Paperback: 560 pages
Publisher: Que Publishing; 1 edition (October 12, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.2 x 9.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
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One thing to note before you consider your purchase is that Que has two books covering the Galaxy S5. In addition to this book, they also have a more advanced title called My Samsung Galaxy S5. That title provides a more advanced look at the S5 with topics such as transferring files between your computer and your phone, synchronizing your data, converting DVD videos for playback on the phone, using advanced camera and video recording options, powering other devices, and troubleshooting. With that said, My Samsung Galaxy S5 for Seniors is an excellent beginner's guide to the S5. The books starts with the very basics about how to get started using the S5.The book then progresses to information about using the S5 as a phone to make calls, configure call settings, save contacts, use voicemail, etc. You'll also learn how to use email (via Gmail), access the Internet, use the Calendar, and access text messaging. Later chapters explain how to configure and secure your phone, how to find and install more apps via Google Play and the Apps stores, as well as how to use the camera to take pictures and videos.The book is very well designed with clear, numbered instructions for each task as well as full-color pictures that are labeled with the various step numbers so you know exactly how to follow along. As I mentioned earlier, what you won't find here is more advanced information or tips and tricks for more experienced users. The main purpose of this book, however, is to provide a beginner's guide to the S5 for those who are new to smartphones, and it does that very well. Check out NewTechReview.com for more product reviews.
I,m very tech challenged and I found this book great, because I had to do this on my own. I needed to read the chapter, look at the phone and the do it while referencing the book again.
I found the book to be helpful without being intimidating. For the new smartphone user, I don't think there's anything better. Don't be put off by the word 'seniors' in the title. It's only meant to convey that this book is one that isn't more confusing than the product it's supposed to explain! It's quite easy to follow along as you read, trying out the phone's various features. But don't mistake its simplicity for condescension. The book is simply readable while at the same time imparting a great deal of critical information.
This book is printed on good quality, thick paper. The pictures are excellent! It has an EXCELLENT INDEX in the back starting with page 521 thru page 543 for ready referencing ALL of its quality contents. I am VERY pleased with this book! We like it so well that we will be ordering it again for a 2nd copy for my wife to use as we study it together. It has a wealth of excellent information to help seniors that are new to the technological world of smart phones. This book is a real WINNER, and I most definitely can recommend it with a FIVE STAR RATING.
Perfect for this Senior! Great tool for learning the Samsung Galaxy S5. Would give it 10 Stars if rating system were available!
Bought this book for my mom, who is new to a smartphone (though she is quite literate with Windows). I'm usually her tech support person, but since I don't live nearby and don't have an Android phone, I bought this book for her. She loves all the pictures in it and says it is very clear. She was able to pick things she wanted to learn at her leisure and didn't feel pressured to pick it up quickly like she might if someone was showing her. Rather than calling me for support, she's texted me to tell me (or show me) what she's learned. This book has made the transition easy for her.I can't comment on the content because I actually haven't seen the book, but other reviews led me to believe that all the pictures would make it fun to learn without being long-winded/confusing/condescending. But I can tell you that if your mom or dad just got a Samsung Galaxy S5 and isn't exactly sure what to do next, I highly recommend this book.
My parents are learning a lot
A lot of detail, but very thorough. Has shortened my learning curve and instructed a number of features that I did not previously know how to use.Recommend the book for anyone needing more thorough instruction on using the Galaxy S5... not just seniors.
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