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Old February 27th, 2014, 08:39 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I've taken allot of blurry images with my Galaxy S4 at party's to know it doesn't cope that well, optical image stabilization is a very desirable feature to have on a camera phone.
....at parties, and everyone is all jumping around and dancing? You're using LED flash and probably a slow shutter speed because it's dark. OIS can't fix that. To take good pictures in that situation you really need a xenon strobe flash, or a fast shutter and large aperture, that can properly freeze the action, which basically means a real camera. OIS is mainly to try and stop camera shake causing blurred images, but it can only do so much. It's not really a substitute for holding the camera steady in the first place.

The S4 can take good pictures in night-time situations but you have to hold it very steady, preferable resting on something solid like a wall or tripod.

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....at parties, and everyone is all jumping around and dancing?
No, the people I was taking photos of were not dancing.

They were blurry because of the lighting and camera shake and OIS does help in these situations.

I never said it would eliminate all blurring from camera shake, but you will get more good photos with OIS than without it.
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Well, sample photos here look very nice to me for pre-production unit. Will see with production unit in my hand but I'm not worried on camera in S5.

Putting the Galaxy S5's camera to the test - Shooting with the Samsung Galaxy S5's 16-megapixel camera (pictures) - CNET Reviews

MWC 2014: Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Fit hands-on - GSMArena.com
Preview and hands on at the event, they're not really reviews. I'm sure the photo quality will be great but it could have been a bit better, also for video DIS usually means shaky cam.

Benchmark results are interesting but we know Samsung and others cheat in benchmarks so take with few table spoons of salt.

On a side note in the 3dmark benchmark the HTC One is delisted for cheating while the Galaxy S4 is not.
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No, the people I was taking photos of were not dancing.

They were blurry because of the lighting and camera shake and OIS does help in these situations.

I never said it would eliminate all blurring from camera shake, but you will get more good photos with OIS than without it.
you're aware the s4 camera has a sports mode and a night mode? both are probably more appropriate camera settings to use in the environment you describe. you'll likely have the same blurry image issue with the s5 unless you change the camera settings. i wouldn't set expectations where you have them for ois or you'll probably be disappointed. that said i do expect the s5 camera to be better than the s4 camera but not significantly.

personally i haven't seen enough improvement from the s4 to the s5 to warrant using my upgrade. maybe if the early rumors were true i would, but the reality of what the s5 is just isn't enough for me. i'm still very impressed with the overall performance and refinement of the s4.
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you're aware the s4 camera has a sports mode .
No, I've been using it since launch and didn't know that....
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I agree that 3GB of Ram couldn't hurt. I was just wondering if your 2GB GS4 was running slow or lagging or something because mine has no issues at all. I don't see any need for more RAM yet, so it wouldn't be a current worry or concern of mine.

Now internal storage space? That's another story ... :-)
no dont have lag as such but if im putting in money to get something new it should be more of an update than what i already have. There should not have been a 16gb model. The only advantage of the s5 is it still has a memory card slot which i need(already have a 64gb card).
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S3 user here and nope, i'm gonna pass on the S5 and probably get this:

OnePlus One price information revealed

should be out by summertime.
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OnePlus One price information revealed

should be out by summertime.
I had an idea this was coming, the Chinese CyanogenMod phone. This is what I'd probably get as well next rather than another Samsung, especially now with their locked bootloaders, KNOX, anti-tamper e-fuses etc.
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Personally, no... not worth it going from an S4 to an S5. If I were to get a different phone now, it would be the Note 3... and I may just bite when they release the Note 4

My biggest issue right now is bloat. Loads of junk on my S4 when I got it, that wasn't there (or was removable) on my wife's Note 3. What are they thinking, adding more back on the S5?
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Personally, no... not worth it going from an S4 to an S5. If I were to get a different phone now, it would be the Note 3... and I may just bite when they release the Note 4

My biggest issue right now is bloat. Loads of junk on my S4 when I got it, that wasn't there (or was removable) on my wife's Note 3. What are they thinking, adding more back on the S5?
Wasn't supplied by a carrier was it? I've handled a couple of S4s that came from Hong Kong, I thought they were OK, there was only really Samsung and Google stuff on there, which is what I'd expect. There was no third party junk like Facebook, etc. The S5 adds a heart rate monitor app apparently.
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Got my S4 via US Cellular, so that may be the problem. However, wife got her N3 from the same place, and it didn't have as much bloat (or didn't seem to)...
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No desire to upgrade from my S4.
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Question Worth upgrading from S4 to S5?

