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2013-01-10 09:11:55 AM

Knobbs: Seem to be lots of defective phones and batteries going around.


No, you're just suffering from confirmation bias. Perhaps read this other article linked from fark: http://io9.com/5974468/the-most-common-cognitive-biases-that-prevent-y ou-from-being-rational
 
2013-01-10 09:39:55 AM

Bisu: Knobbs: Seem to be lots of defective phones and batteries going around.

No, you're just suffering from confirmation bias. Perhaps read this other article linked from fark: http://io9.com/5974468/the-most-common-cognitive-biases-that-prevent-y ou-from-being-rational


I'm well aware if what confirmation bias is. I also know that LITERALLY every S3 I have come into contact with has this issue. I also see that every time someone agrees that there is a problem, fanboys just yell "defective phone, not an issue." I've also read plenty of articles about battery drain problems on the S3. Perhaps you should read about "post purchase rationalization."
 
2013-01-10 09:46:43 AM
What do you mean i cant play my graphically intense game all day long on a single charge while listneing to music on pandora. THIS IS AN OUTRAGE.

Seriously.. the battery life is good. Anyone remember the nomad jukebox or gamegear? Those biatches could hoover a battery down in less time than it takes to listen to a damn cd.

GET OFF THE PHONE and the battery lasts a shockingly long time.


Also its not THAT hard to take an iphone apart you need one special screwdriver (depending on phone) and a tiny phillips and you can remove the battery pretty easily if you need to replace it yourself.
 
2013-01-10 09:47:57 AM
fark why you no edit button.

additionally my phone will regularly make it through a 6-8hr work day with enough juice left once I leave to last into the evening.
 
2013-01-10 09:56:45 AM

namatad: TNel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84X8cV4IW-g

THX 1138: That (with the video you posted a few minutes later) is pure awesome. Glad I came back into this thread to see it.

TNel
This was super awesome and you saved me time looking for the right, pain free how to.
In consideration for you time and help, I have punished you with the gift of totalfark. Sorry about that.


LOL thanks a lot! I have been saying I'm going to get those tags for a month now I just need to stop messing around and get them.
 
2013-01-10 10:00:57 AM

Skraeling: What do you mean i cant play my graphically intense game all day long on a single charge while listneing to music on pandora. THIS IS AN OUTRAGE.

Seriously.. the battery life is good. Anyone remember the nomad jukebox or gamegear? Those biatches could hoover a battery down in less time than it takes to listen to a damn cd.

GET OFF THE PHONE and the battery lasts a shockingly long time.


Also its not THAT hard to take an iphone apart you need one special screwdriver (depending on phone) and a tiny phillips and you can remove the battery pretty easily if you need to replace it yourself.


Yep. It's a torx 1 (T1) driver to remove the iPhone screws near the data port. They are short so they come out quick. Personally I just removed the Philips head screw holding down the battery on my iPhone 4 and tossed it in the back of a tiny tool kit I keep in my laptop case.

I do agree it is faster to just rip off the back cover on my EVO and swap the batteries than it is to remove the screws on my iPhone and replace its battery...but it is at most a ten second difference. Six if I rush.

For non-techies or casual geeks, then yes, the android is the way to go for quick battery swaps. For real tech heads, it should make no real difference battery-wise
 
2013-01-10 01:49:01 PM

Knobbs: I also see that every time someone agrees that there is a problem, fanboys just yell "defective phone, not an issue."


People get really, really defensive about technology. Telling someone that their choice of phone is bad is like walking into a high school parking lot and telling a 16 year old boy that his 1998 Honda Civic with a Type R sticker is a bad car.

But it is very strange that the single most common defense on blogs is always, "well, you must be doing it wrong." Linux still won't play back Flash content on your computer? You're doing it wrong. You hate the new charms bar on Windows 8? You're doing it wrong. Your car gets terrible traction in the snow? You're doing it wrong.

I honestly would like to know if "you're doing it wrong" is just some sort of American cultural thing, or if it somehow fills a more basic human need. For example, are Chinese tech blogs filled with people implying that anyone who has problems with their phone's battery life is somehow an inferior person?
 
