No Matter, 02 Mar 2016I believe you, but you don't understand me totally. I don't use my phone for my photography pr... more2 years ago Samsung had 2 models camera-phones with 10X zoom lens - not available anymore, only used such devices may be found on sell:
Samsung Galaxy K zoom
Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom
Terrible phone and poor service. The phone (s5 neo), or at least the version I have, does not have a Privacy Mode, notwithstanding that both the s4 and s5 have this function. My s5neo also unilaterally turns off the Atomatic Time and Automatic Time Zone functions so that every time I go to use the phone I get a notice telling me to manually adjust the time. Based on my discussions with Samsung they could care less about this dissatisfied customer. After speaking to their front line person who had the sense to escalate the matter to the next level, I was transfeered to a dimwit who asked me what the problem was. As i had just given him my ticket number,I suggested he read the notes his collegue had listed therein. This talented Customer Service Rep. would have preferred to have me repeat the whole long story about how I believed that it was Samsung's duty to explicitly advise customers when it removed functions etc., but he grudgingly agreed to do so, asking me to hold on while he reviewed the file. He ended the conversation with the classic "since we dont sell the phone, we cant replace it". Great service huh?
No Matter, 02 Mar 2016Well, discussion is over. I can't discuss with person saying focal lenght is a distance from s... moreNo comment.
However since obviously not every fan of "mobile phone street photography", blaming the "problems" of Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo mobile phone camera, knows what exactly is EXIF (Exchangeable Image File) information, I placed the EXIF information for all the Galaxy S5 Neo JPG sample images:
Hope this helps.
me007, 02 Mar 2016When I said 4cm - it is approximately indeed. To be precise - the EXIF information at the phot... moreWell, discussion is over. I can't discuss with person saying focal lenght is a distance from sensor to the object...
me007, 02 Mar 2016You should understand the difference between DSLR camera with several very heavy lenses, a lig... moreI believe you, but you don't understand me totally. I don't use my phone for my photography projects or seriaus photography work. Phone in the studio would be stupid. I'm talking about freetime street photography, some picture taking at work (nothing to do with photography) especially close ups in which part this phone struglles.
Once you will understand the difference between those parts - seriousness and leisure with no backpack full of gear - you'll understand my critics.
Taking this phone out for street photography is not a good choice because of the slow shutter speeds and lack of OIS. I've told that before. And please don't tell me about powerfull pocket compacts, I know about them, just be quiet. OK? I don't want them. OK? Many many many people use their phones for street photography, because they are always in your pocket and they are discreet. So this budget S5 Neo solution is not suitable for that. I made a mistake buying it.
No matter, 01 Mar 2016You've got to be kiddin' man. Cameras camcorders, tripods, monopods, removing stickers... Do I... moreYou should understand the difference between DSLR camera with several very heavy lenses, a light mini camera and a smartphone. Don't blame your smartphone camera. My DSLR cameras and lenses stay at home for years. I shoot mainly video and my smartphone can not help me in that. There is a big difference between video with tripod or 14X optical stabilization and without any, believe me.
No matter, 01 Mar 2016Well, I do. It may focus at 15 cm if you're lucky. Mostly you have to work hard to make it clo... moreWhen I said 4cm - it is approximately indeed. To be precise - the EXIF information at the photos says 3.7mm. Hopefully that would help.
me007, 01 Mar 2016 I don't see any problem with Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo macro photos. Here are some sample photos:... moreWell, I do. It may focus at 15 cm if you're lucky. Mostly you have to work hard to make it close focus everytime, like searh for contrasty parts of the object and etc. Only then, once focus is on and sharp, you can get few more cm closer. But to 4 cm to the object.. This is not true or this said person doesn't see a difference between "in focus" and "out of focus".
I use my phone at work and I'm amateur photographer so I know what I'm saying.
me007, 01 Mar 20161. You may use WPS Office to open Excel files - it is much faster than Microsoft Excel. 2. Th... moreYou've got to be kiddin' man. Cameras camcorders, tripods, monopods, removing stickers... Do I look stupid? You have trouble undestanding people and even reading correctly. When I have my dslr with me - I don't use my phone. When I don't have my camera with me - I shoot with the phone. Did I have complained about quality? What has lens sticker got to do with it? And don't tell me about sh**ty third party apps. Jessus...
