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    Default Anyone thinking of jumping to S5?

    Well it's that time of year. Samsung had their event and they unveiled the S5. Every year I get excited for MWC and this year was no different, except it was. I love Samsung for what they do, cram features into a future proof ish phone. They do everything that Apple doesn't in that they offer a million software add ons and do removable battery and storage. This year, though, didn't really do it for me. I've had the S3 and S4 and OG Note and Note 2 (wanted the Note 3 but held off) and each time I had the phone for less time. I love iOS even though it does get "boring" using the same thing over and over with little customization but that's the thing. I'm used to it. I like taking notes at school and being able to iMessage my wife on my MacBook and then pick up the conversation on my iPhone or iPad. I love the music player and App Store (I hate how Google Play is laid out, though it's a far cry from 2.0 and earlier) and I love the features that Apple does manage to squeeze in. I'm probably not switching to the S5 (maybe the new One if it looks good, I loved the original) but maybe you guys will! I want to hear from you about switching or not switching and why. Note: I won't judge either way

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    Default Re: Anyone thinking of jumping to S5?

    The S5 is not a device I plan to have. Ever.


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    Default Re: Anyone thinking of jumping to S5?

    Yeah I don't like the design among other things and for sure hate TouchWiz even though they flattened it out much like iOS 7


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    Default Re: Anyone thinking of jumping to S5?

    Just switched from a galaxy s3 to my 5s about 3 weeks ago. I had kinda gone back and forth between the two especially when iOS 7 slowed down my iphone 4 to where it was barely usable. Went to an s3 and after 6 months it started slowing down like all my other android devices have in the past. Going to just stick with my 5s now and reevaluate in 2 years when I can upgrade. The bigger size doesn't work for me I need 1 handed use so I hope apple at least give the option for a smaller phone in the future


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    I think they may decrease the bezel and slightly increase the size. The Moto X almost fits perfectly into the iPhone 5s frame and has a 4.7" screen without a home button so I assume it's doable. I'm thinking 4.5-4.7" for the next iteration of iPhone. Depending on your hand size it should fit. The 5s is a little too small still but I love the one handed use. I have an iPad for things I want a bigger screen for.


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    Default Re: Anyone thinking of jumping to S5?

    "cram features into a future proof ish phone" I like that statement. Something that apple lack of doing. I think it's high time apple to introduce some basic software features like;

    * ascending ring tones
    * call conference notifications.
    * call waiting notifications.
    * "phone on silent" notification (sign)
    * cross platform file transferring.
    * etc etcetera etc


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    Quote Originally Posted by elvisx77 View Post
    "cram features into a future proof ish phone" I like that statement. Something that apple lack of doing. I think it's high time apple to introduce some basic software features like;

    * ascending ring tones
    * call conference notifications.
    * call waiting notifications.
    * "phone on silent" notification (sign)
    * cross platform file transferring.
    * etc etcetera etc


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    Not sure what you mean about the call conference or call waiting since it beeps when you get a call but I agree with the rest. How about actually making FaceTime and iMessage open like they said it would eventually be? Or even better how about multitasking on the iPad at least? I think that will require more RAM but so be it. I love iOS but it's still lacking in some areas.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtshurtleff View Post
    Not sure what you mean about the call conference or call waiting since it beeps when you get a call but I agree with the rest. How about actually making FaceTime and iMessage open like they said it would eventually be? Or even better how about multitasking on the iPad at least? I think that will require more RAM but so be it. I love iOS but it's still lacking in some areas.


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    * Call waiting notifications: when you call someone and he/she on a another call, you see a notification on your screen saying " caller waiting" or something similar.

    * you are on a call and the other party enabled a conference call, you see a notification on your mobile call "conference call" or a similar message. (Good privacy thing)

    Android, Symbian and all the other not so smart phones show these messages. They are standard GSM features.

    Another major feature I forgot to mention before is SMS delivery notifications. When you send a SMS, there is no way to know whether it delivered or not unless it's an iMessage.




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    Default Re: Anyone thinking of jumping to S5?

    Quote Originally Posted by elvisx77 View Post
    "cram features into a future proof ish phone" I like that statement. Something that apple lack of doing. I think it's high time apple to introduce some basic software features like;

    * ascending ring tones
    * call conference notifications.
    * call waiting notifications.
    * "phone on silent" notification (sign)
    * cross platform file transferring.
    * etc etcetera etc


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    If these are things you want then you should give Apple feedback about it. If it is requested by many people, I'm sure they would consider it.
    As for me, those features are not something I have a need for except maybe some sort of accessible file system to have apps share files. The call waiting, conferencing, ringtones are features that I don't care if the phone has because I wouldn't use them.
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    Default Re: Anyone thinking of jumping to S5?

    Quote Originally Posted by elvisx77 View Post
    "cram features into a future proof ish phone" I like that statement. Something that apple lack of doing. I think it's high time apple to introduce some basic software features like;

    * ascending ring tones
    * call conference notifications.
    * call waiting notifications.
    * "phone on silent" notification (sign)
    * cross platform file transferring.
    * etc etcetera etc


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    I can tell you right now with some carriers you have to pay extra for those features and/or is only supported on certain devices like blackberry.

    Quote Originally Posted by elvisx77 View Post
    * Call waiting notifications: when you call someone and he/she on a another call, you see a notification on your screen saying " caller waiting" or something similar.

    * you are on a call and the other party enabled a conference call, you see a notification on your mobile call "conference call" or a similar message. (Good privacy thing)

    Android, Symbian and all the other not so smart phones show these messages. They are standard GSM features.

