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Used to Love This Phone - NOT ANY MORE !
DMZMAN
Novice

Screen and sound quality are all this model has going for it.


Now on my 5th unit in 14 months including 3 in the last month and a half. Verizon keeps sending me refurbished replacements, each with else something wrong. Have wound up wasting several hours each time troubleshooting on the phone with tech support and setting it all up all over again. Worst battery life imaginable whether or not on 4G. Ever heard of a phone where you have to have 6 chargers (bedroom, kitchen, desk, living room, basement, and of course the car) and 3 batteries just to keep going? Locks up, shuts off, and intermittent delays from a few seconds to SEVERAL MINUTES (no joke) when trying to make a call from the call log or going between screens make you want to throw this thing against a wall. Half of my incoming calls wind up with a smashing static sound in my ear and/or just no voice at all. Several Verizon 2nd level tech support reps have admitted getting these kind of complaints about this device nowadays.


This model is an abortion and BOTH Samsung and Verizon should be ashamed to continue selling it. In fact, both companies should offer Droid Charge owners free or almost free trade ups to the Galaxy S3.

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budone
Sr. Leader
Sr. Leader

Sounds like an app issue based on battery usage

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DMZMAN
Novice

FYI, I even tried using NQ Mobile Booster to switch off unnecessary background tasks and apps.

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budone
Sr. Leader
Sr. Leader

There is part of your issue.Taskkillersare battery killers. They shut the apps down, the OS requires them to be in the background. The Taskkillersare will shut them down only to have them reopen.

Get rid of the task killer and,et the OS do what it is supposed to do. This type of OS requires x amount ofmemory to be used. The OS will learn your habits and will settle eventually on really needs to be in the background.

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DMZMAN
Novice

Had this problem way before the use of task killers.  The battery life is only 1 issue with this phone.  99% of the User Reviews on Verizonwireless.com blast this phone for battery life giving it 1 out of 5 stars.

What about the smashing static sound in my ear and/or just no voice at all on about ½ of my incoming calls that many others here are also complaining about?  What about the intermittent delays in the phone's responding when trying to make a call from the call log which others I personally know who have this phone also experience?




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commonsense101
Sr. Member

yah most people dont understand android

look on the forums, there are people with the same issues you said with their galaxy s3 which came out a month ago...

these things will happen with android..its a phone

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TheDiabolicaL1

Speaking of Android-  how about posting that screenshot/photo of your Samsung Galaxy S3 running Jellybean?

Since you said it was running.. what was it-  smooth?

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commonsense101
Sr. Member

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its still alpha build, i'll keep you updated though.. i wish i had news letter you could subscribe to

Message was edited by: Verizon Moderator

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NuDroidUsrr
Sr. Member

  I had a Fascinate as my last phone, why do you think I went to Motorola for my current phone? Samsung phones have issues, look at all of the different lines of phones and you will see common problems throughout.

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NuDroidUsrr
Sr. Member

commonsense101 wrote:

stalk much? lol

its still alpha build, i'll keep you updated though.. i wish i had news letter you could subscribe to

  Include me if you get one...

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