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Samsung Galaxy S5 Leaks Substantiate Rumors of Fingerprint Sensor and 2K Display

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Samsung’s done little to stem the flow of leaks regarding its next flagship handset, but that’s good news for us. The latest updates from @evleaks lend credence to several rumored features of the Galaxy S4’s successor, and essentially confirm (if there was any doubt) that Samsung will stick to convention and market the new smartphone as the Galaxy S5.

Yesterday, @evleaks posted a screenshot of an image displaying “Galaxy S5.” That should dispense any doubt of the follow-up handset’s name, though in reality there wasn’t much to begin with.

In addition, the leaker shared images of two APKs allegedly extracted from the Galaxy S5, one called “FingerprintService” and the other “3DTourViewer_WQHD_K.” The presence of an application for scanning fingerprints all but confirms rumblings that Samsung would include a biometric reader in its next flagship smartphone, and an app with WQHD graphics indicates the smartphone will sport the rumored 2K screen (WQHD is a display resolution of 2560×1440 pixels).

While it’s always wise to take leaks with a grain of salt, @evleaks has an incredibly solid track record. Of course, with Mobile World Congress right around the corner, we shouldn’t have to wait too long to find out the truth for ourselves.

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  • Brandon Golway

    S5? Meh. I have an S4 and it was great at first but after having it for 6 months I’m kind of bored with it, lets see how it compares to my Moto X that I just got last night. I do miss the screen (size) though, Samsung does make awesome cameras and screens. The S4 has quite possibly one of the most beautiful screens I have ever seen.

  • David Wanless

    let’s see what other useless features samsung can throw in there. How about putting a cosmetic mirror on the back? Maybe include a feature that let’s you delete emails by winking at the phone? Or even better jump to scroll!!! The faster you jump the quicker it scrolls!

    • lookatmyfunnyusername

      Only one other upvote? sad, this is hilarious

  • Mikey Styles

    HypeBeast train is in full swing lol.

  • Grizzy

    I never thought so many tech “enthusiasts” would complain about improved specs.. with technology, there’s always room for improvement and I love seeing companies striving for better. If you have no need for their “useless” specs and features, then go elsewhere.

    • JMonkeYJ

      I totally agree. If there’s an impact on battery life then I can understand complaining about it, but if they’ve figured out how to do higher resolution and maintain or improve battery life, it’s hard to see a downside. I guess graphics performance is another potential one, but games don’t HAVE to run at full screen resolution.

      • Grizzy

        Honestly, Samsung has been pretty good with battery life so I’m not worried. I had the G4 and now have the moto x and both last me a full day, if not more. I know the Notes also had great battery life. Not to mention Samsung is one of the few (maybe only) big manufacturer left that still provides removable batteries on their phones.

    • chris_johns

      we are just poking fun at samsung for being that girl in class who wears to much makeup and dresses slutty just to get attention

      • Grizzy

        Again.. don’t see why anyone who considers themselves a tech enthusiastic would be disappointed with a company trying to provide the best available specs out there. You wouldn’t want them to use dual core chips instead of the Snapdragon 800 or 805 would you? If it’s available and it’s an improvement over the alternative, then I’d be very disappointing if they opted not to make use of it.

  • chris125

    You had to know the fingerprint scanner was coming. I mean anything apple does, samsung copies it right away. Come on samsung

    • Mike Hilal

      I really wish they wouldnt, as IOS 7 is now a crap copy of AOSP with fewer features masked by the guise of being ultra functional

      • chris125

        I’m with you on that one

  • chris_johns

    Ah yes…make that nightmare that touchwiz is just POP on the screen

    • Chris

      root or buy a nexus

  • Dooberstein

    where is the 64-bit processor? I want my specs always beating Apple as they historically have.

  • morteum

    The conspiracy theorist in me hates the idea of giving up even MORE of my identity, though this pretty much contradicts the other comment I left on here. But hey, I’m only human.

