This phone is by far the worst I have ever owned. I cannot make a phone call, even when it says that I am connected. The absolute worst!!
TomB, 30 Jun 2017STORAGE: an SD card is an absolute requirement. I have a 64GB card. Pictures and videos are st... moreI hope you are enjoying the rapidly dwindling space on your On5! Speaking as an owner of the Samsung On5, I have to agree with those who state that the phone is (in your terms) "crap". I have had mine for approximately 9 months, and have already run out of "Internal Memory. I have deleted the VERY few apps I had installed, and I didn't gain back one iota of internal memory. I purchased a 128 Gigabyte microSD card (you can only install it as "External Memory"), transferred all of the apps that would move, therefore increasing my Internal Memory by less than 1 Gigabyte, and now have a whopping 0.25 Gigabytes of internal memory left. I could not even update Android 6.0 (even if my carrier would allow the O. S. to be updated). My best advice is like so many others who have been cheated by Samsung on this purchase. Go out and buy another phone with at least 32 Gigabytes of internal storage, and make sure that the manufacturer will allow you to use the microSD card memory as Internal memory.
- The Phone Is Okay For The Price . The Only Extreme Issue I Have The Phone Is The Internal Storage . It Runs Out Of Space Very Fast & You Don't Even To Be Installing Apps And Downloading Things For It To Run Of Space .
sarah, 30 Jun 2017may I ask how to take a screen shot from Samsung gal. on5 pls. helpUse Button Home and power button!!
STORAGE: an SD card is an absolute requirement. I have a 64GB card. Pictures and videos are stored on the card. You will need to move apps to the SD card or you will run out of storage. Ignore the other reviews that say the phone is crap because there is no storage. You can move most apps that didn't come with the phone to the SD card. Also, disable apps you're not using and can't delete, like Google Books, etc. That frees up even more space.
The annoying thing is that when an app gets updated, the update is installed on the internal storage and will need to be moved to SD storage again. AFAIK, this is an Android limitation, not Samsung. For that reason, I have disabled automatic updates and update manually infrequently. One more point: Android has an option to use the SD card as internal storage. This does not seem to be supported on this phone.
Speed: faster than the previous model, the Galaxy Core Prime. The extra half-gig of RAM really helps the phone be able to handle switching between apps without having to spool off to storage.
FM Radio: supported by T-Mobile. Works fine
No NFC, so forget tap-and-pay.
The camera is average, good clarity but forget low-level light pix, like taking a picture of a band at a concert. Anything well lit in the background will be washed out. (Referring to 5MP camera on the T-Mobile model).
Bluetooth works really well, my bluetooth headphones stay connected well beyond their claimed range.
OVERALL RATING: an absolute steal for the price. This thing is 80% as good as a full-price smartphone for 10% of the price.
sarah, 30 Jun 2017may I ask how to take a screen shot from Samsung gal. on5 pls. helpYou can see it on youtube
The phone is good, not that durable, needs good case. I do not have many applications, so 8GB is fine for me. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy On5 is the best fit for me.
Frustrated , 17 Jun 2017This phone is horrible because you don't have room for apps because it's always running out of... moreI am so upset. This internal storage thing is killing me. Why can't I transmit my apps and data to my ad card. Total foolishness. Kmt.
This phone is horrible because you don't have room for apps because it's always running out of storage. I repeatedly have to uninstall Messenger to make room for updates then reinstall Messenger. It will let me change Facebook & Messenger to external storage but it doesn't help much. I have found all the places to change it to SD card storage but hardly anything goes into the SD card.
Bubai, 29 May 2017After marshmallow update in October my phone usb not working..but after i visit services ce... moreI love it I have everything updated by itself and the use works great and Bluetooth and i can handle my storage by smart manager
Seyum, 30 Apr 2017 I have access Samsung On5 from somebody it has good quality but I fail to Use 3G net work in ... moreNaw it sucks no matter where your at. The service the phone in general sucks. I could be at home not using data but WiFi instead cause it's the only way to call and get texts cause service sucks, it's still slow as hell.
Ian, 07 Jun 2017Any1 got a new update of about 365 mb? If you have done it what has changed? Don't update. It stops the networks frequently.
Any1 got a new update of about 365 mb? If you have done it what has changed?
Seyum, 30 Apr 2017 I have access Samsung On5 from somebody it has good quality but I fail to Use 3G net work in ... morei have the same problem..... mine goes like this..
I have a Samsung galaxy on 5 which was bought from metro pcs in USA and I think it's a T mobile nationwide that was using on it before
So my uncle brought it to Nigeria so I inserted my Airtel network SIM card here in Nigeria inside it but it was sim lock
So I tried to unlock it and I was ask for my IME number so after for some days it was unlock
So anytime I put it at 3G it off the network but if I put it at 2G it works but you know how 2G network browsing is very slow
So what am trying to say is that 3G and 4G does not work on the phone with all Nigeria network provider
It only 2G that works with it
It shows E on top when browsing and sometime G i have to sleep and wake up before a site open...
what i also want to know is that is Samsung Galaxy on 5 a 2G or 3G or 4G phone?
Kindly please help me with what I can do
Hope to read from u soon