ABU, 09 Jan 2018only thing it lacks is lte :(And it has many things: 2g,3g,wifi,amoled,removable battery,compact size,infrared,heartrate sensor,fingerprint,ip67,touch sensitivity and atleast it has marshmallow. So don't worry just for lte. Even lte will be outdated after 5G launch
Original-Ghanaian, 11 Oct 2017Thanks Original-Jamaican.....
i'm in a bit rock and a hard place ; i installed a non-compatib... moreIt has been sorted out,i'm now back at the original touchwiz launcher,all i had to do was to uninstall the other touchwiz launcher through the ''Application manager'' seettings tab.
Now to the usually Galaxy s5 talks,anyone wanting to buy any mid-range (in 2017 context) smartphone and is not planning to be changing smartphones so regularly should definitely try the Galaxy s5 or the Note 4; because their heart can always be replaced (that's their battery....lol) .All these new sealed-in smartphone do make swapping a long worn-out battery a problem (Go to OEM's centre to replace a battery AT A COST and all the issues that comes with being given a defective unit in replace)
i'm in a bit rock and a hard place ; i installed a non-compatible touchwiz home which is now messing up my home screen,can't use my home screen,it's not stable for me to use,can you use a good file explorer and back-up your touchwiz home system app for me ,counting on you bro.
Original-Ghanaian, 02 Oct 2017Used the wrong user name for the comment, it's me Original-Ghanaian who wrote the post....lol... moreTo Original-Ghanaian:
My friend I'm not surprised you used my name though it may be the first time you have done it...I realised a long time ago that I am the inspiration behind your name 'Original-Ghanaian'. Nothing is wrong with a little inspiration.
On the topic of phones, the only reason why I wouldn't go for a Note 4 is because of it's size. The S5 is a near perfect fit for me. The Note 4 is an exceptional smartphone just like the S5, and like the S5, the Note 4 is the last best flagship to date.
Original-Jamaican, 02 Oct 2017Things I do to my Galaxy S5 exynos that makes it run smoothly, I always keep the internal stor... moreUsed the wrong user name for the comment, it's me Original-Ghanaian who wrote the post....lol typo mistake
Things I do to my Galaxy S5 exynos that makes it run smoothly, I always keep the internal storage less clustered I have 6.4GB of free internal as I speak.Others might have many apps on their phone but to have a smooth machine you should have enough internal storage, not have so so many social media apps processes runnning at the background and also making sure you properly exit apps so they don't stay in the ram for long.
Secondly with the battery, mine has started to age, I do not always charge to 100% so not to always stress it , and I take good care not to over charge the battery.I get 3hrs and some minute of SOT out of the 100% charge on a typical day, which involves a lot of opera mini and whatsapp, these are the only apps I frequently use (as I use Facebook on opera mini)
Thirdly with performance I would say it's a mixed feelings as I feel the galaxy s5 exynos could do better, nevertheless it's powerful,it has handled e'vry game I've thrown to it's so I'm quite satisfied, performance is quite good regardless of what some benchmark might say , I'm planning to get a new battery because I haven't changed her battery since I got it on 27th Nov 2015
I'm still planning on keeping it to 2018 that's if I still available new batteries to buy, in my opinion batteries are the heart of a smartphone so making them removable are always the best options, and moreover battery cells get worn-out with constant usage and charging so the need to make them removable.
I would recommend it, well solely based on the removability of the battery and it's powerful camera picture quality.
my next upgrade ? A note 4 (because of it's 32GB internal storage and it's beefier gpu model, the exynos version )
So positives about the Galaxy s5 exynos ;
1. Good general performance, superb good camera
2. Ok battery life (it really depends upon your usage)
3. REMOVABLE BATTERY (get a new one if old is trouble)
Undoubtedly the best and fastest phone I have ever had.
Even after nearly three years of use, the battery is still chugging along nicely. I'm not getting the 5-6 hours of On Screen Time (OST) like I use to get when I just got the phone but I can easily get a few hours just the same, sometimes 2 1/2 hours sometimes more than 3 hours.
The proprietary Samsung browser uses very little power. I'm constantly impressed at how it barely uses any power...over Wi-Fi while on Facebook, it takes 5 minutes - 7 minutes before it loses a percent. I was shocked the other day when it took 12 minutes at one point before a percent was depleted while browsing around on Facebook. Visiting other websites using the Samsung browser generally yields the same results. If I should conduct a test using the built-in Samsung browser ONLY after fully charging my battery it would be interesting to see how much OST I would get. I'm sure at least 4 hours if not more.
Even internet telephony doesn't consume a whole lot. For instance, a one hour Whatsapp call generally consumes 10% of battery power, sometimes 12% and sometimes 13%. Of course it all depends on what is happening in the background while you are on a call.
The Samsung browser is just amazing and the Galaxy S5 is totally amazing. I see no reason to upgrade (or downgrade) as I still consider it the best smartphone to date.
ORIGINAL -GHANAIAN , 01 Sep 2017Hi e'vryone , has anyone tried the August security update yet, for a positive feedback I alway... moreTo ORIGINAL-GHANAIAN:
I am yet to receive the August update.
The ONLY reason I haven't opted for the Note 4 is because of the huge size. I'm NOT a fan of phablets but I do like the Note 4, I really do. It got an excellent rating in GSMArena's loudspeaker test however, a few persons on the Note 4 forum said that the loudspeaker isn't so loud anymore ever since they upgraded to Marshmallow so if you purchase it maybe you want to get one running KitKat or Lollipop. Keep us posted my friend.
Hi e'vryone , has anyone tried the August security update yet, for a positive feedback I always back up my stuffs and reformat ma phone after e'vry security update once in a while I get any security update.
I heard android 7.0 just landed on the s5 neo, and no the original s5 is not going to receive the android 7.0 too because it has gotten TWO OFFICIAL update already since it was first launched . I'm planning on getting a note 4 exynos since it has a removable battery, yeah I might as well get use to the non-removable battery era now...but I will have more good times with the note 4 just I'm having with the s5.....quite satisfied with it..I don't bog it down with many apps and I certainly don't leave many apps running in the background , useless I'm really multitasking.Hope u all well in the mobile space.
Likeswhisky, 12 Aug 2017Yes it's genuine purchased from Samsung store. Where i live we don't have carrier branding...To Likeswhisky:
Ok I don't know why you are experiencing problems. Mine is basically perfect. Which version of Android do you have on yours? I have the G900H factory unlocked version running Marshmallow.
AnonD-1385, 11 Aug 2017To Likeswhisky: Are you sure you have a genuine S5? If it's genuine, is it branded to T-Mob... moreYes it's genuine purchased from Samsung store. Where i live we don't have carrier branding...
Likeswhisky, 11 Aug 2017Quite surprised seeing all the comments about fluidity. Mine has so much lag it's unbearable. ... moreTo Likeswhisky:
Are you sure you have a genuine S5? If it's genuine, is it branded to T-Mobile, AT&T etc.?
Quite surprised seeing all the comments about fluidity. Mine has so much lag it's unbearable. I even hard reset it and it's no better. Even opening the phone dialer can take even upto 2 secs.
Galaxy S5(exynos) was released in India for Rs. 51000 (~ $800). I have bought this phone last year for Rs.12000 (~ $188). Only negative was the old software and the lack of support for it. Anyway i updated it to marsmallow(stock touchwiz) and reset the phone. It is running smoothly ever since. For this price, it has waterproofing, a great camera(for this price segment) and also removable battery.