The 4 was wonderful. No curved bs screen. Ir blaster, great size and comfort. Not heavy and it was durable. I still have mine. However, I will recommend the s5. Root it and buy a powerbear battery off amazon and now you overclock the processor which makes it a little warmer but but still runs very smooth and lasts all day. I'm over the new bells and whistles and screen notches and *****ty confusing software changes that weren't tested thoroughly. You want to ***** someone off? Collect a thousand dollars for the product they bought and then change everything in a few months ,dont allow them to say no to the update. The s9 is probably my last samsung phone. You can get good enough basic phones now.
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I agree with 100% of everything said here. I could not have explained it better. I only can add that I used to never have buffer time for any of the videos I watched on my travel movie phone(that's what I loved this phone for) now it buffers always and destroyed how impressed I once was. I used to brag and let ppl watch my phone with me. Now it's just embarrassing. They will lose me as a customer of 15 years. I have purchased a new phone every year for that long until this phone costs me 1000 dollars. I told myself I would wait a few years with this before I upgrade because this was way above my price range for a phone. I can get a 60 inch tv for 500 that's pretty ***** good. Tomorrow I am going to buy an s5 and an after market battery. Then I am going to root that sucker. And ask tmobile to get my old sim card booted back up into 2007 mode. They did the same thing to me after I bought my s8active. It has a 4000m amp battery that started dying quick as ***** too. I did not buy a s6 or 7 because of the non removable back with battery access. I tried very hard to get on board with the iphone feel of my Samsung devices and I just can't. It has removed my ability to feel the benefits I am accustomed to with android. I looked up how to root my s9+ because I thought perhaps I can just remove the last update myself by a quick youtube instructional video. But noooo, samsung has added extra (***** on you) security measures to make rooting your s8 or s9 near to impossible without bricking your phone. This was the last straw. My next new device will be an old device. This whole world needs to stop forcing the upgrade device concept. Stop forcing waste. Build a phone that be upgraded. And start putting clear screen protectors on your new devices that dont force your customers to buy a new one. (They will respect you for that Samsung) and if you really impressed the customers by listening to their complaints and resolving the issues they present; the customers will sell the phones for you. HTC was on the proper path to perfect about 7 years ago but nope, they hung a right when they made the desire. This last update is something samsung could fix if they wanted to. But it's not what they will do because they need you to go buy the new phone a screen cutout. I wont do it. I am done conforming. Technology has advanced enough now that their are other ways to perform all the tasks of droid without compromising our desires of form and function. I cant trade my 1000 dollar phone in anywhere. I'm still paying for it. This was really *****ty. Havent even had it a year.
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