Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Fab Five

08 April 2014
Every time the Samsung Galaxy S counter flips a digit, the world is getting ready to be amazed. The lineup that stood up to the iPhone and has been pulling Android to the very top of the food chain, is under new leadership effective last month...

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AnonD-209094, 09 Apr 2014"you also get a brand new Snapdragon 801 chipset to ta... moreUS carriers were still selling the regular S4 in 2014. Snapdragon 800 model never came to the US.

    AnonD-694384, 23 Aug 2017Don't buy the V-zon or A-T version of this phone (or any of... moreLocked bootloaders and cloneware models

      PhonLover360, 07 Jul 2021I'm using my s5 so write this comment right now, and i... moreNo lag on mine. Running Lollipop and Kitkat.

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        • Ibrahim
        • 8uW
        • 03 Mar 2023

        It was my ex gf's phone. I had liked Galaxy S5 because I liked her :)

        But not fast and stylish phone. Speaker was very weak. She was having issue with performance either

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          • Vjekson
          • 3qJ
          • 15 Nov 2022

          It still works! It is no longer fast enough for new applications, but for calls, pictures, viber, it is more than enough. No screen protector and no lines on the screen, especially durable screen. The only thing that was changed was the battery, which is a simple and cheap process.

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            • Anonymous
            • g5f
            • 26 Jul 2022

            absolutely the worst phone ever created and had....useless...they crash.swith off when you are doing something

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              • Jo
              • iJG
              • 20 Dec 2021

              PhonLover360, 07 Jul 2021I'm using my s5 so write this comment right now, and i... moreI have the version 6.0.1 Android and it work well.
              I just have not enough memory.
              Some one knows if is it possible to change the internal card from 16 to 32GB?

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                • PhonLover360
                • vxx
                • 07 Jul 2021

                I'm using my s5 so write this comment right now, and its a great phone. This one tho, for some reason wont update to anfroid 6, and is stuck on android 5. Also, it laggs alot

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                  • Robin
                  • YWi
                  • 05 Jul 2021

                  Still running in good condition.

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                    • aaron
                    • sxr
                    • 12 Apr 2021

                    the soundalive equalizer settings in galaxy s5 can use
                    concert hall sound effect in youtube?

                    for galaxy s5 android 6.0.1 marshmallow

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                      • S52014
                      • XK@
                      • 20 Mar 2021

                      Had mine from brand new in 2014 and still have it. Works fine, still has its original battery that still works. I would only get a new phone if this phone crashed beyond recovery.

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                        • Kenntish
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                        • 30 Dec 2020

                        AnonD-573957, 19 Aug 2016Possibly the power button is broken. I had the same problem... moreBattery is the problem, please change the battery, go battery shop put one battery after another until you got marching one that will turn on and will not go off again.

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                          • Kenntish
                          • Nug
                          • 30 Dec 2020

                          Amos Zulu, 15 Feb 2018My Samsung galaxy s5 went off and not turning onThe battery is the problem, do change the battery OK.

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                            • Anonymous
                            • KIJ
                            • 26 Dec 2020

                            Can anyone consult samsung s5 duos model SM-G900FD to get Android 8.1 oreo please. I have it and it's hanging and slowing down a lot. Please highly recommend it. I had to delete a lot of my content after slow down even it had a lot 16 GB space!! 😭 and the bulky samsung, add awesome features like more improved battery life, AR emoji in one ui and backgrounds, slow motion, fast motion, pro video with live focus please!!🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏. I will be 💯 happy with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯.

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                              • Rex
                              • g%P
                              • 24 Oct 2020

                              Ives, 17 Oct 2020Hey where is the slot for a sd memory card lolIn the battery compartment ROFLcopter

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                                • Ives
                                • Q%x
                                • 17 Oct 2020

                                Hey where is the slot for a sd memory card lol

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                                  • King
                                  • XBX
                                  • 28 Sep 2020


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                                    • S5 yeah
                                    • JiI
                                    • 13 Jun 2020

                                    Well didn't know this phone was out in 2014 haha still using it not a problem with it

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                                      • RAWANA
                                      • Nu6
                                      • 29 Apr 2020

                                      Wanda full

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                                        • Anonymous
                                        • IVA
                                        • 17 Apr 2020

                                        Great phone-nearly 6 years now