Saurav Ghosh, 19 Mar 2014Lol, what made you think I didn't do a clean install of 4.4.2? I always do a clean install, an... moreI also did a clean install. But despite it, i had issues. Then I again did a factory reset as I was fed up. It now works perfectly
kn, 13 Mar 2014the ring tone is very low. How to increase itsys/etc/default_gain.conf. Increase the speaker phone dB. Try at small steps.
Forget everything if you are not rooted.
shubham yadav, 19 Mar 2014i talk home daily and the call is around 20 min everyday. Impossible for ear. Are you kidding.... moreLol, what made you think I didn't do a clean install of 4.4.2? I always do a clean install, and even recommend everyone the same.
Anyway, it's unbearable indeed. Besides that issue persists on all the S4 I have seen so far, and I have seen quite a few.
My screen on time is 4 hours, your's is 5, good, have you given a thought that the brightness could have some impact on this? I use +3, which is heavily bright. Most people use Auto, so they will get more screen on time anyway. I don't care about battery life, so it doesn't matter for me anyway.
If your S4 doesn't really heat then you have some 'special' unit dude, take care of it :)
Saurav Ghosh, 19 Mar 2014Well can't agree with you on this one, at all. I live in Kolkata anyway :/ After a call aroun... morei talk home daily and the call is around 20 min everyday. Impossible for ear. Are you kidding. It's not even warm. Let alone unbearable. I don't know what's going around with your piece but that's surely not normal. Yes, factory reset has to do with it. I think the firmware doesn't adjust properly when you don't do it. I can't think of a proper reason for this. One possible reason is the different loading of apps on diff. O.S. . Anyways, when I updated to 4.4 , my screen-on time reduced to 3 hrs and the phone too started to heat. These issues are interlinked. As the battery is draining, the energy is getting converted to heat. I did a factory reset and now my on screen time is again 5.5 hours and the phone is never even warm even after watching HD movies with sync and data on . Your on-screen time is 4 hrs. That may be the reason. As that's low.
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2014has the upgrade improved performance???Yes, overall the performance will seem to be smoother than Jelly Bean, but there are some problems with KitKat. Like when you scroll through email list, with 'message preview' (or whatever it is called on your email app) on, it will lag like hell. You need to turn off message preview to sort the issue out, which is a bad thing.
Anyway, I do believe a future upgrade might solve the issue.
PS: However if I had the option I would go back to JB to be honest, cause there is no more custom kernel available for KitKat ROMs. I am just rooted with stock kernel :( So I am missing options like speaker amplification, LED light intensity and some display related tweaks which was available on Adam kernel for Jelly Bean :| Going back is not possible though, cause with KitKat the new bootloader is being flashed, and you won't be able to go back to JB! However someone said it is possible with the help of PIT file, lets see...I will go back if I can.
rohan, 15 Mar 2014I am in Pune, India, please tell me why I am not able to update my S4 to kitkat 4.4.2 through ... morePeople should know this by now! Cause it has been mentioned many times that if you don't get the OTA 4.4.2 update then download the full ROM form www.sammobile.com, and flash that ROM via Odin. It's a five minutes process.
Please read more, ask less :)
NEEL, 16 Mar 2014is it single sim or double sim?Single SIM. Kindly don't ask these type of questions! There is a specification page of GSMArena, which literally covers everything :O
Ken509, 16 Mar 2014Why they removed the Radio FM option on the S4, while the S3 had it??? #WeirdIf you need a darn FM radio then just get a FM Radio :/
kriyya, 16 Mar 2014To those who have updated to Kit Kat- has the text blurring /smaring issue while scrolling fas... moreNo, that happens in pathetic Chrome only, I mean the text blurring while scrolling. It is not smearing!
Try a different browser.
0_o, 17 Mar 2014bought a new batt guys, everything is going smooth now, thanks for the help, i even update my ... moreYou mean Google Now Launcher? Well it is the WORST launcher I have ever tried.
TouchWiz launcher is nice, but lacks customization. I for one am not finding the need anything beyond Nova Prime.
shubham yadav, 19 Mar 2014oh really. I have it. My phone is always as cool as cucomber. And I live in india. Just backup... moreWell can't agree with you on this one, at all. I live in Kolkata anyway :/
After a call around 15-20 minutes the earpiece becomes so hot that it's impossible to even hold it next to my ear, hot as hell. Let alone playing games for long sessions!
