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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dingdong347, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. dingdong347

    dingdong347 Lurker
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    Cant wait to change back to iphone samsungs are a load of crap

  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    So you aren't asking for help or advice, just wanted to say that you don't like the low-end Samsung you bought?

    Well, fair enough. If it's just that it works differently then that might change when you learn how to use it (different platforms do things in different ways, and it's normal when adjusting to get frustrated by the things that don't work the way you expect before you discover the things you can do more easily). If it's the hardware then you are comparing a cheap Samsung to a much more expensive iPhone, and to hit that price you should have expected there to be compromises (that's true whichever J5 model you bought, but they have used that name several times and the earlier ones were even cheaper than the latest). If it's that you can't find particular apps, then you may be able to find alternatives if you look through the Play Store.

    If you just wanted to vent, that's fine, but I doubt Samsung will notice or care.
  3. dingdong347

    dingdong347 Lurker
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    Its not that. Its very slow is always freezing and telling me i am running out of space when i have an SD card. So i have to delete some apps. Also tells me slow charging to use original charger and have used the charger it came with all the time its very frustrating so if you can help wiith any of the above. Thanks
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  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Well an iPhone would save you any SD card problems, it can't use them! :D However an new iPhone would cost you a heck of a lot more than a lowly Samsung Galaxy J5.

    What after-market chargers have to you tried? Like if they don't supply enough current, especially cheapo ones, then it would tell you it's slow charging. I believe good quality 2A capable chargers should be OK though.
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  5. Deleted User

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    Fair point about the SD card, I still don't think Android has this sorted out properly.
    But yes, comparison of these two devices isn't fair in terms of hardware, and the price differential is immense.
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  6. Hadron

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    The space thing is because internal storage and SD are different. By default apps install only to internal storage, and their data also live there. SD is really for media storage (it's both slower and less reliable than internal storage), so while it's useful to have it isn't really a substitute for having a decent amount of internal storage. And when you use the internal storage up you will get that message no matter how much space is on SD.

    So, what can you do about it? First, if you are currently keeping media on the internal storage, move them to SD. Note that "/sdcard" is really internal storage - I don't know what your phone will call the real SD card, might be sdcard1, or extsd, but /sdcard and sdcard0 are internal storage pretending to be SD (it's historical, comes from Google not wanting to break old, badly-coded apps, and frankly I think they should have just forced lazy developers to update rather than adopt these confusing names). Your camera app should have a setting to let you choose where it stores things, and the file browser (My Files I think Samsung call theirs) should let you move other stuff.

    Secondly, there is an option to partially move apps to SD. Go into settings, app manager, downloaded, select an app and see whether you have a button to move it to SD. You can't move pre-installed apps, and some user-installed apps won't let you either (it's up to the developer), but this will free some internal space by moving parts of the app to SD (not app data, but as SD is slower that wouldn't be ideal anyway).

    Finally, if there are pre-installed apps you don't use (make sure you know they aren't needed) which have had updates or saved data you can free some space by clearing their data, uninstalling updates to them and disabling them. You can do this by going to settings, app manager, all, selecting the app and then using the buttons there. If you don't know what an app does don't just assume you don't need it (it should stop you disabling really crucial things, but you could delete data you might not have wanted to).

    Freezing might be if you are really short of space. Slow is possibly limits of the hardware, though with more space and maybe some junk disabled it may improve. For the charger, try another cable - I've had experience of defective cables causing phones to charge very slowly even from high power chargers.
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  7. david nist

    david nist Newbie

    You're an iPhone!
  8. david nist

    david nist Newbie

    USB cable length should be factored in as well.

    3ft is the longest cable I'd ever recommend you use, the shorter the better.

    Although most Samsung chargers look the same, they aren't.

    I have a 1.7 and a 2.0

    Charging times vary, but after a few trial runs, I found my optimum to be:

    2.0 - fastest / 1ft. or 3ft / same
    1.7 - 22% slower - 1ft / 39% slower - 3ft

    Hope this helps.

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  9. dingdong347

    dingdong347 Lurker
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    Very funny
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  10. david nist

    david nist Newbie

    It was a leedle bit funny, rite?

    Any luck with the charger issue?

    I once had a 6 ft. cable at work that ran from the outlet, up through the backside of the desk then up the cube and into my laptop.

    Danged thing nearly took all day to charge, and if I took the phone out at lunch, it would only reach @ 90% capacity when I left for the day.

    At home, using a charger which I mistook as being the same I had at work, had it fully charged from a flat state in just over 2 hours.

    w/o fast charge.


    So after fiddlin' some, I discovered two things.

    1. Never assume two identically purchased items are alike.

    2. USB cable length plays a part in battery charging times.

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  11. WebWolfHound

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    I have been through several chargers and cables while trying to find suitable connections for my 5yo's Lenovo tablet and what a mess! I tried all the stuff on my Samsung J5 too and several times hit the "original equipment" messages. I use expensive leads and find no difference with cheap versions: all either work or do not. The 2mA chargers I bought are just as likely as 1mA to cause "slow charging" and original Samsung equipment does not always cure the problem. I think the phone charge manager is sometimes at fault.

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