Opinions from the Samsung Galaxy S5

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Overall satisfaction
8.1
  • 144
  • 64
  • 19
  • 5
  • 3
235 opinions
  • Screen7.9
  • Performance7.5
  • Camera7.4
  • Connectivity8.6
  • Battery6.5
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Design & Materials

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
7.8

235 opinions

Do you think it's a nice phone?
7.9

235 opinions

Is it comfortable?
8.2

235 opinions

Can you see it well in the sunlight?
7.6

235 opinions

Performance & Hardware

Does it have good sound?
7.4

235 opinions

Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
7.9

235 opinions

What's your experience been with demanding games?
7.3

235 opinions

Camera

Quality of daytime photos
8.6

235 opinions

Quality of nighttime photos
6.6

235 opinions

Quality of selfies
6.5

235 opinions

Does it have a powerful flash?
7.9

235 opinions

Connectivity

Does it have good coverage for calls?
8.5

235 opinions

Quality of the GPS
8.5

235 opinions

And the WiFi?
8.7

235 opinions

Battery

How long does the battery last?
  • 7%
    Less than half day
  • 29%
    Less than a day
  • 41%
    One day
  • 21%
    More than one day
  • 3%
    Two days or more

235 opinions

Software

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 3%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 53%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 44%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall

235 opinions

Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 15%
    Never
  • 29%
    Once a year
  • 46%
    Every six months
  • 10%
    Every two months or less

235 opinions

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User reviews

User Reviews

  • Lasted 5+ years

    I bought the phone about two months after release, I currently still use it, though to have a smoother phone with better performance, I flashed a different ROM, a different kernel and a different recovery. I also use Evie launcher, its simple, lightweight and very useful. Though nowadays the phone has lag if the internal memory is close to full, or when an application is using a lot of ram. One weird thing I had since a year is that the phones freezes and has a black screen when I use flash to take photos if the night display mode is on (the feature that makes your screen turn orangy).

    I'm looking to replace it atm just to be sure I don't lose its data, though I'm sure it can do another 2 years

    Positives
    • still perfectly useable for the latest social media apps and for browsing the web
    • smooth when mutlitasking between social media
    • built to last 5+ years (if you care well for it)
    • mid- to high-end cpu for todays standards
    • snapdragon 801 2.5ghz (2.8ghz overclocked)
    • able to run android 7 smoothly, android 8 gave lag
    Negatives
    • mutlitasking becomes hard thanks to app updating for phones with more ram
    • can no longer run high demanding games
    • the camera is bad for macro, easily out of focus
    • can get warm
    • can freeze if internal memory is below 1gb free
    • horrible nightshots, only sees light sources a bit
    • 8.7
    • Screen8.7
    • Performance7.0
    • Camera6.7
    • Connectivity7.6
    • Battery7.0
  • Good

    Nice display, good camera and IP67 , but why 2 GB ram and 16 storage.

    Positives
    • IP67
    • AMOLED display
    • Finger print
    Negatives
    • 2GB ram and 16 storage
    • Battery
    • 6.9
    • Screen8.0
    • Performance7.0
    • Camera7.7
    • Connectivity8.0
    • Battery5.0
  • A good phone, but I'd recommend something newer.

    I purchased this phone some time ago, and it's been pretty decent. Doesn't run demanding games outstandingly, due to it's old SOC (Snapdragon 801 from 2014). It's interface is quite skinned, which is why I installed Lineage on it. Battery was bad for me but this could be due to battery deterioration, which is convienently easily replaceable on this phone. If you’re buying a phone in 2019 and you’re thinking of this I’d recommend an SE or chip in some extra to get, say, an S7. It’d last you much longer.

    Positives
    • Comfy
    • Nice camera
    • Still runs alright.
    • Beautiful screen.
    Negatives
    • Old 2014 CPU (32-bit)
    • Hard to see in the sun
    • Default ROM is sucky
    • 7.8
    • Screen8.2
    • Performance6.6
    • Camera8.5
    • Connectivity9.0
    • Battery0.0
  • Good specs, awful touchwiz ui

    Positives
    • robust
    • waterproof
    • for the time: Snapdragon 801
    Negatives
    • touchwiz
    • design
    • 7.1
    • Screen6.3
    • Performance8.0
    • Camera7.3
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery7.0
  • NO

    • 4.8
    • Screen5.3
    • Performance3.3
    • Camera5.5
    • Connectivity7.0
    • Battery5.0
  • Robust phone. Sold it after 4 years

    Bought it in 2014 and just sold it (2018) to switch to a Poco F1. Good camera for its release date. After some years, required me a recharge at work in mid-afternoon (moderate use). For light use at weekends, original battery still lasts a whole day. Its bloatware with 16GB of internal storage (for the version I owned) is a bit annoying. That requires some regular cleaning to keep storage usage below 90%, since I have a bunch of apps installed. Its performace is OK for basic usage with today's apps. Flashing custom ROMs helps a bit in those ways. The AMOLED screen shows no burn-in after 4 years.

    Positives
    • robust hardware
    Negatives
    • bloatware
    • 8.5
    • Screen9.3
    • Performance8.3
    • Camera7.3
    • Connectivity9.3
    • Battery5.0
  • It was good but in 2018 it's a rock

    • 6.6
    • Screen8.8
    • Performance4.5
    • Camera5.3
    • Connectivity7.7
    • Battery0.0
  • Good phone. Worked 2 Years clearly fine and still working

    Positives
    • Battery
    • Software
    • GPs
    • WiFi
    • Games
    • Speed
    Negatives
    • Camera
    • Screen
    • 10
    • Screen10
    • Performance8.7
    • Camera7.0
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery9.0
  • Average mobile phone

    Negatives
    • Samsung
    • 6.1
    • Screen7.0
    • Performance7.0
    • Camera7.8
    • Connectivity7.0
    • Battery5.0
  • I was really dissapointed with this phone.

    • 2.1
    • Screen5.8
    • Performance5.7
    • Camera4.0
    • Connectivity5.7
    • Battery5.0

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7.4
Ki Price/Quality
Score
  • 6.7 Design & Materials
  • 4.6 Performance & Hardware
  • 6.1 Camera
  • 7.1 Connectivity
  • 4.1 Battery
What is a Ki score?
Ki is an automatic score based on the specifications and prices of devices. It is calculated using over 200 variables to rank smartphones, tablets and other devices from best to worst.
How do we calculate the Ki?

In this case, to determine the score we evaluate 5 general aspects:

  • Design and screen
  • Hardware and performance
  • Camera
  • Connectivity
  • Battery

Once these 5 factors have been rated, we introduce the price variable. This means that any two devices with the same ratings get a different Ki score for quality vs price.

Even a device objectively worse than another may have a higher Ki score if it has a better price.

Does the Ki score change?

The Ki varies as time goes by. As new devices with better specifications enter the market the Ki score of older devices will go down, always being compensated of their decrease in price.