Now considering pre-ordering the phone for the VR goodies. Not sure whether to do it through Best Buy or AT&T since they have different promos. Will have to visit both stores this weekend to see what's the best deal.
Originally Posted by budgetgamer120
Grr.... no camera upgrade
Camera upgrade came in software/post-processing. It's now basically using a similar technique akin to the Pixel, where the camera is constantly taking photos and saves the best for you. The camera/sensor is still one of the best in the market, so it may not even have been worth it to invest in an incremental improvement for the camera/sensor. I'd rather have a refinement in both hardware and software instead of the software always being buggy despite the good hardware.
Originally Posted by thebski
I need to learn how to do all that. I am still on a Note 4 and really need a new phone soon. I have a hard time getting excited about any other phone, but the software bloat is a massive turnoff for me and the one thing I hate about my Note 4.
Rooting was as easy as installing an app, pressing a button and rebooting my phone.
Of course, rooting method will differ from device to device, but that's about as easy as it gets.
Once rooted, you can install apps that allow you to delete or freeze bloatware. Another option would be to just load a custom ROM that doesn't have all the bloatware in the first place and is usually optimized to give you better battery life and slightly faster performance (depends on developers).
The XDA forums have step-by-step guides on how to do these things, so the most complicated part is actually reading through all the posts so you get an understanding of what you're doing or just follow them if that is what you fancy.
Originally Posted by DzillaXx
Eh, I actually hate the physical home buttom. And while I do wish they kept the fingerprint scanner up front, it sucked being on the home button.
Why? you may ask.
My Phone would try to log in while in my pocket. Sometimes I would pull it out and it would be locked up for an hour. And for some odd reason you can not turn that security option off. As I would love to go back to using it, but when you work out in the field you need to be able to access your phone. I don't need the failed password attempt time restrictions forced on me. Getting rid of the crappy physical home and very crappy touch buttons to the side of it was the best thing Sammy could have done.
I always hated how the Home button would wake up the device. After rooting and loading a custom ROM, I was able to disable having my S5 wake up from any home button presses, remove annoying pop ups regarding the battery cover or USB flap and change the look/colors of the top bar and notification screen. Thankfully the devs made it easy by baking most of these features into the ROM by default or changing the settings through one app.