View Poll Results: does the new S5's exterior look cheap and tacky?

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  • YES

    44 55.00%
  • NO

    36 45.00%
03-08-2014 03:58 PM
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  1. yourphonemyphone's Avatar
    does the new S5's exterior look cheap and tacky?
    02-25-2014 02:11 PM
  2. AlphaVictor87's Avatar
    Not a chance. Compared to the S4, it looks sleek modern and NOT a fingerprint magnet like the back of my S4 is.
    02-25-2014 02:17 PM
  3. ab304945's Avatar
    No. From they guys that was at MWC said it felt really nice in hand.

    Posted via Android Central App
    crester likes this.
    02-25-2014 02:40 PM
  4. He123321's Avatar
    Not at all... The back plate looks to have a nice grip feel too it, which is a welcomed change from the slippery plain plastic backs of the S3, and S4. But at the end of the day, most of these phones will be protected by cases which will hide anything that might hurt once eyes, lol...
    02-25-2014 03:05 PM
  5. ffejjj's Avatar
    I actually like the look of the phone a lot

    Sent from my HTCONE using AC Forums mobile app
    Premium1 likes this.
    02-25-2014 03:26 PM
  6. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    I hate the way the back looks on the S5. Looks like a damn band aid or a golf ball. lol

    I think it looks cheap.
    willdog12345 likes this.
    02-25-2014 03:38 PM
  7. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    No, it has been getting good reviews actually
    02-25-2014 07:20 PM
  8. ErnstMach's Avatar
    I think its pretty fugly. But that's just the point of view of an average consumer

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-25-2014 07:21 PM
  9. Premium1's Avatar
    I find it funny everyone complained about the "cheap, glossy plastic" and samsung changes it and everyone complains about it now too, yet everyone loved the nexus 7 back which this is essentially the same thing.
    crester and n-strike like this.
    02-25-2014 07:32 PM
  10. kygator13's Avatar
    It reminds me of the orginal Nexus 7 back cover.

    Sent from there can only be HTC One
    02-25-2014 08:34 PM
  11. deadp1xel's Avatar
    does the new S5's exterior look cheap and tacky?
    Not to me. I skipped the s4 because the back felt and looked disgusting.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    02-25-2014 08:35 PM
  12. tcdude's Avatar
    The overall look isn't bad what I don't understand is why they made it bigger and bulkier, I know they have a bigger screen but it doesn't justify adding all that size to the overall look, instead of decreasing the bezel they seemed to add to it

    What do you guys think, do you like the bigger size of the overall device?

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-25-2014 11:10 PM
  13. UJ95x's Avatar
    The overall look isn't bad what I don't understand is why they made it bigger and bulkier, I know they have a bigger screen but it doesn't justify adding all that size to the overall look, instead of decreasing the bezel they seemed to add to it

    What do you guys think, do you like the bigger size of the overall device?

    Posted via Android Central App
    The reason they did it is to allow for the dust and water proofing. Don't like it either but I guess it's a fair trade off

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    02-25-2014 11:12 PM
  14. tcdude's Avatar
    Thanks for the response I didn't think of that, it's too bad I was really hoping they wouldn't add to the overall size of the device

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-25-2014 11:19 PM
  15. lindseybp's Avatar
    Not a fan of the back.

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-25-2014 11:19 PM
  16. UJ95x's Avatar
    Thanks for the response I didn't think of that, it's too bad I was really hoping they wouldn't add to the overall size of the device

    Posted via Android Central App
    Yeah, I wasn't getting the phone regardless of what it was like, but a 5.2 inch screen in a similar size chassis it would have been awesome

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    02-25-2014 11:25 PM
  17. xmostwanted559x's Avatar
    Is the back going to feel like a leather wallet feel? I kinda like the plastic smooth feel

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-25-2014 11:51 PM
  18. bembol's Avatar
    Yes it is.

    I guess Samsung didn't want to go with the Faux Leather like the Note 3 because the public may reach that they didn't change anything. :rolleyes: :sly:
    02-26-2014 12:52 AM
  19. shanghaichica's Avatar
    No I don't think so.

    The black looks quite elegant to me. The other colours I need to see in the flesh becuase different pictures are giving me different vibes.

    I don't think they look tacky at all.

    Posted from my galaxy note 3
    02-26-2014 02:08 AM
  20. Ariozo's Avatar
    Everybody have their own opinion, but for me S5 was a disappointment. Bad design and boring spec. Camera got better ofc but that happen every year, wanted something more for a high end 2014 smartphone. Will I get one? Yes, but just to try and compare. My hopes is on G3 or HTC I guess, or if Samsung show a "f" in different design and metal.

    Skickat frn min LG-D802 via Tapatalk
    02-26-2014 10:50 AM
  21. Ry's Avatar
    does the new S5's exterior look cheap and tacky?
    I haven't seen it in person yet.
    02-26-2014 11:28 AM
  22. whoahbro's Avatar
    Ah man just saw the pictures I am very let down. I just knew Samsung was going to step it up aesthetically but alas... No luxury/premium look in my opinion. If/when they do I will be a happy camper because that's the only reason I didn't get the GS4 and won't be getting the 5.
    02-26-2014 11:48 AM
  23. yourphonemyphone's Avatar
    on second thought, it really doesn't matter to me what a phone looks like.

    I've had Otterbox big[rear end] Defendercases on all my recent smartphones:
    iPhone, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy 3, Moto G....

    heck, I even have Otterbox Defender case on my Samsung tablet.

    You can probably assume that I have a thing for Otterbox Defender cases
    and you are correct! Smartphone manufacturers can make their
    phones as ugly as they want, as long as Otterbox makes a Defender case
    for it. (just make sure the phones internal hardware/softwware specs meet
    my extremely nit-picking mind)
    02-26-2014 01:35 PM
  24. 21stNow's Avatar
    Yeah, I wasn't getting the phone regardless of what it was like, but a 5.2 inch screen in a similar size chassis it would have been awesome

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    I expect the Galaxy S6 to be exactly what you described.
    02-26-2014 09:12 PM
  25. 21stNow's Avatar
    I find it funny everyone complained about the "cheap, glossy plastic" and samsung changes it and everyone complains about it now too, yet everyone loved the nexus 7 back which this is essentially the same thing.
    I was one that didn't have a problem with the backs of the previous Galaxy S devices. I don't like the look of the Galaxy S5 back, but that wouldn't deter me from getting it. I'm still on the fence about it for other reasons, but I will probably get the S5 when it comes out.
    02-26-2014 09:16 PM
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