While all signs point to a Galaxy S5 unveiling on Monday at Samsung's Unpacked event at MWC, we still know very little about the phone itself. Leaks have been hard to come by, and we still don't really have a definitive sense of what the device will even look like. Of course, consumers are watching this release closely - the Galaxy S series of devices is the second most-popular smartphone on earth.


The Galaxy S4 was, admittedly, a pretty light refresh by Samsung's standards. Sure, it was faster, had a better display, a better camera, and some neat new features, but as far as the hardware went, it didn't feel all that different than the phone it replaced. Even the updated software didn't seem like a huge leap forward.

With that in mind, hopes for the successor are high. Of course, not everyone has similar priorities, and there's probably one thing you'd like to see more than any other in Samsung's latest and greatest. I've tried to provide ample options in the poll, so vote away!

What would you like to see most in the Galaxy S5?

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David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    This poll needs another 'I don't care' option, for people that don't care for Samsung or their phone series.

    • Danny365

      Then you could just ignore this poll I guess.

    • Martin

      Why are you here then? Sick of people like you.. :-)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Even if you don't care, that doesn't mean you can't have an opinion. If you don't have one, don't vote - it seems pretty silly to include what is essentially a "I refuse to participate in this poll" option.

      • Leonardo Farage Freitas

        But I agree with Sebastian. Perhaps not an option with his same words, but to see how many people is interested on the S5. But still, you could create a pool intended for this. Well, the pool as it is is good enough

    • Steve Secor

      I would vote for that option.

    • Ark

      It does. It's the "close tab" button on your browser.

    • Plazmic Flame

      Only 18% want superior battery life? Wtf.... I've lost hope in humanity.

      • Mandeep Singh

        Well wise people are difficult to find I guess

  • Eric

    In regards to build quality, though I would love to see a metal build that would probably translate to a non-removable battery which a lot of people like. If they do use plastic then hopefully it feels more premium. Motorola and HTC know how to make plastic phones feel good...Samsung not so much.

    • SDf

      The nexus 5 is also plastic and feels great

    • godutch

      The SGS2 felt pretty good in the hand, it was ugly as hell otherwise but it still feels good (I sold it to a friend 2 years ago, he still uses it and still solid and rugged without a squeek)

      • taz89

        I think it's just that glossy finish. If it was matte there would be less complain.

  • Dan, From The Internet

    I was stuck between build quality and bloat. I figured build quality can be fixed by getting a case. And even though the software can be fixed through rooting, most people don't want to go through that. Though launchers can be used, most people don't. So that's my rationale behind picking bloat as what I would like most to see (gone) on the S5.

    • Josh Coppinger

      Rooting is kinda scary to be fair. I'm always convinced I'm going to break my phone If i try to root it. ><

  • ithehappy

    None of the above, would like a phone without any freezing or force close or sudden message like your external card has been corrupted, please format it. But that isn't gonna happen, hail Android.
    However I voted for 'superior durability', can't fathom pampering tech devices.

    • Android Developer

      no freezing or force close mean no bugs .
      there isn't a single OS that can fix human errors making bugs.
      let's just reduce the range of apps that have those issues to those that are built in...

      • ithehappy

        There isn't a single OS other than Android where I have seen Force Close issue. And I have seen it on stock Contacts or messaging app, on Nexus crap, so yeah those two apps need to be removed, you are right.
        I forgot the universal truth actually, you can never turn a monkey to a human being, monkey here obviously refers to Android in case any kids think else.

        • Android Developer

          IOS has it too - it just closes the app for you instead of showing anything. IOS doesn't have any error handling for crashes.
          This causes psychological effects that the user itself is to blame, since he might have just exited the app by mistake.

  • http://dabuxian.com/ Dabu

    I'd like them to switch to Tizen, and stop hurting Android market with their bloated, awful "phones".

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      If Sammy leaves Android - it will die shortly. Samsung provides 70% of the market share dude

      • Fabian Pineda

        No. Just... no

        • Ark

          Actually he's factually correct. Samsung accounts for 25% of ALL smartphones out there. Remove Samsung and Android is lower in total market share than iOS.

          • Fabian Pineda

            I didn't deny market share losing. I deny the argument that "no Samsung made Androids = Dead Android".

