A new report, backed up by German website MobiFlip, suggests that up to 30% of all Galaxy S4 units have problems with the battery. It's either draining too fast, failing to work at all and swelling inside the phone. MobiFlip seems to have contacted a trusted source that works with a German operator and confirms that the Galaxy S4 battery is faulty. With only 6 months since the Galaxy S4 was released for sale, it seems to be too early to start recording battery issues, especially swollen battery issues. Battery problems are common, but they are not expected to be noticed after such a short period of time, and especially not in a flagship such as Galaxy S4. Samsung is expected to give an official response in this matter, though we might have to wait for that for a while. If this seems to be a real problem with the Galaxy S4, Samsung is looking at a really serious issue and might face enormous PR damages.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool