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Samsung Publishes Commercial for Galaxy S5 Launch, Surprisingly No Celebrities

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We are just a couple of days until Samsung’s newest flagship, the Galaxy S5 hits our shores here in the US. To pump up the American people, Samsung has released a quick TV spot, focusing more on the overall hardware and design of the Galaxy S5, rather than paying a celebrity a fat check to talk about nonsense

In place of the celebrities, Samsung gives us a brief tour of the outside design, focusing on the Bandaid backside, the 16MP rear-facing camera, Heart Rate monitor, gorgeous 5.1″ display, and the fact that it features IP67 Dust and Water resistance.

To get a look at what you might be seeing on TV quite a bit, watch it below.

  • Carlos Ayala

    Too bad the M8 overlooked the camera. Can wait to get my S5!

  • reyalP

    Not the biggest Samsung fan but I will keep this one in consideration. Making my purchase later this year after I find out what Motorola (moto x 2), Nexus, and Apple (yes, if they offer a larger screen this will be a consideration) have to offer.

  • Milische

    It’s just SO ugly….,

    • Nikuliai

      It does look better on the video tho… so kudos to their publicity team :P

  • NexusMan

    And THAT is how it’s done, HTC…but really, Tim? “Band Aid backside?” You’re feeding into that?

  • Nikuliai

    It’s a good commercial, total bullshiit (Innovation-wise, it’s
    basically the standard offer this year), but a good commercial, it makes
    the point of “damn that phone looks nice” (when to me it doesn’t) and
    sells features (and the heart monitor gimmick that you could do with
    every single camera already), this should help on sales, but who cares,
    they will sell like crazy anyway :P

    Not gonna get it tho, no point
    (I don’t see the one stupid feature that makes me want to buy it, to me
    the only selling factor is the 5 on the logo, and that’s not near
    enough to justify that kind of money)

    • NexusMan

      It’s as innovative as they say, to the average consumer whom they’re selling it to.

      • Nikuliai

        Yeah, that’s true, most people doesn’t know that the hear rate monitor is a pretty old and redundant deal (but medics do), nor that most of last year flagships were water resistant, nor that the camera will be almost the same and that the internals are almost the same too, the screen looks a little bigger tho, that truly changed

        But yeah, people will buy this thinking it has “all the best” since most don’t care enough to do actual research and identify what phone will satisfy their specific needs :P

        • NexusMan

          What you’re ignoring though, is regardless of what any other phone may have or has had, packaging matters, and no other device has put it all together in the unique way Samsung has.

          • Nikuliai

            unique way? would you elaborate?, I don’t really get what do you mean by that

          • NexusMan

            Meaning the Galaxy S 5 will appeal to the masses. Other devices and apps may have some traits of the Galaxy S5 here and there, but they don’t have everything. One phone may have the same processor, but it’s too heavy and thick. Another may be waterproof, but some may find it unattractive. Another may have a finger print scanner, but may have a clunky ui, etc….Every phone is unique, and Samsung has managed to create a unique package that hits a sweet spot with a vast portion of consumers. The HTC One Max has a fingerprint scanner, but does it function as Samsung’s? The Galaxy S4 Active was waterproof, but does it look like the GS5? There are heart rate monitor apps, but would the average consumer choose to have to download a 3rd party app, or have it built into the core of their phone?

          • Nikuliai

            Yeah you’re right on the main idea (the package will sell to the masses), I would argue on the design tho, I find it hideous tbh, I don’t think that’s a sweet spot at all, but that’s because of my particular taste, so it’s not particularly relevant, nevermind the last part, Samsung will still sell mostly because of Brand positioning, they did a GREAT job positioning the Galaxy as the Android Flagship, so right now people will want to buy it just because it’s the new Galaxy (Samsung right now is the Apple of Android), granted that the average consumer would like the heart rate monitor built in IF they want to use it (it’s still a gimmick, but I guess that they can catch the fitness people who doesn’t know much about heart rate monitor apps), same as the fingerprint scanner (totally useless to me, but it’s kind of a trend right now, so it will sell, but it’s still a gimmick) they are good for marketing, but not for a real usage…