          • Ark

            That's why people who want to add anything to the discussion rarely just post "no"

          • Fabian Pineda

            Original sentence: "If Sammy leaves Android - it will die shortly. Samsung provides 70% of the market share dude"

            From this we can extract the following hypothesis: "If Samsung leaves Android, Android dies."

            Now I ask, is this hypothesis correct? Yes or No.

            Yeah... I thought so as well... Logic, dude. Logic.

          • Ark


          • Josh Coppinger

            yay central database usage!

      • abobobilly

        Like it was "dead" (in your terms) before it didn't make android phones? Comon. Be reasonable.

        • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

          Hey don't get me wrong - Android wasn't dead before Sammy stepped into the game, but you gotta accept the fact that thanks to Samsung pushing out massive devices like the original Samsung Galaxy S and hitting every possible market (they are literally worldwide) and every possible price point (with dozens if devices of every spec, screen, and price levels) - they are the force that pushes Android's overall market share forward, and thanks to the popularity if the Galaxy S line - people not only get into Android, but also discover the whole new ecosystems and dozens of other OEMs, eventually either staying with Sammy, or switching to other OEMs and even Nexus lines.

          Hell, my coed that used a Symbian-based Nokia has recently switched over to Galaxy Note 2 (or 3). She upgraded from Symbian and 2.5" screen to Android (TouchWiz) and 5.5".

          As Much as I hate Samsung devices and their UI, even I have to admit and thank the company for bringing Android to its popularity it has today.

    • abobobilly

      Maybe you don't remember "Bada" very vividly.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Immediate appearance of the Google Play Edition. Serioslusly, how many flagship devices have been released since the program launched? And only 4 got a GPE version

    • Martin

      Why you need GPE? If you want GE software buy nexus.. What will be the difference it you don't have all stuff from Samsung.. Some people are here just for number...

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        Because different people like different devices. And custom ROMs may not always deliver what you need, because sometimes you just want to have stock Android provided officially and having a 100% stability and support.

        Some may not like how a Nexus is built or the specs it has, some might like the looks and feels of, let's say, Xperia Z1 more than anything else, but they don't need the Sony firmware - and this is when the GPE comes in.

      • Ark

        You're kind of a dick, arent you

        • Martin

          Better dick, than pussy like you.

  • Martin

    This is what I want
    Less bloat / a lighter UI skin (more like iOS 7)
    More premium buld materials (No Plastic) :-)

    • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

      Slap in a huge battery and remove that god awful home button, and you've got yourself a deal.

    • Mandeep Singh

      Then buy an iphone

      • Martin

        Then Stfu :-) I like all customization but I like how iOS looks.. So I want Android phone with better looking OS :-)

        • Mandeep Singh

          Well there was no need to be angry I guess but if you want just the look there is nothing a launcher or just a theme could not fix

          • Martin

            I am not angry, take it as advice.. No bad feelings :-) Yes but some people like me don't have the time and nerves to do it with launcer.. I like my phone the way they look out of the box.. Just a little more stylish and simple Touchwiz oh and lighter and this will be great.

          • Ark

            "time and nerves to do it with a launcher"? Really, go to iOS. If you can't handle a simple app that takes 5 min to install and solves all your issues, you need something less complex.

          • Martin

            Dude you think you know everything and can give advices to everyone, but they suck.. If I do it with Launcher it will take me too much time.. Icon packs, all this sh*t... And I am not into this.. So go give your crappy advices to to someone else, PLEASE.

          • Ark

            Man up, drama queen. Jesus. What a whiny little bitch.

          • Martin

            You are just annoying, pretty sure you don't have friends.. Go talk to the mirror and leave people having fun :-)

          • Ark

            You're like a cartoon example of a forum troll. I'm guessing the new YouTube system hit you so hard you need to unload somewhere else? Go ahead and take the last word, it probably helps to fill the endless gaping emptiness of your life.

          • Martin

            I am the troll? When you are against other brands and bashing about them? You have serious problems.. At least I have a life, what about you? You are talking about YouTube comments system :D How pathetic is that.. I feel sorry about you..

