Galaxy S3 to S5 upgrade push by Samsung may upset


The smartphone market is evolving all the time with manufacturers offering handsets with better specifications and features, and for a lot of users this will mean keeping a handset for the duration of a two year contract. Today we have news of a Galaxy S3 to S5 upgrade push by Samsung that may upset considering the problems with the Android 4.3 update, and the lack of KitKat 4.4.

While it can be said that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is now 2 years old it has been available recently to purchase brand new, but owners of the handset including myself have been left with a really buggy device since it received the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update.

Now Samsung has posted a video to their YouTube channel that is trying to push Galaxy S3 owners into upgrading to the Galaxy S5, and begins by noting that the S3 only has an 8-megapixel rear camera compared to the 16-megapixel unit found on the latest model.

A big thing is made of the extra detail captured on the Galaxy S5 camera in various lighting conditions, but a lot of Galaxy S3 owners would just like the shooter to work without suddenly shutting down at the wrong moment.

Are you tempted to upgrade to the Galaxy S5 from the S3, or has your experience with the buggy firmware put you off Samsung handsets?


6 thoughts on “Galaxy S3 to S5 upgrade push by Samsung may upset”

  1. Curent phone s3 and im so sorry that i have updated to android 4.3 (still under warranty i can`t change rom…)
    My next phone (im 100% sure will not be a sam i will go to LG/HTC/nexus)

  2. #nothappy@samsung says:

    Had s1 s2 s3 think my next will be off a tree that grows a green shaped fruit that goes crunch when bitten …………

  3. Muira says:

    Just download the official 4.2 rom and flash it on with odin and end of problems. It’s the official rom, so using it will not invalidate any warranty you might have and it does not affect the binary counter. It’s then exactly as if you’d never updated.

  4. Storm says:

    I will be upgrading to a different brand by the end of the year. Tired of all the crap Samsung has pulled for the last 2 years with my S3. The phone has been a pain in my rear since the first upgrade. From drastic battery drain, spontaneous shutdowns, camera not working and crap pics, you name it I have dealt with it. And No it is not the apps I run. My phone has less than 5 apps added to it that have been throughly checked out. Samsung can take a flying leap for all I care.

  5. Dipu says:

    I don’t really care about the camera of my GS3 LTE but it is not that bad. So, I am not going to buy the S5. I just want the latest update.

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