            A totally different thing is the IP67, that’s something REALLY useful for the masses since most (idiot) people drop the phone in the water, so that’s extra protection we all enjoy (tbh the Moto X doesn’t show off the water resistance but the nano coating is still enough to make me go to the beach without fear and I’ve seen people throwing it to the pool at 2m, dive to get it back -because the idiot that threw it didn’t own it-, find it and it was still working) so that’s a huge plus to me, I don’t plan on throwing the phone into the water but it’s nice to know that if they throw ME to the pool my phone will most likely survive

            In all (and I mean ALL) the other aspects the S5 is kinda meh to me, it’s not an upgrade at all, I would lose functionalities -on my X- to gain almost nothing –> a better camera and MAYBE slightly better performance, the big maybe there is because I got the X at the same time my cousin got his S4 and my X works almost the same (battery life is a little worse and the active display bugs some times), but every single time I take his phone (which is stock, he doesn’t even know how to remove the initial widget config so he’s basically a normal user) I feel like I did a MUCH better choice, and hardware wise the S4 should grab my X, toss it to the ground, hit it with a hammer, throw some acid on it and send it back home crying, but it’s just lagfest, I know this is not enough to make a statement, but it was the same reason I stopped using Samsung hardware, they suck at long term performance (6+ months and your device works A LOT slower than before) and that didn’t change with the S4 and I hope it changes with the S5 since they made it closer to stock and supposedly optimized it, but considering Samsung history I don’t trust them, and I wouldn’t buy a S5 just to know how they are doing, since there is always the chance I have an expensive cellphone that works like a mid range device with half a year usage.

            So that leaves me with the only true advantage to me, the camera, that does bully my X camera, there is no way of denying it, if you compare camera performance the X won’t be even coming home, it’ll toss itself into the river, and there are A LOT of cam lovers, but I’m not one of em, so I can live with a half-decent camera, and if I couldn’t I would buy one of those huge lens with wifi and stick it to the back of my phone, but I get that the masses won’t do that, nor care much if the device is good if it doesn’t take good pics, even if they will throw it into instagram and apply filters anyway.

            Point is (I’m rambling too much) that yeah, I agree, the package (including the brand itself) is superior to the masses, but to me it’s not appealing at all, I’d rather stay with what I have and take a weekend vacation, because the package that they offer is not enough for me, but then again neither is HTC’s… I hope LG brings something good to the table this year, since I don’t really think I’m buying another Moto phone since they most likely will still have a bad camera and same battery size, so unless they put a REALLY cool feature (like Act Display and Touchless Control) I don’t really have enough motive to change my phone, specially considering they didn’t make it (at least not yet) with planned obsolescence

            PS: Sorry about the wall of text

          • NexusMan

            I, like you, don’t plan on leaving my X for it, but keep in my mind that Samsung lists a short SPECIFIC set of features (they don’t mention the fingerprint scanner), in that commercial spot, and I’d argue that ALL of them listed (not just water resistance) are meaningful to consumers. Consumers want great cameras, fitness functionality, water resistance, and bigger and better screens. Those are all of the things that this spot highlights and it is true that they are all meaningful to the consumer. And the commercial, as I previously stated, goes beyond just listing things that are meaningful, it boldly (and correctly) states that “Meaningful Innovation Begins When Inspired by What Matters to You.” It’s a jab at competitors like HTC who instead of improving it’s much maligned camera from last year, chose to instead REMOVE optical image stabilization, and add a 2nd bad, 4mp camera with cheesy, poorly executed effects.

          • Nikuliai

            Oh I know, and (sorry if I wasn’t clear) I agree totally, I do think they are meaningful to general consumers, I’m just saying that they are not meaningful to me (and as I said plenty of times already, to me they aren’t meaningful at all), even if the general consumer finds it meaningful (and I get why, I just disagree), so their statement is true, it’s just bull to me, and maybe not JUST to me, but I know it’s not the general opinion, the general opinion will be a total hype.

            I also agree completely on the bash to HTC part, that’s some of the best part of Samsung, they can grab an idea and make it shine, in this case, “We do things you care, not like HTC”, they threw that out and they are right, and they will make HTC look bad with it and to be honest they deserve it, as you well say they took the biggest bash on the One, remove features and added another camera to transform that department in a full gimmick… it’s awful tbh, I would care more if I did care about cameras, I’m really critic about them, I was the first to say my camera was REALLY bad when I got the phone, but once I did that I just didn’t care anymore, my goal passed to be to improve the photo quality as much as I could with exposure and focus, and I did it, I don’t take a lot of photos, but most of my photos are good, not GREAT, but good… Point is, I don’t need a top tier camera and I don’t care about having one, but the general norm IS to care, even if they don’t use it, and considering that scenario, HTC’s move was both plain clueless and stupid, but if HTC had a decent creative and marketing department I think they could do really good phones, since they do have good performance and design, it’s sadly not the case, but a man can dream

          • NexusMan

            Well said.

    • NexusMan

      Note, that featuring meaningful innovation and being the “1st” to innovate in said areas are 2 different things. It DOES have a state of the art camera, it DOES have a heart rate sensor that is meaningful to some, it IS water and dust resistant, and it DOES have a 5.1″ FULL HD Super AMOLED Display. Those things aside, it seems you (and many others) are missing the main point of the spot. Samsung’s full statement in the commercial is actually: “Meaningful Innovation Begins When Inspired by What Matters to You.” In other words, “We know most consumers’ biggest concerns are for better performing cameras, fitness features, water resistance, and large, gorgeous, vivid screens with great readability, so we are giving those things to you, and THAT is why our phone features MEANINGFUL innovation. Unlike a gimmicky, bad, 4mp “duo camera,” with faux 3D effects, and a slippery metal back, which are not meaningful to you, because you haven’t been asking for those things as top priorities. You have told us what matters to you most, and we are addressing those things with the GS5, and only when you address the things that truly matter to the consumer, does meaningful innovation begin.” It’s a total diss to it’s competitors (namely HTC) and is totally NOT bullshiit.

      • Nikuliai

        Yeah if you consider it by that point of view I was wrong, I still consider it not meaningful at all (to me), but I get it will sell, because most people care about cameras and fitness is the MARKET impossed trend this year (it’s not something we asked, they are fishing in other areas because the Smartphones are going to get stuck soon), but water resistance is something people will always ask for, the screen market is something odd to me, they keep forcing us to go bigger and I’m not going to, the S4 was already too big to me to be comfortable, the screen quality is important, but we’re near a point we’re at optimal ground (imo, some may differ a lot), so I get it, it will sell like crazy, and they followed the trends, so they are being meaningful on their choices.

        My problem is with the word innovation… To me a slightly better camera and a slightly better display are not innovation, it’s just “well we had to do something, they won’t buy the exact same thing”, the heart rate monitor is a full gimmick (and it WILL sell, I know it, but to me, that I know about the other app that works great and that is pretty know in the health care area, it’s just plain useless, I just see it as a 2MP camera that doesn’t take pictures, and that’s kinda meeh). I know my point is really subjective and it’s all about my personal ideas, and I know it will sell like crazy, but because of how I define innovation to me they are still doing just bullsh1t.

        I know I’m gonna sound like a fanboy with this but…

        Innovation to me was:
        -Touchless Controls
        -Low energy processors that monitor some chips of the device to perform features without wasting energy
        -Double tap to activate the screen (some may say ¿REALLY? but yeah, to me that’s a paradigm change even if it’s stupid or people don’t like it)
        -Back Buttons
        -Water Resistance
        -Design changes with focus in comfort
        -Boomsound
        -Thinniest devices ever (it’s stupid and I hated it, but it’s still innovation since it tries to change the way we think about a phone)
        -NFC interactions (yeah, like the galaxy beam and stuff, that was a HUGE innovation to me on Samsung’s side)
        -Basically every feature that tries to make you change your paradigm about something about the phone

        • NexusMan

          You are absolutely correct with everything you said about your ideas of true innovation, but again, Sammy isn’t saying that in this commercial. That’s a whole other thing. They are giving you innovation that you actually want, for example their fantastic camera. I’m sorry, but a great 16mp camera on an ANDROID phone is DEFINITELY an innovation that is meaningful. Also, in regards to the screen, remember that it’s not just “bigger,” and “optimal” high definition. Samsung has produced the brightest, dimmest, and highest contrast ratio-ed screen to date. That actually means something, when you are trying to use it in direct sunlight or in a super dark environment. Also, correct color balance IS important, and Samsung’s AMOLED screens have been called into question for being too green. Rectifying that completely is a huge accomplishment. Those things have nothing to do with RESOLUTION, but actual usability and enjoyment of the phone.

