Korea, date is 12.01. Purchased one week ago, and expecting a replacement tomorrow. Will not hold the 4G signal, oscillates between it and 3G, and drains the battery. Update to 4.0.4 did not help the 4G issue, nor a hard reset.
First nexus, china died first night (line of dead pixels...) second nexus had for 4 months, china, constant dropped calls from the day I got it, finally got sick of it can demanded a replacement. 3rd nexus, Korea 11.12. Perfect, loud, stable, and I can finally use the phone! Woo hoo!
2 from Costco both China 11.12 built, 2 replacements Korea 11.11 built.
All had a few issues, probably the korean a bit less, I want to get a later built one, hopefully with less issues...
4.0.4 update can't save pics from Facebook and some website either now...
time for SIII
The one I received Friday was supposed to be a CLN device. Upon going into the dialer menu I discovered it was brand new. Also a March build in Korea.
Got a replacement one too recently. Original one - Bought Dec. 15th, Korean, not sure where to find the date. Major data issues, no 4G in my house, and finally just lost all signal completely. New one - Korean on the label under the battery, says Model: 11.12, STA 4/20/2012.
Can someone please explain to me if you can tell if it is "brand new" or refurbished, and how? Dont quite understand the dialer comment above. Thanks
Ordered mine online the 1st night available at 1AM
Made in Korea
Great device with some minor faults:
- I do get the mic cut out, it does affect calls but does not drive me too crazy (yet)
- Very rare reboots, <5 since I've gotten it, all of them occurring in Navigation mode, have had none since flashing AOKP
- No data dropout but I do have poor signal. Great signal in my hometown, I've noticed some signal drops when I venture out though.
- I do get some dropped calls from time to time
- Flawless screen
- Flaweless wifi
Samsung is Korean... duh! I wouldn't want to fly on a Boeing or Airbus built in China.(soon)
Or a Armani suit made in China. Or a non-Japanese sushi chef. Or a Canadian siging the
US anthem at Super Bown.(sorry, no offense to Canadian, who are the nice people)
Or a Heineken brewed in America.
#1 China - dropped 4G and voice several times per hour
#2 Korea - dropped 4G about 2-3 times a day and screen was subpar (dull colors)
#3 China - dropped 4G and voice several times per hour
#4 On its way!
China. Nothing too major, 3G/4G drops on occasion but I'm used to that also happening on my Droid X. I deal with it, far too lazy to get a replacement, especially when it seems a lot of the replacements people are getting are worse. If it ain't broke...
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