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Nokia trolls the Samsung Galaxy S5

Besides the Nokia X, you don’t find much news on here related to Android. But we couldn’t pass up on this jab that Nokia made towards Samsung’s new flagship device – the Galaxy S5. The Galaxy S5 is Samsung’s newest model running Android 4.4.2 on a 2.5 GHz quad-core processor. It has a 5.1-inch display and a 1920 x 1080 resolution. It also has a fairly uninspiring design and is being lamented for not being too much better than the Galaxy S4, its predecessor. Which made it the perfect target for Nokia to take poke at. Check the image they tweeted out below.

Burn.

But now we’re curious. How many of you would like a Galaxy S5, but running Windows Phone 8.1? The Galaxy S5 is waterproofed. 

Source: @nokia

271 Comments
  • Lol. This is gold.
    I'd rather a Sony Xperia Z2 running WP8.1, who's with me?
  • agree
  • Yeah it would be great competition and keep Nokia from stagnating on pureview. Sony seem to be pretty camera focused these days. Unfortunately unless MS allow them to drop XBox and integrate Playstation, I cant see it happening.
  • I can see it happening, only if Sony is willing to bring Playstation to WP. Otherwise you're absolutely right. MS needs to loosen up a little.
  • or if MS allows Sony to bring Playstation to WP.... but otherwise, yeah, i'd like any of the Xperia Z line to run WP8
  • Actually it could be a smart move. I don't think this will happen any soon, but there are rumors about Stephen Elop considering to sell/kill Xbox and Bing. If that's the case, and I'm not saying this will happen, but if it happens, a partnership with Sony to bring PlayStation to Windows Phone could be interesting. I wouldn't mind to have a PS game hub like the Xbox we have now. Both would be great too, but unfortunately we don't see many new games under the Xbox label. Well, dreaming still doesn't cost anything...
  • OMG! Just think about the Playstation Live app on a WP and the hype it might creat!
  • Rumour only. And only if Elop got the top job. He didn't, so Bing and Xbox are going nowhere. That was all paper talk. Where is your thinking? Playstation on Windows Phone? LOL lay off the crack man. Seriously, lay off the drugs.
  • He is still going to be in direct control of them as the head of Microsoft's devices division.
  • The point is if he wants to kill those brands, he can't do it without the approval of his superiors.
  • It's no secret that Xbox os not giving Microsoft profit. Elop was not the only one who wanted to get rid of Xbox and Bing...
  • There was an article on the Verge about this, it may not be profitable (which I'm not even sure about) but the brand has more value than just monetary. It's one of Microsoft's only brands that people actually love, to get rid of that would be pretty damn dumb.
  • I agree, and I really doubt Microsoft will close/sell the Xbox brand. But the lack of new Xbox games on Windows Phone makes us think about possibilities. But I would be happy with the PlayStation app like the Android/iPhone have.
  • You lay off!! Any and everyone who currently owns a WP would jump,skip and hop at the idea of owing an Xperia Z1/2 running WP 8.1 or any Sony model with similar specs specifically designed for WP. I for sure would buy an IP57/68 certified phone running WP 8.1 and being able to have playstation games to game with as well. Sony current gen devices are quality devices though they're running Android as to me nothing looks as clean as the WP8.1 new background transparent tile look.
  • Why do people keep bringing this stupid argument!? There can be both. Sony makes Windows 8 tablets and I don't see the Xbox Games hub removed there either... If Sony wants to make a Windows Phone this will not be a problem...
  • I don't see why not both.  It'd be a good move on Sony's part.  Introduce a Glass styled app from which you can control your PS4.  It certainly won't hurt Microsoft. 
  • Drop Xbox in WP? HAHAHAHAHAHA... Can't be serious. Lol. Never. Sony can make the PS apps if it want, but take MS services away... No. Open for Sony, open to everybody... And then we're gonna see some real shit happening here. No, please no.
  • I agree completely. The Z2 is a much better device that, although didn't change its design much, still is a large improvement on its predecessor. So much for a fingerprint sensor that hardly works.
  • I tweeted that same sentiment earlier. Xperia X2 Z2 and WP81 would be pretty awesome. 
  • Z2* :p
  • I'm actually surprised to see so many Sony phone fans here. A Z2 with WP8 would be sweet.
