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Samsung Galaxy S5 Details Reportedly Confirmed, Plastic and Metal Versions Coming

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The mystery surrounding Samsung’s Galaxy S successor stems not from its projected release window, which is annual and relatively consistent, but from its internals and construction. Many speculated the Korea-based company intended to launch a flagship handset made with premium build materials, but little in the way of substantive evidence supported that idea. Today, proof has emerged in the form of a SamMobile source, who confirmed that the Galaxy S5 will come in both a metal and plastic model when it launches later this year.

It seems the pricier exterior will come at a premium: the source suggested the metal S5 will retail at 800 Euros (about $1091), which is quite a bit more than the plastic version’s anticipated price point 650 Euros ($886). Still, if the recent rumors of a metal back plate and band are to be believed, the new design will be a huge improvement over the polycarbonate body found on previous Galaxy S phones. Concerning internals and display, both fronts will see a massive upgrade: the S5 will feature an AMOLED at a resolution of 2,560×1,440 (the exact size remains unconfirmed), either a 64-bit Exynos 6 or Snadragon 805 SoC, and a 16 MP camera. It seems Samsung has crafted a handset from the dreams of hardware power enthusiasts everywhere.

In addition to the Galaxy S5, the SamMobile source also revealed that the company intends to launch a Galaxy S5 Mini and Galaxy S5 Zoom later this year. Both devices will have a Super AMOLED display.

If all goes according to plan, Samsung will announce the Galaxy S5 in March and launch it in April, which lines up with comments made by a company executive to Bloomberg during CES. The Galaxy S5 Mini and Galaxy S5 Zoom should see an official unveiling in June and May, respectively.

 Via: SamMobile

 

  • wtsamatta

    Wish that I could trust Samsung phones……

  • Taylor Hunt

    I guess this time I’ll be waiting for a Developer Edition unless I jump ship from Verizon. I had to buy a second S4 after that stupid ME7 bootloader locking “update.”

  • HeatFan786

    Here’s what I want: A US LTE-A version with the Exynos 64 Bit processor w/ 3-4GB of RAM, 16 MP camera, 2k display, large battery capacity, and a usable version of TW with an aesthetic overhaul.

  • jim

    if it has all the ‘gear’ software on it, don’t try to turn it off, tried that on my Note 3 and somehow it drained my battery overnight, was at 95% when I went to bed, the next moring it was at 1% , but just pluged it in, rebooted at its fine now

    • Mike Hilal

      I’ve found that you’ve gotta reboot after you uninstall their crap. Each and every time you uninstall.

  • Tim242

    The display was confirmed on a benchmarking site to be 5.25″, 1440p.

  • carl rainey

    Droid-Life should put up a poll to ask stock users if they leave their phone stock or if they immediately start to change everything about stock by installing customs roms, custom launchers, themes, custom radios, and custom kernals. Then post about how great stock android is.

    • Tim242

      Haha no doubt!

    • Daistaar

      When the S5 comes out, I’m probably going to stay stock, but you should all do Custom roms.

      -Ron

  • jim

    don’t really understand why people want a metal phone, its going to be heavier , cost more and run exactly the same

    • Jeremy Gross

      plastic feels digusting, i do like kevelar on droid maxx

      • Tim242

        99.99999% of phone cases are plastic. 99.99999% of people use cases

        • Jeremy Gross

          alot fo phones are plastic, but they dont have that slimmy smasung feeling

          • Tim242

            Samsung uses the same glossy plastic as LG, Nokia, and Apple.

          • Daistaar

            You know Tim, I recently heard one of my techs telling people that Apple plastic is better. LOL One of the funniest things I’ve heard in awhile.

          • Tim242

            That does not surprise me one bit. Ignorance is rampant among those people haha

          • Bojan Tomic

            Apple’s plastic is revolutionary! :D LOL

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          I wonder how many of those use a case because they don’t like the way their phone feels, they are deathly afraid of dropping and breaking it, or they want it to look different.
          I guess in the end it doesn’t really matter. Me, I like being part of the .00001%, phone cases only hide the work that went into making the device what it is.

