Of all the major smartphones companies currently operating in the market, the names like Samsung and Apple have become a major part of everyone's lives with more and more customers opting these days for either a Galaxy smartphone or an iPhone.
Keeping the conversation limited to Samsung for the moment, the South Korean tech giant recently launched the new Samsung Galaxy S5 to add to its already massive and popular list of Galaxy brand devices.
Samsung, as expected, has a lot of hopes pinned on the new Galaxy S5 handset. The device has been developed keeping in mind all the improved and new technology that money can buy at the moment for smartphones.
Now with the device already made public, Samsung is expecting a rise in sales for its new flagship with a hope that more and more customers will adopt the device before the end of the current year.
So if you are indeed in the list of one of those looking to opt for the device as soon as possible, but still isn't sure if that's worth the money spent, we have listed down for you 5 pros and cons involved with the new device that might help you narrow down on the device. Check out the sliders below.
Operating System: Pros And Cons
Pros: The good news here is that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will arrive with the latest Android KitKat operating system straight out of the box. So that means on purchase, you will come in the same league as that of the Google Nexus 5 (sort of).
Cons: And while you rejoice the fact that you will now be a proud owner of a phone that runs the most advanced piece of Android OS on the planet, be prepared to face the usual slow update process Samsung has been so infamous for in the past few years.
Samsung has always struggled with timely updates for its phones, and we see no reason why anything should be different in this instance.
Build Quality: Pros and Cons
Pros: Samsung, with the release of the new S5 handset, will tell you that the device has been made with improved polycarbonate build that looks to offer you a strong feel in your hands. And that's great news for all of you reading up on how Samsung should invest more time on its build.
Cons: On the flipside of the coin, however, the Galaxy S5 is just another example of the usual plastic build we have seen for so long associated. So basically it's still just a plastic phone. We really feel Samsung still has a long way to go before it can start offering devices that won't generally be, well, plastic.
Device Design: Pros and Cons
Pros: Samsung's Galaxy S5 offering, apart from the kind of features and specifications it is providing, has been majorly in news due to its new perforated pattern that feels different in the hands. Moreover, the design is also said to compliment the IP67 technology so it's not affected by dust or water. And that's great news.
Cons: However, what exactly is new with the design of the Galaxy S5, and how is it different from the previous Galaxy offerings? We are left without an answer here since there is no real difference that's striking our eyes at the moment. So unless you are in the need of a fashion accessory or harbor the hope of owning the costliest piece of hardware among your friends, you will not find that major a difference between the S5 and the other Galaxy devices, in terms of design.
In-device Storage: Pros and Cons
Pros: The Samsung Galaxy S5 offers 16GB of internal space which is quite the standard for most smartphones these days, if not considering the price of a handset. And 16 GB of space is actually required considering the amount of apps we download, photos we click or the songs we store.
Cons: But all is not what it seems to be. Apparently, on purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S5, customers will only be treated to 10GB or storage out of the aforementioned 16GB. But happened to the remianing 6GB of space, you ask? Well, Samsung thought it would be better if the company used up that space to offer more equipped features -- half of which you won't even look all the time you own the device.
Processor: Pros and Cons
Pros: As you may already know by now, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is powered by Octa Core Processor Adonis Prime2 (Quad 1.9GHz + Quad 1.3GHz) + XMM6360. And if you are not really moved by all those numbers in front of eyes, let us clarify it by telling you that you will get a chance to experience the most advanced piece of processor if you opt for the device.
Cons: But then again, why will you invest on a device that comes fitted with Snapdragon 801 inside it, especially when devices with Snapdragon 805 are currently round the corner? The Snapdragon 805 is essential if you are looking to invest on a device that you have the intention of using as long as possible.