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Samsung Galaxy S5 Pre-registration Sign-ups Hit 300K+ on T-Mobile

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Word from T-Mobile is that the company has reached 300,000+ pre-registration sign-ups for the Galaxy S5 from Samsung. Sign-ups began the day the phone was announced, which was only a week and a half ago. While signups won’t exactly translate to exact sales, it’s still an impressive number of people who are interested in the Galaxy S5. 

We have heard our readers, and apparently, the phone hasn’t lived up to all of the hype. Do they ever? It’s easy to be disappointed when for months, rumors of QHD displays and crazy retina scanning software were supposed to be on-board. In that same note, there is still a murmuring of a “higher-end” Galaxy S5 in the works. We will just have to keep the faith that Samsung has another trick up their sleeves.

Who is for sure picking up a Galaxy S5? Is it the phone of your dreams?

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  • csd5

    almost double the battery of the iphone, 600mah more then moto x and ultra save mode, waterproof and dustproof, fingerprint, and the fastest processor/camera available? its a no brainer

  • Swoop

    Looks like all koreans r buying

  • bogy25

    Was hoping for more out of the GS5 so I will pass thanks – big let down :(

    • Tim242

      What more were you hoping for, a 3D printer?

      • MicroNix

        If you compare the S5 features to anything else leaked, there’s nothing that’s a “big let down”.

        • Tim242

          You have two groups of people that are “let down”. 1. Samsung haters. 2. People that base their hopes on rumors. I personally am glad it doesn’t have a 1440p display…1080p is plenty until battery tech improves.

          • MicroNix

            Its gonna sell like hot cakes just the way it was announced. As long as its a solid performer like the S3, there isn’t really anything else to pick. Maybe the new LG will compete. HTC seems to be taking the wierd route with cameras again (didn’t work last time) so unless it really truly is outstanding, there’s no reason to go there. I’m not impressed with Moto’s photos either. That was the worst part of the Droid 3 (besides the constant rebooting and lag beyond belief).

  • http://batman-news.com chris_johns

    on vzw…only phone id drop my moto x for so far would be the z2 if it comes to vzw…and i wouldnt im just saying if i had to choose another phone i think its the most impressive with its features n design i like

    • rals

      Agree on the Z2, but don’t hold your breath for that. Plus Sony is very slow on updates which makes me slightly nervous on owning one.

    • Aaron

      The chances of vzw getting a Sony phone are probably as good as the chance of vzw getting another Nexus.

      • Cael

        Evleaks said it was coming to Verizon.

  • dannyWHITE

    Waiting to see what the G3 has to offer in June!

    • Severo Rivera

      And the next Nexus.

      • dannyWHITE

        Well that’s a given since most of us here are Nexus fanboys. But as far as OEM’s I think LG has a chance to outshine the S5 with the G3.

    • Tim242

      June? That thing won’t be out til fall.

      • dannyWHITE

        It will be June ;-)

  • droidify

    You know T-Mobile was offering this signup as a contest to win a new S5 right? I know that accounts for a large number of those signups.

    • RoadsterHD1

      Marketing sceem

      • Tim242

        *scheme* Do better.

        • RoadsterHD1

          LOL My BAD……. :)
          I need spell check!!! :)

        • droidify

          *douche alert* Do better.

          • Tim242

            Thanks for announcing yourself. But, we already knew : )

          • droidify

            Damn….. I walked into that one

    • http://batman-news.com chris_johns

      haha…get em!

    • jbegs

      I love how they just ignore that in the article. This is the main reason for the large numbers…

      • Tim242

        Well, if they want to win it, that means they are interested in owning it. What’s your point??

        • imlip

          why do you need to post this twice?

    • Tim242

      Well, if they want to win it, that means they are interested in owning it. What’s your point?

      • droidify

        Or they could be thinking “free, I love free. I can sale this thing for $600 on ebay”

        • snobrdr2324

          That is exactly why I am doing it. Samsung phones always sell for a lot more than the other android counterparts and I can pick up a New HTC One and possibly pocket some cash if I’m lucky. Also it’s not that bad of a phone to turn one down for free.

    • Stone Cold

      No interested in owning it but if I can win it why not?

