can anyone tell me: 1. how good the battery on this thing is with moderate to high usage? is there enough juice to get me through atleast 5 hours of talk-time and about 5 hours of data/wi-fi usage on a daily basis? i hate sammy phones but i'm kinda really interested in this one since i dont want to carry 2 phones around anymore and this one seems to be the only dual sim phone option available at the moment. really want to wait for the Huawei ascend mate 7 with a whopping 4100 mAh battery but its not available in Dubai yet. Also its a 6 " phablet :(. someone pls respond.
I really don't like the back design in S5 but dual sim, spec and price wise seems to be the best device(from the main brands) ... i think i will be courting this device soon.
simsim, 04 Oct 2014My G900FD bought from KSA have issues. Data connection is getting disconnected invariably. STC... moreTry to interchange the SIM cards location.
STC 4G data SIM place to SIM 1 slot and Mobily voice SIM in slot 2.
Asim Zaidi, 05 Oct 2014Thanks alot for sharing your experience. I exactly followed the same steps, bought 4g Sim from... moreI managed to gather the following information from the internet:
ZONG 3G / 4G LTE FREQUENCY BANDS
3G: 2100 MHz
4G: 1800 MHz
Zong does give the handsets on its website for most of the phone manufacturers. However, as several phone models have different frequencies for different regions of the world, it might be a better idea for Zong to simply give it's 3G/4G frequency band, so that the user knows whether his phone will work on Zong or not.
Current customers of Zong or Zong Customer Service may want to confirm if my understanding of the frequency bands is correct and may also consider putting the information on its website.
Is galaxy s5 duos , support both sim in same time or use diverting ,when we talk with one sim? Is it will be hot during long talking and charging?
Asim Zaidi, 05 Oct 2014Thanks alot for sharing your experience. I exactly followed the same steps, bought 4g Sim from... moreIts not the issue of your device. Its Zong who is not providing 4G LTE on Samsung Handsets. Just wait n enjoy 3G ;-)
Waqasmaq, 04 Oct 2014Facing the same issue even I purchased a Zong 4G enabled SIM. I logged a complain regarding th... moreThanks alot for sharing your experience. I exactly followed the same steps, bought 4g Sim from Zong's Customer services center in Islamabad, on their advice went for rooting of the device and the reponse of the expert was the same that was given to you. However, I have one particular observation, you or any of the users might be able to help/guide me.
My Handset shows following three network modes only.
If my handset is 4G LTE and then why it is not showing the option of 4G LTE in network mode? Is it required or 4G works on WCDMA network.
Asim Zaidi, 04 Oct 2014I purchased S5 Duos from Dubai. However I am unable to use 4G LTE functionality of the phone i... morei Buy S5 Duos From Bahrain But I am Not happy With S5 Duos Because when i use more then 10 Minute be cum heat ant not working camera until cool down my opinion don't Buy Any Samsung Mobile i lost my 280 Bahrain Dinar
simsim, 04 Oct 2014My G900FD bought from KSA have issues. Data connection is getting disconnected invariably. STC... moreI use the phone exactly the same like you with the same operators also & I face the same issues and the battery life is not more than 5-6 hours and the device is getting hot during use & it seems like it is burning during charging.
Do you face these other issues ??
Tcool, 03 Oct 2014Yes, but I don't mind it cause I have an extra battery and portable power supply always at hand.But some friends here on gsmarena said that the battery lasts near one day & some others said it may last more.
Asim Zaidi, 04 Oct 2014I purchased S5 Duos from Dubai. However I am unable to use 4G LTE functionality of the phone i... moreFacing the same issue even I purchased a Zong 4G enabled SIM. I logged a complain regarding the same issue to PTA and got a call from Zong Customer Services and they said me to root the handset but when I went to a software expert, he said that rooting is nothing to do with Zong LTE as they are currently not providing 4G on any of the Samsung handsets (you can check the official zong website as well).. So I again did a complain of this issue to PTA. Lets see when I get the response from the concerns. Kindly update me if you are done with the same issue. Thank you
My G900FD bought from KSA have issues. Data connection is getting disconnected invariably. STC 4G data sim is placed in sim2 slot. Mobily voice sim is in slot1. Also the download speed is damn slow during apps updates using play store. Any clue?
I purchased S5 Duos from Dubai. However I am unable to use 4G LTE functionality of the phone in Pakistan due to some country specific restrictions on the Handset. Can anyone guide me how to overcome this problem.
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2014Is the battery life is less than 7 hours in heavy use?Yes, but I don't mind it cause I have an extra battery and portable power supply always at hand.