  • not surprising. Sony and HTC are in my list when it comes to android device due to their design
  • Oh the irony! We have panned the Lumia Icon all we could because of its blocky design. And then we are singing paeans to Sony's design which is nothing but plates of polycarbonate or glass pasted over each other to form the nearest imitation of a real brick. I mean, they are not even unibody, and you can see the seams where the sides and edges from different slabs meet each other. Totally boring- the whole Xperia Z line,
  • actually I like industrial design of Icon, no complain on the phone except for the lack of glance screen support. by the way, beauty is in the eye of the beholder :)
  • That and no expandable storage.
  • Yup
  • We have panned... We? What is this... some kind of hivemind? I think the Icon is the best looking Lumia so far.
  • Don't get me wrong, I like the Icon, much more than I like any Sony blocky design, but much less than the other Lumias or HTC One or the iPhone 5S designs.
  • Nokia & Sony used to be King & Crown Prince of mobile phone world.
  • That would be nice, and might consider it instead of a Lumia. MIGHT
  • I am sure you would not be alone, and to be honest, I think MS are removing more and more barriers to manufactures offering virtually the same phone but with a different OS. The less effort a manufacturers has to make to a flagship product, which the S5 on Android will be, then the more likely they are to do it. The cost savings alone almost make it a no brainer. Not having to buy different parts make it so easy for them, and Samsung especially are a company that would be very well placed to do it. They would stick a Samsung badge on the bible and market it as theirs if they thought they could get away with it. They will flog anything they can, and do it with gusto, hence their runaway success with Android. And look at those specs, they know how to cram tech in.
  • New HTC flagship running WP 8.1.
    Now THAT'D be something to get hot under the collar about.
  • Even the new android flagship doesn't look very exciting lol, it's nearly the same as the One.
  • I want a HP Pre 3 with WP 8 ^_^
  • i weep to think that we may never see another portrait slider. or a phone as pretty as the Pre Plus.
  • If Sony got in the game, I might have to think twice before getting another Nokia phone.
  • Are you serious, Xperia Z2 with those miles of bezels on the top and the bottom?! Yucky ... Sony has not designed anything tempting after the Xperia ZL.
  • Exactly. We blast Icon for the blocky design, but here we have people going gaga over the blocky, brick-like, boring designs from the Xperia Z line. Paradox.
  • +822. I would definately purchase Sony's new flagship. That phone is solid. As a gamer I'd love trophy AND achievement integration in the same phone. Google has probably railroaded any attempt to make a Windows Phone... On a side note- a water-resistant, dust proof Samsung phone couldn't hold up to any Nokia. My first year with my 822 I was worried about breaking- no longer. It can take it.
  • Yeah, the 822 is an amazing phone. With expandable memory and the future ability to load apps on the SD card, I can't see outgrowing it anytime soon. I used to have a screen protector on it for the first few months but tossed it. After over a year, still no scratches. WP8.1 will make just that much better.
  • For some reason, people often forego the build quality factor. For me, Samsung's Android phones always felt cheap and flimsy (although some of their screens look delicious), and I know many who have been through several Flagship Samsung phones that have damaged easily. Apple too, I have almost lost track of the number of broken screens and backs that I have seen, but they keep going back for more. We have 2 HTC desires in my house that are now almost 4 years old, and now used by the kids, and also my Nokia 920 and partner's HTC One. All phones have been well used, but keep ticking and have never fallen to bits. All the screens are in great shape too.
  • Yes❕ I would like a Z2 Ultra running WP8.2-0xxx
  • Remember the X1? :D  Your comment reminded me of it.
  • Yep
  • + 1000 I would rather swallow my hat than own a crappy samsung phone
  • The Z1 compact, yes.
  • Agreed
  • +1020
  • I would only consider a Sony device if it was not Nokia. Never a Samesung.
  • Agree !
  • SAMESUNG=SAMESHIT
  • Right on. Sony is bringin' some game lately. Samsung phones are too plasticy with a lack of high build quality. I don't like my phone to squeek when I press on it.
  • It should have read "Not the SameSong"
  • I go with you, Sony Xperia Z2 is much better than SGS5 ;)
  • totally with you, samesungs are feeble and parts are bloody expensive, like in my country the s3 goes for something like 400$ repairing is like 300$ ill take a Sony any day, if i was to move to nondroid, most likely Sony if not HTC would be my choice
  • Oh hell yes please.
  • Z2 with WP would be the only thing that could stand a chance getting me to walk away from Nokia.
  • You can pin frequently used contacts and groups to the homescreen. Its the most feature rich and useful feature and nothing compares to it on Android or iOS.
  • 1000% Agreed!!!!