      • michael arazan

        Same here, if I won it, I’d sell it

  • Drew

    Who cares about this phone when there are Moto X and Nexus 5? I mean, yeah its specs are pretty awesome but who cares? Nobody cares about specs anymore. Yes Moto X has terrible camera with a mid-tier specs, but it’s Motorola. They brought gave me RAZR flip phones. They are legendary. Nexus 5? Well, it has crappy battery life but who needs a long lasting battery these days. I LOVE my Moto X and my next phone is going to be N6 because nothing beats it.

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      You just answered your own question. People care about these phones because they don’t want a terrible camera and mid-tier specs with an average battery.

    • RoadsterHD1

      Don’t sell the MotoX short cause spec’s don’t look great on paper. The X8 computing system blows away most 4-core CPU’s. My Droid MAXX never lags, ever….

      • Drew

        Nobody cares about Droid MAXX.

        • RoadsterHD1

          Nobody cares about YOU.

      • DoctorJB

        Also, the Moto X doesn’t have have TouchWiz slowing it down.

        • MicroNix

          But it takes TouchWiz software to take a decent picture?

          • DoctorJB

            No, TouchWiz is just a bloated gaudy UI. Decent pictures come from having decent hardware with decent drivers. The Moto X and Nexus 5 have somewhat cheaper camera hardware (just like Samsung has cheaper camera hardware than Nokia). If you want the best mobile camera, get a Nokia. If you want a smartphone with a decent camera and powerful hardware forced to push around a bloated cartoony UI (for twice the price of the Nexus 5 or Moto X), stick with Samsung.

    • droidify

      Nothing beats a phone that you know nothing about yet? Nor is there even any concrete evidence there will be a Nexus 6. When I am looking to read a brilliant comment….you never let me down

    • morteum

      I agree, but you need to remember that most of the public is not going to see the same qualities in the Moto X or Nexus 5 as you or me. Samsung appeals to a large group of people, this is true otherwise it wouldn’t sell as well as it does. BTW- Battery life is important. “Who needs a long lasting battery these days”? Most of us.

    • Intellectua1

      Sells predict otherwise.. A lot of people care

      • Drew

        I love my Moto X. It’s the best phone for everybody.

        • droidify

          Are you joking? Your comments are so stupid it has to be a joke.

          • morteum

            Pretty sure he is trolling. Look at his comment history. I’m sure he gets a huge kick out of making android circle jerk comments.

          • droidify

            I know. Everything he comments is about the X curing cancer.

          • morteum

            The unfortunate part is a lot of people (myself included) will fall for it at initial glance.

          • Drew

            Moto X does not cure cancer last time I heard.

          • Drew

            I am just commenting the way Moto X owners does. I am not trolling.

          • morteum

            The thing is, what are you trying to accomplish? We’re all fan-boys here, whether we like to admit it or not. Why is an exaggerated circle-jerk comment somehow going to change things? It isn’t. It’s just going to get people to react- which sounds an awful lot like trolling to me. Maybe you like Samsung phones, maybe LG. It doesn’t matter. We’re all here to discuss those differences- not make fun of each other for them. I know that some of the comments appear rather asinine, but you’re going to get that in any kind of comment forum. It is the internet, after all.

          • Drew

            Im not a fan boy. I just love my moto x to death. So i tell it like it is. Best for me = best for everybody.

          • morteum

            Notice how every response here is “you’re being ridiculous? How can you say that will be your next phone when you don’t even know what it is? Or Samsung obviously is doing something right based on its sales.”? That should indicate to you that not everyone here is illogical as you’re making them out to be. I’m a Moto X owner. I really think its a great phone. I don’t say the things you act like a Moto X fanboy would say.

          • Drew

            No. I get a huge kick out of making Moto X/N5 circle jerk comments.

        • AjMobileGuru

          So ur saying ur choice is best for everyone cos ur so good.

          • Drew

            Precisely.

        • Intellectua1

          “For everybody” no thank you sir, they couldn’t give me that phone for free.. Let alone anybody else with the constant price drops

    • AjMobileGuru

      U dont care != others dont care.

      • Drew

        Yes.

    • rals

      I’m glad you like your Moto- X but to say “who cares” is ignorant. Despite what you think, Samsung has innovated something pretty huge here, and that is within the camera software which the Nexus 5 and Moto X can’t touch…and lastly having the IP67 certification is huge. I’m not Samsung fan boy, but reality is they will have a record breaking year with sales on this phone.

