Hey g900f or g900h users. I live in India where the octa core version/exynos/g900h is available. The showroom live demos are snapdragon here but they sell exynos. Hence I can't get a hands-on experience.
I know these facts. The advantages of exynos s5 are:
1. More powerful cpu. The HMP 5422 is around 20% more powerful than snapdragon 801.
2. Faster RAM. Exynos s5 has 933 mhz ram over 800 mhz of snapdragon version.
3. Much better DAC. Exynos s5 has wolfson DAC which will provide a much better sound output over snapdragon s5 which has qualcomm DAC.
4. Full UHS I speed support.: The exynos s5 supports full class 10 ultra sd card speeds upto 70 MB/S which qualcomm doesn't.
5. More internal memory. It has 11.5 GB free whereas snapdragon version has 10 GB free.
6. Better ram management: exynos s5 has around 300 mb more free ram over snapdragon s5.
Advantages of snapdragon version:
1. LTE support. If 4g spreads very fast in India in next 1 to 2 years it may be very useful.
2. Theoritically more battery life. I can't say for sure but the snapdragon 801 should offer better battery life.
3. Better gpu: adreno 330 is around 20% more powerful than mali t628.
4. Better dev support( only for advanced users).
So these are the facts I know. I need to know from an actual user his views on how exynos s5 performs in real life. Does it heat up? And other related questions.
Please help if you own an exynos s5(g900h).
AnonD-8044, 11 May 201416MB was quite big in 2003.
I have 64GB in S5.I want to put 128GB but I cannot find it here.
The biggest available is 64GB so I don't have a choice but to go for it.
Anyhow, 16GB + 64GB = 80GB, more than enough for my files since I am not recording 4K videos.
Tcool, 11 May 2014OMG! 16GB.
What is 16GB compared to 128GB?16MB was quite big in 2003.
I have 64GB in S5.
Tcool, 11 May 2014Yes you can extend the S5 memory up to 128GB for your 4k videos to save!
S5 memory is expan... moreI am not that impressed with Nexus and its same problem its too big..My ultimate smartfone in this touchscreen era would be a Note but too big(never tried a Note)..
The S5 is growing on me but its 569GBP and will drop in price a few months later.So i can send this back and wait for price drop.Its a lot of money and contracts are no,no for me, could be dead in 2 years, lifes to short.
I wish Samsung would bring out Note mini with high spec plus s-pen about 4.5-4.7 inches screen.
I can stay with my S2 for now and like Touchwiz it adds things i need.The S5 has no problems just big for me and still nothing new (except this 4K which is superb even tho not benefiting yet the frame rate is smooth which is a must for me).
AnonD-8044, 11 May 2014I am giving camera 8/10.
Indoor shots at 16 MP are good but not impressive on my 15 inch la... moreYes you can extend the S5 memory up to 128GB for your 4k videos to save!
S5 memory is expandable via SD card up to 128GB unlike the Nexus 5 restricted to its internal memory.
AnonD-116479, 11 May 2014I have never used a phone with a SD card. So, I never knew about that. The HTC M8 is my first ... moreMy first phone with memory card slot and first ever smartphone was Nokia 3650 and had a 16MB MMC card back in 2003.It had 10 second video clips at 126x96(sub QCIF) pixels and max 15 frames/s in 3GPP format and thought it was superb.That was top tech back then.
AnonD-8044, 11 May 2014It automatically uses micro sd card when you have one inserted.I am using 64GB card with 11GB ... moreI have never used a phone with a SD card. So, I never knew about that. The HTC M8 is my first phone using with a SD card.
Thing is i am playing 4K video from laptop thru HDMI to 1080p tele so don't know what pure 4K looks like but its SUPERB and this is only indoor footage.Must get some more footage and this 4K is future proofing for when world goes 4K. Folk are also getting 8MP stills off the footage so you can video event and grab your photos later.
Can not get 4K vids to play thru windows media player so using GOM player if anyones stuck.
I'd, 11 May 2014Hi guy. Where is the Samsung Galaxy S5 made? Korea or China? I know S4 was made in Korea. ThanksS5 which country is the right manufacture?
AnonD-116479, 11 May 2014Bro, 3 min 4K video is approximately 1 GB. You have mentioned that you recorded four 5 min 4K ... moreIt automatically uses micro sd card when you have one inserted.I am using 64GB card with 11GB left so there was space ..Every smartphone in modern times records video till memory runs out so why a 2014 flagship stops at 5 mins is beyond me ATM.In past some Nokias in 2004 had 10 minute video limit but this is top of range flagship 10 years later..Anyway does not matter just sending it back.