  • I would love a galaxy s5 running windows
  • After all the variety Nokia has given, you still want a Samesung S5 Running windows?. s(h)ame on you.   j/k.. but seriously that is one lousy Galaxy. I dont know why they cannot be more creative. they are gone man.
  • Galaxy S5: Launching in 150 countries in April. Nokia Lumia Icon: Launching in 1 country on one network. Maybe if Nokia could get some distribution with carriers they would be more attractive option.
  • So true. Love Nokia, but their distribution is terrible. I still haven't seen a 1520 in a shop in the uk, and you can never buy their shells anywhere apart from the net. Nokia create a lot of their own problems, still love them though!
  • So right. No 1520 in stores, tried them all. Carphone Warehouse, quote "have 650 in stock but with so few they will not be in stores". What sort of logic is that! Orange have a 1020 in yellow only that's mostly sold out etc etc.So a full range of WP is required, in all stores. Would look at the new Z2 running WP, but as it doesn't so I won't, simples
  • That's funny, you can walk into a MediaMarkt or Saturn here in Holland and you'll find plenty...
  • You still haven't seen a 1520 in a shop?!! I went to a real arse of a shopping centre the other day - a terrible, ugly place (Weston Favell). The O2 shop had a big 1520 display. The O2 shop in a much smaller market town near me also had 1520's on display (along with a 1020 with a burnt out screen).
    Seriously...just go and have a look at pretty much any O2 shop
  • Indeed. I just popped into a Verizon store and played with the Icon. It is a nearly perfect phone. I'm in love with it.
  • That's true, here in Australia the 1520 is yet to be available with any carrier. Its disappointing. -_-
  • I'd drop this 920 in a heartbeat.
  • Don't do that... you'll break the floor! But seriously, i wouldn't give up my 920 for the S5. I'm way too attached to my strong, fast, heavy 'manly' phone :)
  • Totally agree with that. I don't have anything against Samsung, it's just that they build phones like French manufacturers build cars. They look neat, but once you pick it up or open the door it doesn't feel like it's going to last long, even though it might.
  • I wold love the Samsung Note 3 running WP8.....1st Choice the Lumia 1520 though.
    At this rate, who ever releases 1st on T-Mobile gets my cash. Lets go!
  • I love opening an article and see such a joke! :)
  • It's all in the delivery. 
  • I believe the Samsung is but-ugly, especially compared to the Lumia line.
  • Compare* :'D
  • Khanjee, he had it right.
  • No he was right
  • And, yes you are right.... the S5 is but-ugly, just imho.
  • Now I know Nokia uses the same design languages for most of its phones but when the design is near perfect to begin with you can do that. Samsung needs to really go a new direction with their hardware cause an uninspiring design can only fool the people but for so long. Or maybe...
  • Look at apple, people will buy anyway
  • Yeah, but the iPhone has no competition (sort of speak) while there are a lot of option for a high end android. Anyway, I bet samesung will sell it by the truck load.
  • Sadly, they probably will.
  • I would argue that the iPhone's design is better than average though. They have a great product as well although I don't particularly like the stretched out rectangular shape with newer models.
  • no thanks , I am happy with my lumia 920 SCAMSUNG ;)
  • Samsung is a king of Gimmick
  • King and imperial ruler!
  • Lol!
  • Looks like ativ s with some new colors, and a different button
  • Apply cold water to burned area... NOKIA OWNS!
  • It's a good thing the Galaxy S5 is waterproof... :P
  • *resistant (insert massive disclaimer here)
  • A year or two ago I really liked that Samsung design but it's getting pretty stale.  Even the iPhones differentiate themselves better from older versions.
  • Apple, Samsung, LG, Motorola & co all keep shitting out the same crap with slight modifications. Its disgusting, especially looking at the iphone 5c, re-release of iphone 5 with PLASTIC frame passing it off as something new... We need more innovators like Nokia such as yotaphone and that sailfish phone.
  • Samsung lack any sort of inspired design in their devices. Dull and functional would be too generous. They really need to fire whoever is in charge of product design now and go back to the drawing board. At least use materials that don't make the phone feel like its made out of tissue paper and Lego.
  • LOL
  • Lego is far more durable.
  • What a disappointment the s5 was, the same bar of soap design, the same screen and the same terrible software/bloatware.
  • opposed to the same giant lego bricks nokia releases time and again with few changes?
  • The difference being, Nokia is lauded for their build quality and unique touches. They can pump out brightly coloured models with polycarbonate, aluminium, unibody, whatever. They don't stick to some boring, drab design philosophy.
  • +N9 & L925.
