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19th February 2014, 03:42 AM   |  #1  
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MWC is starting in a couple of days and if tradition is followed, Samsung shall launch the next Galaxy soon.

Too many reports suggest that the latest device shall have a whole different UI, fingerprint sensor in the home button, 16mp camera and also a new LED flash module.

I, for one, am looking forward to seeing the features in action. Agreed, the development on Sammy devices sucks, specially Exynos, but hey, I can't deny the fact that they make the best phones too.

What say you?

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I say it's a completely useless thread.
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No it's not useless!

To be honest I'm getting tired of the yearly releases for the sake of it. From the leaks it looks like the S5 will have a qHD screen, fingerprint reader, and the usual upgraded processor and ram. Probably a 64 bit OS but if you know a bit about 32/64bit you'll know it's pointless and just for marketing.

The fingerprint reader is also pointless. Again Samsung are doing it just because apple did and don't have access to the same quality solution. The iPhone solution works really well. Which pains me to say. But Sammy's swipe solution is just going to take longer to unlock and is the same fad that laptops went through 5 years ago. Only business laptops come with fingerprint readers nowadays.

Lastly is the OS. I don't feel that Samsung adds any value with their touchwiz extras. My phone has had Cyanogenmod installed from about 3 months in and I've started to think it's going the way of touchwiz and not adding any value.

I'm running the Nexus 5 ROM with xposed and that gives me all the features and modifications I need. Xposed is the real game changer here. The only problem is the stability. The S4 running a Nexus 5 ROM is never going to be as stable as the Nexus 5. The Nexus 5 is a faster device then the S4 and the battery life is far, far better. I now have one as my work phone and part of me is hoping the S5 doesn't have any ground breaking features that makes me want it. I'll then buy a Nexus 5 and lower my mobile contract saving some money in the process.

The Nexus 5 may not have a qHD display but within 6-9 months the Nexus 6 will with a more mature processor and better battery life. Until the Galaxy has a bleeding edge feature I don't see the point in having a bleeding edge device. And it doesn't look like the S5 will
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^ You know there's a diff between qHD and QHD right? qHD is quarter-HD while QHD is Quad-HD, the S5 may have the latter IF rumors are true.

Anyway...


I'm very excited, I'm going to get it in either March or April, looking forward to the new UI, Camera and Exynos CPU, I'm also looking forward to a new design, I hope it's a stunner (fingers crossed).

Will use my GS4 as a 2nd line when I get my GS5.
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I'll only be excited (related to xda topics) when I'm able to kick out Knox from my phone

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I think this time I will not get the s5. Because exynous processor, knox efuse and because LG and Sony learn how to made the things right

Next phone? Maybe LG or Motorola ( depending of what they can do after s5 release)

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19th February 2014, 09:20 AM   |  #7  
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Let's see...
1. KNOX
2. Exynos
3. Touchwiz

Hell no...buying S4 is one of most biggest regret. Next phone? Probably LG or Sony or OPPO
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Originally Posted by The-Kevster

No it's not useless!

To be honest I'm getting tired of the yearly releases for the sake of it. From the leaks it looks like the S5 will have a qHD screen, fingerprint reader, and the usual upgraded processor and ram. Probably a 64 bit OS but if you know a bit about 32/64bit you'll know it's pointless and just for marketing.

The fingerprint reader is also pointless. Again Samsung are doing it just because apple did and don't have access to the same quality solution. The iPhone solution works really well. Which pains me to say. But Sammy's swipe solution is just going to take longer to unlock and is the same fad that laptops went through 5 years ago. Only business laptops come with fingerprint readers nowadays.

Lastly is the OS. I don't feel that Samsung adds any value with their touchwiz extras. My phone has had Cyanogenmod installed from about 3 months in and I've started to think it's going the way of touchwiz and not adding any value.

I'm running the Nexus 5 ROM with xposed and that gives me all the features and modifications I need. Xposed is the real game changer here. The only problem is the stability. The S4 running a Nexus 5 ROM is never going to be as stable as the Nexus 5. The Nexus 5 is a faster device then the S4 and the battery life is far, far better. I now have one as my work phone and part of me is hoping the S5 doesn't have any ground breaking features that makes me want it. I'll then buy a Nexus 5 and lower my mobile contract saving some money in the process.

The Nexus 5 may not have a qHD display but within 6-9 months the Nexus 6 will with a more mature processor and better battery life. Until the Galaxy has a bleeding edge feature I don't see the point in having a bleeding edge device. And it doesn't look like the S5 will

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Quote:
Originally Posted by EclipseX

I think this time I will not get the s5. Because exynous processor, knox efuse and because LG and Sony learn how to made the things right

Next phone? Maybe LG or Motorola ( depending of what they can do after s5 release)

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I am with you because of Exynos but i think LG plays only with numbers and names. For example S4 and G2 both have GPS but nobody say that G2 takes 2-3 mins to find ~10 sats and ours S4 takes 2-3 seconds to find 15+ sats! poor GPS chip or poor software i don`t know.
Another example is WiFi-Direct. both have it but in G2 you can only use it with LG devices.
I think that LG is still not a good buy.
19th February 2014, 10:18 AM   |  #10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The-Kevster

No it's not useless!

To be honest I'm getting tired of the yearly releases for the sake of it. From the leaks it looks like the S5 will have a qHD screen, fingerprint reader, and the usual upgraded processor and ram. Probably a 64 bit OS but if you know a bit about 32/64bit you'll know it's pointless and just for marketing.

The fingerprint reader is also pointless. Again Samsung are doing it just because apple did and don't have access to the same quality solution. The iPhone solution works really well. Which pains me to say. But Sammy's swipe solution is just going to take longer to unlock and is the same fad that laptops went through 5 years ago. Only business laptops come with fingerprint readers nowadays.

Lastly is the OS. I don't feel that Samsung adds any value with their touchwiz extras. My phone has had Cyanogenmod installed from about 3 months in and I've started to think it's going the way of touchwiz and not adding any value.

I'm running the Nexus 5 ROM with xposed and that gives me all the features and modifications I need. Xposed is the real game changer here. The only problem is the stability. The S4 running a Nexus 5 ROM is never going to be as stable as the Nexus 5. The Nexus 5 is a faster device then the S4 and the battery life is far, far better. I now have one as my work phone and part of me is hoping the S5 doesn't have any ground breaking features that makes me want it. I'll then buy a Nexus 5 and lower my mobile contract saving some money in the process.

The Nexus 5 may not have a qHD display but within 6-9 months the Nexus 6 will with a more mature processor and better battery life. Until the Galaxy has a bleeding edge feature I don't see the point in having a bleeding edge device. And it doesn't look like the S5 will

I think it's unarguable that Samsung offers cutting edge hardware. If only they had a better software design team. Honestly speaking, I'd much rather use a Snapdragon variant over exynos because of lack of development.

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