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White Samsung Galaxy S III having build quality issues too?

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White Samsung Galaxy S III having build quality issues too?
Do you remember the late May story that Samsung had to destroy over 600,000 back covers of the blue Galaxy S III, because of problems with the paint? Well, it looks like the white version of the handset may note be flawless too.

One of our readers has sent us some photos of their white Galaxy S III. The phone has been purchased along with a case, and the case hasn't been taken off since then. However, just a couple of days ago, our reader claims to have taken the case off, and found out that some small cracks have appeared on the back cover, right around the camera area. According to our user, the cracks are fairly small and aren't visible on the inner side of the cover, but still, it would have been much better if they were actually found only on the inside. But why would they appear in the first place?

We'll reach out to Samsung in an attempt to see if this is a common problem, or an isolated case. Meanwhile, do your observe anything similar with your white Galaxy S III? If you do, feel free to send us a pic using our tips form.

White Samsung Galaxy S III having build quality issues too?
White Samsung Galaxy S III having build quality issues too?

Thanks, Atanas!

UPDATE: Another user has sent us a pic showing some small cracks that have appeared in the paint of his white Galaxy S III back cover around the area of the camera.

White Samsung Galaxy S III having build quality issues too?

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posted on 13 Jul 2012, 05:03 13

1. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Maybe he accidentally sat on it or something like that.

With a bulging back camera, applying force on it will result in a crack like that.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 05:06 2

4. B3BLW29 (Posts: 238; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


good point...

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 06:54 3

20. khmer (Posts: 95; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


The photo back cover is not original, it is too tight, it is cheap plastic and it cracked. Samsung back cover made from polycarbonate is 30x stronger than plastic never crack or break on normal usage.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 08:54

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Never huh? I guess mine is only 29 times stronger then.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 12:49 2

35. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


well is not the plastic is the paint that is cracking...

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 17:03 3

40. Goldeneye (Posts: 419; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)


I've been saying it all the time Samsung craftsmanship simply sucks and this is their flagship? Imagine the quality of the cheaper models! Yeah Samsung is the best! So its fanboys say, BTW has anybody seen Remix and Rory?

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 02:11 1

43. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


I always say the same exact thing... Samsung has good features and solid specs but they use garbage components that have a very high failure rate. I had the GS1 Captivate and went through 4 under the warranty for all different problems. I then bought a white GS2 Skyrocket in December 2011 and am on the 2nd one already. And the thing is, the phones I end up with still have issues, I just can deal with them more. Samsung = CHEAP JUNK

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 12:06 12

34. mandkeee (Posts: 82; Member since: 27 Feb 2009)


samsung is garbage company....

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 03:12

45. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


i think these are some custom separate cases from china which are not fix properly.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 05:04 8

2. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


It can't be worse than the cracks that always appear around the charging port of the iPhone 3GS.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 06:41 16

18. rf1975 (Posts: 258; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


You mean to say Samsung copy this from iPhone 3GS. LOL.
And you are compairing very old phones build quality with a flagship phones built quality. Don't be so biased.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 08:55 9

33. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


This is about Samsung not apple

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 13:11 6

37. amish1512 (Posts: 28; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


u samsung boy cant compare apple build quality with samsung they r far away

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 10:33

49. mdpinamar (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)


hablemos de comparaciones cuando tu iphone puedas abrir paginas con contenido flash jajajajajjaja o iphone permita procesar mas de una tarea al mismo tiempo en segundo plano jajajajja iphone es un celular. no es un smartphone.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 05:06 8

3. wendygarett (unregistered)


Ray article on sgs3 ?? Lol...

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 05:20 10

6. Ray.S (Posts: 339; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


Why not? :)

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 05:19 7

5. tes101 (Posts: 39; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Im not suprised.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 05:22 3

7. HeliosXenon (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


It looks like this is not the original white back cover. If you look at the speaker cover there is a big gap to the cover.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 05:33 7

8. script_writer (banned) (Posts: 56; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


definatly not an isolated case (no pun intended). Have got 3 s3 in my office. one blue and two white. Both the white ones had cracks in the paint around the camera when they came out the box. and my lil bro who has a white note had the same issue when he unboxxed his.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 06:25 3

14. HeliosXenon (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


I never had problems with Samsung phones, but with HTC....

All my friends that have Samsung phones don't have problems.....

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 05:42 11

10. vladd100 (Posts: 56; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


hahaha,u get a samy and then u start suffering..don't u ever learn..go get an htc...

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 06:26 8

15. Tjey007 (Posts: 86; Member since: 22 May 2012)


yes.. to suffer task manager and wifi problems..

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 06:27 1

16. HeliosXenon (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


I had only problems with my HTC EVO 3D, the first had hardware problems (vibration did not work), the second had a problem with the graphics chip... the third now works....

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 05:50 15

11. 09wbd03516 (banned) (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 May 2012)


Thank you Samsung!!! You just save my money to buy oneX !!!

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 06:09 9

12. wendygarett (unregistered)


Or waiting for the next xperia...

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 06:19 4

13. script_writer (banned) (Posts: 56; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


Xperia J is next to be announced

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 08:39 5

27. Atlas (Posts: 158; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)


Ye I'm waiting for the new Xperia aswell. The 'mint'.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 07:38

22. dsDoan (Posts: 229; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


You base your judgement on an article you read on the internet, containing no evidence of it's authenticity?

Don't become a lawyer. Or a judge. Hell, don't do jury duty, if you form your opinions without facts.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 06:38 8

17. kach22 (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


I always believed Samsung use cheap plastics in their devices. It's been proved again and again. With such a hefty price tag they are simply robbing the millions.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 06:47 6

19. adilshaheen (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


I am having similar issues with my Galaxy S III too, I've got the same cracks on my phone, yet smaller and less notable but in the exact same area! However, i also have these light brown marks on the edge of my phone too... which is quite odd as I've not stained or dropped my phone since it's been purchased as i have been extra careful with it and have had a protective cover on at all times! So if Samsung does come out with a statement, i would like at least a replacement, if not more!

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