Samsung Galaxy S5
The Galaxy S5 received an average score of 3.9, with most of our readers giving it a rating of 3 or 4 but many giving it either a 1 or a 5. We got feedback on the Samsung Galaxy S5 from 140 users.The S5 seems to be the most controversial device rated by our readers. It got scores across the whole range: Some people hated it, others loved some things about it but disliked other things, and some people loved it.
On the positive side, most Galaxy S5 owners seem to be happy with the battery life of the device. The screen was also scored highly by most people, and it seems to work well both indoors and outdoors. The camera is another major improvement compared to previous generations, and our readers seem to be happy with it. One of the unique features of the Galaxy S5 that some people really like is the water resistance.
On the negative side, the biggest complaint revolves around the TouchWiz interface and extra Samsung software that seem to slow down the performance of the device, despite it having top-of-the-line specs when it launched. The stress that the software puts on the CPU can also lead the device to overheat, even with basic use. Some features, such as the IR blaster and fingerprint scanner, also don't work as well as they should, our readers reported.
Although some users liked the design of the Galaxy S5, others thought it had become too old and boring.
If you're a Samsung Galaxy S5 owner and you haven't given us your feedback yet, the form is still available. Below, you can see some of our readers' most representative comments for this device.
Top Ten Comments:
Comment: "good phone with great screen but too much bloatware resulting in the phone lagging quickly. cheap build quality. Waterproof not as good as in other in real life usage compared to other competing devices"
Comment: "Price tag is way too high. Camera is great though.Some features will rarely, if ever, be used and are clunky if you do use them (IR blaster)."
Comment: "This phone does more than any phone should ever do!It tends to overheat quite often, from basic use. Not to mention if it’s left on the bed while charging."
Comment:"Touchwiz slows the phone down to unacceptable levels. There is no reason a flagship phone should feel laggy compared to its competition."
Comment: "It is a capable phone with a great screen and can be used with one hand. Menus and apps load quickly and the camera is a good upgrade from the previous generationFingerprint scanner isn't as good as the iPhone5S or 6, you need to slide your finger down slowly for it to recognize it. Back cover doesn't have the quality feeling the Note 3 had with its faux leather. Takes a bit of getting used to the button to the left of the home button being something different altogether."
Comment: "Screen clarity and brightness were very impressive and I haven't yet seen anything that beats that screen. The camera is nicer and the phone is an all round joy to hold and to use.All the Galaxy products since the Note 2 have all been cut from the same tree. The design language has been the same for nigh on 2 and a half years! It's becoming boring."
Comment: "Very nice, powerful phone with a big screen, very good battery life, and waterproof.Waterproof is huge (hasn't everyone ruined at least 1 phone because of water?) Very nice big and clear screen. Battery life is much better than S3.Don't like? Camera is much better than S3, but it needs to t a little faster than it does."
Comment: "The battery life is amazing, the phone is waterproof, and size is just right.The charger is a weird shape which makes it hard to connect especially in the dark. The preloaded samsung features and Verizon Wirelesss apps can be annoying at times, like My Magazine, VZ Protect, and VZ Navigator."
Comment: "Phone has a nice sleek design, powerful hardware however a bloatware filled version of Android.Bloatware slows down phone and sometimes can't be removed"