Really disappointed in S4. In first two weeks have changed, keyboard, calendar, sms and launcher because I could not deal with the stock standard ones. Seriously overrated phone. Those with iPhones, you're missing nothing believe me. Smart scroll rubbish, air gestures rubbish, overall quality of android is not great. About the only thing it has going for it is that its customizable. I doubt I will live with this phone for much longer
Arijit23, 16 Jun 2013I brought 1 day ago...phne performance is brilliant. ..but in the internal memory it shows onl... moreyou'v probably checked only one drive. Select all and then again check.. It should be somewhere in between 14 to 15 GB
anto, 17 Jun 2013heating issues anyone? after 5 minutes of use..the phone burns!!!yes it heated when i updated to every new firmware. it heats when you use every application first time(especially when using the things stored in memory card). but when you use it for one day and open every application once, heat becomes very low(very very low).
also disable touch sounds as it may help and format your memory card and do a factory reset if above procedure doesn't work. but it worked for me. i also set brightness to about 30% and put power saver on.
now it only heats while playing games for more than an hour which is normal and it cools down pretty quickly.also this heat is very less(just feels like warm)
you can check your battery usage statistics and if mediaserver or android system are consuming more than 20% power, a factory reset and formatting sd card might help.
Tip: use only class 10 high end sd card for high end phone as class 4 or 6 can cause heat storing full hd videos or 13mp photos quickly due to low memory bandwidth.
sorry for the long comment but surely at least one method will work. please repost your observations after trying these and help others fight this issue
Anonymous, 16 Jun 2013Turn off automatic brightness. Thanks dude it worked. I can't find developer mode. How can i find it? Thanks
anto, 17 Jun 2013heating issues anyone? after 5 minutes of use..the phone burns!!!I too am facing the heating issue only when Internet browsing and playing HD games. I think it's normal for a smartphone with Octa core processor. I place the phone whenever it heats up on the tray of a refrigerator for ten minutes and it cools down soon. Is it dangerous and can affect my s4 in future?
anto, 17 Jun 2013heating issues anyone? after 5 minutes of use..the phone burns!!!Not only this phone, I also experienced that burning sensation with my Huawei LTE portable Wi-Fi router.
Maybe it has something to do with LTE?
kp, 17 Jun 2013Hi i am from India.... is the update availabel for i9500?yes, the update is available. i updated it around 4-5 days ago to MEA
Hi frends Iam from India I just bought s4 its awesome but I want to ask the question how many live wallpapers do u get ???
This is my first android and I thought i got the best. Nope. I can tell you it is just a dent to your wallet. I should have bought the note 2 instead. The only thing that got me to the s4 from note 2 were the display, camera and size. Those are the only things that havent disappointed me yet. Regret getting this phone
If you are planning to get one for the price its selling for now, DONT. I have been using an iPhone along with the S4 and even though bland I prefer the 4S. A few reasons for that are:
Even for a simply task like composing a text the S4 screen freezes frequently, a prob I have never had with the iPhone
Switching between apps witnesses lag occassionally that too when no other app us running in the background.
And this is a first I have seen on any phone I have used so far. I had hardly saved 20 contacts on my S4. Only the numbers I frequently called and opening the contact took for ever.
All that in just 5 days of purchase. Even after a year of hard abuse on the 4S I dont have much to complain other than it been bland, not in performance but in user interface. So either get the iPhone 5 or pray that samsung and google come up with a solution.
Stanislav, 16 Jun 2013The best smartphone today. A ClimatSens for Samsung Galaxy S4 shows a Temperature, Light, Humi... moreCan the Temperature, Light, Humidity and Atmosphere Pressure data in real time work without the internet connection?
The best smartphone today. A ClimatSens for Samsung Galaxy S4 shows a Temperature, Light, Humidity and Atmosphere Pressure data on the screen in real time. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.alekseevsoft.climatsens
I brought 1 day ago...phne performance is brilliant. ..but in the internal memory it shows only 8.5 gb.but it memory is 16 gb...why it shows like that???plz help me....