Sam Mattera on the failures of Samsung’s new Galaxy S5:
The screen is a tiny bit bigger, but not any less sharp.Touchwiz is largely unchanged, except for a new menu system. The processor is slightly faster, but still 32-bit. The backplate is now dimpled, but still made of plastic. The phone is waterproof, but the ports are annoyingly covered. The two biggest changes are the addition of a heart rate monitor and fingerprint scanner — ancillary features that could appeal to some users, but are far from instrumental. Samsung isn’t shipping the same phone as last year, but the improvements it has made are hardly noteworthy, and extremely disappointing compared to what was rumored.
Anthony Leather and five must-have features Apple needs to stay in the game:
- 4.5-inch screen
- Rapid charging
- Better camera
- HD AMOLED display
- 5G Wi-Fi (802.11ac)
I wonder how much Forbes pays their so-called contributors. It can’t be much.