Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by johnnyfiive, Nov 11, 2012.
I just use an Ipod, everywhere I go I can get wifi without too much hassle.
So many Galaxy's You know how many of these I have to fix at work due to manufacuturing defects? Badly placed components, shields missing, FPCB's already pre-ripped, their QC sucks. I don't recommend them.
I thought i'd be smart and grab an S3...
the only one I could buy at the time was the 16gb one,
i love the phone with the exception of awful battery life and it's far too big,even with my big hands...I very much doubt i'd buy another one of them though..
Some running apps will cane battery life, try and turn off as many as possible. I know you muck about with a lot of tech so might aswell share a few tricks I learnt that'll work with most new Samsung's:
*#0*# to get phone test mode
*#0228# battery and signal info etc
*#0283# audio loopback tests (to test both mics)
*2767*3855# full reset
If you forget all the passwords and PINs and can't access your phone, you can still do a full reset;
Remove batt and put batt back in and hold: volume up, center button (at bottom) and power button until screen lights up. Use volume buttons to scroll down to "wipe partition" and press center/power button to select. scroll down to "Yes" and select it, then if it asks for password, keep on entering the wrong password; a different password every time (<- important, must be wrong pass every time, different pass each time). It will reset and PIN's will be wiped (not SIM PIN obviously )
Can't wait until I start working on HTC's.
I did try rooting it so I could then disable crap I don't want or need,without it restarting itself after a minute or two,but it didn't really work ?!?
The rooting went ok and I just assumed that now I got admin status I could permanently stop stuff...any clues why it didn't work?
That's definitely out of my expertise I only fix them atm. I don't like touchscreen phones so I don't think I'll ever learn how to root one
The S3 battery life is fantastic, I have one of those as well. I get well over a day of heavy use with it...and that's on the stock rom. My HOX has a way worse battery life. My Lumia 920 does trump them all though.
yes, samsung build quality is still shitty as always. its kinda sad
As is mine I can get at least a day out of it which beats all of my previous smart phones.
Mine is fine...
its all fine until you get sweat behind the screen. the screen is stuck to the frame with the use of a double sided sticky tape. :shadedshu
Cool I just don't do that problem solved. A lot of phones built by many companies glue the screen not just Samsung.
My s3 took a swim as it fell out my shirt pocket while I washed my face In a sink....amazingly enough it still worked...the camera and led windows were frosted over for a few day though lol
Ever taken it apart and looked at the placement of the components or checked for missing shields? The insides of some can be quite amusing.
evo lte through sprint, upgraded from my OG evo a couple of months ago, HTC makes some great phones.
4.7" screen, 1GB ram, 1.5ghz dual core snapdragon, 8mp camera, 16gb storage, etc etc @ 5oz. love it
i have a nokia 5230 xd from 4 years now and works fine.
I love this phone but am still itching to upgrade. bigger, lighter, faster, better screens. I like smartphones
Looks like I'll be returning my Lumia 920 and going with a Nexus 4. I'm having weird battery draining probs, lack luster support from ATT when trying to add a second like (weird, I want to give them more business, but they don't get IT), and a few things just simply lacking from Windows Phone 8 in general that I was hoping would be here by now.
I'll miss it dearly though, the 920 is a beautiful device with an amazing camera, its really a shame everything else lacks. > : (
Looks like my Nexus 4 will be here on wednesday.
Nice! I love the design of that phone, personally. I'm on Verizon, though, and doubt there will ever be an LTE model (although the phone does have an LTE chip onboard).
HTC has some crazy phones coming out. Like the OneX+ and the Droid DNA with quad core processor and 1080p screens.
It's a damn nice phone. I really have no need for LTE since HSPA+ here is more than enough. Can get 20-23mb down if I'm in the main Tucson area's, at my house (where LTE would never be anyware), I still get 6-8mb down (this is with T-Mobile). Loving the Nexus 4 so far.
Still using a Sony Ericsson K320i and Satio (U1i) '__'
no matter what phone i see nowadays, none of the phones even compare to the sheer elegance of this
BEST PHONE EVARR!!
nice hardware but so far win phone os aint impress me much
HTC Desire Z, until someone releases another decent full qwerty phone, not ditching it.
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