  • Where are they lauded? I only see them lauded here. And they're design hasn't changed much since the 800, so really, what is the difference?
  • Seriously? Haha, just about everywhere.
    Theyre renowned for their expertise in designing and building phones. Tech sites aside, people are constantly referencing Nokias design. Why do you think news of them designing an Android phone was grabbing attention for the last 6 months. Theyre a big deal. Not much has changed since the 3310 days.
  • "Tech sites aside"...where else would the average consumer read opinions where Nokia is being lauded? This isn't 1999 when the 3310 is the standard.
  • Lolololol yup they are only lauded here, thats right lol. Please go back to android central where you can all celebrate soap together.
  • +925
  • He can't. Everybody is bashing the soap there right now :p Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • Lol
  • Yup Android central...been here since it was Windows Mobile when I had my Wizard.
  • No, seriously? There are three distinct Lumia designs, in case, you havn't noticed. 1) The 800, 520 920, 1020 2) The 820, 620, 625, 1320 & 3) The 720, 1520. Now tell me the Galaxy S's and their Grand equivalents look different, or the Sony Xperia Z's, ZR's and SP's are really distinct designs.
  • not sure if serious...  nokia has huge diversity with their handsets.  920 vs 1020 vs 1520, etc.
  • Still keeping my N9. It does feel great when someone asks me if it's Nokia.
  • And all 3 look exactly the same from the front. Real diversity there.
  • What would you suggest? Circular screens?
  • 925, 720 and the 920 are all but boring and most people find them very attractive. Most are disappointed it runs WP but everyone likes their design.
  • 925 did break the monotony but they went right back with the 1020, Icon and 1520. I have a 920, eh.
  • There are a couple of Sony's I want to see first. And, actually, some LG's as well.
    Awwww, who am I kidding. I want an Icon on AT&T way more then any of those other things!!!
  • Lol! I feel you, bro. :D
  • Nothing beats nokias build quality
  • +100000
  • Looks like the same as the s4 lol
  • Which was similar to the S3 wasn't it?
  • No, it looks like a slighty bigger S2, i like the design of the S4 waaaaay more ... Front is ugly as hell, back is kinda cool, especially the Blue one (Yeah i have a Cyan 920, i wish the 1520 was released in Cyan aswell).
  • I got a Sony Xperia Z2 as promo gift. I love that one I already liked the Sony Xperia Z but the 2 basically has all the little faults from the Z gone with some improvements pretty much everywhere. Samsung I didn't use since the S3 and even then I preferred the LG 4X HD over it lol. Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • I just want my Lumia 520 to have a front facing camera and LED flash at the back....cos this device is AWESOME!!!
  • You want a 620 then
  • There's an over the air update for that coming soon.
  • Lol
  • Sam it's not waterproofed, its water resistant.
  • I want a high end, 4.3" Nokia phone :(
  • Nope. Only Nokia for me. The rest have become totally irrelevant. Plus I have family running several Samsung Android phones and they're garbage.
  • Great for the beach
  • That awkward moment when you realize that your smartphone needs higher processor clock speed than your laptop.
  • Lol yeah
  • Lol Very true
  • Yeah, what is wrong with my phone...
  • Epic! =D The pun's old though =P
  • I read that the S5 shoots UHD video. Is this video in excess of its display capabilities?
    The S5 also stole Nokia's Refocus app.
  • So the 920 looks like the 1020 which looks like the Icon which looks like the 1520 which looks like the 800 which looks like the 900. Nope Nokia you don't recycle designs. :)
  • not sure if serious... these phones are drastically different from each other, except maybe 800 vs900.
  • 800 vs 900 is also a big difference ... no ffc on the 800, much smaller, and the 900 don't had the doors the 800 has ... Also that device looks way better.
  • I was being serious. 800, 900, 920, etc are all squarish with rounded sides. Only difference is bezel and screen size. 925 and T-mobile's 820 finally changed the look.
  • REcycled was the 800 from the N9 or the 1320 from the 620 but they can be easily diferentitated.
  • You can still easily tell the difference between the Lumia phones. The only difference I can tell between the S5 and the S4 is the backcover...
  • Yes, the 1020 and the 1520 are exact copies. If it wasn't for the size I couldn't tell one from the other, said no one ever.
  • Agreed. This is the pot calling the kettle black.
  • Keeping my 1020!
  • +1. No Android phone will change that.
  • So do I :)
    Still haven't seen anything running Android that can make me abandon my Yellow 1020 :)
    The s5, especially the gold colored, was creepy ugly...