      • Drew

        Samsung is going out of business. Their sales are very bad.

      • grumpyfuzz

        Just ignore Drew. He is obviously a troll saying Samsung’s sales are bad.

    • Bionicman

      I’m still waiting for the /s at the end of your comment. hehe

    • Tim242

      This phone will sell more than all others combined. A lot of people care

  • John Davids

    A higher end GS5? Can you elaborate on where that rumor came from? First time I have heard this…

  • Leif Sikorski

    I would, but I’m still pretty happy with the S4 especially after its latest Kitkat update so I’ll wait at least another year.

    • morteum

      I don’t think you’re making a mistake by choosing to do that. If I had an S4 I would hold on to it too.

      • Intellectua1

        I have an S4 and I’m upgrading to the S5 then the Note 4 when that comes out.. It may not be a major improvement over the S4 but I’m tired of looking at this thing..

        • morteum

          If I were to get any Samsung phone currently out it would probably be the Note 3, but to be honest, the hardware aesthetics of a phone play a part in it. I prefer the leather back to the dimpled finish (sort of ironic how the texture on the 2012 Nexus 7 was so well received compared to the S5), and there aren’t any features or spec improvements on the S5 that I would envy with a Note 3.

          • Intellectua1

            Well the Note 3 and S5 were my original choices. I passed on the Note 3 at first because the dev community on the At&t version is practically non existent (another factor I use when determining phone purchases), the Knox lock-down is crazy. So now it’s the S5 but I normally say S5 or the Note 3 but I kinda feel like I’m going backwards if I go for the 3 (even though I favor the 3 slightly over the S5). So I’m pushing more towards the S5 then the Note 4 because I ultimately wanna get back into the Note Line.

          • LionStone

            Yea the textured back on the N7’12 was more spread out (more area) and the dimples weren’t as big I think, so on the S5 it looks too busy and not as attractive, just my opinion. On the smaller area of the phone the dimples should’ve been more subtle.

          • Intellectua1

            It’s the same, Samsung did it so now all of a sudden it’s yucky.. People here are ridiculous..

          • LionStone

            It’s not the same size wise anyway which lends to the feasibility of the design, which I don’t think it does personally.

          • Intellectua1

            It’s not the same size wise cause we’re talking tablet versus a phone.. When it all boils down it’s the same design, period.

          • LionStone

            …which makes it look ‘different’ and not as ‘good’ on the smaller version…

          • morteum

            That’s a good point. My initial impression of the S5 was that something was ‘off’ about the pattern. I think you’re right, it needs to be more subtle.

          • DoctorJB

            Samsung doesn’t really do subtle.

          • morteum

            One can hope.

          • Tim242

            They are more subtle. Pictures exaggerate them.

    • Aaron

      Yeah, if I had an S4, G2, or similar top tier phone from last year, I wouldn’t be impressed with the S5. I think the goal here is to get people on the end of 2 year contracts. Compared to the S3 this is a significant upgrade.

      • Leif Sikorski

        I think we’ve simply reached a point where we won’t see significant changes from any brand until we see some major inventions like a new battery technology or so.
        Until Kitkat almost every new Android version required much better hardware to run smooth on which might have been a big reason why many of us upgraded every year. But now with Kitkat the opposite happened and it runs even smoother on last year devices.

        I know a couple of people who just upgrade phones these days because the camera got improved slightly, but that’s not worth 600€ in my opinion. The improvements are usually pretty small and the chip itself is maybe worth 30$ in a new phone.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    YES! Come on Samsung! We’re Winning! . . . . . . is what I would say If I cared about the S5. Either way, let’s see how much of these turn into actual sales.

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    The majority of us phone gurus wouldn’t get one because we know there are phones a lot better out there or coming out soon, however the general public only hears and knows two manufactures, Apple and Samsung. If they want an iPhone they go with Apple, if they want a “Droid” they go with Samsung.

    • T4rd

      I still think Samsung has the best “all-around” Android phone due to its versatility with expandable storage and removable battery. Unless the Z2 comes to Verizon, I’ll probably opt for the S5 over the “Next One” just for those two things. It’s nice to have the option to turn my phone into a deadly brick with the Zero Lemon battery and add a 64/128GB card onto it for the ultimate mobile form, haha.

      • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

        Samsung should have put a larger battery in this, 2800 is not bad, but it’s not that great either – especially since the smaller G2 has a 3000mAh battery. I’d much prefer a larger integrated battery than a removable mediocre battery, I mean lots of times I don’t want to be carrying around a spare battery in my pocket.

        • T4rd

          I still don’t believe that business about being able to fit a larger non-removable battery into a sealed phone any more than a phone with a replaceable back. I think that’s more of a planned obsolescence “feature” and sacrificing versatility for build quality. The GS4 had a larger 2600 mAh removable battery than the One’s 2300 mAh sealed battery, while being considerably thinner (though that didn’t quite lead to better battery life ultimately).

          • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

            I don’t believe that either, the only plus side for a non-removable back is that build quality can be increased. One of the things that always annoying me about my Note 2 and S4 were that the back had lots of give and creaked from time to time when pushed, you don’t get that on the G2, One, or Moto X.

          • T4rd

            Indeed, my Note 2 creaks like crazy when you push in on it, haha. I don’t care though as long as it works and doesn’t interfere with anything.

          • MicroNix

            And that affects the use of your phone how? How does a removable back negatively affect your use of the phone?

          • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

            If you read the rest of my comment you would know. Removable backs generally have worse build quality, as they are made of soft plastic which bends easily, causing creaks.

        • Tim242

          2800 is mediocre, but 3000 is great? Hahaha

          • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

            It’s all relative, the S5 is larger than the G2, so the fact that it only has a 2800mAh battery is pretty sad.

          • Tim242

            But the S5 has a larger usable screen area, water resistance, and a kick @ss camera. Yep, it definitely is all relative.

      • ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ

        Best “all-around” is an excellent way to describe it. It won’t win any awards for its plastic design but it packs in features (bloat) to please a lot of people. I won’t be getting this phone but I’m sure it will sell well.

        • Tim242

          Yeah, and HTC has no bloat…right? Hush.

          • ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ

            HTC? Why bring HTC into this? I’m currently rockin a beautifully designed dev edition Moto X.

          • Tim242

            Oh, you’re one of those that think the Moto X is the greatest phone ever. *eye roll*

          • ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ

            …and your a Samsung fanboi. I’m not loyal to anyone brand. The X replaced my LG G2 and I’m looking forward to replacing the X with something new this year.

      • Cael

        Evleaks said it was. Can the Z2 coming to Verizon please stop. >_>

        If Evleaks said the G Flex was coming to Verizon next Thursday people would accept that.

        • T4rd

          I didn’t mean to infer that it was. In fact, I highly doubt it will. I’m just going off of what people around here are saying, I’ve never read or went to Evleaks.

          • Cael

            That’s because Droid-Life kinda doesn’t skew too close to Sony news.

      • The Narrator

        Peopp sure as hell aren’t buying it for those reasons. That’s a very small amount, id say.

        • Tim242

          You have no clue why people buy phones. You never leave the basement. Hush fry.

        • K

          I think Tim has a crush on you bro. He gives you so much attention.

          • MicroNix

            Shh, Fry needs lots of attention. That’s why he flames every Samsung article.

        • PhoneGod

          The Narrator is just a hater. True story.

    • Intellectua1

      Blah blah blah blah blah.. Nobody cares.. Haters gone hate.. This thing will sell more than any other Android phone released this year and last..

      • LionStone

        Marketing 101

        • Intellectua1

          Good product to go with that marketing 202

          • LionStone

            Subject to interpretation

          • T4rd

            It definitely takes both. Relatively recent examples are the Microsoft Kin, HP Touchpad, and Blackberry anything. =p

          • Intellectua1

            Yea it’s really mind boggling to know that people here (Droid-Life) really believes that marketing is the only thing that sells this phone, or they just hate to admit it’s a good product behind that marketing..

          • LionStone

            Not the only thing, I’ve never said that anyway, but you know after the MOST and HUGE marketing budget Samsung has, they in turn sell the most phones. Thats a fact. Now look at HTC’s paltry budget for marketing, and we know how little they sell despite being a good device as well. Its just business, don’t take it personal :)

          • Tim242

            People like decent cameras. They don’t want HTC junk cams

          • LionStone

            Oh haay-ll no, you did NOT just go there, akimbo with finger wagging! Lol!

