10-25-2014 04:26 PM
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  1. AZgl1500's Avatar
    If you put the S5 in a case, You won't hear the back "creak" anymore. It will be protected from the environment and slippery hands.

    In the first week I had the S5 I tried it for a very short time w/o the case.

    IMO, it is just too hard to hold it w/o dropping it. And it is totally unsafe to use in a harsh job environment around heavy equipment. One slip and it is gone gone never to be seen again.

    I keep mine in a rubbery case that has grip edges to it. Prevents it from slipping out of my hands, and makes it very hard to remove from your pocket accidentally.

    I keep mine in my shirt pocket and it has never slipped out by itself.

    * Speck CandyShell Grip- Black/Slate:
    10-18-2014 02:52 AM
  2. punk999's Avatar
    Because people are sheeps, hey let's hate samsung cause that's the new trend these days
    10-18-2014 03:13 AM
  3. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    If you put the S5 in a case, You won't hear the back "creak" anymore. It will be protected from the environment and slippery hands.

    In the first week I had the S5 I tried it for a very short time w/o the case.

    IMO, it is just too hard to hold it w/o dropping it. And it is totally unsafe to use in a harsh job environment around heavy equipment. One slip and it is gone gone never to be seen again.

    I keep mine in a rubbery case that has grip edges to it. Prevents it from slipping out of my hands, and makes it very hard to remove from your pocket accidentally.

    I keep mine in my shirt pocket and it has never slipped out by itself.

    * Speck CandyShell Grip- Black/Slate:
    I still have creaking issues with a Diztronic case but I think its more or less due to a bad back. I ordered a new one.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    10-18-2014 04:31 AM
  4. Stosh Isarockin's Avatar
    I still have creaking issues with a Diztronic case but I think its more or less due to a bad back. I ordered a new one.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    Is it still water resistant while creaking? Is the new back covered by the warrantee?
    10-18-2014 09:32 AM
  5. Jdroids's Avatar
    I expect and demand better from Samsung. I would accept things like the above from Huawei, or ZTE. But not Samsung, because they can do better. Touchwiz may not be universally loved, but it's one hell of an OS that has something for everyone. It's worth getting perfect IMO.

    Having said that, the Note 3 and S5 Active are both phones that I keep up to date and use quite often. I just want some of these minor issues fixed by the largest smartphone maker on the planet, with the largest software group.
    Well, that's good point. But to be fair, I find other android phones not so different except Nexus. I have used LG, Motorola androids too. And I always had to turn off, disable some stuffs to get better performance than out of box settings.

    I have G2 for my wife and had to turn off things like Q slide, Q note and some gesture features that's of no use for us and just hogs the performance and source of lags. Prior to S5, I was using Droid Razr HD and I turned off every feature that's called Moto something. Pretty much the same reason, battery and memory hogs and no use for me. But I admit S5 has a bit more things that I don't need. I hope they make it easier to turn off features or make it optional downloads.
    10-18-2014 12:51 PM
  6. dohlo's Avatar
    I do have a case but I like the look and feel of the phone without one enough that I leave it off when I can. The one I do have is a super simple, semi transparent case that looks good but I still prefer it case-less. I've thought about ordering a new back piece in time if the problem doesn't go away, so we shall see...
    10-18-2014 01:12 PM
  7. codyoehl's Avatar
    Yeah mine still creaks even inside the case

    Posted via the Android Central App with my Galaxy S5
    10-18-2014 01:52 PM
  8. Sam Roza's Avatar
    Also many of the Badgers are Apple users..
    Many of the haters I've encountered are Apple fanbois who are in love with their new iPhone 6x. When faced with facts-such as the fact that the new iPhone has barely caught up to Android phone technology of several years ago, they start badmouthing Samsung. Not once have I been told that the S5 is not an excellent phone...rather, I usually hear that Samsung has "lower profits" or that the S5 sold fewer units than expected which must mean that it is less desirable.

