The Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone has proved to be quite popular. Among its many great features is a thing called the “Download Booster.” This feature enabled Galaxy S5 users to download large files using cellular data networks and WiFi connections. The combined use of the two connections made it possible to download files faster.
Now, reports are emerging that 3 carriers selling the phones have disabled this crucial feature. These are AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. T-Mobile is the only cellular company still allowing users to enjoy the use of the feature. For AT&T, subscribers have noticed that they no longer have the feature on any of the settings and there is also no option available to add it on to the list of features on the phone. Sprint and Verizon are also the same.
Beauty of the Samsung Galaxy S5 phone
The Samsung Galaxy S5 uses the android 4.4.2 Kitkat in combination with the company’s TouchWiz UI. It has been a great improvement from the S4 that was criticized for having a lot of gimmicky features that were of little or no use to owners of the phone. The S5 has improved core features that ensure the handset is useful in day to day activities.
The device also has good security features such as a built-in finger print scanner installed in the home button. It also provides users with a camera with camera autofocus that is quite fast which is a boon for people that enjoy taking photos with their smart phones. The phone’s display is quite nice as it offers 1.920 x 1,080 – pixel resolution. This means that watching videos and looking at images is a joy for users as they virtually pop out at you from the screen.
The S5 also makes it easy to flip through menus when selecting various apps, movies and games. The battery is amazing as it lasts quite long and the phone also has a great ultra power saving mode that help tremendously in saving energy. With all these features and more, the phone has been quite popular with users. It’s unfortunate that carriers such as AT&T, Sprint and Verizon have to spoil the party by disabling an important feature such as the download booster.