After Using 2 months - honest review
I have been using this phone for last two month.
I spent a huge amount of money for this , can't afford to switch.
I am really disappointed with this phone. I switched from iPhone 5 (sold it). Prior to iPhone I used Galaxy Note 1. My huge mistake in life for that (worse battery, worse user exp, worse lags after every update).
Now coming back to S5 - which includes a lot of features - 80 % of them is useless - God knows why Samsung put that - they are not upgrades - shame.
UI lag is less (not comparing to iOS , comparing to pure android) but noticeable. It's a shame for the phone with that huge RAM & cores it underperforms.
Screen is good when you see it once but later you find it's not natural. I put TSF shell and it looks good.
Why the hell Samsung copy whatever apple does - from rumor they put fingerprint scanner and made a useless shit. FU Samsung.
I wont suggest anyone to buy this , instead buy other android if you need android, evem moto e is better than this (user exp)!!!!!
I am looking for people who want to buy my phone ASAP. Hope will get foolish Samsung fan soon for this horrible phone with extremely useless sensors and features.
Anonymous, 02 Nov 2014I kept having a problem with the power button sticking on my iPhone and decided to try droid. ... moreWow what a story it's so wonderfull youre going back to iphone . But what does that has to do with samsung s5 ?
we check the comments to check or gather info about the device not iphone or moto droids
but still happy for you going back to apple
I've read the comments n reviews. There's a lot of contradictory bet good n bad of the phone. Some said it's good n some said it's bad...so which is which???
Respected users of Samsung Glaxy S5,kindly tell me what is the diffence between S5 G900T(T-mobile) and G900I(For Asian)
As I am living in Pakistan would T-Mobile works here in my country or not and kindly tell me that this T-Mobile is a good set or G-900I.thanks.
It makes me want to use my phone less. Don't buy the Galaxy S5. Even from Best Buy with the deal they have. Its not even worth getting it free. I'm sick of it already and I've had it for 10 minutes. The camera is terrible and the settings are was wor...
AnonD-291793, 01 Nov 2014This is like every thought I have on the s5. You sir, said it all that is in my mind. One more... moreYes that's also a downside of the camera. Personally, I liked the camera as the photos it produces are stunning. Just not that ideal in darker environment haha.
galaxy, 01 Nov 2014the fingerprint sensor is not working I removed & replaced the simm card and the battery a... morecan you tell me more, like do you see a red light when you place your finger on heart rate sensor? or do you see a yellow one? if it's red then maybe there's some problem with the fingerprint sensor, if it's yellow than chances are you have a fake galaxy s5.
It makes me want to use my phone less. Don't buy the Galaxy S5. Even from Best Buy with the deal they have. Its not even worth getting it free. I'm sick of it already and I've had it for 10 minutes. The camera is terrible and the settings are was worse than the Galaxy S3. That's the one I prefer. Get that one. Or just don't get a Galaxy at all. Save your money for a phone that's actually worth it.
I kept having a problem with the power button sticking on my iPhone and decided to try droid. It was great for about 4 months. Now it spends so much of the day frozen it is almost inoperable. It will freeze during calls causing it to drop the call and the keyboard usually won't let me type, that is if it even shows up. I have to end up taking the battery out ad even the power button won't work. That will get me by for half an hour or so. Long story short, I will be switching back to my iphone!
the fingerprint sensor is not working I removed & replaced the simm card and the battery and it still does not work. Any suggestions anyone.
PhoneGeekSG, 01 Nov 2014•Better than average battery life •Display is very good, sharp and detailed colours. •Screen... moreThis is like every thought I have on the s5. You sir, said it all that is in my mind. One more, hand must be like super steady when taking pictures, or else the pictures get blurred easily.
Samsung makes really good phones in terms of hardware specifications but their Android UI is one of the ugliest in the market. They definitely need to revamp TouchWizUI if they want to maintain their customers. LG and HTC will take over the Android market if they keep using this generic flavorless UI, even Sony Xperia has better UI than their flagship phones.
•Better than average battery life
•Display is very good, sharp and detailed colours.
•Screen brightness is one of the best I've seen.
•Loudspeakers are generally louder than average.
•Audio quality is excellent, just not in the same league as the HTC One M8.
•Build quality is average. Nice to see the design and feel on the back, but plastic still surrounds the phone. Taking out and put in covers risk peelin off the chome bezel.
•Flap is a nuisance. Have to take out every time when I need to charge the phone. Several friends of mine had their flaps came off already. However on the bright side, water resistance is present.
•Fingerprint scanner is pleasant, although I prefer the one on iPhone.
•Inclusion of heart rate sensor is am added feature, though nother many will use it. Accurate readings given.
•Front Facing camera is okay. Hardly visable in low light. Very bright environment produces high noise in the photos. Works best in normal lighting conditions. Loses in this department compared to other phones such as iPhone 6 and 6 plus.
•Rear Camera is superb. Takes excellent daylight photos. However, falls short in the low light department. Uneven lighting conditions causes photos to be blurry. Good lighting environment will make photos look extremely detailed and saturated. Better than iPhone 6 and 6 plus in terms of picture quality.
This is the worst phone you could ever consider buying.I have had samsung before and it was better than it is now. As every one else has mentioned it is bloated with useless software that makes it harder to do the usual things you want to do on a smart phone. Like sending pictures you have turn data on even if your hooked up to wifi, or if you want to send multiple pics good luck nothing is easy on this phone. The camera is super slow and just ok at best. If this is googles answer to IPhone it's not even close. Save your money.
I have this phone for one week now. I can tell you everything is perfect on this phone. Camera, display, speed, functionality, sound quality. It's like this phone understands me perfectly. A couple of examples: One handed mode, multi window, S planner the ability to see the month and appointments underneath at the same time, listen to music and forward it in the lock screen or notification area. Also you don't even need the menu button to go to the home screen. Just press multitask button and press left or right corner and you're on the home screen. Love it! The camera makes FANTASTIC pictures! No need to customize, just auto mode and shoot the picture and beautiful results. Browsing internet is really fast and watching youtube videos is wonderful on this display. I also like the removable back, not only is the battery removable, The speaker is surprisingly loud, even with the waterproof protection. Also I can change the back color. I have a white version and bought the blue back. Looks so good. I will change the white and blue every month now. Also waterproof so I feel comfortable using it in the bathroom or on the table with drinks beside it. I love this phone so much. Thank you Samsung!
AnonD-269963, 31 Oct 2014Yup ... The iPhone 6 is faster than thens5 but the s5 camera is better than the iPhone 6and th... morebro someone has milead you badly. i phone 6 is a way faster than s5 in most of the aspects and that is because of bloatware(unwanted apps that can not be uninstalled) on s5. Samsung has preloaded some practically non usable features making their device perform slower than most of the top end devices and even mid ranged ones. Have a look on your own if you have doubts. click below-