Does the S5 look better than the S4?

Does the Galaxy S5 look better than the S4?

  • Yes

    Votes: 24 30.0%
  • No

    Votes: 56 70.0%

  • Total voters
    80

vomhorizon

macrumors 6502a
Sep 24, 2013
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If one will carry their phone naked then i can say the back is a definite improvement although still pretty ordinary in my opinion (Perforated plastic)..If one is going to cover it up, it would be hard to tell the difference at all between the S4 and the S5..
 

Shanghaichica

macrumors G4
Apr 8, 2013
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Well the back looks better, but otherwise they look similar.

Everyone has their strengths and design obviously isn't one of Samsung's.
 

Technarchy

macrumors 604
May 21, 2012
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Front to back, I find the S4 more appealing.

The bezels on the S5 look more pronounced which kills the sleek look the S4 had.
 

gotluck

macrumors 603
Dec 8, 2011
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Obviously haven't seen it in person, but prefer the smaller physical size and smaller bezels on the s4, so I'd say s4 aesthetics. Though prefer the look of the camera and flash on s5

I just want the note3 style back from the gs4 black edition that samsung doesn't seem to sell separately.
 

rhinosrcool

macrumors 68000
Sep 5, 2009
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I think it looks better. For me, the blue one is really nice. However, I'm not in the market for an upgrade.
 

tbayrgs

macrumors 604
Jul 5, 2009
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I find 'em both unappealing but if forced to choose between them, I'd lean slightly towards the S4.
 
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vomhorizon

macrumors 6502a
Sep 24, 2013
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Stop acting like 5 year olds

Come on man, lets us have some fun..Plenty of people poke fun on the teeny tiny (gets you to squint) screen of the 5s why can't we give Samsung props for the ultimate tribute to the good old BA?

People Are Comparing Samsung's New Gold Phone To A Band-Aid

http://www.news.nom.co/people-are-comparing-samsung-s-new-gold-8156875-news/

People Are Comparing Samsung's New Gold Phone To A Band-Aid


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/people-comparing-samsungs-gold-phone-192114059.html

HTC America president Jason Mackenzie retweeted an image that compares the gold Galaxy S5 to a band-aid. The image was originally tweeted by Joanna Stern, who is currently writing for The Wall Street Journal.

We'll
HTC exec retweets image of a gold Samsung Galaxy S5 compared to a band-aid
admit it: the S5’s perforated pattern that's found on its back case and the "copper gold" color do make it look like a giant band-aid.

HTC also has gold versions of its One smartphones, but those certainly don’t look like band-aids.
http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-exec-retweets-image-of-a-gold-Samsung-Galaxy-S5-compared-to-a-band-aid_id53125
 
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Savor

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Jun 18, 2010
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I think the S5 uses a better back cover but I think the black edition S4 with the faux leather back looks the best.

In looks/design

S4 - 7.5/10
S5 - 7.5/10

S4 black edition - 7.8/10

Samsung is a very average phone designer.

I find the Note 3 to look the best over all of them even if it is quite large for many people. I give the Note 3 a 8/10 in design. The best Galaxy S design came from the S II in 2011. The most interesting design from Samsung was the Galaxy Nexus (8.5/10) that same year. They used better plastics than the glossy ones found on the S3/S4/Note 2.
 

The-Real-Deal82

macrumors 604
Jan 17, 2013
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I voted 'no' because aesthetically there is very little difference between the two models IMO. I'm sure people will trade in their S4 for the S5 and lovingly stare at it for hours taking pride in the very subtle changes, but on first glance most people wouldn't tell the difference.

Its not really about the exterior, its what happens on the inside that counts for me. The exterior has no purpose other than to look nice and really its the application that matters with daily use. :)
 

The Game 161

macrumors Core
Dec 15, 2010
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The same people who upgraded from 5 to the 5S will upgrade I imagine. It's a good upgrade just not an upgrade where you have to upgrade or be crazy not to.
 

MRU

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On just aesthetics it's a so so. I reserve judgment till I see it in person.

But if it "looks better" on paper not just aesthetically but taking into account hardware specs - then yes it clearly looks better - but just not enough that I can see a swathe of current S4 or Note 3 owners switching to it.
 

Tsuchiya

macrumors 68020
Jun 7, 2008
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Galaxy S5 - Band Aid edition :)



Patch up that glossy plastic with some chic, glam - mod ...

Image
It's an unfavourable comparison. Could also say it's similar to the perforated leather in some performance cars ;)

Also front: no, the S4 had better proportions. The bezel size and the way everything was placed is spot on. The back however...yeah definitely. Then again anything would have been an improvement.
 

Tsuchiya

macrumors 68020
Jun 7, 2008
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Perhaps Samsung are giving a hint to their next venture?

Solid plastic car seats that have all the aesthetic value of good quality leather. The wow factor with spine breakingly good qualities. :p :cool:
There'd have to be a rumour that Apple would be doing it first ;) :)eek:I went there)