WikiWirral is where great friendships are made.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,031,761
Topics76,061
Members14,050
Forums65
Posts in last 24hrs3
Most Online14,906
Nov 23rd, 2019
Who's Online Now
19 registered members (Annie1079, 5 invisible), 1,255 guests, and302 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
Assembly Picture Gautby Road, Bidston 1968
by Longnails. 22nd Jan 2022 5:13pm
The Winter of 1963
by Griff20. 2nd Jan 2022 10:12am
Merry christmas
by cools. 25th Dec 2021 7:55am
Losing our Freedom re COVID booster jab
by Longnails. 4th Dec 2021 11:40pm
New Wirral History
Cleggs stonemasons
by steviebyday. 16th Jan 2022 6:49pm
The old flour mills of Wirral 1903
by _Ste_. 29th Dec 2021 7:46pm
Wheatsheaf Hotel 39 Corporation Road
by Lovelfc88. 23rd Dec 2021 5:57pm
Birkenhead rail tunnels construction pictures?
by yoller. 23rd Dec 2021 10:08am
Flaybrick Lodge rooftop query
by derekdwc. 9th Dec 2021 1:51pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Cruise liner Anthem of the Seas
Tram by the Penny Bridge
Topic Replies
Most Haunted
by KevinFinity. 22nd Jan 2022 11:13pm
SONY BRAVIA KDL-22PX300 PS2
by _Ste_. 22nd Jan 2022 10:35pm
Wheatsheaf Hotel 39 Corporation Road
by bert1. 22nd Jan 2022 6:54am
Wirral gun sites from the second world war
by Tomcra. 21st Jan 2022 6:21pm
Sheldrakes to become private home
by diggingdeeper. 21st Jan 2022 5:49pm
319 Park View Hotel
by mikeeb. 21st Jan 2022 1:29pm
What song are you listening to?
by BultacoAstro. 21st Jan 2022 9:07am
Tony Blair Knighthood
by Longnails. 17th Jan 2022 10:06pm
Cleggs stonemasons
by bert1. 17th Jan 2022 5:48pm
January
M T W T F S S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
Samsung's Galaxy S5 #859878
22nd Feb 2014 7:34am
22nd Feb 2014 7:34am
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,518
Merseyside
Willo_ Offline OP
Forum Master
Willo_  Offline OP
Forum Master
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,518
Merseyside
Watch the unveiling here Monday, 24th February 2014, 7pm


..
Google Ads
Re: Samsung's Galaxy S5 [Re: Willo_] #859960
22nd Feb 2014 3:09pm
22nd Feb 2014 3:09pm
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 21,240
Wirral
Mark Online Reading

Wiki Master
Mark  Online Reading

Wiki Master
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 21,240
Wirral
And then 2 months down the line a different version.
I'm a Samsung person but I'm not happy with the variations they dish out.


My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile
Re: Samsung's Galaxy S5 [Re: Mark] #860018
22nd Feb 2014 6:37pm
22nd Feb 2014 6:37pm
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 445
wirral
DA_DIBZ Offline
Smartchild
DA_DIBZ  Offline
Smartchild
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 445
wirral
Originally Posted by Mark
And then 2 months down the line a different version.
I'm a Samsung person but I'm not happy with the variations they dish out.


withthat

Re: Samsung's Galaxy S5 [Re: Willo_] #860039
22nd Feb 2014 7:38pm
22nd Feb 2014 7:38pm
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 2,344
Wirral
KevinFinity Offline

Forum Master
KevinFinity  Offline

Forum Master
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 2,344
Wirral
I agree with you Mark. I am happy with my S3. My girlfriend has the S4. Its a good phone but not much of a leap from the S3. I expect the S5 wont exactly be a quantum leap ahead either.

Re: Samsung's Galaxy S5 [Re: KevinFinity] #860242
23rd Feb 2014 4:24pm
23rd Feb 2014 4:24pm
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 75
moreton
D
danjaylai Offline
Member
danjaylai  Offline
Member
D
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 75
moreton
I'm hoping it will be great.
I got the note 2 as the S4 was out of stock - big mistake.
Want the S5 to be amazing :-)

Re: Samsung's Galaxy S5 [Re: Willo_] #861721
2nd Mar 2014 9:47am
2nd Mar 2014 9:47am
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,780
wirral
E
Excoriator Offline
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Offline
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,780
wirral
All smartphones are virtually identical - minor cosmetic and changes in gimmick based 'apps' and that's it. None of them are smart enough to keep themselves charged for more than a few hours before you are connecting them to a charger again.

They are too big for the pocket, but the screens - big as they are, are too small to watch videos on comfortably and doing this flattens the battery even faster anyway. I found with mine I was missing calls. By the time I had extracted it from my pocket, enabled the touchscreen and selected 'Accept call' the caller had rung off!

I've ditched mine in favour of the simplest, smallest clamshell phone I can find. Speech and texts, and thats IT! It gets charged once every couple of weeks - at MY convenience not that of the phone's - and my life is lot more hassle free as a result. When it rings, I take it from my pocket flip it open and start talking. No stupid touchscreen and no missed calls.

