All ok, very impressive ... But ... only 12-14 hours battery life !!! Only 2g, no mobile data, no wifi, no bluetooth etc activated !!! Also in standby battery is 20% down in 5-6 hours !!! Very unsatisfied for this. Can be a problem only with my device ? Someone know ? Android 4.3 updated.
I am using s4 i9505 since 3 months its amazing
Battery stand for 5 hours on 4g or 3g no other issues
marocmen, 24 Dec 2013Hi phone geeks! Im living in morocco and eagerly waiting for the 4.3 update.I regularly upd... moreIreland - 4.3 came in late November. After that update my gyroscope calibration setting went missing from the settings menu.
Hi phone geeks!
Im living in morocco and eagerly waiting for the 4.3 update.I regularly update thru OTA but I dont see 4.3 in any of the updates..Is there anybody of you guys have an idea if its already available here?or any suggestions of some sort to avail such? Appreciated your quickest reply..tks!
HI All, I have the S4 (I9505).
I noticed that after the latest update the Gyroscope Calibration feature is gone from: Settings:My Device: Motion and Gestures. When in that menu I only have: Air Gesture, Motion, Palm Motion. The Gyroscope Calibration is not there.
I did the factory reset and the problem persists. Has anyone experienced the same problem? How can that be fixed?
iiiPaulLeeiii, 23 Dec 2013LTE reception of this phone sucks! I am from the philippines under Smart network. Our network ... moreim from philippines as well.. it is not about the phone.. it is your connection.. im a globe subscriber.. 4G is amazing about 28mbps..
Samsung Customer Care Centre in South Africa is great,I went in with my broken S4 and the beautiful young ladies there attended to my queries,gave them the phone to be fixed while waiting,the beautiful young ladies kept me company and served me hot chocolate and some cakes,the experience was just awesome...treated like a king;it took about 2hrs to get my phone back as new but wished to spend more time... lol
Next... im gonna deliberately drop my S4 in the swimming pool just to take it back to that place again...lol
My s4 screen got cracked & I took the phone to a Samsung Customer Care centre and they are busy repairing now...can't wait for my S4.
LTE reception of this phone sucks! I am from the philippines under Smart network. Our network recently boosted their LTE but to no avail to S4 users- reception deteriorated even under 3G and H+ connection is so slow.
markice, 20 Dec 2013hi guys, got my new GS4 2 days ago, my battery drains quickly. pls give me some advice what to do.Download "Battery Doctor" from the app store and install. Follow the instructions and use it frequently. It will extend your battery by closing all apps running in the background. It is very efficient and works well. Also turn off Mobile Data and Wi-Fi when not being used. These will use up your battery very quickly (drag down the notification bar and they are both at the top. Tap on them to close).
I'm using it since release date and so far overall experience is very good. Much better then Nokia I had before. With the upgrade to Android 4.3 I had some instabilities till I removed 1 app - there since 4.2; that app stopped working when launched, how I noticed. Touchwiz stopped messages also vanished from then. Samsung should avoid Touchwiz can be stopped by incompatible application. But the phone never stalled: I could restart with power on button and did not need to remove the battery.
What I miss in such a big phone:
- why not 2 SD?
- why not 2 SIM?
who doesn't want don't put in.
I like the open structure of Android, but I hate it when it tries to load a lot of soft in advance or keeps it partial open even when I close. The reason why the app mentioned above caused Touchwiz to freeze.
Regarding Touchwiz same message: the extra features are very nice (rotate the phone to reject incoming call to mention one, selective scheduled blocking calls,...) but the Touchwiz memory footprint is way to big. I don't want Shealth and some other stuff pre-installed but without rooting it can't be removed nor can I prevent it 'eats' my precious RAM.
I9505 is quiet good for people who are highly capable of using it.
i use it in my day to day business transactions and hav found no prob, no prob with Jelly bean 4.3 versaion as welll.
Only thing slightly i woory about is of its Battery.
COz it drains very soon on use of candy crush,
Kindly advice if any solution.
markice, 20 Dec 2013hi guys, got my new GS4 2 days ago, my battery drains quickly. pls give me some advice what to do.i had th same problem. I did a factory reset. and now the battery is more than 1 day and still left with 94% but very minimum work, since i only use it for calling when im working. Resetting did the job for me. hope t helps u too.