its a cool phone but i think it should have come handy cos u r making tablets instead of phones lately.
Causes of Overheating
Overheating can happen to any Android device and can be caused by several things:
Multi-tasking several apps such as games, browsing and music playback at the same time will definitely overheat the device.
Radio signals and wireless connectivity also contributes to the heat factor generated by the handset.
CPUs and GPU generates heat as well whenever a user launches graphic-oriented applications and high-powered requiring functions.
Room temperature also affects the handset. An air-conditioned room is likely to keep the phone on its right temperature but direct sunlight and scorching weather can cause the handset to overheat quickly.
Samsung has not yet released any new updates related to the overheating issues. So for now, owners of the Galaxy S4 should note some of these tips to avoid incinerating their device.
1. Place the device on a cool, dry surface to help it ventilate.
2. Avoid exposing the handset to direct sunlight.
3. Disable all wireless connectivity such Wi-Fi, Mobile Data, Bluetooth or GPS when not in use.
4. Monitor the room temperature where the device is located and keep it under control.
5. Use the device inside a well-ventilated area whenever playing games or using high-powered applications.
6. Turn the device off when you are asleep to give it some rest and time to cool off.
Fcxkusamsung, 20 May 2013This is a good phone if you're not a heavy gamer. I bought this phone on first May. I had lik... moreyou always come here and spread lies about S4 and you consistently fighting with everyone here but please put your senseless opinion away.
advice, 20 May 2013today i used the phone heavily with and without phone cover for about half an hour,i can confi... moreHow "heavily" are you using your phone?
I'm using my phone "lightly" - means that I just turn it on with mobile internet switch on and left on my table. I can feel the phone starting heating - goes up to 50 degree Celsius.
See image: http://i.imgur.com/waw5AJ4.png
If I'm using the phone to browsing internet, Facebook, whatsapp, wechat, gaming etc. the phone will become overheat.
From the first day I use the phone until today, the phone remain with the same problem - OVERHEAT.
I'll walk in to Samsung Service Centre by tomorrow to check the phone's problem.
I'm very unsatisfied with the values that I have paid off to buy a high-end smart phone yet receiving a problematic phone. I think not all SGS4 have this issue, and people who are unlucky like me may bought the DEFEAT product from Samsung (QC failed???)
Fcxkusamsung, 20 May 2013In those one and half hours, what exactly you did with your phone? What's your firmware version? I have the problem with overheating since the 1st day i bought it. I can confirm it is overheating when the internet is on without using it. If browsing internet, the temp goes higher and could be up to 50-60 degree celcius.
In 16GB model user available memory is 8.82GB.
So external memory card is must.
I'm going to buy a new phone.can anyone tell me btw s4 n note2which one is better?
advice, 20 May 2013today i used the phone heavily with and without phone cover for about half an hour,i can confi... moreIn those one and half hours, what exactly you did with your phone? What's your firmware version?
AnonD-252, 20 May 2013The problem with the restricted iOS is that all "alternative" browsers in the AppSto... moreI dont think so ,iphone 5 is still the FASTER PHONE it open webpages faster then the galaxy s4 and no lags when android make a better softvare (no lags,no heaitings,no reboots est....)then i will buy a samsung or any other devices so try an iphone and then you will see what is good phone (no like the cheap plastik s4) ;)
today i used the phone heavily with and without phone cover for about half an hour,i can confirm that there is no heating issue in the phone.
for people who want the maximum screen brightness put the phone on auto mode and slide the brightness bar to +5.
for people who don't like the saturated colors of the s4 (LED & Plasma tv quality)they can simply use the movie screen mode or adobe mode(LCD tv quality).
accessing the camera from the lock screen will not make the phone restarts.
i think people who are claiming to have an over heat issue in there phones might have problems in the firmware or some patches of the phone might have hardware issues,but till now gsmarena and other famous phone reviewers did not mention any over heat issues.
the only thing that i didn't like in the s4 is missing the fm radio.
best phone ever.... however i cant buy it becus its too expensive for me (800dollar?)
Fcxkusamsung, 20 May 2013I noticed in my Samsung Galaxy S4 display, the colors are over saturated which is poor. Nexus ... moreS4 super amoled display is adjustable .You don't know how to change screen colours? I think you still using nokia 3310 , anyway that is still better than iphone 5.This super amoled full hd screen is best out here. Galaxy s4 not have overheating issues. But your head is overheating .I don't know what is the role of icrap fans like you here.
I never though that this phone is so amazing .I really liked every thing and specially the SUPER AMOLED which is vivid , pleasant ,vibrant and comfortable to eyes .I was fan of iphone but i have found s4 is far better than iphone and it is injustice to compare to iphone .
veri nice specifications, design but,
Wifi connectivity problems.
battery sudden Drains,
007, 20 May 2013everyone if the heating problem is real then dial this code *#0228# and post the screenshot so... moreIt's not possible to post screenshots on this forum. There's just no option to do so. Am i wrong?
AnonD-147491, 20 May 2013i am not able to connect my s4 to my tv via usb can any1 help me how should i connect???I think you need to download the drivers for this phone which you can download from the official Samsung website. If you want to use your phone and computer to copy files, then you need to enable USB debugging mode.
Gagan, 20 May 2013Lag while opening dailer - it is only when u open it for the first time after closing it/killi... moreThis phone lags when opening dialer app or contacts or any apps. The lag can be noticed in dialer and contacts app but in other apps the lag is just about 1-2 seconds which is barely noticeable. Hope Samsung fix your Galaxy S4 lag and other issues.
Tcool, 20 May 2013iPhone 5 is so boring and lags too much and sometimes get stuck in the middle of browsing the ... moreSeems as if you've got an offensive line for iPhone. Lol. What you've said about the iPhone is 101% false. I use my friend's iPhone and i give him to use my S4 whenever i am around. iPhone 5 is buttery smooth when browsing, swiping through apps and playing heavy games. Only disadvantage of iPhone is, no SD card support otherwise everything is nice. Please send Apple an email if you wanna complain about it. This is a Samsung Galaxy S4 forum.