Shia, that's standard here. Balkan is completely messed up. Heck, where I live you can't get a pay higher than around 150€ no matter what your job is unless you have a specific business that no one else does.
Samsung S5 because it's better than the ones mentioned. It might be on par with LG G3 but I've used Samsung S3 for about 2 years now so I'd take S5. No for Note because it's too big, not really useful IMO No for HTC as well because I don't like their custom Android skin and because they're better than Samsung S series. A big no for iPhone because it's iPhone, the only real use is to take a million pictures of yourself constantly and brag how you have an iPhone and others don't.