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Originally Posted by Xeio View Post

Well, S5 is only possibly getting Marshmallow... eventually. tongue.gif

Also, I see slowdown all the time on my phone after a week or two of uptime. Browser/Youtube/Pandora/Twitch/Email (not much in the way of games usually). I think it's a memory bloat issue as it gets slightly better if I clear all apps from recent. It's not really a huge issue, but I wouldn't mind getting rid of it and usually a phone upgrade makes everything feel snappy and new regardless.

Updates are super slow with Samsung. That is my biggest problem with them.
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What are you guys using your phone for wow? Im sure S5 is still super fast... dang im having a s2x and its still do the job for texting, calling, games like candy crush, etc
Its just for epeen?

The S5 is still good, no doubt. I am personally looking for a new phone because my wife broke hers yet again, so I'm giving her mine. The iphone 7 is probably getting released after summer so the S7 Edge might be the best option for me.
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Updates are super slow with Samsung. That is my biggest problem with them.
I was sooo tempted to jump ship to the Nexus line after the S6 cut most of the stuff I liked, with that as a huge positive...

And then Google made the horrible decision to cut wireless charging. *sigh*
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I have an s5 active too. Not sure why I got it. What is it you like about the active part? I ended up not using any of those additional features. I can't take my phone with me in the gym because people are pervs and no phones allowed anymore.
I like the ruggedness I have problems holding things due to nerve damage and I like the fact the active button can be mapped to do certain things. My wife is pregnant and we will be taking a daughter to the pool a year or so after she is born. I will be taking photos with my active and not have to worry about it being dropped in the water. Last summer I was at the pool and a guy dropped his Iphone 5 in the pool felt so bad for him.
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Still on an S4... I honestly cannot see the reasoning to purchase a Galaxy phone unless this one breaks.
The tech is cool though. Wondering how durable it is? My S4 forgoes a case and has been dropped on a variety of surfaces quite a bit. Just knocks along the outer edge of the device.

Mate, seriously! I'm still rocking my S4, Marshmallow, 2-3 days of battery, super snappy, MicroSD, LTE, dropped it millions of time, the phone is bulletproof. I'd be nice to get a better camera since the camera is at best meh, but I'll keep it till it dies.
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I still have a special place in my heart for the S4. It was a fantastic phone when I had it.

Of course, with my Note 4... I just don't feel the need to upgrade. It just does everything so well already.
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I'd love to get an S7 Edge but my Note 5 is great and should last me at least another year or so.
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Mate, seriously! I'm still rocking my S4, Marshmallow, 2-3 days of battery, super snappy, MicroSD, LTE, dropped it millions of time, the phone is bulletproof. I'd be nice to get a better camera since the camera is at best meh, but I'll keep it till it dies.

ya Id like a reason to upgrade ... Really like to get a new phone but this one still does the job... dont really want to pay 700 for something that just gives me a little bigger screen ...
    
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I moved from an S2 to the Nexus 4 in 2012, which was an amazing phone and deal at the time for those (especially for those who wanted nothing to do with contracts). I've dropped this phone must be over 50 times and not a scratch, dropped it in water twice including a boiling pan of pasta where it was submerged for over 10 seconds and not a single thing was wrong after powering it off and leaving it to dry for 2 hours, battery still lasts at least 24 hours in most days, plays all the latest games still.

Haven't really felt like it's worth upgrading until maybe the last few weeks where its randomly restarted a couple of times so now I'm thinking of getting a new phone. Don't think they have top of the range phones at £279 anymore though, even Google aren't into making amazingly affordable top of the range phones anymore, the S7 maybe a contender but can I justify £550-600 for a mobile :|
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If anyone's interested in pics, my store already got one phone unit in for demos.

http://imgur.com/a/9712u

Here's a link with pictures of the unit and the box. Clearly has the Snapdragon 820
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