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Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 hit the market in April of 2014. The Galaxy S5 featured a 5.1-inch FHD Super AMOLED display with Android technology and improved camera functions. While Samsung claims the Galaxy S5 is both dust and water resistant, accidents still happen. If your Samsung Galaxy S5 is suffering from a shattered screen, broken LCD, water damage, malfunctioning buttons, a dead battery, or another common problem, utilize Cell Phone Repair’s step-by-step repair guides below. With the help of CPR’s do-it-yourself repair guides, you can troubleshoot and repair some of the most common Samsung Galaxy S5 issues on your own! If you feel the damage to your Galaxy S5 is extensive or beyond what you can handle, contact your local Cell Phone Repair store for same day repair services and affordable prices. Our expert technicians will have your Samsung Galaxy S5 working as good as new before you know it.
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Battery Replacement Guide

In February of 2014, Samsung Electronics released their immediate successor to the Galaxy S4, the innovative Galaxy S5. With it’s improved exoskeleton to withstand dust and repel water, the Samsung Galaxy S5 redefined the user experience based on a survey conducted by Fortune. Aside from sleek appearances and an enhanced camera, consumers are most concerned with improved battery life. To lengthen the life of your Samsung Galaxy S5, learn more about its battery life, capacity, replacements costs and how to repair the battery yourself below.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Battery Wiki

The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes fully equipped with a 2800 mAh battery that has an ultra power saving mode, when enabled, and can last for an additional 24 hours while in standby mode and only 10% battery remaining. Samsung also bulked up the S5 battery by incorporating the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, but without using any of the power-saving skills, you’ll only get a day and a half out of the phone with moderate usage. Learning more about the S5 battery life will help you know when to replace it, utilizing your warranty, and how to monitor drainage.

Battery Life: How Often to Replace and Samsung Warranty Details

Every smartphone owner has accepted the reality that your phone battery is unlikely to last a full day with consistent use. The reality is, the more we use Wi-Fi, apps, and mobile data, the quicker our battery drains. One of the key features Samsung built into the Galaxy S5 is its removable plastic casing that makes it easy to access and replace your battery and the memory. When your S5 battery is malfunctioning, you can easily replace your battery. This comes in handy if you don’t have access to a charger. Having the ability to carry replacement batteries for your S5 gives owners the ability to go several days or even weeks without ever being connected to a charger.

If your Galaxy S5 is not retaining its battery life even after a complete charge, it’s time for a Samsung Galaxy S5 battery replacement or repair. Even with the S5 being one of the first Galaxy smartphones to receive Android Lollipop, an update that brought material designs, an enhanced lock screen, and enhanced battery performance, there are still flaws in the S5 battery life. Samsung backs the Galaxy S5 with a 1-year parts and labor warranty, but after that has expired expect to pay full retail price for repairs or upgrades.

Battery Capacity: How Long the Charge Lasts

The Galaxy S5 battery is backed by the energy-efficient Qualcomm chip that has helped the S5 reach the best-ever score of 17 hours and 30 minutes. That should easily last you an entire day of moderate to heavy usage. If you’re concerned about potentially running out of battery, the new ultra power saving mode helps control the processor and screen. The power saving mode also limits the CPU frequency, disables non-essential services like Bluetooth, and turns the screen grayscale to conserve energy. Samsung states that the S5 can last up to 24 hours even when down to just 10% battery or less. If external battery packs are out of the question, then purchasing a new battery for the right price is your best available option.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Battery Replacement Cost

If you decide to purchase a new Samsung Galaxy S5 battery online, we recommend choosing from Walmart, Shopandroid or Amazon based on affordability and authenticity. Keep in mind that if you decide to purchase a new S5 replacement battery from these online marketplaces, you’ll have to replace it on your own.

  • Walmart currently sells the replacement battery for, $13.95.
  • Shopandroid currently sells the replacement battery kit for, $47.95
  • Amazon currently sells the battery for, $7.58.

Samsung Official Service

If you decide to buy a replacement battery directly from the manufacturer, Samsung currently sells the replacement battery for, $22.59 (labor not included).

Some Competitors of CPR

At uBreakiFix, they’re currently charging $29.99 plus a 90-day warranty to replace your S5 battery with a turn around time of about five minutes.

CPR Service

When you decide to team up with the expert technicians of CPR Cell Phone Repair to replace your Galaxy S5 battery, you’ll be looking at spending around $35.00. You’ll also be provided with a limited lifetime warranty on all parts and labor associated with your repair.

How to Replace Galaxy S5 Battery – DIY Guide

If you decide to replace your Samsung Galaxy S5 battery yourself, you’ll need a few tools mentioned below.

Step 1: The Rear Case

Carefully insert your plastic opening tool into the divot on the left side of the rear-facing camera. Then slowly pry and twist the flexible rear cover off the back of your S5.

Step 2: The Battery

Gently insert your plastic opening tool into the recess located in the bottom right corner of the battery and simply lift up and remove the battery. To replace the battery, simply follow these steps in reverse order.

To ensure your Samsung Galaxy S5 battery is replaced by the most professional technicians with the highest quality parts, you can rely on the technicians at CPR Cell Phone Repair. To learn more about Samsung Galaxy S5 repairs (including battery, screen, etc.), please contact your local CPR store today!

