wakaka, 09 Feb 2015You sure had done a lot of research. Very nice. Thanks, i typed this big comment only from memory since i owned them all :)
scorpio, 09 Feb 2015Wow. but how come no HTC phones? Also interested to know what you think of iphones.Hi
No HTC because i had no budget for one back in the time. And now because they are too heavy (due to metal) and too thick (i don't want 8.x+ mm phones anymore).
I had several HTC around me , i recon they are good quality and all very solid but slacking at updates.
I almost bought a Desire 300 last year due to very attractive price (this is how i buy mostly my phones).
Iphones are really good phones for what they do : calls, emails, music, games. The most important bad parts are their dependency to Apple/itunes and proprietary (costly) cables and acessories.
I gave them to my girlfriend, she likes them, but when i offered her the 5S, she wanted my galaxy S5 because bigger screen, better photos (selfies) and slide for calling (touchwizz) she said..
er.rohit, 08 Feb 2015Note series is great than other smartphones.yes 100 % correct
Samsung Galaxy S5 ws so Modern but I could not downloaded some apps such as Candy crush Games and others on that,
can you tell me something about my problems?
m86k, 08 Feb 2015Yeah, Galaxy S series has been pioneer on many features like this what people don't know, it's... moreWow. but how come no HTC phones? Also interested to know what you think of iphones.
er.rohit, 08 Feb 2015Note series is great than other smartphones.Obviously! (: after that S series ;)
Crystal Clear, 08 Feb 2015Swiping my screen with my palm in front of others just to make a screenshot has enough to make... moreYeah, Galaxy S series has been pioneer on many features like this what people don't know, it's now only other manufacturers are adopting them (LG did an effort last year on G2 with knock code though).
I know i have made drooling quite a bunch of people too over the years with each new Galaxy S i bought.
-palm screenshot since S3 i think
-voice detection for photos since S3
-quick glance on S4 / Airwake on S5
-smart alerts (pickup vibration..) since S3 or S4 (forgot)
-vibration customisation per contact since S3
-sms tone customisation per contact since S3 (still not on stock android)
-turn down to mute since S2
-slide for call/sms since S1
-eye tracking (smart stay etc..) since S3
-complete dlna integration since S2
-blocking mode since S3 (Apple added it later as DND mode in some IOS version and now google integrated it partially in Lollipop)
-download booster since S5
-wireless transferts (BT / NFC / Wifi direct) without any additional-shady-non-working app (i know that because i had a Nexus 10 and i was surprised to see that you have to look for apps to do all basical stuff like that)
-one handed mode since S4 (well maybe that one was on LG G2 too in same time)
-Most complete defaut camera app since S1 (only lenovo supercam can match it now but it's too heavy)
-multi windows since S3
-zoomable video player since S3, screenshots from videos etc..
And the list goes on, i would need to get back all my previous Galaxy S to make a complete one, but they have been a rich and enjoyable experience over the years.
Not talking as a "fanboy" (because i had / still own many phones in different brands) but all i recon is that Samsung brought the most to android industry, some from Apple, and Apple took some too. Google and others kept only integrating features afterwards.
To others, here are my SMARTphones (i skip non smartphones) i have/had to prevent useless comments :
Galaxy S1 to 5 / Alpha / Mega 6.3
LG G3 / Optimus P500
Lenovo S90 Sisley
Several Mediatek 6589/T phones (TCL / HDC / Star)
Chinese S4 mini Mediatek 6572 / Goophone i5
Sony Xperia Ray
Motorola Moto X 2013 / Defy+
Iphone 4 & 5S
Archos Diamond 45
Wiko Peax / Cink5
Maybe a few others but not important.
(i like mobile phones)
Original-Jamaican, 07 Feb 2015Well said mate. Nothing beats built-in features and the S5 gives you so much out of this world... moreSwiping my screen with my palm in front of others just to make a screenshot has enough to make their jaws dropping.
Original-Jamaican, 07 Feb 2015Well said mate. Nothing beats built-in features and the S5 gives you so much out of this world... moreYeah O-J bro, if Galaxy S series were the most sold every year, it's not due to pure android experience but because of whole package, what many don't get when bashing @ Samsung.
Thanks Brynn for the info,
just checked on mine, no update yet. I will check daily next week.
Do you see the return of blocking mode or silent mode or even smart stay feature in accessibility like was pointing a guy early?
Time to check what people are saying on S6 comments, hopefully they haven't started to downrate it like for S5.
Just had a 294.XMB (or there about ) stability update, it is downloading now..I went to check manually for software updates and it said update available.I am on proper Lollipop now not the polish ROM I installed earlier .This update could have been their a while because i always like to authorise stuff even apps to see what's going on.
Have not been on the forum for a while so other folk may already have got it.
S6 is not far now and it entered the daily hits chart now.
Anonymous, 07 Feb 2015It's weird that people talk about "bloatware" for Samsung and not for other brands. ... moreWell said mate. Nothing beats built-in features and the S5 gives you so much out of this world features out of the box that really and truly you don't really need to download anything from the appstore...but then there's the ability and luxury to download from the Android market if you feel like pushing things to the limit or if you crave for more apps. The S5 is said to be the best Android smartphone that money can buy and it's not a hype statement. I will continue enjoying my flashy super smartphone known as the Samsung Galaxy S5!
Brad666, 07 Feb 2015can i update the phone using kies via phone?Install kies and plug in your phone, it will prompt you automatically if any official update is available for your region. It will do that every time you will launch kies on your computer and plug your phone on it
Anonymous, 07 Feb 2015http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/can i update the phone using kies via phone?
Brad666, 07 Feb 2015how to use skies? do i need to have a computer?http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/
leo07, 03 Feb 2015Go to setting>>about device>>select software update>>check for updatesYou can use kies too.
i flashed the new update (PDA: BOA3) a few days ago and everytime i boot my phone (restart or turned off) i am experiencing a little lag, probably some apps are just starting up, but after a little while it runs buttery smooth and apps opens much faster compared to Android 4.4.2 also compared to the previous Android Lollipop build this ones much stable, before everytime i restart my phone i get an a message about the system not responding and it's long gone now... one thing i've noticed though, my battery seems to drain a bit faster now, i've read some reviews on the internet that with the first few days it'll go like that but once the system is well optimized you'll notice some battery improvements, and i hope that's true. over all the new build is good, i'll give it 8.5 out of 10.