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Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S5

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smerits

Feb 24, 2014, 5:07 PM

still plastic??

Epic fail
This is not an epic fail. There have been countless complaints as of lately for not being able to remove batteries or upgrade memory when needed.

Samsung has acknowledged these complaints and have recognized the praises from consumers like myself ...
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Please elaborate a response on which you explain why exactly is plastica a bad choice. If you can list alter materials, please explain as well, and why.
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smerits said:
Epic fail


Not an epic fail but a fail, yeah. This should be a Galaxy S4S. Same tired Super AMOLED pentile screen that makes white backgrounds look as if they were drenched in piss. Same tired 1080p res...
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plastic is *cheap*. This phone will sell for big $....probably $249 with a subsidy or $699 or so without a subsidy..its not like its selling for a lower price than the metal phones.....plastic just allows for larger profits at Samsung. FYI
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Plastic is a win over metal in several fields, just as metal is a win over plastic in several fields.

For somebody like me, who lives in a very, very, VERY cold and very very humid environment, I don't want a metal phone. I live somewhere where the...
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bluecoyote

Feb 25, 2014, 11:56 AM
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This is why Samsung copied Apple....

Because left to their own design department, this diner stool inspired piece of plastic is what they come up with. Laughing

(Especially bad considering Motorola, HTC and Sony are doing a pretty bang-up job.)
As a mainstream user that signed on to different wireless industry sites such as phones scoop in 2008, I had never heard anyone complaining about plastic phones until after Steve Jobs big speech of Aluminum. Even then, it has been mostly contained in ...
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andy2373

Feb 24, 2014, 5:23 PM

What's

The 'One-handed operation' mode look like? Saw it there in the video.
I tried that on a demo model and could not get it to work. I turned it on in Settings and tried the gesture many times in many places around the interface, but it would not activate. I don't know is that was an early-software bug or the gesture is exc...
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eljeffe666

Feb 24, 2014, 5:00 PM
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never mind....

i should start reading better first....
From the article.

"The rest of the slots for SIM and memory cards are buried under the back cover"
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Eric M. Zeman said:
The rest of the slots for SIM and memory cards are buried under the back cover. The back cover is latched on tightly, as it has a gasket to help keep liquid and dust out of the internal chassis. Ans yes, the bat
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