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  1. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Nope. 150 is the magic number. After that, kiss your S3 goodbye.
    The Android equivalent of December 21st, eh?
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    12-22-2012 10:13 PM
  2. piizzadude's Avatar
    The Android equivalent of December 21st, eh?
    No that would be the N4 cracking for no reason.... Oh wait...

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
    12-23-2012 12:06 AM
  3. AndroidS3's Avatar
    Had mine for about 180 days, and the other day it restarted itself twice randomly, not sure if this is anything to do with it

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Android Central Forums
    12-23-2012 02:46 AM
  4. Madness87's Avatar
    At first I was worried, but then you compare the number of "dying" devices with the number produced and sold, and it means Samsung has a done good job mass producing it. It's not like the Xbox 360 where you had a 40% guaranteed failure rate of a launch unit. That said, I am almost hitting the "peak" time soon as well so if anything happens, I'll be first to recant this lol.
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    12-23-2012 04:27 AM
  5. bakeri666's Avatar
    At first I was worried, but then you compare the number of "dying" devices with the number produced and sold, and it means Samsung has a done good job mass producing it. It's not like the Xbox 360 where you had a 40% guaranteed failure rate of a launch unit. That said, I am almost hitting the "peak" time soon as well so if anything happens, I'll be first to recant this lol.
    At first I was afraid, I was petrified. Kept thinking I could never live with out my phone by my side. I spent oh so many night thinking 'I've had it how long?' But that time is gone and I've learned how to carry on.
    12-23-2012 04:41 AM
  6. piizzadude's Avatar
    This whole thing is a bit of FUD. Some devices fail. Fact of life. I could write a similar article for every device made if I spent 15 minutes in every forum over on xda. You cannot be perfect.

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
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    12-23-2012 04:42 AM
  7. funkylogik's Avatar
    Think mines older than 150.... it has developed a chesty cough though

    MERRY XMAS!!!X
    Unbranded rooted international s3 with Official JB. Paisley, Slotland, Western Europe :beer:
    12-23-2012 06:35 AM
  8. davidnc's Avatar
    Mines 171 days old so far so good .Halfway tho danger zone I guess, ha
    12-23-2012 01:02 PM
  9. paparock6969's Avatar
    185 days and still going strong. Not one problem the entire time.
    12-23-2012 01:44 PM
  10. bigstormgirl's Avatar
    I'm just coming up to 150 days by the end of the week. Ain't worried.....
    12-23-2012 02:24 PM
  11. Paul627g's Avatar
    I'm not believing this one either... I'm sure there is millions out there that are well into their 150+ period including hundreds of pre-release test models that are much further into their life cycle. If this was a major issue I would think this would of been addressed on a much bigger scale by now.

    Edit: Just so its understood I'm not saying this CAN'T happen, but it maybe on a smaller scale or possibly limited to certain batches/production runs.. Only time will tell the real answer.

