Series: For Dummies
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (June 3, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (165 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #89,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #58 in Books > Computers & Technology > Mobile Phones, Tablets & E-Readers > Handheld & Mobile Devices #1257 in Books > Textbooks > Computer Science
A big help...took the mystique out of the device. I am old and slow, and made a leap from a primitive 'flip phone' to the Galaxy S 5, and while some of the changes seemed huge at the outset, Dummies helped get me through those changes in a logical manner. Well done.
I'm still in the process of trying to get the most out of my phone so I'm still reading this book. I have found it very helpful I can go back and reread what I don't understand. The book is written for people like me that don't have a great knowledge about electronic devices but really want to learn. I would recommend this book to help learn a new skill, learning how to use a new phone!!
Seems odd -- Smart phones for dummies. I am not a techie, but I like the features of smart phones. Bill Hughes does a great job of explaining this beautiful phone for people like me. I am not a beginner nor an expert; I just want to get better use out of this amazing machine.
I liked the book especially since I am new to the smart phone. I purchased the Kindle version and the only complaint I have is that it is impossible to read the illustrations. I tried stretching the page but it does not stretch enough to be able to make out what the illustrations are trying to show. I have read other kindle books with referenced illustrations and the illustrations are large enough to be useful.I HAVE A CORRECTION TO MAKE ON MY EARLIER REVIEW...IF YOU PLACE YOUR FINGER ON THE ILLUSTRATION AND PRESS... ANOTHER OPTION POPS UP WITH THE CHOICES OF (NOTE OR HIGHLIGHT OR ZOOM) AND NOW YOU CAN ZOOM THE ILLUSTRATION AND VIEW IT IN A LARGER FORMAT.
This is another beneficial Dummies title for those people who got a new Samsung Galaxy S5, and either have very little idea or want to know how to get the very best from their new smart phone.The does not assume any fore knowledge of the topic at hand. There the step by step process of set up the phone just the way you want it. It enables the user to from ‘A to B’ in terms of usage from the basic abilities. To being able to sync up with your WIFI printer through to more convoluted technology such as using Air Browse, S Health app, Activity tracker, mobile office apps, plus using the rather good camera/videoing capabilities.This is a book that you can take at your own pace and zero in on the matters of most relevance to you. You are able to dip into as and when required. You take this guide at your own pace. This book contains a good selection of the best hints and tips to squeeze as much as you can from the phone.As with all Dummies titles the simple ethos is to give the reader a simple frame work with layperson terms to work through and making the text and the information as reader friendly as it can.The Samsung Galaxy S5 is, for me anyway a complex smartphone, and this title helps me to utilize its potential and not feel intimidated, hence a recommended Dummies edition that delivers.
Excellent guide for the Galaxy S5, easy to use, good graphics & photos
Very comprehensive. You wont believe how much the S5 is capable of.
This book serves as a basic introduction to first-time S5 users...in most cases it simply tells what various features are rather than how to set them up and use them. There are a few areas where the author goes into more detail, for example phone security. In other areas details are lacking. So as the 3 stars rating ("It's OK") suggests, I am not wildly enthusiastic about it. I also bought 2 other books--Hughes "Help Me! Guide to the Galaxy S5" and Halbert's "Samsung Galaxy S5: The 100% unofficial User Guide". I'm hoping between the three of them I can learn how to take advantage of at least most of what the GS5 has to offer. Honestly, most of what I've learned has been through Youtube video tutorials...and they are free.
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