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Saturday, April 19th, 2014 2:11 PM

When will the Galaxy S5 32GB be available?

It's a pretty simple question, when will  AT&T offer the Galaxy S5 32GB?  I know last year the Galaxy S4 32GB came out about 17-20 days after the Galaxy S4 16GB launched, but last year the price for a 32GB Galaxy S4 was announced and so far this year nothing.

 

For those who feel 16GB is sufficient, that's great.  For those who feel having a 128GB microSD card slot is sufficient, also great.  But what you cannot do is move app/app data to the microSD card so for those who want and in fact must have a 32GB device (actually about 23-25GB of usable space compared to 10.7GB of usable space) it's a necessity.

 

Can anyone shed some light on this?

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6 Messages

10 years ago

Forgot I was subbed to this thread...

I asked Samsung via e-mail support last week and recieved an identical response. Then when I wrote back to complain about the response they sent me they same d/\mn canned message again with some minor differences to reflect what I had written. I have a feeling it's just a bot.

I was ready for a Galaxy S3 64gb so I'm long past tired of the $hitty way phones are sold and marketed in the US.

I've been using an iphone 3GS "temporarily" for the past two years so I'm considering just getting the LG G3 32GB and sign up for T-mobile's Jump plan, then swap to the S5 32gb prime/alpha if that actually gets released in Sept.

 

 

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9 Messages

10 years ago

Funny. I'm also using an iPhone 3GS. Misery loves company. Also very frustrated waiting for the Galaxy S5 32GB to launch. Why the wait? 16GB is not enough internal memory for a modern smartphone. 

 

I had a SG Note 3 which I returned. Spectacular phone that sold me on KitKat and Android, but the Note 3 is way too big. I thought I needed a giant screen until I actually had one. Impossible to do anything one-handed. Ridiculous carrying it in a pocket. Even the S5 is slightly too large IMO, but it's arguably the best thing out there right now. Ideal ergonomic size is the LG G2.

 

Anyway, think I'm going to abandon Samsung for another brand. Too bad.

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10 years ago

I agree on the internal memory and will never own anything less than 32 GBs again.
I like the Phablet, so the Note 3 is doing the job, but I would have gotten the S5 if it had been offered with 32 GBs.
I still kick myself for getting the 16 GB S3 when the 32 was available to me.

I will keep my eyes open......

ACE - Expert

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10 years ago

it amazes me that no one just does not throw a 128gig sd card in there and go.  Or has samsung not fixed the permissions on there phones.  I can use my 128gig card with my g3 and M8

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6 Messages

10 years ago

Lol, small world. I really hate that the 3GS is EOL by apple, since now about half the apps I try to install or update say I need iOS 7. effing annoying!

 

Same here, my friends and family think I'm nuts for refusing to buy a new 16gb phone just because I can't get one with 32gb. I even said flat out to a Samsung rep I saw in Costco last year, I'd rather continue using my ancient 16gb device than buy their new flagship 16gb device. I also stated several times that my phone was already full. I made it clear I was very interested in buying a Galaxy S4, but all he said was "Hmm, that's interesting."

 

I too wish I hadn't passed on the GS3 32gb because I thought the 64gb was supposed to become available. T-mobile never carried the GS4 32gb, and the locked boot-loader on the ATT GS4 32gb variant kept me from getting one full price and getting it carrier unlocked, too many hoops to jump though and too high a chance I'd be stuck with an ATT rom and it's bloatware.

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9 Messages

10 years ago

To answer a previous post, expandable memory cannot completely replace internal memory. Those apps that do allow you to move data over to the external card generally leave a lot of data on the internal. 

 

Here's the form-letter response I received from my inquiry to Samsung yesterday. Masters of the obvious, and not at all helpful on the subject.

 

"After reviewing your email, we understand that you want to purchase a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone with 32GB internal memory.

We understand your requirement and thank you for your interest towards Samsung products. 

