About battery life...
The first battery cycle was impressive: 30h (7h offline), 6 hours of screen on (brightness level: 50%), 30 minutes of calls, a lot of What'sApp texting, mail (no push), no gaming.
After last update, it seems a little bit worse: dozens of Google "services" always running that wake-up phone (why Google? why more and more?!). I will test it for a few more days...
The smartphone is fast and responsive, has a wonderful display, is lighting fast on internet. But, despite some missing sensor, the worse thing is the camera. Just forget the one of the S5, not only for the lack of ois, but, and it's the most terrible joke from Samsung, for the anachronistic AF speed. I've a two years and a half old S3 that is simply faster. So, the camera has no more Phase Detection AF, and has a very, very slow "traditional" (contrast detection) autofocus. It's a very pity, because sensor quality and F/1,9 are both on top. In few words: camera was one of the good of the old S5 (at its time probably the best on the market), and is one of the major weakness in this S5 neo. I've bought this phone two weeks ago and now I'm thinking of sell it away. S5 is sell at same price: I can survive to the usb with its rubber cover, to the unpleasing and malfunctionig fingerprint sensor, to the cpu overheating, BUT I can't survive to a camera with this poor performance.
It's not so cheap. Same price range as its predecessors. Hardware and software-wise it's a pretty fair deal.
Ive been reading the specs and comparing it to other phones but Im thinking. This phone and price sounds too good to be true. So Im wondering why its so cheap?
I know about the processor. but that cant be the only thing kepping the phone so cheap They must have taken out something else. something you dont realize youre missing untill you have bought the phone.
I have used this phone for a while now and done about 6 factory restores because of battery drain issue. It also has a serious LTE (4g) Issues in nordic countries and will drop from 4g to 3g every time someone calls you and you have to restart the phone after to get the 4g running again. The Phone can be used only 4 hours or so before the battery dies... I did the last factory reset today because my phone shut itself down over night despite having no apps open on background and when I went to sleep it had 64% battery. Do not buy this unless you are ready to fight to have it fixed because depending where you bought this piece of garbage this problem might or might not be covered by warranty because it is actually android and firmware problem. I had the exact same problem with the new S4 LTE version but luckily there is a root and custom roms available to fix this. However S5 Neo does not have that as an option, atleast not yet.
I bought last week the Samsung Galaxy S3 NEO may very good in specs & price but INDEED VERY POOR in actual life performance .
It worked for a couble of days with no problems at all.
In a previous forum I state that I could not log into my email account.
After 45 minutes on tel with CYTA emploey he could not help me.
But after parallel run with my old SGS3 managed to set the correct incoming & outgoing server & was ok , but not for long time .
On Sunday October the 18th mid day the mobile started ringing all alone with a black screen & could not stop it,s I had to remove the battery to stop it from ringing.
After I have restared it , it could not recognise the sd micro 16GHz NEITHER log into the wifi .
On Monday took it back to CYTA shop NAXOU str. LYKAVITOS NICOSIA from where I bought.
After about 2 hours of trying to load new software , I was told the phone was ok, it read again the sd card & log into the wifi.
On my intistance that I an not happy with this mashine I strongly ask to let me have another phone of same brand & model or even go for same brand or another model.
Instead ( after having very strong arguments not only with the graund emploees but with high rang managers )they dicided to sent it to the service depo of SG in Cyprus for furtehr invastication into the problem. I was also told that I should have downloaded the new sofware myself.
This absolutely rediculous to blame the customer for NOT dowloading the new software, something they shouls have done before delivering the phone to me.
I shall revetr as soon as the phone is back in my hands for any further comments.
MachoInc, 20 Oct 2015Post again after you have a full battery drain.Battery drain is fixed. Make sure to disable "ANT radio srvice" and ANT+ plugins service". Those two were causing big energy usage.
nasos, 14 Oct 2015Call Samsung and give to them the IMEI to check it out.Go to imei.info, type the IMEI u have and take a look!
igy00, 15 Oct 2015Caution: this expensive device will get only one mayor update android 6. After that no New and... moreEverybody knows that any samsung devicegets 1 or 2, flagships 3 support cycles (years) at best. So, not scared.
Gledis, 16 Oct 2015Hello everybody It's my first time that I'm going to buy a phone, it's my first phone . So my ... moreJust got it but much to my regret this model of SGS5NEO could not log into my email account even I had been on the phone with CYTA the phone vendor FOR 45 MINUTES they could not help me resolve my problem even if we had in parallel both phones set up all details for incoming & outgoing server. My old SGS3 even without sim card was sending & receiving emails BUT the new machine SGS5NEO could not.
So CYTA ask me to take it back to the shop from where I bought it to check it if this is a difective one or if this is the phones disadvantage.
Do not buy!!! I went from iPhone 5s to s5, love love loved the s5 but i found it was too darn slow but an excellent smartphone.
Network recommended s5neo instead as it was newer and improved. It's basically the toy version of the s5. I HATE it. My "brand new" neo constantly tells me to check the back cover at all times, (randomly flashes up even though the backs on correctly) would say my memory card has been unmounted for no reason. its just horrid. Many features from the s5 have been removed. If you are an avid samsung user, especially if you have the s5 you will definitely spot the differences. As I said before I had the s5 for about 10 days and could spot that I wasn't feeling the "improved" neo about 30mins in using it... Had the neo got about 10days also but have sent back. Going to go back to the s5!!!
Hello everybody It's my first time that I'm going to buy a phone, it's my first phone . So my question is : Should I buy SGS5Neo or not? do YOU rwcommend it For me?
mile, 11 Oct 2015Does it have multi window support? Yes Sure, i had chance to test it
I picked up the S5 neo in the local EE shop when I upgraded at the weekend. It's what they were touting at the time.
I've always had HTC previously.
The S5 Neo seems ok. I'm not a feature buff but already miss the Infrared interface (for tv remote etc.). I never thought to check the spec. I assumed that in this day and age...
I took it for granted that the S5 Neo would integrate with my car via BlueTooth. My old HTC read out text messages when in car mode. I should have checked the spec. No hands free/car mode on the S5 Neo? In this day and age?
I've tried numerous third part apps but none of them deliver as hoped. Even the paid for apps.
I can only hope that Samsung reinstate such a basic feature in any future firmware upgrade. I suspect I'll be back on HTC before that happens :(