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Old February 23rd, 2014, 10:00 PM   #1
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Samsung Galaxy S5

Is anyone excited about this? Tomorrow the reveal is supposed to happen, so I'm pretty excited about it. I'm hoping the screen size won't be 5.2" like the rumors say, but if it is I can deal with it. I hope it'll have front facing speakers like the HTC One. It'll most likely be a triband phone on Sprint, so that has me excited also. If it's made of aluminum I wouldn't mind that either. Hopefully the battery gives you more all day use. What I hope it doesn't have is a crap load of bloatware. If it does, then I hope you can take it off without having to root the phone. I'm sure that'll be wishful thinking though.


If I'm not impressed with the S5, I may just wait to see the official specs of the iPhone 6.
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Old February 24th, 2014, 01:24 AM   #2
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I never understood the appeal of aluminum phones. I can drop my plastic phone without it shattering and permanently denting.
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Old February 24th, 2014, 02:36 PM   #3
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Not impressed at all. I'll keep my S4 a bit longer now.
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I never understood the appeal of aluminum phones. I can drop my plastic phone without it shattering and permanently denting.
It also allows for use of a "cheaper", lower profile case. JMHO.
You are correct in your assessment, sir.

I am going to get one.
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Not impressed at all. I'll keep my S4 a bit longer now.
It looks terrible. What were they thinking?
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It looks terrible. What were they thinking?
I don't know how this phone is getting 'back to basics.' They keep making screen size bigger (thus making the phone overall bigger), still looks like a Galaxy S3/S4 (just bigger), still has 2GB RAM, almost same size battery, and the back looks like a band-aid.


Maybe I was hoping for too much out of this phone, but I was really hoping to get it because I need a triband phone for Sprint. I'll most likely just keep my S4 and wait for the HTC One 2014 edition or iPhone 6 (so long as it's 4.7").


I finally held an HTC One about 3 weeks back and it seemed perfect. The screen wasn't too small, but not too big either. I could hold it comfortably in my hand and it just looked great. I'm hoping the 2014 edition keeps the same screen size and HTC can sway me away. We'll see though. Till then, Samsung dropped the ball on the S5.
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I finally held an HTC One about 3 weeks back and it seemed perfect. The screen wasn't too small, but not too big either. I could hold it comfortably in my hand and it just looked great. I'm hoping the 2014 edition keeps the same screen size and HTC can sway me away. We'll see though. Till then, Samsung dropped the ball on the S5.
I have one. My one gripe is that it slips out of my hand a lot, so you may want a case. Maybe I have overly soft hands.
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I have one. My one gripe is that it slips out of my hand a lot, so you may want a case. Maybe I have overly soft hands.
My S3 slips without case. Planning on getting the S5
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I have one. My one gripe is that it slips out of my hand a lot, so you may want a case. Maybe I have overly soft hands.

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My S3 slips without case. Planning on getting the S5
Completely hard to hold.
Will get one July/August because it is not that weak of an upgrade. My 3 is still fucking better than most phones I fuck with, and will be a total just for fun move on my part. Could it have been groundbreaking? Sure, but I am good.
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I had planned on getting an s5 just based off my s3 experience, but said fuck it and just planned on keeping the s3 and see what's good at Christmas. The g3LTE unified builds got real fucking good. Mainly NamelessROM, AOKP, Dirty Unicorns, and AOSB among others. OMNIRom has started being a solid base. SHIT WAS GOOD! Was happy, not spending extra money, using good stuff. Then I was on the way to work and the screen never came back on. 8 days from my upgrade. So aster Sprint Store annoyed the shit out of me I just paid the 25 bucks and went to Best Buy and got the m8. Why did I ever go with Samsung again? This thing is solid. I have changed my opinion of build quality. Taking my s3 out of the case and messing with it...total cheap shit. Gunmetal grey, metal body for the win.
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Who cares what the case is made of if you're going to put it in a plastic case anyway?

FTR, I prefer plastic. It survives dropping so much better.

I hate HTCs for their bullshit with S on/off. I do like the radio and calculator widgets though.
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Although I prefer s-off, most of what you can do as far as custom roms can be done s-on. Lots of myths about s-off.
As for building quality, this thing doesn't flex. Just solid. Having been on both sides of the debate I must say there is something to appreciate in something well built.
The one thing I must say is Sense has came a long way. The HTC keyboard is fucked tho.
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