          • Tim242

            Same here, I hate cases. The plastic backs do not bother me at all.

        • AndroidUser00110001

          I like my phones how I like my women…naked!

          • Tim242

            Same here, except replace women with men!

    • carl rainey

      don’t forget get hot, scratch easier, and probably have problems with signal strength

      • jim

        and in 24 months at the most , throw it in the closet and go buy a new phone

        • AndroidUser00110001

          24 months? I can’t recall or if I ever had a phone for 24 months and I go back a long time.

          I buy new phone, keep it as clean as can be, when new phone comes out what I want I buy new phone and sell old one to make up cost.

          Just the past 18 months I have had S3, N4, S4, G2 and N5. I will most likely get the S5 if no Knox and can unlock boot loader, sell G2 and then G3 when it comes out and sell S5.

          I wonder how many people that visit these sites keep phones for 2 years.

          Plus I save a lot of money since I have been using pre paid service before it was the new fad. Started with Page Plus with original Droid and Droid 2 but moved on to AT&T since then. Tried T-Mobile too but service not so great for me. Will try again too see if it improved.

    • Dana Alan

      I use the Mophie Juice Pack case on my Galaxy S4, so metal vs plastic is not an issue. [Never have to worry about being left without power, and after dropping it a couple of times on hard surfaces, can safely say it’s well protected.]

      • jim

        just cant stand how bulky those covers make a phone, and putting an otto box cover would make it fill like you have a brick in your pocket

    • Bojan Tomic

      Not all plastic is the same. Samsung’s plastic is awful, and toy-like. That’s why everybody hates it. Nexus 5’s back cover looks and feels amazing and it’s not metal or glass.

  • Intellectua1

    I’m going to go ahead and call it early.. S5 will be named “Best Phone of 2014″ evl bwah ha ha ha

  • bogy25

    As long as the GS5 kicks the iphone 6’s ass I really don’t care -

  • Fresh360

    I understand that years of contract pricing has programmed us to think that these mini PCs we call Smart Phones are only worth $199 but GOOD GAWD did anyone else not see a $1091 price tag!?!?!!?

    • Tim242

      That is the price conversion to the US dollar. That will not be the retail price in the US.

      • Fresh360

        Since this is all purely speculation I see your point, but even still $800 Euros is ridiculous, considering the 16GB S4 is $550 Euros now…

  • Eric Blackman

    “Reportedly Confirmed” = not confirmed at all

  • Dana Alan

    I’ll pass on the GS5. Happy with my Galaxy S4. Nothing here makes me want to upgrade ASAP. And, for the first time in years, I don’t feel the need to root my phone. Kind of nice for a change.

    • Tim242

      There are two things about the S5 that make me want to upgrade. It will probably have the new display that the Note 3 has, and it will have OIS in the camera. The reasons for root have gone way down, but I still have to get rid of bloat and use Google Wallet. Kit Kat will fix the Wallet issue. However, there will still be a ton of bloat that cannot be disabled.

      • Kyle Wiggers

        OIS camera has not been confirmed. We can only hope…

  • joejoe5709

    It’s sure to be an awesome phone. And while I’m a bit skeptical of those specs – the screen in particular – we’ve definitely hit a specs ceiling here. At a certain point even the specs lovers are going to stop seeing the justification. And this is coming from a guy who considers the Moto X to be a mid-range phone and loves his G2 to death. From a business standpoint all they really need to do is meet or beat the G2 and throw in a bunch of software tweaks. KitKat will make the phone fly even with a Snapdragon 800. So here’s my predictions:

    Snapdragon 805 (in U.S. market)
    3GB of RAM
    1080p 5.2″ screen with very small bezel, but still keep hardware keys. Probably introduce some new tech to make the screen sharper than current 1080p.
    2900-3100 mAh battery. Could be more but I don’t expect much bigger than the G2.
    16MP sounds a bit high but I wouldn’t be surprised either. Some new tech like mems or OIS would be better than adding 3MP.
    And yes I think 64 bit processing will definitely be a priority despite the lack of support in the current market.

    I have a feeling they’ll finally give the Galaxy S series a stylus. If the screen is 5.2″ or more, it’s the same size as the original Galaxy Note so…

    • Tim242

      The display was confirmed on a benchmark site. 1440p, 5.25″.

  • Droid 1967

    i’m confused. what does this have to do with the moto x? :)

  • Dr_Buttballs

    This is like a reverse Apple. Will the metal variant be the S5 and the plastic the C5? *buh dum tisk*

  • Flat_Stanley

    Dear Samsung, please stop the resolution arms race.

    • crazed_z06

      Dear Samsung,

      Please ignore this guy and continue to push the envelope. Do not rest on your laurels and end up like HTC.

    • Chris

      Nothing wrong with high res screens. Yes you may “not notice the difference, ” but this is 2014. We need to move FORWARD in technology. Not stay behind.

  • RoadsterHD1

    $1091.00 Really??? No thanks. I thought cell phones were going down in price in 2014?

    • Cesar

      They’re not going to convert the price directly. That would be marketing suicide.

  • AbbyZFresh

    Metal? Finally!!!!

    Looks like Samsung will once again dominate the rest of 2014 Android if this is true.

    • Cesar

      Samsung can make their next phone out of gravel for all anyone cares. The masses will still eat it up the same way they do Apple products.

    • Boblank84

      are you saying if the next sammy phone has a metal case no other phone matters? if so, allot more has to change for me to consider a sammy phone again.

    • RoadsterHD1

      Problem with metal is that when you drop it and you will, it “dents” and looks like crap. Plastic cracks and offers no support. Best thing is Kevlar because it bounces back when you drop it and offers the most protection for the phone.

    • Chris

      Theres still a few other OEMs out there/

      • hfoster52

        Sony, Moto, Lenovo, Asus,Oppo,….

  • Ryan

    Super high un needed resolution with a small battery. So not a battery beast that consumers want.

    • jbdan

      What size mAh is the battery?

      • John Legere

        Seeing how they didn’t make a drastic jump for the Note 3. Nobody knows.

        • jbdan

          That’s what I thought I just saw his comment and thought he might be “in the know” ya know

        • crazed_z06

          When Google Services isnt axe-murdering the battery, the Note 3 gets excellent battery life. I like 3000-3300mah is the sweet spot for batteries in mobile devices. Gives you about 2 days of good usage while keeping the phone fairly slim and light.

          • John Legere

            Can’t wait to see the rumored 4000mAh in the Find 7.

    • Chris

      Welcome to 2014 my friend. High res screens are here to stay

      • Ryan

        Good. It should have battery life also. The G2 gets great battery life. Customers want more battery life than more pixels. The S4 was ok but the batteries on them now are blowing up and getting about 50-75% of original usage time.

        • Chris

          How about both?

          We need to improve battery life. No question about that. Improve it so we wont need silly removable batteries/.

  • WK

    wtf that resolution is bananas.

    • Chris

      Scared?

  • jbdan

    I always look forward to the latest & greatest! Owning the GS3 and GS4 was a pleasure, sure they had they’re quirks (and useless bells and whistles), but they’re pretty solid devices. I had really hoped they would drop amoled (I know a lot love the saturation and blacks, I get it, I did too back then) and go LCD. I’m sure it’s partly because I’ve owned so many amoleds over the years (Inc, Gnex, GS3, GS4, MotoX), but ever since owning the N5 I’ve been ‘spoilt’ by it’s superb screen and blinding brightness for outdoor viewing pleasure. Looking forward to what Sammy cooks up!

  • Adrynalyne

    Samsung exec: “We need to add fake stitching to the metal version!”

    –Engineer pops a cyanide pill.

  • Cesar

    Is a 2,560×1,440 resolution display really necessary on any mobile device?

    • John Legere

      My 20 20 vision says yes

    • Adrynalyne

      No. Makes you wonder what we did before large screen 1080p televisions.

      • hfoster52

        Look at our Monitors and wonder why TV’s couldn’t have the same resolution.

