White Samsung Galaxy S III having build quality issues too?
0. phoneArena posted on 13 Jul 2012, 04:55
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...
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1. cepcamba posted on 13 Jul 2012, 05:03 13 9
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.
20. khmer posted on 13 Jul 2012, 06:54 3 5
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.
31. darkkjedii posted on 13 Jul 2012, 08:54 0 0
Never huh? I guess mine is only 29 times stronger then.
35. gallitoking posted on 13 Jul 2012, 12:49 2 1
well is not the plastic is the paint that is cracking...
40. Goldeneye posted on 13 Jul 2012, 17:03 3 0
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?
43. Forsaken77 posted on 14 Jul 2012, 02:11 1 0
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
45. Wiki_jaan posted on 14 Jul 2012, 03:12 0 1
i think these are some custom separate cases from china which are not fix properly.
2. Sniggly posted on 13 Jul 2012, 05:04 8 14
It can't be worse than the cracks that always appear around the charging port of the iPhone 3GS.
18. rf1975 posted on 13 Jul 2012, 06:41 16 0
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.
37. amish1512 posted on 13 Jul 2012, 13:11 6 2
u samsung boy cant compare apple build quality with samsung they r far away
49. mdpinamar posted on 17 Jul 2012, 10:33 0 0
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.
3. wendygarett (limited) 3 days ago posted on 13 Jul 2012, 05:06 8 2
Ray article on sgs3 ?? Lol...
7. HeliosXenon posted on 13 Jul 2012, 05:22 3 5
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.
8. script_writer posted on 13 Jul 2012, 05:33 7 1
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.
14. HeliosXenon posted on 13 Jul 2012, 06:25 3 7
I never had problems with Samsung phones, but with HTC....
All my friends that have Samsung phones don't have problems.....
10. vladd100 posted on 13 Jul 2012, 05:42 11 8
hahaha,u get a samy and then u start suffering..don't u ever learn..go get an htc...
16. HeliosXenon posted on 13 Jul 2012, 06:27 1 3
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....
11. 09wbd03516 (banned) posted on 13 Jul 2012, 05:50 15 5
Thank you Samsung!!! You just save my money to buy oneX !!!
12. wendygarett (limited) 3 days ago posted on 13 Jul 2012, 06:09 9 1
Or waiting for the next xperia...
27. Atlas posted on 13 Jul 2012, 08:39 5 0
Ye I'm waiting for the new Xperia aswell. The 'mint'.
22. dsDoan posted on 13 Jul 2012, 07:38 0 2
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.
17. kach22 posted on 13 Jul 2012, 06:38 8 2
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.
19. adilshaheen posted on 13 Jul 2012, 06:47 6 0
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!
21. JC557 posted on 13 Jul 2012, 07:18 0 2
Polycarbonate is not some miracle material. It is strong but sometimes there will be problems in the manufacturing process or maybe some unwanted cuts were made.
My white Apple MacBook has a polycarbonate shell but inexplicably started cracking on its own, mainly near the edges or rounded areas. Meanwhile my motorcycle and race helmet, also polycarbonate, are still smooth and mostly pristine.
23. Mitchel posted on 13 Jul 2012, 07:43 0 5
The owner was unlucky.. My S3 doesn't any have issues like that..
24. Tycoon posted on 13 Jul 2012, 07:48 0 0
I am in the final stages of deciding which color I want. I've gone one local store a couple of times and they only have a white (dummy) phone. I would like to see the blue before making a decision. Nevertheless, I didn't plan on keeping the back cover on min anyway. There are a couple of places on ebay that are selling aluminum backs to add some individuality to them. I ordered two: A black one (shiny black around the edges, with a muted black aluminum predominantly covering the back) and a white one (white edges with gray aluminum over the back). Either cover will work well on the white one, but the black one would work well on the blue one. Most are coming from overseas, so you will have to be a bit more patient to get the better prices.
If you are interested... for a white phone: http://www.ebay.com/itm/130722
128136?var=430076749465&ssPage Name=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p39 84.m1439.l2649
For the blue or white: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html
?_nkw=samsung+galaxy+s+III+met al+back+cover&_sacat=0&_odkw=s amsung+galaxy+s+III+aluminum+b ack+cover&_osacat=0&_from=R40
25. aloner posted on 13 Jul 2012, 08:03 3 0
There are threads in xda-developers.com and other forums about paint chipping issues on the silver bezel of several white S3s.
