Am from Malawi in Central Africa. I have just bought this handset(Samsung galaxy s4 but it is failing to recognize a local simcard. What should I do? please, help.
shubham yadav, 28 Apr 2014LOL, your comment made my day. The major problem i faced was the high battery usage by the and... moreshubham yadav- to CORRECT YOU -443 has NOT yet released by google !! due soon though !
shubham yadav, 28 Apr 2014LOL, your comment made my day. The major problem i faced was the high battery usage by the and... moreI have noticed that after doing a factory reset and disabling the play apps like news movies n others like stranslator gdrive and other apps the ram usage is almost around 1.06 gb and the battery usage by android system is also under control...give it a try
[deleted post]LOL, your comment made my day. The major problem i faced was the high battery usage by the android system. Sometimes it even exceeds the usage by screen and i get like less than 5 hrs of on-screen time. On JB, i often got more than 6 hrs. But the performance is undeniably improved and there is no heating issue. The high usage of android system has a general bad effect on all phoness on 4.4.2 as it is a problem for google as android 4.4.2 has this and google has released 4.4.3 to fix them . We'll hopefully get the update soon.
T.k.L, 27 Apr 2014I'm planning to buy a phone next week & hv the following phones in mind:
ne... moreBuy a 32 GB G2. it's the best. but the 16 GB G2 is useless as it doesn't have sd card slot and only gives 10 Gb available.
If 32 GB G2 is out of budget, go for 16 GB s4. it has an sd card slot.
Forget the other 2 . they are just out of competition
Saurav Ghosh, 27 Apr 2014HTC One, I mean even the M7.I wouldn't say that. Grass on the other side of mountain looks greener. i've used m7 for enough time and it isn't better than s4. the s4 has bigger and better screen, a much better camera, better battery life and a much more functional UI.
the m7 hs it's own advantages. It has better speakers, better design and is fast in general performance.
So it's a call in what a person wants.
Saurav Ghosh, 27 Apr 2014Z2, M8 are better, not the ones you mentioned.
However they are way more pricey than S4 and a... moresaurav ghosh, May i know the reason for moving to z2 or m8. As none of them offer a significant upgrade over your current smartphone. I have considered s5 z2 and m8 and read numerous reviews on them and finally decided to pass on due to the following reasons:
m8: No particular upgrade over s4. It has a very large body but smaller screen than s4( due to onscreen buttons). Plus the camera is unusable. You have used s4, you'll feel like you've come to hell. Even the exposure blows off and sometimes it underxeposes. The camera has a lot of problems. Plus the is the same quality as m7 which was worse than s4. The only upgrade you get are an aluminum phone, good speakers and an upgraded chipset. The m8 has no major problems, but I don't like to downgrade on some aspects after shelling out so much money. Plus it doesn't have any special feature.
z2: A stunner in looks, a great camera and waterproof. On paper it's the best phone you can get this season. Also on paper it seems that the screen and battery will be great. But the story is not that rosy. it is plagued by numerous manufacturing defects that people who have got the phone are complaining like gaps in the build. Also i think that these compromise the water resistance. Plus the camera is not that great as it looks on paper. At 20MP mode, you can't use any feature except just shoot, no HDR, no auto mode and just nothing. To use all those features you'll have to go down to 8 MP. Even to use HDR and such basic features. But the 8 MP shots are close to or beat s4's 13 MP shots. So they're good but not as you see on paper. Plus the battery life is worst of these 3 despite having the biggest battery. The reason is overheating. The phone has severe heating problems. If you're fed up with your s4 due to heating, just don't go for this. Plus whatever the live LED shit sony has done, the display is worst among the 3. Plus, sony is not releasing it.
S5: Overall the best phone among the 3 as it has the least problems. It has the best screen ever ( source: displaymate), has a great isocell camera with many useful features and has tonnes of novelties like fingerprint scanner and is water resistant. But the design is still the same plus it is bigger in size. I wanted a different design this time. And the speaker can't compete with m8. a single mono speaker isn't enough for me. I was almost going to buy this but then i read that india is getting the exynos version. So i did a research on that and found that exynos comes with a mali T628 GPU which is 20-25% weak than the adreno 330 in snapdragon 801. Although I don't game but /i don't want an inferior phone at a higher cost. Plus i've heard that the exynos has hearing problems, although not as much as z2, but they're there. The single advantage of exynos version is that it's 20% more powerful than snapdragon in CPU. Unless i get a competent exynos or snapdragon, i won't buy a samsung product.
Have a nice day
GOSH ! some posters did not learn basic manners and POSTING RULES.. read AGAIN .. to keep forum "clean" n factual .. pity ! pathetic ! s4 is the topic. millions satisfied owners ..
tani sojati, 26 Apr 2014how can i unlock samsung galaxy s4 is blocked when we swipe to unlock screenjust format ur phone
Display problem means when any video is played
on any app the screen gets blurr or many lines
comes on it. Please provide any solution
some socalled "experts" fanboys or trollers badboys posting factually wrong comments 24/7 on s4 - most popular android worldwide SO FAR !
some repeated questions / answers by FICTIONERS astounding !
MILLIONS of s4 owners have kitkat 442(no major problems) .. some selfappointed techies are misleading saying -donot upgrade to kitkat .. ALL upgrades are step up incremental .. misleaders must know that no quantum jump officially from jellybean to lime pie(due nov 2014) ..
Guys I could see the white version price getting decreased by 2000-3000 INR everywhere incl flipkart, ebay, snapdeal, amazon.
Any reason for this ?
Saurav Ghosh, 27 Apr 2014Absolutely don't upgrade to KitKat. It's the worst update I've ever made or Samsung has ever p... moremillions of s4 owners worldwide have upgraded to kitkat 442 with NO major problems ..which planet do u live on ?
I'm planning to buy a phone next week & hv the following phones in mind:
i m buying these phones for gamming,internet and for new updates Which one should i go for pls give me ur opinion,thanx
Saurav Ghosh, 27 Apr 2014Absolutely don't upgrade to KitKat. It's the worst update I've ever made or Samsung has ever p... moresaurab gosh - u say u live in kolkatta india - fyi- millions of s4 owners worldwide INCLUDING INDIA have upgraded to kitkat 442-no major problems .. slightly more battery hungery because some APPs NOT OPTIMISED for 442 by some apps developers.. minor bugs fix 443 soon soon - thats what happens in OS of mobiles/ cells..
your OPINIONS seem to based on FICTIONS not SCIENCE .sadly.
GUYS PLEASE ANSWER!! wheneva I reset my phone the prediction words that the Samsung keyboard adds according to my typing are also lost, is there a way that my newly added words can remain there even after reset?
after watching many reviews and research's , i finally decided to buy samsung s4, at first i faced heating problem but it is not an issue , i have been using this phone from 2 months it is just awesome and there are plenty of features that u cannot imagine the camera is awesome, can play any game u want to with out lagging,the only problem is it heats up, but i got used to it , now it is fine after the update of 4,4,2 kitkat, every high configured phone has heating problem, like sony htc etc all have the same problem