    • crazed_z06

      Hardly anything on a mobile device is “necessary”. Most people here probably got along just fine with flip phones. None of this is necessary.
      We probably dont “need” Snapdragon 805 SOCs or LTE radios capable of crazy broadband speeds. They sure are nice to have though.

      • Chris

        We don’t need 14mp back cameras and 3mp front cameras. We don’t need the latest android verison Hell we don’t need a smartphone at all

    • Tim242

      Regardless of pixel visibility, it will still look better.

    • RoadsterHD1

      NO

    • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

      No, definitely not. We’re past visibility already. This is just for spec sheet wars. Silly.

    • Chris

      Nope, but why not have it anyway? Move forward in technology not back

      man are people really that scared?

      • Cesar

        Why do you keep saying people are “scared?” Stop trolling.

        • Chris

          Only said it twice.

          and are you even old enough to know what a “Troll” is besides someone you disagree with on the internet?

        • Adrynalyne

          I don’t think he understands that battery tech needs to improve in the same proportion as screen resolution, otherwise there are disadvantages.

          • Chris

            I understand just well. Perhaps you should educate your self on others opinions. .My response is to those are are scared and frighten over phones with high res. They go around screaming and demanding that phones stay low res.

            same people who demand removable batteries. If we can improve battery tech then we wont need removable batteries,

          • Adrynalyne

            Karma is a bitch. Is that your real face on your avatar? Just in case we ever…accidentally meet.

          • matt

            He never said that. why are you coming up with lies? quit trolling

          • Adrynalyne

            I have proof he did. So maybe you should quit trolling. Maybe man up and get a Discus account too instead of hiding behind anonymity? Other people saw it too.

          • Adrynalyne

            No no.

            You don’t get to edit yourself on this one. Own up to it like a man.

            https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-hXX2gLCc-KM/UtQ6K9-6XsI/AAAAAAAABvg/defdZlHHIBM/w1016-h159-no/Capture.PNG

          • Chris

            Nice job adding words to my post. Took you a while to come up with a new responce. Plenty of time to take a screenshot and add your own words.

            Never said that. Nice try.

          • Adrynalyne
          • Matt

            Really? why do you think its cool to pick on people?

          • Adrynalyne

            Picking on people? Grow up. Look at what he said.

      • Grayson Carr

        Why not? Because the phone will be slower, less smooth, and use more battery than if it had a 1080p screen. And at what benefit? It will be extremely hard to tell the difference between 1080p and this resolution on a 5 inch screen. Break out your magnifying glass?

        • Chris

          The phone will be slower because of the screen?

          • Cory_S

            Pixels take compute power to render…. wow

          • Grayson Carr

            Yes, the CPU and GPU have to work harder to push more pixels.

    • Cael

      It is when you need an excuse for people to buy your new flagship over the last year’s now cheaper model.

  • Ralph Bretz

    A metal and Plastoc version….. I’ve seen that somewhere…… oh yeah Samsung copying Apple once again.

    • emoney

      this guy…

    • MistaButters

      I’m sorry, but wouldn’t Apple coming out with a cheaper plastic model be a copy of Samsung in the first place?

      • John Legere

        Yeah apples motto” lets use the iphone 5, make it plastic, name it the 5C,then sell it for the same price”

        • Adrynalyne

          Except its not the same price.

          • John Legere

            Either way. It brought out the sheep’s

          • hfoster52

            Correct $100 less. Still $549 for a 16GB phone.

          • Adrynalyne

            Right. It also isn’t a good seller. Not sure why StuckonVerizonForever brought it up.

          • John Legere

            Oh maybe because the person i replied to was talking about apple and plastic? Sure is a mystery

          • Adrynalyne

            smh

          • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

            What’s not a good seller? The 5C? It’s selling like hotcakes. I’ve seen more 5Cs in the wild so far than 5Ss. It’s crazy how willing people are to buy last-year’s model in a pretty colorful shell.

          • Adrynalyne

            Obviously it will differ from region to region, but there is no question that the 5c isn’t doing well:

            http://www.cultofmac.com/259287/poor-iphone-5c-sales-may-stalled-china-mobile-deal-analyst/

          • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

            China sales to US sales is comparing apples to oranges…

          • Adrynalyne

            Dude, come on. You can do a quick Google search and see the 5s outsells the 5c and that they are downsizing production of it.

            http://www.businessinsider.com/apples-iphone-5c-and-5s-sales-2013-10

          • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

            You’re the one who made the initial statement about sales. Why do I have to do all the digging to back them up? I merely stated that I’m seeing the damn thing EVERYWHERE, and it’s clearly selling well. The fact that it isn’t meeting projections isn’t proof that it’s selling poorly. Only that Apple’s over-inflated ego expected better sales from it than they’re getting.

            And that article’s from October. Try something current.

          • Adrynalyne

            I’ve seen it once. I see 5 and 5s everywhere.

            http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/10/14/iphone-5s-takes-64-of-apples-smartphone-sales-5c-with-27-survey-finds

            How is this? 64% with only 27% being the 5c.

            These are somewhat dated figures, but I doubt it has changed much.

          • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

            An article published three months ago, mere weeks after the launch, about launch-period sales, and you doubt much has changed? Why do you doubt much has changed? Those launch-period sales are made up almost exclusively of early adopters and Apple fanboys. People who jump to buy the newest thing Apple made, sometimes ignoring their contract status and paying more to do so. Those are the people who wouldn’t jump to replace their phone with last year’s model covered in colorful plastic. The measure of a budget device based off old specs comes from the people who are budget-conscious or less picky about their phones. They’re the ones who wait for their contract to end and buy what they can afford. They don’t account for much of that time period in sales. So it’s very, VERY likely a LOT has changed once we got out of the territory of rabid fanboy purchases.

            I’m just saying you’re making a TON of assumptions based off of REALLY old data. I’m not claiming my observations are a gold standard of fact. I’m merely stating that every visual indication I’ve had of uptake shows the 5C being way more popular than I think it deserves, absurdly so, and the only evidence you’re providing to counter that isn’t particularly compelling.

          • Adrynalyne

            Doubt it has changed much ratio wise, considering that Apple downsized 5c production later on, indicating that it hasn’t improved.

            I am moving on. You can think the 5C is some awesome seller, but the numbers are out there. You can choose to believe whatever you like, I am not here to try and stop you.

    • Cesar

      Ignorant fanboyism at its finest.

      • Chris

        some android users are no different from iPhone users

    • Adrynalyne

      smh

    • hfoster52

      What about the Pleather??

      • Adrynalyne

        Eating my own words from months ago…Samsung was too cheap to even do pleather. Its cheap plastic that sorta kinda looks like pleather.

        • hfoster52

          The worst kind of Pleather.

          • Adrynalyne

            Fpleather?

            Fake pleather?

          • jbdan

            Pronounce that for me plz… (;

          • Adrynalyne

            “Fuuh—pah–leather”

            Yeah, that might not work so well.

          • jbdan

            Bahah!

        • Tim242

          Pleather is a word made from plastic leather.

          • Adrynalyne

            And your point being?

            The backing of the Note 3 is not plastic leather. it is hard plastic designed to have a leather-looking texture, complete with fake stitches.

    • Tim242

      Apple’s plastic version was the previous version repackaged.

    • LionStone

      Samsung’s metal version is in response to HTC’s One.

  • crazed_z06

    You guys realize you cant direct comparisons between US and European prices using currency conversions, right? A Corvette in the UK costs like 60,000 pounds, which is like $100,000 USD. Of course, in the US, a Corvette starts at around $50,000 USD.

    • MistaButters

      Actually almost always you can just change Euros to USD and that’s what you can expect for US prices, when it comes to consumer electronics.. So in this case the one that goes for 650 euros in Europe will be $650 in the US. 800 euros for the premium model with be 800 USD here.

    • hfoster52

      http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/chevrolet-c7-corvette-stingray-make-uk-premiere – Link to support your comparison. But prices on goods are usually higher in Europe than US.

  • hfoster52

    I hope that they put out the 64bit version in the US as to give Apple fanboys one less thing to brag about. (not that they have much left.) But who would buy this phone at those price points? Wouldn’t they learn from Moto/Google and see $399-$450 is the sweet spot.

