Samsung Galaxy S5

Discussion in 'Android' started by Aaron, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

  2. Ehilbert1

    Ehilbert1 Ooh-Rah!!!!

    It looks nice. I think I'll wait to see the sequel to the HTC one. If it has an MicroSD slot in it I might just pick that up and give my GS4 to my wife. If not oh well the GS4 is a great phone.
  3. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    I can't leave Sprint until September. HTC should have the next One & One Max out by then :)
  4. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I'll wait for the reviews. The heart rate thing doesn't do anything for me.
    The rest looks good so far though.
  5. Andrew8468

    Andrew8468 Plans on freezing in the dark

    They have a gold coloured one some are calling the S5 Band-Aid.

  6. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Well it's interesting because now we see Samsung getting the same complaints that many concerning Apple have made. This is nothing more than an incremental upgrade and just like with the iPhone all these Sammy guys was expecting much, much more.... On most of the Android forums tonight I read nothing but disappointments.

    Not that I would consider swapping my Note 3 for this, but just as I felt the iPhone 5S wasn't worth an upgrade from the iPhone 5. I think those with the GS4 don't feel this is worth upgrading either.

    The LG G2 and the Sony Z2 actually have as good if not better specs with no TouchWiz.

    The Verge is saying the finger scanner fails more often than it works, so this is just another time that Samsung rushed something into their phone because Apple did and at this point it doesn't appear to work nearly as well. Then again Samsung tends to just throw everything and anything into the marketplace hoping that something sticks. They've actually been pretty darn successful at doing this. I damn sure love my Galaxy Note 3. :) Improvements though have been made to TouchWiz and Camera software (which was much needed).
  7. Ehilbert1

    Ehilbert1 Ooh-Rah!!!!

    Apple wasn't the first with the fingerprint scanner. The Motorola Atrix was nice back in the day and it had one.
  8. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Indeed, just as they were not the first to come up with tablet computers. They were just the first to get both of those right were consumers wanted them.

    Sent from my Note 3 using Tapatalk HD
  9. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I had a print scanner on an IBM laptop several years ago. It was always more of a pain than it was worth.
  10. Ehilbert1

    Ehilbert1 Ooh-Rah!!!!

    I was reading about the battery life and their ultra power saving mode. My GS4 has excellent battery life I bought a back up battery and I've never had to do a hot swap. If the GS5 is better that's just damn cool.
  11. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    They made the battery life better by offering a reduced power use mode. If the GS5 truly had better battery life I tend to think they probably would not need that.

    Also a pretty useless mode. I would never turn off most of my functionality to do it.

    Sent from my iPhone5 using Tapatalk
  12. Ehilbert1

    Ehilbert1 Ooh-Rah!!!!

    That reduced power mode is something you use when your down to about 10% left. I think you have the wrong idea what it is. Samsung phones have great battery life. The S4 and Note 3 can keep going and going. I'm sure the SG5 will too.

    Galaxy S5 Ultra Power Saving Mode Performance ? Battery Life | BGR

    And these guys hate Samsung. Their huge Apple fanboys. This is what it's for....... 24 hours of battery life on a 10% charge.
  13. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    I have the power saving mode on my Galaxy Note 3. It doesn't really kick in till you get to around 10%. It does cut the power of the processor and will turn off many features in order to reduce power consumption. It is also configurable to some degree, so if you need bluetooth or wifi you can tell it not to turn those features off.

    The thing is the battery life on my Note 3 is so darn good I've never ever gotten to 10% battery life. LOL I'll put it to you this way. I don't use my phone very much over the weekend except for checking mail occasionally, a few text and maybe some youtube. I use it a lot more during the work day week. I get home with 70% or better at times. When this happens on the weekend, I go thru Saturday and don't charge again until Sunday night to get ready for work on Monday. So, I've gone from 7 AM on Friday till around 10 PM on Sunday night and even then I am still not at 10%. You guys know I like me some Apple, but Apple can kiss my butt when it comes to the crappy battery life on the iPhone.
  14. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    Agreed about the iPhone5. But even at 10% I would not want this mode on my iPhone. I would assume it can be turned off entirely?

    Sent from my iPhone5 using Tapatalk
  15. Ehilbert1

    Ehilbert1 Ooh-Rah!!!!

    Yes it can. I have it on my GS4. Its basically an option to use if your away from home and need to keep some juice in your battery till you can charge it. I think its a nice option to keep your phone from dying.

    Like DAB I've never had to worry about getting down to 10% left in my battery.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4
  16. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I'm getting home with about 70% left on a typical weekday on my Razr Maxx. I use it quite a bit during the day, but I don't often stream music at work. What you're getting out of the Note 3 is what I'm looking for in my next phone. There's no way in hell I'm buying something that I have to risk having to charge during the day if I use the GPS or listen to Slacker or the SXM app for an hour or two.

    So this is encouraging. More powerful phone, same power performance.
  17. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    I'm glad Android phone are starting to get ride of all the little buttons on the bottom of the phone :)

    I don't know how many times I've accidentally hit the back button while browsing :(
  18. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I can't tell you how many times I wished my iPad had a back button.
    It doesn't necessarily need all the rest of the buttons, but a back would be the shiz.
  19. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    I am just the opposite I wish to God that this Samsung had no back button and was was app driven instead like in iOS. You do get use to it but moving back and forth between them I often forget which is which. LOL

    Like Semi I have it that damn back button accidentally far too many times. It's very annoying.
  20. hyson

    hyson Forum Jerk

    Damn, and here I just bought an S III for $1.

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