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Is the S5 worth it? I need your opinion

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By MUFC17JW, Senior Member on 20th August 2014, 03:08 AM
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I have someone who wants my note 3 for their S5. Is it a fair trade?
One thing that bothers me is that my phone has twice the memory.
Plus the thin bezel on the note 3 looks hella better.
What do you guys think? Performance and resale value wise?

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20th August 2014, 03:11 AM |#2  
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Originally Posted by MUFC17JW

I have someone who wants my note 3 for their S5. Is it a fair trade?
One thing that bothers me is that my phone has twice the memory.
Plus the thin bezel on the note 3 looks hella better.
What do you guys think? Performance and resale value wise?

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I love my s5 to death. I take advantage of the waterproof so often its amazing.
20th August 2014, 03:13 AM |#3  
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That's one thing I really like about the S5 but that's about it

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That's one thing I really like about the S5 but that's about it

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Its a deal breaker to me. Plus i get around 8 hours on screen time.
20th August 2014, 08:33 AM |#5  
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It really comes down to your needs. The s5 and the note 3 are pretty similar specs wise except for:
-s5 has better processor
-note 3 has more ram
-s5 has better battery and is water RESISTANT
-note 3 has a bigger screen and a stylus
-s5 has a better camera

Personally I would take the s5 since I find the better camera, water/dust resistance and a snappier processor to be better tradeoffs than a bigger screen and 1gb more ram

Also, the fake leather back might wear off quickly if you're not careful

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The S5 battery lasts longer than the note 3? I usually get 4.5 hour screen time with heavy use and 20 hours


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22nd August 2014, 09:28 AM |#7  
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The S5 battery lasts longer than the note 3? I usually get 4.5 hour screen time with heavy use and 20 hours


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Smaller screen means less juice to power it. I have the S4 but I had a friend's S5 for a few days and was impressed. If I have to chose an upgrade right now I'll go with the S5 since the Note 3 looks too big to handle as a phone and bigger screen will drain your battery pretty fast. There is nothing a note 3 can do than the S5 can't plus you get water/dust resistance.
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