          • Martin

            And using Jesus's name and then cursing.. Lol you are dumb as F.. :-)

        • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

          If you want a better looking OS then you are definitely looking in the wrong direction if you give iOS7 as an example

          • Mandeep Singh

            I kinda agree with ya buddy

          • Martin

            Some people like it, some hate it.. I LOVE it.. For me stock Android is the ugliest thing ever.. But this is what I WANT.. So you can have a different opinion, right?

          • abobobilly

            Sure you can. As long as you don't go on "announcing" to others what A MAJOR part of the world "likes" ... which actually makes YOU feel like a small cog.

          • Martin

            So you are a big cog for bashing Apple? Logic..

        • Android Developer

          You can either install the apps of "Espier" (it mimics a lot of IOS7 UX) or install a ROM called MIUI which has similar looks.

    • Ark

      iOS 7 looks awful. If you enjoy it though, it can be easily simulated in Themer.

    • abobobilly

      More like iOS7? MAN U CRAZY?

      And whoever thinks that using Plastic means its cheap, has some mental problems. When plastic can have more advantages than so called "premium builds". Lighter (and softer touch) devices for example.

      • Martin

        You need to ask yourself "Am I crazy". Plastic always will feel cheap and will be cheap.. And yes MORE like iOS7 :-)

        • Anfronie

          iOS7 looks like it is designed for children

        • Android Developer

          IOS7 (and WP) style doesn't fit in the Android ecosystem, and Google has talked about it on so many places.

          Here's a link about it:

          One example is the back button, which doesn't exist on IOS, so they put it (usually) on the top left area.

        • Mandeep Singh

          I though you had some self respect
          But you a regular troll
          But thats ok I guess

  • Mandeep Singh

    Where is the option for improved battery life ?????

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Good one - I'll add it!

      • Mandeep Singh


  • Ali Ataya

    Stock android. Oh wait!! Let me wake up

  • mesmorino

    The poll needs a "Larger Battery" option. Everything else is fluff, it's not exactly going to have a poor screen is it? Or a slower processor than phones that came out last year. In addition, stock android is overrated, both in looks and functionality. It's just so boring. Touchwiz's only faults are that it's garish, and can be bloated. As for thinner and lighter, that's overrated too. Thinner and lighter devices don't exactly have room for bigger batteries. Not to mention, Samsung devices already are pretty thin and light on account of all that plastic

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      It has since been added.

      • mesmorino


      • Ark

        It really shouldn't be the last option. Most people will choose one before they even read that.

        • Na

          That's not how polls work

        • squiddy20

          If you live in the US, I hope to god that's not how you vote for the President or any other legislators/politicians.

          • Ark

            Did... Did you just... Compare this S5 poll to a presidential election? Are you retarded?

          • squiddy20

            I don't know. I wasn't the one who suggested a person wouldn't read all the options before voting.

          • Ark

            So I'm gonna pencil a big "yes" on the retarded question.

          • squiddy20

            Good for you. I'll just erase it since it's in pencil. Idiot.

          • dude

            Winning an internet argument is like winning the special Olympic. You're still retarded.

    • Mandeep Singh

      Well larger battery is not needed if they could bring battery life doing some other things

      • Hans Pedersen

        The direction smartphones are moving, with more "always on" features, larger batteries really is needed. :)

        • taz89

          True but at the same time more things are becoming more efficient so you can get better battery life even if you have more things happening but 100% the more battery the better

    • E. Mo

      I agree that stock is boring but Samsung needs to tone down it's skin because of the lag it produces.

  • flosserelli

    Option #10 - Unlockable bootloader / no Knox

    • ProductFRED

      Not gonna happen. They're aiming at businesses with Knox.

    • John

      They said things you would like to see. Not things you'll never see.

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    • Richard Yarrell

      I'd like to see that BITCH ASS squiddy20 who lives with his bald mother finally purchase a new handset for a change. Dam that crappy ass 3G Galaxy Nexus on piss ass Sprint is one of the worst devices ever.

