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    Default Is the charging Connector different than on S3?

    I was trying to plug in my charging cable that I use for my S3 and it's not fitting it properly.
    I don't want break the connector.

    I hope they are compatible because I purchased an extra charging adapter and cable recently.

    Thanks for any info.

    -Rich
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    Default Re: Is the charging Connector different than on S3?

    Flip it over and try again
    Sent from my amazingly sexy HTC One.
    P.S. Just because I love my HTC One doesn't mean I hate the S4. I understand why you love it, I just love mine more.
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    Default Re: Is the charging Connector different than on S3?

    It's the same, I've been using my S3 charger to charge my phone

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    Default Re: Is the charging Connector different than on S3?

    It uses a standard MicroUSB charger - any MicroUSB will do the job...but not all will do as good a job as the charger that came with it thanks to Qualcomm Quick Charge technology:

    AnandTech | Samsung Galaxy S 4 Review - Part 1

    "The graph below shows the benefits of using Samsung's own charger vs. a standard charger that implements the USB BC 1.2 specification. When used with the bundled charger, the Galaxy S 4 recharges much faster than HTC's One, despite using a larger battery. Obviously the Galaxy S 4 will charge with any USB charger, but the charge time will simply be longer. Samsung uses a voltage divider and signals the presence of their own charger by sending 1.2-1.3 V across the D+ / D- pins, this is similar to what Apple does with 2.0 or 2.8 V across the pins for various USB chargers they've shipped over the years. This signaling is essentially Samsung's proprietary tablet charging signaling which they've employed on the Galaxy Note 2 and now SGS4, in fact the two use the same exact charger, so it's worth tossing out your old ones and getting the appropriate one to take advantage of the faster charging."

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