  • ImmaDroid

    I want a phone made from hand carved stone! The stonephone.. Samsung, get on it..

    • fauxshizzl

      When I drop it I want it to break the ground, not the other way around. Like an old Nokia.

      • hfoster52

        The Chuck Norris of phones.

        • ImmaDroid

          Chuck Norris don’t need no phone, he wispers and the world hears him..

      • ImmaDroid

        Damn right! Gorilla glass on the front, and granite on the back.

    • HotwingCindy

      hahaha the stonephone.

  • DJyoSNOW

    Expensive and really expensive version.

    • palomosan

      It’ll probably sell 40 million, people already know of Samsung and are switching from iPhone to Galaxy’s phone, S4 and Note 3.

  • John Legere

    Lol only Samsung. Offer two at ridiculous prices.

    Better hope it’s a SD805, or you’re gonna have a bad time.

  • KingofPing

    Same old home button? KNOX?

    If answer is yes to either; purchase goes elsewhere.

    I’d really like to try one of the Note devices, because of the S-Pen, but those two things keep me at bay. Pretty much makes the S5 a non-starter for me personally. It sucks because I really loved my first smartphone, which was a Samsung.

  • sc0rch3d

    399 subsidized contract prices to ensue….

    • Kyle Wiggers

      God, I hope not.

    • T4rd

      They won’t price it higher than the iPhone (on contract). Unless this comes with 64 GBs of internal storage, I highly doubt it will cost that much on contract (as the 64 GB iPhone does).

  • hkklife

    “…crafted a handset from the dreams of hardware power enthusiasts everywhere”—not as long as Touchwiz is on board in its current cartoony, resource-hogging, Gingerbread-esque form. And not while they persist to make 16GB internal storage the baseline configuration!

    • John Legere

      You’re my hero

    • Kyle Wiggers

      Thank goodness for bootloader exploits and custom ROMs.

      • John Legere

        Thank goodness for a Nexus 5* ;)

        • Tim242

          That phone is so mediocre.

          • jbdan

            Not to a heck of a lot of N5 owners ;)

          • Tim242

            Yeah, they just accept mediocrity :)

          • jbdan

            Hah. Touche Tim!

          • Kevin

            Have you seen the price of a Nexus 5?

          • Tim242

            Yes, which is the main reason it is mediocre. Nexus owners like to brag like it’s so great, when it really isn’t.

          • Relaxasaurus

            Compared to what?

          • Intellectua1

            Thank you, somebody finally said it.. The Nexus 5 is so mediocre I don’t see how people can brag on it..

          • Ben Edwards

            The only thing truly mediocre about it is the battery life.

          • Tim242

            That’s definitely its biggest issue. But there are others, like the picture quality ..mostly due to stock Android camera software.

          • Ben Edwards

            Since the 4.4.2 update I really haven’t had a lot of complaints about the photo quality – prior to that though it was absolutely terrible.

    • crazed_z06

      Do you guys ever stop hating? Also, where does it say 16GB is the baseline configuration? The Note 3 comes with 32GB standard so maybe that’s signs of what is to come.

      • John Legere

        I don’t like fat, with a side of steak. Basically what touchwiz is.

        • Mike

          Forget about the millions of people who think that “fat” is what gives the steak its great flavor.

          • crazed_z06

            Is not good marbling (Fat) desirable in steak?

          • Jason Dokos

            Fat in itself is not the enemy it’s made out to be. But, IMO, I prefer to eat good fats (nuts, avocado, etc) and remove as much fat from my meats as possible cuz it tastes awful

        • Intellectua1

          Nobody likes T-Mobile their service sucks.. Just had to throw that out there..

      • hkklife

        The new Tab Pro tablets they just showed at CES start with 16GB storage and 2GB RAM (at least the 8.4″ and 10.1″ versions) and the Note 10.1 2014 edition starts with 16 gig in the base model. The Note 3 32GB minimum seems to be a welcome aberration more so than the start of a new trend of greater RAM & greater storage by Sammy.

    • Alec

      The truth is that probably 98% of people most likely don’t care or can even tell the difference between touchwiz and stock android.

