Smart Phone Issue......Samsung Galaxy S5

Hi,

I had an LG Optimus Showtime with a StraightTalk provider, $50/month unlimited talk/text/3 Gigs data.  The quality wasn't very good, but at least I had communication, GPS, etc. and I knew what to expect for charges at the end of the month.

I recently upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S5 with Verizon, $60/month, unlimited talk,text/1 Gig data. I have 2 problems with this phone. I thought the camera was supposed to have a green circle appear when in focus. According to what I've read on the internet, lack of this green circle means the camera is a dud and should be replaced. I ran back to the store today, and spoke to the man who sold it to me. He installed the latest updates, and said that according to the latest update, the white circle that appears is for the focus, and that the green circle is no longer valid. I don't know what to believe. That's one problem.

Secondly, I've only had the phone 10 days, and I only downloaded 2 apps, spent about 1 hour online. I checked my data usage, and I've already used 30% of my 1 Gig. I had the salesman shut off any apps running in the background that could be eating up data. He said he could think of no reason for such a data "spike". Have I been scammed?  I shut off all data and have to turn it on BEFORE I connect online.

Please advise, and tell me what you would do. Hopefully, one of the experts has the same phone and can compare. Thanks in advance.
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Jackie ManCommented:
"Hopefully, one of the experts has the same phone and can compare. "
YES, I use Samsung S5 now on daily basis.

"I recently upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S5 with Verizon, $60/month, unlimited talk,text/1 Gig data." -> 1Gig data will be used up within 10 days on normal use of web browsing email and without use of youtube, I have 2.5 Gig data per month and it is not enough for me to last the whole month.

First Problem
"I thought the camera was supposed to have a green circle appear when in focus. According to what I've read on the internet, lack of this green circle means the camera is a dud and should be replaced. I ran back to the store today, and spoke to the man who sold it to me. He installed the latest updates, and said that according to the latest update, the white circle that appears is for the focus, and that the green circle is no longer valid. I don't know what to believe. That's one problem." -> Not a problem, white circle is for you to indicate where the focus to be made.
 

Second Problem
"I've only had the phone 10 days, and I only downloaded 2 apps, spent about 1 hour online. I checked my data usage, and I've already used 30% of my 1 Gig. " -> Spent about 1 hour online per day? What type of Internet activities?

You need to check "Download booster" and "Data usage" inside Settings to have an overview of the settings and usage record for mobile network data.
Settings under Network connections
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HAVARD7979Commented:
Not sure on the camera but second item you need to set all your apps to wifi only.  you can download this apop:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobidia.android.mdm&hl=en
and it will tell you which apps are using your data.  I found k-9 mail and amazon appstore were data killers.
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