2013-01-10 02:17:08 PM

Knobbs:

I'm well aware if what confirmation bias is. I also know that LITERALLY every S3 I have come into contact with has this issue. I also see that every time someone agrees that there is a problem, fanboys just yell "defective phone, not an issue." I've also read plenty of articles about battery drain problems on the S3. Perhaps you should read about "post purchase rationalization."


You can come see my phone, I have had it for 3 months now and it lasts more than a day and I use it pretty heavy. I did notice last night when I was playing Words With Friends my battery drained like no other. I would assume most peoples problem are crappy apps.

The problem is you see 10 people that have issues when there are 50 million of those phones sold (30 million as of November so I would assume they got the other 20 over the last 2 months). If there was such an issue don't you think it would be all over the news like the battery issues that happen with the iPhone the other year.

It's not fanboi'ism it's just nobody will believe you when you say 2 of your brandnew flagship phones have had bad batteries that couldn't even charge overnight. You have to have something wrong, I'm betting on a bad charger.
 
2013-01-10 02:32:10 PM

TNel: The problem is you see 10 people that have issues when there are 50 million of those phones sold (30 million as of November so I would assume they got the other 20 over the last 2 months). If there was such an issue don't you think it would be all over the news like the battery issues that happen with the iPhone the other year.


I don't know where you get your sales figures, but Samsung just officially announced at CES three days ago that they have sold 30 million Galaxy S3 phones world world wide.

Also, battery problems are the number one complaint for every smart phone ever made. You just hear more about iPhone battery problems because the iPhone has been the number one selling smartphone for five years.
 
2013-01-10 03:12:14 PM

The Larch: TNel: The problem is you see 10 people that have issues when there are 50 million of those phones sold (30 million as of November so I would assume they got the other 20 over the last 2 months). If there was such an issue don't you think it would be all over the news like the battery issues that happen with the iPhone the other year.

I don't know where you get your sales figures, but Samsung just officially announced at CES three days ago that they have sold 30 million Galaxy S3 phones world world wide.

Also, battery problems are the number one complaint for every smart phone ever made. You just hear more about iPhone battery problems because the iPhone has been the number one selling smartphone for five years.


Check the wiki for the S3, early November of last year they sold 30 Million phones so it wouldn't be much of a stretch to think they could get to 50 million by now with the holidays in there. Apple had to make a patch for the 4s because of it. Most people's battery issues are the users themselves. But to say you can't use the S3 while it's on the charger since it will keep dropping instead of going up means you are getting a trickle charge from the charger and the charger is bad.
 
2013-01-10 05:36:14 PM

TNel: Check the wiki for the S3, early November of last year they sold 30 Million phones so it wouldn't be much of a stretch to think they could get to 50 million by now with the holidays in there.


Three days ago Michael Abary, a Senior Vice President of Samsung America, said: "The Galaxy S3 is the world's bestselling smartphone with 30 million sold to date."

Either a Senior Vice President of Samsung is wrong about the sales figures, or some wiki page is wrong about the sales figures. You are free to believe anything you want to believe, for any reason you want to believe it, but the rest of us are free to be aware of your delusions.
 
2013-01-10 05:54:13 PM

The Larch: TNel: Check the wiki for the S3, early November of last year they sold 30 Million phones so it wouldn't be much of a stretch to think they could get to 50 million by now with the holidays in there.

Three days ago Michael Abary, a Senior Vice President of Samsung America, said: "The Galaxy S3 is the world's bestselling smartphone with 30 million sold to date."

Either a Senior Vice President of Samsung is wrong about the sales figures, or some wiki page is wrong about the sales figures. You are free to believe anything you want to believe, for any reason you want to believe it, but the rest of us are free to be aware of your delusions.


That quote generates a bunch of hits on Google but they all come back to a website called trustedreview.com

Meanwhile you have sites like pcmag, cnet, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and MSN money claiming that the S III passed 30 million in sales back in November. Huffpo has the same as rehosted AP story, but I couldn't find an original AP link. Samsung had a bunch of horrible information release two months early that was reposted across the web by very credible sites, or maybe a CIO was a bit out of touch with his most recent sales numbers.

http://money.msn.com/top-stocks/post.aspx?post=b1179de6-733b-4bdb-93 8a -7431f6ff0b40
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/04/samsung-galaxy-s3-sales_n_2 07 4355.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57541312-94/samsung-feels-the-power -a s-galaxy-note-2-lifts-off/
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2012/11/08/samsung-apple.html
 
2013-01-10 06:05:09 PM

The Larch: TNel: Check the wiki for the S3, early November of last year they sold 30 Million phones so it wouldn't be much of a stretch to think they could get to 50 million by now with the holidays in there.

