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    Default What features do you LIKE about the S5

    Since a lot of people seem disappointed, what about the people that actually like the phone...what features do you like the most?

    As for me:
    - Way better Camera with the focus mode
    - PayPal fingerprint payments
    - Waterproof (one of my biggest things)
    - Private Mode
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    Default Re: What features do you LIKE about the S5

    the removal of the menu button....yep.
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    Default Re: What features do you LIKE about the S5

    Quote Originally Posted by smooth4lyfe View Post
    Since a lot of people seem disappointed, what about the people that actually like the phone...what features do you like the most?

    As for me:
    - Way better Camera with the focus mode
    - PayPal fingerprint payments
    - Waterproof (one of my biggest things)
    - Private Mode
    The fingerprint scanner, heart beat reader and camera intrigue me the most.

    Can't wait to see this device make it into consumer hands and hear real world thoughts.

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    I actually like the S5 on paper. What else do people want? Camera, battery and waterproof. Looking forward to seeing it.

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    1) Fingerprint scanner. Not the most useful or innovative thing but something new, at least for Android.
    2) Better camera
    3) Soft touch back and traditional Android buttons. Even if they're backwards
    4) Better camera
    5) Waterproof

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    Faster wifi and everything.

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    Default Re: What features do you LIKE about the S5

    This isn't a feature, but I like that it's not a clone of the S4 on the outside. That was the biggest reason I didn't like the S4.

    As for actual features:

    1) Privacy Mode - Even if you don't use aren't those the things you don't want your friends going through anyway?
    2) The camera - Assuming it lives up to the hype.
    3) Dust and water resistance - No more worrying about the rain.
    4) IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE S4.
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    Camera and water resistance.

    Oh, and that black-and-white mode for battery life. Look forward to tablets getting that for additional life when they're being used as an e-reader.
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    Sorry but doesn't the S5 have the exact same button layout as the S4? Did I miss that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob damiani View Post
    Sorry but doesn't the S5 have the exact same button layout as the S4? Did I miss that?
    From what I see on the picture released, the power is on the right side and volume control is on the left.
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    waterproof definitely. I hope this becomes a more main stream thing for flagships. Not liking how much larger it got for a minor increase in the screen size though, when compared to the s4. Also interested to see if the larger battery actually lasts as long as they say. I love larger batteries though so +1 for samsung on that.
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    oh those buttons! lol, thx. I thought peeps were referring to the Home, menu and back buttons. Thanks zerrisk. But I digress, those buttons are in the same place as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by zerrisk View Post
    From what I see on the picture released, the power is on the right side and volume control is on the left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Premium1 View Post
    waterproof definitely. I hope this becomes a more main stream thing for flagships. Not liking how much larger it got for a minor increase in the screen size though, when compared to the s4.
    The S5 has a recent apps button and a back button while the S4 has a menu button and a back button. Instead of having to hold the home button to access recent apps, you now have a convenient button.

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    Default Re: What features do you LIKE about the S5

    Quote Originally Posted by rob damiani View Post
    Sorry but doesn't the S5 have the exact same button layout as the S4? Did I miss that?
    They changed. Got rid of the menu button and added a multitasking button.

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    thx, I'll have to look into that. Interesting. I like the better camera and waterproof as well as USB 3.0.
    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    They changed. Got rid of the menu button and added a multitasking button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msavic6 View Post
    The S5 has a recent apps button and a back button while the S4 has a menu button and a back button. Instead of having to hold the home button to access recent apps, you now have a convenient button.

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    and that has what to do with it getting larger for a .1" upgrade in the screen size? The s4 also had similar buttons.
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    Default Re: What features do you LIKE about the S5

    Quote Originally Posted by Premium1 View Post
    and that has what to do with it getting larger for a .1" upgrade in the screen size? The s4 also had similar buttons.
    No, that happened because they made the phone IP67 water and dust resistant. Fair trade off if you ask me

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    I was hoping it would have eye scrolling, because that was an incredibly useful and non gimmicky feature when I wanted to eat chicken wings without having to touch my phone!
    The complacency about security among android users is disturbing.
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    I like the camera and how it's pretty much a note pro (the big tablets) in a smaller phone. I hope the note 3 gets the UI changes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Premium1 View Post
    and that has what to do with it getting larger for a .1" upgrade in the screen size? The s4 also had similar buttons.
    I quoted the wrong person but as has been said the increase in size is due to the waterproofing and all the extra sensors they added have to go somewhere.

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    Does anyone know for sure if the old gimmicky features of the S4 will be added to the S5?

    Thanks

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    There's a lot to like about the S5, regardless of the unwarranted hate that came immediately after they announced it.

    They didn't make it a metal unibody design, but they changed the back for the better. Its the Nexus 7 back in different colors. For anyone that's used the OG Nexus 7, they know how comfortable to hold it is. This is a fantastic move and addresses the main concern most people have with the phone.

    Everyone hates Touchwiz. They changed it---more than most people think. The icons are the same, but the notification center, quick settings, the settings, gallery, messaging, the dialer, contacts, and the animations are different. Michael Fisher from Pocket Now seemed pretty impressed with how fast and responsive his pre-release unit was. Also, the UI has some design symmetry now. I really can't complain about it unless it ends up being a laggy mess, but I'd bet that they learned their lesson and made it work.

    There's no more menu button. It's a multitasking button now. Enough said.

    The display is the same great display as before, but brighter, smarter, and apparently better in direct sunlight. I'll take it.

    2800 mah battery with a more efficient processor and more powerful battery saving options. If it's really a 20% increase in battery life, that's great.

    The camera sounds amazing. Even if its only a 3 mp bump, we should all know it's all about the sensors/lenses/software. I feel like this is going to be a great camera and a huge draw for this phone.

    The finger scanner is kind of a miss for me. I like the idea, but I don't think you can drag your thumb sideways to make it work. So its going to be a two-handed operation and that could deter a lot of people from using it. We'll see how it goes.

    Private mode is a cool idea. I'll utilize it and I know a lot of others will, too.

    Bottom line is that this phone is a lot better than people give it credit for. Hell, people complained about how they were "annoyed" about how there's a Powered by Android logo on the splash screen. Really? At this point, people are just hating on this phone just to do it. It never ceases to amaze.

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    Default Re: What features do you LIKE about the S5

    - Better Battery life
    - Improved Camera
    - Better screen
    - Water resistant
    - Faster processor
    - Refined Touchwiz UI
    - less slippery back


    p.s. I want the menu button back. :-) Why people want to reach up to the top of the screen to touch a soft menu button (overflow button) as opposed to the much easier reach of a bottom menu key is a bit of a puzzler to me
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    But we can't forget about the prime version with metal body coming out in may. Ois camera. Improved internals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin185 View Post
    But we can't forget about the prime version with metal body coming out in may. Ois camera. Improved internals

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    this is merely rumor at this point, very far from fact. I will be very surprised if this materializes, though I know the rumors are there ..

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