Anonymous, 01 Apr 2016Same hereUse nova launcher with stock android animations. I'm sure that you won't get any stutters or frame drops.
I think the S5 is still a capable phone,Lollipop runs on it just great, two years later and it still holds its price......
In 2016 is still good to buy s5, cuz am thinking to buy huawei honor7
Brad666, 30 Mar 2016Model number has Fi received an update for the model f also but only 350 mb and what changed is that now i have security updates for 01 march 2016. I think this is a pre-update for marsmallow but if you received an update of 1500 mb that should be marshmallow, maybe its a bug or something...
need advice. please suggest which one between these two i should buy, galaxy note 3 or galaxy s5? Thanks
I don't want to post my comments, I would like the department that handle unsatisfied customers.
I've had 3 different Samsung phones, I have a S5 I'm not impressed with it, the screen locks up, the colors on the screen change colors and fad in an out, when you take a picture the camera flash goes off and about 1.5 seconds later it goes off again taking the picture. In that time the people are squinting their eyes and the animals have run off. I have some apps that say I've reached my goal and I have not even done anything yet.
Galaxy s5 .. using since 8 months
On upgrading to lolipop 5.0 my phn is experiencing jerky motions in logs opening and too slow in opening for call making and frequent hangups..is there any solution in rectifying this problem. Pls sujest.
dan, 30 Mar 2016what model number do you have? europe?yeah it seems it came EU but i live in asia
dan, 30 Mar 2016what model number do you have? europe?Model number has F
Guys i recieve an update on samsung kies about 1501MB after upgrading the firmware it seems everything stay the same my andriod version stays at 5.0 anyway recieve this huge update?
NasViews, 26 Mar 2016To this day the Galaxy S5 has done me wonders from dropping it washing it throwing it and stil... moreTo NASVIEWS:
Well said my friend. I share the same views.
I even posted similar views in the S7 forum on Good Friday (March 25th). When I said the only upgrade I see with the S7 is the camera and that I will stick to my S5, a blogger by the name of 'P' replied telling me about battery and CPU etc. being better as if I should give up my S5 for that. After my reply to P, another blogger commented telling me that I made a very good point. I have copied and pasted the entire conversation.
Here is conversation quote and quote:
P, 24 Mar 2016
Battery and optimization - a quad-core cpu from 2 years ago doesn't compare with a quad-core cpu from today that's better optimized x
That's exactly what I'm talking about, the upgrades are basically the same as every other manufacturer upgrade for 2016 CPU, RAM, battery etc.
The Galaxy S has been known for innovations which made it stood far out from the crowd. The S2 was a significant improvement over the first S. The S3 was just as significant over the S2 with things like smart alert, smart stay, pop-up player (have the video in a separate window while performing other tasks) etc. Then the S4 took things to a whole new level with features from the Samsung Smart TV and Galaxy Note 2 (Smart Scroll and Air View respectively) but the cool part about the Air View is that while the S-Pen was needed to do it on the Note 2 a pen wasn't needed to get it done on the S4...Samsung revamped the entire screen just for the Air View to work without a S-Pen...that's innovation.
Then along came the S5 with more innovations most notably the first smartphone to come with a heart rate sensor and the first Galaxy S to have a fingerprint sensor...that's innovation...and it's impressive to know that it is water resistant without it being the bulky active version...that too is innovation. Most impressively the S5 was able to maintain every feature from every previous Galaxy S (except the FM Radio which got cut since the S4). I only used the radio once on my S2 just to test it out so I won't cry about it being gone these days.
The S6 removed essential stuff like the SD slot and Ingress Protection and sealed the battery to top things off. That's not innovation. The S7 brings back the SD slot and Ingress Protection but removes the IR blaster (infaRed) yet everybody jumps for joy. That's not innovation. Removing a feature from one model and bringing it back in another model is NOT innovation.
Samsung has clearly ran out of ideas. I will stick to my S5 octa-core. It has everything including a removable battery which has sadly been gone since the S6. I guess I will have to wait to see what the S8 has to offer. Hopefully it will bring back true innovations to the table and not just offer a camera upgrade only in terms of pixels