s5 .... its been almost 5 years since Samsung launched their first smart phone .... and although samsung is one of apple's leading competitor, however I still think that there are still a lot of features in apple phones which are visibly lacking in Samsung phones.....
I have used Iphone 4,Samsung Note,Iphone 5 and now recently bought a Galaxy s5.... the shortcomings that I am referring to here are not some big glaring issues ... they are little things which, I think, have been handled exceptionally well in apple...
For exmaple, in S5 media from whatsapp is downloaded directly to the gallery....there is no option to stop that...atleast not directly from the phone as in Iphone.....there is a workaround for the same.....u need to download ESExplorer and then open the Whatsapp folder in the same and add a file called .nomedia ..... in Iphone it is as simple as pressing a button in the chat settings....
Other issue (and this one is really a f****ing headache) is to get at the Home Screen settings ... (not the one of changing the wallpaper but the one where we can define whether we want the magazine or not) .... this one supposedly pop ups when u long press the home screen (a free spot on the home screen) ...however there are already so many things on the home screen that most of the time long pressing the home screen never takes u to the home screen settings(actually nothing happens!!!) ....(really guys did u not test the phone after assembling it :/ ).... and to top that there is no other to way to go this setting(whoever came up with that idea is indeed a genius!!)... On one of the lucky attempts that I was able to go to the Home Screen settings I disabled the magazine....BIG MISTAKE!!! .... now i am trying to get back in but i cant go back to the home screen settings!! :/
There is also a very stupid(atleast thats what i feel) effect ,when u wake ur phone up by pressing the power button. Suppose u have an Unlock Effect of Popping Colors...whenever u wake ur phone up there will be small bubbles popping on the screen...WHY!!! this is true or all the effects! ... I mean I understand that when u swipe ur fingers across the screen to unlock the effects should be there... but why when the screen wakes up after pressing the power button.... to overcome this I i choose None from the unlock effect.... u would think that this should resolve the issue.. but NO!!! when u do that there is a big lock symbol on the screen....bravo to the person who came up with that idea!!!....when we choose None there should be no effect on the screen... u already display in the bottom left corner, "Swipe screen to unlock", then whats the use of the lock symbol!!!! ..... it just ruins the lock screen wallpaper..!!
The issue of phone being a little slow is also there.... I got Note1 2 years ago.... this issues was there in that also... and now here we are 2 years after and yet this issue has not been addressed satisfactorily...
I have been using s5 for only a week and I have already found these issues....I am sure that there are going to be more small bugs....please I would request Samsung to address these kind of silly design issues before launching a product.... I have switched between apple and samsung phones twice... whenever I switch from a Samsung phone to Apple i always have a feel good factor .... however it is not true other way round...i shifted to s5 from Iphone 5 hoping that issues - similar to the one mentioned above ,that I encountered in Note - will have been resolved by now but alas that is not the case..... MAYBE SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT FOR SAMSUNG!!!
bg, 08 Sep 2014dude, my bro got S5 2months back and i bought E8 just 12 days back. I can very well assure tha... moreMan you can say what ever you want s5 is just nice to use , very happy about all exept water resistance . It resists well but you lose the sound . Ain't no way i'll buy a m8 or e8 i checked the phone don't like the ui . It's irrational and a mess samsung wins in all ways
i can't playback 1080p videos on youtube app only 720p option available on my s5 and tab pro 10.1, but i can on my xperia z
anyone know why?
Best ever cell phone camera is ultimate it's the high tech phone. Stylish n rich phone
love it! battery is really good! charge every two days! great features and screeenis amazing!
sohail ahmed, 09 Sep 2014i m looking to purchase samang galaxy s5....but i m worried about the battry timming of cell..... moreit will last you all day trust me i have one. it lasts like 10-12 hours on normal use
sohail ahmed, 09 Sep 2014i m looking to purchase samang galaxy s5....but i m worried about the battry timming of cell..... moreI am using the S5 for about 3-4 months. The battery life depends on the (not classical cliche "usage") mode you select to use it. If you choose the standard mode with regular use it can go up to 24 hrs. Thus, if you put it on ultrasaver mode it can go up to a week.
Kashi, 07 Sep 2014Please I need help, my S5 battery runs out so fast. It can be on 100% then fall to 20% in hour... morethe battery in the s5 can sometimes drain really quickly. the first thing i done after doing some research is get rid of all the useless apps-like amazon apps etc and then download an app called battery doctor-which you can use to switch off applications that are running in the background and now my battery lasts a lot longer.
Fandroid, 13 Jul 2014Hey guys I need help! I have a galaxy s5 SM-G900F and even though it has LTE, it's not showing... morei have the same problem with my S5 galaxy g900f. cannot etect LTE, but only wcdma and gsm?
simply perfect phone ever. worth for money . camera and speed are more better then note 3.
Are you serious? Do you know the size difference of S5 and S4. Ok just compare both devices and stop trolling here.
i m looking to purchase samang galaxy s5....but i m worried about the battry timming of cell....anybody tell me about the battery timing of this cell
Galaxy S5 4G has a KILL SWITCH named Reactivation lock .The phone is useless if stolen .Good job Samsung.
I tried soo hard to convince myself that the design of this phone is not that bad.....
Turns out i failed in doing so... galaxy alpha or galaxy note 4 will be my next thing.
Its a shame that both the phones are not dust and waterproof but i've used phones in the past that were not waterproof either so i guess i'll just put up with it
GS5Z1Z3C, 07 Sep 2014Hi, please help me!! which i will choose, z1, z3 compact and of course this phone (GS5). i ch... moreGet the S5 any day..its a beast....I just got one for my wife and buying dual sim s5 for myself...amazing battery life good camera water proof heart rate camera...fingerprint...u can even lock apps with finger print security app...iam using lumia 1020 as main phone and note3 dual sim...
GS5Z1Z3C, 07 Sep 2014Hi, please help me!!
which i will choose, z1, z3 compact and of course this phone (GS5). i ch... moreDon't forget about sw support. Old phones doesnt have the best update sw. I own z1 and is far behind z2 as will be z2 in 6 months compared with z3.
When a new product is launched it has to have new, unique features to differentiate from the ex flagship. Also, more effort is done for actual flagship than for former.
Please consider this aspect before buying. Nowdays, a smartphone is more than 50% due to its sw and features than hw, so poor sw can ruin your experience with your precious phone. Optimisation between sw and hw is most important. Old hw can't be optimised with new sw as well as new hw does mainly because of oem cost to do so and they are channeling the energy to new products.
Tuff to choose now, but please search back in time to see who offers better support for sw updates in time.