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By Nick Fury, Senior Member on 25th February 2014, 08:55 PM
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Hi there after watching the unpacking event, and reading the full specs I dont really see much of an upgrade.

Yes they have added some good additions like the fingerprint scanner which is awesome, but alot of the other additions wont be used on a massive scale by all users.

Hardware wise, wasnt too inpressed on these either really, would of liked to see an octa-core version, plus the battery isnt too much of an upgrade.

But Ive found a clone version which in my eyes is better, comes with octa-core, looks exactly the same

http://www.goophone.cc/phones/goophone-s5.html

Again this is only my opinion, and of course others will feel different which is there right to do so.

I may even change my mind once ive got my hands on one and have a play, but as for right now, im quite disappointed with the S5.

And I am a Galaxy User myself currently having the Galaxy S3 and soon will have the Note 3 also.

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26th February 2014, 12:18 AM |#2  
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I'm sure this cheap knockoff will be worth every penny.
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26th February 2014, 12:52 AM |#3  
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I wouldnt give you $100 for that phone ROFL. No 4G data (3G only), knockoff CPU, bigger battery 2800mah then the S4 2600mah with less talk time then the S4.
26th February 2014, 12:53 AM |#4  
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would be great but no lte? i'd like to try before I bought one haha.
26th February 2014, 01:00 AM |#5  
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It's so hard to find a flagship phone that looks good, has a replaceable battery and microsd slot.
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26th February 2014, 01:18 AM |#6  
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would be great but no lte? i'd like to try before I bought one haha.

Hmmm... No LTE is a deal breaker. 3G is barely good enough to stream YouTube vids, and sometimes it won't even stream at all on 3G.

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It's so hard to find a flagship phone that looks good, has a replaceable battery and microsd slot.

No, it's not at all. The Note 3 is AMAZING! You should check it out.
26th February 2014, 01:26 AM |#7  
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The Note 3 in a 5 inch form factor would be perfect (spec, looks and feel). Why couldn't they make a Note 3 Mini?

I already own the Note 2 and it's a big too big now and it weight a lot. I currently have the HTC one and while the metal body is great, it feels like you're holding a brick.
26th February 2014, 08:17 AM |#8  
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Yes I do understand that it doesnt have all the features of the original and of course the price represents that. But I just wasnt really impressed with the S5 so far. As I said my opinion may change once ive had an hands on experience with the device. Its thoughts at the moment.
26th February 2014, 08:38 AM |#9  
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Hi there after watching the unpacking event, and reading the full specs I dont really see much of an upgrade.

Yes they have added some good additions like the fingerprint scanner which is awesome, but alot of the other additions wont be used on a massive scale by all users.

Hardware wise, wasnt too inpressed on these either really, would of liked to see an octa-core version, plus the battery isnt too much of an upgrade.

Don't you think users will use the improved camera (a major update - not just in megapixels) and the water proofing? The improved screen with higher and lower brightness? Yes the puls-rate monitor is a bit gimmicky but unlike ALL the "air" features of S4 these functions will improve every users daily use with the phone.

Kudos for Samsung for not focusing on the one-time-wow-factor and instead improving the users daily rutine.
26th February 2014, 09:43 AM |#10  
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Yes of course i did like that they did add what users wanted. And of course everyone is going to have there own opinion of the device,
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