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Old February 24th, 2014, 10:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to make a poll to look at the numbers. I need to see who is interested in this phone. I seen lots of negativity and it makes me wonder.

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Don't get me wrong, it looks like a nice phone with awesome specs., but just not worth upgrading from my S4.
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Epic fail. Not enough of a jump in specs to make me upgrade from S4.
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Looks good. If I now used an S2 I would want one!

As I like my note2 a lot my next phone will probably be a note 4 or 5 (unless the competition bring out a competitor for it. ) I can't see that manufacturers expect most people to upgrade every time a new model is released. Maybe every couple of years but surely not every 6 months!

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Well, my bf will get the S5 but I'm still thinking. Myabe I have to see the phone first before I jump into upgrading sooooooo 50/50 for me. hihihi
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Well this is bad for business... I dont like the back style nor like the 2gb ram... I was expecting 3gb of ram but I see a lot of people not getting it and well that means is going to be hard to sell......I need more people on this poll though and hear those opinion..thank you guys
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the only reason i am getting one is cause my contract expired on the 4th this month and its time for something new. coming from an S3 its a step up. i like that its water and dust resistant and i like the kids mode it has and also the privacy mode for your gallery is niffty; if the fingerprint sensor works as advertised.
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I'm actually hoping the Note 4 is announced with a 6 inch screen, the new processor, camera, and software that's in the S5 and 3GB of RAM or more. If not the S5 will be my next device.
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No, I wasnt really looking to buy one given Knox is a huge put off for me.

The camera improvements are the most interesting, don't care about the rest.

I like the new back cover, a similar one for the Galaxy S4 would be nice.
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At first, I thought: from the S4, why bother? But I always have a device configured and ready to go as a backup. Currently, that's my Note 2. I recently went back to my Note 2 for a couple of days and decided once and for all that the larger size will never suit me, for several reasons. I put my money where my mouth is by passing on the Note 3. So I now see the S5 as a bump up in my main phone and in my backup as well because my S4 would become the backup, and I'd donate the Note 2 to a good cause. I'd have taken this opportunity to try Sony, LG, or HTC, but removable battery is an absolute dealbreaker for me because I eat lots of battery doing constant 2-way sync of 16GB/25k files.

So once there's a ROM I like for the S5, I figure wtf because I do have the money available to throw away on a toy. In that case, I might as well buy it the day it comes out and use it as my backup until a nice ROM becomes available and I can do the full customization that I want. How's that for rationalization?
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I currently have 2 LG phones, one eligible for a JUMP on T-Mobile next month.

This phone basically has all the boxes checked, adding waterproofing/resistance is a feature that doesn't scream WOW until the occasion rises.

Will I get this phone? Possibly, but, definitely not right away, as I'm not hurting for a decent phone.

My main attraction to the SAMSUNG line-up is the GEAR2.As a former NOTE3 & GEAR owner, I miss the watch a lot more than the phone.

One other item I haven't heard mention of is QI charging compatibility, whether built-in, or, through OEM aftermarket equipment (back cover). Anyone?
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S4 sales disappointing.
S5 sales disappointing.

Perhaps 2x is a charm and a big change will come.
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I'm really thinking about it, either that or the Note 3.

My USB port on the bottom of my phone is starting to act a bit funky where if I don't connect the cable just perfectly the data connection for my computer won't work. Truth be told, I wasn't very nice to the USB port so that may be something that contributed to the degradation of the port.

So, with that said... I could get my S4 replaced under my carrier's warranty but that would mean a $200 charge for the deductible and the fact that I'd be getting a refurbished device. I could get a new device under AT&T Next and keep the S4 as the backup device in case the shit hits the fan.
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Since my upgrade is due in April I will be retiring my Droid Razr for a new Galaxy S%. I can't wait!!! May I finally make it thru the day without having to recharge my phone??
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S4 sales disappointing.
S5 sales disappointing.

Perhaps 2x is a charm and a big change will come.
Disappointing by Samsung's standard but S4 still handily outsold any other phone by wide margin last year.