  • Ga;axy S5 = Galaxy S4 S
  • S5 is water RESISTANT,not water proof.
  • If the ATIV S2 (WP8.1) is a rebranded Galaxy S5 would be awesome! I own ATIV S (WP8 GDR3) Now that Microsoft owns Lumia name........the best Windows Phone would be future Surface Phone Lumia....?
  • can i ask how was your phone with getting updates ! like say the amber or black ?
  • Ativ will never get amber or black, those are Nokia specific updates. They got GDR3 pretty quickly though.
  • Gotta love folks who have no real clue what they're asking lol
  • I would drop this 920 for a GS5 with WP8 immediately
  • You've spent the whole thread trolling about how Nokia Lumias are all the same, now you want to switch to a device that is also the same as its predecessors in most aspects? Double standards much? Lol
  • Samsung is starting act like Apple in this piece. Resting on its laurels huh.
  • S = Same
  • WOW, that's one ugly son of a... piece of... phone
  • I want a Lumia maybe the 1520 with a beautiful camera
  • Beautiful camera = 1020!
  • Are those dimples supposed to make it faster? Like the US speed skating team thought their new high tech dimpled suits would make them faster and than changed back to the old because they thought maybe the new suits were slowing them down?
  • Think it's some sort of disease... ;)
  • Up to a few months ago I would have said all the way in favour of Samsung !
    You know what changed my mind and opinion ?
    Discovering how good the Nokia 1020 is !
    Not going back to Samesung now !
  • It's uninspiring but at the same time it'll sell, unfortunately.
  • I held off getting my L920 because I was hoping for a sammy WP8 device on ATT.  Would really love sdhc support.
  • Samsung is way too plastic'icky for my taste. But a Sony phone running WP I could go for like others here commented.
  • A waterproof, 4"-4.5", 1080p, microSD... WP would be sweeeet.
  • Next in line: galaxy s5 mini.....wait it's a dual sim phone, just smaller with less wow hardware.
  • I was initially impressed at what was put into the G4 until I woke the F up and realized, "use my eyes to scan through web pages? Seems my thumb isn't busy at the moment, how is this an improvement?"  Besides, I wear glasses that will tint in the sunshine. This is more of a gimmick to sell phones. In short, I know the purpose of a smart phone and I only need a few additional apps. Beyond that,  my phone pretty much sits in my case until I need it.
  • +920 +1520
  • +920
  • This is gold, going up on my whatsapp haha. Gonna annoy some friends for sure :P.
  • LOL!
  • Too damn ugly, especially the back. Majority of new so-called tech inventions are gimmicks once again.
  • That heart rate moniter is a Massive!! Gimmick.
  • I stuck with windows mobile until windows phone 7 came out, so I'll pass on an S5 even with windows OS... The beauty of Nokia phones just trumps them, the comments I get are too cool.
  • It would have been nice to see an S5 running WP just to see Samsung supporting the platform but I don't think I would choose it over the next Nokia phone if it improves on camera. I'm not even sure I would pick it over the 1520, the camera has 4 less megapixel but an instant HDR feature and the processor is not that much faster than the one in the Lumia. I would choose it over the Icon though, the design is worse than the one in the Galaxy and at least it is waterproof. EDIT: Water RESISTANT before anyone corrects me.
  • It's a really tough question since we haven't seen 2014 Nokia hardware but the 1520 is pretty on par.
  • Also, my brother had a Galaxy s4 and the scrreen broke in his pocket from the inside.
  • Who needs a GS5, when we're gonna have the NOKIA LUMIA 1820 with 5" QHD, SD 805, 3GB ram and 20MP pure view camera+4k video.
  • What the heck are you talking about?
  • I'm talking about new Lumias ....630/725/930/1030 and the 1820
  • Any evidence that it actually exists? I've seen blogs and sites that don't seem to care about facts report on this phone and that it would be announced at WMC, but no real sources for this.
  • Is it 2016 already?! I must have dozed off.
  • 20MP? You think the camera tech is going to stand still? No way! I'm already looking forward to 82MP on the 1020 successor.
  • The next version of Lumia 1020 will have a different camera than the other phones.
  • They can keep this plastic shit
  • Nokia is trolling the S5 with a $150 phone? Truly they are smoking something.
  • Be careful. You know you can't say anything discouraging on NokiaCentral.
  • I have a 920 and i love it. Keeping it until death ( the phone's death that is :)) ). Not interested in Samsung at all, all i want is 8.1 update now. My girlfrind has mini s4, restart itself, sometimes remain blocked, sincerely my 920 beats the s**t out of it.
