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    Default Buy GS5 now or wait?

    I currently have a GS4 but the screen is severely damaged from a fall and I have an upgrade available through AT&T. Should I get the GS5 or wait? There are several high end and mid range phones due out in the second half that have peaked my interest. Namely GS5 Prime, GS5 GPE, One+, LG G3, Moto X+1, Nexus 6 and even iPhone 6.

    Camera, battery life and screen are the deal breakers for me.

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    I say wait until some of these phones are reviled and then make a decision. From the sounds of it you have put up with the broken screen for some time, whats a little bit longer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsmemalloy View Post
    I currently have a GS4 but the screen is severely damaged from a fall and I have an upgrade available through AT&T. Should I get the GS5 or wait? There are several high end and mid range phones due out in the second half that have peaked my interest. Namely GS5 Prime, GS5 GPE, One+, LG G3, Moto X+1, Nexus 6 and even iPhone 6.

    Camera, battery life and screen are the deal breakers for me.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
    There are a couple of unicorns in that list, so I wouldn't wait just because they may become available. You also mention the GPE, which you can get anytime at full price regardless of whether an upgrade is available...so does upgrade availability really matter?

    That said, cameras and battery capacity are improving all the time. There are definitely differences in screen technology though. Samsung, and Motorola if the trend continues, use the latest flavor of AMOLED Screens, the others all use SLCD screens. Both types have their advantages, but the differences only matter to individual use.

    I loved the screen on my LG G2, but my phone is my alarm clock, and even in the night mode the backlight of the SLCD screen was bright in the dark. It was the drawback of have a screen that was visible in most sunlight. When reviews indicated that the GS5 screen was comparable to the SLCD screens in sunlight, I jumped on it because the AMOLED screens are much better in the dark - the best of both worlds...for my specific use cases.
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    No matter when you upgrade, there will be a better, newer, faster, sleeker phone coming out in a couple of months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsmemalloy View Post
    I currently have a GS4 but the screen is severely damaged from a fall and I have an upgrade available through AT&T. Should I get the GS5 or wait? There are several high end and mid range phones due out in the second half that have peaked my interest. Namely GS5 Prime, GS5 GPE, One+, LG G3, Moto X+1, Nexus 6 and even iPhone 6.

    Camera, battery life and screen are the deal breakers for me.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
    You left out the Flex. Battery's great, I sorted out my few initial gripes with the camera, and personally I love how the screen looks. But of course a Flex 2 with updated hardware would be rather nice.
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    Just bought the GS5. Very happy but damn there are a lot of settings options!

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsmemalloy View Post
    Just bought the GS5. Very happy but damn there are a lot of settings options!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
    i too was overwhelmed. my first android so u can imagine lol
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    Buy the s5. Do it. It's so freaking awesome. You will never regret it. Never.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PainFX View Post
    i too was overwhelmed. my first android so u can imagine lol
    Were you coming from iPhone?

    Using Tapatalk on my GS5
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    The HTC one m8 is a amazing phone,with a beautiful screen and amazing battery life.

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    Nexus6 with updated hardware would be a good one.
    But Last week I got S5 and I love this one in terms of battery life and its camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsmemalloy View Post
    Were you coming from iPhone?

    Using Tapatalk on my GS5
    yes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RennieDowns View Post
    Nexus6 with updated hardware would be a good one.
    But Last week I got S5 and I love this one in terms of battery life and its camera.
    Yeah, camera is awesome and the battery is just crushing it. Using Battery Doctor, power save mode, a couple of developer tweaks and I'm getting about 16-18 hrs with moderate use.

    Using Tapatalk on my GS5
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    I would just go ahead and buy the S5 phone now, learn to use it. That will take a couple of weeks of getting around through all of the fine tuning options that it offers.... things we never had access to before.

    It will allow you to Disable all of the bloatware that the carriers push on us. That alone is a Deal Maker for me.

    I love my S5, it will be with me for many years to come most likely.

    And as said above, in technology, there is "always a better, faster, something, just around the corner". But is it really better? some neat new features, but do they really alter the scheme of things?

    The S5's camera is superb, takes better pictures than my high end, 10 year old Sony DSLR which cost me a $1,000 bucks or more at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsmemalloy View Post
    I currently have a GS4 but the screen is severely damaged from a fall and I have an upgrade available through AT&T. Should I get the GS5 or wait? There are several high end and mid range phones due out in the second half that have peaked my interest. Namely GS5 Prime, GS5 GPE, One+, LG G3, Moto X+1, Nexus 6 and even iPhone 6.

    Camera, battery life and screen are the deal breakers for me.

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    If I were you I would get the S5. Obviously you like the Galaxy S line of phones...right? The display on the S5 is the best the Galaxy S line has ever had. The battery life is really quite remarkable. The camera is great on this device...as is the software for the camera. The S5 screen is made with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 so it is quite durable. I'm not very patient so I would have a hard time waiting to see what else comes out...lol.
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    you can buy it now it's a good set. learn to use it and enjoy with it very much

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