1. mayconvert's Avatar
    I am reading a LOT about this phone on the net. I have to decide if I am keeping my LG OGP or getting this before 5pm.
    I LOVE the OGP but, honestly its a little Too big.

    I am worried, people are saying the S4 over heats a Lot. and many are saying the screen is cracking in their pocket. the screen cracking seems to be happening a lot as well.

    Any thoughts on this? anyone had these issues?
    05-27-2013 11:35 AM
  2. Farish's Avatar
    I am reading a LOT about this phone on the net. I have to decide if I am keeping my LG OGP or getting this before 5pm.
    I LOVE the OGP but, honestly its a little Too big.

    I am worried, people are saying the S4 over heats a Lot. and many are saying the screen is cracking in their pocket. the screen cracking seems to be happening a lot as well.

    Any thoughts on this? anyone had these issues?
    I dont have a case and I have this phone in my pocket a lot. No screen cracks. But any phone could crack its screen in your pocket under the right conditions.

    Also phone gets warm when I am playing games. When I am charging the battery it gets a little warm also. No overheating though.
    05-27-2013 11:40 AM
  3. jcp007's Avatar
    No issues with overheating. Mine got a little warm when I was trying to download all my apps on to my GS4 when I first got it. We are talking 10 to 15 at a time until they were all installed. Under normal use though, no overheating. The GS4 comes with Gorilla Glass 3. If you have a case, it will additional rigidity to the device. I have an Otterbox Defender case on mine and keep it in my back pocket almost all the time.

    Sent Via My Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet
    05-27-2013 11:44 AM
  4. mayconvert's Avatar
    thanks for quick reply. I most likely wont use a case at all. I never have liked cases on my phones.
    Good to hear no heating issues. I don't wear "skinny" jeans either. and I NEVER have anything in my pocket with my phone and I use my front pocket. never my back pocket because I may sit down on it and break it.
    05-27-2013 12:02 PM
  5. HPferoxCraft's Avatar
    The phone is quite slippery though. I baby mine but I've had it slip out of my hands a couple times and out of my lap a couple times onto the carpet, a real slim cheap case might not be a bad idea just for a bit of grip. That being said I'm still rocking mine naked but I am definitely getting a case. I'll just slip it off when i crave a more intimate experience. Ha.
    05-27-2013 02:26 PM
  6. mikebrinn's Avatar
    I just dropped my S4, went to pick something up and it dropped out of my shirt pocket, so 2 or 3 feet onto a tile floor. Sounded like it landed flat on its face, Screen is now spider-webbed with cracks. Still works so far, but I; not optimistic. I can feel the cracks if I run a finger along it. No insurance, but I'm going to AT&T tomorrow to see if they;ll replace it. I just got it last week ---trad3ed in a Galaxy Skyrocket that I dropped on a regular basis with no ill effects, so there is a build quality question here.

    I use the phone as a hotspot - no other internet access available where I live - and have left it on for long periods, plugged in to AC, with no overheating problems..
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    06-01-2013 07:34 PM
  7. nata_panya's Avatar
    1. Mine very occasionally becomes warm when under heavy CPU demand. But it's similar to my iPhone 5, so no real issue or concern there.

    2. First phone that I have not added a screen protector. Gorilla glass 3 seems pretty rock solid. No scratches or cracks even though I've dropped it a few times. Also keep mine in my jeans pocket a lot with keys and coins, although I do have a s view cover.

    Hope that helps.
    06-01-2013 08:48 PM
  8. tohio's Avatar
    All screens can crack. I just ran a Google search for the S4, iPhone and the HTC One. They all had reports of screen cracking. There is even a potential class action lawsuit against Apple for cracked screens. But if you are worried about it don't get a phone that is almost impossible to repair. Check out the repair-ability of any phone you might decide to try at Gadget Teardowns - iFixit The Galaxy S4 is one of the easiest phones to replace the screen/digitizer on.

    Edit: BTW no overheating on my S4.
    06-01-2013 09:21 PM
  9. Francisco Sosa's Avatar
    I dont even use my phone got it last week left it in glove box while camping with kids took it iut and has a crack from top to bottom which really disappointed me csuse I do like the phone hope tmobile corrects this issue with me found the replacement kit on ebay wuth all the tools to complete screen swap for $23 so guess thats not bad just sucks cause I have only had the phone for under a week now
    06-29-2013 11:33 PM
  10. benhmadison's Avatar
    Screens don't crack unless they are met with impact or exposed to prolonged extreme heat. I have seen a couple of reports where the s4 screen has cracked in a pocket but I believe that was due to pressure or flexing of the device. I don't think you have anything to worry about. As far as heat I've had the Galaxy S,S2,S3 and now the S4 and the S4 runs cooler than any of the previous Galaxy's I've had.

    Sent from my SGH-I337 using AC Forums mobile app
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    06-29-2013 11:50 PM
  11. tommyboy39's Avatar
    I am reading a LOT about this phone on the net. I have to decide if I am keeping my LG OGP or getting this before 5pm.
    I LOVE the OGP but, honestly its a little Too big.

    I am worried, people are saying the S4 over heats a Lot. and many are saying the screen is cracking in their pocket. the screen cracking seems to be happening a lot as well.

    Any thoughts on this? anyone had these issues?
    I had no problems with overheating until a couple of weeks ago. One afternoon I was playing a basic 2D game (Jewels Star) and noticed it was getting excessively hot (very hot to the touch through a case that came with the phone). I stopped playing the game to let it cool down. The morning of the following day, I sent a message to the wife and placed the S4 on my desk. I came back to it an hour and a half later and tried to access the phone but was unable to due to only half the screen was illuminating. That is when I noticed 2 cracks in the LCD (one on each end). The Gorilla Glass was fine. I have no idea how the cracks got there. I only keep the phone in my pocket when I am standing and walking around. If I am sitting or I am going to do some work that requires bending, lifting, etc., the phone is removed from my pocket. I did drop it once about a week after I received it but the case absorbed the shock and all was fine. Samsung refused to fix it and that was expected. I think they automatically assume if the LCD is cracked it must have come from an external source and hence not covered by the warranty. Now I have a $650 paperweight. I suppose I could pay the $199 deductible to att but don't know if I want to (Tired of feeding the Giants).

    Good thing my Infuse still works and that thing never had a case, has been dropped several times (cement, asphalt, tile, carpet) and slipped out of a pocket right into the toilette once (clean water folks). Maybe QC is an issue with the S4, I don't know. Was also wondering if anybody else had issues similar with the S4.
    09-05-2013 03:17 PM
  12. qxr's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up on the ifixit site. Awesome. Going to fix up a few things and upgrade some internals. Yeah

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    09-06-2013 08:27 AM

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