I've taken my entire family of 4 phones to S5s since I left Sprint and went to T-Mobile.
I chose these because the S6, (which was the phone at the time) had a permanent battery that couldn't be changed, and a wrap around screen that couldn't be protected. My wife's S5 is on it's third battery and they only cost 7 bucks factory at Amazon. She uses it for everything. Mine is still on it's first battery because I don't.
They are great phones and the only "improvement" with the new phones is in the camera sections that the S5 already had. And a wrap around screen that nothing can protect.
I have 4 of these running since the S6, all referbs, and we've only broken one. I keep two extras. The last one I bought was 123 bucks and preinstalled with Marshmallow. Nice.
Anonymous, 14 Feb 2018No. You might have installed some battery consuming appJust turn on battery saving
Bought it end of April last year, still no problems. It was 2 years old but with a new battery. Only the screen flickers at very low brightness when it's cold, but I can live with that. Apart from that, it's as good as new. More than 130 apps inside, no problem. I just clean it sometimes and don't use heavy apps or battery-heating games, but I do use it a lot. I can't believe it's already 10 months.
I am using t mobile s5 I haven't received update for marshmallow yet I live in Sri Lanka
AnonD-674502, 14 Feb 2018My s5 battery drains fast and heats up easily is everyone experiencin this?Is it normal?Mine does that, but I have had it for 3 or 4 years. I am going to by a new phone today.
devil, 13 Feb 2018s5 battery suck.... charge leg really suck I change x4 times still same problems repeat and re... moreI have been using Samsung S5 for almost 4 years but never had problem. my phone by accident fall around 7-8 times during this 4 years and nothing effect on the phone the function were good
AnonD-674502, 14 Feb 2018My s5 battery drains fast and heats up easily is everyone experiencin this?Is it normal?No. You might have installed some battery consuming app
My s5 battery drains fast and heats up easily is everyone experiencin this?Is it normal?
s5 battery suck.... charge leg really suck I change x4 times still same problems repeat and repeat again...I give up this s5,1 things camera good other suck...I bought 1 and half years repaired x7 x8 times.... no quality Samsung I prefer Huawei p10 mate 10 or mate 10 pro ,Samsung and iPhone crazy prices
Zosoi, 07 Feb 2018Hello all !
In normal use (LTE or Wifi permanently) - what is the average time of the batter... moreDepends on how you use
My s5 sot only 2-3 hrs because of internet & continues downloading & watching youtube videos etc. Otherwise max 4hrs or 4hrs 30min..
Hello all !
In normal use (LTE or Wifi permanently) - what is the average time of the battery - mine is about 6 hours. Is this normal ?
ALI, 30 Jan 2018how can i unable volte in this phone?in order to activate or get the VOLT on it you will need a custom ROM, and a custom KERNEL to go with it, you can look it up in the XDA FORUM for S5 ... its a bit advanced but you will be totally satisfied after even with the system option that is very similar to the S8 with nougat + you will get some battery life and the VOLT Option as well
ALI, 30 Jan 2018how can i unable volte in this phone?U'll unable to do so
Anonymous, 05 Jan 2018Front camera is just bad :'(( plus it cant focus in the low light concentration 😑 ... moreYes the front camera on the S5 is a let down, its 2Mp compared to primary camera which is 16MP. I'd suggest getting the A5 which is only slightly more, it has 16MP on both front and back.
S5, 21 Jan 2018S5 or galaxy a5 2015 or iphone 5s and why ?Both Samsungs are wining with my comparisison, iPhone is out. For some reason the S5, for some reason the A5
J, 21 Jan 2018I wish that samsung will give a nougat update on samsung s5 because honestly speaking this is ... moreactually you dnt realy have to wait for an oficial update from samsung, there is some very well made CUSTOM ROM such as "NEMESSIS ROM" with full nougat ROM and options .. do some research on it and beleive me you will satisfied dear friend ;)