Smiffy_ov_Derby87 , 25 Feb 2017Hi there sorry to bother you but I've just purchased a galaxy s4 finally and I'm reading you ... moreNever mind brother. Well, the s4 can officially be upgraded to the Android lollipop only, but if you want to install the Nougat version you've to root your phone and install a specific rom that support the Android Nougat. But please be careful when you want to root your Samsung cause it can damage your phone if you don't know what you're doing.
M, 25 Feb 2017The best version for the s4 is the 4.3. But the Nougat is a must have for the people who aren'... moreHi there sorry to bother you but I've just purchased a galaxy s4 finally and I'm reading you can upgrade the is (android) from jellybean to nugart how would I go about that? I'm new to the Internet so your advice would be appreciated Thanks
scorpio, 24 Feb 2017Wrong. Actually the s4 is not powerful enough and does have sufficient RAM for noughat. Versio... moreThe best version for the s4 is the 4.3. But the Nougat is a must have for the people who aren't willing to change their phone soon. Because all the applications will no longer support the old Android versions such as 4 and so on
M, 19 Feb 2017Well, first of all the Samsung Galaxy s4 has another variation which is the i9505 , which is a... moreWrong. Actually the s4 is not powerful enough and does have sufficient RAM for noughat. Version 5.01 is excellent.
Xenon, 22 Feb 2017For 2 years i used a S4 as my daily phone. In a lot of ways it has dissapointed me. It was ha... moreIf it wouldn't charge then all you had to do was to buy a new battery and your phone would have been like new again. That's why your phone has a removable battery.
For 2 years i used a S4 as my daily phone. In a lot of ways it has dissapointed me.
It was handed down to me, if i would have bought it new i'd be furious.
Here are some of my complaints:
-terrible build quality. Looks like s**** after a year because of the cheap plastic that gets damaged quickly
-battery was crap, so i carried an extra one wherever i went
-android 5.0 ruined it. Android system consumed up to 50% battery doing absolutely NOTHING.
-constantly would restart for no good reason
-over 700Â€ for this? really?
It wasnt all that bad tho. There are a couple of good things to say about the S4
+brilliant display and colors
+it was a flagship so it has some handy features
It died in january 2017, when it charged to 48% and would refuse to charge further.
Never buying a samsung phone again.
[deleted post]Well, first of all the Samsung Galaxy s4 has another variation which is the i9505 , which is a snapdraon version. And by the way , it's a matter of Samsung's policy, who has chose not to upgrade the S4. Because if it upgrade it to the Nougat version , it'll loose many customers that won't buy a new Samsung device and they will stay with the famous Samsung Galaxy s4.
Mikee, 25 Jan 2017Which is better for s4? Lollipop or kitkat?Oh definitely kitkat is better. Lollipop and marshmallow for that matter has murdered the battery life on all Android phones in my experience.
I disagree. The Galaxy S4 holds only a Exynos 5410 Octa Core, which is unable to comprehend with a high end software like the 7.0 Nougat. For further example, iPhone 5s's are already starting to react differently to the newly released IOS 10. Samsung decision to stop further software updates for the Galaxy S4 is solely for the best experience a S4 user can have. Futhermore, the Exynos 5410 Octa tends to disappoint consumers after a couple years of usage.
The current top version for Galaxy S4's (GT-I9500) is the 5.0.1 Android Lollipop. And already the battery life is disappointing. Samsung indeed has made a decision to upgrade the S4 form 5.0 to 5.0.1 and see where it takes us? In a nutshell, we already have the best software the S4 can handle so there is no need to ask for a better software version because it will only give us more problems or indefinitely harm your device than it does more good. Peace.
Samsung must upgrade the s4 to Nougat, because either the i9500 or the i9505 have the specs that can carry it smoothly.
M, 07 Feb 2017A great device. The only problem is the battery well said