BY admin | July 14, 2012
Samsung Galaxy S3 US release was marred by several glitches. But thankfully software update has finally fixed the bugs
Samsung’s brand new Galaxy S III is the talk of town. Just unveiled in many key markets, the gadget has grabbed enormous attention. All key carriers in the US have presented the flagship Android handset with great fanfare. But, unfortunately the much-talked about handset has some critical bugs and issues. Along with the international version, some U.S variants of S 3 also have the problems, reports indicate. Carriers and Samsung have made timely efforts to solve the glitches with software updates. It looks like that most of such issues are almost solved at least on a temporary basis. Here we talk about major issues the Galaxy S III faced.
Battery drain: Battery drain is an issue that mainly affected the global versions of S3. The U.S. variants have not been reported with the compliant. Anyway, battery drain is now a common problem with most top-notch Android handsets. As per users, the Galaxy S III consumes 50 to 70 percent more power than the real use. Samsung instantly fixed the glitch with a software update. As per some sources, the Galaxy S3′s U.S versions also had the problem when connected to 4G LTE, though.
Wi-Fi issue: Wi-Fi connectivity of some models of the handset is also reported to have a glitch. Users found it irritating to connect the Galaxy S III to internet through Wi-Fi in cafes and homes. Samsung seems to have solved the issue with a software update.
Charging glitch: Besides the battery drain issue, some users have complained of a battery charging problem as well with the S III. The handset gets stuck on a certain point of battery filling and it doesn’t respond to any commands on that stage. Users will have to remove the battery and to attach it again for functioning of the handset. It is not a permanent solution, however. Maybe, a software update will also recover the Galaxy S III from the trouble, analyst think.
Microphone glitch: Microphone of the device also has some glitch. Customers have complained that the volume levels are lower on the receiving end and the call is often blurred due to the malfunction. It is indeed pretty unfair that calls won’t work smooth on the handset. Analysts have suggested users to restore their handsets to solve the problem. Default factory setting is found as fixing the issue.
So thinner and it may break the handset in jean pocket: Amazingly, it is a really unfair complaint highlighted by some consumers against the handset. Samsung has designed the phone with a much-needed thin and lightweight body. But, this hyped-up feature is turning out to be a negative mark for some. Some users have complained the handset may break as they fit it into their tight jeans’ pockets. But, having a strong body, there is virtually no chance for tearing, say analysts. The handset can really manage the tightness of jean pockets.
Unlock pin: Sprint’s Red Variant of the handset allegedly has an issue of prematurely asking for an unlock pin. Sprint has fixed the problem with a security update, which also eliminates Google’s unified search function that is under contention with Apple.
The S III has really gone viral among Android phone lovers across the world. People show increased craze towards the handset that features a large 4.8-inch display, Samsung’s Exynos quad core processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Of course, the above noted issues are small and they may never affect the sales of the handset; because customers have better trust in Samsung and Android. Of course, the S III will be remembered as one of the most feature-rich Android handsets ever.