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    I decided the S4 was for me because of the expandable memory and removable battery.
    Also, from my encounters of previous samsung/htc phones, I was put off the HTC.
    Should have it by next week. Can't wait!
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    (Original post by MSWX)
    Firstly, nowadays with the latest batteries it shouldnt really be noticeable.

    Secondly, you can help yourself by not overcharging.

    Thirdly, it is covered by the manufacturer only within the period they say. Normally a year?

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    Oh I see then. But when you're using it for tethering, you have to leave it plugged in the socket to charge don't you? because I heard that tethering uses up a lot of power, so in this case you can't avoid charging it
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    (Original post by Jack93o)
    for phones with an unmovable battery, what happens when the battery eventually goes weak and lasts much shorter?

    can you send it back to the manufacturer to replace it?
    The battery shouldn't wear down that much within a 2 year period. Maybe 3? But after the first initial year you'd have to pay for any repairs/replacement batteries.

    That's why i myself prefer to have a replaceable battery.

    If you plan on tethering then the battery will drain very quickly. That's why i'd recommend an external battery pack (if you go for the HTC One) or just get a phone with a removable battery.

    Btw, there is no such thing as overcharging a battery. This isn't the 90's anymore.
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    (Original post by Sum Gai)
    The battery shouldn't wear down that much within a 2 year period. Maybe 3? But after the first initial year you'd have to pay for any repairs/replacement batteries.

    That's why i myself prefer to have a replaceable battery.

    If you plan on tethering then the battery will drain very quickly. That's why i'd recommend an external battery pack (if you go for the HTC One) or just get a phone with a removable battery.

    Btw, there is no such thing as overcharging a battery. This isn't the 90's anymore.
    whats an external battery pack, and how does it work?

    since the battery in the phone is immovable, I don't get how you can avoid draining it while the phone is switched on, and then having to re-charge it
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    I enjoy Samsung more than HTC, main because I've experienced both.
    I can't seem to explain why, but Samsung is just more "satisfying" in my hand.
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    (Original post by Jack93o)
    whats an external battery pack, and how does it work?

    since the battery in the phone is immovable, I don't get how you can avoid draining it while the phone is switched on, and then having to re-charge it
    Something like this- http://www.amazon.co.uk/EasyAcc%C2%A...rtable+battery

    Means you don't have to be next to a power outlet 24/7. But also means that you have to carry around that^

    When the HTC One runs out of power you have to charge it up. Or connect it to the above battery pack.

    When the S4 runs out of power you have to charge it up or connect to an external battery pack, or just swap the battery out.
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    (Original post by Sum Gai)
    Something like this- http://www.amazon.co.uk/EasyAcc%C2%A...rtable+battery

    Means you don't have to be next to a power outlet 24/7. But also means that you have to carry around that^

    When the HTC One runs out of power you have to charge it up. Or connect it to the above battery pack.

    When the S4 runs out of power you have to charge it up or connect to an external battery pack, or just swap the battery out.
    doesn't it still charge up the battery inside though? or does completely bypass the battery while supplying power to the phone?
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    (Original post by The Egg Militia)
    I decided the S4 was for me because of the expandable memory and removable battery.
    Also, from my encounters of previous samsung/htc phones, I was put off the HTC.
    Should have it by next week. Can't wait!
    I had a HTC Hero before- I hated it, but it was the third HTC Android phone so I give it the benefit of the doubt since it was a new OS, and it's really simplified and improved since then + the HTC One looks awesome.


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    (Original post by Jack93o)
    doesn't it still charge up the battery inside though? or does completely bypass the battery while supplying power to the phone?
    Yeh that's the point. Supplies a continuous amount of power to charge the phone.

    They work on any phone.
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    (Original post by bin94)
    I had a HTC Hero before- I hated it, but it was the third HTC Android phone so I give it the benefit of the doubt since it was a new OS, and it's really simplified and improved since then + the HTC One looks awesome.


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    The hero was an awesome phone!
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
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    The hero was an awesome phone!
    Mine wasn't, I couldn't update my software so I was stuck with Android 1.5 + my headphone jack didn't work, my notification lights didn't work, also it froze and was extremely laggy :/


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    A point about the battery... Could be a good thing that you can't remove it, because my anti-virus software has a feature which basically turns on the phone automatically if it's lost/stolen and uses GPS to locate it. With a permanent battery, there's no way for thieves to disable this feature.
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    what's better the s4 or htc one....

    i need naw phone since my iphone 4s it getting old for me

    want the phone mainly for internet and listening to music.
 
 
 
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