Anonymous, 30 Mar 2017come on... are you crazy? No microsd, no user-removable battery, no irda, no amoled, no mhl. I... moreagree with you man this is one beast of a phone and people who say this model is lousy either dont have this phone or are dont know how to use.
Mikelzkie, 28 Mar 2017The iPhone 5s is better in performance than the galaxy S5 but in other aspects the galaxy S5 i... morecome on... are you crazy? No microsd, no user-removable battery, no irda, no amoled, no mhl. Iphone is just fashionist toy
The iPhone 5s is better in performance than the galaxy S5 but in other aspects the galaxy S5 is better but not in many aspects
Has someone incontured a problem when suddenly the phone charges slower than usual, and battery lasts a bit shorter than usual, this happened once, but then the phone reacted normally.. I don't know it it could be a problem with some app that is using battery in background, or the battery issue, or charger or usb cable isue, the carger is genuine samsung one, but cable isn't original, although it charged the phone really well untill now? Thank in advance on your answers..
ZakaRia OuH, 22 Mar 2017I have my S5 G900f which is running kitkat 4.4.2
It has a G900A bootloader , And a G900A ba... moreIt seems like you have a G900F. The F is the international version for sale outside of North America. It also seems like you have ATT software. A G900A would be an ATT version of the phone. You can try installing an app called
Phone INFO ★Samsung★ by vndnguyen for google play. They have a firmware browser that may find firmware updates for your phone. But it may not work if your phone has been hybridized. If you want OTA updates, try to find a firmware that is compatible with or released by your carrier.
Still a good choice for 2017. All the bells and whistles for under $200. Updates to Marshmallow 6.0.1. I had a G900A and now a G900T. I like the T a little better because of the software differences. The G900T is also better for my carrier.
Dany16, 22 Mar 2017Any problems with this phone?To DANY16:
The only problem is that you might get too addicted to it. You have been warned (smile).
I have my S5 G900f which is running kitkat 4.4.2
It has a G900A bootloader , And a G900A baseband.
An AT&T CSC code, and Fingerprint build.
it even has the AT&T software update which Ban me from recieving any OTA update, i'm from morocco and i use it with my maroc telecom SIM card.
but it's running a G900f firmware !
i even took the IMEI i get by dialing *#06# and put it in IMEI checker and it says it's a G900f !
do i have a refurbished phone or a firmware mixed one ?
now , i want to update it to marshmallow.
what model's firmware do you think i should be flashing to update it to marshmallow ?
i'm still confused if i have a G900f or A G900A.
Hello to all of Galaxy S5 Users!!! :D
I have my Galaxy S5 in almost 3 years(April 2014 to be exact) ... I really love my phone :D :D :D . it didn't give me any trouble or something . It works perfectly !! . No performance and heating issues, long lasting battery, perfect camera and it's still WATERPROOF AMAZING !! :D
I have the Galaxy S5 with a model of SC-04F (from NTT DOCOMO) color white with an S-view Copper Gold, running on android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) . It has 32gb of internal memory, a fast charging capability and a wireless charging capability (besides power button there's a 2 gold holes)
This is regarding with the Marshmallow Update . I doubt with others complaining their S5 occuring issues after Marshmallow update . I have updated my S5 last Aug 2016 , after the update it's became laggy, I have read on the internet that I should do a reset after updating my phone . Then eventually, I follow the instructions , I backup-ed my data , go to Recovery Mode , wiping CACHE PARTITION and do a WIPE DATA/ FACTORY RESET it will stock on SAMSUNG LOGO about 5mins and it will boot up :)
Marshmallow Update is AWESOME !!! it will really improved your phone I swear :)
-Improved Camera especially Auto focus speed
-Improved Icons and some interface
-Improved Fingerprint scanner
-Improved the speed of browsing and loading
-Improved battery life
(I like the improvements of camera, icon and fingerprint scanner :D)
I advised that all of Galaxy S5 users should update to MARSHMALLOW :D this review is for my beloved phone's birthday :D hehehe kinda weird . But i still have my Galaxy s3 for 5 years :D and still working fine with no issues , long battery life though :)
PS: I love the MINI ANIME CARTOON ASSISTANT floating on my S5 screen :D
Dedtaz, 19 Mar 2017I have the S5 and I loved it at first. Then the trouble began. I have gotten a blue screen sec... moreTo DEDTAZ:
I have my S5 for 2 years and 5 months and I have NEVER had any issues with it that was worth mentioning. It has been solid for me all these years. I hope your new one will be just as solid as mines. Keep us posted.
Brandon_Less, 19 Mar 2017I've had questions since I purchased my s5 back in November of 2016.
Hopefully someone can h... moreTo BRANDON_LESS:
Your S5 (SM-S903VL) is exclusive to straight talk and uses Verizon towers. It's said that only a few thousands of these were made for the provider. It's a rare model because you can't easily get the firmware/ROM from your average ROM site...in the event you would like to put a custom ROM on it. The specs are the same as the G900F (international/European version) as it uses the Snapdragon chipset rather than the Exynos chipset. Hope my advice helps.
James, 17 Mar 2017Ill Advised & Ripped Off
After having my Samsung S5 stolen, My daughter very kindly bo... moreTo JAMES:
I am very sorry to hear about all the ordeals that you have been through especially having your first S5 stolen. Did you try to track your original S5 with the assistance of your daugther or a friend as S5 have built in tracking features. I hope you tried to locate your stolen device. If not it's never too late.
On the issue of their supposedly customer care service, I don't wrong you, take legal action and get as much money out of them for your troubles and inconveniences of not having the phone...because even though it wasn't accepting SIM cards, you could at least least dial your local emergency numbers which doesn't require a SIM to be in the phone. Please keep me and the others posted as I would like to know the outcome of your very unfortunate situation. Take care my friend.
The last update I received for my S5 (February patch) was a cool one. It cleaned up my storage. Before the update, 7.60GB storage space was used up. After the update it went down from 7.60GB to 7.13GB. That's basically a 500MB trim. All of my personal files were still in tact so I have to commend Samsung for doing a wonderful job with these updates.
Each update seems to improve the device better whether it be in speed or more storage not to mention secure the device against the latest threats. It's a win win situation any way you look at it.
I have the S5 and I loved it at first. Then the trouble began. I have gotten a blue screen security error: this phone has been flashed with unauthorized software & is locked. Call your mobile operator for additional support. WTH.... I have only had this phone since January and I have had to have it fixed 4 times! Once with a completely download that was "supposed" to fix the problem. It is now completely useless! No more fixing! They are sending me a new phone! Anyone else have this problem?
I've had questions since I purchased my s5 back in November of 2016.
Hopefully someone can help me.
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