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Samsung acknowledges Galaxy S III sudden death, fix is on the way

03 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Samsung acknowledges Galaxy S III sudden death, fix is on the way - read the full textThroughout the last two months we've received numerous reports of Galaxy S III smartphones dying unexpectedly, usually overnight. Luckily those users who have experienced this trouble got their Galaxy S III quickly repaired (with replaced motherboards) or replaced altogether by Samsung. Samsung...

 

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> In reply to emadshiny @ 2013-01-03 14:30 from pTgA - click to readMost famous phone in history!!!!! Lol most famous phone sit ipbone .

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  • 2013-01-03 22:27
  • J7U2

Can't stand the rubbish Nokia are producing with win flop operating system.Cheap rubbish with no class or style or innovation.With bait of luck they'll go bust and we won't have to look at there ugly phones again.

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  • 2013-01-03 22:05
  • JCDv

And lumias are perfect mine went faulty after 4 days.
http://m.theinquirer.net/inqui...-800-battery
Ha ha ha

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  • 2013-01-03 22:03
  • 3agv

What about the issues with the lumia 800?iv had 2 both with charging faults and ended up returning it.Best thing I ever done after reading forums about other users of the rubbish lumia.Bought a gs3 and would never touch a lumia again.Ugly boring faulty so that can't multi task.
http://www.pocket-lint.com/new...ttery-issues
Enoughl said.

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  • 2013-01-03 21:59
  • JCDv

> In reply to Juno shah @ 2013-01-03 20:56 from t1$F - click to readWhy would anyone go from an awsome gs3 to a laggy kids toy like a lumia.Get a grip posting stuoid comments like that:-)What with lumias battery and wifi issues.No thanks id rather go without

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  • 2013-01-03 21:51
  • 3agv

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-03 15:27 from 4AAZ - click to readLol hahaha nice comment BTW.

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  • 2013-01-03 21:45
  • J7U2

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-03 18:27 from IkPI - click to readHahaha I can beat you I have Nokia E51 lol

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  • 2013-01-03 21:38
  • J7U2

> In reply to CB @ 2013-01-03 19:29 from iSvG - click to read...maps accuracy?
...do not disturb?

you can live with those too?

my point - make sure your contender is spotlessly clean if you plan to start flaming

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  • 2013-01-03 21:06
  • vaP4

this happened to my s3, i went to bed with a fully working phone only to awake to it dead,i contacted phones4u to send for repair for them to say it was the mini usb socket which is not covered under warranty and i was not happy with the quote they gave me so for a short fix answer i got myself a battery charger but still no live so i got a cheaper quote from else where and got the usb port changed but guess what its still dead,could some one with some knowledge of how the s3 works tell me if it was only the usb socket and i could charge my battery separate then surely the phone should work? because in my opinion its sounds like my phone had the sudden death

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  • 2013-01-03 20:59
  • pKiW

Go to Nokia lumia 920

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  • 2013-01-03 20:56
  • t1$F

> In reply to CB @ 2013-01-03 19:29 from iSvG - click to readWhat iPhone 5 has to do with article. Ppl like u makes iPhone more popular. Every phone has limitations. I have seen on Xda developers there r tons of problems for every androids phone.

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  • 2013-01-03 20:34
  • qbwa

I start to get this on my S II as well.

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  • 2013-01-03 20:29
  • 7AVP

So does the acknolege makes Samsung not to deliver untrustfull overpriced plastic devices?

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  • 2013-01-03 19:57
  • gIV2

chipping and scuff issues with the Iphone 5 vs. the Sudden Death issue of the Galacxy S3.

I can probably live with the scuff issue of Iphone 5.

Samsung Galaxy 3 - cheap plastic, poor performance!

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  • 2013-01-03 19:29
  • iSvG

oh no s3 sad and death what da....
still no one can beat my nokia 3210 still workin until now while samsung super android phone s3 did not survive for atleast a year haha..
what ever you called your smart phone in the end the durability of the products was best

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  • 2013-01-03 18:27
  • IkPI

Happened to me a few weeks ago, was left on standby and when checking it wouldnt come on...sudden death :-( Thankfully Samsung repaired it within 10 days and touchwood has been fine since, a bonus is that the latest software upgrade has really improved battery life! also an important lesson is to keep your media backed up.

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  • 2013-01-03 17:59
  • nxwa

Samsung Sells cheap products and put a high price tag on it. I hate Samsung

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  • 2013-01-03 17:48
  • uvXU

well they (samsung) didnt make my life very easy when i reported the suden passing of my s3 on dec 15. Only today after numerous phonecalls did i receive my "return pack" to send it for repair. They didnt seem to have any knowledge of the issue and were totally clueless.
so its a motherboard failure, surely thats a "level 3" fix requiring it to go back to Samsung and not waste time going to 3rd party repair where they only carry our level 1 and 2 fixes.

Anyone know who or where to contact for us Ireland users??

I dont think the problem is a "limited" as they think...and I for one am not impressed at the issue or their handling of it.

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  • 2013-01-03 17:39
  • nyxJ

read again:
"As it turns out the "sudden death" issue is affecting VERY SMALL number of Galaxy S III phones with 16GB storage and appears about half a year after the initial activation."
So no big deal, although some ppl would like to make it. Let's see how those Lumia 920 bricks will do in about have a year. The fuzzy camera issue was fixed, but who knows what else will happen in the future. Maybe those big SAR values will give brain cancer to the Lumia owners.

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  • 2013-01-03 17:16
  • Am9Y

May be its laggy. It will turn on to its original screen after another 6 months of continous touching?!

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  • 2013-01-03 17:11
  • gDhQ

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