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    Default Serious doubts about S5

    I am due to upgrade my phone later this month, but after reading these threads over the last two weeks I think I will wait.
    There seems too many faults on the phone, and Samsung do not seem to care.
    Pity because I was really looking forward to getting the S5.
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    I recommed you to go with the m8 dude

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    Am I the only one that has 0, Zero, Zip, No issues on my Samsung S5?
    Samsung Galaxy S4 (Arctic Blue)
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    Nope, I am getting along with my S5 just fine.

    Extremely pleased with it.
    Verizon Galaxy S5
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    Quote Originally Posted by dactyl2 View Post
    I am due to upgrade my phone later this month, but after reading these threads over the last two weeks I think I will wait.
    There seems too many faults on the phone, and Samsung do not seem to care.
    Pity because I was really looking forward to getting the S5.
    There are tons of people who are completely happy with their s5 and choose not to go to every forum and declare their love for a phone. Most of the time if you come to a forum you will see tons of people who come with a problem with the hopes of getting it resolved. I have no faults with my s5 at all.
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    Name them?

    The only negative I see is the poor design of the USB 3.0 cover. There are ways around kit, you just have to spend money but they're also advantages.

    1. Wireless Charging. Convenience.
    2. microSD. Increase storage capacity.
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    I have had my s5 since launch day and I have not had any issues with mine. Just go with whatever phone you feel fits your needs.

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    Mine has performed flawlessly since launch day and I love it. As has been said, most people only come to forums and post when they have problems. There are exponentially more S5 owners out there that haven't had a single issue with their phones.
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    I have no issues on mine either. Had it since launch day.

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    I have also had no problems with my s5. Works great. Improves everything compared to s4. Rocking ma gold one
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    Best phone I have ever had. People come to forums because they have problems, out of 10 plus million people...this is pretty much it.
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    I am kind of regretting not returning mine at this point. It lags all the time. Just this morning when on a call I took it away from my face and it wouldn't turn the screen on. Answering calls is an adventure as it doesn't always respond to the answer swipe. I'm always double tapping stuff because I'm not sure if it has responded or not. Many apps stutter badly when scrolling. This is a disappointing phone, the best hardware coupled with terrible software. Even my original Surface RT puts this phone to shame in terms of smoothness. Not in speed though of course. This phone is fast once it does respond.

    Some people on here claim to never have any lag. But look at reviews and comments online, there are still issues with TouchWiz and you don't see those issues with Sense on M8 reviews and forums. .

    Now, my issues may have to do with what Verizon has done to it since they loaded it with bloatware and branding crap which can't all be removed, so I can't speak for S5s on other carriers. Regardless, there is no excuse for Samsung allowing this phone to reach consumers. This kind of thing was acceptable and even expected on Android 2 years ago. Not today. Every other flagship phone offers a more fluid user experience. Even the MotoX, which has been much maligned for its supposedly poor specs.

    Go play with one in the store and see if the stuttering and lack of responsiveness bother you. You may not notice it or find it as annoying as I do. And as you can see, many people don't have any issues. But the problems are real and in my opinion you really need to love the features the S5 offers to put up with it. I thought I did, but the more I use it the less I like it.

    On the flip side, I don't know if I could live with the M8's camera. My S5 has replaced my point-and-shoot. There are several things I don't like about the M8, but the camera was the dealbreaker.

    As for some of the other issues you do have to keep in mind that Samsung sells a ton more of these than HTC sells M8s. There's going to be a lot more issues reported for that reason alone. I haven't had any glitches other than the responsiveness. In fact, it has been rock solid in that stuff doesn't crash and I haven't had to unexpectedly reboot it. Too early to tell anything about durability.
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    I still haven't experienced lag. I have had two S5 since launch day (one for work one personal) and have had zero issues. Also there have been complaints about sense, maybe not lag related, but still complaints. I have never been a sense fan (My wife had the M7 and now the M8 ) or a TouchWiz fan for that matter. The great this is there are custom launchers. For now though I am using TouchWiz and haven't had any issues.

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    Sounds like something is wrong with your phone. There should be no lag, no stutter at all. The second you touch an icon, something should happen. Not one second later...not two seconds later...and you should not have any problems answering a phone call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Jackson View Post
    Sounds like something is wrong with your phone. There should be no lag, no stutter at all. The second you touch an icon, something should happen. Not one second later...not two seconds later...and you should not have any problems answering a phone call.
    Ya like I said above, I haven't had any of the issues stated anywhere yet on either one of my S5s.

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    I am personally completely satisfied with my S5. Especially since i don't have the locked bootloader on Sprint that i did on Verizon
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    Quote Originally Posted by fofjjsr View Post
    Ya like I said above, I haven't had any of the issues stated anywhere yet on either one of my S5s.

    Sent from my Galaxy S5
    As far as Touchwiz, I don't see why people are complaining about it......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Jackson View Post
    As far as Touchwiz, I don't see why people are complaining about it......
    I just prefer a customer launcher myself, I don't have any issues with TouchWiz directly. Even the lag issues I have heard I haven't had. I have watch videos and the lag people are showing are nick picking (like things opening in a second or less and calling lag). I have seen little to no difference in response time between the M8 and S5.

