I have had the s5 neo for approx 5 months, it freezes/lags/ gallery stops. Worse phone I have ever had on contract. Have had a few samsung phones which were fine.
Things seem to be getting worse the longer I use this phone. Lots of locking up/freezing for short periods of time while doing basic things, such as browsing the web (using any browser) or moving around the interface. I've never experienced anything like this before on any of the phones I've owned over the years, it's quite embarrassing to have to go through this, especially when out in public and at a time when you actually really need the phone.
Anonymous, 11 Aug 2016Ive had this phone 4 weeks. It was going fine, until I changed the screenlock from letters/nu... moreI would suggest you to use pattern screen lock and SmartLock (Trusted Places, like home).
Ive had this phone 4 weeks. It was going fine, until I changed the screenlock from letters/numbers (which was getting too time consuming every time) to a 4 digit pin..Im now locked out of the phone and the only way I can get back in is to factory reset, which means I wipe all the photos. I really dont want to do this! I talked to samsung they say I must have entered two different pins when I was resetting the screenlock to a pin, I said why didnt it alert me that the two pins were different if this was the case? Personally I think it might be technical issue, as I know I put in two same pins, and besides, the screen was playing up (first time) just a few hours earlier, like jumping about so I couldnt use it. My advise is to read other reviews for this phone before purchasing. I did this and found a few people had experienced problems. I kinda wish Id heeded their warnings now..
donny, 11 Aug 2016why not?Considering it is a £200 phone (same price that my LG L90 405 was back in 2014), it can be slow and lag quite often, even when just browsing through the phones interface or moving between basic apps. Things get much worst when running more demanding apps (not games) and transitioning between those. Battery life is reasonably good (a possible two days with light internet and GPS usage), but does not come close to my two year old LG L90's four days (even with original battery) with similar usage.
So basically (for me) it has been more of a downgrade when comparing those two phones.
dude i'm having this phone from since it was released and I am so satisfied about it. Battery is good it lasts ~ 2 days with medium usage ( wifi + 4g connections are always open). The memory is enough for most apps ( no lags). So i will recommend you this phone.
this phone is the best, in comparation with the old s5. it is more fast, no lags, stability and design is better. buy this phone because will no regret.
the price is in according with the quality.
FillyWilly71, 09 Aug 2016I want to buy this phone for my kid, can you play Pokemon Go whitout problems ?yeas pokemon go works only when you capture pokemon on ar mode it kinda lags but it still works nicelt
I want to buy this phone for my kid, can you play Pokemon Go whitout problems ?
donny, 02 Aug 2016worth buying this phone or not? games such as Modern Combat 5 Asphalt 8, DEAD TRIGGER 2 and th... moreI jave played modern combat 5 on my s5 neo that i have had for 5 months now. Works perfectly fine. No lag whatsoever. I would highly recommend this phone over the normal s5 because it has a better user interface that is identical to that of the s6 and s7. The original s5 user interface is REALLY bad.
kkaj, 28 Jul 2016Hey, my S5 neo is also still 5.1.1. I live in Hungary.You may download and update manually to Android 6.0.1 from
There are different updates for different service providers, you may find update from Vodafone Hungary.
Hi guys, this morning my S5 Neo updated itself (not android update, but samsung system update) and everything just seemed fine.. apart from one little issue: if I put the phone on silent or vibrate mode, it won't remain in either mode for much time, thus switching by itself back on to sound mode. I find this quite an annoying problem since there are most moments of the day (at work, in uni or in a crowded - but silent - place) I really rather it didn't start ringing all of a sudden.
Has anybody had a similar issue?
Dvdking14, 22 Jul 2016I have the s5 neo and in gaming performance in some games like pokemon go and real racing 3 is... moreYou likely use need to do another software update. I had the same problem.. solved all issues when I updated.