I will be switching to at&t this summer and I will pick either S5 or LG G3. Will take a closer look at G3 too.
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I plan to get the S5.... because I like to have the newest device and because I have 3 upgrades to use this year.
Even with out the upgrade, I was still planning to upgrade to the S5 or the Note 3, just because. ...
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They didn't add much but a security feature and 16 mp on camera I think lg has them beat .
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Here is a spec comparison for those who are interested or still on the fence about getting the S5 :



I usually jump on board w/ the newest Samsung device ( enter fan boy joke here ), however there is no reason at all to leave my Note 3 for the S5.
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Here is a spec comparison for those who are interested or still on the fence about getting the S5 :



I usually jump on board w/ the newest Samsung device ( enter fan boy joke here ), however there is no reason at all to leave my Note 3 for the S5.
What????
Can someone PLEEEEAAASE get a red coat in here! Someone is impersonating our beloved Treb!
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That's a good one, I better write that one down
No S5 for you eh? I'm pretty sure you should get your temp taken!
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No S5 for you eh? I'm pretty sure you should get your temp taken!
As a Note 3 owner it would make zero sense to jump on the S5 train. The Note 3 has 3GB of RAM, while the S5 has just 2GB. Sure the heart monitor thingy is cool & the focus on the camera is better, but that's about it. Going down in screen size & battery size was the mistake I made going from the Note 2 to the S4 & I won't make that mistake again.

Listen to me & all this "phone talk", I must be ill. Ok, off to the clinic to get my temp taken...guess while I'm there I'll have them look at this bump on my......
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The finger print feature is good for me because well i can unlock my phone faster then putting a password in... A little disappointed on the S5 because well they thought having the heart rate feature will increase sells..

That heart rate feature is useless for me...i eat cheerios
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I will wait till June to see if Verizon and Samsung come out with an S5 Mini. No interest in a phone this big. If they don't I will probably go with the S4 Mini or Mot Droid Mini
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just pre-ordered a black 16gb... got place 276... lets hope it passes fast
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Hmmmm.... where did you pre order?
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Meh.... I won't be bothering. Can't really justify the equivalent of $700 or whatever it's going to be anyway. BTW I had a cheap Casio watch that could monitor my heart rate years ago, a gimmick IMO. I know people with S4s, and they just never use the things like NFC or whatever.
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with my carrier (Rogers)

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Meh.... I won't be bothering. Can't really justify the equivalent of $700 or whatever it's going to be anyway. BTW I had a cheap Casio watch that could monitor my heart rate years ago, a gimmick IMO. I know people with S4s, and they just never use the things like NFC or whatever.
i'm upgrading from an S3 and i do use the NFC, heart rate monitor isn't really usefull for me, the usb 3.0 spec yes (should move files faster), 16m camera is an upgrade too (4k video no use yet) water/dust resistant (IP67) is not a must but a worthy "upgrade"
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Nop, I think I will go with SONY Xperia Z2 great specifications and design. Sorry Samsung I don`t like that ugly back case cover, yack.


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S3 owner here, rooted running modded stock rom. I passed on the S4 after reports it was bogged down by it's large rom with too many features. It also felt less well constructed than my S3. I bought a Note 3 and sold it a week later. THAT is the cheapest feeling device I have ever held in my hand.

This S5 looks like a smaller Note 3, making me think it will feel as cheap as the Note 3. I'll reserve judgment till I can hold/use one, but I think Samsung peaked with the S3 and everything since hasn't really impressed.

I have never owned a smartphone more than a year till this S3. I pre-ordered it and I knew it would be my phone for long before it could be ordered. It lived up to all the hype. Nothing has excited me since. If LG would put removable batteries/sd cards in their G phones instead of just their Pro phablets, I'd probably have one already.
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I am getting it. Looks very good to me.
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Don't get me wrong, it looks like a nice phone with awesome specs., but just not worth upgrading from my S4.
couldn't agree with you more the s3 to s4 was still better but this is totally not worth it if they bumped up the ram to 3 or 4gb might still have been a little better.
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I wanted 3gn of ram people say ohh noes you dont need that much... That's a lie... I was using so much ram on the s3 that it starts lagging.
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Do you think most people are saying they won't be getting it because they don't have an upgrade? Or can't justify spending the $$$ to buy it outright? Or because it TRULY is not enough of an upgrade? I usually buy the latest because I have enough upgrades on our account to do so.... even though I barely use all of the features it may have. I may grab a Note 3 and then a Note 4 this fall... just to play with them.... after I get the S5.
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I want one. My iPhone 4S is getting a bit long in the tooth.
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S3 owner here, rooted running modded stock rom. I passed on the S4 after reports it was bogged down by it's large rom with too many features. It also felt less well constructed than my S3.
Think you're the first to say that. The S4 is better constructed, looks and feels less like plastic.
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Think you're the first to say that. The S4 is better constructed, looks and feels less like plastic.
Galaxy S4 feels better because it's thinner and has a slightly smaller profile.

Otherwise the design and construction are very similar so to complain about the Galaxy S4 being less well built is just bizarre.

Also the Galaxy S4 doesn't have the horrible rounded glass on the front, I hated that, well there were allot of things I hated about the Galaxy S3 to be fair, not my favorite phone.

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It's not a lie at all, unless your running multiple apps you will not use 2GB of memory, most phones still only have 1GB so apps are not really designed to use allot of memory.