    Not that those things matter to me-I'm not a stockholder. Just a guy who wants an S-series phone with excellent battery life, and all the features that come in a modern smartphone.
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    10-18-2014 02:12 PM
  9. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Yeah mine still creaks even inside the case

    Posted via the Android Central App with my Galaxy S5
    I'm very OCD so the creaking annoys me to no end. I think my next phone is an HTC One M9. Lol

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    10-18-2014 02:15 PM
  10. AZgl1500's Avatar
    I'm very OCD so the creaking annoys me to no end. I think my next phone is an HTC One M9. Lol

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    My ears have so much Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) that I could not hear a dog barking (a joke), but it is bad enough that my wife has to repeat things 2 and 3 times.....
    10-18-2014 02:16 PM
  11. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    My ears have so much Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) that I could not hear a dog barking (a joke), but it is bad enough that my wife has to repeat things 2 and 3 times.....
    That's not good.

    Do any of those medications help or is that all a sham?

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    10-18-2014 02:29 PM
  12. AZgl1500's Avatar
    Originally Posted by AZgl1500

    My ears have so much Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) that I could not hear a dog barking (a joke), but it is bad enough that my wife has to repeat things 2 and 3 times.....
    That's not good.

    Do any of those medications help or is that all a sham?
    There is an outfit by the name of "Arches" that is a heavy promoter (and expensive) of Tinnitus treatment supplements.
    problem is, there is no, none, zip, proof of, or studies on, any of the components they list as being used to treat tinnitus.

    They want you to subscribe to a $50/month plan to use their stuff. Then in little fine print, they suggest that it "might take" 3 to 6 months for you to notice any improvement.

    I equate that to what my chiropractor said when I mentioned that I have Tinnitus. "Oh, I can help with that. How long have you had Tinnitus and how bad is it?"

    When I replied, oh, not too long, just maybe 65 years or so? And the noises/ringing in my ears is louder than the train whistles that blow at our RR crossing every 15 minutes of the day and night. The chiropractor lady backed off and suggested that she could not help me..... and I suspect that is true of any "treatment" that is hawked by promoters. My medical doctor says there is No Known help for my condition.

    ( My property borders the RR tracks here and the RR crossing is at the NW corner of my acreage.... My dad worked for Rock Island Railroad 30 years so I am used to hearing noises "in the night"
    10-18-2014 09:08 PM
  13. Bridget Booth's Avatar
    In my experience, it was because I didn't know any better. Honestly.

    I used to rag on Android, in general, and Samsung, in particular, because I didn't know any better. All of my experiences had been with very early builds on low-end devices. In fact, I wouldn't have gotten my S5 if my L925 hadn't taken a swim in the Mississippi Sound. My love affair with my Samsung TV didn't hurt, either!

    I think that's the thing, though, is that it's a phone that has to be lived with to appreciate it. It took me a few days to warm up to it, after my trusted sales rep sold me on one. It met my requirements: Water-proof, powerful, and with a decent camera.

    Do I miss Cortana? Absolutely, but I don't miss the walled gardens that Microsoft and Apple keep their customers in with their operating systems. I've customized my S5 so much that it's way easier to use than even WP, which is saying a lot. I wonder if that's the problem, that reviewers can't live in the review models. Bias is a part, too, since so much of my opinion was informed by pro-Apple tech sites or other WP-users. Me, though? I'm loving my S5 and I don't regret it.
    10-19-2014 01:01 AM
  14. diver110's Avatar
    Prlundberg, can you give me a link to your TW posts? I tried to search for them, but the system was too clunky.
    10-19-2014 07:50 AM
  15. dohlo's Avatar
    In my experience, it was because I didn't know any better. Honestly.

    I used to rag on Android, in general, and Samsung, in particular, because I didn't know any better. All of my experiences had been with very early builds on low-end devices. In fact, I wouldn't have gotten my S5 if my L925 hadn't taken a swim in the Mississippi Sound. My love affair with my Samsung TV didn't hurt, either!

    I think that's the thing, though, is that it's a phone that has to be lived with to appreciate it. It took me a few days to warm up to it, after my trusted sales rep sold me on one. It met my requirements: Water-proof, powerful, and with a decent camera.

    Do I miss Cortana? Absolutely, but I don't miss the walled gardens that Microsoft and Apple keep their customers in with their operating systems. I've customized my S5 so much that it's way easier to use than even WP, which is saying a lot. I wonder if that's the problem, that reviewers can't live in the review models. Bias is a part, too, since so much of my opinion was informed by pro-Apple tech sites or other WP-users. Me, though? I'm loving my S5 and I don't regret it.
    This is exactly how I felt about things, short of never really being harsh towards any other OS while I was on my iPhones. I always felt that if what you had worked for you, more power to ya. And I still feel that way. But the marketing schemes of Apple to get us hyped up over their new models lost it's edge on me. My last three iPhones ran a jailbroken iOS and while I absolutely loved it, going to a new iPhone on a stock iOS was was ultimately made me switch.