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Screen Replacement Guide

Don’t know where to begin with Samsung Galaxy S5 screen replacement? After you’ve broken your glass display and/or the LCD beneath, figuring out an expedient repair becomes a priority. The best place to start is with consideration of your manufacturer; we’ve outlined that step below, as well as the options that come next.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Screen Warranty

In the United States, Samsung promises a standard one-year warranty for all devices, including the Galaxy S5. And unlike Apple, the warranty includes one occurrence of accidental damage such as dropping your phone and cracking the screen. That means Galaxy S5 LCD replacement would be free at a Samsung store in the United States.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Screen Replacement Cost

The cost for Samsung Galaxy S5 screen repair will depend on several factors, including the above-mentioned warranties that might be in place. It’s always best to contact a store that represents your device manufacturer first. In this case, that would be a certified Samsung dealer. Next, gather a few comparison costs for S5 glass repair at other locations. Here’s our comparison (out of warranty):

  • Official Samsung Store:

At Samsung locations in the U.S., you can have a warranty fulfilled or pay for the repair out of warranty, which will cost you around $149. If you opt to send in a repair request through the mail, the cost is the same but it will take a minimum of seven business days to complete.

  • Repairs Universe:

Third party repair services such as Repairs Universe are not always available for in-person repair. They will estimate your repair but may add to that estimate and potentially delay the return of your device. Samsung Galaxy glass repair starts at around $100.

  • CPR Cell Phone Repair:

CPR offers quick and affordable repair in store or through the mail. In store, the Galaxy S5 glass replacement could take as little as under an hour. The cost will vary by store, each of which may have different coupons and specials. You’ll also get a limited lifetime warranty on the replacement of your Galaxy S5 display.

How to Replace a Samsung Galaxy S5 Screen (DIY Guide)

Replacing a Galaxy S5 display yourself can be tricky and result in further device damage. In addition, any prior warranty will be nullified. If it’s still your intention to try a DIY fix, take these steps:

  1. Power off the phone.
  2. Remove back plate using your fingernail (or a spudger if need be).
  3. Pop the battery out in the same way, using a fingernail or spudger.
  4. Press and then release the microSD and the SIM card to eject each.
  5. Pry up the midframe connector panel, then the home button connector cable.
  6. Using a heatgun on the lowest setting or a blow dryer, heat up the front face (the glass side). Wave the heat gun or dryer in circular motions a few inches from the phone to melt the adhesive that holds the glass in place. Be careful not to heat the phone up too much or you can damage the digitizer. If you start to see discoloration, cease heat immediately.
  7. Starting at the top and working your way around, separate the glass from the phone with a plastic spudger. Add heat when necessary. Gently loosen any connector cables adhered between the display and casing.
  8. Place plastic pics in the separated edges. Pry slowly or you could shatter the glass further. To protect yourself, you can wear safety goggles and layer a few pieces of packing tape over the screen to keep it together.
  9. Be careful not to lose the two touch buttons on the bottom of the phone. They need to be removed prior to lifting the glass.
  10. With the glass gone, you’ll be left with the adhesive residue on the digitizer. Clean with lens cleaner and a lint-free cloth. Do not press too hard.
  11. Press the new adhesive around the edges of the device or use LOCA glue. Gently place the new glass on the adhesive.
  12. Put the SIM card and battery back in place.
  13. Turn your device back on to test that everything is working properly. If it isn’t, seek help from a repair professional.

How to Protect Your Galaxy S5 Screen

If your screen breaks once, it’s bound to happen again, right? Wrong! Needing repair of any kind on your trusty Samsung Galaxy screen might be avoided completely through these methods:

  • Phone Case

Slipping your smartphone into a case means that it’s completely encompassed by a protective suit of technological armor. Whether leather, cloth, plastic, or a combination of these, a case can allow for better storage and transportation. Throwing your phone into a backpack or purse in its case is a lot less of a hazard from keys, hard impacts, etc.

  • Galaxy S5 Screen Protector

Some users become frustrated with the inconvenience of a phone case, having to unleash the device every time a text vibrates or a call rings through playing “Uptown Funk” in the middle of a crowd. Or, if your case simply surrounds the edges, having to worry about the exposed screen is still a problem. For those users, investing in a screen protector might be the way to go. It’s usually a plastic film or solid plastic shield that acts as an extra screen layer.

Experts from Phone Arena tend to recommend Spigen SLIM which boasts a 9H durability and no interference to touchscreen responsiveness. Of course, at $27.95 it’s a bit “Steep! But that’s Spigen for you.” If you want something a little bit less pricey, try the Tech Armor Ballistic Glass, which is described as “bubble-free with an easy install and perfect fit.”

Whether it’s time to administer CPR and repair your broken Samsung Galaxy S5 or you want to ensure that your phone is protected with the latest accessories, Cell Phone Repair technicians are a phone call away! There are also over 500 store locations across the United States and Canada, ensuring convenience for a face-to-face conversation about your specific repair needs. Stop by for a free diagnosis and repair estimate today!

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The Limited Lifetime Warranty

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In addition to being able to repair nearly any small electronic gadget that comes through our doors, and being able to complete most repairs in less than two hours, we also guarantee the quality of our workmanship and the quality of our parts for a full 6 months!

What does it mean for you?

If, at any time during our limited lifetime warranty period, the original repair fails because of the quality of the part we installed or the workmanship in repairing the device, we will fix it for FREE. No questions asked. Can’t beat a guarantee like that!

All CPR Stores are independently owned and operated. As such, not all stores may offer the same warranty.