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Samsung Galaxy S5 User Reviews

9.3 Based on 34 Reviews

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Build quality8.6/10
Text input9.2/10
Everyday usage9.4/10
UI speed8.9/10
Camera9.5/10
Multimedia9.3/10
Internet9.3/10
Call quality9.1/10
Battery9.3/10
Reception9.2/10
Display9.7/10

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koko1
posted on 12 Apr 2014, 01:07 (Posts: 92; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)

10

best smartphone in 2014 so far

koko1 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

the best phone i've ever used, nice design, great performance, battery that stay for a 10 hours and a lots of other things. the only thing i hate is the speakrs, it could be better than the current one, but its okay i can live with it

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

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pecemece
posted on 11 Apr 2014, 13:26 (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)

10

Beast!

pecemece has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

I like everything about this phone! The camera is excellent, its water resistant and dust proof, it feels very nice in the hand and it's not slippery, fingerprint scanner works very nice maybe it needs some improvement but overall very nice phone.

Build quality 9/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

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thedarkside
posted on 11 Apr 2014, 11:53 (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

10

this is the phone ive been waiting for

thedarkside has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

the S5 feel great in my hand as im having a hard time putting it down. the screen is beautiful in displaying colors and anything imaginable. the call quality is something ive never had a problem with. its dust and water resistant which is good for my active life style. no issue with battery life. the camera is stunning. the finger print scanner (in my opinion) is better than the iphone 5s.

the S5 doesnt seem to be missing anything that i look for in a cell phone. although the UI could use a touch up (again) its all around a great phone for me!

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 9/10
Everyday usage 9/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

Pros

  • screen quality
  • camera
  • connectivity speed
  • battery
  • build quality
  • dust and water resistant
  • reception

Cons

  • the UI is better but not quite what i think it should be

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varunrawal
posted on 08 Apr 2014, 08:42 (Posts: 10; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)

6

its not worth upgrade guys

varunrawal has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

very disappointed……..terrible build quality don't like it one bit…always loved the galaxy series this is more like the star series doesn't feel premium…total let down……………………….camera is the only thing which worth the write about

Build quality 1/10 very poor quality
Reception 2/10 there is network issue
Call quality 7/10 its the same as the gs4 honestly
Internet 7/10 its same old interface
Multimedia 8/10 gimmicky
Camera 10/10 only think good
UI speed 2/10
Everyday usage 4/10
Text input 6/10
Display 10/10
Battery 4/10 its nothing great

Pros

Cons

  • build quality
  • looks like th s4 active

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Tizen007
posted on 08 Apr 2014, 02:52 (Posts: 488; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)

10

Stunning phone

Tizen007 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is destined to be one of the best-selling phones of 2014. The S series it belongs to has sold more than 200 million, and if this new version doesn't sell by the truckload, a whole lot of people will be disappointed.

This is another good entry in the series, and some real improvements to the screen and camera make it a worthwhile upgrade for fans of the other S phones. Not every new part of the phone is a smash hit and it is not really a huge step on from the Galaxy S4, but the Galaxy S5 still earns my recommendation.

It works well, and takes about eight seconds, but there are two obvious questions – is it actually useful, and can you get this functionality elsewhere? At present, you can only use the Galaxy S5's heart rate sensor in the S Health app (although it appears to be part of the Samsung Bluetooth LE SDK, so should be able to be used in third-party apps), where it makes a graph of your previous results.

It will come in handy for measuring your resting heart rate, which is a reasonable indicator of general fitness levels. But it's not much cop for mid-exercise readings, where it would be of more use. Quite simply, holding your finger on the back of the Galaxy S5 while running is not a good idea. For that you really want a wrist-worm device like the Galaxy Fit.
The device has VERY good battery life and a stunning display.

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

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vinayryder13
posted on 08 Apr 2014, 02:50 (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 May 2013)

7

nearly the same as GS4

vinayryder13 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Samsung is just not improving on the build quality. Strong camera and the silicon have the edge here. screen's over saturation is eye popping but unnatural. Waiting for the F series now. A metallic body like that of htc one will perfectly boost the sales of high end devices.

Build quality 3/10
Reception 7/10
Call quality 8/10
Internet 9/10
Multimedia 7/10
Camera 9/10
UI speed 6/10
Everyday usage 7/10
Text input 7/10
Display 3/10
Battery 8/10

Pros

  • newest snapdragon
  • camera

Cons

  • build quality
  • color saturation

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Mehdia
posted on 06 Apr 2014, 20:28 (Posts: 23; Member since: 22 Apr 2012)

10

wonderfull

Mehdia has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Overall is best update Big S4 but but brightness this Phone is Perefct and very very better of S4 and this design is cool! i work today by Galaxy S5 just can say Galaxy S 5 without Difficult battery is very Good .
Touchwiz new is beauty and faster and Simple
Best smartphone is display kill for all device ,Display Galaxy S5 Is Pure and without Rival
Overall word : Galaxy S 5 is King Android!

Build quality 9/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

Pros

  • Amazing Display
  • IP67
  • camera 16 MP very Gerat
  • usb3

Cons

  • Hom Button not is beauty For Smartphone

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kylehudsons
posted on 02 Apr 2014, 10:12 (Posts: 48; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)

9

A great upgrade from OneX

kylehudsons has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Overall is great but the design could be better... There is nothing special for me to say as you guys can find all the reviews on YouTube already...
Nevertheless a great phone indeed.... Nice vivid screen, 4G LTE is fast no drop on phone call... Camera features are also great... The finger print sensor is also working amazingly great...

Build quality 9/10 Could be better
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 9/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 9/10
UI speed 8/10
Everyday usage 9/10
Text input 8/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

Pros

  • Nice big screen
  • IP67 certified
  • Works best if you are in South Korea^.^

Cons

  • Doesn't come with an anttenae
  • Price

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arefmrehin
posted on 31 Mar 2014, 17:15 (Posts: 0; Member since: 31 Mar 2014)

9

Good Phone

arefmrehin has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

I highly recommend this phone to anyone new to the smart phone world! Beautiful screen display. Loud speakers. Fast browsing off and online. Happy to be the owner of this phone. I can not wait until a new version comes out I can only imagine the improvements - Aref Mrehin.

Build quality 8/10
Reception 9/10
Call quality 7/10
Internet 9/10
Multimedia 9/10
Camera 7/10
UI speed 6/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 9/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

Pros

  • Huge screen, Loud Speaker

Cons

  • Big, hard to put in pockets.

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