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    Looking at the S5

    Haven't kept up with phones in ages.. but my old one is about dead, so I'm looking at the S5. Anything I should know about before I buy it, reasons not to, or other similar phones to check out?

    (Wanting to be using on Straight Talk, Verizon towers)

    Thanks

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    So many people hate on the S5. In my opinion, it isn't as bad as it's made out to be. Great display, great performance, great camera, and a great all around phone. highly recommend.... returned my M8 for it.

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    I just got a used s4 and using it on Verizon. So far im really liking it. I had an s3 at one time and had some complaints about it but the s4 has been very good so far and overall much better. Id imagine the s5 to be even better. A friend is running the s5 on Verizon and is very happy with it. He hasn't had any problems with it.
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    Also, I've noticed call quality on my galaxy is pretty good. My main complaints with Samsung was the weaker RF but the newer models seem better to me. I like Samsung a lot more than I used to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnhere View Post
    Also, I've noticed call quality on my galaxy is pretty good. My main complaints with Samsung was the weaker RF but the newer models seem better to me.
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    Ever since the S3, Samsung has done a great job in the RF department. I haven't used them all though. The S5 reception on the AT&T variant is down right impressive. But then I have heard the Sprint S5 doesn't work well but maybe that's the network.

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    Yeah I've noticed the gsm versions seem to be the best although all seem to be much better than before. My s4 on Verizon doesn't seem quite as strong on signal as my friends s4 on att or my Lumia 635 on att. That phone gets a full signal in a lot of spots. Quite impressive overall and much stronger than my 520 was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnhere View Post
    Yeah I've noticed the gsm versions seem to be the best although all seem to be much better than before. My s4 on Verizon doesn't seem quite as strong on signal as my friends s4 on att or my Lumia 635 on att. That phone gets a full signal in a lot of spots. Quite impressive overall and much stronger than my 520 was.
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    520 signal is horrible. And AT&T does have an overall higher signal than Verizon in cities in my experience. Much higher tower density.

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    Slightly better than S4. S4 was pretty good. Go for it OP. I did..

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    I have a review of it on my channel -- Christian's Techroom

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    Quote Originally Posted by robxygta View Post
    Slightly better than S4. S4 was pretty good. Go for it OP. I did..
    Well, i think s4 and s5 are better than s3. Between s4 and s5, i don't know what to choose.

    (And yeah, sorry for not being on this forum for a while ago, and its been a while)


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    I have the S5 on Verizon system (via Page Plus) and it's ok but no one can understand me on the speaker phone. Look it up and you'll find it's a common problem with the S5. I came to HOFO today to see again if I could find a solution for it...

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    lolz..... unbelievable yes that was my first phone and i really enjoy it that was a time when Nokia 3310 was very popular but now its a time for samsung.

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    S5 is becoming obsolete rather fast since S6 came out..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kakat08 View Post
    S5 is becoming obsolete rather fast since S6 came out..
    I dont think so, imo, in my country, people are still buying this phone.

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