No Matter, 29 Feb 2016There is my thoughts on this phone after a few months:
Generally phone is all right, pretty... more I don't see any problem with Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo macro photos. Here are some sample photos: http://1drv.ms/1OMn1Mr
Afonsodias, 01 Mar 2016I am looking for a new phone for a long time now. And I came across two phones that I liked th... moreThe Galaxy S5 Neo has a micro-SIM and removable battery, Galaxy A5 has nano-SIM, non-removable battery.
No Matter, 29 Feb 2016There is my thoughts on this phone after a few months:
Generally phone is all right, pretty... more1. You may use WPS Office to open Excel files - it is much faster than Microsoft Excel.
2. The Galaxy S5 Neo camera may focus at around 4 cm. You may also try other camera apps which offer more manual controls like A Better Camera, Camera FV-5 (there is however no support for full manual shutter control, it is available only for small list of phone cameras). For avoiding blurry photos at slow shutter speed you may use a small universal tripod like GripTight Gorillapod Stand.
However using a telephone like a /video/camera is never a good idea, it is much better to have with you a small (Sony) camcorder with 10X optical zoom and 14X optical stabilization - you will forget for video handshaking and blurry photos. You may get with you more professional mini camera with several lenses.
3. If you haven't took off the plastic sticky patch on the camera lens, please remove it and you will see the difference.
4. The Galaxy S5 Neo is rumored to receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow sooner or later. Not sure if this update will bring any meaningful features.
I am looking for a new phone for a long time now. And I came across two phones that I liked the a5 2016 and the galaxy s5 neo (or new edition). I looked the specs of this two phones and they have the same chipset, ram, screen. Basically the difference between than is the camera a5 13mp s5 16mp, both have f1.9. And the s5 neo is 64 bits as the a5 isn't. And the benchmark scores off both are basically the same difference maybe of 1 or 2 %. I was wondering with one should I chose as I can find both for the same price right now in my country.
There is my thoughts on this phone after a few months:
Generally phone is all right, pretty good value for the money, but... processor is quite slow. And something tell me that octa-core 1.6 Ghz processor could do much more than it does. It feels somehow restricted, slowed down. Opening even light exel file or simple game like "plants vs zombies vol 1" takes ages.
Picture quality is very good I should say, but.. Camera chooses very slow shutter speeds. It causes many many many f**ked up pictures. You have to stand still breathless when taking pictures. It is weird really, coz it has a bright lens with 1.9 aperture and an average sensor size. Anyway, in this matter, save a bit more Â€ and get A5 (2016) which has an OIS.
And it doesn't do macro. Closest you can get to the object to get it in focus is 20-30 cm. But this is not macro at all.
Other toys like waterprofness, finger scanners and other toys I dont need so I don't care.
So if you want a phone which is slow, doesn't have a gorrila glass, has no OIS, will not have any support (marshmellow or whatever) in the future buy this crap. Otherwise save a bit more money and get A5 or anything else but samsung.
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2016Most things of what you said are right but....shutter speed goes down to 1/17 and this is veri... moreIn case you need stable work at 1/17 sec shutter speed or less, then you may use any universal tripod (or just scotch tape to stick at any surface) + Voice Control and take picture just by saying "Smile", "Cheese", "Capture" or "Shoot".
You may use any other Camera app of choice, for example Google Camera has Photo Sphere mode.
Milon Hossen, 27 Feb 2016I could not make videos into the water. as my smart phone is samsung galaxy s5 neo. when I kee... moreHave you read the Galaxy S5 Neo user manual and the standard "IEC 60529 - Degrees of Protection provided by Enclosures"? Where exactly in the standard have you seen any guarantee for underwater work? It is about water and dust protection only.
However you may use special waterproof case /sealed waterproof bag/ for Galaxy S5 - you may search at amazon.com for "Galaxy S5 Waterproof Case" and you will find different similar products for example "Voxkin Universal Waterproof Case for iPhone 6S, 6, 6 Plus, 5, 5S, 4, Galaxy S6 S5, Note 4, LG G4, HTC".
I want ask about samsung s5 neo,i trow one glass with water from back side where is the speaker and now i can't liste music like before ??
I could not make videos into the water. as my smart phone is samsung galaxy s5 neo. when I keep my phone into the water then it is been autometic closed. so there have anybody for help me, how can I make videos into water?