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Samsung Galaxy S5 User Reviews

9.5 Based on 53 Reviews

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Internet9.5/10
Call quality9.4/10
Battery9.4/10
Reception9.4/10
Display9.8/10
Build quality8.9/10
Text input9.4/10
Everyday usage9.5/10
UI speed9.1/10
Camera9.7/10
Multimedia9.5/10

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kiran07
posted on 30 May 2014, 00:16 (Posts: 0; Member since: 23 May 2014)

10

samsung galaxy s5 gives smart user experinece

kiran07 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

I am using samsung galaxy s5 and its just awesome phone with superb features. I love its camera. It gives excellent picture quality a.d water resistant design and fingerprint security access and many more features. You can check all its features here.
http://www.samsung.com/in/galaxys5/

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

Pros

  • water resistant design, fingerprint security access

Cons

  • nothing

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a.kalantari
posted on 28 May 2014, 14:55 (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 May 2013)

10

gs5

a.kalantari has owned it for more than one year 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 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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HawtProperty09
posted on 18 May 2014, 11:40 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

9

Samsung Galaxy S5 - Exynos Version.

HawtProperty09 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Hey Guys. Having used the phone for about a month, I can say it is one of the best devices on the market. Yeah, it has got competition, but it is an amazing device in its own respect.
The phone is very good in practical usage. Yes it is still plastic but believe me in the back, it doesn't feel anything like plastic. While holding it in the palm, it really feels nice.
On the front, the Full HD Amoled panel, is the best screen I have ever seen on any smartphone. It is bright, it is crisp, has good viewing angles, easily to use in the sun, and with the adapt display turned on in the display settings, it gives you really great results.
Then about the speed of the phone, while I had these issues with my S4, an after using the Snapdragon 800 powered Xperia Z1, I had a doubt in my mind, that it may not be that much snappy, but the Exynos version has come a long way, and I must say the Exynos Octa 5422 in the Galaxy S5 is on par with Snapdragon Soc's. Be it any app, or any heavy gaming or stuff that you do, the S5 handles it with ease. Also the 2 Gigs of RAM provide great multitasking.
Talking about the features, the fingerprint scanner is extremely useful, I use it as my lockscreen as now no need to remember those long pins or passwords, or making those irritating patterns again and again. Just swipe your finger, and there you are. Also quite useful for payments. In all the fingerprint scanner is very useful.
Also the heart-rate monitor is okay, well it is a useful feature but hey...  

Build quality 9/10 An ergonomic device. Yes it is plastic, but the so called perforated back of the S5 and what Sammy calls the glam look, it is really good. It feels really good in the hand. The back of the phone really feels soft and when the light falls, and when it shimmers. It really looks that damn good!
Reception 8/10
Call quality 7/10 Call quality is just good. It is not the best, but not that bad either.
Internet 9/10 Browsing the web, downloading content and other stuff related to the internet are really great. Be it the stock Samsung browser or the Chrome browser, both work extremely great.
Multimedia 9/10 Offers really great multimedia support. Great device for watching movies on the superb Full HD Amoled panel, also it has a good music player which I think is 2nd best to the Walkman on the Xperia devices. But all in all multimedia experience on the phone is really good, and also a very versatile codec support.
Camera 9/10 Featuring a 1/2.3 size sensor, and an f2.2 aperture, the camera yields great results. Photos come out crisp, true to life, detailed, punchy, with accurate colors. Also Video recording capabilities are also very good, be it the Full HD or the mighty 4K mode.
UI speed 9/10 The UI works real fine. Nothing like the laggy S4, it is smoother. Loading times of apps is faster, the Touchwiz launcher is very much better than the past. Yes it lags sometimes, but hey that happens very rarely! Overall, the Galaxy S5 is fast and snappy. Totally satisfied.
Everyday usage 9/10 Great screen, great camera, great features,good UI, fingerprint scanner and the list goes on and on and on. All in all, I will just say the phone is very good in everyday usage.
Text input 9/10 The text input is very good. The keyboard is the best keyboard that I feel on any phone has on the market. Text typing is very easy, it is fast and snappy and also has amounts of options to tweek in stuff here and there.
Display 9/10 The display is crisp and has great viewing angles. The colors are very much pleasing to the eye. Watching videos on this display is a dream. Also, even after being an Amoled panel, it offers great usability in the sun as the screen is very bright making it easy to use in the sun. Also at the same time, minimum brightness can go as low as 2 nits, making it very comfortable to use in the dark.
Battery 8/10 A good battery endurance offered by the device. I usually charge my device in the morning, and it lasts throughout the day, with heavy web browsing, listening music and casual gaming. All in all the 2800 Mah battery offers great life.

