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Galaxy S III build quality woes continue, users report cracked framing

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Jul 2012, 06:40

The Galaxy S III certainly isn't Samsung's strongest phone yet, as we've first heard about the manufacturer getting rid of faulty blue back covers, followed by a number of users discovering small cracks around the camera area of the white variant...

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posted on 19 Jul 2012, 06:44 30

1. kamil (Posts: 118; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)

now thats kinda low samsung

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 08:43 13

32. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)

Didn't phonearena have an article about the strength of the Polycarbonate used in the SIII?

Turns out if it feels like cheap plastic, it must be cheap plastic.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 08:51 5

34. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

It's the article where Michael was waxing poetics about the virtues of polycarbonate and dodged the issue of recycling.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 10:03 9

49. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

polycarbonate is N9 and Lumia...Samsung used cheap-o plastic as always

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 11:42 2

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

I wonder if there is anything to do with they were trying to rush out units and that happened. It could be stronger than plastic but without manufacturing properly it's just garbage...

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 14:24 2

72. Elvis. (Posts: 25; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Yea, that was Michael.. Sometimes he writes smart and intelligent things... and sometimes he writes some of the most stupid and idiotic things.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 09:56 2

47. tegradragon (Posts: 68; Member since: 23 May 2012)

A glass case would be super. Delicate, but awesome!

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 13:31 2

67. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Then Apple would sue them because the iPhone has a glass case. I like the idea of ceramic casing better, I believe it was the Pantech Vega that has a full ceramic case, and the One S has that ceramic coated metal.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 13:51 2

70. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

problems like these shouldn't arise if samsung made the case unibody. well if they don't like how lumia cases look then they could've made it thicker. extra weight but at least more durable!

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 06:46 6

2. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

Come on Samsung, you can do better then that, I used my Captivate for 2 years and dropped it meany of times, and only has normal wear and tear on it.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 21:49

91. cheetah2k (Posts: 1746; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)

LOL People have to stop sitting on their phones, maybe then the cracks will stop..

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 06:47 2

3. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)

if someone drops the phone it is normal to have marks

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 06:47 24

4. e.wvu (unregistered)

And this is why Samsung need to stop making cheap quality phones.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 06:50 4

5. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Sad news, but all this will be fixed in next Samsung Galaxy. Which mean you'll have to stick with SG2 which is still a great phone and even more great if you Custom ROM it.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 14:36 2

73. retrokick (Posts: 16; Member since: 19 Jul 2012)

The NEXT Samsung Galaxy? You know this one has been out less than a month, right? Consumers will buy another device before they wait until next year for the next Galaxy to be released.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 07:00 15

6. Nickmfnjackson (Posts: 101; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)

My sgs3 has been dropped once or twice, but I have random cracks showing up on my device. The only qualms I have are with the screen. I accidentally put my phone in the same pocket as my key for a second and the screen was had quite a few visible scratches. My sgs 2 screen was much more durable.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 07:58 6

20. Nickmfnjackson (Posts: 101; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)

Wait, I just read my post. I meant I have "NO" random cracks on my device. What a wonderful place do make a typo. I still wish the screen was more durable. Don't get me wrong, The sgs 3 is an amazing device and I would still buy Samsung over htc/LG/sony.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 07:04 18

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posted on 19 Jul 2012, 07:10 18

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

I rather choose galaxy nexus
jellybeam and touchwiz free....

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 07:12 12

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

Yep. The S3 being future-proof with its 2 GB of RAM is worthless anyways to all Nexus devices being future-proof by just saying, "Nexus."
But the S2 is NOT better than the S3. Other than durability, that is.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 07:49 4

17. wendygarett (unregistered)

You can get the same daily performance with half the price. True SAMOLED+ and classic looking design. Quad core is not necessary because android nowaday (jellybeam) is lag-free. So the conclusion is SGS2 is still a winner compare to this.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 10:20 2

50. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

a lag free??? you must be living in a different dimension or you were given a special lag-free-device" certificate]

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 12:26

63. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)

Did you get the SGSII instead of the III and are trying to convince yourself it was the correct choice? Because that is the only scenario I can imagine where you would say these things. If you can afford the SGSIII is the obvious winner..

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 01:43 2

92. Ray.S (Posts: 388; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)

Not if you prefer a smaller device, or if you like the GS II's looks better.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 08:11 1

27. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)

Is nexus one future proof?

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 08:39 2

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

That's a phone from 2009 with a Snapdragon S1, an Adreno 200, and 512 MB of ROM. The 512 MB of ROM is the biggest issue. The GNex has more than that. It's been future proof for almost three years and has gone through 3 different updates. That's really good for any phone. The iPhone 3G isn't supported anymore and the 3GS doesn't even get half the features of the already crappy iOS 6.
I think the Nexus One is pretty future proof.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 07:59 6

22. kunyuk (Posts: 56; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)

I hope Nokia use Android jellybean = best build quality

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 07:06 9

8. Ronoc039 (Posts: 28; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

The reason why I have no desire for this phone. A piece priced priced as highly as this should be able to withstand more than it has proved so far...

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 07:07 2

9. Aeires (unregistered)

How many phones are showing this? What abuse did the user put on the phone? You have to ask things like this, especially after some idiot put one in a microwave oven and blamed Samsung for the damage.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 07:07 18

10. Cyan3boN (Posts: 446; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

quality issues for a flagship product is unacceptable, Crapsung can never be HTC. this is the only reason why i buy HTC smartphones "quality". samsung cheats customers like apple, not with price but with quality.

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