Samsung Announces A Disappointing Galaxy S5


A few minutes ago Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5. It seems like all the rumours we’ve heard during the last few weeks where not true, and we’re getting a standard plastic Samsung device. The official press conference just ended and here’s all you need to know about Samsung’s new flagship phone. It’s disappointing.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Specifications

  • 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display
  • 2.5GHz quad-core
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16/32GB internal storage plus microSD
  • 802.11ac MIMO
  • 2800mAh battery
  • LTE Cat. 4
  • USB 3.0
  • 16MP rear camera
  • 2.1MP front camera
  • Heart rate sensor
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • IP67 Dust and water Resistant
  • Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat
  • 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g

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To be honest, I’m really disappointed. During the last few weeks, a sheer endless list of rumours popped-up on the internet. Personally, I expected a larger 2k display, a better battery and more RAM. To summarize it in a video:

Samsung improved the camera, added a heartbeat sensor and a fingerprint scanner to the phone. While the camera seems like a good decision, I don’t really think that a heartbeat sensor belongs into a phone. Samsung is pushing the fitness topic by also adding a fitness trainer feature to the phone. We have plenty of heartbeat sensors and fitness apps on Google Play, so this does not really sell the Galaxy S5 to me.

The phone is also dust- and waterproof, but that’s nothing special today anymore. While I do understand that it does not make sense to go crazy with specs and rather focus on everyday use, I really don’t understand why we don’t see a better battery in a flagship phone.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available as of April 11th in more than 150 countries. The price is still unknown.

What do you think about the Samsung Galaxy S5?

Philipp Greitsch is a mobile enthusiast with great interest in the latest trends and developments in mobile, technology and things that make our everyday life awesome. You can find him on Google+ and Twitter.
  • chris

    Its sucks dude. I expected so much more from them. This phone is so underwelming I actually waited around like they’re. Joking or something. Who needs heartbeat monitor on the device….I hope they don’t screw the note 4 up I wont be getting the S5

  • koko

    falling down samsung…

  • dude13

    I hope Galsxy S5 sales will be so dismall that it really hurts Samsung finacially. Samsung has been making fun of Apple because all their iPhones look the same, now Samsung deserves to crash and burn for its own laziness and arrogance. Samsung guys even had the nerve to say that they “listened
    to our customers”. What ? Who the hell needs a heart rate monitor in a phone ? Waterproofing ? I’ve never dropped my phone in the water ever. 16mp camera ? Sony has better desing and 20 MP.
    Currently I have a 6 months old LG G2 and it’s better in every respect that this supposedly groundbreaking Samsung flagship. It’s just laughable.
    No, seriously, they listened ? And then gave us same boring outdated design ? Who would want to spend $600 on a new phone that looks exactly like everything Samsung that’s already on the market ? Does samsung even have designers ? What happened to new sharp design ? I don’t fricken need my phone to meke me fit, I need it to look cool, I want to feel a bit of joy every time I take my new gadget out of my pocket, I want a beautiful cool phone. For these reasons I will not be buying this total fail of a phone. I don’t even plan to stop by the store to check it out. It sucks. It’s disappointing beyond belief. For a company with enormous resources like Samsung this is absolutely inexcusable.

    • jim

      Right on, dude, you can’t even tell if it’s S5 or S4 or Note 3 or Note 2.. idiots, just idiots.

      • lol

        although i agree with the original post, you all are the idiots because you’re still going to buy.

    • Steve Hobs

      This has to be a fucking joke. Are you just a fan boy for apple or are you just that blind?

      • rdhalla

        What he said is absolutely true. Galaxy s5 is a piece of shit. If you cannot see it for yourself, You just have never owned a galaxy. Read all the comments around you. S5 is a total fail.

      • derpjjg

        this phone and every other galaxy phone except for the s2 is i piece of old lg crashes less and performs tasks better than your over priced piece of crap.

        • BUSHMAN

          Dudevtell about lg I’m giving them a hard look

    • anonymous

      YOU are just an IDIOT. Battery life is fantastic!. So far, no problems on my s5. No lag/sudden shutdown/crashes on my phone. The User Interface is VERY SMOOTH!.

      • BUSHMAN

        Give it time and you will see

  • No thanks

    Ditto the other comments. Very disappointed. I’ll be shopping for a Sony or HTC. We have an S3 and an S4 in our home already. Don’t want an S5 that looks the same as them.

  • fixxxer

    Ill only buy nexus devices.

  • quack

    I was expecting at least a better design. The fitness apps are just another addtion to the bloatware on the phone. I have the LG G2 now and i’m pretty impressed with it. At least LG took some risk by making a new design with the keys at the back. Makes the phone much more sleek to look at for me. I hope people will know better. Their are many better choices out now than this S5.

    • Tariq

      LG G2 is 1 the best phones of 2013 & Note 3 is best phablet of 2013… No phone can beat g2, it has stolen my heart. Waiting for G3 eagerly!!!

      LG TAKE MY MONEY…^_^

      • rene

        Only because you can’t afford Apple products 😀

        • Tariq

          Don’t want to either!!! 😀

        • rdhalla

          You are blinded by the apple my dear. LIttle ladies like you cum when you hear the word revolutionary. <3

        • derpjjg

          can’t afford apple? LOL I provide for 4 kids that aren’t mine and pay 2800 a month just on house bills..bought everyone lg phones even though they asked for apple crapphones..FUCK YOUR SHITTY ASSED HIPSTER CRAPPLE products

        • BUSHMAN

          Shut up asshole

  • Drioded

    I’ll pick up a Lenovo, HTC, LG, Xiaomi or Huawei over overpriced and over hyped Samsung crap.

  • KellsMom91

    I think it sucks! I’ve had it for 2 weeks, and it’s going back to Best Buy tonight.

  • Derek Frost

    Screw samsung i mean come on they look exactly the f**king same

  • tajwar ishan

    Now I can confirm why they still have about 40% of galaxy s5 stocks in the market

  • Craig Goslan

    How disappointing. I lost my Galaxy S3, which I loved. Once my contract ran out I got an S5 and enjoyed having at first, then applications started disappearing and they were all going from my SD card, this phenomenon kept repeating and I found a number of Internet threads citing the same issues. It turns out the S5 doesn’t work well with SD cards, leaving you with next to no memory to work with and your s5 can’t really hold much of anything. I only use my phone for texting and speaking to people now, all the other apps are useless, because I can’t put them on my SD card and my phone only has 16GB of memory, which is about 8GB in reality.

    Props to dude13 (post below), don’t buy one of these phones.

  • Casper Olone

    I own one and i think this thing is the worlds biggest piece of $h!t . Touch sensitive huh thats Y it turns on in my pocket hhmmmm I’d say something is wrong there! My htc evo 4g lte never had that problem not once .
    The battery is absolute garbage it picked up a weak memory and have to charge it constantly! & always heats up to some intense heats . And the software sucks goats testicles my motorola razor is bette than this thing if i put it in a ziplock bag .. which is why im going back to my htc evo lte model even the auto spell corection worked on my htc not this P.O.S SINCERELY ONE DISAPPOINTED S5 OWNER


    Decided my s5 active is a piece of shit drops countless calls do to side button placement once touched goes to conference csll menu ,camera inferior i am going back to an iPhone 6+


    Me again wish i could shove my s5 active up atts ass

  • Freakazoid / Eek the Cat

    No home key and speakers on the back! Its a piece of shit compared to the HTC one its replacing, can’t use mobile apps for shows since the speakers and sound quality is shit.