      • MistaButters

        Maybe if they have never picked up a stock phone. My GF’s father owns an S4 and used my Nexus 5 and immediately noticed major differences.

        • John Legere

          The buttery smooth stock android is a pleasure to see.

          • michael arazan

            TouchWiz is buttery smooth, if the butter was rolled around in sand.

        • Kevin

          That’s the same thing with my family. They see that I have stock Android on all my phones and they like it. And when they get a new Galaxy they come to me and tell me if I can “fix” it. Then I proceed to make their devices close to stock as possible. What’s not to like about it? It’s more simple and beautiful. Even non tech people see that, they don’t know about it because there’s rarely any stock Android phones in the market.

          • kg2128

            Of course stock Android is better, and yes if casual people use it there is a chance they will see it’s better too. But most people don’t care enough to demand it, or decide their purchase based on it. Your family might want you to “fix” it, but clearly most families don’t. Otherwise Samsung sales would be terrible and their hand would have been forced.

      • jbdan

        You are probably and most likely very correct in that asumption

      • Adrynalyne

        The only people who can’t tell the difference are those who have never used both.

        They are night and day different.

        • jbdan

          Then there are the other 96% that don’t care ;)

          • Adrynalyne

            Well, yeah, I am not touching the “don’t care” group.;)

          • jbdan

            :D

          • Intellectua1

            That’s where I think it’s really at.. Most people could care less about stock Android unless you’re an XDA member or follow an Android blog. I personally think Stock Android is boring.

        • Tim242

          You should spend a day in a cell phone store.

          • hfoster52

            The people that work in cell phone stores are either saints or they hate themselves but the stories they must have about some people.

          • Adrynalyne

            Don’t want the pay cut.

          • Tim242

            You mean 60,000 is less than sitting at home?

          • Adrynalyne

            You are cute. Attacking me when you know nothing about what I do, or who I am.

          • Tim242

            Actually, you attacked what I do with your snarky comment about a pay cut. You have no idea how much we make. I was just swinging back. Lighten up.

          • Chris

            too hard for him.

          • Adrynalyne

            When I have people like you talking suicide of my daughter, as well as molestation, do you blame me?

            Or are you still too much a coward to own up to what you said?

          • Kevin

            Did he really say that? Or are you just bs’ing? If not then you should have reported him.

          • Adrynalyne

            I have the screenshots to prove it. The moderators here know, as one comment was deleted and they chose to let him stay. So they do not care. That’s OK. I know what he looks like and if anything happens to her, the police have a starting point.

            What kind of sicko says such things?

          • Ripper

            11.25 an hour at base pay plus commisions last I checked into it.

        • Jim890

          I have used both and I think plan Android stock is just to plan, it gets boring look at the screen.

          • Adrynalyne

            I’ve used a ton of phones, OSes, OS versions, and skins, and have not yet found one that didn’t get boring after a short time.

            I found that once that kicks in, battery life goes up because I don’t “stare” as much, and I start using it for its designed purpose.

          • cizzlen

            I agree. Of course all the fan boys will down vote you though.

      • PhillipCun

        I see this statement all the time, but there’s one thing people always leave out: People “don’t care” because they’re not educated about Android enough to tell the difference. Just because they don’t know about something, doesn’t mean they WON’T care.

      • michael arazan

        I Notice My SG3 eating 1 gb of ram at all times, with apps that are force closed and disabled with only TW running in the background. My phone has gotten slower with the 4.3 update. It was using 800 MB of ram previously. Whats the point if TW is going to ruin the experience with crap I don’t need, use, or want.

      • joel

        Very true, and for the people that hate Touch Wiz so much….just download a replacement launcher and go on…SOooooo many different ones that look and act different.

    • Cowboydroid

      This is where the recent leaks of their updated UI comes in…

    • Richard Yarrell

      Not you again man your like the plaque. Get over that BORING, EXTREMELY DULL, AND DRASTICALLY UNEVENTFUL day to day stock smartphone experience you have. I feel sorry for the featureless stock android crowd with that crappy camera and piss poor battery life on the Nexus devices

      • John Legere

        You mean. Not YOU again. Get out of here.

