Just got this phone last Friday, so far i like it.
Not such great speed for an octacore, but it's ok, as this saves a lot of battery life.
Battery life seems decent, also dropped in the good old Nova Launcher instead of the default one and things got a tad faster.
Used it quite a bit with some no-name VR Glasses, the experience was smooth and nice, the sensors work very well and the image is sharp and clear, as expected from a Full HD panel.
Sits nice in my palm even if I've got small hands, the battery lasts ok so far, after two full days of moderate usage i was at 61%, so that's quite cool.
Does not overheat even when used for VR Gaming, another forte for this handset.
Lots of bloatware in the original firmware from my local carrier, but I've disabled most of it.
Decent handset, good looking, ok battery life, nice screen, interesting to very good camera in both photo and video modes and on both the front and the main camera, replaceable battery if i will need this and i can say i like the fact that i will not have a heart attach if i drop a glass of water on it by accident, as i am a bit clumsy sometimes :)))
A very clear upgrade from my previous Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, that is still one of my favorite handsets ever.
Me likey Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo!
Recently got an S5 Neo, the phone works ok but I think either the headphone is faulty or there is some comparability issue with my headphones.
I have PSB headphones, with the noise reduction on there is a mass of hissing and "white noise" in the background, it is not that noticeable with nr off, but wit it on the music sounds bad.
I tried those same headphones in a Samsung S6 and there is no problem at all, sounds great.
I copied music from the S5 to the S6 (in case it was the music) and what sounds bad on the S5 sounds great on the S6
I copied music from the SD card in the S5 onto the actual phone (S5) and the white noise is still there
Using normal (low quality) ear buds on the S5 and the music seems muted and not clear.
So either a faulty phone or the quality of the soun in the S5 is lacking (ill find out tomorrow as a replacement is coming). Hopefully it is a faulty device as I generally really like Samsung and although the S7 can carry a SD Card it is expensive (the S6 doesnt have a slot for an SD Card).
I used my phone as a music player too so it is essential I have decent quality audio.
me007, 09 Mar 2016From Settings-->Battery I get the following messages at 100% battery charge and Power Savin... moreTwo and half days, still 50% battery (wifi on, LTE on) - moderate use, some pics and FM radio, no games
Mauriceh9, 12 Mar 2016Hi,
I am thinking of buying an S5 Neo. I saw a comment that the phone freezes after an alarm ... moreI have this phone a few mounths now, alarm works for me every day without any problem.
The only thing i didnt like on this phone was the lag on stock launcher but after the last update they fix it, so now i really like s5 neo.
This isnt the faster phone i had but works good without bugs really important for me and now without lag
I have only had this phone a couple of months. I had an update a couple of weeks ago and now my phone is running really slow. My daughter got the same phone at the same time and hers is running very slow as well. Any idea why as it is really frustrating.
Johnny348, 11 Mar 2016I would choose the S5 neo. Dust- and waterproof. Battery that can be replaced, no delicate gla... moreHi,
I am thinking of buying an S5 Neo. I saw a comment that the phone freezes after an alarm goes off. I use my mobile a lot as a reminder to do things, so this limitation would be no good for me. What's you experience with the alarm functions.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Anonymous, 08 Mar 2016Which is better Samsung S5 neo or Samsung A5 2016? I am confused between these two because the... moreI would choose the S5 neo. Dust- and waterproof. Battery that can be replaced, no delicate glass back, etc. Concisely: more smartphone for your money. I am owner of Galaxy S5 NEO. Very nice phone.
Dvdking14, 08 Mar 2016What screen time on do you get with a single charge and do you use power savingFrom Settings-->Battery I get the following messages at 100% battery charge and Power Saving mode enabled:
Estimated usage time remaining 53 h
Power savings mode - 53 h remaining
Ultra Power savings mode - 117 h 30 m remaining
Anonymous, 08 Mar 2016Does it have LED Light Indicator?Yes, Galaxy S5 NEo has LED indicator (Settings-->Sounds and notifications) and LED Flashlight (quick dropmenu-->Fashlight On/Off). You may checkup at the User Manual:
"LED indicator: Set the device to turn on the LED indicator while the battery is charging,
when you have notifications, or when you record voice memos."
AndrewGTR, 27 Jan 2016So, this is my oppinion after 2 months of using the S5 Neo. Battery life is just good enough,... moreWhat screen time on do you get with a single charge and do you use power saving
arno, 05 Mar 2016Phone as S5 only two problems. CPU design by Samsung with 8 core but speed this same as Quallc... moreMy phone fell from chair height and the only damage it got was a tiny dent in the metal frame near the camera and it landed on it's screen.
Anonymous, 08 Mar 2016Does it have LED Light Indicator?same i want to know
Which is better Samsung S5 neo or Samsung A5 2016? I am confused between these two because the S5 neo has the heart rate sensor and the IP67 certification while the A5 2016 has the fingerprint scanner and the metal glass design. Can you please suggest which is a better phone and why. Thank You
koka, 06 Mar 2016hi guys , can someone tell me is it possible to add more camera mode's ?! it dosnt have slow m... moreJust download an app to do it, like Slow Motion Video FX: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobile.bizo.slowmotion&hl=en