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General Biggest Annoyance with S5

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jasf, May 10, 2014.

  1. PainFX

    PainFX Newbie

    Although TW does like here and there but that's a software issue which can be updated, if the engineer plans to do so..

    I've also have tried the highly raved Nova Launcher, I didn't like it and went back to TW.


  2. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    I am another who feels that TouchWiz does a good job.

    I tried KK Launcher and did not like the loss of some of TW's neat features that are interlaced into the S5's O.S., so I unloaded KK Launcher and went back to TW.

    I did not try Nova Launcher simply because I assumed that the same results would occur as in KKL., it would also loose the neat things I enjoy with TW.

    I do not sense any slowness on the part of TW. I doubt that I could sensibly measure a difference in speed between any of the launchers.

    As in another post I just made, if it is not broken, I don't need to fix it. KISS.
  3. joehornback

    joehornback Well-Known Member

    This feature is really helpful if the caller does not answer, in which usually I send them a text, then all I have to do is touch the message button from this screen and voila. Or touch call again to try them back again and really annoy them :)
  4. shellbell1471

    shellbell1471 Newbie

    Not really impressed with the Fingerprint lock. On iPhone 5s you just pressed, whereas you have to swipe and I don't always get it right as holding phone whilst trying to unlock it ls a nightmare with small hands!
  5. VentureForth

    VentureForth Well-Known Member

    I mean this happens with stupid stuff - for example, my direct dial widget can't seem to remember that it is supposed to use the phone. Seems like it forgets, even if there is no apparent update. Never had this issue with my S3.
  6. dgrobe2112

    dgrobe2112 Android Enthusiast

    KK launcher, and nova, are almost identical. from the menu settings, and windos in that.. to the feel of everything.. so.. if you didnt like KK, you wont like Nova..

    my issues with TW, is that the icons are sooooo huge.. and the app drawer icon, is just as huge.. and its on the right hand side of the screen. i like my app drawer icon in the center.. as has been with every other android phone i have had. again.. to each his own i guess..

    and the folders.. when you create a folder.. its a very ugly icon..
  7. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    Grin..... when your eyes get to be 75 years old, those icons won't look so huge anymore.

    Just today, my eye doctor said "son, you got the makings of some cataracts there".... and I asked, "how long before the surgery is necessary?"

    Things are not as sharp to me as they were 20 or 40 years ago.

    Personally, I don't object to the folders. I like the small outlines. Would rather have a different color than the choices available, but the blue is okay as it shows up okay with my solid black wallpaper.

  8. dgrobe2112

    dgrobe2112 Android Enthusiast

    i completly agree with you.. i wish touchwiz was more customizable.. i would use it.. thats why i like nova and kk.. everything is customizable.. from the grid size on home screen.. to icons, to app drawer grid..
  9. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert

    Been there, done that with both eyes. Was going blind in my left eye. While driving, closing my right eye, with my left eye, I couldn't make out what KIND of car that was passing me on the freeway. Scary! and being legally deaf, even more scary.

    Had cataract surgery and WOW! I could see as soon as they were done! And see normal. Today's modern cataract surgery is indeed the way to go. Go do it!
  10. rawness

    rawness Android Enthusiast

    My single biggest annoyance is the home screen button. Coming from a Galaxy Nexus, I really miss my virtual button, it's ready easier to press
  11. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert

    Virtual is easier... Really???:thinking:
    You can't turn on your phone that way, but you can with the button.
    Much easier to push that anytime you want to go back home instantly too.
    Very easy to get at.
  12. rawness

    rawness Android Enthusiast

    It's much easier to push a virtual home button than a physical one.

    I don't want to turn my phone on that way, and never tried until you mentioned it. I never will again. I'll stick to the button on the side
  13. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert

    I'm just the opposite of you. That is the only button I use to turn the phone on and to get to home screen. I could beat you too, if you want to race. LOL
    Besides, to turn the phone on YOU HAVE TO PUSH a BUTTON on the side or center/bottom!!! ;)
  14. rawness

    rawness Android Enthusiast

    I don't think you get my gripe. I don't mind having to turn on the phone by pushing a real button.

    When I'm in an app, it's noticeably more difficult to get to the home screen with a physical button than it was on with a virtual button as I used to do on galaxy nexus.
  15. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert

    Actually, I don't even see how to go home with a virtual app. Never tried. I find it easy just to push that button to go home, no matter where I'm at in phone.
  16. rawness

    rawness Android Enthusiast

    You'd press the home button, which would still be located in the same position as the physical button on this phone, it's just not a physical button. It would be just like the "back" button and "multitask" button.
  17. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert

    Yeah, I don't see a "virtual" home icon. You could probably easy enough find one in the app store...

    Well, I for one think Samsung got it right with this one. I love it. Never even thought about it until you brought it up... but I still like the physical button.
    Not too late for you to take the phone back if you don't like it and get a phone that has one. Most phones are pretty darn good now days.
  18. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    I much prefer the physical button. It is KISS and it works every time.
  19. rawness

    rawness Android Enthusiast

    Because there isn't one :facepalm:

    They use a physical button instead.

    This isn't something that could be changed with an app, it's the hardware design.

    And no, I won't be returning the phone over a fricking button lol
  20. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert

    Since that back button was an issue for you.... you sure wouldn't want a iPhone 5S as they don't have a back button of any kind, virtual or hardware. ;)
    My wife has the iphone 5S too and I've played with it from time to time and find it frustrating that there is no back button there!

    This is what Stuntman had to say about his work iPhone S5 back button:

  21. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    No 32gb version and VZW version is locked down. Modders are making a brave effort, but likely as futile as Australians charging machine gun nests at Galipoli.
  22. steve392

    steve392 Member

    The pastel colors for the phone and messages drive me nuts. I know there are other launchers and message apps but untill i figure how to get hose downloaded and running right im stuck with these ugly colors.

    When I select previous calls, i can't just call whoever is listed. I have to click on it, then click on the very tiny phone icon, to bring up another window with a larger phone icon for me to finally call someone.

    The home button, if i click it it says to use touchwiz home easy or touchwiz, wtf are these?
  23. dgrobe2112

    dgrobe2112 Android Enthusiast

    totally agree.. colors are hideous..

    totally agree with the calls thing.. however.. there are workarounds.. when your in your call logs.. you can swipe from left to right.. it will auto dial.. you can swipe from right to left.. to message.. i have not used the phone dialer anymore.. i go to contacts.. and search that way..

    for the home button.. you select touchwiz always.. not just once.. should make touchwiz your default home..

    for your other ideas.. there are other launchers.. fully customizable.. i personally like KK launcher.. or Nova.. so much more options there.. i wish touchwiz was more customizable..
  24. dgrobe2112

    dgrobe2112 Android Enthusiast

    i came from a phone that didnt have a home button to wake the phone.. HTC One.. it is much nicer to be able to wake the phone with the home button.. however.. it is to easy to screw up in your pocket... in my pocket.. my phone will wake and screens will move.. or.. icons will move.. apps will open from widgets..

    thats my only complaint.. other than the touchwiz not being able to be modified..
  25. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert

    That has happened to me a couple times too. If you get the flip case, that won't happen. I took mine off, thinking of going back to it for that very reason, to control when and how it opens the screen.

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 was announced in 2014 and was the company's first flagship of the year. The device featured a 5.1-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 16MP primary rear camera.
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