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So my phone screen is cracked, battery dies quick....


Need to get a new phone... been with Galaxy since S2... Always loved them, and now I'm trying to decide if it's worth waiting for the S5 or just get the Note 3


Any thoughts?
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I have a Galaxy S4 AT&T ,that I just got like 2 months ago. Awesome phone,but last Thurs.,my Kid,asks to borrow it to make a call (her Iphone5S charger cable shorted out) ,so she is handing me back my phone,it drops ,face first ,on the ceramic tile floor ,from about waist high.It was in a rubbery case,but the impact spider cracked the screen. It was stil working fine until today.I noticed it wouldnt connect to my PC,then the battery drained quicker than usual to 9%.As soon as I plugged it to an outlet to try to recharge,it dropped to 3 % ,and makes no beep when charger is plugged in .It is staying at 3% now,plugged in. I am extremely distraught over the thought of the repair cost now. I was going to get the screen fixed tomorrow for $89.00 . Now it is probably going to cost me hundreds,as I didn't insure the phone.I am hatin' it.
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I'm gonna say try something else!

Hardware wise the samsung phones are really decent, but in my opinion they are way to plastic-y and feel cheap in the hand. That coupled with samsung's horrible interpretation of android with all of the touch whiz stuff annoys me. It uses too much ram and bogs the phone down. They also don't even run 4.4 kitkat yet.

Try another phone like the HTC One, it feels solid and has near stock android, with HTC sense, which is more intuitive and clean in my opinion, and is overall a more attractive, solid phone that to me screams quality smile.gif

The one downside is the lack of micro sd expansion, which is addressed in the newest htc one that was unveiled this week.


Note my opinion is biased, I have a few samsung mobile devices, and touch whiz annoyed me so much as it ate up all my ram and the Samsung apps were useless and stupid that I spent a whole day and learned how to put cyanogenmod on my device. So if you go with the samsung device, look into cyanogenmod as a cool upgrade to make your phone stand out from the rest smile.gif

Good luck finding a phone!
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Originally Posted by Kirus2012 View Post

So my phone screen is cracked, battery dies quick....


Need to get a new phone... been with Galaxy since S2... Always loved them, and now I'm trying to decide if it's worth waiting for the S5 or just get the Note 3


Any thoughts?
The Note 3 is absolutely mind numbing! I would get one. The S5 is nice,but the Note 3 is a beast with so many cool things going on. Not sure which carrier you have .I just read about an all metal S5 too. Not sure where or when on that one. I loved my S2 also,I had it overclocked to 1.5 GHZ and it was fine.Unfortunately I was arguing with the wife on it ,and I punched it in the face.Which brings me to my current dilemma. I guess I deserve it.
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Originally Posted by Kirus2012 View Post

So my phone screen is cracked, battery dies quick....


Need to get a new phone... been with Galaxy since S2... Always loved them, and now I'm trying to decide if it's worth waiting for the S5 or just get the Note 3


Any thoughts?

If you still have the s2 try and install cyanogenmod on it and see if you like it smile.gif
If not stick with the Samsung devices!
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The Note 3 is absolutely mind numbing! I would get one. The S5 is nice,but the Note 3 is a beast with so many cool things going on. Not sure which carrier you have .I just read about an all metal S5 too. Not sure where or when on that one. I loved my S2 also,I had it overclocked to 1.5 GHZ and it was fine.Unfortunately I was arguing with the wife on it ,and I punched it in the face.Which brings me to my current dilemma. I guess I deserve it.

Being able to do 4k recording is pretty nifty smile.gif
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They might feel plasticy but after having a phone with a removable battery I can never go back. I never have to put my phone on the charger. I mean it takes 10secs to swap out the batt and I am at 100% again. Also the external charger and 2 extra battery was $12( cheaper than a car charger). I say get the S5. I am.
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post #8 of 14
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They might feel plasticy but after having a phone with a removable battery I can never go back. I never have to put my phone on the charger. I mean it takes 10secs to swap out the batt and I am at 100% again. Also the external charger and 2 extra battery was $12( cheaper than a car charger). I say get the S5. I am.

Gotcha!
That is a really good reason.

My main gripe with the samsung stuff is just the software, my brother got the htc desire (like the One, but with a removable battery, sd expansion, and a lower res screen) and after playing with it the UI is very very clean, and without the crap ware smile.gif

But the s5 is so skinny it's really crazy how slim it is, just please don't get the band-aid looking one wink.gif
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post #9 of 14
Get the Galaxy S5. It's superior to the Galaxy Note 3 in pretty much every aspect.
post #10 of 14
i am looking at tech specs now and i see that they don't have fm radio .... why ? i am using fm radio every day...
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