Lost and found Samsung Galaxy S5 reportedly survives for almost 7 months outdoors
According to Korean publication Yonhap News, this particular Galaxy S5 was lost it in September last year in the owner's persimmon orchard. The device was on silent mode, and, even after days of searching, it could not be found (we assume that the phone didn't have Android Device Manager installed). This April, though, while working in his orchard, Bae Gyu-ryong accidentally discovered his S5 - almost 7 months (including winter time) after losing it. The handset was wet, but, after being dried out and recharged, it worked just like before, despite the fact that it's been through rain and snow for such a long time.
Needless to say, although this story had a happy end, we don't recommend anyone to leave their Galaxy S5 (or any other smartphone, for that matter) outdoors for long periods of time.
At the moment, you can buy an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 for around $350. The handset was recently updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, so it remains an option to consider if you don't need a phone with the latest hardware specs, but still want protection against dust and water.