Never in my life I hated a phone like this one.
The sofware is so much defficent that I sometimes dont even receive my calls. It becomes buggy quickly, so I had to reset it two times in less than one year.
Every time I did there was new functions missing and new ones poped out of nowhere. The water resistance fail is not guarranteed, as the battery is removable and there is SD slot so its your fault if it fails... Nice philosophy...
Thats so unfortunate I took this phone on a plan, I have to endure it until next april...
This phone is the reason why I'm not gonna buy a Samsung product anymore.
Gino76, 14 Aug 2017In a strange twist of events I heard that Samsung is planning on releasing Nougat 7.0 on the S... moreThis phone is an s5 with newer software and "octa" core cpu. But no finger scaner, no screen mirroring, no 4k or 1080p/720p 60fps recording. And the gpu is so horrible that every game lags even in 720p. And my classmate that owns this phone is fine with it. But for 350euros is a scam from shamesung. Don't be fooled by octa core cpu and newer software. This phone is pure trash. At 200 euros is ok but anything more is a scam. And nougat will be a disaster for this one. And YES it even lags when you play 1080p 60fps videos on youtube. Sometimes even 720p 60 for a few seconds.
I absolutely hate this phone! It is slow, has no storage, pretends to die at least once a week, and the button placement at the bottom makes my thumb cramp. It is also very ugly and small. I would not recommend this phone and am already looking to replace it after only having it for about 2 months
In a strange twist of events I heard that Samsung is planning on releasing Nougat 7.0 on the S5 Neo. is this True? Would you consider this phone is still a good deal for its specs? How about the HTC U Play or Z3?
I was sad when my provider no longer offered Sony products. I'm happy with my provider and thought what the heck I'll try a Samsung, after all how bad can it be?
I'm generally happy with the performance of the phone and really like the removable back. But after several months of using the phone I am sick and tired of the auto correct. It is not predictive, words taken out of the dictionary reappear on a regular basis and this is a real nuisance.
Given the amount I text and e-mail this is a real deal killer. Come replacement I'll be looking at other brands, which is sad because I'm generally happy with the phone.
bl123, 01 Jul 2017When is update to nougat Nothing official is confirmed. However, the SM-G903W (Canadian variant) now has Wi-Fi certification under Nougat. That's a good sign that it might be getting an upgrade.
Hebberz, 10 May 2017This phone constantly freezes when I have a text message conversation open and am receiving a ... moreIt happened with wife's unit, exactly after the MM update. I bought a new sd and that nuissance never occurred again. I suspect that somehow the sd card broke at the update. Hope it helps
Shafiq, 03 Jul 2017hi my s5 neo sucks cant turn on wifi and bluetooth Restart to the factory settings
just read that s5 neo was spotted on GFXBench with android 7.0 nougat, We got the march security update so that means that s5 neo has not been forgoten
I don't know why you guys have so much trouble with your unit, mine is fine with the plastic chrome around the USB port chipped, I've rooted it, played a lot of games and I can say I'm not satisfied of the performance in games but in the rest of the apps is snappy.
This device received a security update recently and I think there will be more in the future.
Some apps were crashing for no reason but it's not always the phones fault, is the developers problem.
Used it for nearly 2 years and it's still going strong and also I've used it in the shower, left it in a bucket full of water while playing a music video and no water the damage.
Micro USB on the bottom of the phone for charging failed after only a few months and become intermittent and unreliable. Finally, exactly a month after my warranty was up it has completely stopped working. Micro USB's are a terrible way to charge a phone, and will not purchase another phone that uses this method of charging
Hebberz, 10 May 2017This phone constantly freezes when I have a text message conversation open and am receiving a ... moreNot always the problem is with the phone, sometimes there are apps with software bugs.
For example, after upgrading to Android 6, Google Mail app was not possible to open. I sent a message to Google support and in 1-2 days the problem was fixed.
Also the Camera app was restarting sometimes before, when using together with navigation, and with Android 6 this Camera app bug was fixed.
In case you use specific app with a software bug, then you may stop using the buggy app and report to the app support for fixing the bug. You may start using any other similar non-faulty app. It could be also 2 apps you use at the same time interfering with each other.
Hebberz, 10 May 2017This phone constantly freezes when I have a text message conversation open and am receiving a ... moreI do not know what you errors occur continuously. I just know that I am with this phone I have never had any problems, and that means something to you, as the phone works perfectly and without error.
This phone constantly freezes when I have a text message conversation open and am receiving a text message from the person I have the convo open with or from other contacts. It constantly tells me my "SD card is unmounted" yet it was replaced months ago, due to this error always popping up. I have always sworn by Samsung ever since the Samsung galaxy s4 but this phone has errors that, for some reason, cannot be repaired... (According to Eastlink) bullshit, in my opinion.
bl123, 08 May 2017Forget Android Nougat 7.0, I heard that will arrive Android Oreo 8.0 update for Samsung Galaxy... moreCorrect: Samsung Galaxy S5 is included, that means Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo too. However the UK release date of Android 8.0 Oreo is expected August/September 2017...
List of Samsung smartphones Updating to Android 8.0 Oreo:
Forget Android Nougat 7.0, I heard that will arrive Android Oreo 8.0 update for Samsung Galaxy S5 and S5 Neo :))))