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Samsung Galaxy S3 sorrow during success

The success seen with the Samsung Galaxy S3 has to be something the company can be proud of, even while Apple is attacking them for apparent copying, which saw the Galaxy S3 set a new record when it comes to smartphone sales. The figure for the first 100 days is pretty impressive, and saw the Galaxy S3 shift more than 20m devices. You can read about this figure in this article and also see in the comments that some people would never move to an iPhone thanks to the way iOS is controlled, which would even be the case if the iPhone had been given for free.

Samsung’s most successful Android phone will receive Android 4.1 Jelly bean at some point this month, and the Galaxy S3 has also seen a number of Jelly Bean leaks leading towards the release date, currently unknown but certainly within the next couple of weeks, which a few users gave a try thanks to some interesting custom ROMS.

Samsung Galaxy S3 sorrow during success — you can’t please everyone when you launch a new smartphone and it’s fair to say that some people do experience some major problems, which others manage to escape for a number of reasons. This had been seen with the battery life issues with iPhone 4S, and even while Apple confirmed it had been an issue, not every user had that problem.

We’ve heard from a number of Samsung Galaxy S3 owners that are suffering from battery life problems, Jelly Bean might fix their problems, and some Galaxy S3 users have even returned their handsets. The main issue is trying to enjoy the phones capabilities without losing too much battery life, and one user said “this phone can’t run for long with this kind a battery“, and others are a little more direct with comments like “the Galaxy S3 battery sucks“.

How is your Samsung Galaxy S3 battery life, and overall are you happy with the smartphone? Others have reported numerous problems like screens cracking under little pressure, but we’d love to know what you think of the Galaxy S3 overall, especially considering it is the most successful Android handset to date.

Apple iPhone 4S vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 — this isn’t a comparison that could be classed as a fair fight, especially considering the 4S is last years phone, and we’d expect the iPhone 5 vs. the Galaxy S3 to be a better match. With that said it seems that the majority of blogs have run this comparison, including ourselves, so it will be interesting to see how the iPhone 5 stacks up against the S3 in the next few weeks after its specs are confirmed.

We have seen a number of users move from the iPhone 4S to the Galaxy S3 over the last year, and some have liked the differences while others cannot get on with Android when compared to iOS. One of our readers told how he parted with two 4S’s for the Galaxy S3, which resulted in much better battery life, so it seems that the S3 battery isn’t that bad for everyone. The screen size difference would be enough for some people to never want an iPhone, and making the next generation a little longer is still not enough.

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of product-reviews.net; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

Contact Daniel Chubb: daniel@product-reviews.net

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hamdinger
hamdinger

My GS3 is amazing and I absolutely love it. Battery would last 16-18 hours with moderate to heavy use. After jellybean I’m down to 8-10 hours max… Wtf ??? I’ve changed nothing on the phone (not even one new app) and use it exactly the same way I did before the update last week. Any suggestions

gildon
gildon

anyone having a problem with the charger of their samsung galaxy s3? before my charging time is only 4 hours but now im charging it almost 8 hours and still cannot reach 100% full battery. But my battery life is good. Please help.

Sam
Sam

I’ve vastly improved battery life by using an app like timeriffic. It’s one of a number of apps that changes your settings automatically throughout the day. For example at 10pm on a weeknight it kicks into airline mode with the added bonus that I don’t get woken up by text messages or calls. At 7am the next morning the airline mode turns off. Over the night I use effectively 0% battery. I also have settings for during the day. Wifi and ring tone volume is turned off automatically when i walk out the door for work; ring tone turns back… Read more »

Jose Miguel

Looking at all the comments about the S3 battery, I can see why Apple didn’t pack their iPhone 5 with so much tech; it drains battery down

anon
anon

Have had the S3 for 2 months and it has some problems. I don’t think it is the battery itself but software bugs causing it to use up the battery fast. During the first week, the auto-update got caught in a do-loop and drained my battery completely is 5 or 6 hours. Now it keeps wanting to reconnect to wi-fi over and over.

jb
jb

how does galaxy s 3 sleep when u sleep

garza83r
garza83r

My battery life is great but my wont charge past 60%

jacob
jacob

Galaxy S3 battery will not last a whole day even on standby. It SUCKS! I’m returning the phone. Awesome phone but its useless when a full charged battery dies a few hours later. even if you dont use the phone, batt will die in one day. DONT BUY IT!

Goat
Goat

Got my S3 a week after it’s release and it is the best phone I have ever had, battery life is good, screen is perfect, can’t wait for jelly bean update

Brent Wong

s3 is amazing. battery is unreal. the hd screen is beautiful. I can’t wait to see the apple iphone 5 to see how it stacks up. Hope Apple does well though. I have to support my american company. But I am happy with my s3 and wont be tired of it for a while.

