It is a very good phone, it has a very good durability but it's battery is'nt good anyway.
need a help from a s4 friend..............
i ordered new s4 in ebay at 260$. now im waiting for arrival. im so afraid about it. most s4 phones are chines replica or refurbished ones. i dont know how to identify a genuine s4 exactly. helpppp.
my galaxy s4 does not connect to wifi
it says (saved and (secure)
any solution please
Gash-2401, 18 Dec 2015Thanks for your honest opinion friend, I want to clarify that I have only occasionally used ca... moreAfter 2.5 years of usage any issue can crop up. It's a very long period. If one charges his/her S4 twice a day(has average battery life) that would mean you have charged it around 1800-1900 times till now.
It's nothing but normal wear and tear.
My S4 is 1.5 yrs+ old and has visited service centre twice. Once the issue was of Display. But official samsung service centres do a very good job, so no problem.
Similarly my friend's Note 4 had charging port replaced after 1yr of use.
These are technical devices and issues keep coming up.
As for usage, i think you have used it quite long and buy a new one. S4 no longer holds to newer devices. Especially after Lollipop S4 has become redundant.
I will soon switch to Note 4(dont like note 5, no sd card or removable battery) or wait a bit more for Xperia Z6
Akash, 17 Dec 2015Yes my friend using third party chargers causes problem to your phone because its having diff... moreThanks for your honest opinion friend, I want to clarify that I have only occasionally used car chargers, (mainly while navigating using the GPS) and rest of the time, I am using the original Samsung charger, however, I have got a good quality (Capdase) cable as a replacement, as the original was damaged eventually, do you think this may also be a problem?
Gash-2401, 17 Dec 2015My 2.5 year old S4 gave me first trouble this week, and I had to take it to the Service Center... moreYes my friend using third party chargers causes problem to your phone because its having different volt every charger comes according to the battery capacity and stuff like that.showing in samsung service center may not be a problem but if you had serviced you phone in local service center they will take all the orginal parts and replace it with some old ones don't worry s4 is still a pretty good deal if you are having problems with that replace it with another
My openion is that s4 is a pretty well phone now also it offers wide range of feature . Buy a new one when its no more good for use don't waste money
My 2.5 year old S4 gave me first trouble this week, and I had to take it to the Service Center.
It stopped charging suddenly on Monday, Dec 14, 2015, all of sudden, there was no response while plugging in the charger.
I took this to the service center and they replaced the charging port, which costed me nearly INR 1700. However, the service was pretty quick and I got the update that the phone was repaired before the end of day Monday itself. I asked those guys what could have caused this problem, the guy sitting at the computer who collects and submits the devices for repairs, did not seemed to be technically literate, however, it seemed that he was giving some standard reply, he pointed out below possibilities:
- Water/ Moisture exposure to the port
- Use of third party charger / cable
He told me to use the original charger, (which I am already using).
This has left me ponder with few questions which I wanted to ask on this forum:
- Shall I continue with this phone, as I am not having any other issues apart from this which was also fixed pretty quickly by the Samsung Service people? I am asking this because, my friends keep telling me that once a phone visits a service center, we can't rely on that anymore..
I personally love this phone and do not want to spend more on a new phone, as it is meeting all my needs.. Pls suggest.
Another Question is..
Does using a not Samsung charger / cable (for example charging using a Car Charger, etc, and using another USB cable) can damage the charging port? Any thoughts?
Thanks for your time!
Ashs4 lover, 15 Dec 2015I'm thinking of rooting my phone and getting a custom rom....does that effect phone? Is there ... moreYou can try, but you will have to be very carefull, one wrong step will brick your phone... To revert back to touchwiz you can anytime download and flash thr official firmware..!!
Ashs4 lover, 15 Dec 2015Same problem with me :'( now slightly better after 336mb update What build u r on...
mya, 14 Dec 2015now..my Galaxy S4 has Lolypop 5.0.1Hi,
How have you done to update your S4 OS?
Where can I find Andro 5.0.1 rom?
confused one, 12 Dec 2015Kindly Please anybody help me out in choosing between S4 or S5...is s4 better than S5 if I buy? Looks of s5 is really bad.... It looks like Samsung Galaxy prime:D s4 is beautiful
Hey guys, I upgraded my s4 to android lollypop. Now my fone got slow. What should I do to get the original speed? Pls comment.........
Anyone, 14 Dec 2015Battry drain fast - heat up - auto restart .. And now my s4 wont turn on .. :-(Same problem with me :'( now slightly better after 336mb update
Prasad, 14 Dec 2015Please can any one suggest me Andriod Lollipop 5.0 is good one for Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4...... moreI haven't used kitkat for many days.... If u ask me lolipop is not yet stable in this phone. But the apps looks older in kitkat and looks like outdated one. Better wait for 5.1 (not sure if it's going to come or not)