It’s been only six months since the Galaxy S4 was launched, but it looks like many users are already having issues with the device’s battery. German site MobiFlip cites a trusted source working at an operator as saying that they are currently getting a lot of support requests for the battery. Apparently, as many 30 percent of Galaxy S4’s that were sold are experiencing issues with the battery, such as swelling and inability to hold a charge for long.
Batteries showing reduced performance is a normal occurrence, but that usually happens after a device has been used for more than a year or so. Thanks to the removable back plate, users can easily exchange the faulty battery for a new one, but they shouldn’t need to be doing this just six months after buying a brand new phone. The issue seems to be limited to only one country for now, so it’s possibly a case of poor quality assurance on a particular batch of batteries, but it’s something Samsung nonetheless needs to look into.
Any of you having the same issues with the battery on the Galaxy S4?