06-15-2014 03:19 PM
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  1. hovermet's Avatar
    I'm looking forward to getting my first android phone after playing with my friend's note2. I got over the issue of getting a inferior version of the phone compared to the one Korean got for similar price.

    Recently, i read the news and it said the phone overheats. I asked my friend who traveled back to Asia to bring back an exynos version of the s4 because i dont use data so i prefer a octa-core over LTE.

    It seems like most of the overheating issue occurs on the octa-core version due to poor optimization, use of material and poor design.

    How is everyone's s4? Does it overheat? Which version of the phone do you have?

    I'm abit worried cuz if i did get a s4 from oversea, i cannot refund/exchange if anything goes wrong.

    Please share your experiences ty.
    05-05-2013 02:12 PM
  2. Daniel Mclean's Avatar
    what do you mean "overheat"

    mine doesnt get that hot too often unless playing intensive games such as real racing 3, it gets warm on games like angry birds, i have no worries
    05-05-2013 02:17 PM
  3. jokout1's Avatar
    no issues with heat for me with Qualcomm 600 quad core!

    Cheers
    05-05-2013 02:23 PM
  4. hovermet's Avatar
    what do you mean "overheat"

    mine doesnt get that hot too often unless playing intensive games such as real racing 3, it gets warm on games like angry birds, i have no worries
    There are lots of complains that the phone gets up to 50+ degrees when browsing the internet and playing 3d intensive games. The octa-core bounces from 0-100% usage for no reason. The area near the camera is gets really hot. Similar issue is found on the quad-core as well but not as many. There are also sensor/battery drainage issue.

    no issues with heat for me with Qualcomm 600 quad core!

    Cheers
    The quad-core looks good^^.
    05-05-2013 02:32 PM
  5. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Hmmm I have never experienced any overheating with mine and I have the octa core... It does get a bit warm when I leave it on the charger, but not really hot

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 Exynos!
    05-05-2013 04:00 PM
  6. louismac90's Avatar
    When i first received my s4 on 27th april it got hot so i did a full battery cycle charge and now its fine gets hot playing games around the camera area but battery is fine!!

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Android Central Forums
    05-05-2013 04:09 PM
  7. rushmore's Avatar
    Considering the S3 can get toasty and the S4 uses the same micron process, but twice as fast and twice the pixels for the gpu to push- seems a given it will have a high chance to overheat. Especially when ambient temperatures start going up.

    The One must get even hotter due to the closed design.
    05-05-2013 04:27 PM
  8. murukan's Avatar
    Yes the answer is YES samsung galaxy s4 overheats up to 58 degrees in my handset.
    Especially on web browsing gaming and watching video..the region besides the camera area get immensely hot and becomes very uncomfortable to hold or handle..to make a call is not only risky but chances of getting burns in ear lobes..
    05-23-2013 04:32 AM
  9. jonathan2677's Avatar
    what do you mean "overheat"

    mine doesnt get that hot too often unless playing intensive games such as real racing 3, it gets warm on games like angry birds, i have no worries
    Mine don't overheat either and my phone is great with no lag but when you play real racing is there any problems it seems almost log it stutters or lags don't know what to call it I only ever played on iOS till now and was def smoother is this normal

    Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk 2
    05-23-2013 07:41 AM
  10. rushmore's Avatar
    The S3 gets hot and can overheat, so seems obvious a device with same plastic build, micron fabrication with faster cpu, gpu and twice the pixels will get even hotter. Not sure how people can no accept that reality.

    When ambient temperature and humidity starts going up for some, I guess that is when they will.

    On top of this it is a tad lighter, so no way they added any more internal changes for better heat dissipation.
    05-23-2013 09:20 AM
  11. Azwizzard's Avatar
    About 10 days ago I upgrades and got my wife and I S4's.

    Her's has been just fine. No overheating or anything. Mine would get hot all the time. Not even playing games. We would both be on Facebook or checking e-mails and mine would get hot at the top of the phone. Her's was fine. I took mine back yesterday and told them about it. They gave me a brand new phone. Hope this one is good.
    05-23-2013 01:17 PM
  12. scoutbb's Avatar
    The only time my Galaxy S4 gets very warm is when using Skype and my older HTC One X did the same. This is clearly an application issue but it never overheats or makes the phone shut-off.
    05-23-2013 09:59 PM
  13. vasekvi's Avatar
    What are you guys using to check device temp?

