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After hearing numerous complaints, Samsung has brought the mode back with a software update and placed it under the notifications tray as a quick settings toggle which is good because it shows that the Korean company does indeed listen to it’s customers. The update, build build G900FXXU1BOB7 so far has only been released for the G900F variant of the Galaxy S5.
The update is already starting to roll out in the UK, and Malaysia should be getting it very soon.
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Maxis is giving extra offers for this coming Chinese New Year 2015. For Samsung smart phones, they are offering up to RM1,000 off its retail price when you buy it on contract with its MaxisOne Plans. The Galaxy Note 4 which used to be offered from RM1,699 can be yours for RM1,488. For that extra touch of prosperity, Maxis is offering the Galaxy Note 4 in Bronze Gold colour. Meanwhile the Galaxy S5 (also in Gold) is now going for RM788. Other Samsung smart phones on offer also includes the Galaxy Mega 2 for RM188 and the Galaxy Ace Style which is offered for free on contract.
The offer also comes with auspicious golden numbers with double digits and they are tied with 24 months contract of MaxisOne Plan at RM128/month. As usual, there will be upfront payments required which is usually equivalent to 4 months subscription fee. This will be used to rebate back to your month bills.
Samsung is now rolling out its latest Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Galaxy S5 users in Malaysia. This brings the latest usability and performance updates along with its updated TouchWiz UI. The new Lollipop treat was released starting in Poland last month and finally it has arrived in our region.
At time of writing, the update isn’t available through OTA (Over The Air), so you’ll need to download it on a desktop using Samsung Kies 3, which you can download here. After Kies has been installed, just plug in your Galaxy S5 and it should prompt that a new software version is now available (PDA NL3 / CSC: NL3 / Phone: NL1). Take note that you’ll need about 3GB of free space and a full battery charge before you can proceed with the update.
Head on over to a Celcom Blue Cube to get a new smartphone, you can now enjoy absolutely no upfront payment with Celcom’s unique Easy Payment Plan.
With Celcom’s Easy Payment Plan, you can take home any one of these devices now and choose to pay in either 12 or 24 months installments:
1. Huawei Ascend P7
2. Samsung Galaxy S5
3. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
4. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite
5. BlackBerry Z3
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Want to own a Samsung Galaxy S5 (Buy Now), Maxis is making it easier for you to make the jump. Originally priced at RM2,399, the Galaxy S5 is now cheaper outright at RM2,149. For those who prefer to get it on contract, Maxis is giving you an extra RM300 off and now they are accepting trade-ins of your existing phone.
Like its recent smart phone offering, the Galaxy S5 is bundled with MaxisOne Plan that offers limitless talk and SMS. Depending on what smart phones you’re currently using, Maxis is offering up to RM1,000 in value (iPhone 5) and the Galaxy S5 can be yours for just RM199 (with 24 months contract).
Smart phone these days are getting bigger in size and so is their appetite for power. If you glance at today’s flagship models, most of them are having batteries with an average of 3,000mAh capacities. Just two years ago, these are considered huge like the Motorola RAZR Maxx and the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Obviously with a larger battery, it takes longer to charge your smart phone up to 100%.
To address your waiting time problems, the new Oppo Find 7 comes with a unique charging feature called VOOC. This is their proprietary rapid charging technology which charges up 4X faster than conventional chargers. According to Oppo, it is capable of getting you from 0% to 75% battery life in just 30 minutes, while a quick 5 minutes charge is sufficient enough to supply 2 hours of talk time. To enable VOOC charging, you’ll need to charge the Find 7 with a special VOOC charger that comes with an integrated 7-pin microUSB cable.
On most smart phones, you’ll normally get a “fast charger” that pushes an output of 2.0 Amps. For VOOC, its charger pushes an epic max output of 4.5 Amps. That’s more than double and Oppo reckons that they have implemented its necessary fail safe protection layers to avoid overheating, overloading and long term battery degradation. When plugged in, the charger won’t charge 4.5 Amps throughout as it takes a multi-step approach as the battery level increases. This means it will charges up fairly quickly from 0% and then gradually slows down to 3.5A, followed by 2.0A and eventually to 1.0A as the battery is near to a full charge. To find out if VOOC is any better than other smart phone chargers, we’ve compared it against the Samsung Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2 and the Redmi Note.
