This phone is CRAP! I bougth it last year and the screen is too much fragile, I meant it break again 3 days after I repaired it in an official Samsung service, and i I did it TWO TIMES, too expensive for a low quality product
AnonD-633235, 15 Jan 2017I just purchased the Samsung S5 Neo as an upgrade from my Samsung S3. The only issue I have i... moreYou may try to speak with included Samsung in-ear headphones and recording with Sony Audio Recorder app. It should be better. I have however much better result with no-name neodymium in-ear headset (with ear hooks, I use them for FM radio). You may try test recording with any on-ear neodymium headphones (with mic) in the shop too (neodymium headphones are always with better bass, there are versions with noise cancellation too).
I just purchased the Samsung S5 Neo as an upgrade from my Samsung S3. The only issue I have is that the microphone is not picking up low noises (which were picked up by my old phone). I speak in a low voice so my parents can hear me as both have hearing problems. With this phone I cannot find in the settings anything that can be changed regarding 'noise cancellation' or a way to set the microphone sensitivity. I tried recording using S Record and again, can barely hear what I am saying. When I speak normally on other calls, others can hear me just fine. Suggestions - can anyone help?
sandy, 08 Jan 2017what can I do on my S5 neo if i do not have internet...I know i can text but can I do anything... moreThere are still a lot of free public WiFi locations, even there are apps that may show to you on the map all free WiFi in your area (shop, Internet coffee, public train, etc).
Galaxy S5 Neo has great navigation (GPS/GLONASS, accuracy 4m outdoors) with Nokia Here WeGo (perfect car navigation, free OSM maps for every continent/country), Map Factor Navigator (free OSM maps, car/walking voice navigation) Scout GPS Navigation (1 free OSM map) or Google Maps with offline maps. Perfect car navigation device with an universal smartphone vent mount.
Galaxy S5 Neo FM Radio is great for fitness/walking, perfect fitness companion with running armband (with Samsung Health or Google Fit or Google My Tracks for more details). Later you may use Google Maps + Your Timeline on computer for checkup your daily activity/driving navigation history (with Google account for navigation).
Great for full HD video play with head set (any video format, 64/128GB micro SD card are cheap now, you may download&place videos from youtube/your TV recorder).
Good for ebook reading (Google Play Book, Amazon Kindle).
sandy, 08 Jan 2017what can I do on my S5 neo if i do not have internet...I know i can text but can I do anything... moreYou can still use WiFi, to access the internet and update APP's as required. Without data, you won't get live screen updates on stuff like the Time/Weather widget. Also without data on, your phone will last a lot closer to the advertised standby, talk and use times on their ads as without data is how they calculate those numbers. I personally don't turn data on unless I'm out and about and need it to check a local bus schedule otherwise I turn it off myself.
I'm in Canada and I'm with Freedom (used to be called, Wind Mobility) and I have an unlimited data package but I still choose to turn data off. Besides even with 4G service, the WiFi N network is a lot faster. Plus without data, you'll have to rely on free WiFi hotspots to connect and even then your speed is limited to whatever speed they are giving for free... usually it's a/b/G, but never N or higher.
Plus dropping data from your phone package may not work with that provider as some insist if you have a Smartphone you must purchase phone service with a data package unless you own the phone and are not locked in some plan.
Also dropping data from your service also means you won't be able to use the Hotspot feature to share your internet with others and other devices. When I'm out and about and I require a larger screen to work on, I bring my WiFi only tablet with me and I turn on the Hotspot feature on my phone to give internet access to my tablet. Or share internet with friends who decided to drop or not get a data package themselves.
linda, 07 Jan 2017i got a new s5neo I maybe doing something wrong but it constantly beeps until i check what e... moreJust go to Setting-->Notifications and switch off all the unnecessary Apps notifications excepts one Email, Calendar, Skype.
what can I do on my S5 neo if i do not have internet...I know i can text but can I do anything else...i am thinking of cancelling my internet.....
i got a new s5neo I maybe doing something wrong but it constantly beeps until i check what ever it is new that has come in . even notifacations on face book email messanger and others probably updates . I wonder how anyone could take the time to constantly keep checking stuff. especially at work or kids in school etc. Am i doing something wrong
K., 05 Jan 2017Supposed to be resistant to moisture, how did this happen to your phone? Just switched from a... moreUnfortunately some cases do restrict signal I recently got a rjust case that looks great but signal goes down to about 2 bars on signal strength, but that one case is entirely made out of aluminium.
trying to help , 03 Jan 2017Its your battery if moisture got to your battery you need to replace the battery about $40 Ca... moreSupposed to be resistant to moisture, how did this happen to your phone?
Just switched from an S5 to the S5 Neo, do I need a different phone cover? My call reception outdoors is worse than my old model, I am using my old Otterbox cover.
