AnonD-267983, 27 May 2014What I have done from my side are,
1 using a black wallpaper.
2.Using power saving mode mo... moreFirst of all thanks for the 'thanks' you gave me but that was your effort reading the thread and you need not thank me as i did nothing for you.
It's good to know that those solutions for heating worked. The heating will reduce over time when the phone firmware and the apps stabilise and summer goes away. Yes, summer affects a great deal in heating. If the ambient temp. is 42 degrees, phone will tend to cross 47 -48 on the inside. They will even improve over time.
Additionally, you would have noticed the performance boost you got from the 0.5x changing of animations in developer options. The kitkat( android 4.4.2) is even faster but i don't recommend to update to that.
Regarding the battery life, don't do anything. Use the phone normally. Just dont enable those smart stay, smart scroll and other useless features without using them as they drain battery. If you want to use them enable from 2 finger swipe of notification area, use them and turn them off. Switch off GPS, mobile data and wifi when not in use.
The battery life will increase in a week or so. So no need to worry there. The initial charges last less.
Don't use any battery saving apps. The power saving mode is enough.
You'll notice in a week that your battery life will be tripled and that too on general use with 3G on, brightness medium and with a normal wallpaper.
Just enjoy and explore your phone and don't worry too much if it heats or drains battery during the first week. It's normal.
Have a nice day
AnonD-267983, 27 May 2014Hey subham ,
I just got my s4 yesterday.
I already got reason to say thank you, your reply ... moreWhat I have done from my side are,
1 using a black wallpaper.
2.Using power saving mode most of time.
3.using lowest screen brightness.
4.time out of screen is lowest.
5.i charged it fully after the complete battery emptied. (Pl also give some tips about charging)
Any recommendations for battery saving and does it really works?
This is my first Android phone. I am well aware of the battery back up in android phone, but I think it can perform better.
Hey subham ,
I just got my s4 yesterday.
I already got reason to say thank you, your reply to ddaz(or like that) about the heating issue solutions worked for me.
So thanks a lot.
But I have problems related to battery back up. As much I observed in only one day is that the phone stands perfectly for all said features and I just love it.
But the battery goes 1%(almost) in a minute. However the standby time amazed me.
I am on 4.3 jellybean.
I would be very thankful if you give me few tips to make it better.
zaib, 27 May 2014plz help whether s4 or galaxy note 3 4g (lte)?? which is best???S5 is better than note 3.
Note 3 is better than s4.
S4 is better than all the rest of samsung phones.
So yes, note 3 is better but if you have budget, go for galaxy s5.
parv, 27 May 2014S4 or note 3 neo ? confused.....S4 is in every way better than note 3 neo. Note 3 neo is a mid range device whereas s4 is a flagship.
S4 has :
Better screen ( 1080p )
Better camera ( 13 MP vs 8 MP)
It's also cheaper.
Note 3 neo has just 2 advantages:
slightly better battery life ( 74 hrs vs 69 hrs)
So choose wisely
parv, 27 May 2014S4 or note 3 neo ? confused.....Being the latest release one can opt for note3 rather than going for s4 or may go for s5.
tammy, 26 May 2014Hi ru sure u can move apps and games to sd card. I wana buy this for hd games which normally g... moreOnly app data can be moved to sd card, not game data. So your hd games will be in internal storage only. Let's say you have 1.5 GB game out of which 200 MB is app and 1.3 GB is game data. Then that 200 MB can be moved to SD card but not the game data.
The feature that you are asking for can only be done after you root an android phone.
So if you wish to only play HD games on this phone, either buy the 32 GB version of this phone or root the 16 GB version.
You have the 9 GB just for apps. So i think that's enough. All your music, videos, movies and files will reside in sd card. Moreover, there's the new kitkat update coming which will bring the new touchwiz of s5 which has 11.5 GB free, so i think then we'll have sufficient space..
Have a nice day. BTW if you care so much about games then better buy a 32 GB nexus 5.
Nick , 26 May 2014From what you say, it's better to update a phone that is otherwise working perfectly through F... moreThat isn't possible. As that file is the same as it was in previous firmware.
To make you better understand let's say that our firmware 1 ( previous one) had 100 files.
In the firmware 2( newer one), there are 102 files in which 80 are same, 20 are changed and 1 is a new file.
So in OTA, we'll just get the 21 files which are changed or new. In kies however, you'll get all 101 files.
So, if a file was good initially and isn't available in OTA, it's unchanged as it is in those 80 files. So a good working file which isn't available in OTA won't be corrupted.
Let's say you got a virus in one of those 80 files, then you can't remove through OTA, you have to use kies and a clean wipe.
So in any way, kies is better than OTA or FOTA, whichever you prefer.
Have a nice day
dman, 26 May 2014guys my s4 heats up too much and the battery aint lasting that long even after switching on po... moreChill down pal. All the android gets heat up including G2, Note 3 etc...
Hope it will be resolved in upcoming update.
Once I used S2 and Samsung solved the heat up problem with just one update....
Let's hope for the same for this Big beauty s4.
darkgamer, 26 May 2014Yes, it has an option for apps to move to sd card. Regarding the camera clarity, it's mind... moreHi ru sure u can move apps and games to sd card. I wana buy this for hd games which normally gets saved on the fone memory and this fone has only 8.82 gb user available memory.
guys my s4 heats up too much and the battery aint lasting that long even after switching on powers saver and disabling/killing unnecesary apps....any technical advice will be highly appreciated
darkgamer, 25 May 2014No. OTA update isn't risky but I don't recommend it as kies is better. The thing is, kies down... moreFrom what you say, it's better to update a phone that is otherwise working perfectly through FOTA only. For in the process of replacing every firmware file, as it happens using Kies, it is quite possible that a previously good file gets replaced with a buggy one that may download with new firmware.
tammy , 26 May 2014Thanks darkgamer.. Can u tell me if the apps will be stored on phone memory or sd card or does... moreYes, it has an option for apps to move to sd card.
Regarding the camera clarity, it's mind blowing in daylight and the level of details rendered are amazing.
In the Night Time, the picture isn't so rosy. The pics come out very bad with lack of detail and dark in auto mode. To remedy this, you have 2 options: either enable auto night mode detection from the upper left corner or you go to night mode. In the Night mode, the images are good and much better than auto mode. You just have to keep your hand steady. Regarding Flash, this phone has one of the best flash and the images come very good in flash
have a nice day
darkgamer, 26 May 2014That means your system has a bug. Maybe it'll work alright after this but I think the best way... moreHi Shubham after the 4.4.2 update nothing works in the "smart screen" like smart stay,smart scroll,air gesture i'm really disappointed as i loved these features,why is it so,should i do a factory reset?? Please help me out.
darkgamer, 26 May 2014S4 is much much better than grand 2 or note 2. Comparing s4 to grand 2 is an insult to s4. It ... moreThanks darkgamer.. Can u tell me if the apps will be stored on phone memory or sd card or does it have option to move to sd card.. N hows the camera clarity in day or nyt? Thnx in adv