I finally decided to upgrade from my old N8 and since I don't have much money right now I looked at the classifieds for something second-hand, good and affordable. So after I spent some time searching and looking for "the right one" I bought a Galaxy S5. It's in almost perfect condition, 2 years old, the battery was replaced this year, and it has the S-View cover and a tempered glass protection. The guy upgraded to the S6 and sold this one to recover some costs, and he was really taking good care of it. I've been playing with it for a week now, trying and testing everything, and I'm really satisfied. :-) The only downside is that the USB port cover fell off, but I ordered one off eBay already. Seems to be a common problem, and I got it cheaper because of that, so I'm not complaining. :-)
AnonD-666850, 04 May 2017Nice Phone. But tends to damage easily the charger, the camera, battery goes fast.
the bes... moreTo AIMANA74:
I have my S5 for 2 years and 6 months. After two and a half years my battery still holds up. I am still able to get *5 hours On Screen Time* with my multiple year old battery.
My camera is still working perfectly and working even better with Marshmallow.
The charger works on and off these days but I still got a little over two years before it started giving problems. However, I was able to do better than the charger that came in the box. The original charger that came with my S5 is a USB 2.0 version...I purchased a USB 3.0 charger last month. So I'm back in business again and with greater speeds when I'm ready to transfer data via my desktop computer.
The S5 is not problematic as you make it seem.
I have never regretted owning my S5 and may even get another one when mine does it time.
Harry, 03 May 2017Great phone, but if you are one of the unlucky ones, it has an absolutely terrible camera due ... moreTo HARRY:
What many persons tend to forget (and I suspect you may be one such person) is that there are two variants of the S5 camera. One is the ISOCELL version and one is the SONY version. I have the version with the ISOCELL sensor. There's a vast difference in image quality between the two.
A friend of mine was inspired to get an S5 due to the high image qualities of my photos. They got one but their S5 image didn't came out as clear as mine. I realise they got the version with the SONY image sensor.
I don't have blurriness problems with my S5 whether I focus manually or let it automatically focus for me. To be fair, there are a few times an image may bot be focused but it's not a common affair...and every camera have their times...even standalone dedicated cameras. 3/4 of the time my camera take excellent photos.
AnonD-649787, 03 May 2017That's sounds nice but i heard it takes a lot of time to charge and A series have better batte... moreTo DANY16:
It takes 1hr. 55mins. to charge the S5 from 0-100%. That's not too long if you ask me.
I had a S2 which came with a 1650 mAh battery and that took 3hr. 10mins. to charge.
The S5 comes with a 2800 mAh battery and charges under 2 hours. That's not bad if you ask me.
Based on the endurance review from GSMArena, yes both the A5 (2016) and A3 (2017) has a longer battery endurance, but in life you give and take. You will have to measure it all up and decide which of the three phones suits your needs best. It's as simple as that. Keep us posted in letting us know which phone you went for and how the experience is going for you.
AnonD-666850, 04 May 2017Nice Phone. But tends to damage easily the charger, the camera, battery goes fast. the bes... moreNo i have this phone for 3yrs.now all in stock the batt charger and specially the camera still captures amazing photo..
Nice Phone. But tends to damage easily the charger, the camera, battery goes fast.
the best thing of this phone its the camera and screen. Enjoy this phone while it last.
AnonD-1385, 03 May 2017To DANY16:
The S5 all the way. It's still a flagship with premium specifications. Compared ... moreThat's sounds nice but i heard it takes a lot of time to charge and A series have better battery life. Also, the A3(2017) also has water resistance.
AnonD-649787, 02 May 2017Galaxy S5 or Galaxy A3(2017) or Galaxy A5(2016) if i want to use a phone for a long time??To DANY16:
The S5 all the way. It's still a flagship with premium specifications. Compared to both 'A' series you asked about, the S5 still offers exquisite features over them:
1. S5 has UHD video recording (2160p) opposed to 1080p@30FPS for both 'A' series. Not to mention the S5 offers 1080p up to 60FPS and not just 30FPS like both 'A' series.
2. S5 has a vast amount of sensors over both 'A' series.
3. S5 has heart rate scanner (first smartphone in the world to introduce it).
4. S5 is the first and only Galaxy S to offer USB 3.0 (S6,S7 and S8 doesn't have it). USB 3.0 speeds up data tranfers via computer (computer must have USB 3.0 ports to get the faster speed) 10 times faster than USB 2.0.
5. S5 is water resistance.
There you have it. 5 reasons to get the S5. "I have 5 on it" and you should too.
Great phone, but if you are one of the unlucky ones, it has an absolutely terrible camera due to it's inability to focus / defocus as the shot is taken.
If a camera is important to you, then avoid this one completely, unless you like to take high resolution, but very blurry images 80% of the time.
AnonD-649787, 02 May 2017Galaxy S5 or Galaxy A3(2017) or Galaxy A5(2016) if i want to use a phone for a long time??S5
AnonD-649787, 02 May 2017Galaxy S5 or Galaxy A3(2017) or Galaxy A5(2016) if i want to use a phone for a long time??S5 (Better Benchmark) Then The Other 2. Great Build-In Feature As Well.
AnonD-649787, 02 May 2017Galaxy S5 or Galaxy A3(2017) or Galaxy A5(2016) if i want to use a phone for a long time??Galaxy s5 may be old but still reliable and battery can be removed....definitely higher specs than a4 2017
Galaxy S5 or Galaxy A3(2017) or Galaxy A5(2016) if i want to use a phone for a long time??
For moving apps to the SD card: Did you go to Settings/Application Manager/Downloaded and check the app in question? Some of them aren't capable of being moved. There should be a Move to SD Card for the ones that are.
Anonymous, 29 Apr 2017too slow when downloading It's certainly not slow for me.