  • the only thing that makes me upset with nokia is that unlike the galaxy x5 running widows would be on all carriers, were as nokia is still following the old apple model, which sucks, just make one phone that will work on all carriers, like the 1520 on all carriers in all colors, and options. how much more would they sell that way?
  • I really don't understand waterproof phones. Its not like anyone ever takes their phone swimming or anything and if you drop it in a deep puddle it will still break from the impact, waterproof or not.
  • Will help when in the rain for starters. How about at water rides at theme parks? Spill your drink on it? Geez, there's three right off the top of my head.
  • This reminds me, last night I had a dream (nightmare really) that I jumped in a pool with my phone in my pocket. So a waterproof phone would help me sleep easier.
  • Last night I had a premonition that today I would have déjà vous
  • I'm loving my Lumia Icon... Give it xenon flash and we're golden!!!
  • I've never really been a fan of Samsungs hardware. I had hoped they would change it up this time but it remains the same. Not liking the S5 at all.
  • Hell no, the S5 doesn't inspire me at all ... even if it was a WP. I'd like to see the Sony Z2 with WP... Sony, from past experiences with them were a good second to Nokia in camera tech. Another I'd like to see is the LG GFlex... But first and foremost is the Operating System for me. Windows Phone 8.1. Clean Crisp Elegant.
  • As long as the phone's camera and app situation would be a sidegrade from my 920, I'd strongly consider a Samsung WP. I loved my Focus.
  • Priceless
  • Keeping my 1520...it pones the lot...96G of memory...awesome screen..fast slick and superb battery...everyone is amazed at the size when in out...good WP advert to the iclone populous who drool
  • The Galaxy design is as exciting as a Toyota Camry. But the CPU would be nice to have in a Nokia device.
  • And the nail has been hit on the head. The Camry is a top-selling car in the USA. The masses are not looking for flashy.
  • Yup. That's how it goes though. Bland to the point of anonymity sells, as long as it is reasonably reliable, established and has good marketing. No reason for Samsung to rock the boat at this point at least.
  • No thanks. Samsung is probably the last brand I'd want in a phone... Even if it were running Windows Phone.
  • I like the idea of taking an Android phone and loading Windows Phone OS on it. I understand that is where they are taking it. But has anyone thought about taking the Nokia XL and loading WP8.1 in the near future? It make get to the point where you buy your phone and OS separately, or at least order it that way.
  • Loved the image with the gold S5 and a band aid side by side :) and no, I wouldn't that phone even if it had WP. 8.1 in it.
  • Actually is not waterproof. Removoble back cover, Removoble Battery and waterproof? Hahaha.. They said only for rain, not for immersing in water. My friend has a Note 3 and rained on it and its still works. So..nothing new here.
  • If I wanted Android running, plastic peace of crap, I'd buy S4 instead of my 925!
  • SAMESUNG... HAHA
  • This thing is incredibly ugly. Wow.
  • I just read the comments of readers on websites like Engadget, The Verge etc. Almost everyone knows that the people behind these blogs are notorious Apple/Android Fanboys who desperately want to find faults with Nokia and/or Windows Phone (or anything Microsoft, as a matter of fact). Those people are still blindly calling this S5 trash as innovative, and posting comments like "I will upgrade...", "this is killer... " etc. I can't help but think, why would someone in their right mind want to buy this junk that runs on a laggy PoS OS instead of the utterly gorgeous Lumias (from 520 to 1520, every single one included) that run probably the most efficient and minimalistically beautiful OS ever. But then, that's how blind fanboys are. I guess they don't know anything about real functions, and throw their money uselessly on superficial specs. On the contrary, I feel so great while visiting WPCentral and reading the comments here. Barring a few, most of the community is so positive and encouraging to everything our favorites Nokia and WP8 are working towards. I know it's a little weird to get worked over things like smartphones, something I believe those iOS/Android trolls practically live for, but sometimes the level of stupidity is staggering. I have an iPhone 4S that was gifted to me, so I kinda have to use it anyway, for now. But I so want to get rid of that Fisher-Price OS running overpriced crap and have myself a gorgeous Lumia. Keep it going Nokia/Microsoft. :) And keep it going WPCentral :)
  • The S5 is waterproof? Well so are all the Xperia Z phones and those kick the S5 in its plagiaristic arse :P I'd rather have an Xperia Zx running Windows Phone 8.1 than any Shamesung. I bet the only thing separating the S5 from being called the "Galaxy S4S" is a lawsuit from Apple.
