::Sigh:: Fellow Droid enthusiasts. I for the longest time owned a Droid Charge, I loved it. It did everything I needed it to and more. I had the phone stock rooted and was able to over and underclock the processor, the phone just was great. After a while the phone would no longer charge, the batteries were a bit old, however the mechanism in the phone just would no longer take a charge (ironic right? charge,...not charging). So I decided it was time for a new phone. I found the Galaxy S3 for a great deal at Best Buy, which sort of surprised me. I got a lot of cool swag and the phone for a great price. This phone simply put is amazing, it is really better to ask what doesn't it do, then what it can do.
So I have my shiny new beautiful galaxy s3 and my "HD" shield and cool case, and I am loving it. Later that evening after I had let the battery wind down and let it charge up again, I decide to watch a movie. I go to my Samsung media hub and throw on "True Grit". As the screen darkens I see a black half moon blotch on my screen and think "OH CRAP" I squeezed it too hard getting the case on I have damaged the display. BUT! instead of freaking out, like an intelligent Droid enthusiast I do a little research to see if anyone else has had the same issue, it turns out they HAVE.
And that this issue is not a software but a hardware issue with the amoled display. I downloaded an app called amoled test from the play market. Basically what this app does is light up on screen different colors to test the quality of the display and you can flick to the next color with a finger swipe. As I did this to the black color, again this is done in a dark room, I see the half moon splotch clearly on my display and a bunch of other little black specs. I have to say I am thoroughly disappointed in Samsung, this is NOT ACCEPTABLE in a flagship Android phone. It is great in so many ways, but this is too annoying to ignore and needs to be fixed.
Since I have noticed that several people have had this same issue, i have taken to calling the problem the "Spottergate Scandal" in honor of the famous watergate debacle. Samsung you owe us brand new replacement devices, and you need to check your batch of phones and fix this immediately. WE ALL WANT this phone to be way better than the crApple iphone, so let's fix this and move forward yes?