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At a Glance

The LTE speeds dazzle, the AMOLED display shines, and you get a free mobile hotspot at least for a little while. What’s not to like? Well, the battery life disappoints, but that may not be enough to spoil the fun.

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  • The Super AMOLED screen is impressive
  • 4G LTE service is very fast


  • Phone is large, lacking in distinctive design
  • Battery wears out too soon

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Damaged Lithium Ion battery explodes

Sep 17, 2014 12:00 AM

Japan's National Institute for Technology and Evaluation (NITE) tested a Lithium Ion battery about the size of one used in a cellphone. It was struck with a hammer then left on a work bench, unconnected from any apparatus. The result was explosive.


Damaged Lithium Ion battery explodes

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