If, on odd occasions, I want a bigger screen for maps or to show someone photos or a video, say, I use a tablet. Horses for courses. A phone is a phone. Why try to cram it with stupid facilities you are rarely if ever going to need or use?


Last edited by Excoriator; 2nd Mar 2014 9:49am.
Re: Samsung's Galaxy S5 [Re: Willo_] #861723
2nd Mar 2014 9:57am
2nd Mar 2014 9:57am
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 3,793
Home
AX_125 Offline

Forum Guardian
AX_125  Offline

Forum Guardian
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 3,793
Home
Why buy a bmw when a ford Mondeo will do.


[Linked Image]
I am a signature virus, copy me into your signature to help me spread.
Re: Samsung's Galaxy S5 [Re: Willo_] #861741
2nd Mar 2014 10:57am
2nd Mar 2014 10:57am
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 445
wirral
DA_DIBZ Offline
Smartchild
DA_DIBZ  Offline
Smartchild
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 445
wirral
Someone must of not giving him jam in his doughnut omg

Re: Samsung's Galaxy S5 [Re: Willo_] #861762
2nd Mar 2014 1:09pm
2nd Mar 2014 1:09pm
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 2,344
Wirral
KevinFinity Offline

Forum Master
KevinFinity  Offline

Forum Master
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 2,344
Wirral
Why have a 42" HD tv when a black and white 14" does the job of displaying broadcast tv?.

To use Excoriator's own words. Horses for courses. I use a mulitude of my smartphones functions every day for work and pleasure. Making calls and texting are not a priority. It suits my needs perfectly. I don't ever wish to go back to my old Nokia 3210 as I suspect the majority of people dont. Thats why I put up with a shorter battery life. I can live with charging it overnight when im asleep anyway.
You could go the whole hog and get one of these

[Linked Image]


Re: Samsung's Galaxy S5 [Re: Willo_] #861810
2nd Mar 2014 3:33pm
2nd Mar 2014 3:33pm
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,780
wirral
E
Excoriator Offline
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Offline
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,780
wirral
I'm not disputing the popularity of these things with people who prefer gimmickry to convenience. Merely that they are a craze that will pass, if it hasn't passed it's peak already.

Why get a bmw when a ford mondeo will do? Well the reason is that a BMW probably is a better car than a Mondeo. In the case of smartphones they are NOT better for the reasons I've mentioned above. Cramming them with facilities which you rarely if ever use makes it a WORSE phone not a better one. It is a FAR less convenient phone than a cheap clamshell.

I ditched my smartphone because I wanted something BETTER not WORSE.

Certainly charging the damn things twice a day - which is what these flashy devices demand if you use them to any extent - I find is a quite unacceptable level of hassle!




Last edited by Excoriator; 2nd Mar 2014 3:35pm.

Moderated by  Mark 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Sheldrakes to become private home
by Gibbo. 18th Jan 2022 1:51pm
Most Haunted
by Longnails. 17th Jan 2022 10:14pm
Cleggs stonemasons
by steviebyday. 16th Jan 2022 6:49pm
Woodchurch Leisure centre and libraries?
by Greenwood. 11th Jan 2022 9:10am
Worth a watch ...
by GaryFromWirral. 9th Jan 2022 10:22pm
For Sale & Free
SONY BRAVIA KDL-22PX300 PS2
by _Ste_. 22nd Jan 2022 10:35pm
Echo and the bunnymen, Liverpool Feb. 14
by Jakeypoos. 12th Jan 2022 10:12pm
Magic mystie
by lincle. 7th Jan 2022 11:12am
Car battery charger
by madrob. 29th Dec 2021 2:02pm
Member Spotlight
snowhite
snowhite
Wirral
Posts: 7,094
Joined: January 2014
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
Annie1079, az156, 778Liam, Maro111, Debby
14050 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Glass replacment
by Wickerman. 6th Jan 2022 7:55pm
Nuisance Motor Bikes In Wildbrook Drive, Bidston.
by Jobneeded67. 21st Dec 2021 12:43pm
Nuisance Motor Bikes In Wildbrook Drive, Bidston.
by Jobneeded67. 21st Dec 2021 12:17pm
News : New Topics
Sheldrakes to become private home
by Gibbo. 18th Jan 2022 1:51pm
Woodchurch Leisure centre and libraries?
by Greenwood. 11th Jan 2022 9:10am
Tony Blair Knighthood
by diggingdeeper. 7th Jan 2022 12:49pm
Dr Fauci answering Questions over Gain Of Function
by BultacoAstro. 26th Dec 2021 9:55am
Wildbrook Drive Idiotic Motorbike Riders Nuisance!
by Jobneeded67. 21st Dec 2021 12:38pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Most Haunted
by Longnails. 17th Jan 2022 10:14pm
Worth a watch ...
by GaryFromWirral. 9th Jan 2022 10:22pm
Panther & Rottweiler
by GaryFromWirral. 4th Jan 2022 5:29am
MG Midget
by Staged54. 3rd Jan 2022 9:12pm
Can You Recommend a Landscape Gardener in Wirral
by sneakypete. 14th Sep 2021 2:13pm
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sun 8:10am
Sunset Sun 4:38pm
Local Time Sun 8:58am
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1