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I got my S3 in November in 2012. At the time I thought WOW, this is just the bomb. The android OS was more open than my previous iPhone 4 which had a rather dull linear iOS, the 720p resolution blew my mind! Everything screamed at me and was telling me what a great investment I had made, but one factor I missed was build quality, and my own stupidity coming from the iPhone which could take a beating if it had a good silicone case and screen protector.
Anyway, in July of last year I forgot my charger at a mates house, "ROOKIE MISTAKE! YOU *****! WHY DIDN'T YOU JUST GO GET IT!?" I know I know, that was just pure laziness. So instead of my Samsung charger which shipped with the phone I had to use the charger from the lower end Samsung devices (Galaxy Young) to be precise. Thing was the charger was broken, I in my stupidity wriggled it around eventually getting a charge when the cable was faced forward. Now this is where it gets messed up and yes I probably broke the charge port. Anyway after noticing that the phone was depleting battery life even when plugged into a wall (I checked the volts using an app to make sure it had enough, surely it was getting the juice it needed) I decided to send it back under warranty, Samsung sent it back declaring it had been fixed Blah Blah Blah! In my excitement I decided to delve into the world of rooting and installing custom ROMs (I will root but never install a custom ROM again, still the experience is valuable I guess) as my android hunger grew. I then noticed that it started happening again depletion of battery life while plugged into the wall (I was back on the stock charger by this point) .. My first thought was to go back to stock Touchwiz. Still didn't help. I've tried various chargers and wall outlets and it just doesn't change anything. The past 6 months has been a nightmare for my girlfriend and I because this thing dies when I need it most. My question for you guys is... Apart form my obliterated charge port .. What else is going on with this phone (noob at volts and batteries)
Any questions or answers you may have will be greatly appreciated. With the imminent arrival of the Galaxy S5 tomorrow I will he hoping to upgrade ASAP ... I will take care of the next device no matter what the build quality... This time a good wireless charger will have to be put in place the ones that turn off when the phone is fully charged. Anyway if you made it this far thanks a million for reading my first post. I'll be sure to update any more things that go wrong. I'm expecting the battery to melt any day now haha.
Sent from Galaxy S3 GT-i9300