    The rep at the AT&T store told me that he could set me up with an appointment to talk about the phone and OS with another person another day but ultimately I realized I too wasn't going to know how I liked the phone without trying it out and seeing if I liked having it in my day to day life. It's been three weeks and I love my new phone more and more.

    I think the funniest part of it all, relative to people hating on the S5, is that I made a post on reddit in the jailbreak sub-reddit about how I had decided enough was enough with Apple. More than anything I didn't get a bunch of crap about ditching Apple, but more about how poor of a choice the S5 was and how I'd instantly regret it because of its inferior quality. And how there were a handful of other Android flagships that put the S5 to shame. Even on an Apple based fanboy forum, they hated on me more for my phone choice rather than the choice to try Android in general.
    10-19-2014 12:26 PM
  16. troshs's Avatar
    Well think about it this way...ever play Mario Kart? Notice how whenever you get 4th or above people start throwing shyte at you more and more? Yeah, it's like that. People who aren't winning just like to sling bananas and turtle shells at the ones who are

    Boom! From My S5
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    10-20-2014 06:46 PM
  17. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Well think about it this way...ever play Mario Kart? Notice how whenever you get 4th or above people start throwing shyte at you more and more? Yeah, it's like that. People who aren't winning just like to sling bananas and turtle shells at the ones who are

    Boom! From My S5
    Those damn lightning strikes!

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
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    10-20-2014 07:06 PM
  18. bimmerdriver's Avatar
    You know the way it's not cool to admit you're a fan of nickelback? It's sort of the same with Samsung. (Just kidding...) Seriously, it is cool to bash on Samsung, but that's more because many people in media are shameless fanboys that would die before using anything but an iphone than because Samsung phones are inherently inferior to apple or any other phone. Who cares what they think if the phone is working for you?
    10-20-2014 09:48 PM
  19. sweetypie31's Avatar
    Who cares what they think if the phone is working for you?
    I couldn't agree more with this statement.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-21-2014 09:23 AM
  20. Northern.dj's Avatar
    The Phone press these days are a Joke, Many have iphones in there pockets.
    I can remember phone press members being asked to spy on Android Devices, My S5 is my perfect phone
    I have a wirless case on the Back that charges with no wires i have full NFC, My Phone is unbranded so no Network Bloatware and its Networks that have made a mess of Roms putting there junk on which slows down the phone
    Plus Network only Versions need stopping the European version is the best to get
    As long as it beats a Iphone then it does for me plus the water proofing is a big plus and it works
    You will find that All Apple users jump to the defence of there inferior phone
    10-21-2014 09:43 AM
  21. GS5TR's Avatar
    You don't have a phone which is 100% fully working for another person, everyone has other ideas, and everyone want to see this or that.
    On every forum, website their or people with a complain... you can't stop that.
    10-21-2014 10:30 AM
  22. Sherryplus's Avatar
    I love the S5, it has a good battery and good screen and best of all has a great camera... I only hate its front camera but meh... The water resistant feature is so cool!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-22-2014 02:33 AM
  23. kbennett65's Avatar
    I've seen multiple articles reviewing Android OS updates claiming "Samsung users can't wait to get the next upgrade because they hope it will fix all of the problems they are having." All what problems?

    They seem like they must be written by Apple devotees, and the wording is so similar between articles it looks like its cut and paste.

    I've had very few problems. The only one I can think of was stumbling in Bluetooth audio playback and it appears to be fixed now.
    What problems? Well I am having a pretty big one. I love the phone, but the darn thing won't ring! Sometimes it rings when a call comes in, sometimes it doesn't. There is really no rhyme or reason for this, and I can't ever duplicate it. FOr instance I called my S5 from my land line, no ring. I called it again a few minutes later and it rang just fine. It may be my carrier [Spint] and not the phone.
    Sorry, I know this isn't really the right thread for this, but I am getting frustrated looking for a fix!
    10-25-2014 04:26 PM
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