I have s5, i had this phone since jan 2015. So far i havent experience any problems with it. I even soaked it under water 3 times when we had swimming party. I like the lollipop update, its performance had improved and the new ui was quite amazing.
it is exellent phone but it has low battery life,it hasn't optical stanisation so when you minor shake it image becomes blured.camera
shutter speed is low.and it is very wide.
55 degree temperature while charging is normsl or not and also charger heats up alot
I am samsung s5 user,i could say this is a nice phone for me,i disabled the apps which i don't needed and turned off the mobile data if not necessary, it works very fine.for the plastic behind the phone,i changed it with another one a flip cover and looks great....it's baterry life is amzing and charge very fast.
Sdk, 10 Jun 2015S5 was or is not popular because of its looks or appearanc looking plasticky and definitely n... moreHi,its not cheaper than A7 in South Africa not sure in other countries.I had to choose from A7 and S5 I went for the S5. My next phone will be a S6 when my upgrade is due that's if Samsung don't have S7 or S8 ill decide then but thanks guys.
It is supposed to be waterproof. I used it in the rain during a GPS hike. I used an umbrella, but still, the S 5 got a bit wet because my hands and everything was a bit wet. I had to dry my fingers and the screen each time I had to type in new gps coordinates. After a while the S 5 went crazy, flickering and no longer reacting and I could not use it anymore. Others tried to call me, but no call came through. After some hours in my pocket and a restart, the S 5 worked again, but even deep inside the menu things were changed, like the time settings from 24 H to AM/PM. This was a bad water test, just a bit of rain and the S 5 went crazy and stopped alltogether.
Raj, 10 Jun 2015Thanks & thumbs up for u.it has its advantages besides its looks. I will still purchase a S5.S5 was or is not popular because of its looks or appearanc
looking plasticky and definitely not looking flagship.But its quality of performance or features were never question ed or commented.And now it is available very cheap,so if you want to buy , buy it now.
Wick, 10 Jun 2015s5 is still a beast .best display camera ,water and dust resistant ...4k videos Thanks & thumbs up for u.it has its advantages besides its looks. I will still purchase a S5.
Wick, 10 Jun 2015next year note 4 and s6 will be crap garabage because we have note 5 and s7 Can't be said better
Anonymous, 10 Jun 2015S5 is a cheap internet phone as of now. This device looks very ugly in factual S4 looks far be... moreA7 is a fairly new phone but users are still having heating problems etc.I'm not worried about looks its performance I'm worried about. S6 is a more expensive phone than a A7 although its the slimmest phone made by Samsung ever.well I had to choose from a A7 & S5 I'm buying a S5.
RtzArora, 07 Jun 2015My S5 heats up a lot and the battery drainage is very fast. Is it normal with these phone ? If... moreDisable the apps that you dont need..!! Try keeping the data connection off when not needed... Don't keep useless apps running in the background...
well i have heard about samsung s5 battery drained so fast and heating so quickly the only way to solve this problem is do not upgrade your android or lolipop till android 5.0 Maybe