The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the latest flagship smartphone of Samsung that was launched just recently. If you are one of the early adopters of this device then you are probably enjoying some of its amazing features. While everything may look perfect for this device some owners are reporting that their units are overheating. Their smartphone gets so hot that it becomes difficult to use or even place on your ears to make phone calls.
Several people who have bought the Samsung Galaxy S4 have been reporting in forums about this problem that they encountered. The overheating occurs when playing games or even when going online to browse the web.
One person said that he has experienced the same overheating problem with his Samsung Galaxy S2. After he upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy Note II the overheating issues disappeared. Thinking that the company has already resolved the issue he swapped his Note II with the S4 but then discovered that the smartphone overheats in almost every application he uses.
The temperature of the device can reach as high as 50 degrees Celsius or 122 degrees Fahrenheit. One user claims that e measured the device from an idle temperature of just 27 degrees Celsius to a jump of 35 degrees Celsius when checking emails and a high of 40 degrees Celsius when playing games.
Here’s what some people over at the forums are saying
Hi , I just bought a Galaxy S 4 days back then its was over heating like ****. So got it replaced then this one too is heating like this. When i play angry birds or go to internet using edge for just 10 mins my phone overheats from 40 to 46. When i put that to charge and then use it for downloading it went to blasting 50 degree Celsius. I am fed up of this its very very uncomfortable to hold. Can u suggest me something on this . Or is this very normal in all Galaxy S mobiles ?
Mine only ever gets warm. Never uncomfortably hot to the touch. I dont think that sounds right.
Just got my phone too there is definite overheating. Just been setting things up and can feel it.
To resolve this issue some people have suggested putting the device in a thin case but then this only protects your hand from feeling the heat and is really not a solution. Other people suggested turning off unnecessary services such as GPS and Bluetooth.
If the heat really bothers you then you can try returning your unit and having it replaced with a new one. This might not be a good solution for some as those who have tried replacing their units have also experienced overheating issues with the new ones they received.