Samsung takes legal action over negative Galaxy S5 press

Samsung takes legal action over negative Galaxy S5 pressLet’s face it; a good portion of the news we relay is of the negative variety, whether it’s delays, or production problems, or poor working conditions, or financial losses…

It comes as somewhat of a surprise, then, to learn that Samsung is going after one particular South Korean publication, after it refused to retract a vaguely negative story pertaining to the Galaxy S5.

It’s ET News seemingly destined for the dock, after it ran stories claiming that a) the Samsung Galaxy S5 was having production problems, specifically relating to the camera, and b) Samsung employees were working insane-o overtime to ensure an April 11 global launch.

ET News is sticking with its claims, and ultimately Samsung wants $300,000 in damages, claiming that the negative press could hamper Galaxy S5 sales in Korea, and indeed the world – should the story go viral.

Ironically, Samsung’s lawsuit has only further highlighted the original story, though the lawsuit makes Sammo the good guy here. I think.

An official statement reads: “Samsung Electronics sought a correction from ET News following the publication of false claims that can hugely damage our business and brand value.

“In the interests of providing consumers with accurate information, we made a number of requests for the information to be corrected. Unfortunately this was ignored and we are now taking legal action as a last resort.”

To be fair, if people were still buying iPhones after the widely reported Foxconn stories (suicides, riots, explosions), you have to think Samsung is overreacting just a little bit. "ET News says we're working OVERTIME?!"

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 10, 2014 at 16:18

Coming to Irish networks tomorrow. The queues, man, the queues!!!!

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 10, 2014 at 16:20

No queues actually. But I just used it for 2 minutes in cpw... It's, well... a fast Android phone. Awesome. :p

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 10, 2014 at 17:08

No queues actually. But I just used it for 2 minutes in cpw... It's, well... a fast Android phone. Awesome. :p
How different is it compared to an S4? I'm definitely losing interest in high-end phones, nothing of any use seems to have been introduced since phone started getting 720p displays. 1080p is nicer, but not another £500 nicer.

Treab  Apr. 10, 2014 at 21:12

i just wanna say my 1080p screen is nicer than yr 720p screen :p

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 10, 2014 at 21:16

No queues actually. But I just used it for 2 minutes in cpw... It's, well... a fast Android phone. Awesome. :p
How different is it compared to an S4? I'm definitely losing interest in high-end phones, nothing of any use seems to have been introduced since phone started getting 720p displays. 1080p is nicer, but not another £500 nicer.
to be honest: I 'approached' it with next to no interest. Screen is stunning, but: I used it in a bright sun-flooded store, and even on lowest brightness I found the screen too bright. You know I'm no fan of Samsung's screens. Still , it is impressive. Viewing angles are stunning (if your eyes survive :p. ) .
Other than that? Very fast. Don't see how anything could be faster... except, of course, the photo gallery app... Still not up to iOS or WP standards. G*d knows why Android/Google cannot get a grip on that?! I can scroll through 5,000+ photos on the iPhone 5/5c/5s or even the old iPad 2 without any blank thumbnails slowly rendering before my eyes.... But THE über-flagship in the Android range struggles to render the, maybe, 200 pics that were on the device I played with.... No biggie for most, I suppose. I find it disruptive on a phone that is otherwise lightening fast.

Looks? Feel? Not impressed. Okay, I guess. I used the black one. The back looks and feels alright, but not flagshippy.

Treab  Apr. 10, 2014 at 21:24

thats cause its not flagshippy... thats the note series now...

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 10, 2014 at 21:42

i just wanna say my 1080p screen is nicer than yr 720p screen :p
Undoubtedly, but you went from a 4.3" 480p display to a 5.7" 1080p display, that's a pretty worthwhile jump.

Treab  Apr. 10, 2014 at 22:03

i used my s2 for the 1st time the other day felt soo small lol

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 10, 2014 at 23:40

i used my s2 for the 1st time the other day felt soo small lol
I know the feeling, once you discount the on-screen button bar on the Moto G, the remaining display size is almost identical to an S2. Saying that, the PPI of the G is actually higher than that of my N2 haha.

Treab  Apr. 10, 2014 at 23:47

do you still have the N2?

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 11, 2014 at 00:20

do you still have the N2?
Yeah, I've gone back to using it as my main phone, purely because full desktop websites are so much easier to use on its big display.

That's absolutely no bad reflection on the Moto G, though; I just like having a large screen. I realise that the vast majority of people do not want to carry a phone as big as the N2 around with them, I just got too used to its screen size to give that up.

I still reckon the "best buy" non-phablet device has to be the Moto G. If Motorola ever make a phablet version of the Moto G, I'll bit their hand off for one, otherwise I might get a Note 4 or 5.

Treab  Apr. 11, 2014 at 14:36

maybe the next note will have a diamond in the case to give people something to think it makes it worth more than the G lol

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 11, 2014 at 17:53

maybe the next note will have a diamond in the case to give people something to think it makes it worth more than the G lol
It's not worth 5x as much as a Moto G, but I did own the N2 well before anyone even knew the Moto G was a thing haha.

Treab  Apr. 11, 2014 at 17:58

yeah yeah excuses excuses

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