Ticked off, 14 Dec 2016Has anyone had issues with their phone overheating? This S5 Galaxy Neo is overheating every d... moreIts your battery if moisture got to your battery you need to replace the battery about $40 Canadian. And do it before it causes permanent damage to the phone.
i have samsung s5 neo for a year and its working fine i am happy with it. I even managed to hit it hard on the floor a few times and it still worked
megs, 24 Dec 2016I am having problems with my s5 neo as well. I've only had it for a few weeks and everyone I s... moreNo microphone problems with my Galaxy S5 Neo (SM-G903F), it is working like ordinary phone even with Skype calls or with computer USB headset (with USB to microUSB connector). You may check-up if you phone (SM-G903W) has the latest specific software version for your service provider (https://samsung-firmware.org/model/SM-G903W/). There could be provider relevant software version feature needed.
I am having problems with my s5 neo as well. I've only had it for a few weeks and everyone I speak to either hears themselves echo, or I sound underwater, and I can't receive or make calls to my friend in the U.S. (I'm in Canada). My provider -FIDO- is not very helpful, and I'm disgusted at the difference in quality between the SIII, the SIV and this piece of junk.
Anonymous, 21 Dec 2016Have a Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo purchased Feb 2016. Purchased because had a previous Samsung Gala... moreI have the very same problem with the original bought in June 2016. I'm on my second phone now and it is echoing to some and sounding like it's under water to others. I am going to report issues today but am weary about Samsung after being a satisfied BlackBerry user of 4 phones. What a pain.- Metoo
Anonymous, 21 Dec 2016Have a Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo purchased Feb 2016. Purchased because had a previous Samsung Gala... moreMicrophone problems are very common for all the brands - you may Google for "iphone microphone problem" or "htc microphone problem" etc. For Samsung you may find for example videos on youtube how are fixed such problems (they normally advice first to clean the small microphone hole), for example most common procedure is replacement of a small microphone card (before that is necessary to take appart all the smartphone components, you may watch that on youtube video...). Anyway, under warranty, for that you need to contact the vendor support, probably most hated vendor support is Sony... This website is for discussion of technical features only and it has no connection with the vendors support - you need to contact the special vendor support site for your country...
I know at least 15 friends with this phone and there has been no problems with any of them, On another note I wonder if a virus can cause any of these faults some apps can change the settings when installed as well
Have a Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo purchased Feb 2016. Purchased because had a previous Samsung Galaxy III which I loved, still works great, wanted to upgrade. Loved the new phone when I purchased it, worked great until about August, then the fun began. Talking to people they said I sounded like I was underwater (including Virgin techs). Took the phone to Ottawa to Virgin kiosk they gave me a loaner (piece of junk that worked sporatically) and they sent my phone for repair. Couple of weeks later got phone back, returned loaner, used my phone for a week or so and it sounded like I was underwater again. Also now people were complaining of echo when whey were talking. Called Virgin again and again sent phone back and got second loaner. Second loaner only worked sporatically (yes I do know how to use a call phone, but I was beginning to wonder!!!) A couple of weeks later got my phone back and returned loaner. Now I found when I was talking on the phone I was getting echos and the person I was talking to was getting cut outs. Makes conversation really hard. On a couple of occasions I hung up the phone and
called the person back on my old Galaxy III, continued the conversation with no problems.
Called Virgin back and found that they don't repair the phones themselves they go to a 3rd party. Spoke to techs on a higher level, explaining the problems. They all believed the problem was with the phone. Of course when I received the phone back each time they could not find any problems but upgraded or put new software in. This still did not solve the problem. So, I called Samsung and spoke to a tech there who said he would not authorize a new phone but to send it back yet again. Well the phone went back for the 3rd time and again I received a loaner, which did not work, they sent to a second loaner which did finally work, but this is not the same as having your own phone. Now my phone has been back about 2 weeks and you guessed it, when I am on the phone the people I am talking to are complaining of cut outs in the conversation and echos. My end is echos and
static. Back to Virgin, and they are sorry but don't know what to do but they would like to help me but can't replace the phone. Try Samsung I am told. So I call Samsung and speak to a young woman who has difficulty hearing me due to cut outs, and I am getting a lot of static. She suggests I return the phone to Samsung for repair. At this point I finally loose my cool and ask to speak to her manager. Instead she passes me to a head technician that tells me my phone will not be replaced and it should be returned again for
repair. I am VERY annoyed at this point and ask if his phone is working of course it is and it is 100% says he. I suggested he loan me his phone as Samsung does not loan phones when you send them for repair. I don't think he thought that was a good idea. However I do not know what to do now as this is our main phone for the house, and we have health issues so do not want to be without both phones that we have in case of an emergency.
I am very, very disappointed in Samsung for not standing behind their product (yes they say they will repair it under warranty as per their warranty info, but how many times does a phone have to go for repair before someone will admit it has a problem and replace it.
Obviously my great recommendations to friends and family about Samsung phones being the best is now totally unbelievable. Once my contract is done and my phone paid for it will be the absolute last Samsung product I will buy. (including TV, washer & drier which I now own). How does Samsung justify having a phone sent back for repaid four times before it can be repaired properly (hopefully the fourth time would be the charm). Do they not properly train their repair people or have I just got a lemon? Sad day Does anyone else have these kind of problems with their S5 Neo?