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22nd March 2014, 09:37 PM   |  #1  
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Once you get your hands on a GS5, post your first impressions here for everyone to discuss.

Select Best Buys now have demo units available to play with, so I went and got my hands on one today.

First of all, they only had them in white, and the white version doesn't feel good at all. The back looks like it would have a soft texture, but it's hard slippery plastic.

The new version of TouchWiz definitely looks better, but it still seems very cluttered to me.

It doesn't feel as smooth and fast as my stock Nexus 5 running ART, but it's almost as performant as a Nexus 5 running Dalvik. TouchWiz is obviously still heavy because it should really be faster than the Nexus 5 with that Snapdragon 801.

ART is not available. I tried to enable it to see if it would make it as fast as my Nexus 5, but the option has been removed by Samsung.

Can't say much about the camera because it's hard to judge pictures of the inside of Best Buy. It did focus and capture fast though.

That's all for now. Will update as I think of more.
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22nd March 2014, 09:42 PM   |  #2  
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ART is not available. I tried to enable it to see if it would make it as fast as my Nexus 5, but the option has been removed by Samsung.

http://www.sammobile.com/2014/03/20/...d-runtime-art/
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http://www.sammobile.com/2014/03/20/...d-runtime-art/

Maybe that was early software and now it's been removed. Or maybe only the Korean and international models will have it. It definitely wasn't there on the one I played with.
22nd March 2014, 09:53 PM   |  #4  
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Here's a picture I took. No ART.
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Maybe that was early software and now it's been removed. Or maybe only the Korean and international models will have it. It definitely wasn't there on the one I played with.

Is it the international model?
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Is it the international model?

Not sure. Guess I should have taken a picture of the about page. Oops.
22nd March 2014, 11:38 PM   |  #7  
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Oh ART Runtime... It's such a joy walking into a store to stutter around on the latest and greatest of LG, Samsung, Sony, HTC, Huawei etc., then pull out my Nexus 4/ART and bring a big smile on my face. The S5 should be pretty snappy on ART.
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It doesn't feel as smooth and fast as my stock Nexus 5 running ART, but it's almost as performant as a Nexus 5 running Dalvik. TouchWiz is obviously still heavy because it should really be faster than the Nexus 5 with that Snapdragon 801.

If it performs almost like a nexus 5 on dalvik that's EXCELLENT news. Touchwiz is heavy so that's really great.

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24th March 2014, 05:41 AM   |  #9  
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My first impression on the S5 is very awesome ! The design is very nice. The waterproof and Anti-dust functions are amazing, it protect the phone very well. But the back cover is leather, i don't like the ugly back cover design.
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Hmm Touchwiz is heavy so that's really great.

Hmm you don't understand what you read.

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