So my s5 neo just recently has received an appearance change and I don't like the way the apps looks they all have a bubble type border above each regular apps normal icon how do I change it back to normal
Kim, 06 Mar 2017I am constantly trying to do updates and my phone tells me I don't have room. I have a sd cars... moreJust move most of the apps from the internal storage to the external storage.
1) Go to Settings -> Applications -> Application Manager ==> (every App) -> Application info -> Storage
Then change the Storage used -> Internal to External for all the Apps where that is possible.
2) You may also Go to Settings -> Storage -> Internal Storage -> Used space -> Apps
Then move most of the apps to the External storage (not all of them could be moved ).
Change the Storage used -> Internal to External for all the navigation apps. Then you may download again all the necessary countries or continents of OSM maps to the external storage.
I am constantly trying to do updates and my phone tells me I don't have room. I have a sd cars in it. But can't move over all the items I want to. I really don't have a lot of apps on my phone. Is anyone else having this problem
Has anyone got the latest security patch yet? Jan or Feb 2017?
bl123, 02 Mar 2017Will the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo get updates on nougat 7.0 / 7.1?There is no confirmation yet for Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo to get update to Android 7.
You may check up for the latest updates at: https://samsung-firmware.org/nougat/
Also for the list of confirmed Samsung smartphones for Nougat update at: http://www.androidnougat.net/samsung-android-7-0-nougat-update/
However you may install Nougat style launcher from from Google Play, there are several Nougat Launcher apps.
My S5 neo is garbage. Freezes up constantly. Ive continued to do my cleanups and restarts etc. I even bought Avg think8ng maybe I had a virus but no virus detected.
I have only owned Galaxy phones sinc ethey first came out and this is by far the worst one.
I give it a 3.5 out of 10 and thats generous.
Asylumsix , 14 Feb 2017Bluetooth is very short range...
Microphone sucks for recording live music as the bass caus... moreThere is definitely NO PROBLEM to use Galaxy S5 Neo as a media phone:
(1) Perfect for using as a VoIP phone (with or without camera for Skype, Google Hangouts).
(2) There is no problem using any headset for handsfree VoIP talking (including PC type USB headset with USB to micro-USB connector).
Bluetooth headset devices however many times have compatibility problems, battery is another problem too.
(3) There is no problem of using any PC type keyboard with USB to micro-USB connector.
(4) Galaxy S5 Neo has great FM radio as well.
(5) No problem for voice recording from FM radio or headset.
(5) Perfect for Full HD video play (any type) with headset, emails, ebook reading, Flipboard news, navigation device or for fitness.
Gino76, 12 Feb 2017I had bad experiences with Android phones in the past 18 months as mine got water damaged henc... moreI can not compare the different models, I only have the s5 Neo.
But I can say that I'm quite pleased with its waterproofness.
The first month I had the phone I fell in the water whilst sailing.
I was in the water for a few minutes and my phone was in the pocket of my pants.
When I was back on land I opened the phone and saw drops on the outside of the
waterproof rubber. I wiped them off and closed the phone again.
I never had a problem with it and in daily life I use my phone as my mp3 player
during biking. I live in Belgium, so we have plenty of rain, and I never experienced
problems, eventhough my phone sits regularly in a sooked pocket...
Bluetooth is very short range...
Microphone sucks for recording live music as the bass causes a crackling sound on the recording..
If I vape around it while it's on my desk then try to charge it it tells me there's moisture in the charging port and it won't let me charge it until I swab it out..
Bought this as a media phone. It's not connected to a network and is a pretty big letdown...
Gino76, 12 Feb 2017I had bad experiences with Android phones in the past 18 months as mine got water damaged henc... morenothing is water proof - i do cell phone claims - some are water resistant but you still have to use caution
me007, 09 Feb 2017Galaxy S5 Neo has Super AMOLED display (better than any other display), FM Radio, compass, NFC... moreI had bad experiences with Android phones in the past 18 months as mine got water damaged hence I'm looking for something that can withstand more than a drop in the sink/bath or light rain. So in terms of water resistance (or water proofing) and performance (and perhaps camera and battery life) which would you choose between the Galaxy S5 Neo, Moto G4 and on oldie like the Xperia Z3?
Gino76, 06 Feb 2017So are you saying in terms of its specs and current enhancements (based on Android 6.0.1) is t... moreGalaxy S5 Neo has Super AMOLED display (better than any other display), FM Radio, compass, NFC, better battery life, better navigation (GPS+GLONASS), business class Knox security (worldwide security certification), similar performance.
Moto G4 has 5.5" display (phablet) against 5.1" more compact display of Galaxy S5 Neo.
You may check-up the detailed reviews of S5 Neo and Moto G4 at notebookcheck . net
Galaxy S5 Neo water resistancy is good, however for underwater photos would be better to have universal underwater plastic case.
Anonymous, 06 Feb 2017I've got 6.0.1 with the January 1, 2017 security patch. Yes, there is a Torch shortcut in t... moreSo are you saying in terms of its specs and current enhancements (based on Android 6.0.1) is this better than a Moto G4? I noticed comparing the benchmarks the S5 Neo is better than the Moto G4. Agree? And would you say the water resistant is good as it is advertised?
Gino76, 04 Feb 2017May i know what is the latest security update for the S5 Neo? And does the current Marshmallow... moreI've got 6.0.1 with the January 1, 2017 security patch.
Yes, there is a Torch shortcut in the settings drop-down. By default it was on the second row of icons so you had to expand the list to display it, but you can re-organize the icons to put them in your preferred order.
Is it worth it? Well, that depends on what you value in a phone. In my opinion, for a mid-range device it is perfectly capable. It's showing its age as a cost-reduced former flagship at this point, and security support will probably expire sooner than I'd like. Nougat it probably out of the question.
As someone else has mentioned, you won't be able to get much joy from the open-source ROM community, because many developers are unwilling to touch its Exynos chipset. If that matters to you, then you would be well advised to stay away.
I didn't have the device pre-6.0.1, so I cannot comment on whether it improved or hurt performance or battery life.
If you like custom roms,stay away..no support from Cyanogenmod or Lineage OS
Between the Exynos 7580 and the Snapdragon 617 (with the Moto G4) on paper and performance which is the better & faster chipset?
And between the MaliT720MP2 vs the Adreno 405 which one is better?
May i know what is the latest security update for the S5 Neo? And does the current Marshmallow update include a torch shortcut on the drop down quick Settings/shortcuts? And is it worth getting an S5 Neo this 2017? Did the Marshmallow update improve the performance and battery life of the phone?
Hey everyone! I just got this phone and honestly I've never had a galaxy I don't like but I do wish that the "window" or "process" button was still hold down the "home" button I find having the "more options" being a actual button next to the "home" button you know since it's used so much. I'll be looking at this phone from a perspective I hope shows the value this phone has apposed to what features it has, why have a phone that can do everything and anything but last more than the two year contract. So I'll be looking at software stability, durability, how well it radiates is heat if any (I had a Sony Xperia and it almost melted due to water proofing not allowing heat to radiate) battery and speed, storage so o hope you like it once I try it and tell you but if someone already knows this stuff is like to know