  • droidify

    I just really wish android manufactures would stop copying apple. The devices are great without having to look like a copy cat. (I know apple copies a plethora of features from android too). Why when apple introduces something new, Samsung immediately feels obligated to copy it? Whether it is the awful home button, gold devices, 64 bit chips, S-Voice, or finger print scanners. People call them patent thieves because they ask for it. Seriously Samsung, it’s embarrassing. Just stop. Your original ideas are your best, and your worst features are the crappy things you steal from Apple.

  • mcdonsco

    I’d be more excited to see a 3000+Mah battery in it then a 2k screen…IMHO 2k screens on phones is just a marketing gimmick as the human eye can’t even tell the difference.

    • Steve B

      This just isn’t true. It’s undeniable that 2k looks light years better than 1080p in person, regardless of what the human eye can technically see. This has been disproved time and time again.

      • mcdonsco

        On a 5″ screen?

        • Chris

          Get better eyes.

          • mcdonsco

            Jackass

          • Chris

            You mad bro?

          • mcdonsco

            Nope, just call em as I see em

          • chris_johns

            my man

        • Steve B

          This was the same argument for 720 vs. 1080, and we all know how that turned out. 1080 looks massively better, even on sub 5″ screens. Regardless of what we’re technically able to see, the difference in person is unbelievable.

          • mcdonsco

            Where have you seen 2k on a 5″ screen?

          • Steve B

            Personally, I haven’t. But every single person I heard write about the 2k screens from CES said they put 1080 to shame.

          • Chris

            open your eyes and see. I’m just a…..

            wait…

            open your mind a little

          • chris_johns

            disagree…my 720 screen looks pretty damn good and i dont see any pixels and my cousins one just looks like everythings smaller…no so much clearer

          • Steve B

            Sorry, this isn’t about pixels anymore. It’s about how the screen looks as a whole. Watch the video above, Marques explains it better than anyone I’ve ever heard.

          • JMonkeYJ

            If everything looks smaller on a higher-resolution Android device, something is seriously wrong with the configuration of the device. Android is designed so that the size of elements does not change as screen resolution does, only the sharpness.

    • Tim242
      • Steve B

        This. Enough said.

      • mcdonsco

        ehh

  • Gytole

    All i can think about when i see a screen resolution like that is WASTED processing power…it has to render allll of those extra pixels when it could be pumping out like 32x anti aliased graphics with a 720p screen! I hate Samsung because of all the gimmicks…its just a waste…if you think battey life sucks now, just wait till it has to run that screen!! And think of the power it takes to render each pixel!
    Moto/Lenovo look better every minute.you it sucks they went chinese on us, but lenovo made my Y500 dual GT650 SLI laptop and that things a monster!

    • Chris

      they could stick to the current resolution: 1080p

    • Steve B

      Yeah, because the battery life is so bad on the S4 and Note 3…no.

      • Gytole

        Compared to my QUALITY built Droid Maxx? No…youre missing a day or two.

        • Steve B

          Any phone can get Maxx battery life with a 3500mah.

          • Gytole

            I know 2 people with the 6400mah battery and they get the same battery life as me…10 hours screen on time.

          • Steve B

            So your point is….

          • Gytole

            You just said any phone will have “maxx” battery life with the 3500mah battey, and they have the 6400, almost DOUBLE and they get the SAME amount as me. AND MY PHONES FASTER! Tell me the battery isnt being wasted by samsungs “gimmicks”.

          • Steve B

            Who’s they?

          • crazed_z06

            Stop making stuff up.

        • crazed_z06

          Untrue. I had a Maxx and the Note2 and Note 3. Very similar battery life. Stop hating.

      • chris_johns

        how does that sammy D taste there guy…must taste good bc you love that ish

        • Steve B

          Wouldn’t know. I’ve got a mouthful of your sister’s V.

  • Patrick Crumpler

    Why are these screens needed ? On a tablet 2k maybe. I n a phone is just not smart.

    • Godzilla

      I kind of agree. However if they can find a way to put a great battery in there, I guess its a moot point.

    • Steve B

      Needed? No

      Wanted? Yes

      Regardless of the argument that the human eye can’t tell the difference, it’s undeniable that these types of screen look amazing in person.