Hey guys,

I was just wondering what you think about upgrading from the Galaxy S4 to the S5?

I was pretty disappointed by it to be honest. Waterproofing would be a plus point! And the camera is nicer although it's pretty good on my S4 anyway. Heart rate monitor is just a gimmick.

The Snapdragon 801 processor seems to be identical to the Snapdragon 800, just with a bit of overclocking! I reckon if I just root and overclock my S4 it would perform similarly?

Is the performance going to be much better do you think?

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Nope, if you value some of the new features then maybe.

Snapdragon 801 is faster but not buy a huge amount, bare in mind there are three main versions of the Galaxy S4, Snapdragon 600, Snapdragon 800 and Exynos 5 Octa 5410.

I would wait a little for Snapdragon 805 devices to be released, then it will be time to upgrade, earliest these will probably arrive is may.

Alternatively there are many Snapdragon 800 devices that are great value compared to the Galaxy S5.

Galaxy S5 just isn't that attractive, in more ways than one.


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The Snapdragon 801 processor seems to be identical to the Snapdragon 800, just with a bit of overclocking! I reckon if I just root and overclock my S4 it would perform similarly?
If you have a Galaxy S4 (i9506) then yes a slight overclock and you can match the Galaxy S5 because it uses Snapdragon 800, but not with the other versions of the Galaxy S4.
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I've heard talk about the s6... Any word on that? Or perhaps that was complete nonsense
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The Galaxy S5 has much better battery life so I'll change if its for me
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the s5 is clearly better than the s4 in all aspects but i dont think most people would fork out the money or an upgrade for it.

that being said, Id never touch an s4 but I would definitely get an s5!

"While many people have assumed that the Galaxy S5 has basically the same display as the Galaxy S4 — but just a bit bigger — that isn’t the case. Our detailed lab tests show that there have been significant display performance improvements in almost every single test and measurement category,resulting in a number of new records for smartphone display performance. Based on our extensive tests and measurements, which we present in detail below, the Galaxy S5 is the best performing smartphone display that we have ever tested — and it has raised the bar for top display performance up by another notch." - displaymate/gizmodo

and its waterproof for 30 minutes omg!
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S3 to S5 comin soon like Mike Jones!! unless that nexus 5 is still the better phone when the s5 drops.
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that being said, Id never touch an s4 but I would definitely get an s5!
Can I ask why?
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If I was coming from an S4 I doubt I would upgrade, but I've been with the S3 for two years and its definitely time for a change. I wish that it shipped with 3 gigs of RAM to better future proof the device and I also wish they would have given higher consideration to the design of the phone. But overall I'm pleased with the spec sheet and it will be a huge jump from an S3. Plus Radioshack is offering the S5 for $150 if you preorder and I can get around $100 for my S3 so this is really a no-brainer.
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That would be kinda stupid to not jump on
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To be honest, I have both phones and unless you're going to root the S5 I wouldn't get it. It's more Samsung bloat and plasticky build. While the display is a large improvement over the original it just seems like another very minor change.

As I'm sending this from an HTC One I understand most won't take this seriously, but feel free to ask any questions and I'll do my best to answer.
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To be honest, I have both phones and unless you're going to root the S5 I wouldn't get it. It's more Samsung bloat and plasticky build. While the display is a large improvement over the original it just seems like another very minor change.

As I'm sending this from an HTC One I understand most won't take this seriously, but feel free to ask any questions and I'll do my best to answer.
I was actually watching your videos of the S5 last night and didn't realize you were on the forums lol. I have a question about the fingerprint sensor. I've seen in some videos that you can scan with one hand instead of having to do a vertical swipe, thus requiring two hands; like this
Galaxy S5 Fingerprint (one handed operation) 갤*시 S5 한 손 지문인식* 높이기 - English Subtitle - YouTube

Have you tried scanning this way and how effective is it?
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Yes only if I could get the 32 gig version from Verizon Wireless
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I'll be coming from an s3. the S3 was easily the best phone i've ever owned. Hoping to get two years out of this and move onto the next.
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I've heard talk about the s6... Any word on that? Or perhaps that was complete nonsense
Complete nonsense most likely, especially given that the S5 has only just launched. Wasn't a KIRF was it? - there's a few "S6" knock-offs around.

