Editors Liked

  • Great 4.8" screen
  • Good set of features
  • Excellent battery life
  • Advanced call quality features
  • State-of-the-art everything
  • Big, but light
  • A blazing fast beast of a phone with 2GB of RAM and a 1.5GHz dualcore processor
  • Slim and comfortable design given large display
  • Fast camera
  • Impressive 4G speeds
  • Revamped TouchWiz experience
  • Lots of easy sharing functionality

Editors Didn't Like

  • Expensive
  • Camera photos tend to be a bit overexposed
  • Screen difficult to read in sunlight
  • S Voice not as good as Siri
  • Construction quality not the best
  • Still no metal used in design
  • App seeding on homescreens cumbersome
  • Plastic build
  • Many features are buried deep in the UI
  • Relatively dim screen
  • Noticeable lag when returning to home screen
  • AllShare still second fiddle to Air Play
  • Samsung software overload
  • Samsung's TouchWiz software includes a lot of half-baked features that aim for innovation but miss the mark
  • No 4G LTE support