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Reasons NOT to buy the Galaxy S5?

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What's a dealbreaker for the Galaxy S5?

  1. Only 2GB RAM

    71 vote(s)
    26.2%
  2. Ugly

    124 vote(s)
    45.8%
  3. No stereo speakers

    54 vote(s)
    19.9%
  4. TouchWiz

    161 vote(s)
    59.4%
  5. 2MP front facing camera

    44 vote(s)
    16.2%
  6. TouchWiz Again

    128 vote(s)
    47.2%
  7. Lack of OIS

    36 vote(s)
    13.3%
  8. Only 16GB on board storage

    56 vote(s)
    20.7%
  9. TouchWiz Running on 4.4.2

    97 vote(s)
    35.8%
  10. Others (please specify)

    65 vote(s)
    24.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Parsa A
    Gingerbread Jun 7, 2014

    Parsa A , Jun 7, 2014 :
    I was one of the first 2500 members on this forum. I discovered the One after a bit of Googling for a new phone. But now, I'm honestly tired of waiting.

    For the past 5 days, I have been self-deceiving myself for a while to buy an S5. I need your help on convincing me not to buy an S5.

    To me, TouchWiz is nice. I like the features it brings on the table. I would prefer stock android with TouchWiz features, but that's what Google Play Edition is for. So please, name me another reason not to buy except TouchWiz, because it has been bludgeoned and hammered to death.

    Please, help a forum brotha out. Help him make the right choice. :(

    EDIT:
    To everyone talking about the Gold one, I agree. It looks like a Sammy executive looked in the toilet after an All-you-Can-Eat-Burrito night and picked a random color from it to sell
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2014

    #1
  2. DRAWDE
    Gingerbread Jun 7, 2014


    #2
    hazzavg and Deactivated User like this.
  3. neutrino
    Jelly Bean Jun 7, 2014


    #3
    yosh1sk, Axara, radical and 6 others like this.
  4. Friendofoblivious
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 7, 2014

    Friendofoblivious , Jun 7, 2014 :
    Touchwiz.....nuff said
     

    #4
    jram920 likes this.
  5. Parsa A
    Gingerbread Jun 7, 2014

    Parsa A , Jun 7, 2014 :
    I live in Canada, where it's sub $600
     

    #5
    almukhtar and jram920 like this.
  6. networkdood
    KitKat Jun 7, 2014

    networkdood , Jun 7, 2014 :
    It is locked down, depending on your carrier - I prefer non carrier phones, or devices that are modder friendly). LG G3 is better than the SGS5 - anyone should be able to see that...
     

    #6
    lancelotr likes this.
  7. Parsa A
    Gingerbread Jun 7, 2014

    Parsa A , Jun 7, 2014 :
    But... I like touchwiz :(
     

    #7
  8. Jbleakley93
    Gingerbread Jun 7, 2014

    Jbleakley93 , Jun 7, 2014 :
    price and bloatware mainly...especially when the OPO is so cheap...when it is available that is...
     

    #8
    Parsa A likes this.
  9. Parsa A
    Gingerbread Jun 7, 2014

    Parsa A , Jun 7, 2014 :
    I've looked into that. Mine will have a soft-locked boot loader.
     

    #9
    networkdood likes this.
  10. Grace Chan
    Gingerbread Jun 7, 2014

    Grace Chan , Jun 7, 2014 :
    Reason: waiting for invite from one plus to buy 1+1. A very good reason not to buy s5!
     

    #10
    YKK and Louluvre like this.
  11. Parsa A
    Gingerbread Jun 7, 2014

    Parsa A , Jun 7, 2014 :
    That's my problem. I'm in need of a new phone, and I can't seem to wait
     

    #11
  12. n1776
    Gingerbread Jun 7, 2014


    #12
    jram920 likes this.
  13. Cabinet
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 7, 2014

    Cabinet , Jun 7, 2014 :
    Just the name Touchwiz reminds me of windows 98 installation wizard programs.
     

    #13
    jram920 likes this.
  14. Friendofoblivious
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 7, 2014

    Friendofoblivious , Jun 7, 2014 :
    Then if u like it. Buy it. :D
    Very few people use the features it has but if u use them no reason u shouldn't buy it. I think it'd be better running CM though.
     

    #14
  15. moseslai0809
    Gingerbread Jun 7, 2014


    #15
    jram920 likes this.
  16. networkdood
    KitKat Jun 7, 2014

    networkdood , Jun 7, 2014 :
    I believe with T Mobile's version or the international version you should be ok...
     

    #16
    Parsa A likes this.
  17. Parsa A
    Gingerbread Jun 7, 2014

    Parsa A , Jun 7, 2014 :
    I like the general feel and features of it but hate how resource-heavy it is.
     

    #17
  18. Friendofoblivious
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 7, 2014


    #18
    jram920 likes this.
  19. neutrino
    Jelly Bean Jun 7, 2014

    neutrino , Jun 7, 2014 :
    If touchwiz works for you, awesome! I had a Note 3. Every time I pressed the home button, Flipboard came up. Tried to get rid of the Flipboard but it was baked into the ROM. Everyday I would see apps updating in the background that had absolutely no place in my life.
     

    #19
  20. JoeMaring
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 7, 2014

    JoeMaring , Jun 7, 2014 :
    TouchWiz is just God awful. That, along with the teeny tiny speaker grill, ugly design, and TouchWiz, are more than enough reasons as to why one should avoid buying the Galaxy S5.
     

    #20