Pros

  • Great camera.
  • Great multimedia support.
  • Fingerprint scanner.
  • Best screen on the market.
  • Powerful Octa-Core processor with healthy 2 Gigs of RAM.
  • Good battery life.
  • IP 67 rated, meaning water & dust resistant.
  • Great support for future android updates after the nexus devices.

Cons

  • Heating issues while playing games for long.
  • The UI gets a bit laggy sometimes. Very rare actually, but considering a phone like this, it shouldn't even happen once according to me.

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clirim
posted on 14 May 2014, 18:52 (Posts: 25; Member since: 06 Feb 2014)

10

works like a charm

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

Haters gona hate,It works very smoth there are a lot o features that everybody will be surpised and grateful that samsung has put to make ojr lives easyer and better.You can set it as one handed operation for easy use with one hand ,the display is wonderful very rich in color,the 2.5ghz procesor just dont recognize lag ,its just like says "bring it on its all that yo got". Let me tell you about build quality, it is far better than aluminium metal, it feels so good in the hand that i cant find a word to describe it, there are more chances to slip from a hand an alumjnium metal build phone than this that have used Samsung. They are not fools that have used this material in the back. Im very thenkful ti samsung and gretful that they made such a gret device. Thanks.

Build quality 10/10 Feels good and its not slipery
Reception 10/10 Very smoth i love it
Call quality 10/10 Very standartised, voice is clear and lodlud.
Internet 10/10 Download booster made my life easyer
Multimedia 10/10 Great sound quality
Camera 10/10 Best of the best i like hdr feature
UI speed 10/10 No problems till now no lag
Everyday usage 10/10 You can have it as phone, camera,multimedia fitness,isnt this great for everyday usage
Text input 10/10 Very precise,im satisfied
Display 10/10 Great in sun outdoors and indoors
Battery 10/10 Last for all day long, ultra power saving mode is feature to have everg phone,it saves lives.

Pros

  • Camera
  • Fast processor
  • lots of ram
  • sharp display even in direct sunlight
  • design
  • feels good in the hand and non slipery as aluminum metal

Cons

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newuser
posted on 13 May 2014, 08:55 (Posts: 0; Member since: 12 May 2014)

10

best....phone....ever......justshutupnow

newuser has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

This phone is pretty awsome. The size feels great I am coming from a note 3 and was a little concerned that i would miss that screen size but i actually like this better. The display is honestly the best I've seen in a phone before and all the features are pretty amazing as well

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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nsnikhil
posted on 03 May 2014, 13:50 (Posts: 0; Member since: 03 May 2014)

7

Wished i would have rather bought a new laptop instead

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

Not up to the mark, the build quality is bad especially compared to htc one or even nexus 5, the finger print scanner is good idea implemented in a bad way,and the speaker are super tiny, the worst of all touchwiz.

Build quality 5/10
Reception 8/10
Call quality 6/10
Internet 8/10
Multimedia 7/10
Camera 9/10
UI speed 7/10
Everyday usage 7/10
Text input 6/10
Display 9/10
Battery 8/10

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shiraz88
posted on 02 May 2014, 09:30 (Posts: 0; Member since: 02 May 2014)

7

Not bad

shiraz88 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

Darsht place that really offers something different to the htc also ridiculed even hurt.
The build quality of Samsung phones is really strange and has always insisted on making phones with plastic casing!
With the introduction of the fingerprint hacking advised not to use the camera in 4k mode and not try its waterproof properties, the say wont.

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

Pros

  • display
  • Sensors

Cons

  • Build quality
  • The fingerprint conditions
  • The state of being waterproof
  • Battery
  • gprs & edge
  • 2 GB RAM

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eboston
posted on 24 Apr 2014, 06:57 (Posts: 0; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)

10

Great phone!!!