      • Maxim∑

        one thing I noticed with 4K is colors and contrast look a lot better. People seem to just be focusing on the pixel density, but higher resolution screens typically bring even more benefits. Only thing I worry about is the stress on the GPU

      • j

        Yah, they are beautiful, but in the end, I feel like the overall experience would be better using lower res and software optimization. less battery, less stress on cpu/gpu.. etc.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    that dimple…that dimple. I’m down with fingerprint scanners. They work in the dark. I don’t have a password on my phone because i open it many times a day, an hour, whatever. Pins are annoying when it’s one of those days or unlocking without looking. I”m for it and encourage the move. My only question for samsung is, where are you going to put it.

    • Chris

      fingerprint scanners are more then just unlocking the device. It can be used for websites, apps etc

  • Anthony Bottari

    I’m just waiting til they release a “DNA Unlock” feature..Forget all this face recognition, fingerprint, iris scanner stuff .

    • Godzilla

      So……….you want to ejaculate on your phone to unlock?

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        That escalated quickly

        • Anthony Bottari

          Yeah it did lol

      • Anthony Bottari

        Nah man..blood ..I’ll look like I got the diabetes ..lil needle pops out instead of a stylus lol.

  • EC8CH

    I’m sure the NSA and law enforcement love the idea of fingerprint scanners on phones. You can say you forgot your pin code, but you can say you forgot your fingerprint.

    • Rusted Edge

      You can just have a pin instead. I doubt any company will force biometrics in the current political climate. Also, easy to burn your fingerprints off.

      • Godzilla

        Biometrics usually dictate that you use 4 fingers and register all 4 of them with the scanner. That way if something happens to one of your fingers, you have 3 more to fall back on.

      • EC8CH

        Currently you can legally be forced to unlock your phone so the authorities can gain access to it without a warrent. If you use a pin you could claim you forgot it, but if you use the fingerprint scanner it would be very hard to prevent them from forcing you to unlock your phone.

        • but thanks though

          Like I said…. No company will just have biometrics, forcing you to use it. There will always be other ways like pins… I know all about plausible deniability, I live by it even.

  • EC8CH

    until screens can read fingerprints I don’t want a fingerprint scanner on my phone

    • Maxim∑

      its coming, both Samsung and Apple have patents from 2008 relating to this. Its coming for sure,maybe in 1-2 years

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      Thats what i said would be perfect for active display. Right before the content pops up it verifies your print. Right in the middle of the screen. Beautiful.

  • Godzilla

    To avoid an apple lawsuit Samsung should just jump to retina scanners and then we can watch the Genesis torpedo presentation. “Life from lifelessness”

    • Nathan Webb

      Khaaaaaan!

  • tyguy829

    Even if samsung has had the fingerprint scanner in the works for a while, it’s going to look awful when it comes out now that the 5s already has it

  • jxcgunrunna

    I am incredibly annoyed with the use of 2K being used as a measurement for display resolution. Just call it WQHD or 1440p.

    • EC8CH

      so I guess what you’re asking is…. “Why 2K”?

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        LOL

      • AngryBadger

        Been playing Last of Us… damn your puns! lol!

      • Skittlez

        I AM DYING!!!

  • Chris

    Will it still come in a plastic body?

    • j

      cheap body, half baked software (probably didn’t agree to stop forking stuff until after the S5), half baked gimmicks, but huge marketable features like 2K display and huge marketing budget, which is what really sells phones to the masses.

      • AngryBadger

        Maybe they will one-up everyone and get the whole avengers team to market the phone… HTC just got rdj and not “tony stark” right?

        • Chris

          They need to a lot more then a few actors from a comic book movie.

          Samsung (or any OEM) don’t need actors from a comic book movie to promote their products.

      • MadeInAMERIKA

        You jealous? Pretty sure no one makes fun of the Ariel Atom for being made out of plastic and not having a roof to save weight and cost. I mean they could but it would be from a lower performing (and communist) car (but enjoy your red phone).

        • j

          Congratulations, you have made the worst comparison in the history of the internet.

