My Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 Overheating

SohumD

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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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prodigyX

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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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ste1164

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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.
 

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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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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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khrystyan27

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Very dissapointing news...

Just sold my Galaxy Note, and now i don't have any phone...

I was hoping that Galaxy S4 will be the best option for me. :((

- HTC One is a useless brick, not an attractive alternative
- GT-9505 has a low efficiency (battery life will be a shame)
- Note II is not an option for me
- What else? What should i choice?
 

skivnit

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Very dissapointing news...

Just sold my Galaxy Note, and now i don't have any phone...

I was hoping that Galaxy S4 will be the best option for me. :((

- HTC One is a useless brick, not an attractive alternative
- GT-9505 has a low efficiency (battery life will be a shame)
- Note II is not an option for me
- What else? What should i choice?
How do you know the 9505 battery sucks? From the reviews it's more than decent

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skivnit

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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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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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Is the media scanner running? This is very weird. How can they release a phone that has not been tested?

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khrystyan27

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How do you know the 9505 battery sucks? From the reviews it's more than decent

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Because the Exynos (big.LITTLE, architecture) version should be more battery friendly than the Qualcomm version, and if the Exynos fails, than imagine the Qualcomm version.

I just can't imagine that Samsung haven't tested both versions before starting to sell them worldwide... :(

BIG SHAME SAMSUNG!
 

upperkingjr

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I noticed mine to is getting a little to warm. Reminds of the s2 when I first bought it, and it had horrible battery life..

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skivnit

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Because the Exynos (big.LITTLE, architecture) version should be more battery friendly than the Qualcomm version, and if the Exynos fails, than imagine the Qualcomm version.

I just can't imagine that Samsung haven't tested both versions before starting to sell them worldwide... :(

BIG SHAME SAMSUNG!
That's not a reason you should wait for the owners reviews before judging. Anyway if this is indeed the case of all the octa phones then I'm cancelling mine and will wait for something else. My s3 and note 2 are running great

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I'm sure its related to "Mediaserver" misbehaving
Exactly my thoughts. People please check your battery stats and look for media and media server stats

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The media server issue is normally down to a corrupt file on the phone or SD card.

Try removing the SD card and see if the problem stops. If it does then its a file on the SD card.

If it doesn't then its a file on the phone but this sounds odd as the phones are so new they shouldn't have lots of files on. On my s2 it was cached images from an app that did it, I just deleted them all.

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