          • Nikuliai

            Yeah I know, not arguing that, I’m just saying that’s not innovation I particularly want, that’s why I call it bull, but I’m just a person, and one that doesn’t agree much with masses tbh, I like my toys functional above all

            The screen point is true tho… I’m bashing on them too much probably, but I haven’t actually seen the screen, I just read that it’s the best of the best hope you’re right tho, if they truly make AMOLED screens behave in a superior way in high lights and have accurate colors we are talking about true damn innovation :P

  • Droid Ronin

    I kinda miss those “Next Big Thing is Already Here” commercials where Samsung pokes fun at the customers in line at the Apple store.

    • Mark Aaron Collado

      they probably got sued for that lol.

    • NexusMan

      They never really stopped them…I’m sure we’ll see more.

  • Synacks

    Anyone know what the Verizon in-store launch date will be? I don’t want a part of any of this pre-ordering nonsense, just want to walk into a store and grab one.

  • Dave

    Samsung doesn’t need to try hard anymore to get people’s attention. This is now they should make them. I’m so getting this phone.

    • Dave

      *how

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    You can say whatever you want about Samsung their bloat, and TouchWiz ………..But they can market their ass off. . . . Hey HTC…paying attention?

    • LionStone

      You mean pull the wool over people’s eyes? I’m glad HTC doesn’t do that.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        What Wool? They’re marketing the strengths of their product.

        • LionStone

          Built in heart rate sensor? Please… How about built in wireless charging?

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            That’s not the point. Want built in wireless charging? Buy another phone. Marketing is about showing off What’s ACTUALLY there. Not the random features you hope was.

          • LionStone

            That’s right, it’s not the point, regardless, I still don’t buy the heart rate sensor as a marketing ‘strength’, that’s all.

      • MicroNix

        cough… Ultrapixel …cough

        • LionStone

          Yes that’s actually a camera, it’s awesome :-)

          • MicroNix

            You forgot the /s

  • EC8CH

    “Meaningful Innovation Begins”

    6 seconds later…

    “Heart Rate Sensor”

    LOL

  • Chris

    and no woman stereotypes…

  • jimbob

    I know the band-aid back has been ripped a lot because it looks stupid, but does anyone know if it actually adds grip? Is it at least functional?

    • EC8CH

      If it wasn’t for the “gold” colored one, I don’t think it would have been blown up into such a big issue.

      I think it’s an improvement over their old slimy glossy plastic backs. I liked the original N7 back which is very similar. I think the N7 looks slightly better because the dimples are offset row to row instead of being in a rectangular grid, but functionally they are similar.

      • rawr

        Spigen obviously thought it was good enough to put in their design for their S5 cases.

    • Synacks

      It’s very functional. I held an S4 side by side with an S5 at Best Buy. I started tilting the phones in my hands and the S4 slipped WAY sooner than the S5. Also the blue and white models look great with the “bandaid” design. The black not so much.

      • mcdonsco

        Did the s5 feel much bigger than the s4?

        None on display here in Oregon.

    • NexusMan

      It feels 10 times better than slippery, cold/hot metal.

      • LionStone

        Only 10x? Cold/hot? So sensitive…results from your extensive testing I’m sure…

        • NexusMan

          Actually, not extensive at all. And not a test. Opinion formed from the brief time I had with both devices. So, I guess you weren’t sure after all.

          • LionStone

            jimbob only asked about “grip” and you have to right away get into your “better than” mode. If it’s so great, the feature should be able to stand on its own without having to compare it.

          • NexusMan

            Actually he did not only ask about grip. I’m sorry you misinterpreted his question and my statement. I am very well aware that he was talking about grip, AND also it’s FUNCTIONALITY and my response to HIM was about grip and FUNCTIONALITY. I didn’t think I had to use the word “grip,” or “functional” again, since I was responding to his specific question, that can be assumed. And if he stated he misunderstood what I was saying, I would have let him know. So, since you grossly misunderstood my statement, let me rephrase it for you: “The grip is much better than the slippery metal of the HTC One. Additional aspects of the back material of the GS 5 that make it functional are that the grippy material of the back feels 10 times better than the slippery, cold/hot metal of the HTC One.” Is that better for you? Is that clearer?