We would like to inform you that as of now Samsung Galaxy S5 phone is available with 16GB internal memory. We are unable to speculate when the 32GB Samsung Galaxy S5 phone will be available due to the fact that it might lead to confusion. However, once the device is available, the information will be posted on the Samsung website and you can contact the carrier to purchase the devices. Access the web-link below to view the specifications of available Samsung Galaxy S5 phone. 

Link: http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones/SM-G900AZDAATT 

Please feel free to write back to us if you have any queries. We will be glad to assist you. 

 

[I deleted the rest of the useless info]

Sincerely, 
Allen 
Technical Support "

 

 

While the response was useless, note that they did not call into question whether or not the 32GB device will be launched; but just when. So despite their obfusacation, we can read between the lines. Looks like they will indeed eventually release a 32GB model. My guess is that they're probably waiting for their telecom partners to sell off their 16GB inventory.

 

Not sure I'm going to wait around, so looking at other brands. Very annoying.

 

Re the Apple 3GS -- it was a fantastic phone in its day. Just that the new OS and apps require a better processor. It takes 10+ seconds to respond to some apps. BTW, you can get an S4 with 32GB -- I saw them in my local AT&T store.

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6 Messages

10 years ago


@GLIMMERMAN76 wrote:

it amazes me that no one just does not throw a 128gig sd card in there and go.  Or has samsung not fixed the permissions on there phones.  I can use my 128gig card with my g3 and M8


Last I read, Android KitKat introduced stricter security when it comes to app access to folders on an SD card. So the SD slot will be less flexible than on previous devices. IMO that makes having larger on-device storage more important than it was before

 


@minorthird wrote:

..*snipped*..

While the response was useless, note that they did not call into question whether or not the 32GB device will be launched; but just when. So despite their obfusacation, we can read between the lines. Looks like they will indeed eventually release a 32GB model. My guess is that they're probably waiting for their telecom partners to sell off their 16GB inventory.

 

Not sure I'm going to wait around, so looking at other brands. Very annoying.

 

Re the Apple 3GS -- it was a fantastic phone in its day. Just that the new OS and apps require a better processor. It takes 10+ seconds to respond to some apps. BTW, you can get an S4 with 32GB -- I saw them in my local AT&T store.


I hope it does but I won't be holding my breath until a GS5 32gb appears.

Technically speaking they could end up calling it something else, so it won't be a GS5.

 

Yeah it's still a viable device, just a shame it didn't have more ram as thats the only problem I run into the most. I know iphones are available on all carriers with 32 and even 64gb of storage but two years of using an iphone "temporarily" has been plenty for me. I'm just not crazy about ios and despize itunes since about half of my music is flac and I have just enough that it makes maintaining two libraries annoying and a waste of disk space. I think Apple's app approval processes is a joke and I don't like how locked down it is when it comes to OS updates and rooting.

But hey to each his own.

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9 Messages

10 years ago


@mastarpete wrote:

Yeah it's still a viable device, just a shame it didn't have more ram as thats the only problem I run into the most. I know iphones are available on all carriers with 32 and even 64gb of storage but two years of using an iphone "temporarily" has been plenty for me. I'm just not crazy about ios and despize itunes since about half of my music is flac and I have just enough that it makes maintaining two libraries annoying and a waste of disk space. I think Apple's app approval processes is a joke and I don't like how locked down it is when it comes to OS updates and rooting.

But hey to each his own.


 

 

Don't get me wrong - I'm sold on Android.

 

I also used to listen to FLAC but decided that my Cowon J3 was a much better platform for audio. iPhone audio is dismal. Maybe the J3 wouldn't satifsfy the analog-only audiophile purist, but I think the Cowon's DSP technology is stellar. I used to use my FiiO e7 with my iPhone using the FiiO line-out connector. Definitely improved sound quality but silly carrying that around.

 

iPhone was good in its time, but I've moved on. I need file directory access, and I hate iTunes. Always had to use workaround like Syncios. Expandable memory is a must these days. Although I decided I'm okay with 320 kbps instead of FLAC, I fill up my 64GB microSD card very quickly (for my Note 3 and Android Tablet). And no replaceable battery on the iPhone? Apple needs to get with the times.

