Had mine for 3 months then it suddenly over heated on the charger and cut out completely. It was in for repairs, received it back with new battery, over heated again and could not charge to more than 8%! Now back at workshop... Think I got the DUD!
Mike, 11 Apr 2014Is it Ip67? Waterproof?Yes since it's IP67 certified that means that it is water proof in 1 meter for 30 minutes
Everything works fine, display is good, camera is good, performance suffices..
I have been using this phone for a week now. My first impressions?
Phone design is feels like something between mid and luxury. Not as handy as I thought it will be, but I guess I still haven't get used to little bigger screen (my previous phone was Galaxy W). Screen is okey.
Performance could be better, when connected all social profiles and turn on synchronizing, I was suprised that I was left with only 300 mb of RAM.
Primary camera is noisy. For the first moment I even felt that secondary camera took better photos.
Batttery life? Actually, I'm satisfied with it. It squeezed out in two human days (tried all apps, used fb,twitter,wapp and I even fall asleep while watching vines). So it beat me.
Everything else works fine. Overall, I am satisfied.
Bought this and had for a month before sending back.
It looks OK and back has nice texture but doesn't feel very responsive in changing screens and switching apps.
In terms of specs it is quite weak as a phone half its price (Ace Style LTE) has much better CPU and GPU.
My opinion is avoid as you aren't getting what you expect or what you pay for
I dont get it its really nonsense it has mali 400 gpu which is absolutely bullshit cause even my LG optimus G is better than this both on gaming and user performance i wonder why people buy this phone?
I have this phone for a month now and I'm quite satisfied with it. It has descent performance and battery life is good. Up to 2 days, and I browse a lot, screen is light on up to 6 hours (surfing) between charging, for me this is descent result. Before I had LG G2 which was nice phone but too big and ergonomy suffered because I make often a calls. I sell it and bought this s5 mini and I didn't regret since it is smaller and more ergonomic.
People keep complaining of poor battery saying it barely lasts 12 hours. I would like to take this chance to point out that if ur using ur phone all day for social networking, games, browsing and music, the battery isnt gonna last very long at all. Even top flagship models cant get 12 hours of continuous screentime. These are thew laws of whats currently physically possible. Stop whining, put the phone down and go play outside in the real world.
Customers in the company i am working loves this phone , if you prefer to be a 4G LTE(Long Term Evolution) phone user , its a lot better to use this phone rather that to get the iPhone's, Android phone are much more easier and comfortable to use. But it will also depend on the Person's knowledge about technology at this times.
I just got my s5 mini for a week now. Can I just say I love it and got what I expected from a phone. The battery seems to be draining for a day so that is okay for me. I already tested the 4G in my country which by the way is Philippines. 4G is working for smart and globe for this unit. I just don't like where I cannot seem to import my favorites in the android browser. However we have the chrome as a substitute. I think I have big apps installed on s5 mini and internal memory is still coping which I love than my old phone. RAM is not dragging and I love to watch movies on this phone. I could rav forever but in short, I happy with it.
Andy, 07 Jan 2015I have found the battery life to be terrible. From fully charged, sat on my desk doing nothing... moreTurn off things like wifi, location gps and bluetooth when not using them as they always train power and apps always using the gps. Or root it so can install an app to put other apps to sleep which always use cpu