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McLeodFuller

Apr 18, 2016, 9:59 PM

Sync Old Android Samsung S5 with Galaxy S7

Maybe you can get a lot of ways like using SIM card, NFC, etc. to transfer your contacts, photos or other files from Galaxy S5 to the new Galaxy S7. However all these ways can’t transfer everything at one time.

MobileTrans is designed for the people who want to transfer everything between two Android phones easily and fast like Samsung, HTC, LG and more. Besides, your old phone data will be cleaned permanently.

http://youtu.be/U5tH-pCfMSU »
Snerdley

Apr 28, 2015, 11:28 AM

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...
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Papeng27

Mar 9, 2015, 9:01 AM

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
Bababooey

Jun 8, 2014, 4:26 PM
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over in the "T-Mobile Debuts 'Underground' Store" discussion:

Wha???

A channel that sells hard to get devices? And how do they have it in stock if it's hard to get? Seems like a marketing strategy to me. Rolling Eyes
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bluecoyote

May 24, 2014, 5:02 PM
over in the "Samsung to Shutter Its Music Hub and E-Book Service" discussion:

Samsung Milk

The service was weirdly similar to Samsung Milk, which just... wait, why did they ever have both?
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Tofuchong

Apr 20, 2014, 11:08 AM

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.
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abarreto

Apr 29, 2014, 1:40 PM
over in the "Review: Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T" discussion:

Battery Life: Note3 vs. Galaxy S5???

Can anyone who has the S5 and experience with the Note 3 please comment on which phone has the superior battery life?

I understand the difference in mAh between the phones, but what about real-world function?

I'm trying to make a decision between the two and would like to go with the device with more battery life.

BTW, I am not at all happy that Samsung is pushing the 16GB variants on the consumer and not offering larger 32, 64 or 128GB. So dissapointing.

Thanks!
worldwatcher

Apr 19, 2014, 9:37 AM

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?
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bluecoyote

Apr 18, 2014, 12:37 PM
over in the "Review: Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T" discussion:

Pretty much explains why Samsung copied Apple

After a week with this phone, it's pretty embarrassing. I have no idea by what metric this phone is considered the "Pinnacle of Design for Samsung" - for one, it's kind of like saying "The pinnacle of music from Canada" , and secondly, Samsung as produced some totally-not-terrible designs in the past (Galaxy Nexus, anyone?)

Just about any competing phone- the Motorola X, the Nexus 5, the HTC One- all of them are leagues better in terms of feel, solidity, and hell- aesthetics (subjective, but c'mon.)


Special points for:
-The poor imitation of the beautiful low-poly background used by Google/Motorola that Samsung is using.
-The totally arbitrary colors of the settings icons that don't seem to correspond with anything
-The fingerp...
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Slammer

Apr 18, 2014, 8:33 AM
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over in the "Review: Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T" discussion:

Love It!!!

In all the 27 years I've been using cellphones, the evolving technology in the last six years has caused me whiplash. Just as you purchase a phone, it seems to be outdated in six months. Nothing short of the PC era.

I have always contended that rather than concentrating and exhausting all energy on non-mechanical hardware, one must use their money wisely(within their means) to purchase the most advanced device they can to prolong longevity potential.

While Samsung has held back incorporating a metal fabrication in its hardware, it has been offering a very solid experience for adapting to forever changing trends or technology.

I have owned the S3 with hardly any issues with the exception of having to replace the battery two months...
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worldwatcher

Apr 19, 2014, 9:38 AM
over in the "Review: Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T" discussion:

Menu or Multi Tasking button?

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?
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Nourhan

Apr 18, 2014, 1:08 PM
over in the "Review: Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T" discussion:

Very Nice Review

The new galaxy as 5 has a lot of features that i have never seen in other upcoming android phones, I see that the shape will be as the galaxy s4 and s3, i hope they change the shape to me more beauty ! , thanks for review

You can check up my review at

http://www.upcoming-android-phones.com/2014/01/samsu ... »
thenewempire

Apr 11, 2014, 10:08 AM
over in the "AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Nix Download Booster from GS5" discussion:

what a narrow view...

How dare Att, Verizon and Sprint make this decision for customers. I should be able to use my data how I wish and I can with T-Mobile at a REASONABLE price. If you want unlimited data, come to T-Mobile where you don't have to worry about this garbage.
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rwalford79

Apr 10, 2014, 11:03 AM
over in the "AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Nix Download Booster from GS5" discussion:

Two Words

DATA CAPS

With all three providers having moved toward, or moving toward data limits and caps on their network, none of these carriers are going to support anything that has the potential to put data on their network in that fashion, but more so, why would they wanna get customers complaining that they downloaded over "WiFi" and found that they went over their data cap - there by forcing the carrier to raise their unrealistic low data allotments?

I mean, think about it.
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clbowens

Apr 10, 2014, 1:24 PM
over in the "AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Nix Download Booster from GS5" discussion:

Would have turned off anyway

I would have turned this off anyway. No big deal.
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dilofam

Mar 20, 2014, 7:42 PM
over in the "T-Mobile Offering Galaxy S5 for $0 Down" discussion:

Pricing

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.
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JJinNYC

Mar 20, 2014, 11:45 PM
over in the "T-Mobile Offering Galaxy S5 for $0 Down" discussion:

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!
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acdc1a

Mar 20, 2014, 7:29 PM
over in the "T-Mobile Offering Galaxy S5 for $0 Down" discussion:

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!
bluecoyote

Mar 10, 2014, 6:48 PM
over in the "Samsung Says Galaxy S5 Packed with Freebies" discussion:

Or you can buy a Nexus or iPhone

And get none of that junky bloatware Laughing
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stevelvl

Mar 10, 2014, 10:29 AM
over in the "Samsung Says Galaxy S5 Packed with Freebies" discussion:

oh great more bloatware

Just what every phone needs more pre-installed software you can not get rid of.
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