1. Touchpaddle's Avatar
    I'm new to Galaxy S3. I have a lot of other Samsung phones, including VZW Galaxy Nexus,
    GSM-version Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S, Droid Charge, etc etc....

    Anyway, I charged my new VZW S3 for the very first time this morning. I picked it up to see how
    far it has charged and it showed 73%. I instantly dropped the phone because the battery was so
    hot that it slightly burned my palm.... (well, it's actually the plastic back cover that was hot.)

    It's not that bad... kind of like touching a scalding hot coffee for a brief moment. I like things hot,
    so I guess I'm more tolerant of hot stuff, but the phone was just way too hot. (example, I pick
    up meats from a BBQ grill with my bare hands and eat it immediately) The charger is
    the original charger that came inside the VZW S3's box,plugged into a regular wall outlet.

    I unplugged the charger because i didn't want the phone to be damaged or anything.... just wondering
    if this is normal? The phone was completely powered off during the charging process, if that makes
    any difference.

    Thanks for any info!
    11-04-2012 02:12 PM
  2. piizzadude's Avatar
    Was it the stock charger? If not, then that could be the culprit. If so, no that is not normal at all.
    11-04-2012 02:58 PM
  3. chadderbox's Avatar
    Not normal at all. If it does it again I'd be taking it to the store
    11-04-2012 10:39 PM
  4. worwig's Avatar
    It was 73%.
    You say the phone was off.
    It shows percentage with the phone off?

    But no, that is not normal. If it still does that after a couple of charge cycles, take it back.
    11-05-2012 09:41 AM
  5. sloppygti's Avatar
    ive been through two S3 in 2 weeks due to a diffrent issue but both phones on their inital charge where hotter then normal .. after that when i charge the phone its normal tempature
    11-05-2012 03:36 PM

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