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I really wanted to like this phone but the downsides to it were too ...
Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2015
I really wanted to like this phone but the downsides to it were too significant for me to keep and not return... The battery life on this is not good compared to the other notes. I am guessing this is because of the edge screen. I am not a heavy user, few texts here and there and few notifications here and there and my battery was down to 50 percent by noon when I had unplugged it from the charger at 8 am. By 4 pm the battery was nearly dead. My Note 4 will still be at 35-45 percent by the time I go to bed, more if I dim the brightness. Also, please be aware that you will not be getting LTE with this international version of this phone. I was on 4G and HSPA most of the time on T-mobile and I am in the Los Angeles area where T-mobile's network is mostly blazing fast LTE. The dealbreaker for me on not only this phone but also the Note 4 was the fact that Samsung's Bluetooth software is not fully compatible with a lot of car stereos. I was able to place/pick up phone calls though my 2015 Honda CR-V's head unit and although I was able to listen to streaming music from the phone I was NEVER able to get the song/artist info on my head unit's display unless I used the proprietary Samsung music player, which sucks. I am guessing Samsung is doing this to push its users to stick to Samsung bloatware. I cannot complain about the awesome quad HD screen with the edge though, simply the most gorgeous screen I have ever seen on a phone.