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Old 06-07-2013, 07:43
artnada
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I got my S4 on day of release, and have, on the 16th June, swapped it back for a Note 2 (plus cash).

I had a Note 2 before the S4 and I liked the size of the screen etc.

I was impressed with the S4, but after a while I noticed a few things that actually annoyed me intensely with it.

Battery life is awful. It would last only around 5 hours, and that was not doing a lot, and would drop from 100% to around <10% in such a short time.

The heat issues the S4 have are incredible, especially when charging. I actually wondered if one day the thing would burst in to flames.

It would be uncomfortable to hold at times, especially on a warm day. It seemed to exacerbate the problem.

Another thing, the screen in direct sunlight. Even though it would be set at the highest brightness, it still would not be bright enough, and because it would get warm, it would dim the display more to "save it"

I guess that's AMOLED for ya.

The Note 2 I have now, I got it at around 12 pm on the 16th June and after setting it all up how I like it, programs, themes etc, adjustments, after around 5 hours unplugged, it had only used around 16%. That was after messing with it a lot. Had that been the S4 it would be way down almost out of action and I'd have to charge it again.

So, I'm sad to say, I only had the S4 for 23 days.....

The S4 looks and feels nice in the hand, has some nice features, but I have to say, the Note 2 does it for me due to battery life.
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:04
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should of bought a spare battery

The S4 battery is a good battery how ever it does decrease rapidly with a lot of use. How ever on moderate use it last a whole day comfortably. Note 2 is nice phone but its tooooo big. I remember buying one an then taking back as I soon realized I preferred my s3. Now I have a S4 and we are one lol
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:05
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I love my Note 2.
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:55
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I use my phone a lot for reading so changed recently from an HTC One X to a Note 2 and am really impressed with it. Contrast isn't as good as the HTC but the extra screen size more than makes up for it.

Useful for TV catchup and Sky Go too.
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