Three days ago Michael Abary, a Senior Vice President of Samsung America, said: "The Galaxy S3 is the world's bestselling smartphone with 30 million sold to date."

Either a Senior Vice President of Samsung is wrong about the sales figures, or some wiki page is wrong about the sales figures. You are free to believe anything you want to believe, for any reason you want to believe it, but the rest of us are free to be aware of your delusions.


Look fanboi you can believe the cites or not. Maybe he was talking only about the us market and not world market, or he just messed up actually whoever wrote the speech did.
 
2013-01-10 06:53:38 PM

TNel: Look fanboi you can believe the cites or not


What the hell is a "fanboi"?
 
2013-01-10 07:24:08 PM

The Larch: TNel: Look fanboi you can believe the cites or not

What the hell is a "fanboi"?


The larch
 
2013-01-10 07:52:27 PM
Wow, never seen a full on troll article green lighted before. Just to throw some more anecdotal evidence out there, I have the S3, and it is at 68% battery now, 12 hours off the charger.

The only time I've killed the battery in under a day was when I was flying the entire day using it as an e-book reader, or when I spent the day with very little reception. 4G barely affects battery life. The Thunderbolt (my last phone) drained fast with heavy 4G usage.
Oh, and while we're mentioning cool apps, AirDroid is awesome.
 
2013-01-10 08:27:20 PM

fang06554: Wow, never seen a full on troll article green lighted before. Just to throw some more anecdotal evidence out there, I have the S3, and it is at 68% battery now, 12 hours off the charger.

The only time I've killed the battery in under a day was when I was flying the entire day using it as an e-book reader, or when I spent the day with very little reception. 4G barely affects battery life. The Thunderbolt (my last phone) drained fast with heavy 4G usage.
Oh, and while we're mentioning cool apps, AirDroid is awesome.


I am a manager at the largest carrier of the Iphone in the world, an escalation manager, and trust me, the majority of the calls I have to handle are iphone users....
 
2013-01-11 07:06:30 PM
I have Verizon and am thinking about getting the Galaxy S3 or the Razr Maxx Hd. Any advice? I'm leaning towards the Razr...
 
2013-01-11 08:31:57 PM

Knobbs: I also know that LITERALLY every S3 I have come into contact with has this issue.


If you could take a screenshot of the battery status screen (Settings, Battery) it will show what apps are draining power -- that might help us diagnose your problem. What commonly shows as high usage?

I, my S/O, four members of my family that I've had contact with over the holidays, and four members of my department have S3s. After asking all of them, in detail, about this issue, every single one of them can use their phone for two days without charging, unless they spend hours watching videos or playing games (e.g. have the screen active for hours at a time). I've never met anyone with an S3 that couldn't make it through the day. So hearing you say something like "LITERALLY every S3" you have "come into contact with" can't make it through the day just sounds bizarre to me.

And this:

Knobbs: Sadly, this is 100% true. I even have another case to add to my list. After all of this discussion, I saw a guy at work with a Galaxy 3. I asked him what he thought of the battery life. He said it was horrible. He said it was plugged in all day at work (this was around 4:00) and he had been streaming music while it was plugged in. He showed me his phone and it had 53% charge left. He was going to get a second battery like my wife because on the weekend, just sitting in his pocket, he can't go the full day without having to charge it. The phone is only a month old.


I'm sorry, I simply don't believe this. I stream music through my phone and keep hotspot on and set the screen to not turn off so it's easier to flip songs while I'm in my office, and with the phone plugged in it still charges fairly rapidly.
 
2013-01-12 10:17:13 PM
regarding bad galaxy s3 battery life, the latest iteration of android on the gs3. jellybean, is a battery killer. switch to or stay on ice cream sandwich, and the battery life is great.
 
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