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What if the S5 was metal??

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By seoulbrova, Senior Member on 26th February 2014, 07:45 PM
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Would people still be complaining?

Seriously, over 90% of the time when I see someone with a phone they have it in a plastic case.

The uproar of the S5 is annoying...if it bothers you that much then get the HTC One which will probably end up in a plastic case.

According to AndroidCentral, the S5 screen is now as bright and good as the Note 3 (which has one of the best screens I've ever used), a better camera, and waterproofing, not to mention theyre still one of the few phones to offer a micro sd slot.

If anything it should have had 3GB ram and started at 32GB instead of 16GB, but in every other instance it looks like a solid device.
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26th February 2014, 07:49 PM |#2  
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It does not need metal, but pls not that ugly, even moto g looks better

Samsung is only caring about our money, how to make the most money
26th February 2014, 07:59 PM |#3  
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I'd go out and say that it looks worse than the S4
26th February 2014, 08:37 PM |#4  
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Well look at my thread HERE... looks like we may be getting a metal one in May
26th February 2014, 08:53 PM |#5  
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It does not need metal, but pls not that ugly, even moto g looks better

Samsung is only caring about our money, how to make the most money

Samsung has the most aftermarket accessories out of any company other than Apple.

On ebay you can buy a replacement battery door that suits your needs for less than $5.

I dont know, the black looks pretty good to me.
26th February 2014, 09:38 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by seoulbrova

Would people still be complaining?

Seriously, over 90% of the time when I see someone with a phone they have it in a plastic case.

The uproar of the S5 is annoying...if it bothers you that much then get the HTC One which will probably end up in a plastic case.

According to AndroidCentral, the S5 screen is now as bright and good as the Note 3 (which has one of the best screens I've ever used), a better camera, and waterproofing, not to mention theyre still one of the few phones to offer a micro sd slot.

If anything it should have had 3GB ram and started at 32GB instead of 16GB, but in every other instance it looks like a solid device.

Waterproof because that's an issue the masses have right? People jumping on the ones who aren't blindly following samsung are equally as annoying.

It should have better material along with a fresh look. It should have a newer version of TW that looks/ feels new and doesn't crush 8+GB of storage. It should focus a little on the sound quality.

The HTC One had a totally revamped design and revamped version of Sense and it only won smartphone of the year. If this phone didn't say Samsung, it would be a huge fail

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Samsung has the most aftermarket accessories out of any company other than Apple.

On ebay you can buy a replacement battery door that suits your needs for less than $5.

I dont know, the black looks pretty good to me.

The back cover isn't the problem, like you said most are going to use a case. I certainly will buy the Buckdroid and the Otter Box Defender also don't confuse waterproof with water resistant. It's "only" water resitant not water proof.
27th February 2014, 12:14 AM |#8  
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I don't want metal. Metal = heavier. I would have like a thin bezel though...
27th February 2014, 12:37 AM |#9  
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I don't mind the plastic at all. Too many people complain about it not being metal. Plastic is lightweight, less prone to scratches or damages when dropped, and you can remove the cover for the battery/SD card, which is always a good thing.
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27th February 2014, 12:41 AM |#10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by seoulbrova

Would people still be complaining?

Seriously, over 90% of the time when I see someone with a phone they have it in a plastic case.

The uproar of the S5 is annoying...if it bothers you that much then get the HTC One which will probably end up in a plastic case.

According to AndroidCentral, the S5 screen is now as bright and good as the Note 3 (which has one of the best screens I've ever used), a better camera, and waterproofing, not to mention theyre still one of the few phones to offer a micro sd slot.

If anything it should have had 3GB ram and started at 32GB instead of 16GB, but in every other instance it looks like a solid device.

People aren't complaining because of plastic. The problem is the hype created becacuse of rumored UHD screen, 64bit processor, a giant battery and even the deal Sammy made with Google. I don't know if 3gb are really is necessary or not, I never used more than 1.3GB but 32GB of storage would be nice. Maybe it's because of the new rumored Galaxy F, they say the GS5 will be cheaper than the GS4 so it kinda makes sense.
27th February 2014, 04:27 AM |#11  
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no, the material is no problem for me.
what maters to me is:
1. back cover design. I'm not type of people who like to use colorful case, I like the transparent one so when I use my phone, people will know what phone I'm using. And that design is not work for me. I personally more like pattern of the S4 back cover. It feels more elegant to my eyes. And don't say those faux leather in note 3. I like it almost. So if the S5 use those like in note 3. I'll be more attract to s5 rather than z2.
2. the battery. It's already boosted 200 mAh from the s4. That's great but not enough. I own myself a S4. It's pretty durable when use power saving mode. but that's where I hate it. When in power saving mode. When I move from outdoor to an indoor place. The screen is very2 dark and I almost can't see it. I don't know about this mode in S5, or the stamina mode in sony device. If same as in my S4, then I need bigger battery for my next phone so I can use it in full day without those power saving things.
3. As like many other people in xda discuss it about when it's first implemented. knox things. I hate when samsung finally use it. I know it's just a flag, but I didn't know how the regulation about that knox warranty here in my country. And if that knox used as one of main upgrade (like that knox countainer in S4 upgrade from 4.2.2 to 4.3), obviously we here can't use it. And make the upgrade less.. useful I guess. Since phone performance will not dramatically change because the phone still have same component

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