MWC 2014: Samsung Galaxy S5 'Could Haves'
By Judith Aparri | February 27, 2014 2:39 PM EST
After all the hype for the next flagship smartphone of Samsung, it reached a boiling point and ended last Monday, when the Korean giant phone maker launched Galaxy S5. Hands-on reviews find it a great mobile device, with some new features and some useless features removed. Bigger screen, faster processor and longer battery life - are the major good points of the device.
Now, after Samsung unveiled Galaxy S5, smartphone lovers find it just a continuation of a year of boredom which started in 2013 when the excitement was too little. Consumers have indeed been spoiled.
After Apple introduced smartphone through iPhone in 2007, smartphone innovation became so heavy and hot. More powerful mobile devices, touchscreens, app stores, faster speed and new innovative features caught the consumers off-handed with seemingly endless thrills.
After more than half a decade, phone makers hit the wall. High density displays do not bring excitement anymore; processors which are either quad- or eight-core do not offer drastic improvements in performance and introduction of new features started to crawl.
The Galaxy Line
In 2013, Samsung introduced its flagship phone Galaxy S4. However, consumers found S4 as just a repetition update which failed to meet the high hopes of many consumers. Another failure is that it also fails in sales. Now comes Samsung Galaxy S5, which at this early is regarded by many as another repetition; and the excitement dies down.
It would have been better if Samsung let S5 had a quad HD screen. It is twice the resolution of the current 1080p smartphone displays. Just like S4, it could have two versions like a "standard" and a "prime". It should have two processor options, just like S4. However, sources said that Samsung intended two versions of the S5. Yet, the device only came out with a single version. Perhaps Samsung intends to keep the other version a secret.
From what we have now, it seems that this year will be another iteration year. We are going to see great phones launched and the Galaxy S5 is one of them. The newly-launched flagship phone of Samsung still has new features that we appreciate, like the battery-saving mode which can manage to stay alive for 24 hours with only 10 per cent charge. Great screen size, faster processor, longer battery life, heart rate monitor, fingerprint sensor and many other features make it a very promising smartphone. Whatever the customers feel about it, let the S5 sales reflect their sentiment.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Slow-Moving Yet Unrelenting Hawaii Lava Now Only Inches Away From Pahoa Homes
- 2014 MLB World Series Game 6: Kansas City Royals 10, San Francisco Giants 0 [PHOTOS]
- San Francisco Giants Beat Kansas City Royals, 3-2 In Game 7, Wins 2014 MLB World Series [PHOTOS]
- Cavaliers, LeBron James Flop In First Game Back In Cleveland; New York Knicks, Melo Pull Off Road Upset, 95-90 [PHOTOS]
Join the Conversation
- NATO: Russia's Been Conducting Too Many Military Flights Over Europe
- Moto X 2014 vs. Motorola DROID Turbo - Specifications, Features And Price Showdown
- Dismantling Of Fukushima Reactor 1 Faces Delays, US Judge Gives Sailor Go Signal To Push Through Lawsuit Against TEPCO Over Radiation
- Samsung Galaxy Note Edge To Be Available Through T-Mobile In The US
- Five Extreme Drop Tests On BlackBerry Passport Reveals Its Endurance [Watch Video]
- Updated iOS 8 Pangu Untethered Jailbreak Now Fully Works with Cydia: Key Fixes & Mods to Expect
- Ex-Ohio Trooper Pleads Guilty To Issuing Sex as Penalty To Women Motorists