Saying fanboy was a bit childish i am 53 now and just makes me feel sorry that folk have to say such a silly thing.
AnonD-8044, 11 May 2014What cant understand is why my 4K video capture is set at 5 minutes plus sometimes its says &q... moreBro, 3 min 4K video is approximately 1 GB. You have mentioned that you recorded four 5 min 4K videos and took 200 photos. I guess that 4K video recording failure should be lack of memory space, check your available memory space. Normally, Videos or photos taken from the camera are directly saving into the phone memory. However, you can adjust the settings the way they saving directly into the SD Card. Once your phone memory is full, the video recording will automatically stopping. I have experienced that.
My advice is before going to buy a phone you should do some research about it. Don't be a fan boy, and concern about every brand and any phone fairly. Buy a phone which mostly satisfying your preferences. It's too late to remorse after buy it.
Tcool, 11 May 2014Please give your honest opinion on the quality of the photo taken by its main camera with the ... moreI am giving camera 8/10.
Indoor shots at 16 MP are good but not impressive on my 15 inch laptop but on phone itself are pin sharp.Its great to be able to zoom in and not pixelate because the highest MP cam ive owned is Nokia N8 and my Cannon is 10MP.I find noise levels to be quite good you can get bit fuzzy effect in low light but cant see any blue or red dots that i usually get with other camera phones. The big problem for me is the colour, on phone is superb but my laptop makes them look washed out..Nothing is at fault its looking at super amoled then lcd on laptop.
Outdoor shots i am doing some today but its cloudy.I also want to do some 4K outdoor video,,my goodness its 1.65GB per 5 minute video but wish i can extend it do you know how?
Water proofing should be in all mid top range phones because when it rains you cant use phone..You could use phones but warranty gets void if litmus paper turns red so not worth risk..
AnonD-8044, 11 May 2014What cant understand is why my 4K video capture is set at 5 minutes plus sometimes its says &q... morePlease give your honest opinion on the quality of the photo taken by its main camera with the right settings.
Also the water resistant and the expandalbe memory via microSD up to 128 GB feature which your Nexus 5 is not.
What cant understand is why my 4K video capture is set at 5 minutes plus sometimes its says "Recording Failure" and rebooting device does not clear this..The only way is to take a photo then video will start recording again,this is 4K mode only..
I found my first charge to be very good,did twitter,200 photos, 20 mins 4K video(4 x 5 mins) set up phone,played 2 hrs music and so on and got just over 9 hrs..
Speaker is scratchy and vibrates whole back panel..Its loud enough just not too pleasant..I am not going to comment on audio through headphones as its personnel choice but loud enough for me..
Screen is very bright but colours not as deep as my S2.
Not interested in finger sensor or heart monitor,,tried fingerprint sensor and indoors it worked fairly good more gimmick to me cant be bothered.
It does feel light and bit slippy in hands but because I know I am sending it back will not buy a case or get one in time before 14 day return period to try.I don't like cases rather look at the phone I bought..
Don't know what else to say its not as fast as my Nexus 5 was ,no way ,its just another Samsung flagship Galaxy S..
rek, 11 May 2014what is the correct pixel of front camera..in google images it showing 5 pixel..which is the c... moreI got mine Friday and picture taken with my front camera is 1920x1080 which is about 2MP.
Dear all users I got this monstrous device yesterday......its true beast in all aspects but one major flaw which i immediately face is camera failure error occur & mine camera can't works more then i do factory reset & thanks god camera is again working.....mine camera stops working right after installing face book app but now again i re download fb but now camera is working fine.....mine model is G9000f imported from UK as i belongs to Pakistan & this model is not available here so i hv bought this online.....now pls advise what can i do if this bug appears again as i read this error affect many s5's in Europe & there is no solution for this till now? Thanks for you cooperation friends
I'd, 11 May 2014Hi guy. Where is the Samsung Galaxy S5 made? Korea or China? I know S4 was made in Korea. ThanksOf course it is originated from Korea.
But to lessen the labor expenses, they assemble the units from different countries with less labor cost like China and Vietnam, but the parts are originally made in Korea. Especially if they will sell it to far countries, they need to balance the labor cost and shipment cost.
Units sold in Korea spend less in shipment thereby no need to assemble from China or Vietnam.
You can go there if you want originally made in Korea.
rek, 11 May 2014what is the correct pixel of front camera..in google images it showing 5 pixel..which is the c... moreWhy do you search Google images for phone specs?
It's like consulting a veterinarian for your medical check up. LOL!
You should go to the official Samsung website.