One of the worst smartphone. Have had this phone for almost 2 years now and have taken it to the service center four times. Facing hanging & slowness problem since day 1. Battery consumption is very high due to its old technology touch. And Now the phone has stopped detecting any mobile network and the service center guys have asked to get the motherboard replaced, which will cost around 7500 according to them. Looks like the trial model for Samsung. You won't be able to run many application which will run efficiently on any other manufacturer's cheaper phone.
pls dont go for this phone rather samsung its 100 % waste of your money ,if bought any smart phone it will create pblm.even they dont hv replacement system,if u hv manufacturing defect in gt i 9003 than why u flush out in mkt ,r u thinking people r fool they waste there money.
Pls avoid samsung .@email@example.com......ahmed khan
I have the mobile since September 2011 and now it is always reboot and remove everything on the phone I went to Samsung guarantee and he told me it is a bad phone and bad factory from us we can't fix it iam really sick of Samsung it is not professional to have phone each 1 year also it cost a lot in comparison with iphone
hi friends.. recently i purchased 2nd handle samsung i9003.. in all sites phone spesificatios its 16gb showing.. in my frnd mobile also 16gb.. but in my cell is not showing internal memory... and my phoneis upgraded to 2,3 gingerdbrd.. pls help me frnd..
I have a samsung galaxy s1 GT-I9003 mobile that has been internal memory damage so is it posible to new memory chip put on circuit board.
does it sell in the market
im also bought this mobile on sept 2011...my phone still working but now it lag to much...maybe cause of apps update that required more used of ram..hmmm my phone getting too old...single core is crap on android os phone nowadays....but i cant wait for upcoming note 3 that maybe will be my next phone...
i first got this phone aroud 2 - 3 years ago, it was great, being one of the state of the phones of its time, i loved the phone and continued to use it until the day i retired it from service, yeah it would sometimes lag and would sometimes automatically reboot, but it has been my trustee phone for 2 or more years, i eventually had to retire it as my main phone because of IMEI problems, and now i only use it to listen to music.
Bought my i9003 in July 2011 and was happy with it until it started to hang and auto reboot very frequently after only 1 and a half years later. Did factory setting and upgrade OS to 2.3 ,didn't solve my problem. Now the repairshop tells me it can't be repaired. Not a durable phone ,I'm afraid.
Purchased the phone on Oct 2011. Immidietly on purchase I notices a single dead pixel in the left bottom corner. I contacted the Samsung helpline but they told there is no warranty for 1 dead pixel.Anyway I lost my love for the phone right from then. Later after 1 year 4 month my phone motherboard broke down. It gave me the 'Constant Startup Logo'.on startup . I contacted the samsung customer service , their reply is that they do not have spares for that relatively old model. Anyways long story short these days every electronic item viz. Mobiles,laptops,TV etc seems to break down after the warranty period is over.Samsung seems to top in this regard. Revert to the old loving Nokia.After all they are the ones who started the mobile revolution,
Sanu, Kolkata, India
The Poorest mobile I have ever had. Waste of money. bought it on Sep'2011 and had to change the mother board after 6 months on March 2012, luckily and warranty. But now, again on July 2013, the mobile was not detecting the Sim ard and when I reached out to the Samsung service center, I was told that the mother was dead. Unfortunately I have no warranty to claim now and it costs Rs 6000 to replace it. I am sure that the board will go off again in the next 6 minths if I change it Poorest of the Poor this mobile is. I will never recommend anyone this phone and I am gonna throuw it in to a dust bin now..extremely fed up...waste of my money...
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had the same problem,, i wrote samsung manila and they came to my house..check the phone.. issued a receipt and they brought to phone and they apologized ... after three days a delivery van came to my house and they gave me a package ..i opened it and it was a brand new.. Samsung S3 with all the amenities and attachments..plus an extra battery.. you can do the same too.. if you are not satisfied, complain!!.. you will get your moneys worth.
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mhebz, 30 May 2013my problem was...i used this unit Samsung i9003 galaxy SL for a year now...the lcd protector s... moreyou cannot overcharge you phone as it has a built-in protector.. it automatically shuts-down if it is charged well enough, the reason it is bootlooping (returning to welcome) is you probably downloaded a malware/spyware.. from Goog Play..now if you have an antivirus it going to prevent it from completing the initial booting up. hence its bootlooping... hard reset that thru Odin and install a new firmware .. its a good phone.. you just have to know the limit of its capacity.. thanks
I purchased it about 1.5 years back, Once I put some other local charger and the board burnt off. I replaced it for 5,500/- at samsung service centre. Now the battery wont come more than an hour. Nokia phones are best as per my experience.Samsung spares are costlier then their phones.
I bought this phone in Dec, 2011. After 6 months it started problem of hang, discharge of battery within one hour, Photos not saving and many more.
Last year November I shown this in Samsung service center and they changed its mother board (free of cost under warranty). Now again its showing same problem...it touch screen is perfectly ok. Now I am feeling better to try Nokia
I purchased 2 years back.... not so good experience
i changed the touch screen glass which cost Rs.6000/- within 1.5 years and now battery not lasting more than two -three hours.. Horrible exp... i recommened for Nokia phones which i used before that.. its better than samsung