If you have a phone with 2GB of memory the lag is nothing to do with memory
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I'm torn. I was absolutely going to pick up the Sony Xperia Z2. Much prettier and classier looking than the S5 IMO. My motivation for this was the 4K video capability which the S5 also has.

However in listening to the some of the 4K videos posted from the Mobile Congress, the audio on the Z2 is pretty bad. The S5's audio seems better.

So I'm not sure if I'll bite the 'ugly bullet' and get the S5 or still give Z2 a shot. It's such a damn pretty phone. Of course there are still no announcements as to what, if any, U.S. carrier the Sony would come out on.
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I'm really thinking about it, either that or the Note 3.

My USB port on the bottom of my phone is starting to act a bit funky where if I don't connect the cable just perfectly the data connection for my computer won't work. Truth be told, I wasn't very nice to the USB port so that may be something that contributed to the degradation of the port.

So, with that said... I could get my S4 replaced under my carrier's warranty but that would mean a $200 charge for the deductible and the fact that I'd be getting a refurbished device. I could get a new device under AT&T Next and keep the S4 as the backup device in case the shit hits the fan.
I've stopped using the USB for data transfer, and have been using Airdroid exclusively. You might want to give it a try.
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I'm torn. I was absolutely going to pick up the Sony Xperia Z2. Much prettier and classier looking than the S5 IMO. My motivation for this was the 4K video capability which the S5 also has.

However in listening to the some of the 4K videos posted from the Mobile Congress, the audio on the Z2 is pretty bad. The S5's audio seems better.

So I'm not sure if I'll bite the 'ugly bullet' and get the S5 or still give Z2 a shot. It's such a damn pretty phone. Of course there are still no announcements as to what, if any, U.S. carrier the Sony would come out on.
I thought you are very happy with G2. What's wrong with that now?
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S3 user here, it is very likely that I will upgrade. It will depend on price and performance once released. The response from the S3 is starting to suck. I am due for an upgrade since Januray.
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This will be a nice upgrade from my Razr. Looking forward to this phone. Can I please make it thru the day without having to recharge????
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Hmmmm, Honestly as a die hard Nexus Device user and someone who has also owned all the Galaxy S Devices, I have to say its at most, a Maybe! I'm at a time in my life when I really do need a kick a## camera on my phone and this looks to have that on board. However from a nerdy spec prospective, this phone IMO isn't the bump we were all hoping for. But you have to look from another prospective, a lot of S3 owners are coming up on contract and if they like this Sammy Eco system they will be buying in no matter what, and jeez are there a ton of S3 owners out there.

For me I'd have to say I dig the new Gear, and might end up giving them both a look, but am I sitting here waiting for them to drop impatiently? No, not Really!
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I'm going to be upgrading in mid April. That is when my contract expires. My current phone is a Motorola Droid Bionic which is long in the tooth.

I really like the Motorola Droid Maxx. But the non-replaceable battery is a no-go for me.

The specs of the Galaxy S5 are very appealing. I would prefer if it were just a bit smaller. But I think I should be able to carry it in my front jeans pocket. If not, I'll look at something else.
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I just bought an S4 2 months ago, and I'm having to sell it and go back to an S3. The wolfson audio chip was a beast for quality, and the S3 is still awesome on battery life and no slouch. I don't really play super intense games that need the latest hardware, so the S5 just doesn't seem that appealing.

I was hopeful that it was going to be completely redesigned and have enough wow to warrant an upgrade, but looks as though Samsung couldn't afford a new drawing board, so they stuck with minimally increasing screen size, adding another useless gimmicky feature, and trying to appeal to the masses with Glam style.

Yes it's now water and dust proof to some degree, and they have boosted the camera somewhat, but I don't think that will be enough to convince people to upgrade from even an S3.

Overall, I know Samsung could have done a lot better. Whoever is making their design decisions needs to be replaced!!
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Was waiting for the S5 with excitement but ended up being very disappointed, now going with the Sony Xperia Z2 much better specs & looks.
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Just like the S4; It was not meant for S3 users to get. It was for S2 users to upgrade. So if you own an S4, it would make little sense to get the S5. But if you own an S3, or lower, then yea, I would get it. Which I am going to
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I don't see why people complain about the 2GB of ram.
Kitkat uses a lot less resources therefore less memory as compared to jellybean.
There isn't much need unless you run two large HD games in the background.
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Looking to get the S5 and a companion Gear Neo


Upgrading from my Droid Razr
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I'll probably upgrade as the pen does nothing for me on my Note 2, and the S5 has pretty much all that I'm looking for, and I don't really want to go any bigger than the Note 2 is in my pocket..
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