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Some Samsung Galaxy S III units are dying young

0. phoneArena 21 Dec 2012, 02:15 posted on

There have been a number of reports about the Samsung Galaxy S III suffering from a killer bug that turns off the phone and won't let it reboot and while Samsung is aware of the issue, it has affected quite a number of units; Sammy is doing the right thing and is replacing the units regardless if they have been rooted or not and the problem seems to take place 150-200 after being activated...

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posted on 21 Dec 2012, 20:12 1

69. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4708; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

You've HEARD about it but you can say that you THINK the fanboys now are bad. I was there, and they were just as bad. People were called uninformed or poor for not having an apple product. They made it about social standing. And they were in EVERY android article. I asked why they were commenting on an article when they weren't interested in android. Their response was they had a right to speak their mind. But now when the reverse happens you're being ganged up on? I don't like this BS anymore than you do, but they're acting no worse than the other fanboys were. If anything, if they didn't act the same it would show a higher maturity level.

I personally think you should use what works for you, because you know yourself better than anyone else. Where I have a problem is when other people root for an outcome where consumer choice is limited. You don't like android, windows phone, or blackberry? Fine, don't buy it. But don't spout off hoping they go away and limiting my or other people's options. Some of these posters like Mytzylplik are completely one dimensional. If it favors apple it's good, if it doesn't, it's bad. It's one thing to be loyal to a company, it's another to blindly follow them no matter what. Doing so leads to people calling you names like sheep or lemmings. I like android currently, down the road I may go another way. I just hope there are options if I decide to switch. If you don't agree then we'll have to agree to disagree.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 07:25

73. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

first off it wasnt as bad as the android lot are now, trust me seen the apple trolls attempts and yes it was immature and pathetic, but there main go to comments were

''your too poor'


''it for select people your not worthy''

both crap but you can tell comes from the mind of deluded kids.

now look at now, the android fanboys and how they swarm every article to slate other choices like iOS, wp8 and bb10. the first 10 comments on pretty much every apple article are android fanboys saying the usual and maybe adding a bad apple maps joke.

whats funny is remember when the iphone had the purple flare, remember the attack the android lot did and how for a long time it was there go to joke on every article i.e. ''hows your purple pics?''. then when the nexus 4 was reported to have it look how fast they changed there tune suddenly they accepted most camera's are subject to this and it wasnt a big deal...........see these android fans do exactly the same as the apple lot did, holding a certain company up as this almighty presence. apple was seen as a cult and now its google. try to say one bad thing about google and watch the reaction you get its like you punched a family member.

''Mytzylplik'' is a one sided deluded troll, no question about it but theres that meoceo guy (whatever his name is) thats exactly the same but for google/samsung yet he is accepted and praised where as Mytzylplik is hated and subjected to insults..........both the same but different results.

i agree all should use whatever they like and not be judged by fanboys. what you choose doesnt make you superior to others and many on here need to get that

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 08:19 1

74. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Isn't the iPhone almost the same price as an high end android ? It's more about the matter of choice . Yup some apple fanboys are damn stupid but most android fanboys don't reason with you either

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 08:23

75. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

I don't really get why people become fanboys , I owns iOS android and Symbian devices . And I think it's a pretty good combination . Why can't they just enjoy their devices ?

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 08:27 1

76. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

yep the iphone is similar price to high end android, there are more expensive phones out there then the iphone too. its just a stupid comment off the apple trolls trying to act superior. and your right android fanboys aren't reasonable. they think there smarter then everyone who choose something else.

an example been ''troll' on here, sure you know him. he believes that all doctors and ceo's who decide to have an iphone are stupid and he is smarter then all of them...........its tragic this is the point the so called tech people have got to. fanboy central we need more moderators on here who know the ones who start the problems

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 08:27 1

77. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

I agree with both of you :)
Actually his name is MeoCao when ever he post a one sided comment I would call him Samsung Fanboy troll he will call me an iSheep and I my comments get a ton of reds .
But he only liked Samsung , he even bashed some other android phone companies . Not agreeing with him or not a fan of Samsung device and he will call you an iSheep

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 08:31

78. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Actually most professional people I see is using Galaxy S here in Malaysia , but few years ago its all Nokia , blackberry and iPhone . iPhone and android , what's the difference ? They all works , just in different ways . My father just bought an iPhone 5 today , (he used to be a galaxy fan ) and he's very happy although he say some parts of iOS makes him miss android

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 08:39

79. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

exactly every os will have its advantages over the other but as long as the user is happy thats what matters. there is no perfect os no matter how hard the android fanboys try to shove it down your throat.