It was there on 4.3, and it is here on 4.4.2 :|
If your S4 is as cold as a cucumber then you might wanna contact Samsung, cause there's no S4 out there which doesn't have the overheating issue.
Also, Factory Reset and all those wiping thing has absolutely nothing to do with the overheating issue :|
Shak, 18 Mar 2014Hows the battery life of s4?Depends on your usage. For me, I have to charge it once every day, sometimes when I use it heavily, twice.
Screen on time is the thing you should look for and one full charge provides around 4 hours display on time. Now how you are gonna use that 4 hours is up to you.
Saurav Ghosh, 19 Mar 2014S4 (i9500) has overheating issue. Whoever says it doesn't either is lying or living in somewhe... moreoh really. I have it. My phone is always as cool as cucomber. And I live in india. Just backup your data, do a factory reset, restore data and wait for 4-5 days. You'll also feel the same. I did it on 3 s4 s. It worked on all of them.
I also agree that earlier I too had overheating issue in the days when i had 4.2.2 . Now the temp doesn't even cross 42.
tausif, 19 Mar 2014After reading first 11 pages of this forum, I beleive that S4 I9500 has 2 major issues; 1 is h... moreS4 (i9500) has overheating issue. Whoever says it doesn't either is lying or living in somewhere like Moscow or Toronto or North Pole or those kinds :-|
tausif, 19 Mar 2014Shubham, here is the reply:
1. What is the price of g2 and i9500 s4 in your country?
LG G... moreFrom the answers you gave, lg G2 is the phone for you. S4 has a better screen, but you don't care about screen. It has sd card slot, but you don't have much collection. Also G2 is cheaper in your country. Camera and battery life are exactly equal in both
G2 is a phone with snapdragon 800. So, it will easily last longer as snapdragon 800 has 50% advantage in gaming over powervr sgx544mp3 in i9500. A better chipset is one of the major advantages of g2.
I9500 doesn't have any issues. You just have to calibrate the device slightly like disabling samsung link and push. Do a factory reset before and after os update. Most people don't do this. And later, all they do is whine and write bad reviews. A general user of s4 will not be as expert as a general user of G2 as he has blindly gone for G2. While a general user of G2 knows it's pros over other devices as every one has heard about s4 but still he chose G2.
One last thing. Get the 32 GB G2. as there is only 10 GB available in 16 GB version which by all means is very less.
Have a nice day
shubham yadav, 19 Mar 2014I have an s4 and my father has a G2. We exchange our phones quite often. So I know about both ... moreShubham, here is the reply:
1. What is the price of g2 and i9500 s4 in your country?
LG G2 (32 GB) is some what cheaper then S4 I9500 (16 GB).. under 100$ difference.
2. For how long do you plan to use your phone? 1 year, 2 years or any other
As long as it survives. I bought S2 in 2012 and i have sold it this year in 2014. I can keep any phone for 2 years easily.
3. Do you game a lot??
Yes i do. havent played much heavy duty game in S2. But i m fond of playing games.
4. What are your storage needs?? This means if you like to store movies or have a lot of music collection?
I dont store much movices and music. 16gb storage is also enough for me but i will not take risk in G2. i will get 32 GB.
5. What are most important things you want from your phone?? Along battery life, great camera, great screen or any other.
I need a flawless phone. Basically a smooth phone without any lag. battery life and camera is also my primary concern. i m not curious about screen but the good screen is better.
6. Any other point you would like to say about which type of phone you want?
I want a phone that doesnt over heat. My S2 used to heat up alot. while skype or viber etc. I want a phone that doesnt lag. like if i m paying so much i dont want any slowness or any drawback. you know.
In my country LG does not have offical warranty center. soall the sets available here are imported with international warranty. While Samsung has a setup here.
See, THERE IS NO OVERHEATING ISSUE IN S4, NEITHER IN 2013 MODELS NOR IN 2014 ONES. I have used a lot os s4 s and most of people who are reporting those issues either don't know to operate a phone or are trolls. First , you decide which phone you'll purchase. I'll tell you a way to eliminate heating then. You just forget about it for now.
I have experienced this issue twice. one when i went to my friend place. he was doing nothing. just wifi was on .. the phone was significantly hot as it shouldnt be. S2 didnt heat up when u do nothing.
thanks for your prompt reply shubham yadav .. forgot to mention my name in previous post.