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Samsung to enforce the use of original accessories only?

0. phoneArena posted on 23 Oct 2013, 03:26

When you're as big as Samsung, you're bound to receive some slaps you didn't exactly deserve, and the Korean tech giant sure knows a thing or two about that...

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posted on 23 Oct 2013, 03:35 3

1. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 225; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)

After stupid region lock, Knox securty.
This move is good so that it wont hurt poor customers who use fake batteries or chargers like apple for their lightning cable !
Yea its good ! Safety first .

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 14:49

12. laheelahee (Posts: 213; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)

yeah, no more spontaneous combustion!

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 03:35 4

2. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 264; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

Yea follow Apple.
I thought the whole point was to standardize charging cables so you can use any and not have a draw full of different cables.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 07:16

4. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


posted on 23 Oct 2013, 08:06

5. bachir8k (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)

with each new device i buy (lately a 70$ 7" tablet for my 1 year old baby), it comes with a micro usb charger, but i never use this charger for my S4 or my wife's S3 because i know it "might" affect the battery life. So using only original chargers to all my devices would be smart and safe. And anyway the margin between an original and a fake one is like only 10-15$.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 08:32 4

6. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)

Introducing, Samsung "Slightning" cable. Samsung, think slightly different.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 04:26 3

3. coinmanmat (Posts: 12; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)

Well I think this is both a good and a bad idea. Its good because Samsung wont catch hell when someone's phone explodes because of some crap 3rd party battery. On the flip side its bad because Samsung will have a monopoly over accessories for its products which are overpriced. (The Samsung Protective case for my Galaxy S4 cost $35 and it should be like a $15 case)

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 18:00

14. Blazers (Posts: 466; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

The. Note 3 and S4 S-View covers cost $60 and should be $40 tops.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 10:34 1

7. Firedrops (Posts: 249; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)

It kinda defeats the purpose; just imagine all the bad press they're going to get just by officially announcing this.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 11:10

8. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

I guess we as consumers don't really know what we want. No matter what a certain company do, we will always find a way to complain....

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 11:54

10. Dastrix (unregistered)

Agreed. I mean, for Apple, it's not like they actually had it standardized to begin with, so that was how they intended to do things from the very beginning. But this here, this would really give Sammy a bad reputation for switching things up the Apple way now.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 11:51

9. Dastrix (unregistered)

Oh damn! Sammy going Apple-esque!

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 13:40

11. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)

Good choice Samsung. so now all these cheap bastards can't go to Walmart or Amazon & buy cheap chargers & then complain about their phone not holding charge like it should or battery malfunctions.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 15:21

13. 14545 (Posts: 1671; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Nah, if sammy does this they will lose me as a customer. Especially since they have a locked BL on VZW. There really isn't a point to chose them over anyone else. This is a negative, not a positive. What they need to start doing is suing these people that claim samsung is at fault for a 3rd party screwup

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