I have been using Galaxy S4 I9500 from almost 20 days.
used Android 4.3 for 6 days and then got the 4.4.2 update.
What I found is RAM usage dropped by 200MB, smoother animations
Less heating and better battery backup in power saving mode
(means its worth upgrading).
Few people have questions like "Is the phone/sceen gets heated"or Are there any lags?
Answer is Yes
I feel heating is natural and manageable as its not too much
Lags...hmmm i really hate but again its just under a second.
I cant compare with other same range phones as I never used any phone for a longer time to give a verdict.
Screen is awesome and I guarantee nobody in that price range can come even close to it.
Day time photos are superb. Night shots are bit grainy. (drama shot is a feature worth mentioning)
Front cam is very good and serves the purpose just right.
Smart stay is the only feature i felt very useful in this big feature list ( doesnt means others are useless as i didnt really got time to test them).
I own a black mist model so in the front it looks Very Premium and I use a Spigen case for my phone so i didnt really bother phone is made of plastic or metal.
Its very light comfortable to use.
User available space is around 8.9 GB out of 16GB
(games like Asphalt 8 and GT racing are not moving to external SD card so i have 4.6GB of free space in internal memory)
Regarding battery life, I am a heavy texter on whatsapp with Calling (3 hours), little browsing (10 min) and play games for some time (45 Min), I keep clicking photos as its my hobby. :)
I get a full day backup thats it. standy is awesome it hardly drops 2 percent in 7 hours when I am sleeping.
Phone will fully charge in 2 hours if used with S4 charger.
Hope some of you will find this review useful.
In kitkat 4.4.2 at normal use will get 1.5 days and in heavy use will get 1 day .
Ricky, 15 Apr 2014Which one is betrer
S4 or note 3 neo ??
Also suggest the best phone in 30000 budgetS4 is better than neo. It has a better full hd screen. Better camera and is a full flagship. Not a rip off. So more updates are given.
I don't consider any phone better than s4 in 30k range. But if you extend your budget to 35k w watch for g2 and xperia z1.
Have a nice day
Still i didn't get kitkat update...still on 4.3...My firmware version is PDA:MJ8/PHONE:MJ8/CSC:MJ8 (ECT).....anyone can tell me which region is from my phone.....thanks
Because of Procesor,, it Works bettet with bigger Cpu,, GPU,, like Snapdragon 801 ,, 330
Which one is betrer
S4 or note 3 neo ??
Also suggest the best phone in 30000 budget
why is that when downloadin apps the phone will be tellin you that there is no Space mean while there is space on the scard
am experiencing the same problem (hanging and heating) after updating to kitkat. frustrating :(.
S4 has two distinguished features! The first one is heating problem and the second one is battery quick draining problem!
khalid01, 14 Apr 2014Hy guys how much time galaxy s4 is taking to fully charge from 5% to 100%nearly 80 minutes battery is full
I think its normal..
Because i had LG G pro.. with thermal throttling, i got at most 42.4 C (games slower if you play while this hot. Its battery temp btw.) while WITHOUT thermal throttling it would go as high as 50++ (the chipset ignore the heat pushes device to the limit. Benchmark score still as high when it still idle and gaming is smoother than enables thermal throttling). I dont know if S4 octa or S4 snapdragon had thermal throttling. Anyone??