Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Feb 2014 22:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

The Galaxy S5 is here.

Our main takeaway from our brief time with the Galaxy S5 so far is that Samsung is has been listening to customers and critics alike, and has finally gotten around to addressing many of our gripes with its build quality, software and UI. It's still a plastic phone, and a plastic phone running TouchWiz at that, but the GS5 represents a clear improvement for Samsung in a bunch of important areas. The new Samsung UI strikes us as something we might enjoy using, rather than software that's just there. And the soft-touch back feels infinitely nicer in the hand than the glossy, slimy plastic of old.

It still baffles me how Sony, HTC, and even the Chinese manufacturers can make such beautiful, elegant, and well-built Android phones, and then people go out and buy Samsung Galaxy phones. They're so... Eh.

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by l3v1 on Tue 25th Feb 2014 08:56 UTC in reply to "..."
l3v1
Member since:
2005-07-06

+1 for that. Until Moto G, which I got in December last year, all my previous Android phones were Samsung, and I grew to tolerate them (some even like), but I'm so satisfied with the MG (including the price) that I'm not considering jumping back anytime soon.

Edit: well, to be honest, it's not all pink ponies and unicorns, since a microsd slot would come handy from time to time... well, I think of that as the 'price' I paid for the cheapness of the phone

Edited 2014-02-25 08:59 UTC

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by Hiev on Tue 25th Feb 2014 15:04 in reply to "RE: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Is not that I really need the sd card, since kitkat is more restrictive about them (you cannot install apps), from my point of view, a cellphone is really easy to lost, so I won't feel that bad If a ever lost a $250 phone compared to a $800 phone.

Edited 2014-02-25 15:07 UTC

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