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Samsung Galaxy S5: My First Week
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Eric Zeman
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Eric Zeman,
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4/21/2014 | 8:44:01 AM
Re: Waterproof: Why only 30 minutes?
It has to do with how the "IP" system works. The Galaxy S5 has an IP (ingress protection) rating of 67. The first number applies to protection from solid objects, including dust and dirt. The second number applies to protection from liquid or water. The higher the number, the better the protection. The "6" in the GS5's IP rating means it is totally protected from invasion by solid objects. The "7" in the GS5's IP rating is the second highest, and means it can withstand up to 30 minutes in 1 meter of water. The variables are based on the pressure of the water at that depth. The longer and deeper the device is submerged, the more likely water is to seep in. An IP rating of 68 (the highest possible) would mean the device could withstand much longer submersion times at much greater depths. in order to earn that rating, however, Samsung would need to build a more ruggedized housing that can be entirely sealed. 
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
User Rank: Ninja
4/21/2014 | 1:47:51 AM
Waterproof: Why only 30 minutes?
Brian, 

"I wonder why the phone can only remain waterproof for 30-minutes."

I would like to know more details about this, too. Although as you said, even a one minute window to let you rescue your phone is enough. 

-Susan
Brian.Dean
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Brian.Dean,
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4/20/2014 | 6:13:16 PM
Re: Great phone but battery still not enough.
Data (from Settings>More>Battery) might prove valuable and could help determine which app or function is not allowing the phone to last a complete day's work. At the end of the day, a battery cannot exceed its mAh and I guess we all are waiting for better battery technology that makes our mobile devices a bit more mobile.
Brian.Dean
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Brian.Dean,
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4/20/2014 | 5:53:47 PM
Re: I love my S5
Seems like a good solid phone all-around with a massive camera. I wonder why the phone can only remain waterproof for 30-minutes. Either way, even a 1 minute window of water resistances can save many beloved phones and users from problems. 
MarkO329
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MarkO329,
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4/20/2014 | 6:11:06 AM
Re: Great phone but battery still not enough.
My S5 went 1 day 4 hours the other day before i put it on charge and even then it had 12% battery to go, i don't know what you're doing wrong.
sirdevan
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sirdevan,
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4/19/2014 | 5:31:05 PM
Great phone but battery still not enough.
I went from the S3 to the S5 and was so tired of the battery dying 4 hours before bed. I thought with the s4 being 20% better battery and the S5 being 30% I would be very happy. Nope still dies about the same time with my usage. Granted yes I know I can turn off bluetooth and WiFi and GPS but I want all of those features on. Why would I buy a phone with tons of features just to disable them? So I am happy. Even typing I'm happier. It's easier to type, I think the battery is the only thing I'm disappointed in?
mrbofus
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mrbofus,
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4/19/2014 | 10:57:34 AM
Re: I love my S5
How could you have been using an HTC One for several years?!?  It came out in March 2013, 13 months ago.  Even if you're talking about the HTC One series (HTC One X, HTC One S, HTC One V, etc...) those first came out in 2012.  
JeffT543
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JeffT543,
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4/19/2014 | 10:37:55 AM
I love my S5
Love my Galaxy S5 I received my 5 about a week ago after using an HTC One for several years. I think the best thing I can say is there isn't one thing that bugs me about the phone. It's screen and UI are fantastic. The battery life is great. The UX / Flow of how things work on the phone are just so much nicer. Many of the reasons I love it are very subtle, but I guess the bottom line for me is that it's just "right". I basically couldn't ask for anything more (at least for now).
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