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The latest Android 4.4.3 update is now available for the latest range of Moto and Nexus devices. For other Android devices, it usually take months as each manufacturer had to rework based on their customised skin and UI features.
Now an alleged leak suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be getting the update within this month. The document which lists out a software update test report has listed both SM-G900F and SM-G900H with June as the ETA date for the latest Android 4.4.3 update. For Malaysia, we are having the SM-G900F unit which is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S4 4G LTE-A edition (GT-i9506) is listed as well with July as the targeted date. If this is true, we can expect both Galaxy S4 models (GT-i9500 and GT-i9505) in Malaysia to receive the update shortly after that. For now the so called leak has yet to be verified but since Android 4.4.3 is just a minor update, rolling out should be easier compared to major upgrades from (4.3) Jelly Bean to (4.4.2) KitKat
The Samsung Galaxy S5 now comes with more colours with the arrival of its Copper Gold and Electric Blue units. When it was launched in Malaysia last month, the water resistant flagship device was only sold in Shimmery White and Charcoal Black. The retail price remains unchanged at RM2,399 which comes with 16GB of on-board storage and support for 4G LTE.
To recap the specs, the Galaxy S5 comes with a 5.1″ Full HD Super AMOLED display and is powered by a 2.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB of RAM. If the on-board 16GB storage isn’t enough, there’s a microSD card slot which supports up to 128GB. The spec list continues with a 16MP rear camera with 4K video recording support, front facing 2MP camera, 2,800mAh capacity battery, a fingerprint scanner and a built-in heart rate sensor at the rear.
If you’re interesting to swap your existing phone for the Galaxy S5, Samsung Malaysia is offering extra RM200 off on top of your existing smart phone trade-in value. This special trade-in offer is applicable at participating Samsung authorised dealers from now until 31st May.
You can check out all 4 colours in our Galaxy S5 Hands-on post over here.
If you’re still contemplating to switch to a brand new Galaxy S5, Samsung Malaysia is giving additional RM200 off when you trade-in your existing phone at participating Samsung authorised dealers. The RM200 discount is given on top of the value of your phone. So this means if you bring a device that’s worth RM500, you get a total of RM700 off your new Galaxy S5 purchase after trade-in. The offer is valid for one device per customer and you are not allowed to bring in multiple device to gain additional discount. The value of your device will be determined by the dealer on the spot.
U Mobile too is also offering an extra RM200 off where the Galaxy S5 can be yours from as low as RM355 with its Standard Chartered credit card promo. They could be riding on the same deal as both U Mobile and Samsung Malaysia are having this trade-in promo until 31st May.
You can check out the Samsung Malaysia Trade-in T&C here.
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U Mobile currently has the best device deal with the Galaxy S5 being offered as low as RM555. What’s more appealing is you don’t need to place a hefty upfront payment if you sign up with auto-billing on their U88 and UPlus plans. Now the deal is even sweeter if you have an old phone lying around as U Mobile is giving additional RM200 off for phone trade-ins. They didn’t mention specific trade-in models and it appears to be open to any device with a valid IMEI number.
The Galaxy S5 is offered on its U58, U88 and UPlus plans at RM1,699, RM1,499 and RM999 respectively with 24 months contract. The RM555 price is eligible for those who sign up together with a new Standard Chartered JustOne Platinum credit card on UPlus Plan. With the RM200 trade-in offer, this will make it effectively RM1,499 on U58, RM1,299 on U88 and RM799 on UPlus. With the Standard Chartered offer, that’s RM355 with the extra trade-in discount. You can check out the full plan details here.
If you plan to get a Galaxy S5 on U Mobile, it is time to dig around for that unused phone to redeem extra RM200 off. Note that the trade-in offer is valid until 31st May. Visit U Mobile’s Galaxy S5 page for more info.