why Samsung hesitates to release its Snapdragon version of S5 in India alone or am i mistaken?
Half of the people working in the Store aren't sure if the phone is a octa core variant or Snap dragon variant :/
S5 exynos ocata core beats snapdragon
imran haque, 03 Jul 2014I bought this phone 2 months ago, and after purchasing the phone is heating like iron in idle ... moreDid you bring your SD card over from an old phone? Samsung Index service is causing the drain?
If yes there is a fix.
Samsung thinks Indians are fool.In Europe and American market this mobile sold with Qualcomm snapdragon 801 processor but in Indian market this mobile sold with cheap Exynor processor.
Still using since two months, it has neither heating issue, nor any problem respectively. Looks nice display (I preferred Adapt Display or Cinema Mode, depends on user choice) and good performance. Touchwiz is somehow okay with new user interface on GS5 but I am using home replacement launcher because I don’t like Touchwiz so far. Frequently clean the recent applications (press left button), memory clean up, catch clean for free of junk files (installs cleaner apps e.g. Clean Master) etc. Disable apps, if don’t use. It can be checked on the website for tips and tricks and getting more information of the device to handle with care.
I bought this phone 2 months ago, and after purchasing the phone is heating like iron in idle mode and automatic reduce the battery backup and every day it happened. I remove memory card but still have the problem. sometimes heating issue capture all battery backup and automatically turn off. pleas help me
Nix, 30 Jun 2014How can i buy snapdragon version in india?please reply.Guys you won't find much difference in performance as I had used SD version for couple of days(except Gaming experience is bit better in SD version & bit better battery management).
I don't feel its worth to buy a high end mobile without warranty, if anything goes wrong you will end up paying a hefty amount for servicing.
mini developer, 29 Jun 2014In response to your comment.... All the cores work at the same time so it is a major factor fo... moreYou might be right and its theoretically also true but what I told is as I found when using the CPU-Z app, in which i never found any of the core inactive even if you wait for a long time . Where as I found at least 2 cores in Snapdragon Version inactive almost all the time when I was testing it in Idle condition.
Nix, 30 Jun 2014How can i buy snapdragon version in india?please reply.I myself tried searching for sd version in india.... though i dont know if indian sim will work on it..... you can buy it from amazon.com or if your relatives are in USA, you can ask them to buy you.....if it works, also notify me.... i would like to buy one too!!!!:P but there is one disadvantage...
Almost all the sellers of amazon.com will ship it without any warranty or you cannot claim its warranty in india.... only in USA.... So beware and happy buying
crazyboys_tp, 24 Jun 2014I agree with you. I also had a chance to use Snapdragon version for a couple of days &... moreagreed with u. My LG G pro also shows the same, 2 core active while 2 others idle at gaming. :D
crazyboys_tp, 24 Jun 2014I agree with you.
I also had a chance to use Snapdragon version for a couple of days &... moreIn response to your comment.... All the cores work at the same time so it is a major factor for less power efficient.... You are wrong
exynos 5422 came with quite a few new. Features..... You are right about 8 cores working at the same time but not for all time...... These cores work individually so they become active and deactive with respect to workload or amount of work to be done..... And when in idle mode, only 1 small core is active.... So naturally it's more power saving than its snapdragon variant ( which also has a better and more power consuming graphics adreno 330)
Romi, 24 Jun 2014Guyz,
If you are switching from Note 3 - please do note that there is a huge difference in ... moreS5 is much better than S4 as you said but still not a must upgrade if you ask me.
I did upgrade from my S4 & best in this S5 is heating issue is 90% less than S4 which i was happy to get rid of and muss less than Z2 even.
Battery life is Pretty good for me.
* 3 hrs of Call
* 50 Txts
* Synced with Gmail, Yahoo, Whats app, Facebook, Samsung account ect.
* Full time 3G or on wifi
* I am not a hard core gamer(might play moderate games for 15 min sometime)
* Bit of browsing and 4 hrs of Screen ON Time....
End of the day approx 14 Hrs My battery will still be at 20% which is almost an improvement of 25% over my S4.
Guys if you are using an S4 or a Note3 pls don't upgrade to this now. Note 4 is on its way in 3 months down the line.
Note: If ur desperate to buy this Pls check on ebay.in its price is 34,500/- and som discounts are also going on .
razer, 25 Jun 2014hey dude i would like to purchase S5 through flipkart. is it worthful? is thhat original like ... moreIts safe to buy in Flipkart as they usually sell original products. But make sure that the warranty is of Samsung(Manufacturers warranty).
Go for it, its a beautiful product to use & If you are ok with Samsung's plastic built which are not as premium as HTC m8 or Z2.
Romi, 24 Jun 2014Guyz, If you are switching from Note 3 - please do note that there is a huge difference in ... moreHey romi are u suffered from games lags sometimes when battery get heated ???? Is this has solutions in the future ???
Jt k, 21 Jun 2014Best fon of 2014......camera is d real king of dis fon.....no lag at all.....display is sharp ... morehey dude i would like to purchase S5 through flipkart. is it worthful? is thhat original like we buy in samsung showroom? how is the mobile condition? about packing? am afraid that mobile may get damaged during shipping? bcoz i have never bought a mobile through online thats y. pls reply me and clarify all my doubts. eagerly waiting to buy my first android. only in flipkart price is low 35k (approx.)at present...am waiting..
If you are switching from Note 3 - please do note that there is a huge difference in the battery. S5 drains quickly coz of its 8 processors and less battery capacity.
Having said that do note that it is far better than S4. You need to adjust your charging timings to make a difference.
S5 is a powerful phone. But there is:
1) At times - Lags
2) RAM at times 85% consumed when on EDGE - 2g - 3g or WIFI
3) Heats like hell
Alex, 23 Jun 2014Your mentiuoned in your post that:
2. Exynos powered Galaxy S5 is more power efficient, as du... moreI agree with you.
I also had a chance to use Snapdragon version for a couple of days & to compare with my Octa core version.
In the octa core version all 8 cores will be active at the same time. Which might be one of the major contributing factor for less power efficiency compare to Snapdragon version.
I even had noticed almost all the time the 2 cores of the snapdragon processors will stop working if the mobile is in idle condition.
You can check this in CPU-Z app.