      Plain and simple FUCK SQUIDDY20 up his unemployed ass and his bald headed mother too. He can't afford quality or anything like the Galaxy S5 or any Galaxy Note products

      That clueless troll is a fucking sorry as Internet trolling loser. Take a dump on squiddy20

      • squiddy20

        Dude, you have major, major issues. Not only for calling me out in such a ridiculous way, but for stooping to the level of a child with all the immature name calling and insults against what *I* like. Who the hell are you to tell me what I like is "useless" or "crappy"?
        The fact that you have brought yourself down to this level of obnoxiousness only proves that I am, in some way, getting to you. Grow up.

        • dude

          He also troll at Android Central. He should be banned to save everybody time.

        • dude

          PS. You are wasting your time replying to him.

        • Chris

          The dude praises everything Samsung, he's pathetic, don't even bother with him. I've dealt with his BS before.

        • Memphis May [S]unjay

          I know this guy. He's a Samsung fanboy, don't waste your time.

      • androneed

        WTF are u talking about bro' ?

      • Gabernasher

        Do you even LIFT BRO?

      • http://naturegirlscrittercorner.blogspot.com/ Iggy Pig

        Dude. You have issues.

      • Gator352

        Dude, you're an absolute moron. You were basically squeezed out of AC for this crap so now you're here bothering these folks with your stupidity? Get an iPhone and bother the others at imore.

      • Ivan Myring

        How the fuck does this guy have 12 followers?!

        • squiddy20

          I imagine a few follow him to read his ridiculously over-the-top and usually hilariously wrong "facts".

          • E. Mo

            That's why I follow him.

        • Heisenberg

          I follow him because I find him hilarious, not because I agree with any of his nonsense Lol

      • Forget_you

        I vote to have this troll banned for life on here.. who is with me?

        • squiddy20

          I'm all for it. A few years ago, he was banned from Phandroid 4 separate times (coming back with a different username each time until he either got the message, or (more likely) they IP blocked him). He was also banned from Android Central in its entirety about the same time, but came back under a different username (go figure). He's been banned from the forums there for over a year. I'm pretty sure he was also banned from here when he was under the username "rockingmyevo3d", or maybe he just ditched it when he ditched the phone, after having it for less than 6 months and getting the Verizon Gnex.

      • Josh Hirner

        did you make that at work in between mopping the floor and taking out the trash?

      • The Truth

        I think your own picture might just look worse than the stupid picture you posted here! Damn dude, you are calling someone else ugly??? Might need to dust off your bathroom mirror!

    • David Li

      it is verizion and at&t that request a locked bootloader, the international and t-mobile varients should not have a locked bootloader. Samsung should only install knox on business phones, no the consumer ones

  • Stanley Chan

    I really dont care, I have all Galaxys 1,2,3 and 4. External estorage, removable battery, better screen, Qualcomm and 3gb of ram are good to me.

    All my galaxyes made of plastic are in exellent condition. But if u like to trow up you device everywhere in every place scratchin and grease hands and fingers, go buy another device.

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      Actually this is what I thought about - why don't OEMs (and Samsung in particular) enable users to download all their proprietary stuff separately from the firmware rather than having people to manually delete all the bloat they won't need?

      Like let's say you buy a Galaxy S5. You turn it on, set it up, and then go to software. You go into a spefici menu that says "Hey, do you want to download and install Samsung apps? (Size = xxxMB) Yes/No)

      That would be so much better and save the time and hassle and internal memory for the users

      • http://riteshtripathy.wordpress.com/ Ritesh

        If they did that, 90% of people who buy their phones would NEVER download that crap. That is the whole point of OEMs and carriers putting bloat in /system/apps which the user cannot even uninstall. So having an option to get them in the first place is totally out of question. It is junk that they choose to force down people's throats, and force seldom comes with an option.

        • Android Developer

          Well maybe if they made the apps work well and for all devices, people would actually download and install them.

          Thing is, companies also wish to differ themselves from the others so they also have their own unique apps (and things many people don't use).

          I think the best could be that it's installed by default, but can be removed and replaced by anyone, even without root.

    • http://riteshtripathy.wordpress.com/ Ritesh

      Again, what % of users root their phones? In my personal experience (and a large majority of my friends work in the IT/tech industry), less than 10%. Anyone who doesn't like the cheap looking/feeling plastic Samsung uses has most likely bought something else. That's not the point of this poll.