          • Godzilla

            LOL

          • k

            Nope, probably the best even.

          • j

            Galaxy S: Cheap molded plastic.

            Ariem Atom: front cover, seats (in some models), and airbox made from an extremely light and rigid weaved composite material. Frame is bronze welded, phosphate and powder coated steel tube, totaling just over 1000lbs.

            Mass produced POS vs possibly the best performing 4 wheeled vehicle you can legally drive on the road.

            Comparison is laughable.

          • Caterham &gt atom

            Actually there are several euro brands in the segment that are much better (check dem Nurburgring times yo). Caterham,

            Donkervoort, even Lotus are preferable.

            You are obviously anti-great phones and pro-chinese phones.

    • Kyle Wiggers

      There may be a metal option.

  • morgan boyle

    @evleaks has an incredible track record because he gets PAID to leak this kind of information!

    • Kyle Wiggers

      Great gig, right?

  • Ray Gray

    So if Samsung puts the fingerprint scanner in the home button… how long will it take Apple to sue them?

    • Maxim∑

      they won’t. But watch Samsung put a sensor on the home button

    • Kyle Wiggers

      It was rumored they’d put it under the display, but I’m not sure that will pan out.

      • Ray Gray

        That sounds great if they got rid of the physical buttons.

  • Apostrafee

    I’m really not into fingerprint scanners on phones. Not something I would personally ever use.

    • morgan boyle

      until the finger print scanner is accurate 99.8% of the time, i wouldnt want it either. there is nothing more frustrating then when new technology slows me down.

      • Maxim∑

        …enter touch ID

        • Chris

          Even that has its own share of issues

          http://bgr.com/2013/12/05/touch-id-bug-accuracy/

          • Maxim∑

            you can search anything on Google and get the answer YOU want. If you actually read instead of looking a titles you would see the problem was patched in iOS 7.0.4

          • Chris

            bottom line: It still was a problem.

            doesn’t matter who does it: Apple, Samsung, HTC, Google. Motorola. Tech does fail and nothing is ever perfect.

          • Maxim∑

            well HTC failed already by rushing.

          • droidify

            Do you just troll android websites and praise the iPhone? We all know that it is a jank-free super phone :-/ No need to remind us in every post you make on here. But thanks for all of your apple insight to droid-life. I knew this android website was missing something…

          • Maxim∑

            I like Apple and Google. Im just mentioning Apple a lot right now because so far they are the only ones to get a fingerprint sensor right on a phone

          • Droid Ronin

            Yes, they got it so right that a cat can use it:
            http://tcrn.ch/1bar82P

          • chris125

            eh they are far from getting it right. And i own a 5S so I would know.

          • Maxim∑

            lol “chris125″ ok… Im sure you do

          • chris125

            U might want to remove your foot from your mouth. I own a white 16gb 5s with red apple leather case. I’d be glad to send you pictures if you still want to run your mouth acting like you know everything. I use a nexus tablet and iPhone for phone. Nice try though, maybe next time

          • Chris

            The placement of the scanner maybe,

          • Apostrafee

            They have the location right I could agree, but it’s a work in progress. Just wish companies wouldn’t feel the need to now also hoave a scanner on their devices. I guess it’s cool but I’d never use one.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            I don’t need to search Google to get my answer. I got it from a little thing I like to call my own experience on multiple 5S devices. Touch ID became more of an annoyance than it was worth. Constant missed scans, frequent re-scanning my prints into the DB to get it working again.

          • michael arazan

            It’s going to really be annoying to have an S5 fingerprint scanner on an S5 GPE that doesn’t work

      • Eric R.

        I’ll use it when the NSA malmare is gone.

    • Guest

      right, until you have it

      • Chris

        So you’re saying all S4 users are using each and every one of those gimmicking features?

        • KleenDroid

          Nope. But based on my experience with the S4 I will probably be buying the S5 at full retail the day Verizon releases it. The S4 has been the best phone experience I’ve had. But I don’t run stock software since I Loki bypassed the bootloader back when I had the chance.

          If they prevent me from Loki bypassing the bootloader I would probably not buy it.

