zeus, 02 Apr 2014@Shubham Yadav... dude, can I upgrade my s4 I9500 to 4.4.2.?
I respect ur immense knowledge ... moreYou can always expect my reply. I'll always reply if i have time. There are many factors. I personally am on 4.4.2. I feel that the performance on 4.4 is miles ahead of 4.3 .The phone is as smooth as butter. Battery backup is not so great but it's not bad either. You get 6 hrs of on- screen time if you use it for one day, 3-4 hrs for 2 days and 2.5- 3 hrs if you use for 3 days. That means the standby time has gone down . in 4.3 ,I got 5 hrs exact screen time whether i used for 1,2 or 3 days. heating is negligible(almost non-existent in both)
To install 4.4, first backup all your data somewhere by the method you prefer. I would advise not to backup apps. It's more preferable to download again. Now do a factory reset, install the firmware via kies. Do a factory reset and backup your data. Stay for 4-5 days, if the phone doesn't settle and starts giving problems like battery drain, Do a factory reset again ( i had to do it and it works). Now after 2-3 days , your phone will work like charm .
I feel 4.4 is better as it gives really smooth performance.
Have a nice day
shubham yadav, 02 Apr 2014Note 2 has a bigger screen but it is no match for screen quality against s4. The s4 screen has... moreHai Mr.Shubham yadav.... Thanks a million for your valuable advice! I had read many many of your reviews. You have become an Icon in this page! Ok, I'll forget Note2. S5 is not in my budget. I'll choose between S4 and Note3. Your maths is superb! But I come across many complaints on S4!
Your name suggests.... You are an Indian! Am I right! By the by I'm from AndhraPradesh!
I hvnt received any update for my handset.
Mine is still on 4.2.2, anyone else using the same OS
and can anyone tell me where can i get 4.4.2??
i have got the OTA update 4.4.2 for S4. Should i go for update or visit service centre for Update as i have heard that there is lot of problem in s4 after updating to 4.4.2
@Shubham Yadav... dude, can I upgrade my s4 I9500 to 4.4.2.?
I respect ur immense knowledge regarding s4, expecting ur reply
I want to buy this device but after lots of review everyone is complaining about heating issue and battery draining.
after updating to android 4.4.2 is this problem still exist?
scorpio, 02 Apr 2014In your reply to Shabham Yadav you refer to having explained reasons for the phone lagging. I ... moreOne basic step.... move as much of your apps as possible to microSD card (card storage) through settings>more>Application manager>each app... try uninstalling the updates for apps you never use like samsung store,google+ etc. keeping the internal memory as free as possible!
Each update in Android uses new memory and old memory used by the older version is not recovered!try restarting android OS twice/thrice a week as caches are cleared. Remove any Task Manager 3rd party you installed. Return to Stock ROM!
scorpio, 02 Apr 2014Good luck with your exams Shabham. I enjoy reading your comments and those of Saurav and other... moreTechnically deficient. Even i was one 1 year ago. When i needed to purchase a phone and a laptop. Just start reading reviews and blog posts on gsmarena.com . They really help a lot both in increasing your knowledge in this field and you'll know not only about phones, but all about tech like headphones, laptop, screens and all.
Even i don't know that much but i'm not an electronics engineer. So the knowledge always keeps on increasing and you just get to know more about products. I've helped more than a dozen people in my relations to buy a smartphone and 6-7 people to buy laptops and all.
Have a nice day. And paper went well :P
scorpio, 02 Apr 2014In your reply to Shabham Yadav you refer to having explained reasons for the phone lagging. I ... moreCan you please give me some more information:
What is your android version now?
When did you last update it?
How did you update it? OTA? Kies?
Did you do a clean install? (Doing a factory reset before and after update)
Do you kill apps? like press home button for long and kill all of them
How often you restart your phone?
Any more information you would like to describe about the lag like any unique apps or situations ? battery drain? heating ? etc.
I know it's too much to ask and i just want the answers qualitatively like a month ago you reset the phone or like that. I think i can surely help after that.
Anyways very much thanks for your comment. These kind of comments motivate me to continue writing here as there are people benefiting from my work.
Have a nice day
ManoharManohar, 02 Apr 2014Hai guys,,,,, I've been an ardent fan of Nokia Symbian phones and my present phone is Nokia 80... moreNote 2 has a bigger screen but it is no match for screen quality against s4. The s4 screen has a higher resoltion, newer technology and displays colors much more accurately and they also please the eyes. The note 2 has too much color gamut. Plus, the processor and especially GPU is much more advanced in S4 compared to note 2. You can't even dream to play latest high-end games on note 2. forget the ones that are going to be announced now. The S4 also has a much better camera. It will be updated to a more recent OS first. It has many kinds of sensors.
