04-05-2014 03:21 PM
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  1. Sanjay Chandra's Avatar
    Just curious.

    I am a Galaxy S4 owner , It makes sense to skip this generation because GS4 is already decent enough.

    Lately , I have seen lot of hate towards GS5 , So I just want to ask why are you choosing GS5 ?
    03-09-2014 09:11 AM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    If you have an S4 than it may make sense to skip the 5. I think those that have the S3 may find it a notable and worthwhile upgrade. Many folks are on a 2-year cycle anyway so if they have an S4 they'd be skipping this generation.


    {iRiidium} Technophile. 4 of 4 
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    03-09-2014 09:39 AM
  3. sweetypie31's Avatar
    why am i choosing the s5 ?
    1. im a phone ***** ( the word they edited out is another word for prostitute lol)
    2. I have an s3 now and even though i have only had it a year and a half i want something new
    3. I enjoy the galaxy s line of phones
    4. im a phone *****
    lol
    03-09-2014 11:46 AM
  4. Ken7's Avatar
    And then there's the often overlooked 4K video capability. 4K in your pocket is pretty appealing to me. If you've seen the 4K Note 3 videos, you know what I mean.
    03-09-2014 11:56 AM
  5. Sanjay Chandra's Avatar
    why am i choosing the s5 ?
    1. im a phone ***** ( the word they edited out is another word for prostitute lol)
    2. I have an s3 now and even though i have only had it a year and a half i want something new
    3. I enjoy the galaxy s line of phones
    4. im a phone *****
    lol
    you are phone ****** ?
    Galaxy S5 must be some kind of nerd porn for you , eh ? That 1080 screen , improved processor , sensors etc.

    /sarcasm
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    03-09-2014 11:58 AM
  6. Sanjay Chandra's Avatar
    Yeah 4K Quality is awesome , those details are brilliant.
    03-09-2014 12:00 PM
  7. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I have an S4 and there are 2 main reasons why I am choosing the S5

    1. S4 battery aint all great...the S5 is supposedly supposed to have better battery
    2. Camera features (I love taking pics and the S5 options are great for me)

    But the also bonuses of the S5 also attract me
    - Water Resistant
    - Fingerprint Scanner
    03-09-2014 12:23 PM
  8. xmostwanted559x's Avatar
    I have an S4 and there are 2 main reasons why I am choosing the S5

    1. S4 battery aint all great...the S5 is supposedly supposed to have better battery
    2. Camera features (I love taking pics and the S5 options are great for me)

    But the also bonuses of the S5 also attract me
    - Water Resistant
    - Fingerprint Scanner
    How good is the battery on the s4? My iphone currently barely gets 4 hours of usage

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    03-09-2014 10:45 PM
  9. Haalcyon's Avatar
    How good is the battery on the s4? My iphone currently barely gets 4 hours of usage

    Posted via Android Central App
    Do you keep location services and Bluetooth on?


    {iRiidium} Technophile. 4 of 4 
    03-09-2014 10:47 PM
  10. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I've decided to skip the S5 and wait on the iphone 6 (if larger screen) and/or Note4, this "new" phone every year can get a little expensive and time consuming, but with the Edge program, it makes it better
    03-09-2014 11:00 PM
  11. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    How good is the battery on the s4? My iphone currently barely gets 4 hours of usage

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    Well my S4 gets about 3 hrs on stock battery....I have an extended battery now though
    03-09-2014 11:31 PM
  12. msavic6's Avatar
    I've decided to skip the S5 and wait on the iphone 6 (if larger screen) and/or Note4, this "new" phone every year can get a little expensive and time consuming, but with the Edge program, it makes it better
    I would wait for the Note 4 but that is quite a while away and I have sold my S4 and am using a Galaxy Nexus at the moment so I don't think I could make it all the way up to the iPhone 6 / Note 4 announcement. I mean if it was releasing in June, it wouldn't be a problem.

    Sent from my MZ604 using Tapatalk
    03-10-2014 12:11 AM
  13. HOLLYWOODANT215's Avatar
    For me it's the improved camera for sure...The snapdragon 801 speed..bigger screen and that download booster that nobody is really talking bout, which could be a game changer

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    03-10-2014 04:01 AM
  14. Raptor007's Avatar
    I am buying one since I am between devices, I prefer Samsung's products over the competition and the too small.
    03-11-2014 12:48 PM
  15. BoroughChild's Avatar
    I am buying a spanking new Galaxy S5 for the new features and the camera (the dust and water resistant add-on is nice too).

    Also, the back cover is a big improvement over the Galaxy S4 horrible cheap plastic.
    03-11-2014 02:14 PM
  16. JLadd4420's Avatar
    Camera is the selling point for me. Tired of the crappy camera(in my opinion) on the Note 3.
    03-11-2014 02:50 PM
  17. Jdroids's Avatar
    For me, the reasons for getting GS5 are

    1. Camera: I like fast phase detection auto-focus, ISOcell sensor for low light. Sample shots from preview units look impressive as well.
    2. Screen: Best brightness of AMOLED screens. They claimed 500 nits which is on par with IPS/LCD. AMOLED was never this bright before. better color gamut accuracy and adaptive auto contrast feature is plus too.
    3. Battery life: Looks like this will outlast any previous generation GS series phone let alone ultra-power saving feature.
    4. Cleaner, lighter Touchwiz: I didn't expect much on this. But previews show it's toned down, got simpler and snappier than older TW.

