I have Samsung galaxy S4, bought it a year ago. It is giving me problems for the last few days, it shows the battery is full and when I turn on the Wi-Fi or the Internet the battery drains suddenly and phone switches off, then after charging it for hours, it restarts but the problem prevails. What should be done?
The battery will drain faster in any Android device while you switch on the Internet or Wi-Fi. However, it shouldn't just suddenly switch off the phone. You can try to solve the issue by following these precautions-
1. Try to use the latest android version available for your phone. If there is an update, update it.
2. Perform a factory reset.
3. Keep your phone uncharged until it drops down to zero percent.
4. Charge your phone fully before switching it on.
5. Switch off Bluetooth, Location service, push notification, etc. and only then turn on the Internet or Wi-Fi.
Hopefully your battery will perform better. If not, your only way is to replace your current battery.
If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is more than one year old and you are already starting to notice problems with the battery, that is normal because my sister also has a Samsung Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S3, and she also has the same problem with the battery. With her phone, she replaces the battery almost every year.
The only battery that lasted longer was the battery that came originally with the phone. After that, all the batteries she bought from the mall which are all trusted distributors are the same. None lasted over a year. There’s actually no solution but to replace the battery with a new one.
If you are thinking of factory resetting the device, it works only for the phone and not for the battery. Nothing will change after the factory reset. Anyway, here are your phone’s specs. The Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 is a 3G Smartphone operating on 2G and 3G network bands using GSM and HSPA technologies.
It was announced to the public on March 2013 and released on April 2013 measuring 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 millimeters and weighing 130 grams. It is built with a plastic body and uses micro-SIM card. It has Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 16M colors at 1080 x 1920 pixels screen resolution. It supports multi-touch protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with TouchWiz UI.
It runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean upgradable to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop powered by Exynos 5410 Octa chipset, Octa-Core (4 x 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & 4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7) processor, and PowerVR SGX544MP3 GPU. It supports microSD expandable up to 64 GB. It runs on 2 GB RAM with internal storage available in 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB capacities.
The primary camera supports 13 megapixels with f/2.2, 31mm, 1/3″, 1.14µm, AF, and LED flash featuring HDR and supports 1080p video recording at 30 fps with dual-video rec. The secondary camera supports 2 megapixels with f/2.4 and 31mm featuring dual video call and supports 1080p video recording at 30 fps.
It has 3.5-millimeter jack featuring active noise cancellation with dedicated mic; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, and hotspot support; Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE, and aptX support; GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS support; NFC; infrared; and microUSB 2.0 with MHL 2 TV-out and USB Host support. It doesn’t have stereo FM radio.
It has built-in accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, and gesture sensors. The pre-installed web browser supports HTML5. It runs on removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery with standby time up to 370 hours on 3G and talk time up to 17 hours on 3G. It is available in White Frost, Black Mist, Arctic Blue, and Black Edition colors.