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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- 05-14-2014, 08:16 AM #2
- 05-14-2014, 08:54 AM #3
Re: Buy GS5 now or wait?
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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- 05-16-2014, 11:17 PM #14
Re: Buy GS5 now or wait?
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.
- 05-17-2014, 03:47 AM #15
Re: Buy GS5 now or wait?Current Device: Nexus 6 & Nexus Player
Current Carrier: Sprint
- 05-17-2014, 03:55 AM #16
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