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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 14 May 2013, 12:58

124. Razorback556 (Posts: 9; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


You need a windows phone!

posted on 03 May 2013, 16:45 2

20. aco96 (Posts: 241; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


I don't know about this phone, but my friend's S2 overheats like hell, especially in the area where camera lens is placed.

posted on 03 May 2013, 16:50 9

21. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Well at least my Nokia 920 doesn't have that problem.

posted on 06 May 2013, 04:03 1

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


lol Nokia 920 trolled again ... phone heats up when you run something that demands a lot of CPU usage. and i dont think windows has such a aap to make the cpu overloaded

posted on 03 May 2013, 17:02 18

24. sintruder (Posts: 114; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


s4 has too many flaws!!!

posted on 06 May 2013, 04:04

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


name one all new smartphones have issues in the starting .. but all the flaws are are solved in a month or so

posted on 03 May 2013, 17:11 19

25. darkkjedii (Posts: 22054; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


S4 is having some issues man.

posted on 03 May 2013, 17:26 8

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


Almost every phone has heating issues.

posted on 03 May 2013, 17:44 1

34. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


Not my blackberry Z10 ;)

posted on 03 May 2013, 19:08 1

40. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 442; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Not my Note II

posted on 06 May 2013, 04:06

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


name one all new smartphones have issues in the starting .. but all the flaws are are solved in a month or so.
except Note II one of the finest phones in the market .
reason its based on the SIII platform which being in the market for a long time , helped the Note II to be flawless

posted on 03 May 2013, 18:34 17

39. darkkjedii (Posts: 22054; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Not bashing Sammy, but I've said time and time again...Sammy bakes too much in at one time. This causes lag crashes optimization issues between software/hardware, and other issues. The s4 is a great device, but it needs some TLC like crazy. Battery life issues, lag, sensor issues causing air gestures not to work rite, overheating, and purple flare in the screen. This is not Sammy, I think they rushed the s4 to the market as some of these features weren't ready for prime time. Hope they nail it with the note 3, cuz sensors, and overheating leading to large battery drain sounds like a hardware issue, and of course those can't be fixed OTA.

posted on 04 May 2013, 00:03 4

75. Hemlocke (unregistered)


I went out and bought an S4 today to tide me over until my Canadian Z10 gets here, and I couldn't agree more. The S4 does too much, it doesn't do anything exceptionally well, and a lot of the gimmicks don't work well enough to even be selling points. It isn't an awful phone, by any stretch, but the One is definitely the superior phone.

posted on 04 May 2013, 11:20

96. darkkjedii (Posts: 22054; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Sometimes products are rushed in order to obtain profits. In think this is one of those times, Sammy's air gestures are innovative is heck, but could've used a lot more proofing before heading into the wild. At least Sammy is pushing the envelope though... Kudos to Sammy for that.

posted on 03 May 2013, 22:06 3

60. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yet you knock the HTC One for overheating.
obvious troll is being obvious. :P

posted on 03 May 2013, 23:40

74. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Same as my Sony Xperia Z. :(

posted on 03 May 2013, 23:39

73. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Dark, are you surprised? ;)

posted on 04 May 2013, 12:19 1

98. darkkjedii (Posts: 22054; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Xperia actually I am, we've become accustomed to Sammy hitting out the park. I think this time they hit a long double with no one on base, excuse the baseball analogy lol. Seriously though the s4's that come out say in August will be fully baked, and won't have these issues.

posted on 03 May 2013, 17:13

26. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


My Dinc2 used to overheat like that when I overclocked it too high for too long. Although now I have it clocked just as high but it's fine. I'm gonna bet it's a kernel thing.

posted on 03 May 2013, 17:27 1

32. AustinPaul (Posts: 68; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


I have to wonder about this - I am not hearing or reading about this issue anywhere else. Does not sound like an epidemic to me. My G3 has never once overheated either.

posted on 03 May 2013, 18:09

35. Jack58221 (Posts: 154; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


My s3 will over great from time to time... even when the screen is off... it's gotten too hot to keep in my pocket sometimes... but so did my. S2 and htc hero... my htc evo got so hot it cooked the battery till it expanded and bent the phone enough to separate the screen... but my s3 could cook am egg sometimes... if the s4 problem is bad enough I am sure they will have a fix out for it...

posted on 03 May 2013, 17:41 11

33. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


Wow I knew this phone was wack... All of you Samsung fans waited for nothing lol

posted on 03 May 2013, 18:11 5

36. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Damn over heating issues again. Just glad I don't rush out buying a phone just because its new. it's always smart too wait for a like a month or few just too get the bugs out of the system.

posted on 03 May 2013, 18:25 9

37. tigster2 (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Aww.. :(
Maby if Samsung chose aluminum like my iPhone it might not overheat so much..
Just a thought

posted on 03 May 2013, 19:11 1

41. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 442; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Then how do you explain the Note II, which doesn't have any overheating issues. Just a response to your thought.

posted on 04 May 2013, 06:22

87. tigster2 (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Good question!
Maby they just had a mini-hiccup with their hardware or software?
Hope they can fix it or I won't be able to play games with my Samsung s4 buddies :)

posted on 03 May 2013, 18:31 4

38. ricco (Posts: 18; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


I wonder, why Phonearena is so online with all sammy's faults. Is there any hidden reason? Maybe Nokia, Microsoft? :)

posted on 03 May 2013, 19:13 4

42. bucky (Posts: 2694; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Maybe it's a hugely popular phone and this is a phone website.

Btw, if this was the iPhone you trolls would be going crazy over this news. This thread would be 8 pages long already

posted on 03 May 2013, 19:34 5

45. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Most probably because the GSIV is the most popular phone out there.
They will post everything about it, good or not..

posted on 03 May 2013, 19:34 4

44. KFear (Posts: 143; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


Turn off all the gesture crap and airview bloatware. Also, if you set up an email account through samsungs email system, it defaults at "push" mail content. No good. After doing this and disabling apps that you don't use your device will run fine. It overheats because samsung can't stop adding bloatware to the device. I love the phone, but mmmman....sammy, you gotta free up space. 8g of preinstall is ridiculous.

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