I am a 16 year old girl, and I have had the s5 for about a week now. Let's just say that this is an OK phone. I had a hard time deciding between the s5 or an iPhone 6 and I went with the Galaxy. But it's not as great as everyone says it is. In the past I have had an HTC evo and an LG Optimus g. I also have a samsung tablet 3. For a few months I had to use the tablet as a phone. And when I got the s5 it was much too similar to my old phones and my tablet. The design is the same, and pretty basic. I was looking forward to a better camera but it is what disappointed me the most. The camera is ok, but the front camera is awful. As a dumb teenager like myself, I like taking selfies. I know, screech in horror. But I was really annoyed with how poor the camera is. Also, when I watch Netflix, on a daily basis, the colors look very weird. It went dark in a scene I was watching and the screen looked bad.
I have only had this phone for a short amount of time but it hasn't thrilled me as much as I thought it would. There were cool features advertised like waterproof, heart rate monitor, and how it's so much better than any other phone. But I don't even need any of those extra features, like I'm going to take my phone near water, yeah right. I don't know, it's a decent phone, but it hasn't really impressed me. I might go get an iPhone 6 instead..
yuri, 27 Mar 2015Why would I choose galaxy s5 over iphone 5? Opinions please...thanksBeacause its water proof, long lasting battery , memory card option, enough pixels for best quality viewing in amoled, removable battery, finger print scanner that why you have to choose galaxy s5 over iphone 5.
Anonymous, 28 Mar 2015well said there, that's why I quit Samsung 2 years ago. yes they bring update fast before u ev... moreNon of that is our family experience with the s5, our phones are unlocked and carrier free tho. Just update , reset , good to go and flies.
yuri, 27 Mar 2015Why would I choose galaxy s5 over iphone 5? Opinions please...thanksEvery reason you can think of.
:- screen size
Freedom cost of everything
If you so much as breath
on an iphone,you have to
apple through itunes.
Sharing and receiving from
other people of files.
The list goes on and on and on. Get the iphone if you are insecure and want to be able to say , I've got an iPhone.
For the replies of apple's simpler or ..it just works, it's about time people stood up to that extinct trade clap trap,
the S5 you just push the icon you want to do what you want.. you know..phone to phone , text to text,web for web , email to email, camera for camera, all the other massive extra function you don't even have to touch or go near unless you want to use it.
Time to grow , get the s5 unless your prepared to compromise on your total user quality and options.
i got my phone in May 2014 within a week I took it back because for some reason it switched itself off the network without my knowledge because the signal is full at the time and then nobody can get hold of me.... Nashua at the time just say yes it is normal that happens... bull sh... this is getting so frustrating that I went and got another sim card in one of my old phones so I can divert my phone when this happen and my family can get hold of me. I can not see that this is normal in any way.. and also the battery heats up so much that I can boil a cup of water if I put my phone in a cup with water. this is for real maybe i got a dud phone....
I love my Samsung, I've always have my galaxy series. I been using s5 over 1 year now. I loved it at first. But recently it is giving me a lot of trouble........ the screen will start typing when I'm not even touching it at all. Sometimes I can't unlock my screen because of that. And That's Like the main thing right now. It bugs me.....
yuri, 27 Mar 2015Why would I choose galaxy s5 over iphone 5? Opinions please...thanksHi vhoose s5 it is better than iphone 5
Brad666, 27 Mar 2015i saw the review but i wonder why i guess something is missing the front cam samplesgo check for pocket now review.
Dylan, 26 Mar 2015Pros: Decent battery life Decent screen SD card slot Cons: Poor construction - After 6 m... morewell said there, that's why I quit Samsung 2 years ago. yes they bring update fast before u even know it, but after every update is a rubbish. then there come too nor so many bug fixes's which is so odd and eats up the phone memory. S3 & S4 (unlock) ex-user here and one thing im glad about is that we have the same experience. Cheers!
i saw the review but i wonder why i guess something is missing the front cam samples
What is the Availability name for America?
My S5 is heating problem during play videos ..why
yuri, 27 Mar 2015Why would I choose galaxy s5 over iphone 5? Opinions please...thankscuz of display, storage, camera... and features it is way way way more better than the iphone 5
yuri, 27 Mar 2015Why would I choose galaxy s5 over iphone 5? Opinions please...thanksFull Freedom of Customerizable thing... Better battery life ..Full HD super amoled for vivid,sharper,brighter display .. better camera .. and many more
friends in this radio is there or no, because for the same phone when I checked in ebay, in features it is showing FM radio also..
Why would I choose galaxy s5 over iphone 5? Opinions please...thanks
Dylan, 26 Mar 2015Pros: Decent battery life Decent screen SD card slot Cons: Poor construction - After 6 m... moreYou've either got a dud phone, or your telling porkies, it seems like you've trolled the Internet to find a list of all the faults , real or not, and assembled them in one place, to put people of buying the s5. I the hope that is not the latter,try to just factory reset your phone and reap the benefit.
AnonD-379548, 26 Mar 2015S5 beats the hell out of Iphone 6 or HTC one M9, etc.Yep.
Absolutely HATE HATE HATE that you have to now hold the left button to access the menu. Would rather this button be the opposite and have to hold it for recent apps. Guess how often I use "recent apps"? NEVER. Guess how often I use the menu button? I guess not as often as I'd like now. BRING BACK THE GS4. The 5 is similar, but about 8 steps back... I HATE apple worse than I hate this new button, but I think I'm done with Samsung. Going to trade my GS4 (that I got yesterday) for my new IPhone today...