Most of you could probably see this article coming from a mile away, my rant on things I dislike (hate) about the Samsung Galaxy S5, well here it is in all of its hatefulness. First off I want to just say that I love the Galaxy S5 as a whole, when you look at this phone all together it is a nice phone but when you look at certain things separately they just annoy and irritate you. So without further ado lets begin!

The first aspect of the Galaxy S5 that really grinds my gears is the damn chrome bumper it has going around the entire length of the phone. Sure the chrome bumper makes the phone look shiny and stylish in stores but when you are using the S5 in your actual daily life it an irritation. It is either blinding you when you are anywhere sunny or is getting dented at the slightest bump, either way the Galaxy S5 would be completely well off without it there.

Second on my list of Galaxy S5 irritations is the heart rate sensor, if your going to have this thing as a major selling point of your phone then it needs to work great and be reliable to a certain extent. Unfortunately this isn’t the case with the Galaxy S5’s heart rate sensor, first off when you can get it to work it only takes a somewhat accurate reading about 75& of the time, second off there is a freaking learning curve to this thing, while it seems like a simple thing to use it’s just not. Whenever I handed my S5 to somebody to look at the first thing they always want to do is get their heart rate, but it always takes two or three tries before they can get it to read their’s, this should be a feature that anybody can pick up and easily get to work the first time.

Last but not least there’s the biggest problem with the Galaxy S5, TouchWiz. The last Samsung phone I used was the Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket back when that was current and let me tell you that TouchWiz has come a long way since then but it is still plagued with the same big problem, performance. The Galaxy S5 is packing a Snapdragon 801 with 2GB of RAM and it lags! Seriously?! For instance, doing something as simple as scrolling through messages on Hangouts makes the S5 choke and stutter whereas doing so on a much lower end phone would be smooth. It’s not only the lag but also the sheer size of TouchWiz, on my T-Mobile variant of the device it took up a whooping 5GB of space, there is no need for this, Samsung needs to stop cramming gimmicky features that don’t even work half of the time into TouchWiz in a desperate attempt to make it different. Samsung is right to try to stand out from its competitors on the software side but cramming gimmicky features into their ROM is not the way to do it.

 

 

 

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Nicholas Terry

Nicholas Terry

(Author) - I am currently attending college to receive my degree in Computer Science with a pipe dream to someday work at Google. I love everything about android and smartphones and always love learning more about them or anything else tech wise. I also love developing Android apps and learning new types of code in my spare time. My current devices I use are my LG Optimus G and Nexus 7, Pebble watch is still on the way.
Nicholas Terry