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Samsung Galaxy S5 SIM-Free Smartphone - Black

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Colour:
Black
16GB
Storage:
Samsung S5 at a glance
Screen size 5.1 inches
Screen resolution 1080 x 1920
Operating system Android
Battery talktime 21 Hours
Battery on standby 390 Hours
Camera 16 MP
Video 2160p
Navigation GPS
Connectivity Bluetooth


Product Description

Colour Name: Black | Size Name: 16GB

Product Description

Designed for what matters most to people, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is the smartphone that puts you at the heart of everything, providing simple and powerful benefits for everyday life.

Box Contains

1 x Samung S5 smartphone
USB lead
AC adapter
Manual
corded headphones

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

179 of 183 people found the following review helpful By youreinforitnow on 14 Aug 2014
Colour Name: BlackSize Name: 16GB Verified Purchase
**19th September 2014 UPDATE at the end.**

I'm writing this review one week and one day after purchasing the phone from Amazon.

I rarely, if ever, write reviews of anything but I'm doing so on this occasion for two reasons; the first being that, before this, I used an iPhone 4s and the second is that paying over £450 for a phone is clearly a considered purchase for most people.

It was a fairly big decision to 'switch sides' by going from Apple to Android on a Samsung but, so far, I haven't regretted it.

I'd had my iPhone 4s since October 2011 and it was a very faithful servant to me. I certainly think it's still the best of all the iPhones. I got rid of it as it had got to the point where I was having to charge it two or, sometimes, three times per day with normal use and apps would crash as they became more processor and memory intensive so the ageing hardware was unable to cope as well as it used to.

I'm going to do this the old fashioned way and do a list of pros and cons with some comparisons to the iPhone 4s in angle brackets where relevant. Also, I will update this review again at one month and three months to see if my experience with it has changed.

So, the PROS first...

1. Speedy as hell.
This phone is rapid. Make no mistake that the hardware in this device is pretty much as fast as it gets at the moment. Various reviews will tell you that the HTC One M8 gives faster benchmarks but I've tried both of these phones in shops before purchasing and there's basically no difference. My wife has an iPhone 5c and it's much faster than that. A couple of friends have the 5s and it's also faster than that. All of my apps load and close instantly - this includes games and the camera.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By p.gosai on 29 Aug 2014
Colour Name: BlueSize Name: 16GB Verified Purchase
It’s a good phone but, I bought it about 4 days ago it came with south Korean
Language as a default language and it was quite a challenge to change the
Language into English, went on to utube to see if any info into changing
the language but I couldn’t find anything on changing Korean language into English,
Secondly when you put UK sim card in it, it does not connect to network automatically
You have to go into Settings—More network---mobile network---network operators—
It will then scan and search for UK network, after that click on your operator network.
To change from Korean language into English go into setting---scroll down and tap onto
A blue circle with letter A in the middle----it will bring up a screen ---then tap on the
Second line on the screen---it will then giveyou option of European languages to choose
From---tap on to English. I think my phone was setup for sale in south Korea,
Even though it’s European model SM-G900F. I did contact the Amazon they responded
Very quickly to help, but before I could contact them again , I managed to resolve the problem.
It’s a very good phone and I must say excellent service from Amazon.
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119 of 131 people found the following review helpful By Chris on 3 May 2014
Colour Name: WhiteSize Name: 16GB
I upgraded mine s3 to this beauty and I am almost thrilled to bits. I will list pros and several cons accordingly to my personal needs and taste.

Pros
+ (Look) maybe it is nothing outstanding or astonishing, but it is SIMPLE nad ELEGANT without gilding the lily! I personaly really like the look of the New Galaxy, it looks like a device of a grown up man. (I also like the leathery look of plastic on the back)
+ Performance - well, will run any app. I did not experienced any problems or glitches
+ Beautiful screen - woah! Deep colours, bright as sunlight and do not drain a lot of battery
+ Graphics - I am in heaven playing high end game
+ fingerprint scanner - pretty useful add (I always hated passwords or patterns)
+ SD micro Card slot up to 128 GB
+ motions - maybe not very useful, but I find them engaging (not like heartbeat sensor, which is pointless for me ^)
+ ULTRA POWER SAVING MODE - the biggest pro and a winner. Phone can survive up to 2 weeks without wallsocket!! (UPDATE: Okay I tested it out, there is no way for GS5 to give you 2 weeks, but still wih medium usage it can possibly stay on for about 4-7 days)
+ Waterproof and dustproof - essential pro for me as well (it can whitstand full washing or drawning in swimming pool)
+ enhanced touch sensitivity - I tried it. For me it is a nice feature - from now on you can use your phone even with very thick winter gloves!
+ battery life - substantially increased when comparing to s3. To cut a long story short, I am surprised with how long it takes this phone go flat
+ Battery still can be taken out (Samsung remains here true to its form) thumbs up!
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Samantha Ford on 30 Sep 2014
Colour Name: BlueSize Name: 16GB Verified Purchase
WARNING: Do not buy in the EU.
I very rarely write a review, mainly as I am a loyal and happy Amazon Prime customer and many people only write to complain (guilty) but I feel that I have to write on this occasion to warn other buyers who may not be so "tech savvy" when receiving the phone. On receipt it seems to work. However, this phone comes from Hong Kong. On starting it had a Chinese language setup and then when delving into different apps, many did not work. I phoned Samsung who confirmed that the firmware version was from Hong Kong and so there would be incompatibility issues in the EU and no warranty if the phone had any issues.
The one star is for Amazon - they have agreed to refund the phone and also the parts that I bought to go with it such as the screen protector and case.
I have no problems with ordering from Amazon but they do need to check the items they are selling - please check the model number or CSC number of the phone before purchase - if you have the phone dial *#1234# and the numbers will be displayed.
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