While smartphones have allowed us to do so much more with our phones than we ever could have imagined, battery life is one of the biggest complaints amongst smartphone users. However, some Galaxy S4 users were having battery issues that extended beyond having to charge their phone every night.
Last week, reports emerged that folks in Germany were returning their GS4 phones because the battery was depleting extremely quickly. Not only that, but customers were also reporting instances of swollen batteries. Samsung has since acknowledged those issues in a statement to TrustedReviews and is offering customers experiencing problems a new battery.
"We are aware of this issue, which has affected a limited number of customers," Samsung told TR in a statement. "We ask all affected customers to please visit their nearest Samsung Electronics service centre, where they can receive a replacement battery for free of charge. We remain committed to providing the best possible user experience for our customers."
The Samsung Galaxy S4 boasts a 5-inch 1080p (441 ppi) Super AMOLED screen, and it is powered by the quad-score Snapdragon 600 processor, running at 1.9 GHz. It also has a 13 MP camera, a removable 2,600 mAh battery, 16 GB of storage (expandable with an open microSD slot), and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
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