    To me Samsung has become the new Apple. They are marketed so hard, and have become so popular that for the techy, (for instance a large part of these foruma) they have to be different and can't stand that every joesmoe has the same phone as them. So they start to Nick pick at anything and piggy back on other devices that are less popular.

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    Droid Eris -> HTC EVO -> S2 -> S3 -> Note 2 -> S4 -> Note 3 -> S5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Jackson View Post
    Sounds like something is wrong with your phone. There should be no lag, no stutter at all. The second you touch an icon, something should happen. Not one second later...not two seconds later...and you should not have any problems answering a phone call.
    Nothing wrong with it per se. The two floor models in my Verizon store do the same thing. There are dozens of posts here giving tips on how to reduce lag by disabling animations, clearing memory, leaving memory full, etc. And there are numerous videos online demonstrating it. There was just a thread last week where other people were complaining about the answer swipe being unresponsive. General unresponsiveness does not happen all the time, but it does happen quite often.

    I will say the lag from opening the camera to snapping the first picture has improved greatly. I heard there was an update for that but never actually saw one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prlundberg View Post
    Nothing wrong with it per se. The two floor models in my Verizon store do the same thing. There are dozens of posts here giving tips on how to reduce lag by disabling animations, clearing memory, leaving memory full, etc. And there are numerous videos online demonstrating it. There was just a thread last week where other people were complaining about the answer swipe being unresponsive. General unresponsiveness does not happen all the time, but it does happen quite often.

    I will say the lag from opening the camera to snapping the first picture has improved greatly. I heard there was an update for that but never actually saw one.
    I was one of the people that posted about the answer swipe, and it was user error, I was doing it wrong.

    It seems to me, that 90% or more of the problems people encounter are user error.

    Had the phone going on 2 months now, have not had lag or anything..cross my fingers lol.

    Just for funsies, just went and opened the camera to take a shot. Took two seconds using the one thousand one, one thousand two....if they get that down to one second that would be nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Jackson View Post
    I was one of the people that posted about the answer swipe, and it was user error, I was doing it wrong.

    It seems to me, that 90% or more of the problems people encounter are user error.

    Had the phone going on 2 months now, have not had lag or anything..cross my fingers lol.

    Just for funsies, just went and opened the camera to take a shot. Took two seconds using the one thousand one, one thousand two....if they get that down to one second that would be nice.
    Oh yes, I forgot, we are expected to hold it down for a second and then swipe over. How intuitive, just like every other phone I've ever had. /s

    That particular issue may not be responsiveness I guess, but if not it is poor design. It still could be responsiveness as well in that it is not the hold that is proper, but rather gives it enough time to respond to the touch. That seems more likely to me, given the other unresponsiveness I've seen on this phone and the fact that it usually will respond without the hold. But I could be wrong.

    I just tried my camera from the lock screen, almost 6 seconds from the swipe to the picture snapping. If I try again it is faster like yours, but that first time when the camera is not loaded in memory it's pretty slow. And there never seems to be more than 3 or 4 programs active, no doubt because TouchWiz is such a resource hog. They may show active in the app switcher, but when you select them it is clear they are restarting.
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    One of the reasons I hardly ever clear cache, every app I use is in memory, so everything loads in under one second, camera two seconds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fofjjsr View Post
    To me Samsung has become the new Apple. They are marketed so hard, and have become so popular that for the techy, (for instance a large part of these foruma) they have to be different and can't stand that every joesmoe has the same phone as them. So they start to Nick pick at anything and piggy back on other devices that are less popular.
    No. I am complaining because the flaws affect the functionality of the phone and lead to frustration and a poor user experience.

    You may think I am nitpicking. That's fine. I am starting to think the people who claim the S5 is flawless have low expectations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Jackson View Post
    One of the reasons I hardly ever clear cache, every app I use is in memory, so everything loads in under one second, camera two seconds.
    But what I'm saying is that not everything that shows up on the multitask screen is actually active. I never closed my camera out before trying it again. I evidently ran out of memory and it closed, yet TouchWiz acts as though it is open. Right now when I look at the multitask screen it shows 11 apps. Yet when I go to task manager only 5 are active. And three of those aren't on the multitask screen. So the multitask button shows recent apps and not open apps. I'm actually not sure if other phones are like this or not, my old one with an old version of Sense wasn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prlundberg View Post
    No. I am complaining because the flaws affect the functionality of the phone and lead to frustration and a poor user experience.

    You may think I am nitpicking. That's fine. I am starting to think the people who claim the S5 is flawless have low expectations.
    Low expectations? Hardly. With all the hype, I expected the S5 to open a portal to another dimension.

    Coming from the S3, this is a HUGE improvement in smart phones.

    as far as the answer phone thing, I was referring to air gesture, I was doing that wrong.

    Physically answering the phone though is just fine on my phone...not sure what you mean hold down and then swipe or whatever...I just kinda flick with my finger(s) and answer the call...there is no delay or whatever....

    Is the S5 a perfect phone? Hell no. Nothing is....my Mercedes isn't a perfect car, My Nike shoes are not perfect shoes etc ect.
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