          • LionStone

            “Additional aspects…feels 10 times better…” Haha, oh god, OK. Guess you’re still trying to convince yourself… have a good night :-)

          • NexusMan

            Dude, why would I have to “convince myself?” I was convinced when I held them both. I was only trying to convince you of the meaning of what was previously stated, because you continue to prove that reading comprehension is not your strongest suit.

          • LionStone

            Because you are obviously trying so hard to bash the M8 to avoid buyers remorse :-)

          • NexusMan

            Again, not sure, how stating the FACT that the grippy plastic of the GS5 provides for a more solid, secure grip than the slippery metal of the HTC One, equates to me “trying so hard to bash the M8.” If I was trying hard to bash it, I’d probably start with the camera.

          • LionStone

            Just look at Synacks comment and how he answers the question of functionality without the petty comparison to another phone.

          • NexusMan

            Don’t you think it’s time you got over it?

          • LionStone

            I see you got my point :-)

      • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

        LOL

  • crazed_z06

    I wonder if it will be annoying to have to manipulate that cover on the USB port everytime you need to charge the device

  • WCM3

    So do they make aftermarket back panels for these yet? :P

    http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view4/1151773/buzz-your-girlfriend-woof-o.gif

  • chris125

    You know when apple is scared of your marketing, you are doing it right

    • Nikuliai

      huh?

      • chris125

        The email Phil Schiller wrote about how he was worried samsungs advertising was working and how apple might need a new ad agency

  • rawr

    Shame that the M8 isn’t made of “cheap” plastic, then it might be rated for dust and water resistance. Seems that building with metal isn’t as good building with high quality composites, despite what The Narrator and his cronies think.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Those “high quality composites” didn’t work so well for the failure ridden Galaxy S4 Active…did it?

      • rawr

        Yep, we are talking about that phone and not the S5 that can stand up to dirty Russian fish tanks.

        GOT EM BRO

        • K

          Whatever flagship Samsung puts out it will surely sell well even if, depending on an individual;s needs, better alternatives exist.

          • Garrett

            On Verizon what better alternative exists? The One isn’t dust or water resistant, which seeing as I run in the forest in Oregon would be really nice. There’s literally no other competent new phone than the Xperia (which I would love, but Sony fails at getting to market). The One is missing the specs that actually matter to me entirely.

          • illregal

            Actually the One is IPx3 certified. so… better go out n get it.

      • NexusMan

        S4 Active is a completely different design.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          S4 Active was “dust” and “water” ……………”resistant”. Only thing heard about that phone is that neither worked, and At&t didn’t want to eat the cost so they sent customers to Samsung.

          • NexusMan

            And again, S4 Active is a completely different design.

    • NexusMan

      And it wouldn’t so easily slip from your hands.

      • LionStone

        Yea right…

        • NexusMan

          I know. That’s why I said it.

          • LionStone

            Yea blow it out of proportion… Geez, act like it’s a fish outa water lol!

          • NexusMan

            Out of proportion. LOL. I guess in your world, (and only your world) a tall, slick metal phone is not more slippery than a more compact, grippy plastic one.

          • LionStone

            Oh Yea, in your world a + 3/16″ difference in height constitutes a “tall” description and the minutely smaller device gets labeled “compact”… Haha OK buddy :-)

          • NexusMan

            I understand you haven’t held them, but when you do, you will see that the HTC One is taller, is heavier, thicker, bigger, wider and less comfortable to hold and use single handedly. These are not opinions, These are facts.

          • LionStone

            I understand you don’t know what ‘fact’ actually means. I know S5 is minutely taller by about 3/16″, as I stated, FACT. Do you know how tiny a 1/16″ is? Well 3 of those :-) The difference is negligible.

            Weight: Difference in weight is 15g. FACT.
            Wow man, we’re talking the weight of a bic lighter (even less!, a bic weighs about 20g!) lol!