Dave B
Dave B

I got an s3 two days ago and I’m less then impressed with the battery life. I upgraded from a blackberry torch2/ 4G. The galaxy is am impressive phone no doubt,I can’t tell you how smooth the browsing is when it’s got service. I feel the torch had better signal strength which may be contributory to why I’m having battery trouble. Low signal supposedly makes the phone connect more frequently which uses more battery. But what ever the reason the framework or hardware its pretty much enough to make me want to return the phone. The blackberry had triple the… Read more »

Tony 79
Tony 79

I changed to the s3 after having a iphone 4s. It’s much better in that Samsung give you more freedom ie. Memory cards, removable battery and clearer screen. But apples appstore is better. And between the Two battery life is simliar, if you did not need to jailbreak iPhone’s for freedom I think I would be a fruit man.

jcwat
jcwat

Have had my GS3 since 7/22 from Verizon through Walmart, which had already been updated to 4.0.4 and therefore the issue of the OS misreading the battery level had been corrected. It’s an amazing phone, with tons of features , a great screen with amazing color saturation and contrast (i keep my screen at 40% all the time) and use Juice Defende and Power Saving mode too. Interestingly, it uses a slower rate of juice when being used than my previous phone so it has definitely been improved there, yet loses on standby /idle. It took me a while to… Read more »

harley
harley

When ur phone speak to you when u Get a message it is stuck on driving mode which is easy to turn off……

Balamurugan Murugan

Very worst battery life . I charged more than 3 times per day for my normal internet and games use

ricjy
ricjy

I just upgrade to the s3 for a few days, the battery is fine with me because I use the phone extensively, I love the phone in every corner, the screen is stunning and the powerful processor I never look back to an iPhone again.

galdre
galdre

This is a little weird, but I just got a Galaxy S3, and the battery life is beyond anything I’ve ever used before — way beyond the S2 I just retired, and actually beyond any of the “dumbphones” I used to have. Currently it’s been 54 hours since the last charge (15% left). Before that it lasted 40 hours between charges, and that includes several long (30-80 minute) phone calls. I don’t know if it’s the new battery, the phone, the mod I’m running, or some combination of the three, but I’m stoked.

G
G

Love my new Galaxy, sooo much better than my I-phone. One problemi have is that i can turn off the voice that tells me who my text is from. I only want the message tone. Any ideas anyone please ? Thanks.

Joy
Joy

it was the new s3 I got.

Joy
Joy

The battery life is crap.. I charged my battery only yesterday and the battery is already down to one bar… What am I doing wrong? i only got the the phone two days ago, apart from that it’s fab so far, sleek, so many gadgets, and I love the look of it.

iphone luver
iphone luver

I’ve had an iPhone for about 4 years and got conevinced into buying the s3. The only other biggest mistake I’ve made was marriage. Battery life? What life? How about physically having to go into settings to brighten my browser every time I open it. Or if the phone grits a couple of text msg’s at the same time it gets an automatic update it first locks up then shuts down. When you open text msg’s all t he phone numbers are there and slowly the names appear.the autocorrect makes me wanna smash the phone. It is by far the… Read more »

sunny
sunny

I used I phone for three years but recently I bought galaxy s3 . For me it’s impressive handset . It got lot of things which are much better than an I phone .
It’s bettery life is really good . I don’t have carry charger with me when I stay away for long hours .
Bigger screen and fast speed internet . Give you much better browsing and downloading experience .
It’s speakers are really good also camera .

Daz
Daz

It’s sold 20 million devices…not 100 million devices!!

thealiendad
thealiendad

I just recently changed from an iPhone 4 to the GS3 and it would be very hard to go back. There are some software tweaks that could improve android, e.g. Auto gps switch on/off by satnav program and magnifying bubble when selecting text. But in the main, the flexibility of screens especially widgets is leaving the iPhone standing. Finally although the image is small the picture in picture is brilliant!

Danny Dodge
Danny Dodge

Yeah battery isn’t what it could be and send to be due to the”cell” when I own the battery settings, constantly draining even when locked. Despite this it doesn’t have a terrible battery life just not as good as it should be.

Arturothechurro
Arturothechurro

I recently purchased my device, and have enjoyed every moment with it. although, the battery life on my phone is not great. I can go maybe 3/4 of the day without charging, but I believe that it is using far too much battery in standby mode. also, if I leave my phone fully charged and unplugged overnight– about 8 hours– I have lost up to 60% battery life. Is anyone else facing this issue?

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