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Gold Galaxy S5, Joseph Graham 2017

I bought this phone late 2016, choosing it because:

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Like Samsung phones I've owned previously, I found it easy to flash the new operating system on it.

In addition to installing LineageOS, I updated the modem firmware, following the instructions here: https://ohthehugemanatee.org/blog/2015/04/04/how-and-why-to-update-the-modem-slash-baseband-firmware-on-a-samsung-phone/. In the heimdall command I had to use --MODEM instead of --MDM.

Good things about this phone include:

Of course I didn't install the proprietary "Gapps", and instead used options from F-Droid. My favourite apps are:

Specs

Model: Samsung Galaxy S5, gold
Processor: Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
RAM: 2 GiB
Storage: 12GB internal
SD card expansion possible
Connectivity: top: audio headphone jack, 3.5mm
bottom: microusb port
Camera: Primary: 16 MP, f/2.2, 31mm, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Secondary: 2 MP, f/2.4, 22mm
Screen 5.1 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels
Dimensions: width: 72.5mm
height: 142mm
depth: 8.1mm
Full specs: Samsung Galaxy S5 - Full phone specifications

Article Copyright 2017 Joseph Graham

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