 

Friend just bought the LG G3 -- a completely viable alternative to the S5. They're pretty much head-to-head flagship models. At 32GB it's at the same pricepoint as the S5 16GB, and it has a better processor (if my memory serves), the best screen in its class, optical image stabilization and laser-assisted focus. It is very slightly larger than the S5. S5 has slightly better quality pics in good light, and the G3 has much better low light capabilities.

 

My only issue is that I found it to be very slippery in my hands. Weird physical button placement (in back of device), but really on a par with the S5 (I've used both and owned a Note 3 with Kit Kat). Also has its own form of split screen. Considering the S5 will likely cost more than $199 with contract, the G3 may be my next phone if I can find a way to keep it in my hand. The G2 was the perfect size.

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10 years ago


@minorthird wrote:

@mastarpete wrote:

Yeah it's still a viable device, just a shame it didn't have more ram as thats the only problem I run into the most. I know iphones are available on all carriers with 32 and even 64gb of storage but two years of using an iphone "temporarily" has been plenty for me. I'm just not crazy about ios and despize itunes since about half of my music is flac and I have just enough that it makes maintaining two libraries annoying and a waste of disk space. I think Apple's app approval processes is a joke and I don't like how locked down it is when it comes to OS updates and rooting.

But hey to each his own.


 

 

Don't get me wrong - I'm sold on Android.

 

I also used to listen to FLAC but decided that my Cowon J3 was a much better platform for audio. iPhone audio is dismal. Maybe the J3 wouldn't satifsfy the analog-only audiophile purist, but I think the Cowon's DSP technology is stellar. I used to use my FiiO e7 with my iPhone using the FiiO line-out connector. Definitely improved sound quality but silly carrying that around.

 

iPhone was good in its time, but I've moved on. I need file directory access, and I hate iTunes. Always had to use workaround like Syncios. Expandable memory is a must these days. Although I decided I'm okay with 320 kbps instead of FLAC, I fill up my 64GB microSD card very quickly (for my Note 3 and Android Tablet). And no replaceable battery on the iPhone? Apple needs to get with the times.

 

Friend just bought the LG G3 -- a completely viable alternative to the S5. They're pretty much head-to-head flagship models. At 32GB it's at the same pricepoint as the S5 16GB, and it has a better processor (if my memory serves), the best screen in its class, optical image stabilization and laser-assisted focus. It is very slightly larger than the S5. S5 has slightly better quality pics in good light, and the G3 has much better low light capabilities.

 

My only issue is that I found it to be very slippery in my hands. Weird physical button placement (in back of device), but really on a par with the S5 (I've used both and owned a Note 3 with Kit Kat). Also has its own form of split screen. Considering the S5 will likely cost more than $199 with contract, the G3 may be my next phone if I can find a way to keep it in my hand. The G2 was the perfect size.


G3 user here and yes, it took me a bit to get used to the buttons on the back.  After many years of using devices with buttons on the side, I was skeptical at first but the more I used the G2, the more natural it felt.  When I upgraded to the G3, I was right at home with using the buttons on the back.  An interesting observation, although it seems more natural to have the buttons on the back now, with the knock features from LG, I find that I hardly have a need to use the buttons on the back these days.  The G3 is a great option if you don't want to wait for the S5 with 32GB.

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9 Messages

10 years ago


@Man_of_Steel wrote:

G3 user here and yes, it took me a bit to get used to the buttons on the back.  After many years of using devices with buttons on the side, I was skeptical at first but the more I used the G2, the more natural it felt.  When I upgraded to the G3, I was right at home with using the buttons on the back.  An interesting observation, although it seems more natural to have the buttons on the back now, with the knock features from LG, I find that I hardly have a need to use the buttons on the back these days.  The G3 is a great option if you don't want to wait for the S5 with 32GB

 

Very cool. Glad to hear my thoughts confirmed. Digging the rounded area where the cover flap is punched out. Reads the time like an analog watch or you can display icons for quick access without opening the cover flap.


But don't you find the thing slippery? That was my first observation and probably the only one holding me back.

For those who don't know, it's a very lightweight device as well. Still too big for a pocket IMO.

 

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