Galaxy S5 Prime. Galaxy S5 LTE-A. Galaxy S5 SUPREME. Whatever you call it, we’ve spent the week getting to know Samsung’s most polarizing Quad-HD flagship, and we know you’ve got questions. So we’ve got our review unit all charged up and ready for an on-air “live Galaxy S5 Prime review” of sorts, along with some compelling Samsung topics a few eager readers have already sent in, on today’s Pocketnow Weekly podcast!

But there’s more to life than Samsung, so we’re mixing in a whole lot more mobile tech talk for your expectant eardrums. We’ll cover HTC’s newest financials, Lenovo’s obscene production targets, Motorola’s drool-worthy Moto 360 promises, and the next rumored devices from the land of Lumia! And as if all that weren’t exciting enough, we’re also kicking off our first-ever sponsorship with this episode, thanks to the good people at Swappa!

If that sounds like way too much to squeeze into one podcast, well, as Billy Joel says “for all I know, you may be right.” Come see how it goes, and bring your participation spirit! Join us at 2pm Eastern (click here for your own local time) for Pocketnow Weekly 103, and shoot questions to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com if you just can’t bear to wait for the Q&A. See you then!

Pocketnow Weekly 103


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July 3, 2014



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Taylor Martin

Stephen Schenck



Podcast Rundown





Please join us in welcoming the Pocketnow Weekly’s first-ever sponsor, Swappa! Swappa is a marketplace for buying and selling gently used, fully functional mobile devices, and we’re delighted to have them as a partner. Pay them a visit, and tell ’em Pocketnow sent you!




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Pocketnow’s Month of Giveaways starts next Monday!

Oppo Find 7 in the house

OnePlus One guest piece coming soon

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime review is up!


Thought Thread


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Jeff writes in with an apt question on our Samsung-centric week:

I’ve been doing some phone shopping, and it seems everywhere I go the sales dudes are always pushing the Samsung devices. Do they make more commission or something with the Samsung products? I’ve been to Verizon, Best Buy, Walmart, T-Mobile, and some  others and the story from the sales peeps are always the same. According to them if you want the best camera, Samsung. If you want the best battery life, Samsung. If you want the best display, Samsung. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! What gives?

Pocketnow is killin’ it!

-Jeff from Richmond Virginia




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New Samsung Galaxy F image leaks, lending credence to earlier pics

HTC turns a quarterly profit, hits earnings estimate

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact screenshot leaks alongside specs

Lenovo to launch 60 smartphones this year, Motorola not included

Hangouts integration with Google Voice nearly complete?

Moto 360 watches could get the custom Moto Maker treatment

New Nokia phone turns up in pics: Lumia 830? McLaren? Tesla?

Out There review


Gadgets in Hand


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Thanks to the folks at 28 Mobile, we’ve got a Galaxy S5 LTE-A (a.k.a. “Galaxy S5 Prime”) in our battered and bruised reviewers’ hands, and it’s ripe for your questions! Use the Q and A feature of the Hangout to submit your most burning queries about the Prime before we send it back to Hong Kong!


Tough Spot

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galaxy s5 active backA segment about tough choices. On this installment: what if you had to carry a Samsung smartphone as your daily driver? Which would you choose, and how would you make the most of it?


Listener Mail



E-mailed submissions from Jason Beckles and Alif Prakoso




It may just sound like a ringtone to you, but our transition music track (“Radiation”) is a real song, from a real album, by a real artist: Ali Spagnola. You can download that album, along with many others, at Ali’s website here, visit her YouTube page here, and follow her on Twitter here!

Thanks for listening! See you next week!


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