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Posted by: user007
« on: March 28, 2017, 14:32:29 »

So if you had the choice between the s5 neo or the S5.....which would you pick?
   
You may consider the new Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) with 3GB RAM, 32GB internal, better processor, IP68 certified (dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes), the prices start at €323 (at Amazon de for Samsung Galaxy A5 Gold 2017). A new 2017 version smartphone would be better (2 years support for future Android versions). There is no confirmation yet for Samsung Galaxy S5 (April 2014) Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo (August 2015) to get update to Android 7.
Posted by: Robert Delowski
« on: January 08, 2017, 12:09:20 »

So if you had the choice between the s5 neo or the S5.....which would you pick?
Posted by: user007
« on: December 18, 2016, 15:42:16 »

Does the s5neo have any problems with the battery blowing up?
No problem with the battery at all. It has fast charging, power saving option (ultra power saving too), which reduces background apps use. The battery display reports 50 h available in normal mode, 53 h available in power saving mode, 117 h 30 m in ultra power saving mode. It is replaceable battery, however you may use charged powerbanks for extra battery life (they are cheap now). Many apps are working in background and it is wise to disable that for most apps. The latest Android 6.0.1 has also some battery saving features.
Summary: Galaxy S5 Neo has bright 5.1" full HD Super AMOLED display, Gorilla® Glass 3 & oleophobic coating, FM Radio (great for fitness/walking, almost no battery used), micro SIM, micro SD card (64/128GB cards are cheap now), good battery life (removable), IP67 dust and water resistant, great WiFi ((2.4 & 5GHz), the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow version, business class Knox security (worldwide security certification), great navigation (GPS/GLONASS, accuracy 4m outdoors).
Perfect car navigation device with an universal smartphone vent mount and  Nokia Here WeGo, Map Factor Navigator, Scout GPS Navigation apps or Google Maps with offline maps.
Perfect fitness companion with running armband (with Samsung Health or Google Fit or Google My Tracks for more details). You may use Google Maps + Your Timeline for checkup your daily activity/driving navigation history (with Google account for navigation).
Great for full HD video play (any video format). Samsung free 100GB OneDrive offer (for 2 years with any Samsung tablet/smartphone) is great too.
The back&front cameras are very good for photos or Skype/Hangouts. Sample photos: goo.gl/zK2ESK
Smartphone video without zoom and image stabilization is not practical. However successfully used during my vacation for video editing (videos from my camcorder) and youtube upload with VideoPad free app. Works great.
Posted by: Andrew
« on: November 20, 2016, 14:43:16 »

I wish you had of used the Moto G4 Plus instead of the downgraded Play version. But they do both have 16gb. I just purchased the 32Gb Moto g4 Plus after reading some positive reviews and it was in my price bracket, as is the S5... Im surprised my 3d Mark is so much lower on the Moto! I'm thinking of returning it. But Id be giving up 16 gb of ram and a bigger, quite bright screen. As well as the camera and video is much better in low light situations I think. I'm wondering when Nugaut is released it wont improve the Moto's scores since its more 64 bit friendly? I'm not a huge phone gamer but I don't want a slug either I want a durable phone that will LAST. I like the waterproof S5 for that. The Moto G Plus is just water 'resistant'. Though it does seem sturdy and well made..and the finger print scanner is pretty cool. Any thoughts?
Posted by: DFLINN
« on: November 10, 2016, 14:33:54 »

Does the s5neo have any problems with the battery blowing up?
Posted by: DFLINN
« on: November 10, 2016, 14:31:16 »

Do this s5neo have any problems with the batery blowing up?
Posted by: debs
« on: May 02, 2016, 20:17:53 »

I wanted to find out how and what this phone had to offer, and got my answer. I needed a good camera for my work and sending texts mostly, and I feel that the Neo may be the right one for me. Thanks for a good in depth review. :)
Posted by: Stephane L.
« on: April 20, 2016, 04:05:04 »

About the screen protection, Samsung Canada chat support told me it has Corning glass gorilla 3. (SM-G903W)
Posted by: Trevor John Fletcher
« on: April 13, 2016, 11:34:28 »

I have been trying without success to attach a usb camera via an otg cable to my s5 neo. App loaded is camerafi.
Any clues?
Posted by: Soapy Smith
« on: January 25, 2016, 20:27:04 »

Wow! That is the most comprehensive and detailed smart phone review I have ever seen.

I'll be returning to your site any time I want to get the full picture on electronic devices.
Posted by: Nikola
« on: December 27, 2015, 10:50:20 »

Thank you for such an in-depth review!

Could you please confirm with 100% certainty: does the S5 Neo have some kind of screen shatter protection, either Gorilla Glass or other?
Posted by: Redaktion
« on: December 12, 2015, 07:02:41 »

New revision. The Galaxy S5 Neo from Samsung is the new version of the former flagship smartphone Galaxy S5. Is it an inexpensive alternative to the current Galaxy S6?

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Samsung-Galaxy-S5-Neo-Smartphone-Review.155663.0.html

 
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