  • Well lets see who sold the most phones?.... Galaxy line or Lumia line ? That should answer most questions on here .as good as Nokia is they cannot out sell the galaxy line ..yes unfortunately here in us.... I see sooo many gs2,gs3,gs4,and now gs5
  • If they wanted to show how they aren't the same, shouldn't they have picked a color for this ad that wasn't... the same? Say red?
  • Absolutely would like to see an S5 and the latest HTC flagship design running WP8.1...  Something to keep "NokiaSoft" on their toes, and more options is rarely a bad thing...
  • I recall a Lumia 800 3 months dive as pretty waterproof
  • I'd rather want an HTC one running WP 8.1
  • Lol. Nokia is also waterproof and they don't have to say it.
  • Water resistant, not water proof
  • Why would I want a boring Samsung piece of garbage?  I bought the Samsung Focus when it came out because it was the best of the initial cadre of Windows Phone 7 devices.  When Nokia launched the Lumia 900 I ditched that thing so fast it defied physics.
  • Samsung phones quality is bad. End of discussion
  • I bet samsung sells more"crappy" the nokia sells 1020's and 1520 combined. If they were bad phones they wouldn't sell. Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • Except Samsung sells cheap phones. Cheap bad phones sell better than well built expensive phones. In Nokia's case, the Lumias would have sold at least twice as much if they had gone with Google's approved Android but that's a different story. And the L520 is doing quite well in sales with Windows Phone, despite the many shortcomings in terms of OS and the dismal gap between app availability.
  • Galaxy phones are being sold because they are properly marketed and people are aware of them. If Nokia went with the marketing the same way Samsung did(TV,Bilboards etc) they would notice similar behavior. It's always better to have something you know than something you have no idea about. Look at this from the perspective of cars, if you had to choose between Chevrolet Spak and Daewoo Tico which one would you take? Most people would go with the Chevy because they know the brand, Daewoo is not that know in some parts of the world...but here's the kicker......it's the exactly same car. Chevy and daewoo are one company now and they sell one car under two brands :D
  • There are billions of Samsung fans out there than Nokia. Samsung maybe 90 % and Nokia 10%, but I prefer nokia.
  • I'm not sure I understand this move by Nokia. Is it an attempt to lure Galaxy users away from Samsung and into a Lumia line? If so, the "same" joke falls flat because you could easily argue that every new Lumia is similar in design to other Lumias.
  • If I were Samsung, I would probably send a message back: Perfect design, better specs, everyone can enjoy. #nocarrierexclusive I love my Lumia 920 and wish the Icon was available for everyone. But a message like this may get Nokia to realize they would be better to offer their phones on all carriers.
  • Nokia isn't a threat to Samsung, particularly for the reason you just mentioned: carrier availability. When the S5 was announced, already there was a list of carriers here in Canada set to sell the item. Spoiler alert: it's all of them. The Lumia Icon would be a perfect competitor to the S5 if and only if Nokia were willing to sell this across all major carriers in more than one country.
  • Please remind yourself that both Nokia and Samsung are global brands. And that the rest of the World doesn't work like the USA, which means, there's no such thing as the "carrier exclusive" outside the US. US problems aren't World problems and this kind of jokes between brands are made in a wider perspective and not based upon the US market. ;)
  • Ok. Fair enough. But the fact that most flagship phones are shipped the same day, if not in the first few weeks around the world. Nokia Icon, no such global launch. Nokia 1520, still being announced for some carriers who will have it in the future (and it has been around for months). I love Nokia, but they are hurting themselves significantly by not having huge supplies of phones shipping out the same day (or at least month) for all carriers worldwide.
  • I am curious about the Z2, the M8 (successor to the One), S5, and a version of the Lumia Icon (but with Glance, and maybe a Xenon flash). I love Windows Phone and my Lumia 920, but I am starting to get sick of not seeing flagship Lumias on all the carriers. I am switching to TMobile from ATT soon so I hope Nokia gives them an updated WP soon. Otherwise I'll be forced into an Android phone.
  • I have Samsung Ativ S and it is better than anything Nokia ever produced. It has Windows Phone, HD OLED display and microSD and it weights less than Lumias. Nokia designed many Lumias, but most of them have low resolution displays. There are some with HD displays but most of them with wrong aspect ratio and all of them without microSD. They are heavy and some of them have stupid colors and too big camera.
  • Care to discuss the exclusive apps? Amber? Black? Glance? Here Maps? HERE Drive? No? Too bad.
