Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 

Samsung Galaxy S4 gets too hot


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-07-2013, 07:46
lem ramsay
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 628

I managed to get it on contract a few days ago. I like it and haven't really had problems so far with it.
I am a light user, I'd say... yesterday I installed Angry Birds to give it a go and while playing I got a phone call.
I answered and it was then that I noticed how hot the phone was, holding it close to my ears. It was uncomfortably hot.
Call wasn't dropped, just had to get the earphones.
I know it's got a powerful processor inside so that's why it overheats, but I am afraid the phone might get damaged if this happens often (that's my main worry I'd say).
I can live without playing games on it (I am not a gamer). I don't think it got hot with my normal use, but I've only had it for a few days.
The phone is in a leather case. It seemed to me the whole screen was hot.
I read other people are having this problem too.
lem ramsay is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 07-07-2013, 00:33
daclick
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,247
Can u move apps to SD? Where did u get the phone from?
daclick is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 00:45
lem ramsay
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 628
No, I don't think with the latest Android update you can. I got it from the 3 store in Westfield, Stratford (London).
lem ramsay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 08:30
artnada
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 8,923
No, I don't think with the latest Android update you can. I got it from the 3 store in Westfield, Stratford (London).
Yes you can move apps to SD with the latest update.

The heat issue seems to be very common. A lot of people World wide are complaining about it.

If you see my thread here it's one of the reasons I got rid of my S4.

Only yesterday I saw my Niece and she was saying how very hot her S4 gets when talking on the phone and when charging.

This needs to be fixed, because I suspect one day, someone somewhere will either get burned or their phone could well burst into flames.
artnada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 08:35
daclick
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,247
Since last update, (Vodafone branded) my device gets nowhere near as hot
daclick is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 09:27
John_Patrick
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 771
Since last update, (Vodafone branded) my device gets nowhere near as hot
This seems to be the consensus on forums likes xda and android central, the latest update means the handset doesn't get as hot.

It's not yet fully rolled out in the uk though.
John_Patrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 12:41
lem ramsay
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 628
Ah, sorry, I had read with Jelly Bean you couldn't move apps to the SD card... I am glad to know it's possible then.
I have to say, it is getting warm even when it's charging or with very light use. I can feel the screen is quite warm.
I did the software update available the other day from the phone itself, It doesn't bother me that much, I am just worried about the heat damaging the phone in the long run.
lem ramsay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 14:55
Step666
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Scotland
Posts: 1,226
The handset will switch itself off long before any of the components are damaged, all devices such as phones, tablets, laptops etc have thermal cut-offs for exactly that reason.

But if you feel it's a bit too hot, take it into a store and let them have a look - they'll know if it's out of the ordinary or not.
Step666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 15:34
artnada
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 8,923
Chainfire, well known xda app developer has just tweeted this. Coincidence? Nope.

This is a World wide problem with the S4. Looks like the HTC One gets it too.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/.../chainfire.png
artnada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 15:52
Mythica
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,198
Ah, sorry, I had read with Jelly Bean you couldn't move apps to the SD card... I am glad to know it's possible then.
I have to say, it is getting warm even when it's charging or with very light use. I can feel the screen is quite warm.
I did the software update available the other day from the phone itself, It doesn't bother me that much, I am just worried about the heat damaging the phone in the long run.
You can't moves apps to the SD with Jelly Bean. The update that allows that is from Samsung themselves and not Google (Android). This hasn't been rolled out officially in the UK yet, not on unbranded phones anyway which are normally last to get the update.
Mythica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 16:26
lem ramsay
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 628
You can't moves apps to the SD with Jelly Bean. The update that allows that is from Samsung themselves and not Google (Android). This hasn't been rolled out officially in the UK yet, not on unbranded phones anyway which are normally last to get the update.
My phone is on a contract with 3. I got the OTA update and now I went and checked and there is the option to move apps to the SD card (I don't have one installed at the moment anyway).
I read the heat has fried a lot of SD cards, so I haven't inserted it into the phone yet.
lem ramsay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 16:29
Mythica
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,198
My phone is on a contract with 3. I got the OTA update and now I went and checked and there is the option to move apps to the SD card (I don't have one installed at the moment anyway).
I read the heat has fried a lot of SD cards, so I haven't inserted it into the phone yet.
See, unbranded/unlocked phones always the last.
Mythica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 18:09
jabbamk1
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: London, UK
Posts: 7,150
See, unbranded/unlocked phones always the last.
Surely it'd be the other way around? The unbranded version should get the update first?
jabbamk1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 18:23
Ultraman1966
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 260
Surely it'd be the other way around? The unbranded version should get the update first?
Not with Samsung, they claim that allegedly it's best to get the branded ROMs ready so that if there are any compatibility issues it will be smoothed for unbranded. Or some crap like that...
Ultraman1966 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 23:20
daclick
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,247
I read the heat has fried a lot of SD cards, so I haven't inserted it into the phone yet.
Well ive had my S4 since may 1st with an SD card and mine hasnt fried, nor have any of my friends or the fair few ive sold
daclick is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 00:02
Step666
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Scotland
Posts: 1,226
Surely it'd be the other way around? The unbranded version should get the update first?
It seems to be quite hit and miss.
Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't.
Step666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 01:15
Martin_Waite
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 9
Testing..
Martin_Waite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 15:26
vernonalbert9
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 15
Best option for you is to contact the Samsung Customercare to solve the problem, because they provide you the correct information regarding problem with your S4.
vernonalbert9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 16:21
Synthetic42
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 147
When I first got my S4 I noticed it was getting quite hot, however i've had it a few weeks now and i've not noticed it since, which is strange
Synthetic42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 16:43
JFC
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: London
Posts: 492
My phone is on a contract with 3. I got the OTA update and now I went and checked and there is the option to move apps to the SD card (I don't have one installed at the moment anyway).
I read the heat has fried a lot of SD cards, so I haven't inserted it into the phone yet.
I am on 3 contract and not received the update. When did you get it?

Mine is not branded Three however, I do not think any of the pre-orders were branded or locked.
JFC is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 17:25.