alii, 22 Feb 2015plz tell about original s5To ALII:
Sometimes it's hard to recognise the fake but I can even if it means me doing a few checks. I work with a cellular carrier/provider and a lady brought what appeared to be an S5 to me just to give it a general check as she's not savvy with smartphones. She told me it's a S5.
As soon as I held it in my hands I realised something was wrong, it was light in weight compared to my S5. As soon as it started up the quality of the display wasn't great, and you could see lighting at the sides. The black portion of the start up screen looked pale as well. That told me that her phone has a LCD display. The real S5 have SuperAmoled screens which have deep blacks and there's no lighting shown at the sides of the screen because each pixel is individually lit. That's why when you use a full black image or a dark wallpaper, less battery is generally used with the Galaxy S series. Back to the lady who handed me her phone, after it started up, it was locked by finger print. I swiped it and it opened instantly. Now, if it was the real S5, the lady would be the ONLY person who would be able to unlock it with her finger. The finger print scanner works with YOUR finger only and nobody else finger. Upon me unlocking it I scrolled through the home screens and there's no 'My Magazine'. To get the 'My Magazine' all you need to do is keep scrolling to the left when you are on the home screen. Next I went into the applications menu and I saw two things on that lady's phone which proved to me it was a fake. There was a radio icon and a heart rate icon with a red heart above the title. The real S5 doesn't have a radio nor heart rate icon, to get to the heart rate monitor in the real S5, you have to go to S Health and sign in with your Samsung account.
I decided to do another check. I went into the notepad...which is called Memo on the real S5 and I decided to do a copy/paste test. After I copied some text, when I brought up the paste option there was no Clipboard option next to the Paste option. The real S5 gives you access to the Clipboard. That is a feature I like very much and a feature I use everytime I use my S5.
Next is the gesture features. Most fake S5 doesn't show all the gesture features (eh. Smart Pause, Smart Stay, Smart Scroll, Smart Alert, Air View etc.) I'm yet to see a fake S5 list all the gesture features and for the ones it do list, when you try to activate them nothing happens.
In the photography department the real S5 max out at 16 MegaPixel. The fake ones usually maxes out at 5 MegaPixel. Lastly I decided to check the model of the fake S5 (by going to Settings-About Phone) and to my surprise it said SM-G900H BUT when I took out the battery and checked the label which rest underneath the battery, it said SM-900F. The G900H is the Octa-Core version (which I have) and the G900F is the Quad-Core version which is mainly for Europe. The label can't say one thing and then when you go to Settings, About Phone you see a different model number.
Having said that the S5 is an exceptional smartphone and I hope I have opened your awareness on how to spot the real from the fake.
alii, 22 Feb 2015plz tell about original s5http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s5/general/help-check-s5-fakement-cloning-t3029393
AnonD-1385, 22 Feb 2015Sorry about that but more than likely you got a fake S5.plz tell about original s5
Anonymous, 21 Feb 2015My S5 comes with FM radio..is that normal,cos on GSM arena spec list, radio is not included...TanxSorry about that but more than likely you got a fake S5.
VM, 21 Feb 2015hi all why in An TU TU it being shown 1.3-1.9 GHz? but in the site it is 2.5 GHz?Bcoz there are 2 models of GALAXY S5! One is Exynos (1.3 Ghz + 1.9 Ghz). 2nd one is 2.5 Ghz which is Quad Core Snapdragon model!
My S5 comes with FM radio..is that normal,cos on GSM arena spec list, radio is not included...Tanx
why in An TU TU it being shown 1.3-1.9 GHz? but in the site it is 2.5 GHz?
i played buggy beach with 100% battery on it, every hour it will lost 10% of it, with 100% brightness
best bee, 20 Feb 2015i am using note 3 now but i want go for galaxy s5 please what is the battery life like? does i... moreS5 battery is better than Note 3 and Note 4 in real life. it last 2 days for power users, 3 days for moderate usage, and 4 days for minimal use.
Is there any one that has problem with the call sound of S5 like me ?
When I call a person, he/she can't hear my voice clearly
I prefer the s5. Better camera .. also the battery is more powerfull than the s4. And last but not least check out that luxury design on that beautifull design. Awesome
Aslam, 13 Feb 2015I am using this phone from last few month and it's amazing mobile.whole the day i am using thi... moreplease what version that? i mean the version of the s5? is it Sm-G900H or which version? thanks..
i am using note 3 now but i want go for galaxy s5 please what is the battery life like? does it last for a whole day? please put me through any idea? i will really appreciate.
AnonD-365805, 20 Feb 2015s5 sm-901f is far better then note3 its specs matches to note4Please which version of Samsung s5 is better? I don't like Octa-core sm-G900H.. which version do I go for now? I use note 3 but I want to go for s5 which version do I buy? And how is the battery life? Does it get hotter when making calls and using Internet?
AnonD-364252, 20 Feb 2015hello everyone i am willing to buy this phone its 30000/-Rs in India, want to know that will t... moreWait for few months till s6 release..
It is sure that there will be fall in price of s5
$@YU, 20 Feb 2015Please give me an excellent answer.. Which is better galaxy s5 or galaxy note 3 ???? Iam confuseds5 sm-901f is far better then note3 its specs matches to note4
hello everyone i am willing to buy this phone its 30000/-Rs in India, want to know that will there be a price drop? as other phones price are slashed by samsung now a days. should i wait till launch of galaxy s6? any idea guys about the price and discontinuity of s5?