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

This phone is pretty awsome. The size feels great I am coming from a note 3 and was a little concerned that i would miss that screen size but i actually like this better. The display is honestly the best I've seen in a phone before and all the features are pretty amazing as well

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

Pros

  • Camera

Cons

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JewishMan
posted on 23 Apr 2014, 16:56 (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

10

Descent upgrade over my S4

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

Very pleased with the Galaxy S5 so far. The display is a big improvement and the battery lasts a lot longer than the S4 even tho the battery is barely bigger. I dont notice a huge difference in the camera quality other than the upgraded HDR mode and the 4k video mode. I am loving the back cover of this phone too, it has a good feel. I wish the fingerprint sensor was on the back where the heartbeat sensor is, but oh well. Its just tough to use it with one hand. All in all though, Samsung nailed it this year!

Build quality 9/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 9/10
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 9/10

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ed72013
posted on 21 Apr 2014, 15:00 (Posts: 0; Member since: 21 Apr 2014)

10

Amazing phone!

ed72013 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

For any busy student in school, this takes care of your busy day with ease. :) Right now, this phone is penny for penny the best one out there in the market. Everything in its operating system runs flawlessly on the 2.5 Ghz quad-core processor. Many of my friends own iPhones but, this phone will stand out from all right now.

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

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bbslimer
posted on 17 Apr 2014, 22:11 (Posts: 0; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)

9

Impressed

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

This is a great phone so far. I have had motorolla's for the last few and they were great. The last samsung I had was terrible (GLYDE). So I was reluctant to get another, but WOW, this is a great phone. I love the screen, the camera, how fast it is. I'm not sure what others think of the finger print scanner, but I think it is easily workable but not as easy as the iPhone. The only major issue is that I wish it had better call quality. However the call quality is good enough that I wouldn't consider exchanging it for anything else. Also, loving the kids mode.

Build quality 9/10 Doesn't feel as solid as other phones I have had but not bad. Too Light and slips in the hand.
Reception 9/10 No problems with reception
Call quality 7/10 Not as good as my previous phone but I can hear well enough. This is one area where the phone could use improvement.
Internet 10/10 Great on internet
Multimedia 10/10 Great multi media capability
Camera 10/10 Love the camera. Pplay with settings to make it work faster. Have a young son ad its a great phone for recording and taking pics.
UI speed 10/10 Fantastic speed
Everyday usage 10/10 Love it so far. Day to day its great.
Text input 8/10 Pretty good text in put. Not the best not the worst but it does the job.
Display 10/10 AMAZING
Battery 10/10 AMAZING!!! I go days without charging. My old phone needed a mid day pick me up, so going to a phone that lasts me up to 3 days on charge is awesome.

Pros

  • Camera
  • Screen
  • Kids Mode
  • Battery Life
  • Responsiveness
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Call Quality
  • A little slick to hold

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butteredjelly
posted on 17 Apr 2014, 06:05 (Posts: 21; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

10

Amazing phone, but it could be better.

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

Amazing phone. That's about it. Probably the best phone out there. But it still could be better. I couldn't find the internet browser for instance. I have Verizon, so I don't know if they took it off or something? But it's not there. And I don't use Chrome. Or any others. I like the Samsung browser. I'm a bit disappointed it's not even on a Samsung phone.

Build quality 9/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 9/10
Internet 7/10 I couldn't even find the Samsung default browser. Anywhere. No link on any of the stores, not an app for it, nowhere.
Multimedia 9/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 9/10 Keys a little too small for my liking.
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

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jadjr
posted on 16 Apr 2014, 11:50 (Posts: 18; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

10

Just Perfect

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

I've been using this phone for some days. Ans it's just perfect. Really pleased with my choice. I've got to play with the HTC One M8 , and believe me, even thought it's a premium phone, the galaxy s5 beats it hands down when it comes to its comfortable feels. Higher speed, more vibrant screen, better camera, more usefull features,ans most importantly a better battery life, which a really important thing for me . And let us not mention the faster WiFi , 4g and 3g connection available on this phone . So this is 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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kjr5192
posted on 15 Apr 2014, 09:00 (Posts: 0; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)

10

Wow! Unbelievable battery life!

kjr5192 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Been using GS5 for almost a week now and here are my impressions:

PROS
-Fingerprint sensor works quite well. Now that I'm used to it, my success rate is about 80 to 90%
-After a full day (18 hrs) of intense use, the battery is still typically at 40%
-Camera is excellent
-Feels soft, comfortable, and grippy in the hand
-Screen is unbelievable
-Used it while walking for 20 minutes in the rain. Received a thorough soaking and still worked perfectly
-S Health is extremely useful. It's interesting to see how many miles I walk (and calories burned) in a typical day. It creates graphs with your data to track activity, calories, and weight over time, which has proven to be good motivation for me.
-Android is extremely refreshing and fun after using IOS for the past 6 months (my opinion)
-The biggest pro of all is the swappable battery. Most users only purchase new phones every two years, unfortunately batteries become almost unusable after a year or so. It's easy to throw around buzz words like "metal unibody" and "premium design" but at the end of the day, you're probably going to put a case on it anyway and when the battery is shot after a year who cares how it looks?
-The "Smart Remote" is amazing and incredibly useful
-Ultra-power saving mode works very well. I used it for a full day, and the battery only went down by 10%
-The one-handed operation mode is pretty handy. It can be enabled by simply swiping the screen in a certain way, and adjusted to fit any size hand....  

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

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whiteplatano
posted on 15 Apr 2014, 00:31 (Posts: 0; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)

10

I don't know why people complain about this phone

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

Overall this phone isn't perfect but it is nearly perfect. Build quality isn't the best but it totally isn't bad. Smoothness and cameras are prime features. And don't get me started on the battery which is amazing. I can last a full day easily

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

  • battery
  • camera
  • performance

Cons

  • heartbeat sensor a bit gimmicky

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Cha7520
posted on 14 Apr 2014, 22:08 (Posts: 217; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)

10

Excellent Phone!

Cha7520 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

The best built Samsung phone ever! The 16MP Camera is just amazing. And OMG....this Battery!! Where do I even begin!! LOL. This 2800 battery is CRAZY!!! 10 + hours of use and I was at 75%! Awesome!! Overall I'm satisfied with this phone. The only thing is sometimes...once in a blue moon, the UI freezes up just for a second.

Build quality 9/10 Finally a Galaxy phone that can stand up to the harsh elements and drops!
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 8/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10 OMG!!! Unbelievable! 10 hours of use and I'm at 75%..this is CRAZY!!!

Pros

  • Camera is awesome!!!
  • The battery on this thing is AMAZING!!

Cons

  • Still not as smooth as Nexus phones!

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alexlewmc
posted on 13 Apr 2014, 09:25 (Posts: 0; Member since: 13 Apr 2014)

10

alexlewmc

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

this new samsung galaxy s5 dun have so many improve but this smartphone have a few of reason to buy.First one,this galaxy s5 is water resistant andthen s5 have finger print.more information pls go to check thank you

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

Pros

  • huge screen and water resistant

Cons

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Android
posted on 12 Apr 2014, 23:12 (Posts: 17; Member since: 04 Dec 2010)

10

worth upgrading to!

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

I was debating on why I should or should not upgrade, but I'm glad I did. This phone is awesome. It's fast, battery life is really good and it's not too big for my pockets. It's just perfect for my hands. I know lots of people with little hands complain about not being able to hold phones with 5 inch screens. I would definitely recommend this phone to people that are OK with 5 inch screen phones. Love the Galaxy phones.

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

Pros

  • Fast, slim, very good camera

Cons

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dlaxer47
posted on 12 Apr 2014, 21:10 (Posts: 0; Member since: 12 Apr 2014)

10

The phone to copy

dlaxer47 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

After the first couple of days I haven't had one problem which is more than I can say for any other phone. It's more waterproof than advertised and the back feels very nice in the hand. The ability to add expandable storage is great and is blazing fast. Android and TouchWiz finally work togather. Excellent phone, only reason it didn't get a ten is because I'm comparing the battery to the note 3.

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 9/10

Pros

  • Display
  • Camera
  • Very water resistant
  • Battery life
  • Android/TouchWiz
  • Build Material
  • Screen Size
  • Speed

Cons

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koko1
posted on 12 Apr 2014, 01:07 (Posts: 100; 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: 545; 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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