    Sent from my AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk II
    05-23-2013 10:21 PM
  14. stepaul8's Avatar
    My overheats frequently. Went on a walk and the thing was burning up my leg and my battery

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-23-2013 10:42 PM
  15. fantom305's Avatar
    Yes the answer is YES samsung galaxy s4 overheats up to 58 degrees in my handset.
    Especially on web browsing gaming and watching video..the region besides the camera area get immensely hot and becomes very uncomfortable to hold or handle..to make a call is not only risky but chances of getting burns in ear lobes..
    If it gets that hot, you sure have a defective one and should return it ...... mine gets warm but no hot.... I haven't had one phone yet that doesn't gets warm at one point in time while playing a game or browsing and I am talking from a Black Berry to an HTC SENSATION to an HTC ONE S to GALAXY S3 and now with the S4....
    05-24-2013 12:35 AM
  16. Rohan Yadav's Avatar
    yes it gets heated up like hell
    while downloading and web browsing it gets easily to 45-50 degrees
    and while playing games it stays around 58-59
    yesterday my phone reached a temp of 61*c
    hell man how do you expect to hold something that hot
    and those who say dont play games and all then whats the use of such a power full phone lol
    Vishvasniya Rathee likes this.
    06-09-2013 08:47 AM
  17. tohio's Avatar
    yes it gets heated up like hell
    while downloading and web browsing it gets easily to 45-50 degrees
    and while playing games it stays around 58-59
    yesterday my phone reached a temp of 61*c
    hell man how do you expect to hold something that hot
    and those who say dont play games and all then whats the use of such a power full phone lol
    Google Image Result for http://www.jayceooi.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Galaxy-S4-Overheat.jpg
    That's 141.8 degrees Fahrenheit!!

    "Blisters can occur in 5 seconds in water if the temperature is 140 Fahrenheit (60 Celsius). 120 degrees and below is considered safe. Between 121-140 degrees may cause blistering, but depends on skin type and age of person."

    If it was really that hot you wouldn't be able to hold it in your hand. Your post is hard to believe. But assuming you are factual why on earth haven't you returned the phone?
    06-09-2013 08:56 AM
  18. Aaron Watson's Avatar
    Getting warm while plugged in the charger is normal for any phone. My brother's iPhone 4s gets warm too.

    Posted via Android Central App from my Samsung Galaxy S3! GT-19300
    06-09-2013 05:16 PM
  19. Achuamruth's Avatar
    Is there any solution for the heating issue? Other than for overheating the phone is pretty cool!
    06-10-2013 01:04 AM
  20. chrscaley's Avatar
    If it gets that hot then go exchange it. If you're after the 14 day return period then get a warranty replacement.

    Sent from my SGH-T889 using Tapatalk 2
    tohio likes this.
    06-10-2013 01:24 AM
  21. Rohan Yadav's Avatar
    Samsung after sales service in INDIA is pathetic..
    Go to service center all they do is just update the software and nothing else
    BTW I have a screen shot for the temp showing 60*C
    06-10-2013 09:17 AM
  22. chrscaley's Avatar
    I'm looking forward to getting my first android phone after playing with my friend's note2. I got over the issue of getting a inferior version of the phone compared to the one Korean got for similar price.

    Recently, i read the news and it said the phone overheats. I asked my friend who traveled back to Asia to bring back an exynos version of the s4 because i dont use data so i prefer a octa-core over LTE.

    It seems like most of the overheating issue occurs on the octa-core version due to poor optimization, use of material and poor design.

    How is everyone's s4? Does it overheat? Which version of the phone do you have?

    I'm abit worried cuz if i did get a s4 from oversea, i cannot refund/exchange if anything goes wrong.

    Please share your experiences ty.
    Why would you buy a phone that you've read is prone to overheating without a warranty? My advice? Get the American version. It might not have the octa-core processor but what it does have is a warranty! I'm sorry but deep down inside there's a part of me that hopes you do buy it then it overheats and you get on here so I can say "I told you so!"..

    Sent from my SGH-T889 using Tapatalk 2
    06-10-2013 10:56 PM
  23. udassani's Avatar
    I bought S4 yesterday and once the phone was ready to use after inserting my sim card, i just dialed my friend to ensure that the phone is working fine. I could not talk to him for even a minute as the phone got little warmer near the ear, i showed it to the store incharge and he agreed and after talking to some samsung officer he took the phone back and gave me another new phone. The second phone also had the same problem and the store keeper accepted the problem and took back the phone on getting confirmation from samsung staff. I have already paid and now the store incharge is saying that he will get the phone from different lot as this complete lot may have some problem.

    Just want to confirm does anybody else faced such problem and shall i go for the S4 or ask the store incharge to refund or replace with some other phone.

    Thanks
    Udesh
    06-12-2013 12:41 AM
  24. mcbklyn's Avatar
    I bought S4 AT&T US last week.
    When using Camera or GPS and Navigation system phone heats up to the point that it's uncomfortable to hold it.
    I called AT&T Support and they told me that this might be a problem with battery (not the phone/CPU itself).

    Anybody was successful with fixing heating problem by replacing battery?
    06-20-2013 10:00 AM
  25. Sharan621's Avatar
    Ummm, my partner just got the S4 (I9505 Snapdragon for anyone technical) a few days ago from the S3 which we both had and he gave me the S4 yesterday. It's a gorgeous phone and I love the features and design but it's been overheating today so I decided to look up if anyone else is having this issue.

    From what I have read, on a couple of different forums, there are a lot of S4s overheating and it doesn't seem to be anything to do with the battery. As with mine, the overheating is around the camera area. I think it's a fault on the phone and the overheating is causing my battery to drain too. My partner was using it for the past few days and had no issues with it so I'm going to keep a check on it over the next 2-3 days and, if it's still playing up with me, I'm taking it straight back to the shop next week.
    06-21-2013 09:52 PM
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