Does the S5 look better than the S4?

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Does the Galaxy S5 look better than the S4?

  1. Yes

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    30.0%
  2. No

    56 vote(s)
    70.0%
  1. vomhorizon macrumors 6502a

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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..
     
  2. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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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.
     
  3. Technarchy macrumors 603

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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.
     
  4. gotluck macrumors 603

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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.
     
  5. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    It looks almost exactly the same, save for the back.
     
  6. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  7. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    They got the bezels right with the S4. The S5? The S3 phoned home and wants its bezels back.
     
  8. tbayrgs, Feb 24, 2014
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    tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    I find 'em both unappealing but if forced to choose between them, I'd lean slightly towards the S4.
     
  9. vomhorizon, Feb 24, 2014
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    vomhorizon macrumors 6502a

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    Galaxy S5 - Band Aid edition :)



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

    [​IMG]
     
  10. vomhorizon, Feb 24, 2014
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    vomhorizon macrumors 6502a

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    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

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-...sung-Galaxy-S5-compared-to-a-band-aid_id53125
     
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  12. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    Everyone has different tastes. For me, the S5 looks better. Maybe the bezels aren't as aesthetic as the 4, however.
     
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  14. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    the s5 is disgusting, s4 was a much better design.
     
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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.
     
  16. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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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. :)
     
  17. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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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.
     
  18. MRU macrumors demi-god

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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.
     
  19. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
  20. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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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:
     
  21. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    There'd have to be a rumour that Apple would be doing it first ;) :)eek:I went there)
     
  22. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    I've heard Apple are investing in Fingerprint sensor adjusted, plastic leather look car seats so if any Samsung spies are reading this, I want a cut! :p
     

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