Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphone Speed California Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. is settling a class action alleging that it programmed certain Galaxy S4 smartphones to operate at higher-than-normal speeds when it detected certain “benchmarking” apps, thus deceiving consumers about speeds. According to the complaint, this violated California consumer protection laws.

Docket Number:


Company: Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Filing Deadline: November 9, 2020

Class Period: April 1, 2013 to July 31, 2013

Objection Deadline: November 23, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: November 23, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: January 28, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

The claim form does not ask for proof of purchase. However, in order to fill out a claim form, you must have received a Notice with a Class Member ID Number. If you did not receive one, but believe you are a member of the class, contact the Settlement Administrator.


You may be eligible if you bought a 16 GB Galaxy S4 smartphone in California between April 1, 2013 and July 31, 2013.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Cash payment of up to $10.

Total Settlement Amount: $2,800,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Cierny Firm, The
Prometheus Partners LLP

Claim Form: Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphone Speed California Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Daniel Norcia et al. v. Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC and Samsung Electronics America, Inc., et al.

Settlement Website: Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphone Speed California Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Heffler Claims Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Cell Phone Benchmark Settlement
c/o Heffler Claims Group
PO Box 469
Warminster, PA 18974-0469
1-(844) 491-5739

Tags: False or Misleading Performance Figures, Smartphone