it's way on to Note 4.
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    Not everyone hates the home button. As for the rumored metal body, it was just that, a rumor. It wasn't set in stone that the S5 was gonna have a metal body.
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    Default Re: HUGE Disappointment -- Samsung TOTALLY Dropped The Ball

    Quote Originally Posted by PsychDoc View Post
    ....Same horrible physical home button (ughhh), Basically the same capacity battery, a couple more megapixel camera, no improvement to the screen, it's significantly larger and heavier with only a 0.1" bump in screen size. No metal body as had long been rumored, same cheap s*** plastic look and feel as other Galaxy phones. Not a thing to really "move the needle." No 4000Ma battery, no optical image stabalization, no ultra HD screen, etc. In short, a serious piece of s***.
    Samsung, you're going to get you *** handed to you by Apple.
    This is just pathetic.
    "Basically" I guess sums it all up right?

    None of the unconfirmed dream features you wanted made it to the actual device so it has to be terrible.
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    Default Re: HUGE Disappointment -- Samsung TOTALLY Dropped The Ball

    I love a home button, the specs are OKAY, and the added new features are welcomed. Size is a different matter...
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    Not sure what you were expecting from one year to another. We have yet to see how this device performs and people are already hating on it. Specs are an upgrade across the board, UI looks to be improved and the material they used looks like the soft touch used on the Nexus.
    Definitely not disappointing if you ask me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychDoc View Post
    ....Same horrible physical home button (ughhh), Basically the same capacity battery, a couple more megapixel camera, no improvement to the screen, it's significantly larger and heavier with only a 0.1" bump in screen size. No metal body as had long been rumored, same cheap s*** plastic look and feel as other Galaxy phones. Not a thing to really "move the needle." No 4000Ma battery, no optical image stabalization, no ultra HD screen, etc. In short, a serious piece of s***.
    Samsung, you're going to get you *** handed to you by Apple.
    This is just pathetic.
    But will it have the pake plastic ropey design on the back like the Note? Sounds like people won't be standing in line for this bad boy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin O'Quinn View Post
    "Basically" I guess sums it all up right?

    None of the unconfirmed dream features you wanted made it to the actual device so it has to be terrible.
    Personally, (I can't speak to OPs opinion) I wasn't expecting ANY dream features, it is Samsung after all. They dropped the ball for me with that fugly design and a feeble attempt at making touchwiz better (but I am happy that they tried). The real deal breaker was size and kitschy build/design work. The HTC M8's bezel that people complain about so much is starting to look a hell of a lot more tolerable now.

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    They will still (alas) sell millions

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErnstMach View Post
    Personally, (I can't speak to OPs opinion) I wasn't expecting ANY dream features, it is Samsung after all. They dropped the ball for me with that fugly design and a feeble attempt at making touchwiz better (but I am happy that they tried). The real deal breaker was size and kitschy build/design work. The HTC M8's bezel that people complain about so much is starting to look a hell of a lot more tolerable now.

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    If the new touchwiz is anything like what's on the Tab Pro I would tell anyone to give it a chance.

    And the new back is far better than the shiny plastic of old IMO.

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    Default Re: HUGE Disappointment -- Samsung TOTALLY Dropped The Ball

    Just to be clear, I'm a huge android lover and I was hoping for great things here. I despise all things Apple and wouldn't take an Apple product if you gave it to me. Sammy really blew it big time. The S4 has been a sales disappointment and this is going to be a total bomb.
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    Why in the world would ANYONE that has an S4 get this? Really? What is the ONE selling point? None at all.
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    Trandz, you forget that the vast majority of buyers will be S3 upgraders

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    Default Re: HUGE Disappointment -- Samsung TOTALLY Dropped The Ball

    Quote Originally Posted by PsychDoc View Post
    Just to be clear, I'm a huge android lover and I was hoping for great things here. I despise all things Apple and wouldn't take an Apple product if you gave it to me. Sammy really blew it big time. The S4 has been a sales disappointment and this is going to be a total bomb.
    The S4 broke sales records. It wasn't a disappointment.