As for upgrading from an S4 to an S5, probably not, and not if you got to pay full retail, and many S4s are probably subject to carrier contracts anyway and therefore not eligible for upgrade yet.
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Ok, well since it's been a few weeks and I'm thinking a bit more logical now about smashing my new iPhone 5s, from max razr, the one thing that I love about the iPhone is their camera lens. It's like a 16mm lens - which interprets to a wider angle than that of most standard android phones. I say standard because, well we all know we can carry around some bulky magnetic optical lens in our pocket, but come on... Who wants the standard 28 or 35mm lens. It shows very little optically. it looks cheap - it's useless.
On the other hand, I saw a YouTube video of the s5 being reviewed at a convention and it appeared to have a great looking lens, like the iPhones - sorry, but there is very little that iPhone has over android manufactures... That's why I don't want to go back to my razr Maxx, even tho I love how function-able it is. Can't stand the narrow camera angle... You're less able to show others what you're looking at.
Excuse my rant, but we'd all like to see the shots that both the s4 and s5 are able to take, both close up and wide open shots. Perhaps American, European, and other models should be noted.
At this point, I can't see myself selling my iPhone to go back to my razr for any amount of time, or even now, to fork over $300 to sign a new contract with the s5 - but would I commit to dive into the less expensive s4? I don't know... Seems to be a very capable & largely community supported device. How's the camera angle?
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The waterproofing is the biggest reason I'm upgrading. That's a real game changer for me because it will fundamentally change where and when I can use my phone.

The camera is second, but according to Anandtech, there are significant improvements including some low light samples that were usable on the S5 but unusable on the S4.

Then again, I don't have to break my contract to upgrade, so YMMV.
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The waterproofing is the biggest reason I'm upgrading. That's a real game changer for me because it will fundamentally change where and when I can use my phone.

The camera is second, but according to Anandtech, there are significant improvements including some low light samples that were usable on the S5 but unusable on the S4.

Then again, I don't have to break my contract to upgrade, so YMMV.
FYI Sony were first with waterproofing as standard on flagship devices, also the new Xperia Z2 offers better water protection than the Galaxy S5.
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Sony doesn't make CDMA phones.
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Sony doesn't make CDMA phones.
Sony were still first and they still offer better water protection, your loss.

GSM market is allot bigger so you can't blame Sony for that one.
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Does the s5 (s4) have the ability to take voice commands such as "wake me up in 2 hours" or "wake me up at 6:30"?
I like that feature on my opposing device... Automation at its finest when you're dead tired.
Anyone? S4?
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Does the s5 (s4) have the ability to take voice commands such as "wake me up in 2 hours" or "wake me up at 6:30"?
I like that feature on my opposing device... Automation at its finest when you're dead tired.
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Yes, you can do that with S-Voice and Google Now.
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Google Now can execute that exact command.
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Yes, you can do that with S-Voice and Google Now.
Gotta love competition. Google has slain the proverbial giant. Apple thinks they have everything because they have a great history. I'm sure I'm not the only one that has experienced their arrogant attitudes in customer service. That includes all iPhone owners, too.
I'm sure the great Jobs is turning in his grave. "Innovation? Na, our name makes us cool".
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I have been playing with my S5 for less than a day after having used an iPhone from its original birth. In spite of the differences, I am thrilled. As far as the S4 is concerned I have no direct experience, but a buddy of mine who has an S4 and has helped me play with the S5 has changed his mind and will be upgrading to the S5. For whatever that means.
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Just a question for you tho, how much do u utilize your note 3? I'm considering an upgrade to the s4 from my maxx, but think that the n3 might be just as good... but the size! How do you carry that thing around? Do u have purse?
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My wife is flying a Note 3 in an Otterbox Defender (upgraded from an S2 in a clamshell). Carries it in a pocket, with no real troubles.

She was put off by the size for about a day or two, then got used to it
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I switched from the 3 mainly for the camera and faster processor. Both are currently exceeding my expectations and battery life is much improved 💚💚
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Yes, I did upgrade from the S4 for the better camera and water resistance.
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I moved up from the S4 for water resistance and improved camera. But I'm totally sold on the fingerprint scanner (works like a charm if you set it up properly). And it's noticeably faster - SwiftKey flies on the S5.

The camera is definitely better, and live HDR mode is a worthwhile addition. The entire camera UI has been redesigned and is much easier to use.

Even little things like the floating toolbox are great additions. I like activating it when I'm in a situation where I know I'll be taking pictures and want to jump to the camera from any screen.

I'm loving the S5 way more than the S4. That phone was solid but unexciting. The S5 is bringing back memories of the S2.
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