March 15th, 2013, 12:05 PM
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Device(s): Galaxy S4, Epic 4G, Galaxy 7+ P6210, Sony TabletS , Kindle Fire, iPad Mini, iPod Touch, MiFi 4620LE
Carrier: Sprint and Verizon
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I do not yet have this phone. In fact I was going to buy it today, but then read that the battery cannot be removed.
On my Epic4G, I like the fact that I can remove the battery for several reasons:
- If there is a glitch/hang and the phone becomes unresponsive, I just have to pull the battery to restart it.
- If the phone becomes very very warm and unresponsive I can pull the battery (not sure what I would do with the Photon Q, throw it in water???)
- For long trips or something like going to a race, game, or amusement park, I am able to swap in a new battery if I use it up.
I am willing to lose the ability to swap in a new battery, possibly. I figure if I can bring a battery, I can also bring some sort of USB charger to recharge the phone, even if it might be unwieldy while charging , at times.
But the other two I am not sure how to deal with. I don't want to go to the Sprint store every time my phone gets stuck, nor do I want to have to ruin a phone to avoid it dangerously hot.
I have read some reviews where the phone does hang, and also where it has gotten warm. But I don't know how prevalent that is with the Photon Q. Has anyone had either happen with their Q, and has anyone heard whether either issue is a common problem?