            Width: M8= 2.78 S5= 2.85
            Do you see which number is bigger? Yes that’s right, the S5 is about 2 mm WIDER than the M8! OMG! FACT! Also negligible! Thickness difference .05! Also negligible! But please, continue with your hype, it’s pretty funny and what you do with your single hand is your business thank you :-)

          • k3nn3k

            Not sure you are proving your argument on this one. What you are proving here is the devil is in the details. These billion dollar companies are all competing for that extra 3/16 of an inch, for that extra 15g. It’s those small details that can make or break the reputation of something being “thick” versus “sleek” or “too tall” instead of proportionate.

            If I used your argument then a 4″ phone would be just as good as a 5″ phone because really the size of an inch really isn’t much. But you and I know that people aren’t shelling out the big bucks for a 4″ phone any more.

          • LionStone

            Yes, but these sizes are being compared to one another, M8 to S5 they are very close to same form factor. There are no great differences either way for both phones. Yes I could see if there was like a quarter of an inch or more difference but it isn’t like that.

          • k3nn3k

            A quarter of an inch is 4/16, only 1/16 more than your argument above.

          • LionStone

            Yep…and three quarters of an inch is 7/16…yet regardless, fact remains the M8 is minutely taller by *3/16*… I will take that along with the 2 BoomSound speakers!

          • NexusMan

            I enjoy discussion with several intelligent people on these boards, whose opinion I respect. Those people, I am willing to engage in a prolonged debate. You are not one of them.

  • Derek Duncan

    The S5 is going to be huge.

  • Johnny Steele

    I am still getting it.

    • rals

      It’s actually more durable than the S4 from the drop tests shown. I think Samsung is going in the right direction for this line.

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

      Meh

  • calculatorwatch

    Why can’t HTC just make a commercial like this? It would do a lot more to show off their beautiful design than the stupid celebrity ones.

    • Tyrone Biggums

      HTC is too busy putting Gary Oldman in their commercials. I run into that same “blah blah blah” commercial aleast five times a day. It’s pretty annoying!

    • NexusMan

      Because they are clueless. They think a metal phone (which only select tech enthusiasts care about) will sell their product.

      • Nikuliai

        I like that phone not because I’m tech enthusiast, I like it because it looks sexy as hell, still not buying it tho (cuz I’m a tech enthusiast that uses pockets)

        • NexusMan

          Not saying only tech enthusiasts like the way the phone looks. I’m saying only some tech enthusiasts care about a metal phone vs plastic phone.

          • Nikuliai

            Yeah you’re right, didn’t actually read it well (one of the issues of reading DL while working), on a side note tho, every single person that I showed a chinese clone of the M8 were literally drooling, the phone -at least to me- looks sexy as hell, it’s too damn big and HTC’s marketing is just awful but it still looks really sexy (haven’t hold it yet, I don’t think I will since HTC doesn’t sell here so if I want one I have to ship it from the US :P), I actually like it better than the S5, but I won’t buy either, for the same reason I typed below, the package is pretty cool, but not cool enough to make me change :P (hope LG makes me want to tho, I really want the mobile market to tremble a little, it’s kinda boring in the smartphone department right now imo, on tech I just want the 360 right now, that’s kinda boring :P)

          • NexusMan

            I’m really torn with the design myself. It’s really weird, because I LOVED the design of the M7, and don’t like the look of the M8 as much. But, oddly, side by side, the M7 now looks dated and less attractive to me. I know many feel the M8 is the “best designed” Android, or even smartphone, ever, but I severely disagree. Like you said, it’s just too tall, and anything that is too tall can’t possibly be the best designed phone, I’m sorry. That is a flaw in the design. the weight and size are also flaws in the design. That black bar across the bottom is another flaw in the design. That slippery back is also a flaw in the design. The uneven speaker grills are other flaws in the design. My compact, ergonomic, Ebony Moto X with it’s smart stacked battery, is a far better designed phone imo.

          • Nikuliai

            Agreed completely, to be honest I like the design of the M7 better, the M8 is still sexy, but it’s too tall and ¿un?ergonomic for me to get it, I love the overall design, but this year’s design is flawed compared to the M7… It still beats the crap out of the S5 to me tho.

            But yeah, an Ebony Moto X is just perfect to me for the same reasons (size wise) compact, ergonomic and the fact I don’t use 2 hands to any action but to play, you can do all with one hand and still have a big badass screen. That added with the other “innovative” features of the X are what -to me- makes it the best package, the general opinion is to disagree (clearly, the X didn’t sell that well outside this forum) but who cares, the masses are dumb :B

          • NexusMan

            If only Motorola had you, me, and Samsung’s ad agency behind the marketing of the Moto X.

          • Nikuliai

            ROFL

      • calculatorwatch

        I think the metal phone is a fine idea, but if they’re gonna sell it, then sell it. Show off some sexy angles and talk about how good it feels to hold, instead of vaguely revealing it in a dark room like an ugly stepchild.

        • NexusMan

          I think a metal phone is a neat idea also, but when you’re in HTC’s position, that can’t be the ONLY thing you’ve got going for you. Samsung could have gotten away with an S5 and focused solely on a metal exterior since they have been doing so well…HTC not so much.

          • calculatorwatch

            I think Boomsound is supposed to be the One’s real game changer. Unfortunately it seems not too many people are interested in having really good speakers on a phone. I’d guess that’s because most people don’t use their phone speakers that often and also HTC has done a poor job of marketing them. The Ultrapixel camera was also meant to turn heads, but it seems to be turning them in the wrong direction.

          • Nikuliai

            oh they are turning heads, they are turning a lot, just like this

            http://cdn.arwrath.com/1/125892.gif

          • NexusMan

            HTC is just too late to the game…always. I would have been ALL OVER BoomSound a few years back. But now, I have a Jawbone Jambox and don’t need it.

  • Greg Morgan

    I prefer the One, but HTC seriously needs to change their Marketing plan if they want to save themselves. The commercials with Gary Oldman and the RDJ one from yesterday are terrible.

    • The Narrator

      HTC just needs to make a commercial bashing Apple and they’ll succeed.

  • EC8CH

    I am stuck on Samsung, cause Samsung’s stuck on me

    • T4rd

      What you did there… I see it.

    • michael arazan

      Every time I see the backside of the S5 I get a faint reminder of that odd Bandaid smell

  • NickA

    Wow, a Samsung ad that doesn’t play that goofy music and make fun of people who buy other products. Is Samsung finally growing up??

    • James_75

      If they were growing up they would get rid of that freaking home button! Sorry I blew up.

    • but thanks though

      Alone in Kyoto by Air is not goofy music (played during note commercials).

      So gb2your blahblahblah Hipster Troll Carwash commercials.

    • The Narrator

      Or place their products everywhere then a few minutes later “uploaded from Twitter for iOS”. Those are hilarious.

    • Chris

      or make fun of woman

  • bobbyp

    I still don’t want it.

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      ok, but that doesnt change the fact millions will get it.

      • The Narrator

        Plenty of fools in the world who make stupid decisions. Nothing new.

        • Mike

          How is someone buying the S5 a fool?

          • Mike

            I mean I won’t be buying it because I have a S4 so I still have plenty of use out of this phone.

          • Grizzy

            I’m on the same boat. I won’t be getting this either, unless they make a premium version with significant upgrades over the s4.

          • MicroNix

            Don’t mind Fry. He trolls every Samsung article ripping on them and/or insulting people who buy Samsung phones. A pathetic waste of a bandwidth.

        • Grizzy

          Ya cuz if someone doesn’t agree with you, they’re a fool. LOL

        • Daniel Aceves

          It has been rated as the greatest display, bump in processor speed, water resistant, bigger battery while still being removable, better camera, you want it to wipe you butt for you too before you will buy it? You want a bunch of other gimicky crap like retina scanning, before you will buy it. I think it just lacks one thing and that is 3gbs of ram. That is good enough reason for me.

      • bobbyp

        You are absolutely right. They are the biggest OEM for a reason. It’s is definitely a nice phone that will sell well. It is not a Samsung slam I just look at it and don’t want it. To be honest I am not even certain why.

        • El_Big_CHRIS

          i think it’s because we keep wanting them to do more and when they do it isnt enough, and when they dont we feel they ‘fail’ for me I hope they really make a metal phone a ala HTC with a great camera, then I’d be very interested, but yeah I get that it may not be appealing