    How is this going to be a "total bomb?"
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    Default Re: HUGE Disappointment -- Samsung TOTALLY Dropped The Ball

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin O'Quinn View Post
    The S4 broke sales records. It wasn't a disappointment .
    How is this going to be a "total bomb?"
    I read in more than one place that samsung was extremely disappointed in S4 sales, especially after the first month or two. I don't see anything about this phone that's going to get people in the stores to buy it. Nothing
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    Quote Originally Posted by trandz View Post
    Why in the world would ANYONE that has an S4 get this? Really? What is the ONE selling point? None at all.
    We S3 owners said the same thing when the S4 was released oddly enough.
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    Default Re: HUGE Disappointment -- Samsung TOTALLY Dropped The Ball

    Quote Originally Posted by PsychDoc View Post
    ....Same horrible physical home button (ughhh)
    That's been a part of Samsung's design language for many iterations. Not sure why it's so "horrible". Plus it has the finger print scanner in it now.

    Quote Originally Posted by PsychDoc View Post
    Basically the same capacity battery, No 4000Ma battery
    So? Does it need one? Hat tip to engineering if this phone can do more longer with essentially the same size battery as the model before.

    Plus it's removable, right? You want that massive 4000 mAh battery? Swap one in.

    Quote Originally Posted by PsychDoc View Post
    a couple more megapixel camera, no optical image stabalization
    Have you seen samples from this new camera yet?

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    no improvement to the screen, it's significantly larger and heavier with only a 0.1" bump in screen size. no ultra HD screen
    Because PPIs over 300 matter?

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    ...No metal body as had long been rumored, same cheap s*** plastic look and feel as other Galaxy phones.
    Keyword there: rumored.

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    In short, a serious piece of s***.
    Samsung, you're going to get you *** handed to you by Apple.
    This is just pathetic.
    Just watch. Samsung's sales numbers will prove you wrong.
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    You probably won't see huge changes until the F series comes out.

    I am glad they kept the home button

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    Quote Originally Posted by trandz View Post
    Why in the world would ANYONE that has an S4 get this? Really? What is the ONE selling point? None at all.
    Maybe not a selling point that you are interested in, but for me, there are some that interest me :

    -water resistant standard
    -supports 128gb card
    -Fingerprint scanner
    -Private mode
    -Kids mode


    Less important features to me:

    -Capable of theoretically 50% faster speeds
    -Heart rate sensor
    -usb 3.0
    -4k video recording
    -slightly larger screen and battery




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    But will it have the pake plastic ropey design on the back like the Note? Sounds like people won't be standing in line for this bad boy.
    Nobody really stands I'm line for an android phone

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    Default Re: HUGE Disappointment -- Samsung TOTALLY Dropped The Ball

    Quote Originally Posted by PsychDoc View Post
    I read in more than one place that samsung was extremely disappointed in S4 sales, especially after the first month or two. I don't see anything about this phone that's going to get people in the stores to buy it. Nothing
    Doesn't mean the sales were a flop, just that they were expecting more.
    People will still buy these and it will still break sales records regardless of what you like or dislike about it. I, as well as others, really like the improvements they made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychDoc View Post
    I read in more than one place that samsung was extremely disappointed in S4 sales, especially after the first month or two. I don't see anything about this phone that's going to get people in the stores to buy it. Nothing
    I'm not sure they ever released sales numbers though. So that's kind of unsubstantiated.

    Don't get me wrong, I didn't like the S4. I thought it was far too similar to the S3. The S5 differentiates with looks, better TouchWiz, and improvements in the areas that matter IMO (camera, battery life presumably, and water/dust resistance to name some standouts).
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    So now please explain to me the phone lagging TWICE pretty bad in 1 three minute video? Don't even bother to tell me that its "not the final OS version" because thats a crap *** excuse. Do you see Apple or anyone else announcing a phone and saying oh, dont mind the lag its beta?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychDoc View Post
    ....Same horrible physical home button (ughhh), Basically the same capacity battery, a couple more megapixel camera, no improvement to the screen, it's significantly larger and heavier with only a 0.1" bump in screen size. No metal body as had long been rumored, same cheap s*** plastic look and feel as other Galaxy phones. Not a thing to really "move the needle." No 4000Ma battery, no optical image stabalization, no ultra HD screen, etc. In short, a serious piece of s***.
    Samsung, you're going to get you *** handed to you by Apple.
    This is just pathetic.
    Damn were u expecting a phone from 007 or something??
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErnstMach View Post
    Trandz, you forget that the vast majority of buyers will be S3 upgraders

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    My upgrade hits at the end of April and i have an S3. Everyone else in my family upgraded (Dad got a Note 3 and a 5c for his other line, sister got a gold 5s, mom got a 5c). I'm the only one left out and the S5 looks really good to me.
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