maxrom, 26 Oct 20184 hours SOT on moderate to heavy usage on this phone in 2018 good or not?This is good. The flagship phone galaxy s6 wont give you this much time.
youdon'tknowme, 30 Oct 2018Been using the S5 for 3 years now, credibly can say its a great, reliable phone for short term... moreMy dear friend.
you are using it since long time.
Buy a new orignal battery , backup your data and factory reset your phone.
It will be a brand new phone again.
Why, 26 Nov 2018Been having a phone as a hand me down. Works okay especially from what I had. Does lag a bit a... moreThe operating system and some apps require space for functions of normal use. Disabling or Uninstalling unnecessary apps and features can release some extra space.
The designation of 2GB is based on the hardware capability, not the actual space after boot up as different phones use different amounts. For instance, my S5 only has 339M available at the moment as I am using a lot of tools and tweeks.
1.6GB is still pretty good!
Been having a phone as a hand me down. Works okay especially from what I had. Does lag a bit at times. I noticed it supposed to be two gigabytes of RAM but it says 1.67 Ram. To me that's a quite a bit difference. there's supposed to be some kind of new update it already has lollipop but I'm afraid what the new update is, last time I had a different phone and it had an update the phone didn't work well
Anonymous, 14 Nov 2018not all people have much money honey..It is not about much money. This phone is really an ancient of days full of amazing features.
I am still running android 5.0 on my galaxy S5. My carrier isn't doing anymore updates. How can I update to 6.0? I tried my local bestbuy but they said they don't do it anymore. Not sure if they gave me the run around or not
WOW I cannot believe there are people still talking and discussion about this phone in 2018, almost 2019 that was basically 5 years ago! I got it when it was released but I had it just for 7 months and then moved to next phone and now the Galaxy S9+
dziugas1959 , 02 Nov 2018Probably Shoud update to lineage os 15.1 trust aka the privacy guard is now better if you are ... morewhat is "privacy guard" on Lineage? Speaking on security, how are there roms in terms of security overall? does it receive monthly updates?
mat, 01 Nov 2018I'm playing with this for 10 months. installed lineageos 14.1 from very beginning. Phone has n... moreProbably Shoud update to lineage os 15.1 trust aka the privacy guard is now better if you are conserned with privacy
mat, 01 Nov 2018I'm playing with this for 10 months. installed lineageos 14.1 from very beginning. Phone has n... moreHave you noticed any bugs on the lineage os? Are you a heavy user and notice any slow downs considering its a 2014 phone with 2gb ram or is it fluid to use as a daily driver with the custom os?
Tried any other os that could be recommended?
I'm playing with this for 10 months. installed lineageos 14.1 from very beginning. Phone has no lags, doesn't freeze, sound quality and picture quality very good. Doesn't heat when bluetooth is in use. Battery is very good quality. I'm still not planning to abandon it. This is the last S* with replacable battery, which for me was criterion to buy it.
Michael, 26 Oct 2018I don't trust Samsung's performance anymore. I believe Iphones are by far a lot better for per... moreI dont think so. IPhone nowadays has cheated many users via their backward technology! Overpriced. You only pay their friendly software that almost worthless and you got old technology with 500% markup profit. Only lazy and illiterate people will buy Iphone.