im just suprised so far they havent swarmed in and painted these comments red

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 08:43

80. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

They left I think . Merry Christmas to you , finally I found some users that actually have common sense in this site

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 08:48

81. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

lol they will be back and more deluded too

Merry Christmas hope you have a good one

haha yeah there are some on here who are reasonable, although ive been labelled everything you can think of.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:45

89. XperiaUser (unregistered)

i m not a fanboy or something. nor i m a sammy fan nor apple nor i m trolling lolz..
i replied coz it make no sense to compare 2 phones coz some pics are defective or something . the above comment from my previous post clearly shows a blind apple fan and nothing more ...

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 02:26 4

7. redmd (Posts: 1314; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Samsung will have to address the issue.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 02:29 4

8. easymomo (Posts: 91; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)

Something like that happened to one of my friends. I tried to flash with Odin and a new firmware but it didn't work.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 02:30 3

9. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)

This is a bad Ke$ha related joke Phone Arena.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 02:52 14

12. syedzain (Posts: 175; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

cheap quality always die....

well hope they will fix it soon.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 02:54 1

13. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

have a question, PA, do you think this would also be a problem to note 2? Note 2 and s3 have almost similar hardwares. I hope, this is an isolated case. for s3.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 02:58 10

14. PointMaza (Posts: 60; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)

thats why i sold my s3

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 03:08 11

16. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

Ugly design, cheap plastic...now this...

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 03:35 4

19. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

It's not a cheap plastic but a polycarbonate.
And if you really think this is ugly..


..your sense of beauty is very shallow and primitive

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 04:02 8

20. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1120; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Sorry, take a One X or a Lumia on one hand and a Galaxy SIII on the other and you will see what true polycarbonate with good construction is.

It is ugly, mainly all the people who i asked what they think about the SIII they told me it was ugly and some even answered it looked like a soap.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 05:16 4

32. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Those two don't have a thin, removable back cover, genius.

One x is just bland, unimaginative design that gets seriously boring after a while.
There's not a single detail about it that would stand out and intrigue the eye, unlike the profoundly and carefully crafted color patterns on the S3, and its unique design message.
At least you can see Samsung tried to make something special with the design.

Also the S3 is FAR more soundly shaped in terms of ergonomics than the One x.
It feels way nicer in hand.. the only thing that sucks about it is the sticky "hyper glaze" finish.

Besides, no one I gave it to, said it's ugly!
And finally, after you put a case on the device, does all of this really matter?
I put a case on every phone I have so design is really irrelevant after all.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 09:01

47. cripton805 (Posts: 1472; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

Im pretty sure the people that say its ugly are just trolling. Ive never heard someone say its ugly in person. Quite the opposite actually.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 08:50

82. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

The galaxy s2 is too slippery , that's why the s3 is sticky .

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 03:15 8

17. supa_dupa (Posts: 80; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

It seems that my decision to bet on One X in 2012 was right...

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 04:20 7

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

dont know why so much hate on that phone, its on par, if not better than the gs3

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 04:45 6

30. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Yup everytime my friend ask me is the GS3 the best android smartphone out there , I would disagree and say the One X is the best but it desperately needs some attention by smartphone buyers

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 05:24 4

33. iDroidWin (Posts: 117; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)

For UI and design, HOX for me. For features, Samsung for me. But yes, HTC deserves some attention. However, they suck at post sale service. I bought Desire, didn't even get 2.3 update i guess, I had to root it. Works great though. One V, I got it for my girlfriend, she bricked it somehow. They were asking for more than half of the MRP for fixing it. Another one bought Desire C, now she isn't getting JB update. Recently, I wanted to suggest someone Desire X, but didn't. Coz I don't know when HTC can abandon their customers. So, I recommended Sony instead.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 07:30 2

40. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)

Nope, it was definitely wrong. HTC One X has a tegra chip which has problems with a lot of games. It's multitasking sucks for the most part, a joke of a battery life, poor video recording and its sound is pretty crappy. Samsung has made many innovations with its phone even if most if them are gimmicky. This is a serious problem but isn't happening to everyone... Galaxy S III still the best international smartphone of this year.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 09:03 1

48. cripton805 (Posts: 1472; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

Since when are features called a gimmick. Its a pretty stupid thing for people to say.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 09:17 1

51. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)

I am taking about smart stay and smart rotation... they are AMAZING "ideas" but they never work for me unless I'm outside in the morning... and no, I am not Chinese or something :)

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