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Would you by an S4 again?

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By len_smith, Member on 9th February 2014, 04:46 PM
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I am on an original Galaxy Note and will be ready for an upgrade in a few months. I am looking at the S4, among others. I am leary of getting another Samsung device only to have Sammy abandon it for its successor, leaving owners in the lunch. I was an early adopter of the Note and now, 19 months on we have the Note 3 out and Sammy stopped supporting upgrades on the original Note not long after the device was just a year old.

My question is....knowing what you know today, would you buy another S4? If so, why? If you wouldn't, what bothers you most?

What would you buy in place of the S4?

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9th February 2014, 04:47 PM |#2  
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Lurch. Not lunch.

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At this point, I would not, you'd have a locked bootloader and an older phone. I'd probably get a nexus 5.

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9th February 2014, 06:18 PM |#4  
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You may as well wait and see what the S5 offers. The launch might coincide with your upgrade timeline anyways. Aside from that, I also came from an O.G. Note to the S4. While I do love it, I kinda wish I had gone with a Note 3. I was spoiled by the larger screen. :-$ And yes, locked bootloader does suck. Really limits development. And we are coming up on a year that this phone has been on the market.

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9th February 2014, 07:21 PM |#5  
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I just upgraded from the skyrocket to the S4 a week ago and I'm not disappointed at all. I was lucky that it came with the MDL build do it was easy to root and get TWRP flashed as recovery. I installed the Xposed framework and a module to enable "hold back to kill" feature as well as a couple others that I like. I actually think I'm done modding the phone now, it does everything I want it to do.
Do would I do it again...absolutely!

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9th February 2014, 07:38 PM |#6  
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There is an off topic thread for this type of stuff...http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2433789
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