The note 2 has it's own advantages, it has bigger screen and better battery. also it has stylus that can come in handy.
Simple as hell, if you can afford S4, buy it. If note 3, it's even better or if you have more budget, wait for 10 days, S5 is coming. It's even better.
If you know maths :
S(n+1) is always better than note(n-1)
Note(n) is better than S(n+1)
And obviously S(n+1) is better than S(n)
note ( n+1) is better than note(n)
Put the values of n as 1,2,3,4 etc and get the results.
Like if i say n=3.
S4 is better than note 2
note 3 is better than s4
Have a nice day
ManoharManohar, 02 Apr 2014Hai guys,,,,, I've been an ardent fan of Nokia Symbian phones and my present phone is Nokia 80... morei suggest note2 it's cheaper ,new ones have protection screen , android 4.3 , new ones have better & brighter screen & better handwrwritting
Anyone have rooted S4 and if so can u suggest a better stabilised custom rom. Also have an idea to flash miui rom and any suggestions on that.
Your replies are highly anticipated and appreciated.
shubham yadav, 01 Apr 2014I can't have a desktop in a college but i have a laptop with a decent GPU(GT 755M to be precis... moreGood luck with your exams Shabham. I enjoy reading your comments and those of Saurav and others. Even as technically deficient as I am there is always something to be learned by reading informed comments from those like you who are happy to help others who are less knowledgeable. Your patience with us and also of Saurav is invaluable and most appreciated. Again good luck.
mu96xt, 01 Apr 2014"CPU and GPU can do each other's tasks but CPU is good at handling scalars and GPU at vec... moreIn your reply to Shabham Yadav you refer to having explained reasons for the phone lagging. I have not seen your earlier comments however my s19505 is very laggy and seems to be getting worse. It seems worse than I remember my S2 which I have not had now for several months. Can I please ask you to be patient with me and explain in simple layman terms (I am not very technically advanced) why this is happening and if there is a remedy. Any help would be welcome.
Hai guys,,,,, I've been an ardent fan of Nokia Symbian phones and my present phone is Nokia 808-41megapixel Pureview. I need some change. I don't like Windows. So coming into the world of Android! Which do you suggest me guys,,,,, S4 or Note2? Have read 50 pages of S4 reviews. There are so many complaints from the users! So I am confused! I need a big screen. So thinking of Note 2. But it's old. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
shubham yadav, 01 Apr 2014I can't have a desktop in a college but i have a laptop with a decent GPU(GT 755M to be precis... moreYep, right, there is NO match of a keyboard and mouse. God I love these things.
Sudden bursts of comments, yeah right. I check this section every 4 / 5 days, and read 5 / 6 pages to see if anyone has asked anything, and if it's inside my knowledge to help. If it is then I reply, if not I ignore. That's why my comments suddenly fill up the page and then after one or two days I am not even here.
You have a nice day, sorry night too :)
Saurav Ghosh, 01 Apr 2014Bang on! I find it ridiculous to play on a 5" screen, however OLED.
I love my desktop,... moreI can't have a desktop in a college but i have a laptop with a decent GPU(GT 755M to be precise), an i7-4700MQ and 1080p screen. It can play any game at ultra at 1080p so i have no worries here.
The more problematic than a 5 inch screen is the touch controls. You can't match even keyboard or mouse, let alone a joystick.
I have played many games but uninstalled most of them in less than a day like asphalt 8(i was judging the phone's power more than playing it as it is a very bad game and s4 didn't disappoint me), ofcourse flappy bird for a day, 2048(it's a really addictive game, took 2 days for completion) and a few more.
you have a sudden burst of comments at times. I suddenly see the section filled with list of your comments at once. Is there a specific reason???? It's my last comment for at least a week as my exams are coming.
Have a nice day
shubham yadav, 30 Mar 2014yeah. I also don't play. The asphalt 8 was bullshit. tje car running at full speed always. Tha... moreBang on! I find it ridiculous to play on a 5" screen, however OLED.
I love my desktop, I love it more than anything else.
For me, either you play how it's meant to be played, or don't play at all.
In this six months of S4 usage I have played two games so far, Angry Birds Space, which was finished in some hours, and that bloody addictive Flappy Bird :p