Samsung Galaxy S3 Problems: Overheating, charging & Wi-Fi

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Samsung Galaxy S3 problems all rolled into one. From overheating to charging issues, we reveal the problems currently plaguing Galaxy S3 owners

 

As mentioned in our Samsung Galaxy S3 review, the Korean giant’s new Galaxy is one heck of a handset, but it hasn’t been without its problems.

While it’s important to remember that no blower is perfect, with a price tag of almost £500 nicker, it’s worth noting exactly what flaws are present in the device - and how they will affect you, the consumer.

The issues rounded up here are a varied bunch: some can be fixed instantly, while others may require the device to be completely replaced.

Whatever's the case, here are the problems you may or might have encountered on the Galaxy S2 follow-up.

Feeling undercharged?

Users on the FiatForum have experienced problems when charging their Galaxy S3 devices. Apparently, the handset refuses to charge itself when plugged into a socket.

One user, who goes by the name of dreamertae, wrote: “Is anybody having issues charging a Samsung Galaxy S3? I've had a look around online but not found many comments/issues yet, presumably because its new.

“I'm not sure if its just because its new but the charging is not at all consistent. The battery life seems ok but both last night and this morning I couldn't even get it to raise its charge at all, just stuck at 4% (wasn't intentional to let it drop this low).

“I tried a different charger, same thing but then suddenly a couple of hours later it decided it would work and is now charging fine  I've switched it off again to give it a steady full charge but not looking forward to testing it when out and about in case I get the same issue.”



Another user, Frankie Fazer, claims he/she had to wait 9 hours for the handset to gain just a 40 per cent charge, writing: “Yes here too.. not sure what the issue is... with the travel charger plugged in the phone charges for a few moments then stops and starts again over and over.. took 9 hours to get 40% charge.. when i plugged into laptop it seemed to charge ok.. Maybe just a bad batch pf travel chargers?

“Either way samsung want to have the phone sent back for 3 weeks to test and fix the problem.. three weeks! as always samsung great customer service right.”

Another user, rahulmahajan, claims the problem isn't consistent, however, it's frequent enough to become annoying: "I am too having a similar problem. Bought S3 a week back and charging at times does not happens properly. It stays at same charging percentage for hours. I have tried official charger, different charger, charging from USB.

"It sometimes works, sometime not. It is very strange."

It seems that no one is able to place their finger on the problem, however, users can always report their handsets to their service providers if it's a recurring problem.

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