2 days ago my S4 suddenly didnt recognize simcard, i took to service, says motherboard will be changed and i have to wait for 25days.. This is second time i faced with such problem on my S4.. First time in service i got my LCD screen changed. When i first time bought this phone web browsing was around 8 hours and laggy after few firmware updates lag got less but still there btw web browsing decreased to 5 hours.. I will get rid of this phone after service and definitely i will NOT gonna buy samsung next time.. S4 Worst phone ever..!!
My god! After the KitKat update, this phones has completely changed, literally completely!
I've got the international edition with the Google Edition KitKat ROM, I was so close to selling my phone but to be honest, after I installed KitKat I'm still just admiring this beautiful, smooth, fast OS. If you're fairly advanced I'd recommend you give it a try, if you're not so advanced that no worries, in January the official update will be released from Samsung.
Finally word: Android has finally reached (or surpassed) the smoothness and speed of the iOS and W8.
rrig_UK, 26 Nov 2013I feel so sorry that alot of people who updated thier smartphones, regarless of what make or m... moreMy Galaxy S4 Rocks...Speed, lagless etc..
i updated my phone last nov. 18 for a new 4.3 jelly bean..
better than 4.2.2
Can someone help? How can i hearing from youtube videos though i press power button? So when display on is then can i hear, but when i press power button video stops.
Very good phone but sometimes the screen gets hot and then the battery goes any help on that?
Ambuklao, 27 Nov 2013But Knox is an option that you install or not. After the update, only a Knox shortcut appears.... more@ Ambuklao
Are you really that naive?
"Only a shortcut appears", you say. A shortcut to where? According to you - nowhere.
If the shortcut is there then the application is there! Look in Application Manager, you will soon find it!
Freefaller™, 26 Nov 2013@ Anonymous (3Jb7) You wonder why I hate the KNOX spyware that Samsung install with Android... moreBut Knox is an option that you install or not. After the update, only a Knox shortcut appears. Not KNOX itself. So if there is indeed a spyware, it couldnt be Knox.
Anonymous, 27 Nov 2013fact- when you buy a handset- imei and sn are locked to your buyer infos -for ever - same appl... moreThis was told to me by someone who works in the 'Security Services', so he knows what he is talking about.
The real 'bad guys' use an associate to purchase a sim free phone for cash so that the buyer is untraceable. He will then use another associate to purchase a PAYG sim card and top it up, again using cash.
The 'bad guy' will only turn the phone on when he wants to use it, will only speak for less than 30 seconds, and keep moving (preferably in a car) so that the phone cannot be triangulated, and then turn the phone off again.
So why are phones now containing spyware? The real' bad guys' aren't the ones being spied on.
Anonymous, 27 Nov 2013freefallen- seems you have NOT heard the news today -all sims - 50000 yes 50000 networks -even... morefact- when you buy a handset- imei and sn are locked to your buyer infos -for ever - same applies to any sim card - ask your network services - thats the law- thats why at least TWO ids are needed for all new connections.
when u park ur car in modern carparks - barrier camera records your eyes (scanner) face- also records faces of passengers - for security .. SAMSUNG etc have to comply with govt regulations .. you also need verifiable email accounts to USE any android windows iphones for apps ..move along-please ..
Freefaller™, 26 Nov 2013@ Anonymous (3Jb7)
You wonder why I hate the KNOX spyware that Samsung install with Android... moreFreefaller
Don't be so naive as to think only Samsung products include this software. If one manufacturer has it then you can be certain that they all have it. I really don't know what all the fuss is about. There are literally billions of phone calls made daily. Do you really think someone might be interested in listening in to your conversation with your girlfriend. Personally I am happy to trade a little privacy in order to know that the world may be a safer place because security is good. Also I could not imagine my phone being of the remotest interest to anyone else.
Please stop being an alarmist. You would be the first one to squeal if an event happened that could have been prevented.
Freefaller™, 26 Nov 2013@ Anonymous
ALL SAMSUNG 2013 phones updates HAVE spysoftware embedded ..freefallen- seems you have NOT heard the news today -all sims - 50000 yes 50000 networks -even socalled virtual networks piggybacking on main networks -WORLDWIDE- have had "spy" softwares -SECURITY MONITORING -last 5yrs .. even in uk where you live -ALL BY consent of GOVTS including uk .. seems you are WRONGLY BLAMING SAMSUNG ONLY .. WHY? shortwhile ago today -received new security version -0014 ..
rpt- ALL HANDSETS - ALL NETWORKS - ALL SIMS - 2013 OPERATIONAL - SECURITY MONITORED BY GOVTS CONSENTS ..IF U HATE SAMSUNG THEN DONT BUY SAMSUNG -BUT SECURITY MONITORS SHALL BE ON all handsets -all updates -all networks -worldwide .. cheers ! btw- have you not noticed CCTV cameras - biometrics scanners ?
Freefaller™, 26 Nov 2013@ Anonymous
ALL SAMSUNG 2013 phones updates HAVE spysoftware embedded ..@Freefaller
Sorry, its best to see the specs on those websites.
Not all 2013 phones they dont have Android 4.3 & 4.3..012 and KNOX. Noticed Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has Android 4.2.2 with KNOX installed. Who bizarre.
Always be careful of what phone features, when planning to buy or upgrade to on mobile contract. Its best to and specs on the samsung mobile site for UK, US and Korea (Home of the Mobile Manufacturer itself).
Hope it helps.
I feel so sorry that alot of people who updated thier smartphones, regarless of what make or model the phone to the crappy version 4.3 and onwards that includes sypware Knox pogram.
Samsung needs to quit putting all this spyaware rubbishness or they will be in trouble and go down just like blackberry did and lose sales and profits, becoming unpopular.
When I get an S4 or another phones that has v4.2.2 or v4.1.2, 4.1.1 etc... me i aint upgrading to 4.3 becuase of all the spyware, never ever updating android.
Just leaving it to its origional manufacturer where there no spyware and KNOX and not drain battery. Knox is on the galaxy note 3 and its got android 4.3, thats bad!!
For the people who have not updated thier S4, S3, LG, Motorola etc...DON'T UPDATE... Cause you all will regret it.
People dont have to update thier phones, its not necessary.
Anonymous, 26 Nov 2013ALL 2013 phones updates HAVE spysoftware embedded ..@ Anonymous
ALL SAMSUNG 2013 phones updates HAVE spysoftware embedded ..