Having the same issues around the S View screen! I don't have a phone cover
I updated my S4 GT i9500 to Andorid 4.3 and here is my feedback. Pls look at CONS and advise if you had the same issues?
1. the screen is clearly more crisp and fonts real sharp
2. The email app (samsung default)...gets a new life to it. (integration with calendar, more features)
3. Knox is available - i was tempted to install and did install (here is a quick tip..many of you may install out of curiosity but then (it'll bug to see KNOX taking up space on the notification center - its particularly annoying when you dont have use for it)...and guess what you cant remove it from the notification center. The only way to remove it and i figured it by accident is - go to the KNOX home> settings > about Knox > uninstall
4. my favourite - camera - its blazing fast (click on the camera icon and the camera is ready to fire)...unlike 4.2.2 where it'd take a few seconds to shoot. AWESOME!!!
6. emoji is built into the keyboard
7. reading mode is new - but i am yet to see which apps it comes in handy.
8. Blue tooth connects better to car phone (no drops yet since the past few days)
9. couple of new widgets (nice ones)
1. with the new keyboard - there is no history of what you typed..you have to restart the dictionary (so to say)
2. the swipe keyboard doesn't have a good appetite to memorize
3. knox uninstalling is not as straight forward till you figure out (i've mentioned above so it should be pretty easy if you have seen it)
4. I couldn't find samsung wallet (not in samsung app store, nor in play store)
5. Camera app hung and the shoot button just wont do anythng...till i rebooted the phone
6. The most annoying thing is that the dialer and contact app has become miserably slow. (is anyone facing these)
7. Whatsapp wont show pictures of contact and upon refresh it shows up.
some weird things happening. I am pretty sure samsung will release an OTA update soon
cheers, ya'll will update if i find some more. but if you have tips to fix contact/dialer issue pls share