  • Fabian Pineda

    As far as materials go, I don't think that saying goodbye to plastic is the only way. Look at the Nexus 5 for example, it *is* plastic but it has this solid feeling and grip that it makes it a handgasm to hold it.

    Samsung makes their plastic glossy and slippery. That needs to change.

    (and please no faux materials like faux leather)

    • mesmorino

      Faux leather isn't bad, what's bad is plastic made to look like faux leather. Lots of sofas are made out of naugahyde and still feel great.

      • Fabian Pineda

        In the context of Samsung, everybody knows that faux leather means plastic backs that look like leather and are just more plastic. So, yeah...

        • abobobilly

          Globally, when companies use such tactics, they are considered more "green". So thats another reason for Samsung not using real leather.

          Plus, i don't think it looks bad. If its any consolation, it looks better than the glossy plastic they use. And feels better (than the glossy plastic) as well.

          But yeah, i'd argue that using a "Nexus 5-like" design would be a win win deal. OR, maybe a textured back, like we used to see in S2 days. No idea why they dropped it :S

          • Fabian Pineda

            I don't think using actual leather is the right choice and I doubt anyone expects Samsung to do so. But in my opinion, which I respect, faux leather ewww it looks hideous.

            But I agree the textured back of the S2 is pretty nice.

          • GraveUypo

            another reason it doesn't use real leather is because leather is a decent heat insulator and it would cause overheating issues.

      • Casin

        Has anyone even tried holding the faux leather? It just feels matte-like.

    • Mystery Man

      Your just sipping the nexus cool aid if you thing the nexus 5 feels "premium" lol

  • Jaimin
    • Drew M

      No, it's not.

      • Jaimin

        Will show you more dear its stable and more daily functional OS.

  • Testraindrop

    "I don't care at all about the S5" is missing...

    • abobobilly

      Your brain is missing as well -.-

      • Testraindrop

        Samsung fanboy much?

        • abobobilly

          Oh absolutely .

          • Testraindrop

            Some people just don't care for Samsung phones anymore...

            I think its a valid point of view :)

          • Leonardo Farage Freitas

            Well, as someone replied Sebastian above: "It does. It's the 'close tab' button on your browser." The pool is not looking for those that don't care for the S5, it's asking clearly what you want to see on the S5.

            I agree with you that it's a valid point, but IMO it's for another pool.

  • EH101

    -32 gb base storage, 16 is ridiculous when games and such are over 1 gb now sometimes.
    -5.2 in display ideally, but I'll take a 5.0. 1080p is more than enough in such a small screen.
    -Better processor and gpu than last gen (the usual upgrade here)
    -I prefer matte plastic but I'll take whatever plastic is on it. Do not put Aluminum. It isn't anything special.
    -Not thinner, if anything, phones need to get a bit thicker. The thinness craze is maddening.
    -The UI is fine to me if I can do minor changes with Xposed or other tools. However, they do need to focus on optimization this time around. These high-powered devices shouldn't lag at all.
    -keep SD and removable battery.

    Last but not least, Verizon version needs to come quick. My Note 2 is on its last legs. (It went swimming, I was trying to hold out until the Note 4 but the screen is dying.)

    • Na

      The phone is thin enough but if it were thinner then you could still use those bulky cases without going too far. Also i think a thinner lighter phone would take less damage during falls..

      • EH101

        Actually, a thicker, but still lighter, phone would take less damage in a drop on average. Think of it like the crush spaces in a car frame, they absorb energy during a crash by deforming. It is the same general idea in the phone but it would only temporarily deform. The best way to think of it here is like a spring, you push the spring down and then it bounces back to normal when you let go. Obviously it wouldn't be so apparent to the human eye, because that would be ridiculous lol. However, when you make a phone smaller, it usually becomes more dense. The more dense it is, the more likely for it to be rigid. Rigid things don't generally do well in impact tests, which is what a phone drop would essentially amount to. So, thicker and lighter would be key. But at some point it would feel awkward with a large, extremely light device.

        Sorry if I delved a bit to deep into it. As an engineer I do that often.

        As for the cases, I have a pretty hefty one on my Note 2 and even still it feels a bit too skinny. Entirely subjective, though.

