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So, I've had the phone since launch. Overall things have been pretty good. However, I am starting to get frustrated.
Two major flaws that will make me put this phone up on Ebay and probably never go back to Samsung.

A. SD card is locked and I can't store big files on it. This morning I've started getting insufficient memory messages when updating my apps. Yet I have 10 gb of space still available on my SD card. Unacceptable.

B. Plugging a charger into this phone in the dark (when you come home late night after work and don't want to wake up your wife) is nearly impossible. Due to the size and awkwardness of the USB 3.0 port. I'd say I have a 10% chance of plugging in a traditional USB and 2% of plugging in the provided 3.0 USB cable without having to turn on a light.

Other issues.

-Camera still takes way too long to initialize.
-Samsung software isn't the greatest.
-There have been no updates from Samsung after launch. No phone is perfect, this one could also use some help.

I might grab the next generation HTC because I think they are really onto something.

Edit: not being able to root and fix these issues myself is the biggest flaw of all, if Samsung remains unrootable then I won't use their phones.


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So, I've had the phone since launch. Overall things have been pretty good. However, I am starting to get frustrated.
Two major flaws that will make me put this phone up on Ebay and probably never go back to Samsung.

A. SD card is locked and I can't store big files on it. This morning I've started getting insufficient memory messages when updating my apps. Yet I have 10 gb of space still available on my SD card. Unacceptable.

B. Plugging a charger into this phone in the dark (when you come home late night after work and don't want to wake up your wife) is nearly impossible. Due to the size and awkwardness of the USB 3.0 port. I'd say I have a 10% chance of plugging in a traditional USB and 2% of plugging in the provided 3.0 USB cable without having to turn on a light.

Other issues.

-Camera still takes way too long to initialize.
-Samsung software isn't the greatest.
-There have been no updates from Samsung after launch. No phone is perfect, this one could also use some help.

I might grab the next generation HTC because I think they are really onto something.


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I've noticed 4.4.2 in general has bugs but yea. Kinda wishing I didn't sell my MDK S4 for this:-/
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Just FYI you can use the built in file manager to store files onto the sd card. Also when you plug the phone into the computer you can copy whatever you want to the sd card

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yee ill take screenshots... when i take a pic of the screen it doenst show in the picture because the color interferes with the light
 
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So, I've had the phone since launch. Overall things have been pretty good. However, I am starting to get frustrated.
Two major flaws that will make me put this phone up on Ebay and probably never go back to Samsung.

A. SD card is locked and I can't store big files on it. This morning I've started getting insufficient memory messages when updating my apps. Yet I have 10 gb of space still available on my SD card. Unacceptable.

B. Plugging a charger into this phone in the dark (when you come home late night after work and don't want to wake up your wife) is nearly impossible. Due to the size and awkwardness of the USB 3.0 port. I'd say I have a 10% chance of plugging in a traditional USB and 2% of plugging in the provided 3.0 USB cable without having to turn on a light.

Other issues.

-Camera still takes way too long to initialize.
-Samsung software isn't the greatest.
-There have been no updates from Samsung after launch. No phone is perfect, this one could also use some help.

I might grab the next generation HTC because I think they are really onto something.

Edit: not being able to root and fix these issues myself is the biggest flaw of all, if Samsung remains unrootable then I won't use their phones.


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I am in complete agreement with this. I had an HTC one m8 for a 10 days and couldn't stand the camera(I now relize it's not that bad) . But the software was top notch. After using the Samsung for 2 weeks I realized I had made a mistake and wanted to return it and go back to the m8. It was a much more enjoyable experience very slick software. I also hate how I have to turn on the light to plug this phone in. Also this camera takes a lot of blurry shots. Also the lag between apps. If htc releases a phone with a decent camera I might go with that. I've been also looking at the g3 and if that's unlocked on verizon I might just go with that. I'm sure if this had some modability I would be happy lol.

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I've been also looking at the g3 and if that's unlocked on verizon I might just go with that. I'm sure if this had some modability I would be happy lol.

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There is a good chance it won't be unlocked (stock Kit Kat G2 can't be unlocked alth u can still root).
 
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Maybe you should turn a light on once in a while to charge...just saying. To complain when you won't turn a small light on is so ridiculous.

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Maybe you should turn a light on once in a while to charge...just saying. To complain when you won't turn a small light on is so ridiculous.
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Missing the point here methinx. When you've got someone sleeping like a baby in the same room and it is pitch black, turning on a light to plug a phone in is not only discourteous and rude, but is likely to get you a well deserved moan and potentially a slap from the aforesaid, previously sleeping, now awoken, partner.


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Missing the point here methinx. When you've got someone sleeping like a baby in the same room and it is pitch black, turning on a light to plug a phone in is not only discourteous and rude, but is likely to get you a well deserved moan and potentially a slap from the aforesaid, previously sleeping, now awoken, partner.


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Lol you're right about that. I have no problem plugging my phone in the dark though, but I see where you're coming from

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yee ill take screenshots... when i take a pic of the screen it doenst show in the picture because the color interferes with the light
 
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Missing the point here methinx. When you've got someone sleeping like a baby in the same room and it is pitch black, turning on a light to plug a phone in is not only discourteous and rude, but is likely to get you a well deserved moan and potentially a slap from the aforesaid, previously sleeping, now awoken, partner.


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I got a 6 foot charger from Verizon, can't remember the brand, it was part of the package during the launch day of the s5, but it has a built it led in the tip so when you touch it it lights up so you can see what you are plugging it in to. It really helps, it was like $15 so not that bad of a deal plus as a disabled veteran I get 15% off accessories.

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