I am a mobile user since 1996. And used Nokia, Sony Ericson, Iphone and Blackberry, but never had any issues whatsoever.
I purchased my first Samsung S4 I9505 from Amazon and the S4 lost its IMEI and Base Band after 2.5 months of usage normal extremely careful usage. Since it was e-ordered, none of the Samsung centers in the world is willing to support me. However, the box had a Samsung USA 1 year warranty as it was delivered to USA. I paid US$ 850 and the repairs are going to cost me another US$ 300, altogether US$ 1,150. This is a factory fault and Samsung customer service was terrible. In fact Samsung USA admitted (Kathy) that they do not have the technology to fix it. My advice is DO NOT buy this model, I suffered a lot trying to get a software fix. But failed. The only solution is to remove this almost brand new S4 and replace the main circuit board at a cost of US$ 300. This is a piece of crap created by Samsung
Anonymous, 03 Oct 2013may i know where you're samsung unit is made from and the battery?
mines made in vietnam an... morehello,
my phone was made in vietnam. the battery cell was made in korea and assembled in vietnam.
k, 09 Oct 2013Get juice defender, reduce brightness and close background functions. Is it yur first android ... moreNo....this is second one.....I am closing almost every thing......my old one has longer battery life......s4 battery do not last for more 4 hours with WiFi working ...that is stupied
E1, 08 Oct 2013I bought this phone only 2 days ago I am shocked how the battary drain dramatically in less ... moreGet juice defender, reduce brightness and close background functions. Is it yur first android phone.?
hello, I've just purchased it today but i noticed strange behaviour on watching video streams (youtube videos) .. dark colours gets weird in the corners of the screen .. its like there are small black boxes .. please advise is this normal or not ?
I bought this phone only 2 days ago
I am shocked how the battary drain dramatically in less 6 hours
Do not buy it ...........Do not loose your money
summit, 05 Oct 2013got mine. but noticed a line shadow on the screen when texting in a dark room. screen brightne... moreHey man. I had the same problem with the lines on the screen. Noticed them on the first day I bought. They changed it the other day since it's not a mechanical damage and Samsung fault.
jm, 07 Oct 2013hi, may i ask what do you mean this unlock codes thingy?..ühi my phone netwrking lok
Bought i9505 and unlock code, unlock worked.
Phone works with Vodafone and o2 sim but not Three sim (my network). Get no sim error. Wonder if its comparable with Threes network?
lets try "good" english language to ask -
we asketh why o why samsung footplates quieth on samsung stealth on region lockeths MCC s4 note3 and why o why samsung paideth copper coins to students to hypeth up s4 and downeth htc etc .. (samsung had to publically confess- hear thee hear thee samsung footplaters ) and now samsung reportedth stealth hiking bench marks on new note 3 .. we owneth 2 s4 .. work giveth iphones ..
ps- perhaps samsungeth footplaters DARE answer the truth facts .. thanketh thee.. excusio pleaseth ..
got mine. but noticed a line shadow on the screen when texting in a dark room. screen brightness to full line shadow and super thin white lines appear. super white thin lines not seen on room with lights. my carrier telco said they will replace unit if there is damage said by samsung service center. service center acknowledges the line shadow visible on gray color on screen. they want to open my unit. i resisted and said no. its brand new. i insisted they must replace it. they dont want to. its an eye sore for me and it irritates me. i put cash on it and this is what i get. better check your unit guys. my telco and service center is avoiding me. bad after sales support. my last samsung phone. hope to get a G2 if all comes to worst. sell this and get a g2 very very bad experience.
Prince , 30 Sep 2013Worst mobile i have ever use better go for an s3... Uts really gving prblemm no smooth screen at allEither you have a defective unit or you have been fooled by a clone of the S4 which is for sale everywhere.
[FAQs] Smart Phone : Guide of Heating Issue of Galaxy S4
Q : When I’m using my Galaxy S4 , I often feel my device is too hot to the touch. What should I do for the faulty?
A : Sorry for your inconvenience.
Your device is not faulty and there is no issue with your device.
As Galaxy S4 has slim design(136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm) and use high performance CPU of Dual Quad Core (1.6GHz Quad Core +
1.2GHz Quad Core Processor), you may feel your device is hot to the touch in using.
But, this is normal and should not affect your device’s lifespan or performance.
1) All of mobile devices from Samsung have been observing the International Safety Specification(EN563).
2) And while charging, the device may heat up. But, Samsung device observe the International Safety Specification(EN563).
3) while using the device under the environment that ambient temperature is high, you may feel the device gets hotter than
usual because your device work in the thermal equilibrium status with an ambient temperature.
But it is commonly seen not just on Samsung devices, but many other manufacturers devices when the device is used, and
it is a general phenomenon of all electronic devices.
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Hi can anybody sugest me some good free apps on GS4? I am not a tech person i bought Galaxy S4 2 weeks ago and want to enjoye sometghing good on it.