  • GraveUypo

    can you guys confirm if kitkat really isn't coming to the internation galaxy s3?
    i just read it somewhere else but i'm skeptical until i read it here.

  • Gabriel Fernandez

    Better design & soft-touch matte plastic or metal. A front with small bezels, no home button, no capacitive buttons. And the availability of a GPE S5.
    Then i'd buy the S5.

  • ins0mn1a

    i would like them to get rid of the awful physical home button. if they want to keep the navigation buttons outside the screen, that's fine (doesn't really matter all that much with phones), but for god's sake make them all capacitive. having to actually press something while interacting with a touchscreen is just a bad idea.

    oh, and stop that region-lock etc crap.

    • nmt1900

      This mechanical button is just a stupid Apple ripoff just made different in shape. Apple still lives in stoneage with this and Samsung is copying it.

  • awesomewinner

    a LOWER resolution display. 720p OLED display and a 3500mah battery for 2+ full days of battery life. aka not a samsung phone. this phone will be huge, gaudy, last half a day on a charge, and have samsung logos on the front and back. totally looking forward to the new samsung maps and samsung calendar apps though.

    • Lars Jeppesen

      Have you ever touched a Galaxy S4?

      My girlfriend's GS4 demolishes my HTC One and my Nexus 5 .

      In fact it has extremely good battery life. And with exchangeable battery it's unbeatable...

  • Peter

    Less bloat for the love of god. Only a handful of people really use the S4 functions, come the fuck on.

  • Pierre413

    Processing power and storage isn't such a problem. I would love a phone with a battery that is extremely efficient. I know there is a trade off when you go for processing power. I just want a battery that doesn't die on me at 5pm, or needs to be back on charge as soon as I get home from work. I know I can buy a bigger battery, bit who wants to buy a phone and then tell the clerk, "What's the biggest battery you got back there? Really? Well where's your car, can I buy your car battery?"

  • Severo Rivera

    Closer to stock experience.

  • TheUndertaker21

    Less Bloat, totally new UI, Better Battery life, Iris Scanner ( which we won't see =D ), premium build.

  • FlyThaiGuy

    How about better speakers?

  • Fred

    I seriously would like to see a price decrease. $700(ish?) Off contract for a smartphone way way too expansive when you look at other alternatives like the nexus 5. I know that not gonna happen tough since so many people is going to buy it anyway.

  • Asgard

    I want the option that I expect it to make coffee and toasts, otherwise I can stay with my GNex

  • godutch

    I would like Samsung to get rid of that stupid, obsolete mechanical button and go all capacitive or even better all on screen. I will not buy a Samsung phone with a mechanical button and I will never buy a tablet with physical buttons (mechanical or capacitive)

    • dsDoan

      Same for me. I'll not purchase any phone or tablet with physical or capacitive buttons.

      • godutch

        I am okay with phones, I mean I rather have on-screens buttons, but capacitive buttons on phone are okay, since you usually only use them portrait anyways but tablet I use portrait/landscape about 70/30 and it would be pretty awkward to use a tablet 30% the time with the buttons in the wrong posistion. But on a phone make a consistent choice either capacitive or mechanical but not mixed (and samsung put them in the correct order!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

    • Pratik Holla

      Samsung tablets especially look bad with mechanical buttons. Holding them in portrait mode just looks awkward with the buttons on the side. Just want them to take their entire lineup to software buttons.

  • Luka Mlinar

    There should be an option "New design"

    • Android Developer

      New device design or new Touchwiz design?
      Or both?

      • Luka Mlinar

        Just the new device design. I hate touchwiz so Samsung going more vanilla is good news.

  • vegasextreme

    Waterproof(i.e. Sony Xperia)

  • Jackir

    A dual core processor.

    • Gator352

      Dual core? DUAL CORE?? That's just way too much power for a smartphone.....

  • http://riteshtripathy.wordpress.com/ Ritesh

    Where's the option for "Death of the ancient Home button" ??

    • Android Developer

      All Android devices have a Home button.
      Maybe you meant a physical button?
      You want it all on the screen?
      Now that Kitkat has the feature to use real full screen (so it avoids clicking on the buttons by mistake), I can't see why not have the navigation buttons on the screen.

