Friends...if u want a water resistant mobile...please dont buy this ...go for sony.....s5 is waste
Lollipop is a mess up update.i had it on my nexus 5. Just didn't like it.kitkat is best and I m not going to update my s5 to lollipop if it comes.
k, 28 Jan 2015Note 3 would be a better choice otherwise S4 would be fine.Note 3 is 5.7", waaaay too big. But why S4 instead of S5?
Initially I didn't liked it when compared to SG 4 but I'm fan of Samsung Phones, I do like it but my rating is 4/5 for SG 5, best thing about the phone is performance and camera.
The metal-esque edges of the phone easily chip. Its build quality is not stellar, to say the least.
Charlie, 28 Jan 2015Best phone I have ever owned! It is fantastic! Can't wait for S6!To CHARLIE:
Based on my experience with the S5, it's indeed a good smartphone (or SUPER SMARTPHONE as CNET (cnet.com) puts it). As I said before, a lot of people who bash this phone haven't used it or own it long enough to see how good it is.
A little help guys, please! I want to purchase a new phone and i want to choose between S4 (i9505 preferably) and S5. I have small palms and i'm 1.60m, so i know handling it will be a little problem. Money aren't really a big problem. The costs for each of it in my country are: S5 489 euro vs S4 356 euro. For S4 i can buy it with monthly rates from an internet provider. I wanted the Lumia 830, got a chance to check it out in a store, but i wasn't too impressed, although it's beautiful, but i want to put backround photos, to customize it. Keep in mind i want to make an investment with the new phone, i mean to have it for more than 3 years.. So, it's worth to buy the S4, which is older or the S5 which is newer? I want a good phone, with good battery (i like the battery save mode from S5), good camera and good specs. Please help. Thank you in advance :)
MengCastillo, 26 Jan 2015i recently lost my S5 and I saw this Galaxy Alpha. I really would like to know if which phone ... moreTo MENG CASTILLO:
I would repurchase S5. The S5 definitely has one advantage over the Note 3 and Note 4, water-restance and other feature IP67/68 have to offer. Other than that the S5 has a popular DSLR feature called phase-detection autofocus (This AF method is most prevalent in digital SLR cameras) which makes get subjects pin-sharp resulting in more detailed/defined images. There's a dedicated hardware in the camera for phase-detection autofocus, it's not software based. Notice in the S5 ads Samsung boasts professional DSLR camera features. S5 is a big winner.
The reason Samsung don't release quick updates is because it's not stock android. Stock android like Nexus and Motorola faced lots of bug issue when Android L was launched. Samsung likes to wait and fix all the bug issues and then release them instead of pushing for quick updates. It will only be worse scenario because it won't perform well with Touchwiz. I agree that the Touchwiz is a little laggy but you won't see it after the Note 3 series. Have patience and you will get the right updates. Cheers!!!!
LessApp, 26 Jan 2015You probably have/had 1000 app in your phone. Reset to factory, and keep it, as clean is possible.thanks..but let me sure it would be the only cause of quick battery drainage.??
David Ferro, 27 Jan 2015should buy note 4 the alpha will be discontinued soon due to not being very popular.Dont go to Alpha .. very poor battery life
Instead try note 4 or note 3
MengCastillo, 26 Jan 2015i recently lost my S5 and I saw this Galaxy Alpha. I really would like to know if which phone ... moreshould buy note 4 the alpha will be discontinued soon due to not being very popular.