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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? 👀 👀 👀

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.
Rusty Shackleford

Feb 24, 2014, 2:51 PM

Let me predict the reaction...

The phone looks virtually identical to its predecessors, but fanboys are going to praise the subtle shift of a few molecules here and there as a revolutionary visual design shift.

The phone, lacking holographic output and mind-reading capabilities, will cause fanboys to cry in agony that a phone released just 1 year after its predecessor fails to be a complete technological revolution in mobile phones.

Thankfully the market is not full of insufferable fanboys looking for a substitute for a human companion. To the masses, the public will see the GS5 as yet another excellent phone from Samsung with nice technological upgrades. This will likely be a phone any manufacturer would be proud to have in its product list.

Actually the phone...
Care to elaborate?
I agree with your sentiments that this is a solid device and that there isn't really a big need for a ton of new features. I also agree that its important to start making phones more durable (but watch out people will have stop pining over glass and a...

Feb 25, 2014, 2:34 PM

TOO BIG and still has terrible phyiscal button layout

NO thank you, Samsung...make a SMALLER phone, with on-screen buttons and maybe I'll pay any attention to you
This phone is obviously not for you. I get that.

Feb 24, 2014, 4:19 PM

Thank god for Fingerprint sensor

Now i have a good reason to upgrade my GS4 so it better work like Apples.
now we have a way to hide our porn.

Feb 25, 2014, 4:46 AM

The OS is still buggy and the phone is second class!

Big, bulky and just more of the same. This new smartphone tells me more than ever that you have nowhere to go if it has a problem. Is there a Samsung store like the Apple stores that help you out and are first class.
Do you really want yet another plastic phone that offers nothing but glitz and no real quality build or advancements.

Get an iPhone 5S and be done with. I did and I will never look back. Samsung phones all have issues that interfere with using the device.

Apple builds the operating system themselves and the phone is 100% Apple. The quality is volumes ahead of the other smartphones.

I am sure you will be very happy with that new iPhone 5S.

Nice sales pitch. But, I'm not buying.

I've been around Apple since '78 and had owned Apple products for close to 10 years. Apple is not entirely flawless and it has it share of issues and it too, can be more or the same.

I'll stick with Androi...
HAHAHAHAHAAH! Wow...my Apple Fanboy Sensor is going berserk!! How much of the Kool-Aid did they force feed you? Allow me to break it down for you without the brainwashing...

Who cares if there are specific stores? If I have issues with my Android d...
I didn't know you went to Barcelona.
Doom Wolf

Feb 24, 2014, 3:46 PM

High Expectations

It's cool and everything, but I expected more. Don't get me wrong, I own an S4 and I LOVE it. But I don't see anything on this one that makes me want to jump from my S4 to an S5 right now. Maybe I expected too much?
What would you add?
Or maybe you're happy with what you have and don't need a new phone every year just to have the highest number at the end of your phone? 🙄

Feb 24, 2014, 4:23 PM

Little Disappointed

I guess I set my expectations too high. I was waiting on getting a G2 and now I feel like the G2 would be a good purchase for me.

Samsung just puts too much bloatware on the phone that what I think I needed from them was both a large battery and 3 GB of RAM.
Yeah Samsung is a bloatware whore...no doubt...but as for the RAM, keep in mind that 2GB of triple channeled RAM performs just as well as 3GB of dual channeled RAM. For the most part anyway. There is almost no difference in benchmark scores that I hav...
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