A very must feature:
Handsfree mode or Car mode is missing in this model.
I hope lollipop version may solve this.
Frustrated, 18 Dec 2014My system langwage is English (US). I also have Hebrew for the keyboard, and the swipe has wor... morei would fLASH the ISRAELI rom form sammobile
My system langwage is English (US). I also have Hebrew for the keyboard, and the swipe has worked great until it stopped this morning (12/18/2014). I tried everything the local (US) service could offer to no avail. I need help!
Anonymous, 17 Dec 2014I need to know that whether Galaxy S5 Duos can be upgraded to Lolipop or not. YES, it CAN be updated to Lollipop...but the real question is: WILL SAMSUNG decide to roll out an update for this device? And IF YES, WHEN?
I need to know that whether Galaxy S5 Duos can be upgraded to Lolipop or not.
Tcool, 16 Dec 2014Common sense should tell you if you have brain that it is released in a certain region because... moreI already proved all your statements to be wrong.
The thing called "travel" should make you figure out why (if you can't read long texts and/or arguments).
DaXiong, 16 Dec 2014So where in the user manual, on the box or on samsung.com does it say that LTE is restricted t... moreCommon sense should tell you if you have brain that it is released in a certain region because it is intended for that region network type.
No need to make your story long because it's boring to read.
Tcool, 16 Dec 2014That is why it is not released worldwide.
It is sold only in countries where it supports the ... moreSo where in the user manual, on the box or on samsung.com does it say that LTE is restricted to certain operators in certain countries?
It doesn't say anywhere, it's just a hidden arbitrary restriction that has nothing to do with reality.
There is nothing magic or special about LTE, it's just another standard. LTE band 3 is LTE band 3 anywhere in the world, just like WCDMA band 1 (2100 MHz) is the same everywhere. So why is there a restiction on where you can use LTE but not WCDMA or GSM? The phone is compatible, it's just limited on purpose.
Half the point of a dual-SIM phone is that you can use it abroad with local SIMs. Now this phone doesn't fulfill this purpose.
Also the restriction doesn't exist for most other models and manufacturers, so it has nothing to do with legal approvals or anything. For example Galaxy S3 4G (i9305), LG Optimus G (E975) and Nubia Z7 Max have no restrictions on LTE usage as far as I have found.
Also if you have a SIM-card from an "approved" country/operator, you can still roam on LTE (if allowed) in the countries where if you use a local SIM you won't get the choice for LTE network mode. So this proves that this has nothing to do with compatibility of the actual LTE network.
DaXiong, 15 Dec 2014It seems that Samsung wants to decide on which operators you can use LTE with and not. This &q... moreThat is why it is not released worldwide.
It is sold only in countries where it supports the network and people are brainless and bought from the country where it is released and used it in their country where it is not compatible.
The problem is not with the phone nor SIM, but with the people who bought it without knowing the compatibility and consequences!
Learn to research about any product you want to buy before buying it!
Raiz, 09 Dec 2014I've SM-G900FD from U.A.E. I also have a Zong 4G sim with a 4G package but I cannot see the 4G... moreIt seems that Samsung wants to decide on which operators you can use LTE with and not. This "feature" is present in S4, S5 and Note 3 atleast (and possibly other models). And no the problem isn't in the SIM card but in the phone firmware.
This basically makes the S5 Duos completely useless for the world traveller. Unfortunately the alternatives aren't that many. You can get around it by rooting but then you have knox and warranty issues...
AnonD-341702, 15 Dec 2014The phone is fantastic but the only problem is Battery....as with very normal usage by afterno... moreIt has nothing to do with the dual SIM function.
It is becuase of your network provider weak signal coverage.
And also the kind of apps you are installing and using.
You should get rid of power hungry apps like Facebook messenger and others.
The phone is fantastic but the only problem is Battery....as with very normal usage by afternoon it becomes 50%....so one extra charge in the day is must to make it work till night 11.00 pm and I think its mainly becoz of two sims working at the same time although only one will work on 3G/4G LTE but still the battery back up has to be more...rest everything is perfectly fine...!!!
prasad, 05 Dec 2014I brought samsung s5 dual(sm-g900fd) from uae...but in connectin mode not showing LTE or 4G op... moreCheck your sim..I have the same issue. visit your network provider to give you the latest 4g sim.
can anyone please tell me about the performance of this set??? the persons who r using it can please guide me should i buy this cell phone or should wait for s6??? is there any disadvantage or limitation of this set?????
Hello! In my country, the galaxy s5 duos is numbered SM-G900FZ. I can't seem to find this model on gsmarena but only on a few sites that don't have the specific details of the device so I am able to compare it with the SM-G900FD. Does anyone know the difference between SM-G900FZ and SM-G900FD? Thanks