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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JonML, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. JonML

    JonML Lurker
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    I am considering getting an S5 because the price is right - as opposed to getting a new budget phone, like the BLU One Life X. Will the older S5 (which has similar RAM, storage as the One Life X) still be able to run today's apps given the older OS (or not be able to for any other reason)?


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  2. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    My Galaxy S5 is running the latest stock Marshmallow firmware from Samsung and there is no problem running any of the apps that have been updated for Marshmallow, Android 6.0.1. It is very doubtful that Samsung will release Android 7.0, Nougat for the S5 and you will need to root your phone and install a custom Nougat ROM when they become available.
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  3. guccisockss

    guccisockss Lurker

    I love my S5. I still feel it is one of the best phones ever made.
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  4. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    ditto what IronAss says.

    My S5 updated to MM a few days ago, and so far, I have only had one heart ache with it.

    one app updated and changed from "free" to a monthly subscription.

    I need to find the .apk that I have stored "somewhere", and delete the new app, and put the old one back on.
  5. victek

    victek Android Enthusiast

    I've had my S5 since it was first released and it continues to work well. One of the big pluses is you can change the battery which I've done a couple of times. It also runs Android 6.0.1 perfectly (Verizon version). So far I can't find a compelling reason to get a different phone.
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The Samsung Galaxy S5 release date was April 2014. Features and Specs include a 5.1" inch screen, 16MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 801 processor, and 2800mAh battery.

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