Does the new Galaxy S5's exterior look cheap and tacky?

does the new S5's exterior look cheap and tacky?


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AlphaVictor87

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Re: does the new S5's exterior look cheap and tacky?

Not a chance. Compared to the S4, it looks sleek modern and NOT a fingerprint magnet like the back of my S4 is.
 

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Re: does the new S5's exterior look cheap and tacky?

No. From they guys that was at MWC said it felt really nice in hand.

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Re: does the new S5's exterior look cheap and tacky?

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...
 

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Re: does the new S5's exterior look cheap and tacky?

I actually like the look of the phone a lot

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Re: does the new S5's exterior look cheap and tacky?

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.
 

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Re: does the new S5's exterior look cheap and tacky?

I think its pretty fugly. But that's just the point of view of an average consumer ;)

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Re: does the new S5's exterior look cheap and tacky?

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.
 

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Re: does the new S5's exterior look cheap and tacky?

It reminds me of the orginal Nexus 7 back cover.

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Re: does the new S5's exterior look cheap and tacky?

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?

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Re: does the new S5's exterior look cheap and tacky?

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?

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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

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Re: does the new S5's exterior look cheap and tacky?

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

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UJ95x

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Re: does the new S5's exterior look cheap and tacky?

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

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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

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Re: does the new S5's exterior look cheap and tacky?

Is the back going to feel like a leather wallet feel? I kinda like the plastic smooth feel

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Re: does the new S5's exterior look cheap and tacky?

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:
 

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Re: does the new S5's exterior look cheap and tacky?

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.

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Re: does the new S5's exterior look cheap and tacky?

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.

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