When the Samsung Galaxy S5 was announced back in February in Barcelona, a lot of jokes were made about the back of the device. How the gold one looks like a band-aid and the white one looks like a golf ball. Which is kind of true, but Samsung does have a reason for using that material and design in their latest flagship. Which the South Korean manufacturer recently explained.
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“A delicate perforated pattern is applied to the back panel and attached to the elegant frame. The small holes on the panel follow a visual rhythm, providing tactile pleasure to the fingertips when users touch the back of the phone. The S5’s unique cushioning materials deliver a reassuring give when held in the user’s hands. Combined with the perforated exterior and a material soft as sheepskin, the S5 provides a truly optimal grip.”
And I have to agree with the “optimal grip” part of that statement. After using the Galaxy S5 for a few days now, the grip of the device is a whole lot better than the Galaxy S4 was. That thing was pretty slippery. While the Galaxy S5 is not slippery at all. It almost feels like the Nexus 7 (2013) and the Nexus 5. Which is a soft-touch plastic, and I really like that material. Samsung also has a website dedicated to the design of their products, which is a good read through if you’re interested.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 may not be the prettiest device out there. But it does what it does well. By that I mean that it’s waterproof, dustproof, and a lot less slippery. Even the HTC One M8 is a bit slippery, at least the gunmetal gray version is. How many of you are liking the Galaxy S5 and Samsung’s design choices for their most-recent flagship device? Let us know in the comments below.