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  • austinsguitar - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    wow...i feel like we are going back to 2008 with our cellphone designs... that aside, this looks better than an s5. But samsung needs to make better appearance smart devices.
    s5 and all tablets look the same...
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  • kpb321 - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    Ok so the difference between the Sport and the Active is prebundled hopefully not to crappy software, no more camouflage shell and exclusive to a different carrier and the only difference between the two of them and the regular s5 is the physical rather than capacitive buttons? They really are trying to hit every niche imaginable with as little effort as possible.

    Too bad they can't make a decent "mini" version that doesn't significantly reduce all the other specs along with the screen size.
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  • mass - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    It's a ruggedized version of the regular S5.... That's what I want: a new phone that has durability, without the bulk of an add on rubber case. Reply
  • r3loaded - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    "Throw everything at the wall and see what sticks!" Reply
  • Coup27 - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    I think Samsung should release some more phones. Reply
  • mass - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    Do you also complain when Amazon releases new books? Reply
  • Coup27 - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    How is that even remotely the same? The vast majority of Samsung phones are regurgitations of the same phone with minor differences, some virtually none existent like this "Sport" which is an S5 with physical buttons. I'm not saying this because I dislike Samsung, the contrary, I own an S4 and promote Samsung SSD's where possible, but they release too many useless phones. Reply
  • cmdrdredd - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    Maybe it's me but all this software for people interested in staying in shape is a waste. If someone wants to keep in shape they will and no amount of software will push people to do so who have no desire to go to the gym etc. Most people I know who work out, train in marital arts, ride bikes, run or play sports either use nothing or just listen to music. Nobody I know has to keep a log or use any type of digital helper. Reply
  • mass - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    You don't need to measure your heart rate or how far you run or keep workout logs, but sometimes it is nice, interesting, and fun. It's not going to unilaterally revolutionize the world and turn couch potatoes into olympians. Reply
  • Paazel - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    The fitness push isn't for people who already work out, it's for people who casually work out, or who are thinking about working out. Sure it's a psychological trick, but if it gets you to be active so be it.

    I switched health insurance plans in April, and now can qualify for a rebate 2x a year of 5% of my insurance premium if I go to the gym a certain number of times. This is a psychological trick, and let me tell you; it works! In May I got a Suunto Quest which is a very fancy heart rate monitor to track my progress and also to push me to work out more. The combination of the rebate & the monitoring software has me in the gym 3-4 times a week. Previously I was going 3-4 times a month. Fitness monitoring is going to become huge this fall with iOS 8 as I'm sure more and more companies will start to use Bluetooth LE in addition to AMT [most gym equipment, and some phones (galaxy, xperia) us this]. My phone doesn't have AMT (HTC One), if it did I wouldn't need a watch.

    I am the target demographic for these features, and yes they matter, and yes they keep me in better shape.

    Adapting my diet more than likely also played a huge role!
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  • jtsarnak - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    Is this thing actually more rugged than the regular S5? It mentions slightly larger and heavier and that's it. I'm assuming the extra size and heft is to add some more impact resistance to it, but nowhere is that explicitly stated. Reply
  • ritwik - Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - link

    This device has 2.5 Ghz Quadcore but My Huawei's Honor 6 has 1.7 Ghz Octacore which is a superior processor, and I got the device at a much better price in comparison to Galaxy S5. Then why shouldn't we go ahead with Huawei's Honor 6. You can check the price here : http://goo.gl/4wojuW Reply

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