coming from the note2 to the S4 was a major let down.
The screen is gorgeous, the processor is faster and the camera better on the S4, even thoguh the user experience lags behind.
With the Snapdragon S600 I cn't even imagine why the S4 lags so much compared to the old Note2.
The lack of support for plugins (flash) on the browser and the innability to have a complete full screen like I had both back on the Note 2 was the major let down, as I'm compelled to use 3rd party browsers (like boat browaser) that does that, but they keep closing, lags and misundertand clicks in an overly irritating way.
When the phone is cold it is blazingly fast, but when it warms up (and it does that pretty fast, specially in heavy games) it starting lagin, as it is downclocking the CPU to not burn it. So when you start a graphic intensive game it performs superb, but after 2 to 5 minuts of palying it starts to leag behind the previous generation phones. You can even compare its FPS on a game like GTA against the S3, and the S3 will win after the S4 gots hot.
Also, I thought that the air gestures would be a good replacement for the note2' stylus, but it don't come even close!
I can't wait to receive my note3.
But then again, as the note3 is the S4 "brother" I beleive that my problem with the internet browser will remain.
with "ES File Explorer" One could easily moved downloaded musics, videos, Applications from phone memory to Ext SD card on any Samsung smartphone now.
Hi, My Galaxy S4's battery was put out after 2 months from using it ... what a fake battery ?
Ryo, 13 Oct 2013Hi i have just bought a Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4, i am concern about the fact that it might be ... moreThere are fake Chinese phones out there. I once saw a Chinese Samsung S3 at a very low price..
I rooted my s4.but no triangle warning appeared n work flawlessly
hakeem, 11 Oct 2013I bought a Galaxy S4 about two months ago. It was working fine until last week, when it starte... moreHey...i had the same problem....then went to the service centre and got the battery replaced and problem solved for now....
Ryo, 13 Oct 2013Hi i have just bought a Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4, i am concern about the fact that it might be ... moreIt more than likely is fake. Do not try to buy a phone from someone other than the actual Verizon, AT&T, Sprint. Or even Samsung store. Because sometimes nice phones like that are for Prepaid, but either way, do not buy an expensive phone, that is usually around $700 off the streets, friend or not, they're probably gonna jip you.
Hi i have just bought a Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4, i am concern about the fact that it might be a fake; since i was told that the are demos. The reason for my concern it that it was very cheap and it doesn't have the apps that i see on other S4's. My question is, how can you tell if its a fake or not and what are the default apps that comes with the S4.
hakeem, 11 Oct 2013I bought a Galaxy S4 about two months ago. It was working fine until last week, when it starte... moreIf u are having reboot issues its just issue with your power I.C. Same problem was faced by me and just heating your power I.C with a blower will solve all your problems
But do it with a reputed Samsung Service Stn
sudesh, 12 Oct 2013battery drains out very fast even when wi fi is disabled and no music is playing. phone heats ... moreNo it does not get hot,plus if its not to your satisfaction why don't you return it or if you think its faulty do something about it.
I think a lot of trolls on here if I have a faulty phone my brain automatically tells me to get its sorted out..Anyhow 100 degrees is cool for electronics .How come out of millions of users just afew get trouble with their phone and they are the ones saying"wasted my money" or "I have spent loads on this phone and its not working"..For goodness sake use your brains and get it sorted no one else is have all these troubles..
Another big bugbear is they should not be selling these smartphones to general public,,sometimes folm do not back up data then format memory card to see if that's trouble..Most just take it out another smartphone and stick it in new phone..
Then their is rogue apps but no one thinks to try things out they just rubbish the phone..Thats why if you do not know what you are doing you should not be buying a smartfone.
AnonD-89109, 12 Oct 2013Within 6 hours from getting the device.Which rom are you using ? And lol gud . I'm also planning to root it soon.need to download the huge stock firmware.
The sound window of is frequently appearing. when ever I touch the screen for a little tim automatically the sound screen is appearing and even if i am keeping my phone in vibration mode or in silent mode it is automatically changing to loud. Please help me.. Worst phone i have ever used...
hakeem, 11 Oct 2013I bought a Galaxy S4 about two months ago. It was working fine until last week, when it starte... moreI think your problem is with the faulty sd card. try to reboot without sdcard. I had this problem before, and it was due to faulty sdcard
Anonymous, 10 Oct 2013rooting shall cancel warranty ..rooting must be done with care by tech knowhow ..hope u agree .. Rooting is a ten seconds process, even an idiot can do that. Yes, it'll void warranty because Triangle Away doesn't work with S4, but who cares? In three four years is using Android I've to opt for warranty for only once, not rooting the device for warranty is beyond me and ridiculous.
Anonymous, 10 Oct 2013how many mAH does the batterry have? this is very important...2600 mAh. It's written right there at the spec page, bother to give it a read?