TNW posts their Galaxy S5 review

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I wish the review talked about battery life but this review really solidifies my decision to pick the S5.

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I wish the review talked about battery life but this review really solidifies my decision to pick the S5.

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Ya me too but I think he said the unit they were using wasn't final so I guess it makes sense for them not to comment.

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I still don't know if I want the Note 3 or S5. I really liked the Note 3 but the S5 has some advantages over it.
 

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I gave up my Note 2 for the GS4 because the Note was too. So this is a no brainer for me.

The part about the awesome .25 second auto focus sealed the deal.
 

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I gave up my Note 2 for the GS4 because the Note was too. So this is a no brainer for me.

The part about the awesome .25 second auto focus sealed the deal.

I was not a fan of the Note 2. Slow piece of hot garbage with a 2 hour SOT. Hated that flimsy piece of crap. I took the risk and bought the Note 3 and it was a billion times better. The Note 3 is better than the Note 2 in every conceivable way.
 

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Nice review, I just hope that the fingerprint scanner works better than advertised, because this review makes it look pretty bad.
 

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Nice review, I just hope that the fingerprint scanner works better than advertised, because this review makes it look pretty bad.

Yeah I have high hopes for the finger print sensor. In theory it has plenty of functionality that I find useful, until I purchase the S5 I won't get a chance to see first hand how it works since all the demo models block the feature.

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Yeah I have high hopes for the finger print sensor. In theory it has plenty of functionality that I find useful, until I purchase the S5 I won't get a chance to see first hand how it works since all the demo models block the feature.

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I'm really hoping Samsung didn't pull an HTC and just threw it on so they could say that they have one like Apple. I hate that about Samsung and other Android OEMs. Put in the work and make it awesome like Touch ID.
 

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I'm really hoping Samsung didn't pull an HTC and just threw it on so they could say that they have one like Apple. I hate that about Samsung and other Android OEMs. Put in the work and make it awesome like Touch ID.

And what I hate even more is the entire world thinking a feature is a must have just because Apple did it...
 

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So apparently the scanner somehow never works and that's all we need to know, lol.

Annnnyways, good to hear the camera is great. I held a unit at my local company store a few days ago and agree it feels great in hand, moreso than the Note 3 even. Dare I say I might go case-less with this.


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And what I hate even more is the entire world thinking a feature is a must have just because Apple did it...

Yeah honestly if I was Sammy I would have just tried something else like improved facial recognition or something. Or at least focused on it less. I feel like the ads are going to make a big deal about fingerprint scanning and less of a big deal about more important differentiating features like water resistance.

This is a great review. Has all but sold me. My contract is up this July and I might just take the plunge - part of me wanted to wait to see what Google and Motorola is going to offer, but I have a strong feeling I may stick with Samsung this time. The camera looks very impressive and that's a big deal for me, and I just know Google and Moto aren't going to catch up even if they make their cameras substantially better than last year's.

This is a solid phone. I don't understand all of the hate. I think it's unfair and unjustified.

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Yeah honestly if I was Sammy I would have just tried something else like improved facial recognition or something. Or at least focused on it less. I feel like the ads are going to make a big deal about fingerprint scanning and less of a big deal about more important differentiating features like water resistance.

It's insane. There is no chance I'd be choosing my next phone based on whether it has a fingerprint sensor. I will certainly factor in the camera and water resistance though. Features that affect real life usage.
 

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I'm pretty sure they will focus more on the water/dust proofing, that's what they did with the teaser video.
 

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A front facing IR camera to allow for facial recognition in low light or even darkness would have been way more useful than a fingerprint scanner.

I think the S6 has been chance of including an iris scanner, which would be ideal. I think they wanted one in the S5, but it wasn't good/cheap enough to be practical.
 

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The S5 camera sounds top notch. Probably headed this way now instead of the M8. 👍

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