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    Re: News - Samsung unveils the Galaxy S5 smartphone

    The S5 to me looks nice, but almost identical to the S4 is cosmetics... But why fix it if it isn't broken? It's not overly *ugly* to look at imo. I own an S3 Mini which is awesome for me. I won't be buying a new phone for years to come I think... I had a Tocco lite for something like 5 years haha.

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    Re: News - Samsung unveils the Galaxy S5 smartphone

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    Well maximizing screen size gets you a boring rectangle, without much scope for anything else.
    Gone are the days of fresh and crazy designs from nokia
    And lets not forget the 7110 (which I had and thought was total amazeballs)



    Does anyone else remember that all these crazy designs and concepts were advertised as they it was 3G that enabled them to create such unusual designes. How 3G was meant to make crazy designs work I don't know.

    Anyway, I digress. Am I the only one that quite likes the look of this? I think it looks better than the glossy S4. I don't mind a polycarbonate case (or plastic as it's more commonly known) as I've been using a HTC One X for the past two years. It will probably be another plastic phone I get to replace it in the next couple of months.

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    Re: News - Samsung unveils the Galaxy S5 smartphone

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Not sure what your issue is with the S3, most folks seem to be pretty happy with it.
    It's by far the worst smartphone I've ever owned. If I plug in a headset, notification sounds either come through both the headset AND speaker, or not at all. Apparently I need a third party app to fix this. Battery life is shockingly bad. Power-saving mode is shockingly poor to use. It occasionally (once a month?) reboots of its own accord, right in the middle of doing something. The plastic back seems ridiculously prone to chips and scratches. The volume buttons are prone to getting gunk under them. The camera occasionally stops working and requires a reboot to fix. And I've finally decided that the screen is too big for my liking.

    I suspect that most of my gripes are Samsung related, rather than specific problems with Android itself. I'd be interested to try the Nexus 5, but I'm more inclined to head back to Apple - it pains me to say. My old iPhone 4 just... worked. Modding, jailbreaking and custom roms aren't something that interest me, so I've no real desire to stick with Android except for perhaps game development.

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    Re: News - Samsung unveils the Galaxy S5 smartphone

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    And lets not forget the 7110 (which I had and thought was total amazeballs)
    +1 on that - I had a 7110 and it was a pretty good device. Definitely more "high tech" looking than the plastic bricks that we have to put up with these days.
    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    Anyway, I digress. Am I the only one that quite likes the look of this? I think it looks better than the glossy S4. I don't mind a polycarbonate case (or plastic as it's more commonly known) as I've been using a HTC One X for the past two years. It will probably be another plastic phone I get to replace it in the next couple of months.
    Agree with most of what you're saying above. Wouldn't describe the S5 as "pretty" but, as you say, it's an improvement over the S4.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexKitch View Post
    It's by far the worst smartphone I've ever owned. If I plug in a headset, notification sounds either come through both the headset AND speaker, or not at all. Apparently I need a third party app to fix this. Battery life is shockingly bad. Power-saving mode is shockingly poor to use. It occasionally (once a month?) reboots of its own accord, right in the middle of doing something. The plastic back seems ridiculously prone to chips and scratches. The volume buttons are prone to getting gunk under them. The camera occasionally stops working and requires a reboot to fix. And I've finally decided that the screen is too big for my liking.
    Wow, no wonder you're hacked off - although to jump (slightly) to Samsung's defence it does sound like you got a "Friday afternoon" one. And I use screen protectors and cases habitually, so I can't comment on the scratching issue, and I have come across the random reboot. Haven't found battery life to be any degree worse than the other smartphones we've got in the house (HTC One S and 8S, Nokia Lumia 620), but like you I wonder what "power saving mode" actually does - certainly doesn't seem to save more than a percent or two of power. I've had more success with using AutomateIt Pro - setting up "night" and "day" modes with the former having a low screen light level and disabling the gps/bt/wifi/3G. Although the driver for doing this wasn't power saving - it was to stop ----ing (fill in your own expletive) Outlook from pinging me with notifications at 2am, (and yes, I know it's got a "quiet time" settting - which worked fine on the old Hotmail client, but does nowt on the fancy new Outlook client).

    So if the iPhone suits you better then you'd obviously be better off returning to it - nothing annoys me more than the "this is the best phone in the world, and if you don't agree you're an idiot" attitude from any camp. Although I will say that I've heard from iFans that the iPhone4(/4S?) seems to have been the high water mark, and that later phones (and especially OS releases) have had more than their fair share of "issues".

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    Re: News - Samsung unveils the Galaxy S5 smartphone

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    So if the iPhone suits you better then you'd obviously be better off returning to it - nothing annoys me more than the "this is the best phone in the world, and if you don't agree you're an idiot" attitude from any camp. Although I will say that I've heard from iFans that the iPhone4(/4S?) seems to have been the high water mark, and that later phones (and especially OS releases) have had more than their fair share of "issues".
    Absolutely. Brand loyalty is a mug's game, which is why I make a point of trying new things. As I say, I don't think any of the issues I've encountered with my S3 can be aimed at Android as such, but they have been enough to make me consider moving away from Android for the time being. Having said that, I really like the idea of the Nexus 5 (if it's as bloatware-free as people claim). TouchWiz, and all the c**p that comes with it, is just an absolute shambles. I also feel it right to try Windows Phone at some point, but I'm still kinda waiting for the right handset to come along... despite the absolute myriad of handsets available, none have sold me on the "I must have that in my life" mentality.

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    Re: News - Samsung unveils the Galaxy S5 smartphone

    I'm surprised by the comments in here. Especially from SGS2 owners who don't see anything worth upgrading to in this phone. While there is now a LOT more competition for the high end market than there was when the SGS2 came out, the S5 still looks like a very good phone to me.

    I recently changed from my SGS2 (which was great, I agree), to a Note 3. I have big hands, so a big phone makes sense to me I have to say, it's fantastic, and a massive step up from the now ageing SGS2. I haven't tried one of these S5s, but I'm glad to see Samsung following Sony's lead in making this water and dust resistant, and the specs lead me to think it will be as zippy as my Note 3, which is a great, great thing.

    But as I said before, the high end market is now much more competitive than it was a few years ago, which for consumers is good. Hopefully there is a brand out there making a phone with the specs that YOU want, but don't knock the other manufacturers if they don't do exactly the same thing, as maybe that's what other people want Live and let live. Except for traffic wardens, they don't deserve it. And the Beatles. I digress.

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    Re: News - Samsung unveils the Galaxy S5 smartphone

    I'm still happy with my S4 with Anker 5200mAh battery

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