Good phone however the battery is poor. It started out working well however 2 months in and the battery is swollen. This is not an isolated issue, as 4 of my friends experienced the same issue with their s4.
drwave, 24 Oct 2013I Want to thank you and other good people here including SHUBHAM,CLASS 24 etc. u people tried ... morethank you for your input friend! my phone has gone to service centre too and they said they will reinstall the firmware so even i will have to check this out. INU/INS is displayed in build number right?
how do i update my device samsung galaxy i9500 to 4.3 by myself if i am in nepal currently. guys please help.
Don, 24 Oct 2013USB tethering, is it different from WiFi hotspot? Can the update be also done with WiFi hotspo... moreya, the usb tethering is done through usb cable so its a little faster than wifi hotspot, other than that nothing is different. You can do it by both.
I am really sorry that i did a typo in my previous post. I meant you can do it.
have a nice day.
Saurav Ghosh, 24 Oct 2013Shubham, I'm quite sure you know that Antutu is a meaningless benchmark app, 20k or 29k, doesn... moreantutu was good until version 3 but now they messed up after version 4.
The only good ones are sunspider, vellamo, geekbench(both 2 and 3), epic citadel and 3dmark.
but i have faith that antutu will be like it was before 1 year so i keep checking it.
But after 4.3 the geekbench 3 has got 2471. That means a great performance boost.
have a nice day
Saurav Ghosh, 24 Oct 2013Dude going to SC for a firmware upgrade is as stupid as it could go. Just download the Indian ... moreI Want to thank you and other good people here including SHUBHAM,CLASS 24 etc. u people tried ur best...i figured out the solution finally...
And truly the service centre guys know nothing,i being a MEDICO know far better in TECHNOLOGY than them...
ok..so the problem was even the service centre FIRMWARE had the CSC i.e a region code of NEPAL...
all dat was to be done is to change the CSC....
after all the problems i faced i came across this code
after this all i had to do was change the CSC from NPL TO INU AND EUREKA!!!! the phone was reset and now i have got the ANDROID 4.3UPDATE...so ppl if u aren't getting the update or if u have got ur phone flashed from service centre
connect it to KIES...check wat it says at end of current firmware..if its not INU OR INS just do as above n dats it...
BUT IT WILL FACTORY RESET UR PHONE
AGAIN,thnx all the people who are doing a good job here sharing knowledge...god bless
shubham yadav, 23 Oct 201324105, that's weird as it should be more than 26.5k. But after 4.0.0 they have screwed antutu ... moreShubham, I'm quite sure you know that Antutu is a meaningless benchmark app, 20k or 29k, doesn't matter, like Quadrant. So kindly spread the news so that the newcomers could avoid the confusion.
KG, 23 Oct 2013Biggest drawback - NO RADIOHow high are you?
Buy Nokia 1600, best phone for you.
drwave, 23 Oct 2013HELLO guys, as i have stated in my previous posts.....i wasnt able to update to 4.3 owing to a... moreDude going to SC for a firmware upgrade is as stupid as it could go. Just download the Indian 4.3 official ROM and flash it via Odin. There's no different other than CSC in the ROM, all are basically same.
I knew everyone is not like me, who does everything by myself, but seriously don't listen to some idiosyncrasies spread by some dumb persons, like Samsung people, who'll say come here to update your phone, you can break it if you try it yourself.
Pollob, 24 Oct 2013Hey Shubham Yadav, I have a question to u, Can i update my S4 using my mobile internet data by... moreYou need a PC for Kies, and you need some type of internet connection to download the ROM, I however have no idea how'll you use your mobile internet to download the ROM! I have never used anything other than broadband for my desktop.
There's no point to avoid OTA. It's small, time saving, especially for people who doesn't have broadband.
Hawk H., 23 Oct 2013I am buying this phone(either the 4cores or 8 or even the mini one)please tell me is there any... moreAbsolutely no, it sometimes become little slow, but the new 4.3 firmware upgrade solves it according to peoples feedback.
joana, 24 Oct 2013samsung galaxy s4 is made where????which Country? thank you..The Great Mars.
This time samsung puts its best in this phone. It's make use of phone very easy..
oustanding product by SAMSUNG.
satish, 24 Oct 2013The battery of this mobile is really pathetic. It does not last more than 15 hours even in sta... moreI also have a Samsung galaxy S4 and I don't seem to have the same problem. I only charge my phone once a day and seems to be enough to last through the day without having to recharge it. It could just be that you over heated your battery and might need a new one. I use my phone a lot and still manage to have battery all day long.