          • Intellectua1

            I thought the same thing since the AT&T Note 3 bootloader is locked but I think I’m ready to give up romming.. My biggest deal is dpi settings a lot of the other stuff I can do without..

      • j

        scanners have been on devices for a long time. My laptop has one, and I never use it.

    • Godzilla

      I actually like the idea of fingerprint scanner. I have a biometric safe to keep my guns in so I really appreciate the technology.

      • Chris

        If they have to put one on, DON”T do it like the HTC One Max. Apple has the right idea. Right in the home button so its almost like its not even there. Sadly they would sue everyone who copies and samsung so far has physical home buttons.

        • Godzilla

          Ture, i would only want it on the home button and not some other weird place on the phone. Very good point.

          • Chris

            I’d love to see a physical camera button. Press and hold and the camera comes out. Works well well if one of main features of the phone is its camera.

        • AngryBadger

          maybe they will put it on the back… on the camera. hehe

          • Chris

            It makes sense. The leaked S5 photo was covered up by a finger

        • chris125

          I think there could even be an option right on the screen for fingerprint scanner. Why do you need an extra button when it could be integrated into/under the screen.

      • AngryBadger

        Godzilla… with guns? We are doomed.

        • Godzilla

          LOL, fire breath and holding a Smith and Wesson 500. That’s one bad ass monster.

          • KleenDroid

            The 500 is a bit too mighty for myself. Do you have any others?

            If you have your permit you should check out some of the new smaller carry options like the S&W Shield or the Springfield XDS 45.

          • Godzilla

            I was kidding about the 500. I have shot one and wow. I have a SW SD9VE as my main range/defense gun but I also have a Taurus 608 and a shotgun.

          • KleenDroid

            Yes the 500 is a beast. Great for turning concrete blocks into dust.

          • Godzilla

            Or turning a squirrel into a fine pink mist cloud.

          • Intellectua1

            I’m late to the conversation but I’m a big gun fan. I’m scared of the 500 S&W that thing is huge.. I’m a Ruger guy myself.. I own several firearms..

          • Godzilla

            I shot 10 rounds that day, my wrist hurt for two days. By the way, it was was $2.10 per round I fired, LOL.

      • mws308

        but you still have the manual combination because tech fails. Though there should always be one out of the safe that lets you get to the safe.

        • Godzilla

          NO, my safe does not have a manual combination. It has an emerency key slot but it can only be used if the system is down due to battery or otherwise.

          • 101101

            Sounds like it could be trouble in an emergency (how does it detect the system is down if it is down). Hope you got a 45acp or 00 12gauge next to the bed. I’d much rather a vault with manual entry considering how often electronics fail.

          • Godzilla

            Dude, do some research. I have opened my safe with my fingerprint probably 100 times since I got it and there was one time where it had a 2 second delay in reading it. Still much faster than trying to input a combination in the heat of a home invasion.

            Trust me, if you research, you will find that the technology is reliable and very well reviewed both by gun experts and every day users.

            Combinations can be figured out, finger prints cannot be faked by a 5 year old daughter. It keeps the guns safe and away from prying hands or curious children.

          • Chris

            Well they can cut off your finger!

            /sarcasm

          • Godzilla

            I am not going to go so far as to say biometrics are perfect, but I think when you consider all of the variables it is the best option.

          • Eskimo128

            And when the meth-head breaks in while you’re not home, at least the guns will be behind some kind of lock, and not just under the bed. I carry all the time (Gotta love our carry laws in PA), but my HD shotgun does sit out, and if we get robbed while I’m not home, I’m hosed. (For the record, we don’t have kids, so weapons are out and available around the house. The nice ones are locked up in a combination safe, but they’re not for access in an emergency anyway)

          • 1911

            I have done research, biometrics simply will never be as reliable as a manual locking mechanism.

            Relying on a finger on a hand is not a safe way (despite Chris’ sarcasm, losing a hand can happen and you will need to use your non-shooting hand possibly).

            Finger prints can be faked and like I said, the heat of a home invasion doesn’t apply when you sleep with your AR.

