Best phone ever made. I keep waiting for an upgrade but with every new phone Samsung downgrades another feature you get with the S5. First they took the removable battery, then the hardware home button, pretty soon they'll take the 3.5mm jack.
The funny thing is i'm just starting to use this phone now, picked this phone from the recycle bin lol. The batery seem to be already bad cause it bulging, going to get a replacement soon. This phone still fast.
This six year old was my wife's old phone. I have installed Lineage OS klte with Android Pie. It's rooted, has recovery, ad blocker, VPN, IPTV, remote login, and still get greats depth of field with the main camera. It still holds up well after all these years. My favorite part is the IR remote. New phones do not have this feature anymore, and it gives me the power to control waiting room TVs.
Anonymous, 19 Nov 2019I'm considering buying it and using as a daily driver, sometimes watch movies, take photos, li... moreIt's great for what you need, I listen to music on mine every day, as well as using it for photos, movies, series etc. I'd recommend VLC and a music player with a better interface, though even the built-in one has excellent sound and some effects like simulating a tube amp (warmer sound if you have cheap earphones).
As for the rest, try to see if it's rooted. Probably not, not many people do that. And reset to factory settings and start from there, just in case, and be connected to Wifi in case it downloads some updates. The only issue could be the screen, in low light and with brightness set to below 15% it can start flickering at the bottom, so try to check that out - I'm using a Brightness app to set the brightness manually indoors and to Auto outdoors. As far as I've seen it can happen with other Samsung phones too, and there's no solution. As for the rest, if the charger port cover is missing, you can get one on eBay for $1 free shipping and it's easy to replace. Batteries and cases should still be available too. If it's not badly scratched it should be fine, although I know of one that's completely scratched and beaten so much I didn't recognize it, and still works.
I'm considering buying it and using as a daily driver, sometimes watch movies, take photos, listening to music and that's it. My only concerns are if the previous user(s) did something they weren't supposed to so I'd end up buying a faulty device even though it appears to be working perfectly fine, any inputs would be great, thanks.
I have one from at&t and Everytime I plug it into a laptop, I can't seem to access the phone from the PC...and the phone has no USB connect option
I like my AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 speed, size, camera, dust resistance, water resistance, removable charcoal gray polycarbonate back, replaceable battery, upgradeable storage, fingerprint sensor, voice commands, dictation and scratch resistant screen. But it seems to have reached the end of its useful life, as evidenced by a recent planned obsolescence OS update, which introduces glitches into the system thus encouraging you to buy a new phone. I've had 2 S5s and 3 screens developed a flicker in the lower 1/3 of the screen, the outer vinyl has separated from the stress relief on 3 charge cables and a Sony 64GB SDXC memory chip became corrupted and unusable when the phone locked up while taking photos. Three charge port covers have been replaced, but that's easy to do yourself. Based on these experiences, and the increasing difficulty finding cases, it may be time to try a different manufacturer.
Ash, 04 Nov 2019I'm not a fan of this phone. I'm not attached to my phone 24/7 but I do use it a lot, and this... moreIs your battery old as well? Li-ion batteries lose capacity over time and a new battery may help. Just curious
Its been more than 5 years and still using it. Storage is less however can use lighter apps. Just recently the finger sensor takes a few seconds. I will use it till it works.
I'm not a fan of this phone. I'm not attached to my phone 24/7 but I do use it a lot, and this phone cannot handle it. Granted it is 5 years old, here are the issues I experience:
Battery drains quickly, very little storage space, texts take a long time to load, very slow in general, running apps overheats the phone, charging port does not hold the charger well and falls out easily, GPS does not work, and screen light does weird blinking/colors if on the lowest brightness setting.
All that being said, I think someone who uses their phone very, very lightly would like it. It's not a luxury phone but it gets the job done; it's reliable and sturdy, just not cut out for how much I want to use it. If you want a nice phone just to text, call, and maybe occasionally look something up online, then this is great for you.
Diggle, 24 Oct 2019Hey is galaxy s5 really that good cause I want to buy oneSure, trust me, it won't let u down. Here's why: 😎
Diggle, 24 Oct 2019Hey is galaxy s5 really that good cause I want to buy oneIf 2 GB is enough for you, and you are willing to do some basic maintenance (cleaning the cache, using lighter apps, maybe freezing a few unneeded apps), go for it. Mine is 4.5 years old and still going strong, and totally reliable. I reboot it maybe once a month just to refresh it a little.
jack, 23 Jun 2019please release nougat 7.1 for Samsung Galaxy S5Hey is galaxy s5 really that good cause I want to buy one
Emmett S. Manthar, 23 Aug 2019I just bought my new Samsung galaxy s5 How did it go?
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2019my s5 is better than the go pro 5 but not with 7 but it has a headphone jack and its 4g but goodWith New Battery & New Case It Give New Life To My Old S5. Listen Wirelessly With Good Wireless Earpiece Output Desire Audio Quailty. Thumbs Up My Daily Driver.