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Apr 28, 2015, 11:28 AM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S5 (GSM)" discussion:

AT&T Lollipop 5.0 - Video Exposure flaw

I recently got the S5 lollipop update from At&t (April 2015) and found the video recording exposure metering seems locked into matrix metering, even if its set for Spot or Center-weighted in the camera app.

Still photo's respect the metering, but video takes the whole frame's brightness (ie: brighter white background) into account and leaves the foreground subject in shadow.

I've compared the SAME SCENE (college room with large whiteboard in background) from the same camera with KitKat (4.4.2 at the time) and the exposure is clearly worse under lollipop.

I know this is technical and nit-picky to most users, but its very disappointing. Especially given how long AT&T takes to roll out updates to the S5, I'm not expecting them to EV...

Mar 9, 2015, 9:01 AM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S5 (GSM)" discussion:

Android 5.0 is not yet an available update...

The Android 5.0 Lollipop update is not yet available on my country for Samsung Galaxy S5. If I use Odin in updating my phone using other country's baseband version, is my phone then considered rooted and have violated my carrier's policy? Paranoid Paranoid Paranoid

Apr 20, 2014, 11:08 AM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S5 (GSM)" discussion:

Battery life specs

Where do you guys get your battery life specs from? I'm looking at the Galaxy S 5 GSM model here, it says Talk: 21 hours max. (1260 minutes) , Standby: 390 hours max. (16.3 days)

Looking at T-Mobile's website,

http://support.t-mobile.com/community/phones-tablets ... »

It says Talk is 29 hours, and standby only 280. Why do you think there would be such a large discrepancy there ? Just curious.
try going into settings and look for Battery.

It should list out which apps use the most out of your phone.

not sure if that will help

Apr 19, 2014, 9:37 AM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S5 (GSM)" discussion:

Menu Button on the SG S5

In the review it says " There's a capacitive Menu button on the left and a capacitive Back button on the right."

I thought the SG S5 had a multi tasking button instead of a Menu button. Am i right or wrong?
There is still a menu button, you just have to long press the left button that's by the home button.
Hope this helps.

Mar 20, 2014, 7:42 PM


Eric, you wrote both articles on the Galaxy S5 for T-Mobile and AT&T. Even though both carriers are essentially pricing it the same, you wrote them as if both are offering completely different pricing plans. AT&T offers a $0 down option, yet you just mentioned the monthly fee and full retail. But the title of your T-Mobile article is that they are offering it for $0 down, with a little blurb about 2 year price. Why the discrepancy in how the articles were written? Always like reading your articles but these struck me as not real balanced. Thanks.
err. maybe MOST att customers buy it on 2 years contracts att 199$ and MOST tmobile customers buy it with 0$ down. that is why.
who care about att also do 0$ down, not many att customers care about it.
I wrote the articles the way I did because AT&T Next Plans are always $0 down. T-Mobile often charges a $99 downpayment for some devices. T-Mo is offering the $0 downpayment on the GS5 for a limited time only, that's why I called it out. T-Mo's press ...

Mar 20, 2014, 11:45 PM

HTC can't get a break

I hope T-Mo will offer the same for the "All New HTC One" Samsung's Galaxy S line is overrated and gimmicky. It's the iPhone of Android. We need more choices. The S5 is probably the ugliest looking thing I've seen come out of Samsung. Look at that back. YUCK!
yeah. i hate the S5 back too.
looks like freaking pimples!
You mean the $0 down thing? T-Mobile offers $0 down on ALL of their phones, iPhone, Galaxy, HTC, Lumias, you name it. They've been doing the $0 down thing for at least a couple months now and seem in no particular hurry to stop.

I mean, you still...

Mar 20, 2014, 7:29 PM

Note 3

The Note 3 costs the same with the promo on T-Mobile's site right now. That's pretty steep, even for a flagship phone!
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