Been using the S5 for 3 years now, credibly can say its a great, reliable phone for short term use.
- MicroSD allows you to increase memory space
- Familiar stock Andriod UI
- Foolproof so long as you get a good screen protector.
- Waterproof too
Problem is, it tends to slow down & overheat VERY fast, esp with newer modern games.
- Camera's total sh*t in dark light conditions
- It doesn't matter if you replace the battery, the older it gets, the more battery it uses. Used to last a day and half, 3 years later and it's less than 16 hrs.
- Lags & jitters when you're using different apps. (Probably due to its tiny 2 GB RAM)
- takes a long time to connect to wifi (Have to manually switch it on from settings)
There are better phones out there for this price though, but if you're getting it, use it no longer than 2 years, or only a year if its second hand. Hope this helps.
I don't trust Samsung's performance anymore. I believe Iphones are by far a lot better for performance, security and battery life.
4 hours SOT on moderate to heavy usage on this phone in 2018 good or not?
How to determine if device is lte model besides for the word written on back cover?
What is the latest security update for the s5 Lte version? Also anyones advice if this is better that the huawei p8 lite 2017?
Which roms are reliable, updated regularly (security), fast & generally a pleasure to use? Any first hand user experiences?Thanks
Anonymous, 13 Oct 2018How to fix high cpu temperatures above 80c. And with this high cpu temp the flash isn't workin... moreAlso forgot to mention very slow play store download speed. No such problems on any other devices, but the s5. Tried everything up to resetting the phone to factory settings, but no success.
How to fix high cpu temperatures above 80c. And with this high cpu temp the flash isn't working. It tells me that I need to lower the temp of my phone. Sometimes it even does this when my phone isn't even warm.
Please if any one have an idea how to install Offline local Radio on S5 without using internet. Again i recommend any one to buy a secondhand S5 Coz i don't think there are a new ones in stores. Very friendly phone.
Excellent phone, ambient light sensor, compass, finger print scanner working fine,
Price is affordable,
Screenshot with scrolling function
The Best part is no store other than Google play store ,
So many Apps are able to uninstall.
I recommend this phone.
I highly recommend S 5. Quick and nice to use. But recording quilty it is not good. It is the same problem in S4. In all Iike it very much.
Its really a great phone by features. Selfie camera sucks still using it in 2018 since 2014 2 times battery replaced. however if you need to buy and sell used phones, post free classifieds
Daud Dawn, 12 Sep 2018Look at s5 easy and quick to use.. a) Water proof 1m b) Own setting preferance quick button ... moreS-View cover? I have it and I love it. The phone looks really classy with it too. Also protects the phone and it's very durable. As for auto rotation, I installed Button Mapper and customized my soft keys, but it's easy to switch from the notification bar as well.
ROHIT, 21 Mar 2018This review is posting after using this device for 10 months and this is completely based on m... moreLook at s5 easy and quick to use..
a) Water proof 1m
b) Own setting preferance quick button at home..good to quick on/off rotation function. No need to waste time via setting etc
c) The last hp with special cover function which can on/off the phone with the lid..(later hp don't hv this..main reason i'm still using s5)
For cosmestic..go buy this unique cover and your s5 will be new again
S5 is still great. Still using it and diff to choose other phone. The quick buttons are useful. Water proof..and the best part is auto-cover where u just open or close the lid for on/off function. Only this hp got this special cover.
For screen auto-rotation..just select the quick button..hassle free no need to go via setting unlike most other phone
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