      • http://riteshtripathy.wordpress.com/ Ritesh

        I of course meant the physical home button..

        • James F

          Only reason I WONT by Sammys phones.

          • Sean Royce

            Having a home button is a small price to pay. Not buying a phone because of one button is stupid.

      • taz89

        Immersive mode is great and all but the uptake is very slow hell even Google have it implemented on only 1 of there bazillion apps so how can you expect developers to bother if Google isn't. Totally agree immersive mode makes the losing real estate a no issue but only of apps actually use.. Out of my 150+ apps I literally have 4 apps taking advantage of it. So many games and apps still show the navigation buttons and it's super annoying. What also annoys me is that you would think on screen buttons would mean smaller device but that's not always the case.

        • Android Developer

          I see. I didn't know that, since I don't have a device with on-screen buttons, so I guessed it works even on old apps, just as CM has added this feature on the power menu.

          • taz89

            Yep custom roms have it right. Wish Google would have done the same.

          • Android Developer

            another possible solution is to force specific apps to work in immersive mode.

          • Drew M

            Omnirom has an immersive mode tile in the quick settings. It works pretty well, but I would have preferred if it selectively activated when apps were launched, instead of being always one. I like to glance at the notification bar on the home screens at least.

  • Matthew Merrick

    Where's the option for "death of the menu button"?

    • Leonardo Farage Freitas

      It is dead already. See the Galaxy PRO series. And on KitKat Samsung is not hiding the overflow menu on the actionbar (I guess this was more google's decision than samsung's) :D

      • Matthew Merrick

        Call me a cynic but I'll believe it when I see it. It's only recently that there's been any unification at all between samsungs phones and tablets, and even then there are still things that are a given in one that are nonexistent in the other (eg, NFC)

        I want to believe, though. Don't let me down, Sammy

        • Leonardo Farage Freitas

          Your cynicism is valid. But I'm a believer (damn, can't use this word anymore!)

  • attila_hargitai

    What I would like to see is: a new design/shape, we have more than a dozen Samsung devices now which are looks exactly the same, so it's getting insanely ridiculous. Better build quality, no more cheap, glossy, slippery and fake leather shirt. Of course NO Touchwiz. And get rid of those godawful hardware/capacitive buttons! That's all, one can dream:)

  • Steve

    Am I the only one who looks for a dual sim phone?

  • Luigi

    I need a phone with total flat back, no curve, no camera rising up.
    BTW, what the f is it with DISQUS, I chose to sign in with google+, approved, then it force me to register a disqus acc, fking annoying

  • Marc Edwards

    they better keep the sd card/removeable battery, i'm running out of high end devices that i can buy. i jumped ship from HTC after the sensation...

  • moe

    Where my nexus warriors at?

  • Cynthia Johnston

    What I'd like to see? Less Samsung on the Galaxy 5...

  • KONG!

    Superior battery life with a premium build and thinner profile 😁
    I don't care about bloat. I'll just freeze it or uninstal it

  • Android Developer

    What I'd like:
    1.follow google guidelines on your apps.

    2.allow removal of non essential apps (like knox, games hub,...) , especially those that are not really available for the current country they are used at. try to take less space on both storage and memory, as Google has done with Kitkat.

    3.don't cheat on benchmark apps and actually any app.

    4.don't let any of your apps take too long to load (like the contacts/dialer app)

    5. allow call recording even for non-rooted devices.

    6.can't believe I'm saying it (since I really liked it this way in the past), but consider ditching physical buttons.

    7.allow kids mode and multi user

    8.stay with the material you use. it's much better than any metal out there.

    9.stay low on SAR. for some reason it keeps getting larger with the new devices.

    10. make huge advances in battery - less time charging and less need to charge (higher capacity).

    11. stop the screen size and resolution race. in fact, you can let the screen the same as SGS4 yet make the device a bit smaller, without bezels.

    12.do something with your updates - support for at least 2 years and keep your promise. after this time ends, allow installing some of your apps even on AOSP roms (I like Samsung camera app and the note2 keyboard, for example).

    13. follow standards - don't have a special dongle just for HDMI.

    14. USB3 .

    • SkylaC90

      Never gonna happen in our life times bro. Because that would make to much sense and make millions of people happy, and absolutely can't have that.