  • No MicroSD support? I must have missed the Lumia 1520, 1020, 820 etc. And the HD Amoled display is pretty sweet, for only having a resolution of 720x1280. Obviously superior to the Lumia Icon with its 1080x1920 screen. Its cool though, you get a lesser camera thats not as good as anything Nokia makes, but you are right, your phone is lighter. 
  • Samsung makes the most god awful boring phones. I love the look and feel of Nokia and Apple.
  • Trolled like a boss!! Hahaha
  • I have never liked the textured back on the Samsung's
  • Looks Ugly.
  • y not
  • Feels more like a comment on Android being basically Samsung and lots of crappy devices (even if that's not accurate, that's the perception a lot of consumers have)
  • WP fan here but the same could be said to Nokia recently. 
  • Funny!
  • I want the Sony VAIO phone
  • Just to clarify, the s5 is water resistant, not water proof
  • Looks like Samesung haven't had anything to copy this year, or they ran out of time.. :P
  • This device does not deserve to operate WP8.1, not with this cheap look, materials and design...
  • I'm in love with my 925 black :)
  • Same song like s4 )))
  • Would have worked if not for the fact that all Lumias look the same. Not a great move..
  • try telling Galaxy S3, S4 and S5 apart just by looking at them :D
  • Actually they don't, not more than the Galaxy flagships. If you can't tell apart the 920 from the 925 or 928, even the 1020 you're not paying attention. Not to mention from the 520 or 720. I'd spare you the 1520 or Icon because those are exactly identical to the 920.
  • there are only several pairs that's hard to distinguish from the front: 920 - 1020 Icon - 930 520 - 521 - 525 630 - 630 DS - 635   so your argument that says "ALL Lumias look the same" is invalid
  • I'd rather have a Nokia 2520 running on Atom Z38xx and full win8.1 instead of RT. Tablets like this exist but are f**k ugly, while Nokia's 2520 model is bueatiful but lacks in CPU and OS.
  • S5 is not waterproof. Only splash proof.
  • Waterproofing is cool, but I don't have a lot of respect for the building quality in the Samsung phones.
  • A pieces so ban aid
  • HAH. Never. My mom complains about her phone freezing and shutting down her apps as is (she has a S4). Im perfectly contempt with my windows OS and my phones hardware. :) :) :)
  • Never liked samsung galaxy phones, same model, same design every year.
    Nokia is the King.
  • When can we upgrade to 8.1 ?
  • It's funny how Nokia's first ever Androidesque device looks so much better than Smasung's latest top notch flagman...
  • The S5 is waterproof? I don't plan on dropping my phone in the toilet while taking a leak. I'll stick with Nokia. ;)
  • Yeah as for waterproof....if its like the 4s active my daughter had I wouldn't get this phone wet. Her phone fell into the bathroom sink and well she is on her SECOND 4sactive. Guy at the store said, "those commercials kind of stretch how much they can take"
  • Blah, who cares if it's water resistant, it's still an Android phone. :p my Nokia Lumia 920 was waterproof! Sent it to Liquipel and presto, my phone is now protected from water thanks to nanotechnology, no case at all, just bare naked phone! I'm sure WPCentral knows about them, they've been at CES for the past few years now! I can literally use my phone in the rain or pool, tho they don't recommend the pool idea.lol But i like to push the limits.haha So suck it Samsung! ;p At the moment Liquipel doesn't have any windows phones listed, but you can call them and ask about it, cause they are always adding new phones. I just got a lumia 1020 and trying to found out if they can water proof it for me. The more requests they get about certain phones, the more they will add, especially windows phones, since they have been slow in adding those phones. So contact them! Windows phone users unite! We need to get recognized!!!
  •   More high quality phones is never a bad thing. And more competition will only lead to better phones. Maybe the next Lumia/Surface flagship device that gets released later this year with 8.1 (on At&t) will have a fingerprint sensor and be waterproof because WP8 came out on an S5 variant. Only good can come of this.
  • One word...brilliant!
  • "How many of you would like a Galaxy S5, but running Windows Phone 8.1?" as they released Samsung ATIV SE as the Windows Phone's equivalent of Samsung GALAXY S4, I can't see why not... perhaps they'd name it Samsung ATIV SF?  
  • I like Sony 's design!! The are just beautiful. And now that here maps is probably coming to all windows phones it will make it easier for to switch from Nokia. But Nokia also has some cool apps of their own. Well let's see...
  • Windows Forever no Android specially no Samsung...