Samsung Galaxy S5 – UK phones receiving lollipop OTA

Good news, if you are in the UK and have the Samsung Galaxy S5, it is receiving the lollipop update. The update brings in a plethora of new features and enhancements. Samsung has redesigned its proprietary applications (dialler, messaging, calculator, clock, S Health, etc) from scratch and has improved its core user interface. The update … Continue reading Samsung Galaxy S5 – UK phones receiving lollipop OTA

Samsung Galaxy S5 – 17 Part review

Below are all the review posts covering the Samsung Galaxy S5. Part 1 – First Impressions – https://gavinsgadgets.wordpress.com/2014/04/12/samsung-galaxy-s5-first-impressions/ Part 2 – https://gavinsgadgets.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/samsung-galaxy-s5-day-2/ Part 3 – https://gavinsgadgets.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/samsung-note-3-day-3/ Part 4 – https://gavinsgadgets.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/samsung-galaxy-s5-day-4/ Part 5 – Godzilla Mode – https://gavinsgadgets.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/godzilla-mode-on-the-samsung-galaxy-s5/ Part 6 – https://gavinsgadgets.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/samsung-galaxy-s5-updated-views/ Part 7 – https://gavinsgadgets.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/my-favourite-samsung-galaxy-s5-photo/ Part 8 – https://gavinsgadgets.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/hidden-gems-with-the-samsung-galaxy-s5-info/ Part 9 – https://gavinsgadgets.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/samsung-galaxy-s5-battery-life-feedback/ Part 10 … Continue reading Samsung Galaxy S5 – 17 Part review

Samsung Galaxy S5 takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge – LOL

I really thought this was a wind up, but the S5 takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge and nominates several other smartphones. I just wonder why the S5 didn’t nominate the Sony Xperia Z2 😉 And whilst Samsung has semi hijacked the ice challenge, Samsung UK has made a donation to the Charity for ALS … Continue reading Samsung Galaxy S5 takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge – LOL

Just launched – the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

So you have just bought the S5 and now an active version is available. It has the same internal specs except it is now shock proof. That means you can drop this and all should be fine afterwards. It is has an active hardware button that can be changed for whatever you like using the … Continue reading Just launched – the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Samsung Galaxy S5 – first month update – with new firmware update

So it’s been exactly one month with the S5. So what has the first month been like? Is the S5 a laggy nightmare? Do you need an alternative launcher to make it nippy to use? Firstly, I decided to use Touchwiz instead of Apex or Nova Launcher. I tried both but I missed some of … Continue reading Samsung Galaxy S5 – first month update – with new firmware update

Samsung Galaxy S5 and Wireless Charging – the cold hard facts

For me it’s an experience not worth the effort. And this is all due to Samsung cutting corners. So read on. First up you need the official Samsung wireless back cover that replaces the one that comes with the phone. This includes the Qi technology and waterproofing seals. As a warning do not use the … Continue reading Samsung Galaxy S5 and Wireless Charging – the cold hard facts

Samsung Galaxy S5 Camera lag and tips for a fast response

I have had the S5 for 3 weeks plus and the one thing that really annoys me is the random lag. Sometimes it takes ages for the camera to fire up and shoot its first shot, by which time the moment is lost. So I have been experimenting with various combinations to try and get … Continue reading Samsung Galaxy S5 Camera lag and tips for a fast response

Samsung Galaxy S5 Free Gifts Issues – Latest Update

See previous posts by click here https://gavinsgadgets.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/free-samsung-s5-galaxy-gifts-update-on-more-gift-claiming-issues-and-via-samsung/ . There are 3 aspects to this Free Gift Saga. 1. Different deals from wherever you purchased the Samsung Galaxy S5. Certain networks or stores might have their own special deal on top of Samsung’s Galaxy Gifts (apps). For example if you bought the S5 from Carphone Warehouse … Continue reading Samsung Galaxy S5 Free Gifts Issues – Latest Update