Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › [Anandtech] Samsung Galaxy S 5 Review
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Anandtech] Samsung Galaxy S 5 Review - Page 14

post #131 of 170
To be honest phones like the G2 are too big. It's like a full blown tablet more or less. I mean ok, you could share a tablet with 1-2 others but if you are alone, why could you possibly need a tablet for? I think I'm gonna go for a max 4.5'' next possibly on dual core, and high single thread performance, because I doubt I need their high end quad cores either.
PC
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790K 4.6G 1.24v/1.74v, 5.1G 1.35v validation. GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 Tri-X R9 290 1100/1350 +0.012v G.Skill 2400 c10 
CoolingMonitorPowerCase
Noctua NH-D15 24EA53 IPS 76Hz OC EVGA 1000 G2 Phanteks Enthoo Pro 
Audio
SoundMagic E10 
  hide details  
Reply
PC
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790K 4.6G 1.24v/1.74v, 5.1G 1.35v validation. GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 Tri-X R9 290 1100/1350 +0.012v G.Skill 2400 c10 
CoolingMonitorPowerCase
Noctua NH-D15 24EA53 IPS 76Hz OC EVGA 1000 G2 Phanteks Enthoo Pro 
Audio
SoundMagic E10 
  hide details  
Reply
post #132 of 170
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baghi View Post

a camera shows it's true performance in low light conditions.

Nah, low light photos are only half the story. HTC's 4 MP camera looks pathetic at day compared to the 16 MP cameras in other phones. If you want a point-and-shoot replacement, a high resolution camera with OIS is far superior to HTC's ultra-pixels. The Lumia range and the LG G2 do well both at day and at night because the high resolution gives sharp images at day and the OIS allows longer exposure times in the dark. The M8 works better than Nokia and LG for low-light party pictures with moving people because it doesn't need a long exposure time, but is worse at literally anything else. Low-light images of still objects or people posing for a picture still look better on Nokia and LG because the exposure time has less of an impact on the image.

One thing HTC could benefit from is a slight amount of noise reduction. Nokia applies a bit of noise reduction to their images. This can reduce detail slightly, but smooths out the image significantly at night.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 4/14/14 at 7:39am
M1XN
(18 items)
 
Study Zenbook
(5 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770K @ 4.2 GHz ASUS Maximus VI Impact MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G 2x8 GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 @ 2400 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M4 64 GB Crucial M4 128 GB SAMSUNG Spinpoint M9T 2 TB LiteOn DL-8ATSH 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NH-C14 Windows 10 64-bit ViewSonic VP2770 Vortex Pok3r 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair SF600 NCASE M1 V2.5 Logitech G502 SteelSeries QcK+ 
AudioOther
HiFiMan HE-400 Logitech C920 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5-3317 GT 620M 2 GB soldered + 8 GB Corsair OCZ Vertex 3 120 
OS
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
  hide details  
Reply
M1XN
(18 items)
 
Study Zenbook
(5 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770K @ 4.2 GHz ASUS Maximus VI Impact MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G 2x8 GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 @ 2400 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M4 64 GB Crucial M4 128 GB SAMSUNG Spinpoint M9T 2 TB LiteOn DL-8ATSH 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NH-C14 Windows 10 64-bit ViewSonic VP2770 Vortex Pok3r 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair SF600 NCASE M1 V2.5 Logitech G502 SteelSeries QcK+ 
AudioOther
HiFiMan HE-400 Logitech C920 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5-3317 GT 620M 2 GB soldered + 8 GB Corsair OCZ Vertex 3 120 
OS
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
  hide details  
Reply
post #133 of 170
Quote:
Originally Posted by fateswarm View Post

To be honest phones like the G2 are too big. It's like a full blown tablet more or less. I mean ok, you could share a tablet with 1-2 others but if you are alone, why could you possibly need a tablet for? I think I'm gonna go for a max 4.5'' next possibly on dual core, and high single thread performance, because I doubt I need their high end quad cores either.

Tablets & 5"+ phones are great for reading ebooks and web browsing, as well as watching videos(smaller phones can't provide a comparable experience ).

You could argue larger screen laptops are better at those things, but tablets are generally lighter than laptops and have significantly better battery life.
Skylake 1080 FTW
(18 items)
 
XPS 15
(7 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6700K  ASUS Maximus VIII Ranger EVGA 1080 FTW TridentZ DDR4-3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung SM951 128GB Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB Muskin Reactor 1TB Seagate Baracuda 2TB ST2000DM001 HDD 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Baracuda 2TB ST2000DM001 HDD Corsair H110i GT Windows 10 Pro  Acer XB321HK 32" 4K G-sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K70 Rapid Fire EVGA SuperNova 650 P2 NZXT H440 Black Logitech G900  
Mouse PadOther
Razer Vespula CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD - PFC Sinewave UPS Syst... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz(3.8Ghz Turbo) Dell XPS 15-9560 Nvidia GTX 1050 8GB DDR4-2400 
Hard DriveOSMonitor
256GB PCIE SSD Windows 10 Pro 15.6" 1080p 
  hide details  
Reply
Skylake 1080 FTW
(18 items)
 
XPS 15
(7 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6700K  ASUS Maximus VIII Ranger EVGA 1080 FTW TridentZ DDR4-3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung SM951 128GB Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB Muskin Reactor 1TB Seagate Baracuda 2TB ST2000DM001 HDD 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Baracuda 2TB ST2000DM001 HDD Corsair H110i GT Windows 10 Pro  Acer XB321HK 32" 4K G-sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K70 Rapid Fire EVGA SuperNova 650 P2 NZXT H440 Black Logitech G900  
Mouse PadOther
Razer Vespula CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD - PFC Sinewave UPS Syst... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz(3.8Ghz Turbo) Dell XPS 15-9560 Nvidia GTX 1050 8GB DDR4-2400 
Hard DriveOSMonitor
256GB PCIE SSD Windows 10 Pro 15.6" 1080p 
  hide details  
Reply
post #134 of 170
I've said it before and I'll say it again - Until other high end Android phones go back to offering removable storage media, batteries, inductive receivers, etc, I'll be sticking with Galaxy devices.

It has nothing to do with brand loyalty, love for ugly round corners, or anything like that. It is simply a matter of the SGS line offering necessary features that no one else has.
Arcane
(33 items)
 
Sanctum
(9 items)
 
Fukurou
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 7 1700 MSI B350M Mortar Arctic RX Vega 64 G.Skill TridentZ  
Hard DriveHard DriveOSPower
Samsung EVO 960 Consatellation Windows 10 Pro Corsair HX 1050 
Case
Raijintek Aeneas White Window 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Core i5-661 GA-H55-USB3 12GB DDR3 1333 WD Caviar Black AALS 640GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Caviar Green EARS 2TB Vertex Turbo 60GB (SSD) Samsung Blu-ray, Samsung DVD Burner H50 (With push/pull nocturas) 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Professional 64 LG 47inch LED LCD Saitek Eclipse Lite-touch Wireless Seasonic X750 Gold 
CaseAudio
CM690 II Passive bookshelfspeakers + amp. 
  hide details  
Reply
Arcane
(33 items)
 
Sanctum
(9 items)
 
Fukurou
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 7 1700 MSI B350M Mortar Arctic RX Vega 64 G.Skill TridentZ  
Hard DriveHard DriveOSPower
Samsung EVO 960 Consatellation Windows 10 Pro Corsair HX 1050 
Case
Raijintek Aeneas White Window 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Core i5-661 GA-H55-USB3 12GB DDR3 1333 WD Caviar Black AALS 640GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Caviar Green EARS 2TB Vertex Turbo 60GB (SSD) Samsung Blu-ray, Samsung DVD Burner H50 (With push/pull nocturas) 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Professional 64 LG 47inch LED LCD Saitek Eclipse Lite-touch Wireless Seasonic X750 Gold 
CaseAudio
CM690 II Passive bookshelfspeakers + amp. 
  hide details  
Reply
post #135 of 170
S3 + Cyanogen, and I see zero reason to upgrade.
post #136 of 170
Quote:
Originally Posted by B!0HaZard View Post

