Well after using this exynos version for 1month my honest opinion.
1. Its superb phone for the price u get.
2. I have personally checked my fon through all the benchmarks i know n got highest scores in all EXCEPT graphics related tests.
3. Has some overheating issue with battery drainage but quite ignorable.
4. Screen is brilliant n vibrant.
5. Camera is the best one i have seen till now in any phone EXCEPT nokia lumia 1020.
6. I exchanged my xperia z1 for this fon n truly satisfied.
7. Looks cheap in photos but quite elegant to hold it in public..seriously ul get looks n ppl will ask u about ur fon(from personal xperience im saying)
8. Clean ur RAM as often u can n ul hardly see any lags or heating.
9. GUI sucks a bit...quite laggy n gimmicky..
10. Fingerprint scanner quite effective though not as much as iphone5s(personaly tested).
11. Exynos is ok but i wish it had adreno.
12. Battery life is quite good if u use properly. I get 16-17hrs wid quite hectic use.
Anyways i can go on n on...so lastly i would say those who are complaining about this phone either havnt used it personaly or anti samsung ppl or have bought some other fon n repenting now to not have bought this flagship. Dont listen to them. Buy it..use it...ul know im right.I am no Samsung fanboy. Im using samsung after galaxy s2-htc incredible s-blackbery torch 9810-iphone 5-xperia zr-xperia z1-galaxy s5. N i am satisfied with the price im gettin it.
Having problems with ram .my phone is using up more than 70% of ram all the time even every app is closed .. and the front camera is even worst then s4 it allways is in beauti face not even I change it to auto because it takes beautiface in auto mode to can any one tell me how I can solve this problem
Exynos processor is the worst and not updated by samsung, not works in lte networks. I ll never will buy this version of s5.
why Samsung hesitates to release its Snapdragon version of S5 in India alone or am i mistaken?
Half of the people working in the Store aren't sure if the phone is a octa core variant or Snap dragon variant :/
S5 exynos ocata core beats snapdragon
imran haque, 03 Jul 2014I bought this phone 2 months ago, and after purchasing the phone is heating like iron in idle ... moreDid you bring your SD card over from an old phone? Samsung Index service is causing the drain?
If yes there is a fix.
Samsung thinks Indians are fool.In Europe and American market this mobile sold with Qualcomm snapdragon 801 processor but in Indian market this mobile sold with cheap Exynor processor.
Still using since two months, it has neither heating issue, nor any problem respectively. Looks nice display (I preferred Adapt Display or Cinema Mode, depends on user choice) and good performance. Touchwiz is somehow okay with new user interface on GS5 but I am using home replacement launcher because I don’t like Touchwiz so far. Frequently clean the recent applications (press left button), memory clean up, catch clean for free of junk files (installs cleaner apps e.g. Clean Master) etc. Disable apps, if don’t use. It can be checked on the website for tips and tricks and getting more information of the device to handle with care.
I bought this phone 2 months ago, and after purchasing the phone is heating like iron in idle mode and automatic reduce the battery backup and every day it happened. I remove memory card but still have the problem. sometimes heating issue capture all battery backup and automatically turn off. pleas help me
Nix, 30 Jun 2014How can i buy snapdragon version in india?please reply.Guys you won't find much difference in performance as I had used SD version for couple of days(except Gaming experience is bit better in SD version & bit better battery management).
I don't feel its worth to buy a high end mobile without warranty, if anything goes wrong you will end up paying a hefty amount for servicing.
mini developer, 29 Jun 2014In response to your comment.... All the cores work at the same time so it is a major factor fo... moreYou might be right and its theoretically also true but what I told is as I found when using the CPU-Z app, in which i never found any of the core inactive even if you wait for a long time . Where as I found at least 2 cores in Snapdragon Version inactive almost all the time when I was testing it in Idle condition.
Nix, 30 Jun 2014How can i buy snapdragon version in india?please reply.I myself tried searching for sd version in india.... though i dont know if indian sim will work on it..... you can buy it from amazon.com or if your relatives are in USA, you can ask them to buy you.....if it works, also notify me.... i would like to buy one too!!!!:P but there is one disadvantage...
Almost all the sellers of amazon.com will ship it without any warranty or you cannot claim its warranty in india.... only in USA.... So beware and happy buying