For quite a while now i've been looking for a decent midrange phone to replace my 3 year old prestigio. I've been thinking about the new a3(2016) as i'd preffer a smaller phone. Then there was s5 mini, but it's not available anymore. Also z3 compact, but i've heard it's very fragile. My dad and my friend have the original s5 and highly recommend it, so i got interested in s5 neo, which is cheaper. I've read around the comments and its like you're talking about two different phones? One is an excellent phone but another one has problems with calling, picturing and music playback. Or is it different opinions about sammy? How to tell if the phone will work well? Where did you buy yours from?
AnonD-494415, 28 Jan 2016Sony Xperia Z3 compact OR Samsung galaxy s5 neo .. Weatherproofness and the main thing CAMERA?... moreThe Z3 compact is a fantastic phone, except it's very fragile. Mine fell apart (screen fell out) after about 8 months. Check the Amazon reviews. It's really sad.
b, 19 Jan 2016I'd prefere: no octacore, no pulse sensor, no finger sensor and no USB 3, BUT A STRONGER SE... moreThe 16MP is quite ok but I really wished it has OIS because the camera is too sensitive to shakes. I do not even think it has digital stabilization.
Sony Xperia Z3 compact OR Samsung galaxy s5 neo .. Weatherproofness and the main thing CAMERA? front and back ? I know sony is 20 and Samsung 16 but in general is it sonys one better? Im getting a new phone and those are my options .. Which should I choose? As I said photography plays big role here. Is it true that sony breaks easy? Any comment of other characteristics will be of helpful. Thanks :)
AnonD-493419, 27 Jan 2016I mean A5 2016. I prefer one of this phone, which has a better camera, rear and front for self... moreAlso check out the Note 4. It has an outstanding camera and power and the prices are low because it´s over a year old.
AnonD-493419, 27 Jan 2016I mean A5 2016. I prefer one of this phone, which has a better camera, rear and front for self... moreThe S5 Neo takes sharper pictures (16 vs 13 mpx). Front camera is the same on both models - 5 mpx with a f/1.9.
The A5 will get software updates a bit longer because it´s a brand new phone but the past has shown that google only brings stability and security updates to their OS so you won´t see any new features through an update anyway.
Solun1, 27 Jan 2016You mean the 2014 A5 or 2016 A5? The S5 Neo is much better than the original A5. But the ne... moreI mean A5 2016. I prefer one of this phone, which has a better camera, rear and front for selfies, so can you help me which camera is better
AnonD-493419, 26 Jan 2016which phone is better, samsung galaxy s5 neo or samsung galaxy A5?
Which camera is better?You mean the 2014 A5 or 2016 A5? The S5 Neo is much better than the original A5.
But the new A5 is pretty much the same as the S5 Neo except that the S5 Neo is waterproof and the A5 has a fingerprint sensor which the S5 Neo does not. The battery is pretty much the same, A5 has slightly larger but also a bigger screen to power. Then the design is nicer with the A5. So depends if you prefer a fingerprint sensor or having a waterproof phone :D.
So, this is my oppinion after 2 months of using the S5 Neo.
Battery life is just good enough, i am using and using it over the day, my 4g always stays on and it lasts about 2 days
I could not say a lot of things about the camera but i borrowed it to a friend and she says that the selfies are cool and normal photos are great :D
About games, i'm not very into a lot of games but i can say that i played Dead Trigger 2 and No Limits but it didn't even heated up maybe just a lil bit.
I have 5.1.1 as the OS and i like it it's very cool and doesn't bug.
What i don't like at the OS is that i can't make folders anymore..i hope they do something with that if 6.0 comes on this phone.
No problems with the signal or wirelles (as of my country Romania)
The sound quality when you use the speaker it's not great but also not bad, but with my skullcandy earbuds it sounds very very good clear and the bass rolls :)
No problems with bluetooth location maps or with any messaging app.
It runs smooth, even though it has a micro-lag in the menu when you switch pages but that happens if you use the normal theme.
Charges quite fast with the phone's cord
As for the water resistant i used it on full rain and snow and didn't have a problem with it so far.
In the end..i am happy with my phone so far, if i run into anything i'll come back here and write.
Ps:sorry for my english:(
AnonD-493419, 26 Jan 2016which phone is better, samsung galaxy s5 neo or samsung galaxy A5? Which camera is better?this is better... a lot better ... its S :) i know that u are from balkan but rules of gsmarena :) and this is one of the best cameras on market :) also better battery life than a5
which phone is better, samsung galaxy s5 neo or samsung galaxy A5?
Which camera is better?
Aa, 16 Jan 2016Hey can somebody tell me if samsung s5 neo can take screenshots ? Yeah. To take a screen shortJust swap urban palm from right to left.
I like it because it has the same feature like the S5 mini in which the USB port is been coated so that the water can't enter. But, the upset part, the features is been reduced on S5 Neo. I would prefer S5 than this S5 Neo.
Check the video, S5 Neo has some disappointing features. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH-cj6-ZDtw
After my galaxy s6 got stolen i needed a new (cheaper) phone. I got the s5 neo now for 1 week. My first impression is very good! The camera is definitely a litle less than the one on the s6. The s5 neo sometimes gives blurry pics, you really need a steady hand. Other than that i dont notice any difference (performance wise) in the s5 neo and the s6. I do need to say that i dont play games on my phone so maybe you would notice some there.
Also i had no spontaneous startups (yet, the s6 did by the way) and reception is good! Also the battery is better that the one in the s6.
All in all i am very happy with the s5 neo. Summary: waterproof, better (and removable) battery, fast (enough) processor, no glass back and a good low price
This phone is a piece of junk, I had a S3 before and it worked way better than the S5 Neo, the sound quality is poor on phone calls, it sounds bad, people on the other end cant hear me and I can't hear them clearly,it sounds squeaky like a busted speaker. Using the speaker for music or phone calls is low even at full volume. Also in the phone call logs it does not retain the caller's name like the S3 did. THE ONLY UP SIDE TO IT IS THE BATTERY LIFE IS BETTER THAN THE S3. I would give this phone 1 STAR because of the battery, but the main reason I need a phone is to make calls and this phone does not do that well.
Aa, 16 Jan 2016Hey can somebody tell me if samsung s5 neo can take screenshots ? to d0 screenshot press the big button and the on off side button at the same time
no octacore, no pulse sensor, no finger sensor and no USB 3,
BUT A STRONGER SENSOR let's say a 20 with OIS