I've got this phone for few months, and I can say, I'm satisfy.
Ok the phone isn't fast as I expect for octa-core but it's ok for everyday tasks, even for playing some games, overall it's ok. Battery is good, camera is Ok, display is fantastic...
But, if you are looking for FAST phone, STOP looking!
NEXUS is your solution!
* NEXUS 5 was REALLY, REALLY FASTTTTT phone, never lack, never block, this phone was never slow even playing the most powerful games, open as many as you like apps, choose between them instantly, at the end just close them, everything was done in millisecond... I don't know how, but is't TRUE!
* NEXUS 6 - EVEN BETTER!
* NEXUS 5X and 6P - .... WHAT CAN i SAY?
Nexuses are not so premium as newest Samsung, HTC and Apple, maybe not so premium camera or display, but those phones are lighting fast! Don't even try to compare with their competition!
IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME, TRY IT, OR ASK SOME NEXUS (5 or higher model) USER!
STOP LOOKING TRYYYYY NEXUUUSSSS ! ! !
Locked to Telus, 01 Sep 2016Hello everyone. I got a samsung galaxy s5 neo sm-g903w and its locked to telus here in canada... moreTry using an online trusted site for getting the unlock code. Obviously the best option is to get your carrier to unlock it for you but since you can't the online sites (don't use any random sites use trusted ones) as they tend to do it for cheaper.
Anonymous, 09 Sep 2016where is the privacy mode?In Private tab has been replaced by secret mode activated by the bottom left button labeled "Enable Secret Mode" in the tabs screen (at least on the Android 6.01 version). When secret mode is enabled any new tab you open is considered a privacy tab.
Installing Nova Launcher over Touch wiz has made my Neo far less laggy. Memory use is much better.
The phone is fast, it just doesn't know how to manage memory properly it seems.
AnonD-584958, 14 Sep 2016I'm thinking of getting my daughter this phone but she wants one to play pokemon go on . Will ... moreDear Mister Crouton,
This (not so good) game will work Perfectly on this (not so good) phone. Have a nice day and eat an apple.
AnonD-584958, 14 Sep 2016I'm thinking of getting my daughter this phone but she wants one to play pokemon go on . Will ... moreYes , The Game Is Supported On This Device. Check For Yourself On Their Site: https://support.pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/hc/en-us/articles/221958248-Supported-devices
Although,You may want to buy an extra battery for long play times!
I'm thinking of getting my daughter this phone but she wants one to play pokemon go on . Will this phone allow her to do this?
Marc, 04 Sep 2016This phone is so freaking slow. I came from using an iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 by the way, but I ... moreFor those users claiming that s5 neo is slow well sorry to hear that for you guys its slow, i have the phone and i believe its way better than my 5s before i don't experience lag updated to 6.0.1 no prob. If your not use to android and for your first try this phone disappoints you then don't bother buying.. if i wear you? Go to the cell shop test different kinds of phones before you buy? Other wise your just wasting your time and breath.. if you stick to iphone that you believe is way better then don't come to android.. simple as you love iOS then don't go android.
Nice phone to hold but must agree with other reviewers that it is slow and seems to constantly lag. It takes about 5 seconds to respond to every touch. It is very frustrating when you're trying to answer a call and the phone doesn't accept that you are swiping to answer call. Changed from Moto G (3rd Gen) but going back to it now as the S5 Neo is irritatingly slow.
boston brande, 03 Sep 2016I love Samsung, my last four phones were Samsung. I've gotten my girlfriend Samsungs for her l... moreStrange complaints from Android 6.0 and apps and blaming Samsung for that... In case of problem with you mobile you need to contact Samsung support. However in case of issues with your apps you need to contact the apps support. My only issue with the new Android 6.0 was that Google Mail app was not opening (the default Mail app was still working). After contacting Google app support the issue was fixed in 2 days. Just my 2 cents...
This phone is so freaking slow. I came from using an iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 by the way, but I had to buy a new unlocked phone as I was moving overseas. I thought of moving to Android to give a try and chose this phone as it is relatively new and is in the S lineup so I was assuming that this phone will perform well. But boy was I wrong. This is the slowest phone that I ever owned. Constantly lagging, camera takes about 5 seconds to open. Had to uninstall Facebook because it was really slow. Messenger sometimes does not open. The screen freezes. That said, I will never go back to Samsung again.
never had a problem with s5 neo works great for me, just glad I did not have a galaxy note 7
I love Samsung, my last four phones were Samsung. I've gotten my girlfriend Samsungs for her last two phones. That being said, the S5 Neo is the worst phone I've ever owned to date. I originally had issues with its "check cover" problem popping up randomly 8-10 times per day. Now it just happens randomly a few times per week. The phone freezes up and locks on a black screen or white screen whenever it is put through heavy demand from apps. The two main apps people use, instagram and snapchat, the camera WILL NOT FOCUS. 45 minutes can be spent on a varying degrees of depths and distances, and you will still not recieve a clear photo unless using the camera app. Buttons are phantom pressed when typing, and by far the most infuriating design flaw of all, is they have increased either the sensitivity or proximity of the "back" button to the actual screen. So every time you hit ENTER or SEND on everything from websites and emails to messages and phone calls, you will instead be hitting "back". This has quite literally wasted hours of my life, re-typing massive replies, or waiting for websites to respond only to find out the enter key was never tapped. Lastly, after the new update, they decided to put a uselessly unclever cover screen for you entire phone when it is locked, so opening up my phone is now an additional step past the unlocking screen. 1 extra tap every single time I open my phone may seem trivial to complain about, until you realize the average person checks their phone 80 times per day. I am beyond annoyed with the amount of unthought out issues with this phone and It may even be bad enough to permanently ruin my opinion on samsung.
Hello everyone. I got a samsung galaxy s5 neo sm-g903w and its locked to telus here in canada. Is there any suggestions from you to unlocked this . Because im not a telus subscriber so telus cannot unlocked it for me. Thanks everyone.
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2016my phone model number is: SM-G903W Canadian version contract with fido , so still no fm radio... moreThat is probably correct - I don't see FM Radio in the specifications for your Fido branded version of Galaxy S5 Neo on Fido web site. There is also official NO Answer in the Fido forums: http://forums.fido.ca/t5/forums/forumtopicpage/board-id/Smartphones/thread-id/26507
At normal Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo the Radio app is pre-installed and can not be uninstalled. You may double checkup for the Radio app at Settings>Applications>Applications Manager.
It is probably possible to install some FM Radio apk from the XDA developers forum: