ddas, 14 Jul 2013Finally had my "white frost beauty S4" yday. 2nd day of usage got 4updates so far,i.... morei have also had a great experience with my S4. i'm from ankleshwar(near SURAT). i had written my experience from my s4 long ago.
about the heat and battery drain problem don't worry. when you install an update the system and cpu optimize apps and hence bbattery drains faster. it will be much less after a week or 2-3 days. so no worries.
tip: go to settings, more tab, application manager and in all tab disable apps like s link, samsung push and if possible google maps. they constantly drain battery. hope it helps.
shubham yadav, 14 Jul 2013in my SELinux status it says Permissive. i really don't know what it means.Yes Shubham, mine too says "Permissive"..& even got the latest update of 48MB today as of July 2,2013. Did U?
Finally had my "white frost beauty S4" yday. 2nd day of usage got 4updates so far,i.e.4 reboots (approx. 343,22,18 & 48MBs, last update says July 2,2013).
1. Who says it doesn't have a premium look? Just have hands on experience 1st. The plastic body has given a glossy & premium look much better than S3.(S4 looks nothing in pictures, in hand it looks way better atleast the white model).
2.If it was not plastic then it wud b heavy,thats y its very light & slim (which I liked the most).
3.Not big in size but screen is big..too good (easily fits in palm being slim & sleek)
4.Many additional features, don't how many will use it regularly..but good for sometimes fun.
5.Display is brilliant, quick adjustable to surrounding light (but not as good as S2 under sunlight).
6.Sound quality marvellous.
1.Battery drains faster even if taking utmost care(like closing bckgrnd apps,auto light mode,power saver..etc). But keeping net ON for atleast 8hrs for chatting & browsing.
2.Little heats up while charging spclly :(
Else sum1 can share & tell me their own experience on S4. I'm frm Pune..Thanx :)
shubham yadav, 14 Jul 2013hey eisley, don't care about ram on a 2GB DDR3(s4 is only phone with DDR3 now HTC ONE and z be... moreHi Shubham pls rply on my last query..about the "SELinux status" item in about device section..do u have that in ur device too..I'm frm Pune & asking this bcoz nvr seen this on Note2 or S3....else sum1 pls rply..
Also has any body got today an 48MB update of July 2,2013?
s 4 sucks..i am using s 4 and its lagging and hitting problem while i am using internet its being lag and battery draining too fast if i using internet or not. note 2 is better than this crap.
Nik Vel, 13 Jul 2013Not sure which country u belong to. 343 mb firmware update was released sometime mid of june.... morei just got the phone last week so maybe now i got 343mb update... i ve done all 3 updates that u mentioned yesterday and today i again got 42mb update.. ive done that but not sure wat was it about.. if u knw plzz help.. thanks...
i'm using s4 it's very awosome ... but my brother have htc one and my openion the the htc one is 100% better than s4
Got MG1 OTA update. Still can say not fully satisfied with contacts and dialer apps lag but little brighter and snappier in other applications. My purpose not got solved. Need guidance whether I need to factory reset.😂😭
diana, 12 Jul 2013I am facing a problem with the battery...i need recharge it two times in one day...what solution??Hey.
Your battery might be draining fast because of the applications that keep running in the background.So whenever you wanna quit an app, use the back button instead of the home button.The back button closes the applications while the home key just minimises them. Many people have the habit of using the home key for closing apps and they sit and complain that their battery drains fast and the phone is shitty and stuff.
second, turn on power saving mode. it does not affect the perfomance of the phone while at the same time it conserves battery by closing all unwanted applications.
if u have a packet data connection, turn it off when you dont need it.(Another major reason why people complain about less battery life :/)
adjust the brightness. dont keep it too bright nor too dull.
try turning off the wifi, gps and bluetooth toggles in the notification bar.
that might help you solve your problem. :)
Hello guys im planning to get a s4 I9500 next month , but i will ask is there any problems with this version , there was any difference between vietnam made or korean or china.
Eisley, 14 Jul 2013The memory card also known as microSD card is optional. You only have to buy one and use it if... moreThank you for your advice.i asked about the micro sd because my galaxy is taking a little time to open videos that are saved on the phone or videos that I watch in youtube.this did not happened when I first took my phone (when there were not too many applications installed and there weren't too many files saved on the phone).so I was wondering if this was happening because I am not using a micro sd and I am saving everything on galaxy internal memory?am I right?
Eisley, 14 Jul 2013Hello good S4 users. I'd like to ask a couple of question on it.
As looks like this is the b... morehey eisley, don't care about ram on a 2GB DDR3(s4 is only phone with DDR3 now HTC ONE and z being DDR2) RAM phone. you always have more than 800 MB+ free. after a fresh reboot i have 1.3-1.4GB free. so RAM is never a problem even after heaviest of use. after disabling many s apps like s link, samsung push etc, the free ram increases. so don' t worry about RAM.
the google play edition will have more than 1.2-1.4GB free RAM and it would be a waste of 2GB RAM as there is no way to utilise 2GB RAM. also you will loose all of the cool features of phone.
between HTC ONE and S4 it's a tough call. i can just give you an idea. read GSMARENA's comparison B/w both for detailed info:
HTC ONE advantages:
boomsound speakers(deeper sound than S4)
optical image stabilization and ZOE, better low light camera
smooother and sleeker UI(sense 5)
smaller footprint despite larger screen
5 inch brilliant super amoled screen with deep blacks
less charging time: 1hr 45min vs 4 hr on HTC ONE
more battery life.
SD card slot
significantly better camera with many great features and good UI
touchwiz is user friendly and you can do more with everything
more sensors(pedometer, hygroscope, baromter, temp. sensor etc.)
DDR3 ram and faster chipset
so i advise youto go with either S4 or htc one and not their google play editions as you will lose many cool features.
ADVISE: go with S4 if you can handle that plastic body. it has more advantages and better support through frequent updates.
Ron Pocketbiker, 13 Jul 2013s4 if your pocket is 'thick' enough. hehe!LOL! Note 2 is even thicker than S4, what are you talking about?
Hello good S4 users. I'd like to ask a couple of question on it.
As looks like this is the best option in my country (Peru) for an on-contract upgrade I'd like you to tell me:
1. How much RAM is available after a reboot? Both when you just bought it and after you personalized to your needs, please.
2. How many of the apps running after the reboot are from Samsung "bloatware" and how many are apps you want them running (i.e. Set CPU profiles, Email, Directory Bind, etc)?
3. How much RAM are using the heaviest ones of such apps?
4. If I decided to flash the Google Play version (stock Android) of the S4, would I loose the key cool features of it (i.e. Multiwindow, Eyetracking, etc)?
5. How much RAM is available after a reboot in a Google Play ROM version?
These seem to be my main concerns about the S4. I find it quite cool. I hope you guys can help me with these questions.
Thank you in advance.
Pd: The HTC ONE is also available for the upgrade. Any recommendations? Thanks!
ak89, 13 Jul 2013I am new samsung galaxy user.actualy I am using dhe s4 version.can anybody tell me if do I hav... moreThe memory card also known as microSD card is optional. You only have to buy one and use it if you want or need to storage more media (videos, movies, mp3, etc) also get it if you like playing Gameloft games like Modern Combat 4, etc which are quite heavy (almost 2GB of data). Otherwise you can live without it. But I'd advice you to get one. A Sandisk Class 10 microSD Card of 32 or 64GB will be the best you could buy.
I cant update my s4 again since the first auto update it keeps on telling me I have the latest update installed. Could it be because of formating my phone.