Mark, 12 Sep 2014Please help me on what phone should i buy, because my sister's birthday is coming up, and she ... moreS4 is definitely better than xperia z
But regarding selfie i guess none of these phones are very good. You can have a look at htc E8 if it fits your budget.
Or you can go for a lower end model with a 5 mp front facer
darkgamer, 12 Sep 2014LOL. HTC E8 has some pretty good battery life. But it has a really bad camera. It's also e... moreYa u r ri8 bro xperia z gives less battery backup but not as u r saying it gives about 4 hrs screen time if u r surfing net. Video play back timr is approximately 5 hrs.. So don't make fool others. My friend is using s4 but he is frustrated from his s4 Bcoz of hanging problem nd crappy design etc
dilu, 11 Sep 2014Every features and specifications are good ....but one pblm is that it is a product of Samsung... moreR u really know Samsung? Samsung is one of the biggest tech company of the world now,you need to improve your general knowledge.
Please help me on what phone should i buy, because my sister's birthday is coming up, and she likes to take selfies big time and she wants the latest android update. The 4.4. I have in mind the Xperia Z and The Samsung Galaxy S4. What should i buy?
shine c varghese, 12 Sep 2014I was using this phone august 20th 2014 onwards.within this time i am very disappointed with p... moreUpdate your phone to latest firmware. If that doesn't help, try a factory reset.
If that doesn't work, try to replace the phone as your phone is surely faulty then.
Hsd, 12 Sep 2014hi pls tell me..is it safe to laminate s4 or should I consider screen guard..I have heard that... moreThis phone has gorilla glass 3. It will not scratch. so a scratch guard is not necessary.
However, the glass may break when you drop it. But anyway in even that case scratch guard won't make a difference.
If you want a good protection for your glass( scratches+ break), try this one:
Oindrilla Sen, 12 Sep 2014By pressing down the vol up, power and Home buttons for a few seconds while the device is powe... moreWe want this type of people here. Honestly I didn't know about wiping the partition.
Although I can explain while recalibrating increases battery life.
Have a nice day.
I was using this phone august 20th 2014 onwards.within this time i am very disappointed with product.If i am browsing with the mobile data the screen will start blinking. The same problem when i get a call or making a call if the mobile data is own.I checked with the service centre in cochin they are saying my hand set is not having any problem. Please help me to solve this issue
darkgamer, 12 Sep 2014That's slightly more than what I'm getting.
I get around 5.5 hours. But almost 4 hr is bro... moreBy pressing down the vol up, power and Home buttons for a few seconds while the device is powered off will take you to the recovery options. The 3rd or 4th option is "wipe cache partition". To select it press vol down a few times and then press the power button and you are done.
I recalibrated the battery by the following procedure :
1. I charged the phone to 100% with power off. Then, while still plugged in to the charger I powered it on. I did nothing for a couple of mins to let the phone register correctly the upper value of battery charge.
2. Then I started playing Sub Surfer till the battery went dead on its own. You can choose any procedure for faster draining of the battery.
3. I powered the device on again. In spite of the apparent rundown of the battery in step 2, the phone switched on. I again played SS till the battery went dead.
4. I repeated steps 2 & 3 a few times. Finally the battery went well and truly dead, for the device could no longer boot. Hopefully the system registers at this stage the true 0 power state.
5. With power off I charged the battery to 100% again. Then, still plugged in I powered it on and like before did nothing for a couple of mins.
This completed the recalibrating part. Then I wiped the cache partition.
For a rooted device, recalibrating the battery is easier, for there are apps in Play Store for this purpose.
I have no expert knowledge about anything I stated above and cannot explain why this procedure should increase battery life. It worked for me, and anyone can try this. Just remember Li_ion batteries should not be completely depleted of charge often, maybe once in 2 months is okay. It is best to recharge at 20% or thereabouts on daily basis.
hi pls tell me..is it safe to laminate s4 or should I consider screen guard..I have heard that lamination is not good for phones. .pls rply..thnks in advance
Can you tell me high power battery for the galaxy s4.? I have Vietnam version phone. It is not a international version. Phone is okey. But, battery is weak. More powerful battery need. Pl. Reply.
dilu, 11 Sep 2014Every features and specifications are good ....but one pblm is that it is a product of Samsung... moreLOL.
HTC E8 has some pretty good battery life. But it has a really bad camera. It's also expensive.
besides s4 is clearly better than xperia z in battery life. I used xperia z and it gave me no more than 2.5 hours on-screen time. S4 gives more than 5.5 hours.
s4owner, 12 Sep 2014is there a chance of s4 exynos getting android l updateplease let google release android L. Then we'll talk.
Oindrilla Sen, 12 Sep 20146 hrs, with moderate to heavy use. Previously I couldn't manage more than 4.5.That's slightly more than what I'm getting.
I get around 5.5 hours. But almost 4 hr is browsing and very heavy usage. If I don't browse much, I can reach 7 hours.
Anyway, 6 hr is insane. It's better than even what you get from even current flagships like lg g3 or iphone 6.
The only phones I know that do better than 6 hours are LG g2( i own it and it easily goes past 6.5 hour), galaxy s5, note 2, note 3 and HTC m8 in android.
Actually this update ruined the battery life. Before this update it was 45 mins more on average.
Anyway, it would be really great if you shared the procedure of wiping cache partition.
Have a nice day.
After 2 years usage of LG P705 I bought S4 Last month. Im disappointed on following thing now
1.In Keypad search is very poor than LG. If we search a name in Keypad LG shall consider "Space also". but in Samsung it wont.
2. In LG we can go directly to SMS
3. In Samsung we cannot open SMS from "Logs" only can see from address.
4. In LG when we send a business card we have option to select either send it as text mail or Vcf file. In samsung we have to goto the contacts then copy and paste to the SMS message type area
5. Battery life is poor in samsung
6. Voice quality not good as P705
Since Im not used higher brand of LG, Im not aware of Camera and other spec. but I feel camera in S4 is very good.