Samsung Galaxy S5 Buying Guide: Top 10 Reasons You Shouldn't Wait Or Buy It Instantly

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By Ryan Inoyori | December 13, 2013 4:18 PM EST

Everyone awaits the Samsung's next Galaxy S5 in 2014 packed with ultimate hardware and software features. But Galaxy S5 will be more expensive than you expect. So here are 10 reasons shouldn't impulsively buy it and re-assess if it's worth your money.

Don't Forget Galaxy S4 And Note 3

Similar to Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4 and Note 3, it will have exclusive features found in Galaxy S5 next year. Samsung was left without choice but to include Knox security suite, UI from S4, upgrade S Voice and many more to the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean in Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2.

Unbelievable Price

If Galaxy S4 was priced at a high cost than S3 was released, the same thing will happen in Galaxy S5. Unlike S4, Galaxy S5 will have noticeable upgrades that makes it expensive than any other smartphones sold by Samsung. Think about every single penny you may shell out buying it.

Still Imperfect

Galaxy S5 doesn't include a feature called 'Perfection' since it cannot be done. Why not look for great alternatives or wait for other brand manufacturers such as HTC, LG, Motorola and Sony to release their own flagships to determine if S5 is for you. You may also get some price comparison by checking other flagship smartphones.

Android 4.4 KitKat

If you want the latest Android operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat is not exclusive to Galaxy S5 and you may actually get the newest OS version half the price. Check Nexus 5 or LG G2 before caving in for Galaxy S5. If you embrace Nexus devices, you are entitled of exclusive updates from Android before Samsung can get it.

Necessity Or Social Status

If social status means a lot, go ahead and buy Galaxy S5. But don't forget that S5 won't be the only glimmering and shining gold next year for competitors will bring their own devices on the table. Ensure you are not going blind on Galaxy S5 simply to flaunt it to your friends.

I Am A Hardcore User

Samsung already disappointed Galaxy S4 owners with overheating crisis due to octa-core processors and although they promised lesser heat problems using a better CPU chipset, high-powered smartphones are always hot, literally. Galaxy S5 can load HD games, apps and videos which mean more processing,  rendering and tinkering that take place inside creating a lot of heat. If you are a hardcore user, why not buy a tablet instead?

Photography

The 16 MP ISOCELL rumored camera in Galaxy S5 is very tempting but it is smartphone not a camera. If photography pressures you to buy it, go get some DSLR camera, amazing Lumia units, Sony G lens based cameras or Galaxy S4 Zoom instead.

No Hazard Proof

Water resistance is only one rumored anti-hazard proofing in Galaxy S5, which not enough for mountain climbing or more dangerous adventures in your life. You need to purchase separate accessory to protect it from natural hazard, but usually shock-proofing isn't included.

The Lock

Galaxy Note 3 featured a security lock that forces users to make a call for at least 5 minutes where they bought it and this may happen in Galaxy S5. This is an important security but also a hassle to many.

Is It Long-lasting?

Galaxy S3 is a long-lasting device and can run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Android 4.4 KitKat update coming in 2014. Galaxy S4 is going to be set aside once Galaxy S5 is out in the market so what will happen to your Galaxy S5 in 2015? Galaxy S6 or something with a new name will always come out no matter what. Try replacing your smartphone every 2 to 3 years and see how much savings you've manage to keep.

It Cannot Do Everything For You

Powerful, feature-packed and fast are the descriptions of Galaxy S5. But it cannot do several things in truth such as Note 3 S Pen functionality, Note 10.1 amazing exclusive editing apps and play games only designed for bigger screens such as Elder Scrolls or the latest Call of Duty.

Once Galaxy S5 is available for purchase, think every single factor from features to functions and from package to value before wasting a hefty amount of price. You don't want to regret and end up complaining about the smartphone which you didn't like.

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