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Is your Samsung Galaxy S4 overheating?

0. phoneArena 03 May 2013, 15:47 posted on

A number of Samsung Galaxy S4 users are complaining that their brand new handset is overheating to temperatures as high as 122 degrees fahrenheit with most of those complaining that the handset is heating up when they are playing games or surging the web; some are suggesting enabling the power saving mode to stop the battery from overheating...

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posted on 03 May 2013, 15:50 49

1. jaymulli (Posts: 20; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


A warm phone is the most uncomfortable feeling, ive had many phones in that past that warm up and it just feels horrible.

posted on 03 May 2013, 19:16 39

43. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14180; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Not a good start for the S4 as there was another article referring to build issues many users on xda are reporting.

posted on 03 May 2013, 22:06 11

59. omar300 (Posts: 209; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


-__- you stupid people.
its the touchwiz. it does not know how to control the processor power and it bounces from 1- 100% even when there is no need. plus touch wiz has far too many things running.
Install AOKP and let me know if phone every heats up again.

posted on 03 May 2013, 22:24 2

62. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)


This was already an known issue in many Asia forum.
I am surprised that pa just had this news came out...?
It must be an design issue.

posted on 24 May 2013, 17:03

139. ari5501 (Posts: 5; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


yo i have an HTC one and it does the exact same thing. It's not Touchwiz, it's the fact that its such a powerful processor with no fan

posted on 04 May 2013, 12:06

97. JunitoNH (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


@Mxyzptlk

They won't see those articles, they refuse to.

posted on 04 May 2013, 15:10 5

101. mahawa (Posts: 6; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


that is the cost for a 7.9 mm thin with a 2600 mah and 4 cortex a15 .

posted on 14 May 2013, 01:23 1

123. Trex95 (Posts: 938; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


- Screen smearing.
- Over heating
- lag and glitch
- Camera lunch delay (Snapdragon version)
- White still doesn't as true white even with 1080p Super Amoled.

i'm not a hater but there's something wrong about S4 quality

posted on 19 May 2013, 20:06 1

131. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


-Company that puts a 3yr old phone with iOs6
-Remember the iPhone 4?
-Makes an iPad Mini with specs that will it slow and laggy by next year.
-Remember the Mac Pro? Wait, it's still alive?
-Claims a "Retina Display" when the display of other handsets is double?
Haters gonna hate. You bash us when about Android and Samsung.. but iOS and Apple is so perfect.

posted on 03 May 2013, 23:31 6

72. sharks (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


The unanswered question is: which model of S4 is having this heating problem? Is it the snapdragon 600 or exynos 5 octa or both?

posted on 06 May 2013, 09:28 3

116. skyguy7567 (Posts: 148; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


I believe both. That's why I don't buy Samsung stuff. Constant overheating but there's no emergency shutdown function. I bet if they install that function it would at least shut your phone down three time a day. My Xperia Z has no such stuff as overheating. It has an auto-shutdown function to prevent discomfort and damage of the phone's parts at 48 degrees C. But it's waterproof, too. So just toss it in nice cool water when it heats up (normally not over 40 degrees) and take it out nice and cool.

posted on 24 May 2013, 08:01

136. kobra696 (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 May 2013)


I own a snapdragon SG4 (this is my second one) and it is heating up. I wish I could upload a picture and show how hot this unit get. 54c in worst case escenarios like games, facebook, web surfing, pandora. That is ridiculous and unacceptable for a phone that cost almost $650
I was so exciting when the SG4 came out but now I am just desappointed.

posted on 04 May 2013, 04:01 1

85. juandante (Posts: 463; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


/!\/!\/!\/!\/!\/!\/!\/!\/!\/!\/!\/!\/!\/!\/!\/!\/!​\/!\/!\/!\/!\/!\/!\/!\

Beware, the Galaxy S2 used to FRY your microSD car when overheating !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This happened to me two times with a 32gb SD card. Search "samsung galaxy s2 fry microsd" on Google.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 09:43

149. skyguy7567 (Posts: 148; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


Friend's S3 mini already did that.

posted on 04 May 2013, 17:22

102. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


hey sammy give us more heat like a hell burn....oh yes feel good....!! Lol see so much powerfull processor is just for pc, not for phone, why sammy go with octa.

posted on 03 May 2013, 15:51 31

2. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Sounds more like defective first batches like the s3 had.

posted on 03 May 2013, 15:55 13

3. jaymulli (Posts: 20; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


Maybe, i would surely want a replacement though.

posted on 03 May 2013, 15:57 7

4. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


The S3 I had did this, bought it 2 weeks after it came out, sent it to Samsung like 6 months after I bought it and they replaced it and I sold the replacement and bought a Nexus 4 and pocketed the rest of the $ long ago.

posted on 03 May 2013, 15:59 4

6. jaymulli (Posts: 20; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


Well you got a good deal then in that case

posted on 14 May 2013, 01:16

122. Trex95 (Posts: 938; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Smart move.

posted on 03 May 2013, 20:45 18

51. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Sounds like the dump I took this morning. Samsung products are poop.

posted on 03 May 2013, 22:50 2

66. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14180; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Lol ytmd

posted on 03 May 2013, 15:59 32

5. torr310 (Posts: 885; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


No, my HTC One isn't.

posted on 03 May 2013, 16:06 36

8. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Wow... good job on trying to start a fan war...

posted on 03 May 2013, 16:28 22

17. torr310 (Posts: 885; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


It's not a war when I am telling the own experience.

posted on 03 May 2013, 16:43 16

19. Martine (Posts: 102; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Actually the HTC one heats up like a hot pan and the whole phone becomes very uncomfortable to hold while, the heat from Galaxy S4 however is around the camera region due to its plastic shell. The complain about

posted on 03 May 2013, 20:35 18

50. Irakli (banned) (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


the Samsung s4 is garbage what you expect this is what happens when you use the cheapest parts on earth in a phone. Samsung s4 has everything defect. Samsung fan boys lying and shifting blame on other prefect phones like the HTC one that is the best phone on earth. HTC ONE is not problem Samsung fan boys go f yourself

posted on 03 May 2013, 20:55 4

54. SleepingOz (unregistered)


How many accounts do you have on here, other than Rayanx10, MariaGabriela and Irakli?

posted on 03 May 2013, 22:42 4

63. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 489; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


It would be normal for the HTC One to heat fast because of the alunimum body design. As to the S4, I can't speak of anything due to lack of experience with the phone. People who does not own the phone should shut the fuxk up. It's not like your comment will contribute anything. Straight bashing just make you sound like a bitxh

posted on 06 May 2013, 03:55 2

111. soona1991 (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 May 2013)


so Irakli do you have any idea what kind of plastic Samsung uses ??
In s4 poly-carbonate is used which is far more expensive than aluminum..
you simply don't say what you don't know..
i agree SGS 4 doesn't feel as premium as HTC One , but is one's personal choice, moreover plastic has its own benefits

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