I own galaxy S4 and Mega 6.3.. both phones are awesome respectively..but the only problem is battery life of S4!! I already charged 100% both phones.. mega have a very excellent battery life.. but s4 is draining fast! 100% to 92% in just 20minutes without opening mobile data or any apps!!! This battery life is worst than blackberry! I already set the brightness to 30% only.. closed all running apps.. but after checking battery status.. it draining on screen 49% and android 34%.. hell!!
Gihan, 02 Nov 2013plz any one tell me what is the different and Problems on Galaxy S4 2nd quality Version ?I got rid of mine and got s4 mini because camera was taking too long to take a picture..Otherwise except average battery life I had no problems..It did get hot during calls,constant video recording etc but IT DID NOT BOTHER ME ONE IOTA..These things are running quadcore gpu and powerful cpu with NO fan or HEATSINK and folk want them to run cool pffftt.
I found screen brighter than specs suggested,very light to carry,massive off the planet features and settings and no bigger than s3 in fact it fely lots better than s3.I had no faults or complaints besides the ones mentioned...Audio was good and speaker past my test for tonal quality.
P.S. I am not a big gamer I cant understand it on a mobile without proper precision controller but do play simple games ie jewel quest and other timewaster games..Its best you ask someone else about gaming.
I have a Nexus 5 on way now,bet it does not last long..
I just bought s4 3G, how to check my external memory? Because i check external memory only 8gb not 16gb. why?
this is very good mobile for all things
but charging is problem whenever using internet
remaing options is good
plz any one tell me what is the different and Problems on Galaxy S4 2nd quality Version ?
Overall a smoother and fluid experience than 4.3, gallery opens much faster, as well as camera. UI responsiveness is better than before. But as I said hardware acceleration seems to be broken on some apps, especially those which need access to internet, thus you'll notice stuttering and jitter on some apps, which is really frustrating to be honest.
sugiomike, 02 Nov 2013I just brought s4 but when i insert my SIM card it a error showing no sim card.Dear sugiomike, your SIM may not have cut properly that's why it is not detecting tg sim, have it cut again the same problem persisted with me.
I just brought s4 but when i insert my SIM card it a error showing no sim card.
ithehappy, 02 Nov 2013Lol, you are as experienced as me, if not more. And you can just read about Odin. It's Samsung... moreYou didn't read my comment properly. I just said you were more experienced about Odin as you have used it. So i wasn't the proper person for answering this. And I know some stuff about ODIN. You are right but it has to be handled with care.
have a good day
Dear s4 users, 4.3 update is is available for this phone, should I update it? What will be its pros and cons please reply soon thanks
AnonD-201208, 29 Oct 2013When I install adobe flash player it doen't work? Did it exist for 4.2.2You can side-load it anytime you want.
Link: (Please don't remove this GSMArena!)
AnonD-78030, 30 Oct 2013Saurabh it could because of SD card too. Since android galaxy phones support an external SD ca... moreNo mate it's not about SD card. You will only notice slowness if the SD card is Class 4 or less, and even that when you are watching a video from it, possibly 720p etc, otherwise you won't notice it. You can just remove the SD card just to see for yourself. Anyway, with 4.3 the gallery is at least 50% faster, as well as the camera opening. Great, just wish the H/W acceleration wasn't broken on other apps, I am confident it will be fixed, otherwise 4.3 is a great update.
NO, you will NOT void warranty by using Odin. Samsung Service Center uses Odin, it's their own flashing application.
AnonD-96685, 30 Oct 2013I have updated to 4.3 Jelly Bean. And it is missing the most awaited feature of Restricted Pr... moreI am sorry but what's restricted feature? With 4.3 Samsung did introduce KNOX, I am sure you know that?
shubham yadav, 30 Oct 2013I didn't use odin in my life, but I think it doesn't void it as you are using the official rom... moreLol, you are as experienced as me, if not more. And you can just read about Odin. It's Samsung's software, they use in the SC, but never will tell us. Thanks to Google, nothing is hidden nowadays.
I am Saurav Ghosh btw, inputting from desktop.
Bob, 31 Oct 2013How do i down odin and install on my s4 19502 so i could get update 4.3?Don't know if GSMArena will keep this link or not, (kindly see what I am attaching here if you wanna remove it!)
Odin is Samsung's own software!
Ghost, 31 Oct 2013HI
I have been using this phone for 2 months now..
issues that cant be resolved:
1) whe... moreYeah, I faced that issue too, while I was talking with my friend my ear turned....what was it....oh yeah Green....
Get outta here.
schroede, 01 Nov 2013why dont these fones have radio in them? Why does most of the phone have radio in them?
dani, 31 Oct 2013Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7?
it means this phone has two q... moreYeah, Big cores and little cores, quad Big core, which are active most of the time, quad little cores, which are NOT active unless there's a need.
So this is NOT a true Octa core device, I am sure you know that already.