Anonymous, 14 Nov 2018not all people have much money honey..It is not about much money. This phone is really an ancient of days full of amazing features.
I am still running android 5.0 on my galaxy S5. My carrier isn't doing anymore updates. How can I update to 6.0? I tried my local bestbuy but they said they don't do it anymore. Not sure if they gave me the run around or not
WOW I cannot believe there are people still talking and discussion about this phone in 2018, almost 2019 that was basically 5 years ago! I got it when it was released but I had it just for 7 months and then moved to next phone and now the Galaxy S9+
dziugas1959 , 02 Nov 2018Probably Shoud update to lineage os 15.1 trust aka the privacy guard is now better if you are ... morewhat is "privacy guard" on Lineage? Speaking on security, how are there roms in terms of security overall? does it receive monthly updates?
mat, 01 Nov 2018I'm playing with this for 10 months. installed lineageos 14.1 from very beginning. Phone has n... moreProbably Shoud update to lineage os 15.1 trust aka the privacy guard is now better if you are conserned with privacy
mat, 01 Nov 2018I'm playing with this for 10 months. installed lineageos 14.1 from very beginning. Phone has n... moreHave you noticed any bugs on the lineage os? Are you a heavy user and notice any slow downs considering its a 2014 phone with 2gb ram or is it fluid to use as a daily driver with the custom os?
Tried any other os that could be recommended?
I'm playing with this for 10 months. installed lineageos 14.1 from very beginning. Phone has no lags, doesn't freeze, sound quality and picture quality very good. Doesn't heat when bluetooth is in use. Battery is very good quality. I'm still not planning to abandon it. This is the last S* with replacable battery, which for me was criterion to buy it.
Michael, 26 Oct 2018I don't trust Samsung's performance anymore. I believe Iphones are by far a lot better for per... moreI dont think so. IPhone nowadays has cheated many users via their backward technology! Overpriced. You only pay their friendly software that almost worthless and you got old technology with 500% markup profit. Only lazy and illiterate people will buy Iphone.
I have owned a samsung galaxy S5 for 3 years, never had any issues. It performs well.
Been using the S5 for 3 years now, credibly can say its a great, reliable phone for short term use.
- MicroSD allows you to increase memory space
- Familiar stock Andriod UI
- Foolproof so long as you get a good screen protector.
- Waterproof too
Problem is, it tends to slow down & overheat VERY fast, esp with newer modern games.
- Camera's total sh*t in dark light conditions
- It doesn't matter if you replace the battery, the older it gets, the more battery it uses. Used to last a day and half, 3 years later and it's less than 16 hrs.
- Lags & jitters when you're using different apps. (Probably due to its tiny 2 GB RAM)
- takes a long time to connect to wifi (Have to manually switch it on from settings)
There are better phones out there for this price though, but if you're getting it, use it no longer than 2 years, or only a year if its second hand. Hope this helps.
I don't trust Samsung's performance anymore. I believe Iphones are by far a lot better for performance, security and battery life.
4 hours SOT on moderate to heavy usage on this phone in 2018 good or not?
How to determine if device is lte model besides for the word written on back cover?
What is the latest security update for the s5 Lte version? Also anyones advice if this is better that the huawei p8 lite 2017?
Which roms are reliable, updated regularly (security), fast & generally a pleasure to use? Any first hand user experiences?Thanks