            As for curious children, should have wrapped it up.

          • Godzilla

            So basically you are saying people should not have kids? How completely asinine. You do realize I am talking about a safe and not a finger print scanner on the gun itself right? It takes 1.5 seconds for my safe to open and another second for me to retrieve my fully loaded gun. How long does it take to input a mechanical safe combination? My guess would be 15-20 seconds and in the heat of a home invasion you are likely to mess up.

          • pewpewpew

            Once again, 0 seconds. My 308 is on the wall 3 feet away and 9mm is even closer.

            The safe is for safe queens that only get taken out on special occasion.

            And there aren’t just the tumble combination locks for manual locks.

            But whatever, good luck when the scanner doesn’t work and the key won’t because the system isn’t down just broken. And if you can’t teach a kid to not touch something you might need to put them in the safe and let the guns have her room.

          • Godzilla

            You are a fuckingggg idiot. I grew up with guns in the house, that was when our generation were not a bunch of morons going around shooting up malls and schools. How dare you question my parenting skills over the internet. If you have no kids, yeah go ahead and keep your gun on a table, thats fine. We live in a world where despite parenting skills and how much you train them, they have idiot friends, boyfriends, birthday parties etc etc.

            What kind of safe and the level of access I want my kids to have to my guns in my business, not yours. If you want to use mechanical locks, do so. Dont go preaching your assholeee ways to me over the net. I have the right to have kids and guns. We also need to consider the world we live in.

            You keep your guns how you wish, and I will do the same.

          • mcdonsco

            Sorry, but using an AR for home defense is STUPID. If you manage to kill the intruder, there’s also a decent chance you’ll kill your neighbor with the same shot.

            I could never understand folks that use AR’s for home defense; you’re talking about a round that can punch through steel and around an inch of iron like it’s butter (I’ve had too many pistol targets taken out by friends being jackasses with their AR’s).

            Home defense rounds should NOT be able to penetrate multiple walls and still carry enough velocity to kill.

          • Godzilla

            This. Shotgun or standard caliber pistol.

          • mcdonsco

            Yup…and even a hollow point round will go right through a wall with insulation in it (as long as you don’t hit the stud in the wall); coming out the other side though it will not have enough energy left to go through another wall like an AR 15 round would (neighbors exterior wall).

          • Intellectua1

            I use my Mini 14 as a home defense weapon and it stays right on the side of my bed and the clip is under my pillow. Same round as the AR class weapons and I always think about it going thru walls etc..

          • PK

            While you are entitled to your opinion, I think you need to do some terminal ballistics research! Appropriate (i.e. non-penetrating or armor piercing) high velocity rifle projectiles are much more likely to fragment after hitting a target or obstacle and lose downrange energy than a slow, massive pistol bullet or shotgun round (excepting birdshot). Furthermore, any round capable of penetrating an attacker’s vital organs will also go though two sheets of drywall… period. There is a reason our military and SWAT PD forces use AR-pattern rifles for urban combat / tactical entry situations. They are an excellent tool for that job and actually pose less risk of collateral damage due to many factors (more accurate fire being a primary one).

          • mcdonsco

            You can go off whatever information you want, but i have been using these weapons for years and have seen, on many occassions, exactly what rounds can penetrate what, its not opinion, its fact.

            Additionally the ability to penetrate walls, and multiple walls, is EXACTLY why swat and military use AR type weapons, so they can punch through thoose obstacles to get to the enemy/bad guy when they need to.

            Are there specially designed rounds that break apart on impact? Absolutely, but that is not the point here as i doubt the average AR owner us buying those rounds (assumming they can even get them).

          • PK

            I am also speaking from experience. When talking about down-range damage after hitting a closer target, it’s the retained momentum and likelihood of the projectile not breaking apart, not initial impact energy, that are more important factors.

            But, you’re right. In today’s litigious, police brutality-screaming society, LE agencies choosing a primary entry weapon precisely because it will shoot through into the neigbor’s house makes perfect sense! Especially since they already carry side-arms anyway!

