I have not enjoyed the galaxy s4. The phone heats up and the assistive light comes on even when screen is locked, draining battery power.. Have had to change battery once already.
darkgamer, 16 May 2014I have used it for an year and I'm yet happy with it. The phone works the way you want it. And... moreHey darkgamer,I was just interested to know that do u use 3g network for internet uses or wifi...and also which mode is enabled on your cell moat of the time 2g or 3g???
ddaz, 16 May 2014Same here buddy..m frm india n d metal coat around d ear peice area is bit making noise..m thi... moreWhat to do now??
I love my galaxy s4
But it think samsung store will see it as a accidental fall from us. They won't listen to us :-(
darkgamer, 16 May 2014Install an app named cpu z. Tell me which processor you see. It should be exynos 5 octa. The n... moreHi,
I ran Antutu n it says my device is genuine with octa 4+4 cpu as u said..then d 1st 3 points I already did..n as u said I opened d developer option..now as u r saying if I scale down to 0.5x then won't I get prblm in playing games like Hungry shark..subway n temple run..pls confirm? & wat is force gpu rendering..if I turn it on as u said won't it affect my device? As of now I kept developer option off.
My s4 is has heating problem ... the whole screen is heated rapidly. ...my android version is 4.2.2 ...
What should I do....plz hlp me out....
My s4 is has heating problem ...whole screen is heated rapidly. ...my android version is 4.2.2 ...
What should I do....plz hlp me out....
ddaz, 16 May 2014Hi Shubham..tell me how can I check d genuiness of my Black edition S4? Bcoz its getting hot ... moreInstall an app named cpu z. Tell me which processor you see. It should be exynos 5 octa. The no. Of cores must be 4+4. That will prove that it's genuine.
Talking about the heat, purchase the s-view cover. Also do some tweaks that I tell you. You're phone will work like a charm after these:
1. Go to application manager in settings menu. Go to the all apps tab and disable samsung push, Samsung link and other Samsung apps that you don't use. They eat into RAM and easy battery too.
2. If you've enabled power saving mode. Disable it for cpu power saving and screen power saving. They really make phone slow.
3. Go to settings> wifi> advanced and turn off the scanning always visible toggle.
4. Now enable the developer options. This is hidden. To enable it, go to settings> more> about phone and click repeatedly on the build number for 4-5 times. Developer options will be available.
5. Go in developer options, set all the three animation scales to 0.5x and enable 'Force gpu rendering'.
Now your phone will be super smooth and battery life will also increase drastically.
Ask any question or difficulty you faced in following these steps. Please inform me if they helped.
Have a nice day
darkgamer, 15 May 2014I am shubham. I just changed alias. I would advice to use a UHS I sd card. Use the 64 gb Sa... moreHi Shubham..tell me how can I check d genuiness of my Black edition S4? Bcoz its getting hot near camera as I discussed wid u earlier n for that wen I called Samsung, pune they said they r not aware of such edition in India
Farul, 16 May 2014I bought my galaxy s4 2 months ago..its beast but past few days i have noticing that the meta... moreSame here buddy..m frm india n d metal coat around d ear peice area is bit making noise..m thinking 2 visit Samsung store soon
SJ, 16 May 2014Hi Shubham, i just bought this powerhouse couple of days back,it's a great phone,just wanna as... moreI am shubham. I've changed my alias.
Frankly speaking. Don't update to 4.4.2. It's not as bad as people say but whichever way you put it, it's worse than 4.3. The performance is improved and the phone us super smooth now. But the heating has increased and battery life decreased.
If you desperately want to upgrade to kitkat, do it. It's not much worse. But 4.3 was slightly more stable. I would suggest to wait for a good and stable update.
Have a nice day.
Hi Shubham, i just bought this powerhouse couple of days back,it's a great phone,just wanna ask you is it a wise thing to update it to 4.4.2,i mean are there any drawbacks after updating it to kitkat?
Thanks in advance.
I bought my galaxy s4 2 months ago..its beast but past few days i have noticing that the metal coated trim around my s4 is making sound after pressing it under power button..
Its making me mad and i have started worrying abt it
Is everything all right??
I am planning to buy a phone. I am confused between Z1 Compact and Galaxy S4. Which is better? Please suggest me guys...
Zeeshan, 15 May 2014Can someone please explain me how is S4?
How is battery life?
Does S4 comes in O... moreI have used it for an year and I'm yet happy with it. The phone works the way you want it. And after 4.4 update, the phone is really flying. The performance has only increased with time. The display is gorgeous and is the second best display in the market, first being the s5. The battery life is really good and gets better if you optimise it. My phone is an year old and I still get 5-6 hours of on screen time and 1 day of super heavy use.
Yes the s4 comes in octa core and octa core version is much better than quad core version in camera, music and performance. I own the octa core variant. The octa core version doesn't mean that it runs 8 cores. It can only run 4 cores at a time. The phone has 8 cores. 4 are cortex a7 cores which are very power efficient and save battery when using low power tasks like listening to music and 4 are cortex a15 cores which are very powerful and run when you trigger a game or any intensive task. So its more like a dual quad core rather than octa core but it's really good processor.
Have a nice day
do any body know when its going to be avaible the Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) for central america?