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    Default I'm seeing a lot of reported problems

    A lot of people are complaining about black streaks in the screen and cracks around the edges of the phone. Given that the build quality was already one of the knocks against this phone in many reviews, I'm having second thoughts about purchasing.
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    Default Re: I'm seeing a lot of reported problems

    I've also had some concerns based on what I've read in various threads here on AC as well as the other forums I read daily. The reports of "blotches" in the screen worry me in particular. Some of the other issues I've seen mentioned don't worry me as much because I believe they will be addressed in future updates.

    There are numerous first impression reviews by those who have already received the US version of the S3 and they all seem to be very favorable so I'm still hopeful that the S3 will meet my expectations and then some.

    That being said, I'm glad that Verizon will be the last to ship the S3. I'm constantly watching issues that arise in the other carriers forums and if something really serious comes to light I can always cancel my pre-order before it ships.
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    I have ATT version and there is no issues at all. It is actually one of the first phones that I have ever had where I can't see a fault out of the box.

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    I know they had issues with the galaxy nexus screens so wouldn't surprise me if there are problems with the S3. Don't plan on canceling since I want to hang onto my unlimited data. If there are hardware defects, I will just utilize the warranty as I did with the nexus.
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    I can tell you that looking at Nexus screen and GS3 screen side by side, the GS3 looks better. Don't know why, I think they both have same screen. But it does look better.

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    You do realize that for the most part, only people having issues will make threads complaining right? It wouldnt make sense for 100 people to make threads saying "My phone works perfectly! Kthxbye!"

    So you seeing "a lot" of problems is a bit skewed in terms of what fraction that is out of the entire pool of users.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jz68 View Post
    A lot of people are complaining about black streaks in the screen and cracks around the edges of the phone. Given that the build quality was already one of the knocks against this phone in many reviews, I'm having second thoughts about purchasing.
    You are free to do that, but first answer me this question:

    Which phone released in the last three years has been perfect with no imperfections whatsoever?

    This happens every time a phone is released. Threads show up complaining that something is wrong with the design, or the specs, or the locked bootloader, etc

    My point is, you can wait for something else to come out, but threads complaining about that phone will show up too. It's unavoidable
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    I agree with all the above

    For any heavily scrutinized phone, and especially on enthusiast forums like this one, there will always be nitpickers
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    I'd be concerned too. But like any other device there are always those that are defective or with some quality issues. I wouldn't expect the majority of devices to have quality issues. You'll always get people that have some issues and then those that say everything is perfect. The only thing you can really do is just hope you get a good one and usually the chances of that are pretty good. Also, unlike others, I welcome the real reports of users having issues just so it's documenting. Some will try to be naive so they won't feel bad about their purchase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tpags View Post
    I have ATT version and there is no issues at all. It is actually one of the first phones that I have ever had where I can't see a fault out of the box.

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    Your 1 phone doesn't cover the entire population. So yours may be good. And I'm inclined to believe that the majority of phones have no serious issues as well. But unfortunately, reports of issues are more helpful then those that constantly say "my phone is perfect". This happens with every device.
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    I can honestly say of the many phones I've owned over the yrs my.Rezound has had zero issues, no calls into Verizon for support. This phone works as it should so yes there are phones that come out New that works. Also over all threads I've read its had the least complaints than any phone thus far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpiodsu View Post
    Your 1 phone doesn't cover the entire population. So yours may be good. And I'm inclined to believe that the majority of phones have no serious issues as well. But unfortunately, reports of issues are more helpful then those that constantly say "my phone is perfect". This happens with every device.
    So in this thread your saying you want nothing but people complaining about problems. Not every phone is gonna be perfect. There is gonna be issues. But as I said earlier I'm surprised cause this is one time I can't see anything wrong out of box. I'm normally pretty picky about this stuff!
    I was not at all saying that my phone is perfect so will everyone else's. Not everyone has seen one or been able to play with one yet, so I was simply saying so far I've seen no issues.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tpags View Post
    So in this thread your saying you want nothing but people complaining about problems. Not every phone is gonna be perfect. There is gonna be issues. But as I said earlier I'm surprised cause this is one time I can't see anything wrong out of box. I'm normally pretty picky about this stuff!
    I was not at all saying that my phone is perfect so will everyone else's. Not everyone has seen one or been able to play with one yet, so I was simply saying so far I've seen no issues.


