My Cool Guy, 22 Jun 2017I have had many phones over the years with my Galaxy S5 being my normal day to day phone and a... moreAgree man...this is the best there is the best there was and the best there ever will be. Overall beat other handphones down including newer smartphones.. To be fair i must say the sony experia z3 is euivalent to this. agree?
I have had many phones over the years with my Galaxy S5 being my normal day to day phone and a host of iPhones and other Androids and newer Samsungs as my business ones. The Galaxy S5 is undoubtedly the GREATEST one of all the phones I have had. I know there have been the odd issue arising with other people but overall it is a dependable device. It never lags, it is smooth, silky and quick. It is unbelievably reliable and I have dropped it many times and it does not break.Water and dust resistant. There is not a single problem I can name with this phone and I have had it since launch date in 2014. The so-called newer flagships by Samsung, Apple and Moto etc. can go to shame. This is the best, most reliable phone you can get. I truly mean it. My Samsung Galaxy S5 still works as good as new. Probably the best, most reliable Samsung phone ever made - maybe even Smartphone in general
Still running Galaxy S5 the W8 (Canada version) on a custom ROM, blazing fast and still better then the new ones , that none of them is making me update anytime soon. In the same time I am still enjoying LTE on the phone to the max I can get (80 Mbps) :)
Rony , 16 Jun 2017I have a galaxy s5 but it does not work LTE Indian s5 are not made with LTE This is damn good phone in fact better than some newer flagship phone. No issues no lag i love it. I have the 4G+
I have a galaxy s5 but it does not work LTE
Indian s5 are not made with LTE
I have this phone and loved it, but like many others had screen issues. At first it would flicker, found a solution for that, but then it came back and at the start would need a few tries to turn on. Now it takes about fifty tries and is thus extremely unreliable, have gotten lost and was late for an appointment because I couldn't use my phone. Samsung refuses to replace the screen and generally were rude, unhelpful and ignored my questions and didn't answer them, assumed it was my fault even though I treated the phone with uttermost care. Screen replacement would have cost several hundred dollars so I decided to go back to my old S3mini. My dad has the same phone and no issues, but I have heard of several people with the exact same problem. Won't buy Samsung again.
I have a SM-G900F model which is heavily modified and its performance was measured by AnTuTu with a score of 73.844, thanks to:
- No Limits 6.1 ROM (debloated)
- Boeffla Kernel 2.4 (S POWER performance profile)
- Adreno GPU Driver updated
- No Limits Tweaks
It's a great phone, even in stock. Now let's see if there will be an Android O Custom ROM for this Snapdragon 801-powered phone.
katanadvo, 08 Jun 2017To ORIGINAL JAMAICAN
i got my securoty patch update for the month of may 2017 many bugs are... moreTo KATANADVO:
My friend check the ABOUT PHONE section in SETTINGS to ensure it shows May date...reason being you could have gotten April's security patch late, in the month of May.
Original-Jamaican, 07 Jun 2017Has anybody gotten any security updates for May? To ORIGINAL JAMAICAN
i got my securoty patch update for the month of may 2017 many bugs are fixed..all right
partynextdoor, 05 Jun 2017Sumsung is the best phone ever from it kind of release, i will alwayz be married with my S5 Try spelling that again...
Sumsung is the best phone ever from it kind of release, i will alwayz be married with my S5
Original-Jamaican, 05 May 2017To MDN8: The S5 is a masterpiece of a phone.Fully Agree...ditto
The best phone with great 801 chip...camera 10 out of 9...superb phone..but not supported VoLet...pls ...samsung team...look at us..we are using 1 of best phone in s series..in there is no volet....make it possible.
To the many people complaining about battery drain:
As with most phones this comes with all the apps Samsung/vendor wants you to have/buy/use. Without root they can not be removed, only disabled; it will be on your phone and unless it's removed/disabled it will be running, hence drain your battery.
Now you'll know what to do - before disabling / after removing (on rooted phones) the crap do a factory reset. A Snapdragon 801 is nothing to dislike, to date is one of the best chips made (my LG G2 uses an older version and the OnePlus One uses this same one), runs latest custom Nougat firmware without a hitch.