  • James F

    What I'd REALLY like to see, no more physical buttons on the front of the **** phone. I'm SO sick of them putting buttons on the phones nowadays. I LOVE what Sammy does with the phones, but there's no reason to still be putting buttons on the face. The Iphone idiots who've 'converted' can LEARN.

  • Gabernasher

    On Screen keys.

  • Stoik

    More Lags on TouchWiz.. its not juddery enough!

  • Trysta

    I voted for an improved software experience because I think that is important. But I would also add another to the list: Please don't make the phone any larger! As the largest android OEM Samsung sets the tone for what people think consumers want and I have this horrible feeling that when they come out with a 5.2-inch phone all the other OEMs will start pushing for even bigger displays too.

    I just got a Nexus 5. Love this phone but it is absolutely at the max of reasonable size for me. After buying and discarding 3 cases I finally came to the conclusion that I can't use a case with this phone because even a 1mm thick cases pushes the limit of the phone to something unwieldy. Shouldn't 5-inches of gorgeous screen real-estate be enough for those who don't want to combine the functions of a phone and a tablet (for which there is a growing sector of awesome devices for those who want to go that route).

  • Blerb

    I'd like to see a return of the Galaxy S2 aesthetic.

  • blairh

    Better screen. Lighter. A backplate that is actually nice to hold over time. A bottom speaker. A complete redesign of TouchWiz. Longer battery. Waterproof.

    I'd say on-screen buttons but it appears the physical home button is staying according to recent leaks.

  • taz89

    Personally for me lighter ui, better battery and removable storage and battery

  • http://planetmew.com/blog/ Christopher Glass

    I don't mind bloat. As long as people can get the Google Edition, I want Samsung to develop software.

    What I DO want is higher quality parts. The plastic on the S4 sucks.

  • http://naturegirlscrittercorner.blogspot.com/ Iggy Pig

    There should be better accessibility for us guinea pigs. Maybe a salad dispenser, and better apps, like Wheeker, Pigstagram, Guineacraft, you get the idea. Just sayin'.

  • Milton

    Windows Phone of course, done with the android crap

  • Noel

    The first five vote getters on the above poll plus more internal storage are very vital for this device or any of the flagship devices i am targeting for 2014.

  • dude

    There is no option for: I'm not interested in this phone.

    • Gator352

      Then why are you reading and replying on a phone you have no interest in?

  • Gator352

    I want built in wireless charging (not Samsung specific either) and better premium feel. I love my note 3 but to be honest, it does feel cheap in a way.

  • pdrbstmnt

    No hardware buttons!

  • xanok

    Dumb poll is dumb. Let's be honest here, Things it will definitely have
    -Faster CPU
    -Better display
    -Less bloat I assume per their agreement with Google
    -Thinner and lighter.

    Now let's poll the other six:

    -removable battery/SD card
    -superior battery life
    -useful features
    -superior durability
    -more internal storage

    -more premium feel

    Me personally, I would take better battery life and higher internal storage.

  • Chris

    No S-bloat :) ahh, who am I kidding? That'll never happen.

  • rohail6

    I don't give three shits about premium build materials but you gotta let Android breathe Samsung, so I vote less bloat. I have to say though it was really hard to not pick "SD card and removable battery".

  • dizel123

    Where's the option for "bullet holes"?

  • Matt


  • Ajay krishna

    Developer Friendly

  • abhishek

    where is better camera in voting ?

    • Dave

      what is wrong with the current one?

  • Harry X

    What about a better camera?

  • MeCampbell30

    Battery. /thread

  • Norezz

    Waterproof, Dustproof and Shockproof

    • james kendall

      amen life prof phones are a must. I have a rubgy pro and love it but i wish it had better specs. im getting tired of people wanting lighter phones and bragging about how thin it is etc. what matters most is if it's built rugged and has a BIG battery.

  • Chris Stubbs

    Less Actually. I'd like to see less on the Galaxy s5.

  • Gregory Cabral

    less bezel.

  • wcjeep

    Better Camera. Cell phones are the camera I always have with me. Low light shots normally possible on an SLR would be nice on a cell phone.