    Another major feature I forgot to mention before is SMS delivery notifications. When you send a SMS, there is no way to know whether it delivered or not unless it's an iMessage.




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    I don't see the use of a "call waiting" notification since the phone either rings and the person you call get a notification or goes to a busy signal and the person you call gets a missed call notification.

    Conference call notification would be nice for business people but not everyone uses.

    As for SMS delivery notification some carriers send that when the text reaches their server not the receiver so sometimes it just means that the text sent successfully.

    The features you list would be great for business people but other people either don't need it, don't care or find them annoying.

    One OS can't please everybody that's why we have choices.


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    Default Re: Anyone thinking of jumping to S5?

    No not all, very happy with my 5s.
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    Default Re: Anyone thinking of jumping to S5?

    Switch the 5 with the S, and I already have that phone
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    Default Re: Anyone thinking of jumping to S5?

    S5 isn't a big enough upgrade from the S3 & Note2 for me. I'm looking forward to the Note 4.


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    Default Re: Anyone thinking of jumping to S5?

    I was kind of excited to see what Samsung had planned for this iteration, though I never intended to buy it, but I came away very disappointed just the same. It seems like a lesser upgrade than an iPhone S upgrade and Samsung is branding it as an entirely new phone. The only positive that I found is the gorgeous blue that it comes in.

    I do LOVE the new Galaxy Gear Fit, though. I'd be all over that if it were iPhone-compatible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtshurtleff View Post
    Well it's that time of year. Samsung had their event and they unveiled the S5. Every year I get excited for MWC and this year was no different, except it was. I love Samsung for what they do, cram features into a future proof ish phone. They do everything that Apple doesn't in that they offer a million software add ons and do removable battery and storage. This year, though, didn't really do it for me. I've had the S3 and S4 and OG Note and Note 2 (wanted the Note 3 but held off) and each time I had the phone for less time. I love iOS even though it does get "boring" using the same thing over and over with little customization but that's the thing. I'm used to it. I like taking notes at school and being able to iMessage my wife on my MacBook and then pick up the conversation on my iPhone or iPad. I love the music player and App Store (I hate how Google Play is laid out, though it's a far cry from 2.0 and earlier) and I love the features that Apple does manage to squeeze in. I'm probably not switching to the S5 (maybe the new One if it looks good, I loved the original) but maybe you guys will! I want to hear from you about switching or not switching and why. Note: I won't judge either way

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    I think you've described how well the iOS and OS X integration work together. The App Store is another tangible feature and benefit from being in the Apple ecosystem. There's lots to like about Android, and TouchWiz in this case. Sounds like it comes down to which is more important.
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    Default Re: Anyone thinking of jumping to S5?

    Nope.
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    Default Re: Anyone thinking of jumping to S5?

    Trying to get excited about a bloatware phone. Nope. Can't do it. Samsung has android so forked with crapware it takes up 8gb of space on a 16gb phone. This is definitely a mainstream phone for the clueless.
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    ^^^Bloat is definitely a problem. Something I appreciate about iOS is that it has no bloat.
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    Default Re: Anyone thinking of jumping to S5?

    Quote Originally Posted by elvisx77 View Post
    "cram features into a future proof ish phone" I like that statement. Something that apple lack of doing. I think it's high time apple to introduce some basic software features like;

    * ascending ring tones
    * call conference notifications.
    * call waiting notifications.
    * "phone on silent" notification (sign)
    * cross platform file transferring.
    * etc etcetera etc


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    You've posted these features several times in the forums but have you sent these suggestions to Apple?
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    Default Re: Anyone thinking of jumping to S5?

    He!! to the nah! Samsuck wants to be the Apple of Android so bad it's pathetic. There phones are horribly designed and they're whole marketing campaign is stupid how about instead of showing a side by side comparison of the 5s next to the Note 3 with Lebron you just hmm I don't know show you're phone?! They're like the kid in high school who is super jealous of the really popular kid so they have to make up all the crap they can about that person just to save face and seem cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swarlos View Post
    He!! to the nah! Samsuck wants to be the Apple of Android so bad it's pathetic. There phones are horribly designed and they're whole marketing campaign is stupid how about instead of showing a side by side comparison of the 5s next to the Note 3 with Lebron you just hmm I don't know show you're phone?! They're like the kid in high school who is super jealous of the really popular kid so they have to make up all the crap they can about that person just to save face and seem cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karenkcoulter View Post
    If these are things you want then you should give Apple feedback about it. If it is requested by many people, I'm sure they would consider it.
    As for me, those features are not something I have a need for except maybe some sort of accessible file system to have apps share files. The call waiting, conferencing, ringtones are features that I don't care if the phone has because I wouldn't use them.
    You said you wouldn't use them. Actually those features are kind of a experience. You ll never know how useful they are until you use them. It's like a 2 side mirrors of a vehicle. Something very simple but we all know how useful they are when it comes to driving.



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    Quote Originally Posted by nikkisharif View Post
    You've posted these features several times in the forums but have you sent these suggestions to Apple?
    Yes I have suggested them to apple. Actually Before I bought my apple iPhone in 2013 jan, I was a very happy Symbian fan for a very long time. I started using nokia 6600 in 2003. I had an android device as well but didn't like the OS much.



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    I have actually played with an s5.
    The anwser is NO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elvisx77 View Post
    You said you wouldn't use them. Actually those features are kind of a experience. You ll never know how useful they are until you use them. It's like a 2 side mirrors of a vehicle. Something very simple but we all know how useful they are when it comes to driving.



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    I know I wouldn't use them. I may use 30 minutes of voice a month and those are voice related features.
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