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    No that's not what I'm saying. I said I don't mind having the real reports of real issues. Not complaining. That's different. I've had every iPhone model, 6 android phones, 6 blackberries and never ever had a problem that seemed defective. But at the same time I'm not ignorant to the fact that while I may have been lucky that some people actually get devices where there are quality issues. So I won't try to temper those people by saying "mine is perfect so everyone else has to be as well". Again the more documentation we have out there the better informed people are of potential problems. For instance, samsung phones often experience the same things.... Weaker radios than competitors. So those kinds of reports would give people a possible thing they may experience. It's not all just about the good and everything is rosey.

    Believe me when the galaxy nexus first came out people had their issues and then others try to act like its the norm. Now when you read through these posts you see how much people now really talk about how there were some serious issues with the device that wasn't just 2 or 3 people. I'm all for the good and bad as long as its legitimate and not just whining.
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    I don't know about the GS3 but the Evo is pretty Damn solid




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    Amen brother.... The real reports I'd say will come when the device is launched thru local retailers open to everybody..... That's when we will see what's up..

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpiodsu View Post
    No that's not what I'm saying. I said I don't mind having the real reports of real issues. Not complaining. That's different. I've had every iPhone model, 6 android phones, 6 blackberries and never ever had a problem that seemed defective. But at the same time I'm not ignorant to the fact that while I may have been lucky that some people actually get devices where there are quality issues. So I won't try to temper those people by saying "mine is perfect so everyone else has to be as well". Again the more documentation we have out there the better informed people are of potential problems. For instance, samsung phones often experience the same things.... Weaker radios than competitors. So those kinds of reports would give people a possible thing they may experience. It's not all just about the good and everything is rosey.

    Believe me when the galaxy nexus first came out people had their issues and then others try to act like its the norm. Now when you read through these posts you see how much people now really talk about how there were some serious issues with the device that wasn't just 2 or 3 people. I'm all for the good and bad as long as its legitimate and not just whining.
    Trust me I know all about the issues the Gnex had and still has. I went through several of them and it was annoying cause I had friends that had good luck with theirs. I was simply putting it out there that there not all bad.
    As in any real world testing, u need the good with the bad to really know. The OP clearly stated he was seeing alot of bad reports. And I was just trying to help by saying I have yet to see any issues. Everyone is just gonna have to see for themselves. What u or I say means nothing til everyone can experience it for themselves.

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    Didn't mean to take over this thread with this debate. If anyone is questioning whether or not to buy this phone, it is a good phone and is smooth as butter. U won't regret it. There is always gonna be issues. But I think the good definitely outweighs the bad with this phone.

    #goodluck

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    Quote Originally Posted by jphillips63 View Post
    I can honestly say of the many phones I've owned over the yrs my.Rezound has had zero issues, no calls into Verizon for support. This phone works as it should so yes there are phones that come out New that works. Also over all threads I've read its had the least complaints than any phone thus far.

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    I think he was referring to the launch of a model of phone, not necessarily a specific individual device. IOW, there were problems/complaints reported when the Rezound launched.

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    Don't own a s3 but after only playing with my friends, noticed same exact connectivity problems as s1-2, Samsung needs to clean there act up

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    Edit above: playing with my friends s3 for one day only*

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    Default Re: I'm seeing a lot of reported problems

    The cracking of the case is being widely reported now. That's it for me, no way am I buying this.

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    And exactly how was the case cracked? I cracked an old flip-phone screen by sitting on it when it was in my pocket. Who's fault was that? Motorola's or mine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jz68 View Post
    The cracking of the case is being widely reported now. That's it for me, no way am I buying this.

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    Do they say how it was cracked? Like did they just noticed a hairline crack that got bigger (which happened on different phones before) or was it dropped at all. Because some would think even if it drops but not a big impact it still should fall apart. And I'd be inclined to agree but have to know the actual details.
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    I have had pretty good luck with Verizon "making it right" when I go in-store to ***** about my phone. I have had no problem getting a new/like new phone any time I had a legit issue before the warranty was up. Sure quality issues are concerning but I would rather ground floor this and have to go back later for a replacement than sit around on the sideline.
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