    Overall I think it's great upgrade from my super laggy Razr HD.
    03-11-2014 03:15 PM
  18. mc4nam's Avatar
    Camera is the selling point for me. Tired of the crappy camera(in my opinion) on the Note 3.
    For me, the reasons for getting GS5 are

    1. Camera: I like fast phase detection auto-focus, ISOcell sensor for low light. Sample shots from preview units look impressive as well.
    2. Screen: Best best brightness of AMOLED screens. They claimed 500 nits which is on par with IPS/LCD. AMOLED was never this bright before. better color gamut accuracy and adaptive auto contrast feature is plus too.
    3. Battery life: Looks like this will outlast any previous generation GS series phone let alone ultra-power saving feature.
    4. Cleaner, lighter Touchwiz: I didn't expect much on this. But previews show it's toned down, got simpler and snappier than older TW.

    Overall I think it's great upgrade from my super laggy Razr HD.
    I have an S3 on T-Mobile. March 26th I am out of contract. I was dead set on the LG G2 because I kind of like the rear middle button from playing with it and the OIS on the camera should work well. Then of course I started doing more research and seeing that about 5 new phones are coming out in the next 2-5 months. (iPhone 6, HTC M8, LG G3, S5, Sony Z2.)

    All that being said, I keep coming back to the S5 for the Camera. The 0.3 focus and the 1/2.5 camera sensor size specifically. No one really talks about sensor size and it is just as important if not more important than pixels. (See here - Camera sensor size: Why does it matter and exactly how big are they?) Most other phones this size have 1/3.06 sensors. (I know Z2 is 1/2.3 but it is just not for me)

    I will probably go ahead and get the Samsung in April and get on the Jump plan with T-mobile and debate 6 months later about the other phones already out. The LG G3 rumors are most tempting if they get the camera a little faster and a bigger sensor.
    03-11-2014 03:35 PM
  19. CannedBullets's Avatar
    I have a Droid Razr Maxx and i feels like its time for an upgrade. I'll be waiting for the 32 GB version.
    03-25-2014 05:18 AM
  20. phone-a-holic's Avatar
    Main reason for me getting the S5...

    *My S4 is almost a year old and I want something new
    *Better camera and video
    *Better battery life
    *The security feature kid mode and private mode
    * Connectivity LTE and Wifi combo for faster download speed
    03-25-2014 08:08 AM
  21. nestafaria's Avatar
    Lack of alternatives. I wasn't thrilled with the S4 I had. I love my nexus 5 but really want a phone with a fingerprint scanner and a better camera. Passcodes are a PITA and the integration with paypal looks really cool. I'll wait to get hands on with the revamped TW.
    03-25-2014 11:30 AM
  22. QBeebo's Avatar
    you are phone ****** ?
    Galaxy S5 must be some kind of nerd porn for you , eh ? That 1080 screen , improved processor , sensors etc.

    /sarcasm
    Love samsung but m8 got me lusting sort of
    03-25-2014 10:10 PM
  23. jonebk12's Avatar
    I'm currently coming up on 2 years with my Verizon Razr Maxx and I'm ready for something new when my contract is up. My brothers have S3's and S4's (I think; they're some sort of Samsung at least) and I was impressed last time I fooled around on them--you don't realize how SLOW your phone is/has gotten until you pick up another one. I don't mind the plastic construction (I don't think it looks that bad, and I'll probably case it anyway) and I guess it's got top-of-the-line specs. I'm also really impressed with what I've seen/read about the camera. The water-resistance is a great touch. I thought that new HTC One might tempt me, but I think I'll probably go Samsung--we'll see after I get a chance to handle both when the S5 is released.
    03-25-2014 10:27 PM
  24. deadp1xel's Avatar
    I'm interested in the s5 because I love phones lol. Honestly I'm interested in it because of the camera, fingerprint scanner, dust/water resistance and because I like phones and gadgets lol.
    03-25-2014 11:20 PM
  25. SlimJ87D's Avatar
    I have a HTC One right now, and I am very very disappointed with the camera. I ended up getting the purple tint issue, and when people ask me to use my phone to take a photo for them, I usually have to ask them for their phone and give them same lame excuse about why I can't take the picture with my phone. Other than that, I love everything else about the HTC One.

    The new HTC One has better speakers and a better audio amplifier for their audio jack. There's no denying that the design is much more beautiful as well.

    The reasons I'm choosing the SGS5 this time around is because:
    1. They have something similar to Blinkfeed now, My Magazine is baked into the UI when swiping to the left.
    2. Superior specs, Faster CPU and RAM (DDR3). I believe the GPU is superior as well.
    3. Better Camera. From all the sample shots of the new HTC One, I can already see the photos look just as bad as my current HTC One.
    4. USB 3.0. My Laptop supports USB 3.0, and it's nice to know I'll have that option of using it for speed and data transfer like the Note 3.
    5. Water and dust resistance.
    6. Software. The new Touchwiz is a lot more efficient from what I saw at Best Buy. Also, I miss having smart stay and smart rotate.

    The rest are bonuses that I can honestly live without. The finger print scanner, heart rate monitor, etc. Other than that, I'm sure I'll be putting my phone in a case. My HTC One is in a case, I hardly notice how beautiful it looks anyways.
    03-26-2014 08:52 AM
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