    Just my thought.
    12-23-2012 02:28 PM
  12. neiljay6's Avatar
    Unfortunately my galaxy bothers and sisters, I am a victim of said failure. My pebble blue went down about a week ago for no apparent reason. I had just finished sending a Whatsapp message and rested the phone down on the bed next to me. A few moments later i saw the notification light on, so i figured that i had gotten a response from the person i was conversing with. However, when i pressed the home button nothing happened. I have never had to do a battery pull with the phone but no matter what i did it refused to come on. So I pulled the battery, put it back in and still nothing. Plugged in the phone hoping it was the battery that just needed charging but still nothing. Not even the red notification light came on. No need to tell you guys but my heart sank. For that whole night I could not sleep. The next day I took the phone back to the store i bought it from with receipt in hand only to find out that i was just outside the warranty given by the store. The guy there told me they only honor a six month warranty and as i had bought the phone on June the 3rd and it was Wednesday December 13th i was out of luck. Needless to say i was furious. After much complaining he said they would try to repair the phone and failing that he would sell me a new phone for half price. Now in my country there are no Samsung repair centers so i took him up on his offer. I still needed a phone to use in the mean time so i bought a cheap nokia asha 311 for 100 bucks. As my luck would have it a few days later he call back to let me know they could not get it fixed and i could come and get the new one. Let me tell you those three days without my GS3 were pure torture. The little nokia worked fine but it was just not up to marks with what i had been accustomed to. I was faced with the dilemma of choosing a different phone or going back with another s3. As I had loved the GS3 so much and it never failed me until now i got a new one, but should it happen again I will have lost all confidence in Samsung and may have to switch.
    12-23-2012 02:36 PM
  13. neiljay6's Avatar
    12-23-2012 02:44 PM
  14. piizzadude's Avatar
    Unfortunately my galaxy bothers and sisters, I am a victim of said failure. My pebble blue went down about a week ago for no apparent reason. I had just finished sending a Whatsapp message and rested the phone down on the bed next to me. A few moments later i saw the notification light on, so i figured that i had gotten a response from the person i was conversing with. However, when i pressed the home button nothing happened. I have never had to do a battery pull with the phone but no matter what i did it refused to come on. So I pulled the battery, put it back in and still nothing. Plugged in the phone hoping it was the battery that just needed charging but still nothing. Not even the red notification light came on. No need to tell you guys but my heart sank. For that whole night I could not sleep. The next day I took the phone back to the store i bought it from with receipt in hand only to find out that i was just outside the warranty given by the store. The guy there told me they only honor a six month warranty and as i had bought the phone on June the 3rd and it was Wednesday December 13th i was out of luck. Needless to say i was furious. After much complaining he said they would try to repair the phone and failing that he would sell me a new phone for half price. Now in my country there are no Samsung repair centers so i took him up on his offer. I still needed a phone to use in the mean time so i bought a cheap nokia asha 311 for 100 bucks. As my luck would have it a few days later he call back to let me know they could not get it fixed and i could come and get the new one. Let me tell you those three days without my GS3 were pure torture. The little nokia worked fine but it was just not up to marks with what i had been accustomed to. I was faced with the dilemma of choosing a different phone or going back with another s3. As I had loved the GS3 so much and it never failed me until now i got a new one, but should it happen again I will have lost all confidence in Samsung and may have to switch.
    You could have called and sent it back to Samsung. The warranty is a year unless it is a country thing.

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
    12-23-2012 03:09 PM
  15. funkylogik's Avatar
    Do u get a chance to unroot etc or is it total pan bread?

    MERRY XMAS!!!X
    Unbranded rooted international s3 with Official JB. Paisley, Slotland, Western Europe :beer:
    12-23-2012 03:15 PM
  16. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    403 error on that link
    12-23-2012 08:09 PM
  17. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    150 days from when you buy it or from when it is manufactured? Makes a difference
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    12-24-2012 02:20 PM
  18. piizzadude's Avatar
    Of course from when you buy it... That is when the clock start ticking. I mean that literally. Once you activate it, a clock on the main board start. At a random interval around 150-180 days the clock send a surge of static electricity through the circuitry thus causing failure.

    It's not a bug, it's a feature.

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
    12-24-2012 03:15 PM
  19. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Good thing I got insurance
    12-24-2012 04:03 PM
  20. LazrRocketArm's Avatar
    Says they are being replaced under warranty. So, I really don't think it's intentional.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    12-24-2012 04:24 PM
  21. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I have this app, which is a great android news apps, detects what phone you have..it has a few articles about this issue.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ndroid.updates
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    12-24-2012 04:30 PM
  22. bakeri666's Avatar
    Of course from when you buy it... That is when the clock start ticking. I mean that literally. Once you activate it, a clock on the main board start. At a random interval around 150-180 days the clock send a surge of static electricity through the circuitry thus causing failure.

    It's not a bug, it's a feature.

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
    In that case UK customers are safe, they will have switched it off for us as they have to give a 2 year warranty by law
    funkylogik likes this.
    12-24-2012 04:50 PM
  23. piizzadude's Avatar
    They are in on it......its a conspiracy I tells ya!
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    12-24-2012 05:12 PM
  24. sherrymyra's Avatar
    so I guess this is a non issue. I hate to think my phone will combust in 3 months.
    12-24-2012 05:28 PM
  25. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    so I guess this is a non issue. I hate to think my phone will combust in 3 months.
    It's not a non-issue, but Samsung will fix it.
    12-24-2012 06:38 PM
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