26. nDray posted on 13 Jul 2012, 08:37 3 1
You guys are idiots, I mailed you about this issue about a month ago and you said nothing!
Other than the similar cracks, I have found a crack in the rim, below the volume rocker. Other people on forums have reported the same issue.
I went to a samsung repair center and they gladly replaced everything, having left me with the old battery and an essentially new phone.
How ever, this new unit has a rather flimsy volume rocker (just the volume down function), and a dust spec under the glass in the screen. It could only have come like so from the factory.... I'll see about these issues only in the future, they don't bother me much.
29. metoyou posted on 13 Jul 2012, 08:43 2 0
Did you sat on it with his phone inside his back pocket? I sat on mine a few times hahaha but nothing happen. Maybe that have to do with my body weight :)
30. adilshaheen posted on 13 Jul 2012, 08:44 1 2
The good thing is though, since my galaxy SIII is made of flimsy polycarbonate plastic, it is easily replaced and I have done so and got the back of the pebble blue, matching with my front of marble white, seems to look pretty awesome imo! Design team from samsung deserve credit for this as the back is tottaly seperate from the front as far as their body goes, so blue and white dont look bad at all, infact i prefer it to the original white, but can't seem to not go back to the full white shell! Prefer replacing plastic over glass (*iphone fanboys enrage and run to the keyboard*) as it's alot easier and cheaper :)
36. whothisperson posted on 13 Jul 2012, 13:03 2 0
Indeed.. it cost 32 dollars or so to replace the glass back of the iphone 4/4s
38. frydaexiii posted on 13 Jul 2012, 13:20 0 5
Damn, you guys are a whiny bunch...It's just a cover, go to the Samsung shop and get it changed, if not just buy a new one. It's not that expensive and since S3s are popular you can find accessories everywhere. It's definately cheaper and easier than fixing say a broken iPhone 4 back or if the OneX has a crack you can't even fix it.
41. dmn666 posted on 13 Jul 2012, 18:45 0 0
Wow...looks like hyper turd is not holding up pretty well.
44. OSFantasma posted on 14 Jul 2012, 03:11 0 0
meh.. hey if you want to sell your gs3 i'll buy it and buy aluminum back. I've seen that phone and will say a thing like this will not change my mind i would but a after market back made out of aluminium or some type of metal.
46. 300men posted on 14 Jul 2012, 08:54 0 0
All parts are easy to replace, but in unison Samsung is the master for cheap build.
The build quality of the SGSlll was a total let down for me.
47. JunitoNH posted on 15 Jul 2012, 09:11 0 1
People STOP!!! complaining, reason phone chips so much, was made for humans. So of course there are going to be many imperfections.
48. evolutionqy7 posted on 16 Jul 2012, 18:07 0 0
I seem so many white SGS2's with that issue. Looks like nothing has changed...
50. jeffronc posted on 23 Jul 2012, 11:30 1 0
I got my s3 on thursday. Yesterday it fell out of my pocket while sitting at the kitchen table (about 12-18") and the "gorilla glass" cracked from the top corner in an arc almost 2 inches long right down to the side near the power button. I'm pissed. This thing is CHEAP. Called Costco (wireless advocates) and they said they are hearing a lot of breakages from normal wear and tear. They are contacting Samsung today to tell them ther is a serious quality issue with this glass. If it can't hit a hard wood floor from 18 inches it's worthless to me. Unfortunately I was supposed to have my Otterbox case by now but it is delayed. Thanks Samsung. Thanks Otterbox. I'm going to trade it in for a RAZR Maxx.
51. jamkur posted on 29 Jul 2012, 14:16 0 0
I have a white Samsung s3 and I've just noticed 2 small cracks around the camera lens. I've never dropped my phone and I've always treated it with great care etc. There is defiantly an issue with quality of the back covers. Anybody know how to get this replaced without calling expensive Samsung customer service number?
52. Tycoon posted on 30 Jul 2012, 07:10 0 0
Hey jamkur, you can always look on ebay. I bought a battery cover that had metal (silver, gray, black, wood grain, etc) on the back for a more premium look. Also, they have just the regular (plastic) covers on there as well, though you may not have the carrier's name on it (which is fine with me). They even have some that have a carbon fiber back.
Here is a link:http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html
?_trksid=p5197.m570.%20l1313&_ nkw=galaxy+s+III+battery+cover &_sacat=0