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By Sys. Developer, Member on 27th April 2013, 11:38 AM
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Hi guys,

I've just now received my Galaxy S4 with Exynos-Octa processor, and from the first minute I noticed overheating specially in the ear area and it's annoying, is anyone faced the same problem?

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27th April 2013, 11:54 AM |#2  
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this Is what I was afraid of. On what usage does it over heats?

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27th April 2013, 01:22 PM |#3  
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this Is what I was afraid of. On what usage does it over heats?

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Just when you turn the screen on and start navigating in apps or even settings, but now after around 1.5 hours of using the heat became much lower! I hope it's a software problem and to be solved soon.
27th April 2013, 01:53 PM |#4  
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Exclamation Same issue on Galaxy S3
Perhaps it's because of the location of the SOC, Radio and the battery which all adds up to the heat. Better use with a case.
27th April 2013, 01:59 PM |#5  
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Just got my phone too there is definite overheating. Just been setting things up and can feel it.

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27th April 2013, 02:35 PM |#6  
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Perhaps it's because of the location of the SOC, Radio and the battery which all adds up to the heat. Better use with a case.

The problem is the heat is from the screen side, sometimes I can't talk with it! hope it's a software problem and to be solved soon
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27th April 2013, 05:23 PM |#7  
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I'm having the same heating issue, but I've noticed that I have the famous 'mediaserver battery drain' issue too. Check under "Settings -> More -> Battery" and see if "Mediaserver" is at the top of the list, and if so, what percentage? Mine is sitting at 55%.

I'm down to 31% battery life after 2hrs 43mins of use

I suspect the overheating is a sympton of this misbehaving mediaserver, but I could be wrong
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27th April 2013, 06:04 PM |#8  
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I dont think mediaserver will be the cause of the heat. Probably those processors will be. I think someone had a fix for the media server issue in the N7 forum. The heat will affect the battery life though.
27th April 2013, 07:00 PM |#9  
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When I bought the S2 back in 2011 it had the same problem. I've tried numerous ROM's and some were better than others at minimizing the back overheating but none of them completely cured it. Of course each time the phone overheated, the battery took a big hit

I then bought the Note 2 in September last year and Wow! I was impressed...faster CPU yet absolutely no overheating. I thought Samsung has finally solved this issue

Today I bought the S4 and sold the Note 2. What a big mistake! It overheats in almost any application, camera being the worst.
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27th April 2013, 07:15 PM |#10  
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My wife was questioning about the heating as well. Shes like "feel this! Its warm. " her iphone never heated lol

Sent from my Note 2 hehehe (:
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27th April 2013, 08:32 PM |#11  
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I am having the same problem!! Got my S4 just few hours back.. Even while watching videos it heats up!!!!

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When I bought the S2 back in 2011 it had the same problem. I've tried numerous ROM's and some were better than others at minimizing the back overheating but none of them completely cured it. Of course each time the phone overheated, the battery took a big hit

I then bought the Note 2 in September last year and Wow! I was impressed...faster CPU yet absolutely no overheating. I thought Samsung has finally solved this issue

Today I bought the S4 and sold the Note 2. What a big mistake! It overheats in almost any application, camera being the worst.

We are in the same boat... I was so happy with my note 2. Samsung has disappointed me this time!!! :banghead:

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