This review is posting after using this device for 10 months and this is completely based on my experiences
.Good rear camera
.4k recording capability
.Display viewing angle is excellent
.Blacks are really good(Thanks to super amoled display)
.HeartRate monitor is present
.Has a lot of sensors in it
.Many custom roms are available(Not recommended to use)
.IP67 certification is present
.FingerPrint scanner is present
.Poor battery life
.Poor front camera
.Lacks dual sim
.FingerPrint sensor is very average
.Heating issues are present
.Phone lags everytime
Do not buy this phone in 2018+ because this phone was a flagship phone when it was released now it is becoming unusable in 2018. If you dont want any 4g or good front camera and the cons listed above is not a problem for you then go for it. I highly recommend you all to avoid this phone in 2018+.
I am giving this review after using this device for past 10 months and i listed every single problems and good things which i faced while using this phone
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Ananth, 17 Mar 2018I rooted my s5 and uninstall all unwanted app. Its very fast. Also i tried s8 os also very good.can u provide step by step guide how to root and the link? Thnk
PROCAL, 24 Jan 2018actually you dnt realy have to wait for an oficial update from samsung, there is some very wel... moreFingerprint not working,heating issues,google voice search is not working in that rom
I rooted my s5 and uninstall all unwanted app. Its very fast. Also i tried s8 os also very good.
HELP ASAP!!!, 17 Mar 2018my s5 stopped charging. it only charges when it is turn off. and it doesn[t display the perc... moreTry to open it and clean the battery contacts. Also check to see that the battery hasn't swollen. Maybe there's an easy solution. Also try another charger and another cable.
my s5 stopped charging.
it only charges when it is turn off.
and it doesn[t display the percentage of battery being charge.
AnonD-90687, 13 Mar 2018i am leaving in india, i am using S5 (G900A (AT&T), still my phone is running in kitkat 4.... morejust google for it, there are solutions i just read about it, in fact I just read several articles an hour ago.
i am leaving in india, i am using S5 (G900A (AT&T), still my phone is running in kitkat 4.4.2, not updating to Marshmallow, can anyone help.
Anonymous, 10 Mar 2018Is it still worth getting? four yrs later or go for a newer Phone? Mainly use my phone for fa... moreYes it is as I have just bought one today for a friend. The good thing about these older handsets (especially the S5) is they are cheap, has most of the features of modern phones (like a fingerprint reader) has USB 3 (like the Note 3) and you can connect it to a TV with an MHL cable. I paid £60 (US $83) for it and apart from a few scratches on the screen It's a 8 out of 10 for the rest of it.
Is it still worth getting? four yrs later or go for a newer Phone? Mainly use my phone for facebook, browsing and gaming-thanks
Anonymous, 05 Mar 2018I had my S5 since May 2014. Not planing to get a new one any time soon, still running strong. ... moreI rooted my S5 and now its running on cyanogenmod(marshmallow), very smooth. It did improve battery life a bit though. ;)
AnonD-739476, 08 Mar 2018Probably the best Phone Samsung ever made. You'll get a good two days use out of the battery, ... moreOld Samsung flagship were build to last. The new ones are fragile as glass.
Probably the best Phone Samsung ever made. You'll get a good two days use out of the battery, and it's the last phone they made that has a replaceable battery. Factory spares are less then 8 dollars on Amazon. Too easy...
I've been in cell phones literally since they first came out in 82. My first smartphone was a Galaxy S-3 and I didn't like it. I couldn't text on it because it was too sensitive. This phone was the first to fix that.
The S-5 is so impressive I replaced my entire family with them and even keep spares and have needed one. My wife dropped hers on concrete and cracked the screen.
If you compare specs even to the new S-8, this phone is still running easily with it. Highly recommended.
I have a S5 its battery cant last long than 1hr I'm using the 4g data and im just browsing facebook with dim light. and it doesnt last long though I bought a spare battery but its still not enough
I had my S5 since May 2014. Not planing to get a new one any time soon, still running strong. Battery was changed about 6 months ago, it's not great, but there is a usb plug everywhere this days.
Could anyone tell us what is the best version of Android for the S5? I run Lollipop (5.0)