          • Intellectua1

            Subject to opinion backed by sales numbers

          • LionStone

            Sales numbers = marketing

        • Tim242

          And…Are you against good marketing now? You people are silly. It reminds me of Walmart haters. They were a small business that made it. That’s not a bad thing.

          • LionStone

            Nope, nothing against marketing, just saying what it is.

          • Tim242

            If people didn’t like them, they wouldn’t keep buying them. I use nothing but Samsung at this point. It’s the camera and design that keep me coming back.

          • LionStone

            That’s cool little buddy, I’m glad for you really, but we unfortunately have no proof or stats that show those as reasons why people are buying them. I’m sure that there’s a percentage that do want Samsung because they think they are good and the best for them and that’s fine but we can’t say that’s the main reason for sales without proof. How many first time Android buyers and iphone/BB converts are buying a Samsung first before they even test or know about how it compares to other Android phones? I don’t know either but I’ll speculate, a lot!

          • Tim242

            People buy phones for many reasons. The main one being what works best for them. I bought nothing but HTC phones for a while. After the Blunderbolt, I was done.

          • LionStone

            I don’t think people that buy phones really get a fair shake on what’s really best for them, I think too often they simple settle and go off what’s advertised, what friends say or the salesperson delivers. How many people return their phone after a week or 2 to say, “I want to try that manufacturer out now”? How many people really know what’s best for them with just 20 minutes on each flagship in the store, that’s supposed to last them 2 years potentially?

          • Tim242

            I sell phones in a corporate carrier store. You are way off on your assumptions my friend. You’ll come up with anything to defend the sinking ship that is HTC

          • LionStone

            I know you do that’s why I asked you those questions :-)
            It doesn’t bother me if HTC goes down, my buddy said that about 3 years ago… Do I like their phones, yes. And I generally root for the underdog but it matters not to me, I’ll just move on to the next favorite :-)

          • Tim242

            Returns and exchanges hurt us trmendously. They reduce, and can even completely erase our commission. Then, we have to listen to the district manager yell at us on conference calls. So it is very important that we make sure that the customer leaves with the right phone. That’s not hard with most. A majority of people already use iPhones and Samsung phones, so they get the newest version. The ones we have to worry about are the people coming off of Android phones that should have been recycled long ago. You get the ones that test drive different brand Android phones, then b!tch about the restock fee. Then you have those that try to switch to the iPhone. They usually return it, gladly paying the restock fee : ) The main thing I see is that people usually stick to what they like and are used to, until some major shift. I used nothing but HTC phones for a while (Diamond, Hero, Evo, Incredible, Thunderbolt) The Thunderbolt was that shift for me.

          • MicroNix

            The Motorola Droid 3 was the shift for me. Definitely the worst phone I have ever had the displeasure of using.

          • LionStone

            Here’s an example of knowing what it is specifically that made the sale, in this case Delta wanted the Windows tablet because of the split windows. And I also know they are using Windows smartphones to make sales for in flight purchases.

            http://www.techradar.com/us/news/mobile-computing/tablets/us-airline-ditches-ipads-for-surface-2-tablets-1231241

    • Gideon Waxfarb

      Even still, I couldn’t imagine buying a phone or tablet without putting my hands on it first. After getting the Nexus 4 and hating its glass body (slippery as f**k), I’m not sure I’d even make an exception for those devices anymore.

    • monkey082506

      I hate when I get asked about my “droid”…it’s a Moto X, yes it runs Android, but no it is not a “droid”. I do not own a “droid”, really grinds my gears (in Peter Griffin voice)

      • Cael

        Nobody asks you if its a Galaxy?

        • monkey082506

          It’s either “Is that the one you can customize?” Or, “You got a droid right?”

          • T4rd

            If I had got a Moto X, I wanted to have them inscribe “iPhone” on the back so I could troll people into thinking it was the new iPhone and bait them away from Apple. =D

    • PhoneGod

      LOL @ calling yourself a phone guru.

      “I own a Nexus/Moto X and read DL. I’m all kinds of a phone Prophet nowz!”

      Get the eff out of here LOL A*s clown.

    • crazed_z06

      What phones would those be? Please dont say Moto X.

      plz.

  • J Davis

    I like the blue.. That’s about it though. Not enough to make the switch from the Note II.

  • KleenDroid

    Amazing

    • Thomas

      For once your “Amazing” applies here ;)