            (sarcasm)

          • mcdonsco

            Children argument aside, it’s much faster just to have it on your nightstand, or in the night stand drawer. Glock 22 in my drawer, KSG behind the bed and Kimber 1911 in wifey’s drawer.

            In a middle of the night home invasion, by the time you realize you need your gun you won’t have time to get it. I tend to wonder if I would even have time and I don’t have to get them out of a safe at night.

          • Godzilla

            I understand and pretty much agree. However I personally have every inch of my house covered by some kind of home security sensor. Almost every window has a sensor on it, every door, not to mention IR sensors.

            So more than likely I will know if someone has broken in.

            But yeah I agree in a perfect world we could simply have our guns sitting out and ready to go, but sadly that is not the world we live in and I refuse to have my kid(s) become a statistic.

          • mcdonsco

            I have three dogs for the security sensors :-)

            As for kids, I’ve got a step daughter (well ex one now) that stays here every now and then and when shes here, all guns but one go into the safe…The other goes under the mattress I’m sleeping on.

            A) shes not going to get into the room without the dogs stirring and B) she’s not going to get it out from under a mattress I’m sleeping on.

          • Godzilla

            That sounds fine. Bottom line is that however your want to defend your home is your business and how I want to defend mine is mine. I dont need jackasses telling me “your biometric safe” is gonna fail when you need it most. Really? Cuz like I said earlier I have opened it more than 100 times without failure.

            And he is especially an idiot for telling me that I shouldnt have kids. What an idiot.

          • mcdonsco

            Of course…And actually I’d like to get one built into a few key points around my house…Right now I just leave my carry pistol on the wet bar counter in the theater room when we’re in there at night…Would love to have something right behind my head in a bio safe (and in that situation, remember, I’m AWAKE which leaves more time to get into it). It’s when I’m sleeping that I don’t want to have to get it out of a safe first as I may not really wake up fast enough.

          • Godzilla

            The alarm for my security system is VERY loud. If you dont wake up from that, you are deaf.

            As i stated before it seriously takes 1.5 secdonds for my safe to pop open and then my gun is already loaded. So we’re talking about a 2 second difference versus keeping the gun exposed on a nighstand.

    • Collin Chapin

      Yeah but for people like myself who have to have security on the phone due to exchange accounts it would be AMAZING (yes, I needed all caps for this) to not have to enter a pin or swipe a code to unlock my phone.

      AMAZING.

    • Nokia

      Pretty sure everyone was excited for face recognition here (though no one uses it anymore because it is awful,). Stop hating because Apple and Samsung are the only names in non-windoze phones.

      • Godzilla

        I wasnt, i thought that was very stupid.

        • Mothra

          When you were Bionic you loved it. Now you are a radioactive komodo dragon or iguana that hates on facial recognition because you have a lizard face.

          • Godzilla

            NO, I never cared for the facial recognition thing. It took to long versus simply sliding your finger across the screen.

            As for my face……..careful, or ill breathe on you.

          • Daistaar

            OHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! A FIGHT!! A FIGHT!!!! LOL (I Feel like I’ve seen this one before…) LOL

          • Gigan

            He wouldn’t last 5 minutes against Mothra, Mothra has wings and can chew holes in Godzilla’s clothes.

          • Godzilla

            We’ve already had that battle, she’s dead.

          • Daistaar

            I kinda remember Godzilla winning that last time lol (Though I’m sure his clothes didn’t fare as well LOL). He is here writing about Android after all…

            EDIT: Looks like you guys beat me to it LOL

          • KleenDroid

            Mothra… Ha

    • MistaButters

      Unless it was tied to a feature like “Instant NFC”. (I need to trademark that name). Or as Samsung would call it, sNFC.

      Imagine walking up to an NFC pad, and without even unlocking your phone, just push your finger to the sensor and hold your phone to the pad. Bam! Payment.

    • Maxim∑

      if it was on the phone and worked well, I am 99% sure you would use it

      • Apostrafee

        I don’t use a passcode of any kind on any of my devices. Hell I don’t even pass lock my computer. So I don’t think I would. If I ever do I’ll let you know. Now the Skip with the Moto X I use ALLLLL the time

    • John Legere

      I hated it on the 5S i used for a couple days. I have no real reason to lock my phone anyways.