      • Cesar

        I wasn’t aware there was such a thing as at TouchWiz fanboy…

        • Adrynalyne

          Richard is a paid Samsung sponsor.

      • Adrynalyne

        Maybe you can live life outside of a smartphone…?

        I’ve never lived day to day for a smartphone experience.

      • joejoe5709

        Lol. That’s a lot of adjectives. Great job on using your thesaurus. But it’s “you’re” not “your” in this case. And a few commas would have been nice. I’m not the grammar police, but that was painful to read. FYI.

        Oh and it’s called an opinion. Respect it and play nice.

      • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

        He’s like dental build-up? You’re right, that IS awful!

        And you can feel sorry for us all you want, but you’ll still be wrong. Our phones aren’t featureless, as nearly every special feature TouchWiz adds is useless and the few useful ones can be downloaded better from third-parties. And our cameras are great, thank you, and my battery life is fantastic. Far better than I dealt with from every Samsung device before it. Why do you need to disparage others’ devices to make yourself feel better about your choice?

      • Dr_Buttballs

        Shut up, Richard.

        • jimbob

          Love the reference. Well done.

      • squiddy20

        1. The word you were going for is “plague”. Plaque is either the stuff that builds up on people’s teeth (especially yours), or a commemorative award that usually gets hung up on a wall. Also, the amount of times you’ve misspelled the various forms of “your”, and “you’re” is just downright sad. Go get a f*cking dictionary.
        2. And you would know about this “crappy camera and piss poor battery life on the Nexus devices” because you’ve used one outside of a carrier store recently? Oh right, you’ve claimed countless times that you wouldn’t touch a Nexus device “with a 10 foot pole”. What a joke.
        3. If it weren’t for the “extremely dull, and drastically uneventful” stock Android, you wouldn’t even have your supposedly “pimp slapping” Note 3. Stock Android is what all manufacturers (including the almighty Samsung) base their Android builds off of. So in reality, you should be thanking Google/stock Android for allowing you to have that bloated POS Note 3.

        • joejoe5709

          Ha. I didn’t even catch the plague vs plaque. That’s actually pretty funny. Then again I suppose we’d like to avoid plaque as well, but definitely to a lesser extent. ;-)

          And absolutely right. Stock Android is somewhat “boring”, but it’s also beautiful. And it’s really the foundation for several ROM’s including the OEMs Richard loves.

      • Big_EZ

        Samsung phones aren’t boring, dull or uneventful. These things have tons of problems to keep you busy while trying to use your phone. I didn’t like my Note 2 so much when I had it unlocked and another kernel/rom on it, but since I had it replaced and I can’t unlock it anymore it is absolutely horrible. Most apps force close randomly, youtube doesn’t work half the time, it freezes up on me. I can wait to replace it with a decent phone.

      • TylerChappell

        It’s ok Richard, we all know that you’re just upset that you’re not on KitKat yet. I feel sorry for you that your lack of friends has turned you into such a bitter, hateful person. Please, do us all a favor in the Android camp, and go buy an iPhone. We don’t want to be associated with you.

    • joejoe5709

      Software can be changed. Hardware is forever. Get yourself a phone with decent specs like the new S5 is destined to be and you’ll likely find a way to change the software as you please. These days you don’t even need root to get rid of a lot of OEM add-ons.

      • duke69111

        That’s my thinking.

    • Jim890

      How much is apple paying you or should I say moto to troll on Samsung?

      • John Legere

        No need. Most people here hate Samsung, and for good reasons

      • Cesar

        And how much is Samsung paying you to defend them in a blog post comment section?

        See, I can make baseless assumptions too.

    • Rushing

      Hi. Samsung please make bootloaders unlockable no KNOX also be stock dual bootable to stock android and tw… or triboot into a themable or well themed blacked out version of tw. Also include wifi calling with stock android so i can easily port it to my N4 why not =()

    • TheDrunkenClam

      +1.
      I refuse to support manufacturer’s skins. They’re holding back android’s potential and I’m sick of it.