Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Apr 2014 12:02 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

AnandTech's usual in-depth review.

Overall the Galaxy S 5 is a solid replacement to the GS4 (and definitely to any previous Samsung device). I find that pretty much all the flagships offer some set of tradeoffs that prevent any one from being the perfect device (iPhone's screen size, GS5's materials, M8's camera). It's unfortunate because I'd really like to crown a single device the king of them all, but instead we're faced with a handful of differing optimization points. Samsung got it almost perfect with the GS5. With a metal body, a rear facing camera with larger pixels (perhaps with some tweaks to camera output processing), a better NAND controller, and stereo front facing speakers, the GS5 would probably be perfect.

As much as I dislike Samsung - they simply have no taste - the fact of the matter is that reviews of their flagships are virtually always positive, and users have clearly voted with their wallets. Apparently I belong to a minority.

Permalink for comment 586678
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Comment by Anonymous Penguin
by Anonymous Penguin on Tue 8th Apr 2014 17:24 UTC
Anonymous Penguin
Member since:
2005-07-06

I have 3 Samsung Galaxy phones and one tablet. I am not happy 100% with any of them, but how often are you happy 100% with anything? I had an iPad, but it was not for me. It lacked the flexibility I have with my Galaxy Tab 3, which, at the end of the day, satisfies almost all my needs.

Reply Score: 3