brynn, 11 Nov 2013Here in UK if you cannot get a signal or its really bad you can return handset and get refund ... moreWell, at my place we dont have the so called one to one replacement or even refund. You get what you bought. I have called service centre and they told me to reset the phone which i did, and to no avail. They asked me to send the phone for inspection which i didn't want to because i knew it will take so long for them to give it back to me. Mind you, i owned galaxy mega 6.3 and the signal is just as bad. That is why i think Samsung need to improve their signal reception. Thats all. Thanks for replying. Bye..
chedsabahmalaysia, 10 Nov 2013Hi guys. I am from Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia. You can condemned me if you want, i am being honest... moreYes ur absolutely right about signal strength. I had S4 about a month ago (now I've Note 3). It struggled to maintain cellular signal strength in my house (which is situated right next to a small hill). I also have a Nokia phone at home which shows at least 2 to 3 signal bars all the time and it does work as well (calling, sms). Here I would tell u something. Just default reset your S4 and then when it shows no signal strength, never ever register on mobile network. I did register the phone and then it started to have no signal at all. The phone doesn't need to be registered. Now I have Note 3 and obviously not registered the phone on the network and it is working fine. Has better signal strength than S4. Don't know why new Samsung devices have this signal problem. They require strong signal strength. Strange....really.
Unpso, 10 Nov 2013I live in Germany and i have the octa core version. I get no update for Android 4.3. I also ... moreDownload latest version of kies form soft tonic. Than connect your mobile to kies through pc.
chedsabahmalaysia, 11 Nov 2013The way i see it, you are really into samsung, don't you.?? I am not bashing samsung because i... moreHere in UK if you cannot get a signal or its really bad you can return handset and get refund or cancel your contract,within a reasonable time say when you notice it, ie pretty quickly.
How long you had your handset because you should be able to do same thing..Thats all I can say there are lots of places near me with no signal and nowt I can do..All handsets have different strengths yours is no good then so return is best option.You must have bought it and realised its no good reception quickly so the phone is no good at its purpose so you can return it for refund "or" swap to phone that is good in your area,.
I would rather Nokia made Android their reception brilliant.
chedsabahmalaysia, 11 Nov 2013The way i see it, you are really into samsung, don't you.?? I am not bashing samsung because i... moreSignalCheck- free app ref xda developers- to check 2g 3g 4g device connections -
yes- different networks have different signal strengths on the same spot - also different handsets /makers - have different responses to same network same signal strength same spot .. we have experienced this variations in signal drops and not having full 3g downgraded to 2g ..SAMSUNG has accepted signals and wifi issues on some s4 handsets .. ADVICE- by samsung has been to 1- check out with network shop tech "guru" or seek assistance from samsung service center .. you are asking -is it a brand or model or individual handset issue ? interesting query ..
installing skype on s4, the mobile num calls also going to skype,pls anyone help me pls
shubham yadav, 10 Nov 2013They might have fixed some small bug. A 23 MB update can't bring huge changes. It may not be n... moreShubham after 4.3 update a thin dark boundry arround display. In 4.2 display looks much wider than 4.3 any solution for this please tell me dear
i am using samsung s4 so i can't connect hot spot wifi in my laptop hp windows 7 so how can i connect it
brynn, 10 Nov 2013Unless you start getting into signal strengths which are on the phone itself how do you know w... moreThe way i see it, you are really into samsung, don't you.?? I am not bashing samsung because i do like their phones. I dont care about build material, premium feel etc. I am not a specific fan of any brands(or are you?), i'm commenting based on my eyes. It irritated me when i start using 3g connectivity(no 4g lte yet),samsung signal tend to lost signal few time(my place has average signal reception) where as my wife other phone brands(not iphone) can do the same without problem. So tell me, do i need to go into the phone when i experienced those things first hand. Let see what you and other users out there have to write about. Thanks and bye bye..
The worst of samsung.. i bought s4 few months ago.but from he first hour the phone is heating when using multimesia.even when memory card is insertes the phones secondary camera part is overheating. am very disappointed by samsung. i also enquires this is common on other s4 mobiles .please dont buy samsung mobiles unless they solve the problem of overheating.go to apple or sony u wil get atleast satisfaction
I live in Germany and i have the octa core version. I get no update for Android 4.3. I also tried with Kies and it says that my version is the latest. Why is that?
preetham raj, 10 Nov 2013There are no changes with second stability update (23.08mb). as said by some ignorant person, ... moreThe stability update could be a million things ,I cant find a changelog so absolutely no idea.
preetham raj, 10 Nov 2013There are no changes with second stability update (23.08mb). as said by some ignorant person, ... moreThey might have fixed some small bug. A 23 MB update can't bring huge changes. It may not be noticeable to you as you might not have used that thing or the difference may be too small. Also no one is forcing you to download these updates for improving stability.
Samiyal, 10 Nov 2013Plz shubham how to install kies on my pc? Go to google, search samsung kies, go to the first link by samsung. install regular kies if you have 4.2.2 and kies 3 if you have android 4.3.
Have a nice day
i am using samsung galaxy s4 ( i9505 black color). i bought it before 1 month ago. but from 1st time I see bettery life time is short as like 3 or 4 hours if I use internet. I am using 2G internet. Why this new bettary life time is only 4 hours??
There are no changes with second stability update (23.08mb). as said by some ignorant person, there is no much RAM availability and battery life is as usual.
@sachit: factory resetting your mobile surely gives you better RAM and more battery life and these things have nothing to do with this update.
Waiting for better updates from samsung !!
shubham yadav, 09 Nov 2013Do firmware update via kies. If the problem persists, backup data and do a factory reset.Plz shubham how to install kies on my pc?
Its great Samsung give updates and quickly..
Another point is I had got few problems in my s4 month after first got it."Lookout" app found problem, it said that live HD Wallpaper was active in connecting to internet for ad malware.This was using battery,slowing phone and using up my network allowance and bandwidth.So when we have problems rogue apps can also be at fault and in this case a silly wallpaper..
What a lot do and not blaming anyone here is when you download app it ask for permissions.If you read these permissions some are extraordinary like asking to connect to premium rate lines for example,,why would that happen for a simple mp3 player app? I do not download these apps as you are GIVING permission and authorising these permissions.
Just keep an eye out next time you download an app don't just ACCEPT without checking first.Also run Lookout to check for any wrong doing then remove it if you don't want it on phone,,it certainly proved its worth in that instance.
chedsabahmalaysia, 10 Nov 2013Hi guys. I am from Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia. You can condemned me if you want, i am being honest... moreUnless you start getting into signal strengths which are on the phone itself how do you know whos lying?
Apple came out couple of years back saying they have been exaggerating their signal strength bars..How do you know Sony or HTC are no doing the same thing? Signal bars are so unreliable I don't even care as long as I get a signal..The only real concern for low signal is increased battery usage...Samsungs could be true reading and other companys inflating signal bars.Samsung could be underrating erring on side of caution and HTC and Sony are overestimating.
Unless I loose signal I don't care,never have done since 1998..