Well, loyalty to my network, that is. I just renewed my contract earlier and instead of doing the sensible thing and getting a free handset, I opted to get one with a
somewhat hefty cashout. Ouch. Thank goodness for 0% interest installment plans! 😀 Lo and behold, my shiny new toy:
A more-than-worthy replacement to my much-beloved but already-showing-its-age Galaxy S III. Wait another two years to renew my contract and I’ll probably be getting an S7 by then. 😉
I was supposed to get it in Electric Blue, but unfortunately they just ran out. Bummer. Only black and white were available, and contrary to expectation, I got a unit in white. 😛
Anywho, still tinkering around though I’ve already downloaded my most-used apps. Coming from an older iteration of the Galaxy line from Samsung, the S5 feels quite familiar but more snappy and efficient. And I’m not just talking about the speed or response time, but the intuitiveness of the UI and added functions as well. To my surprise, I actually quite like the replacement of the left soft key from ‘Menu’ to ‘Recent Apps’ function. Makes sense, yeah.
Just a minor gripe though. I thought the bundled USB cable would be USB 3.0, but instead mine came with an older standard micro-USB connector. Still making inquiries regarding that. Oh well.