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Samsung Galaxy S III might have a software bug draining its battery

0. phoneArena 28 Jun 2012, 03:42 posted on

Some Samsung Galaxy S III users are reporting a battery issue with their smartphone. The amount of power used while the device is in stand-by is reportedly much greater than it should be. Allegedly, the bug is present on some international Samsung Galaxy S III models...

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posted on 28 Jun 2012, 03:54 7

1. donzere (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Jun 2010)

Haha i always laugh when i see these half baked android phones hitting the market...

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 03:56 36

3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3116; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Pardon me, I am holding my iphone incorrectly and lost all connections.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 04:11

5. paulyyd (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)

Lol nice avatar there bud.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 13:22 2

43. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 141; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)

Ohh really? And the iPhone 4S had no battery issues now did it?

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 06:19 5

16. leftheodo (Posts: 106; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


posted on 28 Jun 2012, 07:57

23. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

Yes, we care.

A lot.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 09:56 3

34. tedkord (Posts: 13248; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Half baked like, "Oops, we've been calculating the signal bars wrong for the past three years. (We didn't do it on purpose to fool customers into thinking our device got better reception than it actually does due to poor antenna design)?"

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 11:18 3

35. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

Half baked? I rather have half baked Android phones than patching iOS. iOS just keeps adding on features that most Android phones already have. Forgot to mentioned iOS 1 to iOS 5 all look very much the same... I think it's a very smooth OS but the way it's slowly building on features bores me.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 12:17 2

38. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

yes but the iphone had that 2 years ago.. let it go. the SGSIII is today's phone... btw also my 2004 Nokia phone had battery issues.. will email Nokia on that

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 13:47 2

45. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

not on mine or my brother, we actually enjoy great battery life.. we can be on 3% and be fine. on android if it hits 5% run for a charger... but that's on my experience which is the most important stat for me

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 15:46 3

47. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

"not on mine or my brother..."

gallitoking and taco50

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 00:02 1

49. 0o0blackstar0o0 (Posts: 86; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Galaxy Note also does it

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 18:55

50. jpjr60148 (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


posted on 28 Jun 2012, 03:56 3

2. sid07desai (Posts: 290; Member since: 03 May 2012)

Is this bug on all units? Or only some specific ones? I couldn't notice it on my dad's phone. The actual problem seems to be that the cell standby value is set to 34mA instead of 3.4mA in some xml file. There are couple of fixes for it.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 04:03 2

4. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


posted on 28 Jun 2012, 05:50 6

14. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)

I'm pretty sure you're a chinese asshole..

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 06:47 3

20. iShepherd (Posts: 38; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

FYI, people can be racist against their own race. If you're anything like my friend's wife, she absolutely hates Asians. And she's Asian. Go figure.

Regardless, your remark is clearly racist. There's just no two ways about it. What if a female CEO made a bad decision for her company? By your logic women shouldn't be offended if I said, "Women CEOs..."

What's worse is you even claim to be Asian. Nothing more disgusting than a self-loathing attention seeker.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 04:21 4

6. wendygarett (unregistered)

Asian product.....

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 05:33 14

11. darkskoliro (Posts: 1089; Member since: 07 May 2012)

hey man, ive seen you hate on the htc page now you hate on samsung, which makes it apparent you just hate everything from asia. How about this, stop being a racist f*ck, and go take your hate somewhere else, maybe express it on your facebook where everyone can see who you are. if you had a problem with asian people in the last, dont take it out publicly. just stay away from asian things. if not, then shut up and gtfo. no one needs the stupid sh*t twirling around your head, also known as your brain.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 05:46 8

13. wendygarett (unregistered)

I'm sorry, i didn't realise that it was so sensitive on this site...
btw, Im Asian :)

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 05:52 7

15. wendygarett (unregistered)

Nope, guess again :D

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 07:59 4

25. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Jeez, you people are REALLY goddamn sensitive.
It was just a joke. CALM. DOWN. THE WORLD STILL GOES ON. BREATHE. IN. OUT. IT WAS JUST A JOKE. Noooooobody is racist anymore.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 08:46

29. 09wbd03516 (banned) (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 May 2012)

there is nothing wrong to be racist... And im pretty sure that most white are racist too
Just like states hate british eventhough they share same language
And take a look at nokia motorola and rim, barely get this kind of issue
And iphone? No wonder it get top satisfaction every year...

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 09:47 1

30. tedkord (Posts: 13248; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Nothing hotter than a gorgeous Asian woman.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 09:49

31. tedkord (Posts: 13248; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Who hates the British? Now, the French... ;)

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 12:55

41. hiBreed (Posts: 90; Member since: 29 May 2012)

LMAO! nice one, i dont even want to imagine what his brain looks like

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 04:51 2

8. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


posted on 28 Jun 2012, 05:11 5

9. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

Looks like ifools forgot battery draining problems they got. Apple wasn't able to solve it with even an update. But it'll be just a matter of time for samsung.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 05:24 8

10. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3116; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Yes it's amusing how the 4S still has battery problems yet the fools are so quick to insult the galaxy s3 which in the US we don't even have the issue, while the 4S is world wide.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 07:24 2

22. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

My iPhone 4S has no battery draining issues; it actually has excellent battery stand-by endurance and battery consumption is much much slower than on my DROID CHARGE. Probably because it's always standing by since, I can't really do much (especially downloads) on 3G (although, Verizon's 3G is the best of the big four) and the rest of the time I'm on wi-fi (and, that uses less battery).
So, there; take that!

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