Are you buying the Samsung Galaxy S5?

Samsung has announced the Galaxy S5, to what appears to be a general reaction of mild disappointment from many fans. From the MOBILITY BBM Group to blogs to analyst houses, the general consensus seems to be that the S5 is a small incremental update over the S4. Nick Dillon, senior analyst at Ovum puts it this way:

“Samsung is betting big on wellness, fingerprint reading and camera autofocus, while keeping a very similar look and feel for its hardware and software. The updates are so minor that on first glance most consumers would be hard pressed to notice that it has changed from the previous version.”

I have no problem with the similar look and feel. Generations of BlackBerrys, iPhones, Lumias and Xperias have had similar look and feel along each brand line. I am all for maintaining visual brand identity. Why change a winning formula?

I really do like that it is Water resistant (up to 1 meter and 30 minutes), and dust resistant too. More phones should be like that. Why should I be afraid to use my phone in the rain? I will also love to take that 16 megapixel camera for a spin. The cameras on Samsung’s flagships have been quite good, and one can hope that the S5 follows the tradition. Perhaps people are just disappointed that the S5 didn’t measure up to the rumour mill.

Will the Galaxy S5 sell? JAMB question. It very well will, and in droves too. The question I am putting to you is, “Will you upgrade or buy one?” Tell us!


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