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.
katanadvo, 03 Jun 2017To ORIGINAL JAMAICAN have you experience a yellowish or blackscreen sometimes in your s5? S... moreI have never experienced that. You can try a factory reset in case it's not an amoled burn but instead software related.
To ORIGINAL JAMAICAN
have you experience a yellowish or blackscreen sometimes in your s5? Some say that it is an amoled burn? How can you fix this problem?
Lucky , 31 May 2017What a joke it has snap dragon you d prefer it to be meditek? really suprising comment