Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review.
Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity.
For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not many people revisit the device to see how it feels a few months later, because everyone’s already focused on the next big deal coming down the pipe.
So let’s do something about that. Let’s see how we feel about devices when they’re not shiny and new anymore. This is After The Buzz.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may be due for release in just a couple days, but that doesn’t mean the Galaxy S5 isn’t an amazing piece of kit even now. We reviewed the device way back in the early part of the year, and since then have reviewed four more Galaxy S5 models – a Verizon one, the “Prime,” the Active, and the Sport have all been added in to our reviews list. But how well have these devices aged, faced with the test of time? We try to answer that for you in our Galaxy S5 review update, as part of episode 38 of our After The Buzz series.
We called the Galaxy S5, in our initial review, “good, but not glam.” Has that changed, though? Has this good status increased to glam with follow-up system updates, or has the software finally managed to catch up with the hardware and slow it down? Hit the video right down below to take a look at our findings, and then drop as a comment letting us know how well your Galaxy S5 unit is faring.