      • Scott

        No one cares dude.. Fly away.

        • John Legere

          Let’s not get off topic now

          • Chris

            You’re the one to talk.

          • Scott

            Since I am nice guy and don’t like to make others upset well maybe I’ll joke around here and there, let’s not get off topic here. How you doing?

          • John Legere

            Who you upsetting? It isn’t me.

          • Scott

            Well apparently I upset couple of DL readers yesterday with my comments. But that has come and gone. Let’s move on. Cold day here!

          • Chris

            You’re doing fine. The kids here get upset so easily over things.

          • Scott

            Thanks. I try to get along with everyone here. As I have said before I might joke here and there, so that’s up to others to take it as a joke if they don’t oh well.

          • Chris

            Yeah. I dont let their negativity get to me. They are at least 10-15 years younger then me. No point,

          • Verbile

            I do hope your the real John Legere. Cause you’re my hero dude.

          • John Legere

            Lol. I’m not.

          • Scott

            Thanks for being honest with others.

          • John Legere

            I’m honest with everybody

          • Chris

            wow,,,,

          • Scott

            He is not. It’s (StuckOnVerizonforever)

          • PriceIsWrongBeeeeeyoch

            He was also Tyler Durden and various other profiles.The genius didn’t unlink his Twitter account from Disqus until recently.. he only comes here to troll really and when the heat gets on him he leaves for a few weeks, changes his profile and comes back.

      • j

        only reason for most people is if you lose your phone. I prefer to use a device manager to lock it if I lose it though, than rely on a finger scanner.

    • Geoffrey Gunter

      I’d probably use it for the sake of using it. I don’t think its anything that would ever affect my decision of buying a phone, but I’m sure there is a level of convenience behind it.

  • Godzilla

    Cant speak for everyone here but I dont buy a new phone every year. Talk to me when the S6 rumors start. Now that motorola is owned by communists its between LG and Samsung for my next phone.

    • Chris

      S6 will look a lot like the S5 and will add even more silly features.

      I’m just lucky my upgrade is in February. This year looks like its gonna be a good year for the flagship phones.

    • kretz7

      Consider this a post for GS3 owners then, not everything is about you.

      • Godzilla

        Consider I did say I cant speak for everyone here.

      • Matthew Muysson

        Or GS2 users like I!

      • AngryBadger

        That’s Godzilla, kretz7… when Godzilla is in town, when isn’t it all about Godzilla?

        • Godzilla

          LOL, truth. Wait for my new movie.

          • AngryBadger

            As long as it isn’t a documentary based on my town starring you… I shall.

          • Godzilla

            No it’s old school godzilla

      • Kevin

        “Cant speak for everyone here but I”

    • morgan boyle

      i just bought a Moto X but i would consider getting a Moto X 2 assuming its in the pipeline already.

    • Scott

      Hey bionic

      • Godzilla

        sup

        • Scott

          So you finally give in and might buy a samsung phone… I’ll welcome you to the club!

          • Godzilla

            Dude I have had my S4 since June 1st. Where you been?

          • Scott

            I must have missed that sometime ago. For some reason I thought you went with the moto x way back when you got almost 90% of DL readers worked up by giving them specs here and there. Well welcome to the club. I’m really looking forward to the S5.

          • Godzilla

            While the moto X did turn out to be a good phone, I still didnt like its experimental architecture. I didnt wanna be a guinea pig. Granted it turned out find but i didnt wanna risk it.

            Now that moto is owned by chinese, im pretty much done with them. They would have to show me a lot of good things in order for me to consider them in the future.

          • Scott

            Very true. They were at one point leading the phone business. well that’s gone now. It’s really up to samsung and LG. Plus they are smart unlike moto. Moto kept releasing the same phone just a minor upgrade that’s all. And I really think that’s where they messed up big time. when they were releasing moto razor, moto razor max, moto razor max hd etc.. You get the picture here.