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5.0 out of 5 stars So you want a GS4 for 60 quid do you?, 2 April 2014
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Well so did I.

Did I get one? Read on.

I will update this review after I have had the phone a fortnight but for now

Yes I did.

Buying this was a calculated gamble, I wanted a 5 inch screen, all the smartphone functions and a decent battery life. I was willing to take a no brand risk to get it.

I got all that, though not without a few nervous moments of which more in the update.

So far the only outstanding issues are that it would not read my existing 32Gb microsd card and it does not recognise my cheap Bluetooth headphones. It does read my newer Bluetooth speakers and I am trying it with a new microsd card. It already read a friends 2gb card ok so its not totally failing on that score either.
UPDATE - new Kingston 16gb card worked with no problem and my old card is now playing up generally so I suspect it was the card all along. This leaves me with ONLY the failure to connect to my £15 Bluetooth headphones as the only real failure. Oh it wont run real racing 3 yet and I cant work out how to move apps onto the SD card - I suspect that's me not the phone.

All in all initial impression is its a total bargain. Battery life is good, screen is fine (and big) and every app I have downloaded so far from Play store has worked fine. 3G worked straight out the box as did wifi and calls. Its running the latest Jelly Bean

The GPS works fine though I have not used it much yet.

Plants versus Zombies 2 plays fine.

A nice looking phone too.

Handling the larger screen/form factor takes a little getting use to and I do miss the smaller feel of my GS2 but that's inevitable if you want a larger phone. Its a tad heavier than say a GS4 but only marginally

It streams video from sites like the BBC or cinema apps no problem.

UPDATE spare batteries available on auction sites for 4 quid - delivered!

Headphone socket fits my big over ear sennheisers and sounds good as does the Bluetooth link to my Amethyst M3 speaker (highly recommended little toy)

Weak points - not convinced sound quality on calls is as good as my GS2 but it is acceptable.
Is the screen 10% less responsive to touch than my old Samsung? perhaps.
The loose back some have mentioned is not an issue, I can see what they mean but its not "loose" it just bends a half millimetre in the middle if you press on it but it is not noticeable in normal use. Back is a little tricky to remove but easy enough with a little care, I will try and limit taking it on and off in a way I would not worry about on plastic backed phones, not a concern though.
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Initial post: 21 Apr 2014 09:16:15 BDT
K. hara says:
Please let me ask some qiuestions.
Where can I purchase spare battery...? Could not find it on eB_y...
Furthermore, there is no spare battery for 4.0 inch model...?

Many thanks in advence,
Keith
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