Nah, low light photos are only half the story. HTC's 4 MP camera looks pathetic at day compared to the 16 MP cameras in other phones. If you want a point-and-shoot replacement, a high resolution camera with OIS is far superior to HTC's ultra-pixels. The Lumia range and the LG G2 do well both at day and at night because the high resolution gives sharp images at day and the OIS allows longer exposure times in the dark. The M8 works better than Nokia and LG for low-light party pictures with moving people because it doesn't need a long exposure time, but is worse at literally anything else. Low-light images of still objects or people posing for a picture still look better on Nokia and LG because the exposure time has less of an impact on the image.

One thing HTC could benefit from is a slight amount of noise reduction. Nokia applies a bit of noise reduction to their images. This can reduce detail slightly, but smooths out the image significantly at night.
Wow! That's really informative. thumb.gif
post #137 of 170
Absolutely. The only reason I have only owned Samsung Android phones (Fascinate (GS1), Galaxy Nexus, and the S4) is due to the availability of removable storage, removable batteries, and recently wireless charging. There is no other reason but those, I have absolutely no brand loyalty. Whatever is better for my use, I'll buy. HTC, I would gladly buy one of your phones, I was able to get a hold of the M8 and I loved it, absolutely loved it. I just do not like the ultra pixel camera (I don't take pictures in the dark and I like to crop my pictures, 4 MP doesn't cut it) or the non-removable battery, it kills the device for me. But maybe these other manufacturers are lucky, because with all this KNOX stuff, if I can't root and unlock the bootloader for my next Samsung phone (probably the S6 due to the above reasons), I'll buy from a different manufacturer. I also don't get all this vitriol towards phones being big. I have small hands for an above average height male (someone busted my hands as a child, that probably stunted their growth) and I have no problem using my S4 with one hand, no problem at all. These 5" inch screens are the norm now, get use to it. They are amazing for anything from consuming media to texting. I recently decided to turn on my old Fascinate which has a 4" screen and I don't know how I lasted a year with that phone, the screen is just too small, I'm looking at you iPhone users, but maybe you'll be lucky if the leaks prove true (I can't tell you the amount of times I have heard from iPhone users that their number one complaint about their phone is the screen size). I just don't get the hate for large screens, they're amazing. I see little Asian ladies all the time with their tiny hands on the train carrying around Notes and they have no problem using it. It's whatever is best for your usage, and it just so happens that with our current smartphone usage, 5" screens are the best size.
post #138 of 170
is over heat solved on this model? my S4 is sucks with over heat issue..
deTiger
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k GA-P67A-UD3R-B3 GTX260 TEAM 1600 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WDC 1 TB DVD RW LiteOn Windows 7 Asus v198 
PowerCase
Corsair 650 W Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
deTiger
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k GA-P67A-UD3R-B3 GTX260 TEAM 1600 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WDC 1 TB DVD RW LiteOn Windows 7 Asus v198 
PowerCase
Corsair 650 W Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
post #139 of 170
Quote:
Originally Posted by davidwdjy View Post

is over heat solved on this model? my S4 is sucks with over heat issue..

Overheating issue? The only time I got my S4 to overheat was when it was plugged in charging in the car on a 90 degree day in direct sunlight in the Utah desert for ninety minutes.
post #140 of 170
have u ever try to play a 3D game with S4 before? I did and during playing the game already turn off all service, and play for almost 1 hour but burning hot like hell
deTiger
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k GA-P67A-UD3R-B3 GTX260 TEAM 1600 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WDC 1 TB DVD RW LiteOn Windows 7 Asus v198 
PowerCase
Corsair 650 W Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
deTiger
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k GA-P67A-UD3R-B3 GTX260 TEAM 1600 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WDC 1 TB DVD RW LiteOn Windows 7 Asus v198 
PowerCase
Corsair 650 W Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hardware News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › [Anandtech] Samsung Galaxy S 5 Review