I have the S5 about 5 months, its a great phone. Good camera, great display, good battery life.
After i got 5.0 my phone became slow, and the SOT for my battery was 3.5 h
I rooted it, and flashed the new XTRESTOLITE ROM, which is based on the official Touchwizz rom, but without the bloatware. I got from the Aroma packet the Multiwindows feature, Download booster and Ultrapower saving mode.
The phone is now superfast, like stock android whit touchwizz look, fantastic battery life (5 h SOT), stock camera app
Had some problems with the original lolipop 5.0 camera was failing all the time but a small official fix solved it. anyways a great mobile device
Phyll, 12 Jun 2015I love using my S 5 phone, but was very disappointed in the design of the cover for the power ... moreTo PHYLL:
How did you manage to break your cover? It's easy to open and easy to close.
I love using my S 5 phone, but was very disappointed in the design of the cover for the power cord input. It was so difficult to open it when it
needed to be powered up, that I left it open and it ultimately broke off.
Now I have this beautiful phone with tape over the bottom which gets sticky and keeps coming up.
I hope you will change the design of this in the future. I really don't see what happened as my fault, and think the phone should be replaced.
If not, I will struggle with it until I am due for an upgrade.
@ani808990. Hiya. hope your well. How you enjoying your s5. Is it still going smooth. Thought i would pop over and say hi:-)
Anonymous, 10 Jun 2015S5 is a cheap internet phone as of now. This device looks very ugly in factual S4 looks far be... moreI don't have a problem with the S5 looks. Even GSMArena sees it as the best looking of all the Galaxy S before it. You should consider that it has waterproofing which is why it has more bezels than the S4. Nevertheless, the back of the S5 looks better than all the other Samsung smartphones in my view. The camera with the flash and heart rate sensor right below it gives it a nice look. Even another commenter said that the flash/heart rate sensor combo looks more classy with it below the camera compared to the S6 having it at the side of the camera. All in all I have no problem with the S5.
I have s5, i had this phone since jan 2015. So far i havent experience any problems with it. I even soaked it under water 3 times when we had swimming party. I like the lollipop update, its performance had improved and the new ui was quite amazing.
it is exellent phone but it has low battery life,it hasn't optical stanisation so when you minor shake it image becomes blured.camera
shutter speed is low.and it is very wide.
55 degree temperature while charging is normsl or not and also charger heats up alot
I am samsung s5 user,i could say this is a nice phone for me,i disabled the apps which i don't needed and turned off the mobile data if not necessary, it works very fine.for the plastic behind the phone,i changed it with another one a flip cover and looks great....it's baterry life is amzing and charge very fast.
Sdk, 10 Jun 2015S5 was or is not popular because of its looks or appearanc looking plasticky and definitely n... moreHi,its not cheaper than A7 in South Africa not sure in other countries.I had to choose from A7 and S5 I went for the S5. My next phone will be a S6 when my upgrade is due that's if Samsung don't have S7 or S8 ill decide then but thanks guys.
It is supposed to be waterproof. I used it in the rain during a GPS hike. I used an umbrella, but still, the S 5 got a bit wet because my hands and everything was a bit wet. I had to dry my fingers and the screen each time I had to type in new gps coordinates. After a while the S 5 went crazy, flickering and no longer reacting and I could not use it anymore. Others tried to call me, but no call came through. After some hours in my pocket and a restart, the S 5 worked again, but even deep inside the menu things were changed, like the time settings from 24 H to AM/PM. This was a bad water test, just a bit of rain and the S 5 went crazy and stopped alltogether.
Raj, 10 Jun 2015Thanks & thumbs up for u.it has its advantages besides its looks. I will still purchase a S5.S5 was or is not popular because of its looks or appearanc
looking plasticky and definitely not looking flagship.But its quality of performance or features were never question ed or commented.And now it is available very cheap,so if you want to buy , buy it now.